Stacey Dash was trotted out yesterday and all but told to reiterate her “Democrats are like slave owners” smear. Sure enough, she delivered her line.
You may recall that a few months ago, Dash accused Democrats of having a “plantation mentality” in what sounded like a pre-determined soundbite on the Hannity show. Yesterday, Outnumbered co-host Harris Faulkner set up Dash for a sequel.
The occasion was Outnumbered's discussion of a census study that found 65% of kids live in households receive some form of government aid. Faulkner said, "Stacey, I know you have some strong thoughts on this one."
In an angry voice, Dash said, "This is the Democratic party's new version of slavery to me. I am a believer in the American dream, but as long as you are told where you have to live, what you have to eat, what you have to wear, where you have to go to school, you will never know the true meaning of freedom of expression, and the power and value of self achievement. You will never know what that is."
Harris somewhat challenged Dash, “just to play Devil's advocate.” Faulkner asked, "What would you say to somebody who would argue, 'But so many of those children might be needing these programs and so you would be leaving them behind if you didn't shore them up?'"
Dash answered, "Then you educate them, you support them, and you give them a certain amount of time, you don't just keep giving it to them."
Faulkner replied with a thoughtful, "Hmmmm."
Dash later responded to co-host Melissa Francis' anecdote about a woman she once met who wanted to have another child because she'd receive more welfare. "Instead of giving you incentives to work, instead of giving you incentives to get a good education," Dash sniped.
Dash didn't say specifically how people should be “supported” or get those “incentives” for a good education. Nobody asked, either.
Watch it below, from yesterday's Outnumbered, via Media Matters.