By the time you read this, she’ll be gone gone gone.
[Orange County, CA] GOP official Marilyn Davenport is coming under fire for sending other Republican officials an email depicting President Obama as a chimpanzee, in the arms of chimpanzee “parents,” claiming, “Now you know why– no birth certificate! [sic].” Davenport is sticking to her guns, blaming the media for making too much of a fuss.
California Republican chairman Michael Schroder…correctly posited: “no average person would send this out and feel comfortable with this, that this was just a joke.” Then again, Schroder also notes Davenport doesn’t come into this embarrassment with a clean slate– among the people in Orange County Republican politics she has defended are an official who sent an email with an illustration of the White House covered in watermelons and an official who opposed the installation of grass near beaches on the point that “grass attracts Mexicans.”
Nonetheless, Davenport said off-camera that she considered the email merely a “joke” and was confused as to why the media had blown the issue way out of proportion. — Mediaite
Let’s begin with some very basic premises. Is there anybody out there that doesn’t find this little stunt blatantly racist? No, I didn’t think so, and yet, here’s Ms. Davenport — ‘Pub official and Teabagger activist — defending her antics:
“Oh, come on! Everybody who knows me knows that I am not a racist. It was a joke. I have friends who are black! Besides, I only sent it to a few people – mostly people I didn’t think would be upset by it.” — myAuburn
See, she has friends who are Black. So she can’t be a racist. She has friends. Black ‘uns. See?
I accept that there are people in this world who simply don’t get, won’t get it, and never will. What troubles me is how so many members of the Clan of the Clueless manage to worm their way into positions of power and influence — suggesting , of course, that their numbers are ‘way larger than I’m comfortable with.
With regard to BHO and his wingnut opposition, it’s always been about race. All the crap about socialism, the birth certificate, his Muslim father, Rev. Wright, etc. — strip that shit off and bare the race-hatred that gives it air to breathe and legs to run. It was obvious from the outset and it’s obvious now. Spare us the pious denials.
There are plenty of reasons to dislike the president and oppose his policies. You don’t need to search too hard — ask any ‘Crat! But the unique cowardice and loathsome approach favored by wingnuts like this exposes clearly their true motivation behind their steadfast resistance to Everything Obama: they’re simply not ready to accept a Black man as their leader, for the unavoidable, inconvenient fact that He Is Black.
And they never will.