Stacey Dash, the misguided actress-turned-Republican-mouthpiece, is a complete embarrassment. She has no original arguments; she often appears to be intellectually underserved; she’s clueless.
A commentator for the conservative Fox News Network, Dash has been suspended by the network for using profanity on-air to criticize President Barack Obama about his strategy to fight terrorists who may plan to attack the United States.
Her comments came after Obama spoke to the nation about terrorism from the Oval Office last Sunday.
The president, Dash said, “didn’t give a sh–” about his speech.
Her remarks were totally unprofessional and once again showed that Dash is a crass, uninformed communicator.
“It’s ridiculous. His speech was an epic fail,” Dash said. “It was like when you have to go to dinner with your parents, but you have a party to go to afterwards, that’s what it felt like.”
“He was just trying to get thorough it because he wanted to go to this event afterwords,” she said. “I did not feel any better. I didn’t feel any passion from him. Like you said. I felt like he could give a shit. Excuse me. Like he could care less. He could care less. And here we have 14 people dead. Today is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. His speech should have had a lot more passion.”
It’s fair to have a reasonable disagreement with Obama over policies. The president can’t please everyone. But what bothers me is when people like Dash, an actress who is not known for her political astuteness, uses profanity to scold Obama, which disrespects the president, the office, and totally diminishes her argument.
I’m not suggesting that Dash should agree with Obama because she is Black. But I am saying she should respect America’s commander-in-chief and the nation’s first Black president.
He deserves the respect.
Dash is claiming to know what Obama was thinking but does she truly believe that Obama didn’t care about his speech? That’s absurd. As a father of two daughters and a husband, Obama understands the importance – and passion – for protecting American families against terrorists.
Fox suspended Dash immediately and it was the right call.