OC Weekly Exposes Local Tea Party/GOP Racist Marilyn Davenport


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R. Scott Moxley of the OC Weekly obtained, by a mensch of a dime dropper, an email sent by local Tea Partier and GOP central committee member Marilyn Davenport with an image depicting President Barack Obama as an ape! The accompanying text read, “Now you know why no birth certificate” adding a dash of “birther” stupidity into the mix.

You would think that after a White House watermelon patch photoshop image was sent by disgraced former Mayor of Los Alamitos Dean Grose in 2009 resulting in a similar media frenzy, these folks would learn to at least keep their racism in the closet a little bit better than this! Perhaps Davenport herself superimposed the image of Obama’s face on a baby ape in a family photo or maybe somebody sent it to her. Either way, the sight must have made her so giddy that the thought of forwarding it along not being such a good idea failed to cross her mind. Ah! the unevolved!

Davenport, rather than digesting what it means to be exposed publicly in this manner, actually spoke to the Weekly and offered the following defense adding more fuel to the fire: “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.” Apparently, brazen racism is not racist so long as A) It’s a joke (haha – forgot to laugh?) B) You have black friends! (Yes, she did say that) and C) You send it to people who wouldn’t be upset by it (translation: people as racist as you!)

In the Weekly’s exclusive, OC GOP boss man Scott Baugh responded to the news by calling the email racist and suggested that Davenport, a Fullerton-based activist, step down. We will see what transpires in the coming days. Either way, it’s been a tough 2011 for the OC GOP on the public image front. Davenport’s email comes on the heels of the controversy sparked by Villa Park Republican Councilwoman Deborah Pauly’s infamous speech in Yorba Linda outside a ICNA fundraiser. At the very least, send these folks an ethnic studies 101 course! They need it…desperately!

Lastly, to Davenport’s purported black friends…if you do exist, I end this post by dedicating the following song to you by the Specials! Take the lyrics deep to heart!

 


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