Black Public Scholars

April 18, 2011

Obama as a Chimp? Oh Really?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Staff @ 2:50 pm


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World 

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the Republican Party does it again. Orange County Republican Committee member Marilyn Davenport is in hot water after distributing an email that features President Obama as the child of a family of chimpanzees.  In the email, which was widely-distributed, the long-standing committee member sent out the picture with the caption, “Now you know why – No birth certificate!”

County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh has called for Davenport’s resignation, saying that the picture was "dripping with racism and is in very poor taste." He also referred the matter to the GOP Ethics Committee.  But in spite of the backlash from many of her fellow Republicans, there are some in the leadership who are standing firm with Davenport.

Ms. Davenport, however, seems to think that the email has nothing to do with racism.  She described the email as a “joke” and wanted to find out who leaked the email, writing “Anyone brave enough to come forward?”  She also had this to say when contacted by reporters:

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  1. If you’re surprised that this is what the Republicans and the teabaggers really think, you’ve been on the plantation too long. More importantly, why should we even care? If you know that these people are your mortal enemies, why would you even give them the time of day? You oppose them at every turn, you confront them at every opportunity, and you make sure your voice is as loud as theirs, because make no mistake about it–their mission is to destroy you.

    Comment by Madmax — April 18, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

  2. This is outrageous as so many things are when published or stated by Republicans. Some of the comments and actions of individuals such as these are representative of treason and they should be dealt with accordingly.

    Comment by — April 27, 2011 @ 9:43 am

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