SMH… This doesn’t really surprise us either. But that doesn’t mean we’re not pissed about it.
Orange County Republican Party central committee member Marilyn Davenport, who is also a “Tea Party activist” emailed the above image, accompanied by the caption “Now you know why no birth certificate,” to several fellow conservatives. Prominent Orange County Republicans, including the party’s current chair Scott Baugh, have denounced the email in no uncertain terms—Baugh called it “despicable” and “dripping with racism”—but Davenport says she won’t resign. And also that she has “friends who are black.” And also that there is a “double standard” about President Obama.
Anyway, guess what? Back in 2009 Davenport defended Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose, the Republican who sent the infamous image of the White House with a watermelon patch.
Here is the statement Davenport sent after receiving numerous complaints about the email:
“I’m sorry if my email offended anyone. I simply found it amusing regarding the character of Obama and all the questions surrounding his origin of birth. In no way did I even consider the fact he’s half black when I sent out the email. In fact, the thought never entered my mind until one or two other people tried to make this about race. We all know a double standard applies regarding this president. I received plenty of emails about George Bush that I didn’t particularly like yet there was no ‘cry’ in the media about them. One only has to go to Youtube or Google Images to see a plethora or lampooning videos and pictures of Obama, Bush and other politicians. That being said, I will NOT resign my central committee position over this matter that the average person knows and agrees is much to do about nothing. Again, for those select few who might be truly offended by viewing a copy of an email I sent to a select list of friends and acquaintances, unlike the liberal left when they do the same, I offer my sincere apologies to you–the email was not meant for you. For any of my friends or acquaintances who were the recipients of my email and were truly offended, please call me so I may offer a sincere verbal apology to you.
We have three words for this beyatch… HO. SIT. DOWN.