*To Stacey Dash: LisaRaye sees your Paul Ryan pic and raises it with the above photo, which shows the actress sitting on a teacher’s desk inside a classroom with a portrait of President Obama and an American flag painted on her back.
“I got Obama’s back,” the photo reads multiple times on the whiteboard.
The pic hit the web after former “Single Ladies” star Dash tweeted a photo of herself with GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
LisaRaye’s official reason for the photo shoot: “I don’t think people seem as excited about this presidential campaign as they were four years ago,” she told Celebuzz. “For this campaign, I just wanted something that would make an impact. I wanted to say why I’m behind President Obama in this election, and I want to encourage everyone to vote. I have Obama’s back, and I want everyone to have Obama’s back.”
*Perhaps by now it’s obvious that Stacey Dash is totally riding out this whole Mitt Romney thing; since her relevance in the industry has completely dropped. No offense, but after being dropped from “Single Ladies,” the girl kind of dropped off the radar for the most part.
But when she flaunted her support for the Republican presidential candidate, she was on top again, as far as getting attention. So as she rides the wave, the 46-year-old actress, best known for her role on tiny bop flick, “Clueless,” posted a picture of herself and VP candidate Paul Ryan, and also blogged about her choice.
“I believe that Governor Mitt Romney believes in the American people. That we can be self evident, that we are capable of achieving the American dream. That there is enough for everyone,” she said in the short post, titled “I Believe 2012.”
“Governor Romney is the best choice to be our next President. He has achieved the American dream, he knows how to lead us, the American people, to realize our potential,” she continued. “Yes, it is true, he is rich. So what better person to lead us to economic prosperity than someone who has attained it.”
Stacey actually voted for President Barack Obama the first time around, but like several other Americans, have grown weary of America’s status.
She told Piers Morgan not too long ago that when the public turned on her, she was “shocked and saddened.”
Joe Biden went in on Ryan with numerous interruptions and contradictions of most of Paul Ryan’s statements. The moderator Martha Raddatz was a bit more aggressive than Jim Lehrer and handled the debate and kept them in focus and on point.
Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan
*The debate between the two Vice Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan for the upcoming general election on Nov. 6 is now history.
It’s now the morning after and the consensus appears to be – especially among Democrats and supporters – that Vice President Joe Biden bested Paul Ryan in the head to head political matchup.
Biden did everything President Obama didn’t do in his match up with challenger Mitt Romey. Even the president liked what he saw.
“I’m going to make a special point of saying that I thought Joe Biden was terrific tonight,” President Obama told reporters after stepping off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, on his way back to the White House after a day of campaigning in Florida.
Overall, as CNN reports, it was a combative debate Thursday evening between Vice President Biden and Republican challenger Ryan came down to the issue of trust.
The running mates to President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in next month’s presidential election each challenged the other’s facts and claims in the 90-minute nationally televised debate that was their only showdown of the campaign.
Ryan repeatedly criticized the Obama administration as taking the nation in the wrong direction by hindering economic recovery and weakening its influence around the world.
“We’re heading in the wrong direction,” Ryan said of the administration’s economic polices. “This is not what a real recovery looks like.”
He also repeated several times, in reference to the recent terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya and other anti-American protests, that “what we are watching on our TV screens is the unraveling of the Obama foreign policy.”
Biden called several of Ryan’s remarks “malarkey” and challenged Americans to trust their common sense when judging proposals by the Republican challengers.
The tax and entitlement reforms proposed by Romney and Ryan would harm the middle class and favor the wealthy, Biden said in seeking to depict Republicans as protectors of the privileged.
“You think these guys are going to go out there and cut those loopholes?” Biden asked about unspecified moves by Romney and Ryan to balance tax cuts they promise.
On the topic of reforming the Medicare program for senior citizens, which Romney and Ryan seek to partially privatize, Biden referred to a Ryan proposal to provide partial government payment for seniors in the future to buy private health care.
“Folks, use your common sense. Who do you trust on this?” Biden said, saying Ryan’s plan would increase Medicare costs to recipients by $6,000 a year. Ryan disputed the claim, which was based on a proposal that he has since altered.
The debate before the November 6 election pitted Biden, 69, and his almost four decades of experience in national politics against the 42-year-old Ryan, a 14-year congressional veteran who rose to the chairmanship of the powerful House Budget Committee.
Despite Biden’s more extensive experience, CNN polling showed 55% of respondents expected Ryan to win the debate, and both campaigns tried to downplay expectations for their candidate ahead of time.
Privately, senior Democrats told CNN they believed a strong showing by Biden could help the Democratic ticket, but wouldn’t be enough to erase problems created by Obama’s lackluster performance at last week’s first of three presidential debates.
Obama and Romney will square off again on October 16 in New York and October 22 in Florida.
It turns out that Paul Ryan’s black ex-girlie in college, Deneeta D. Pope, was indicted by the Feds back in 1999 and spent months in prison for committing wire fraud.
Oh really? Yes, Really.
Pope was indicted by a Grand Jury in November 1999 for allegedly swindling her former employer — Ernst & Young — out of $77,000.
Pope pled guilty in 2001 to stealing a lesser amount, but admitted she inflated expense reports, fabricated receipts and turned in phony invoices. She then used a wire transfer to move the money from a bank in Delaware to a different account in Chicago.
Pope created the scam by claiming she attended an educational course for work. Turns out … the course didn’t even exist.
Pope served 5 months in Federal Prison.
For the record, Ryan dated Pope approximately 10 years before she was indicted. They met at Miami University of Ohio in the early 90s.