Actress and Oscars 2016 human prop joke Stacey Dash has announced that she is no longer running for Congress. James Woods wept upon his $13.99 Dionne from Clueless quote print, as CNN read her official “withdrawal from the Congressional race” e-mail. Ms. Dash quit in an e-mail because press conferences can sometimes be expensive. If it’s a non-story like this one, you have to be able to afford a podium and chairs and everything.
“After much prayer, introspection and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my candidacy for California’s 44th Congressional District,” Dash said in an email statement to CNN.
Stacey, a former Fox News talking head who former Fox News head Roger Ailes once reportedly referred to as “the black girl,” gave several reasons as to why she’s withdrawing from politics. One of them is her dismay over the “overall bitterness surrounding our political process.” Who would have thought that you could ever share a feeling with crazy-ass Stacey Dash? I’m bitter about our political process, too, Stace!
“At this point, I believe that the overall bitterness surrounding our political process, participating in the rigors of campaigning, and holding elected office would be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of my family. I would never want to betray the personal and spiritual principles I believe in most: that my God and my family come first.”
The 44th Congressional District includes Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach, and has been traditionally repped by a Democrat. Hillary Clinton won it by 83% during 2016’s presidential race. So Republican Stacey probably realized that she had an uphill battle. On ice skates.
In recent years, the actress has become known more for her outspoken conservative political views than anything involving film or television acting. Ms. Dash was previously employed by Fox News, seemingly to say outrageous things supporting rich white men that were designed to irritate her fellow people of color. The network chose not to renew her contract in September of 2016.
Stacey previously said that she was compelled by “God” to clothe herself in the belief that people might actually vote her into Congress. Then again, “President Trump” is a reality…
“I live in my district and I realized this is home to me, this is where people need the most change to occur,” she said. “I’m going to fight for that change. It’s a labor of love for me. Why I decided to do it now? God. That’s why. It’s perfect timing. We need to keep the House.”
So God told Stacey Dash to run for Congress, but she ultimately decided continuing the campaign would be a betrayal against him and quit? This sounds like a modern-day Biblical lesson whose third act remains to be seen. Will the Bible ever have a remastered edition? Corinthians 675:23 — “For Stacey Dash shall run for Congress and lose by an embarrassing landslide to caution my flock against being attention whoring dumbasses!”