April 18, 2011
According to The New York Daily News, a California Republican party official who sent out an e-mail of President Obama's face super-imposed onto a chimp says she's sorry, but insists she wasn't trying to be racist.
Can someone please tell me where in this image would you have not though otherwise? This email screams "NIGGER, NIGGER, NIGGER, NIGGER". Not only is Marilyn Davenport a racist but, she has the mind of a pea. Below is the original article posted by the New York Daily News.
Marilyn Davenport, an elected member of the Orange County Republican central committee, sent the e-mail on Friday. The "family photo" features the commander-in-chief as a baby chimpanzee with two chimp parents.
Along with the offensive image was the tagline "Now you know why -- No birth certificate."
The supposed gag refers to the belief by so-called "birthers," who insist - even after the White House released a digitally scanned image of his Hawaii birth certificate in 2008 - that Obama wasn't born in the U.S. and is ineligible to be president.
Davenport admitted to passing it around to her "friends and acquaintances," reported the Orange County Weekly.
The Tea Party activist then offered up a half-hearted apology.
"I'm sorry if my email offended anyone," she wrote, according to the OC Weekly. "I simply found it amusing regarding the character of Obama and all the questions surrounding his origin of birth."
Davenport wrote she hadn't considered that Obama is "half black."
"In fact, the thought never entered my mind until one or two other people tried to make this about race," she wrote.
The GOP committeewoman then blamed the "media" for trying to make a big deal out of the racist e-mail, insisting that the "average person knows and agrees is much ado about nothing."
Now here is the part that makes me chalk it up to Marilyn Davenport being an idiot.
Davenport has since sought to hunt down the "cowardly" person who leaked the e-mail, said Republican Party of Orange County chairman Scott Baugh, who was one of the original people who received the "highly inappropriate" Obama e-mail.
Not only did she prove there are a lot of racist in government. But, she proved that you in order to be part of The Tea Pary, you have to be an idiot. Actually, you have to be an ass to think like an ass.