Stacey Dash, Mitt Romney

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Stacey Dash isn't saying "whatever" now that her pick for president Mitt Romney has been defeated by Barack Obama.

In fact, the Clueless actress wrote a very lengthy letter (obtained by TMZ) about partisan bickering, racism and why she endorsed the Republican candidate.

Albeit, refreshingly, not by way of bashing the newly reelected president, as she admited that she'd voted for the Democrat in 2008. "He's brilliant, understated, ethical, a great husband and father," she wrote. "President Obama will always be remembered as one of the greatest leaders this United States of America has ever known."

"People get it wrong," she added. "My vote for Romney isn't a vote against Obama."

The 46-year-old Single Ladies and fiscal conservative star wrote she "was insulted with the idea that Obama was only elected because he was black, that people of color wanted one of their own, regardless of what sort of leader he would make." She went on to outline her hopes for a more inclusive GOP, welfare reform and an end to gridlock.

"Perhaps I publically endorsed Romney from a slightly naive place, thinking that I could speak my voice without being criticized in such racially charged and hateful tones," she said.

But even as her presidential pick was defeated, the actress stressed her desire for bipartisanship and unity.

Dash wrote: "Although I am disappointed that Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan did not win. I am hopeful that President Obama will lead us to becoming the great UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that thrives."

Nothing clueless about that. 

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