We periodically point out the most obvious person in the news who exhibits the sense of self-loathing that we lovingly call "tomming." By definition an Uncle Tom is: a black who is overeager to win the approval of whites (as by obsequious behavior or uncritical acceptance of white values and goals) - meanspirited? Maybe, but we think of it as our brand of tough love.
This Week’s Moment of Tom-foolery
This edition of Tom-foolery is presented with a heavy heart and much trepidation.
Yep, after a bunch of thought, we had to call out gorgeous actress Stacey Dash for her recent transgression and endorsement of a GOP ticket that not only has policy views that oppose women and African-Americans, but also the unemployed – as the stunning Ms. Dash has been jobless for quite some time.
Now we’re not upset that Dash is a conservative as much as her wishy-washy choice to openly back the Mitt-ster after just as openly backing his polar opposite – President Barack Obama in 2008.
Dash, who’s best known for co-starring alongside Alicia Silverstone in the 1995 movie Clueless, seemed to reprise her role as the bourgeois “Dionne,” this week when she tweeted her support for the Romney/Ryan ticket.
“Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future,” Dash tweeted on October 7, just hours after Romney was hailed the winner in the first Presidential debate.
The confounding Tweet has infuriated a nation of Obama supporters and Black folks, who have all but threatened her person since throwing her support behind Mr. 1 percent – Mitt Romney over the nation’s first African-American president.
So when did she start tomming?
Dash said she got all conservative back on September 9th when she saw the Romney’s on Meet The Press. She said the wealthy sect – “spoke to me, and they seemed authentic and genuine to me,” when asked about a week ago by Piers Morgan.
That’s some bull-ish Geraldo!
The Romney-bot 2012 and his wife spoke to her?
Maybe they told her one day she’d be granted her freedom – or something?
I’m so confused or maybe I just feel sick.
Do you remember the feeling of repulsion Eddie Murphy conveyed in Harlem Nights when he learned his love interest Jasmine Guy was also the love interest of Paul Sorvino?
Yeah, that’s how I felt when I found out Dash had left the Obama camp for ubber-rich world of Mitt Romney and crew.
Then things got even more self-loathy when Dash justified her selection by paraphrasing Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I chose him not due to the color of his skin, but for the content of his character.”
Fickle Frannie was besieged by angry tweeters and has been telling any and every one about the shocking backlash she’s experienced since her Twitter announcement.
Unfortunately she’s fielded everything from death threats to a request for a racial trade since she declarations her love for Right. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the come hither picture she took in the red, Baywatch bathing suit.
She was even personally contacted by by Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, who personally thanked her for her support. No, seriously, he actually called her. I wonder if he mentioned that he used to have a thing for sistah’s back in the day?
Either way – your choice speaks in volumes about how far up your posterior your head must reside.
So, in a word, the poster child for the shallowness finally showed her true colors.
Who could better convey the allegiance to flash over substance than a mental giant who would have her opinion swayed by a healthy presentation of lies and bravado. Next you’ll tell me Lindsay Lohan is supporting the ultra-right.
It’s only the future of our country we’re talking about – of course the idiot that would back the folks who champion the rich and piss on the poor would make sense to your character, but evidently to you as well.
So here’s to you Stacey- you’ve won the Boom Bap Radio second award for Tom-foolery, now why don’t you go drain the rheumatism out of some wealthy guy’s feet or something.
I guess you really can’t trust a big butt and a smile.