Marilyn Davenport, a Tea Party activist and member of the Orange County Republican Party's central committee, sent an email to her fellow TeaParty Republicans depicting President Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees. In the body of the email: "Now you know why — No birth certificate!" Davenport responded "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." I'm always curious why racists, when outed, always respond this way "....some of my best friends are..." After this story was published, she sent another email to fellow California Republican Teapartiers. In it, she demanded to know the identity of “the coward” who supplied [The OC Weekly] with a copy of her offensive email.
Meanwhile, countless commenters are commenting, "Next time you Repubs want to know why “the blacks” vote Democratic – THIS IS WHY!!! Thanks for showing yourself for who and what you are."
Now that Davenport has been outed for the racist she is, numerous Republicans are backpeddling away from her. Former chairman of the California Republican Party Michael Schroeder says this email is Davenport's third strike. He is calling for her resignation, citing two previous incidents in which Davenport defended the racist actions of two fellow Orange County conservatives.
1. During President Obama's inauguration, when Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose forwarded an email depicting a watermelon patch on the White House lawn to several people. According to Schroeder, Davenport defended Grose amidst calls for his resignation.
2. Davenport defended Newport Councilman Richard Nichols when he opposed installing grassy areas at a beach. His reason, according to the L.A. Times: "with grass we usually get Mexicans coming in there early in the morning and they claim it as theirs, and it becomes their personal, private grounds all day."
-- Looks Like O.C. Republicans are equal opportunity HATERS!
They Hate the President! They hate Blacks! and they HATE Latinos!
But at least now they have clearly OUTED THEMSELVES for their TRUE Motivation for Birtherism!
Pure, Raw, Unadulterated HATRED towards Minorities, including our President!