Now you know why!!! No Birth Certificate!
This har-har graphic, captioned as you see above, was circulated to other Klanservatives by that Yuk-Yuk Jonestowner from Orange County, California, Marilyn Davenport.
And, predictably, Marilyn just can’t understand what all the hubbub is.
Of course you can’t, Marilyn. Of course you can’t.
Orange County might be a beautiful oceanfront locale, but it’s also home to Holocaust deniers, vicious anti-gay bigots and freakish big-haired televangelists.Here, one of our Republican politicians welcomed the inauguration of the first African American U.S. president in early 2009 by sending out an email that depicted a watermelon field in front of the White House.That incident drew embarrassing international attention, but now another Orange County Republican has apparently topped the watermelon imagery with another racist attack on President Barack Obama.
The Weekly has obtained a copy of an email sent to fellow conservatives this week by Marilyn Davenport, a Southern California Tea Party activist and member of the central committee of the Orange County Republican Party.Under the words, “Now you know why no birth certificate,” there’s an Obama family portrait showing them as apes.
(Donald Trump must be elated to finally have an explanation about Obama’s true birth circumstances.)Reached by telephone and asked if she thought the email was appropriate, Davenport said, “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.”The image did upset several local Republicans.“It’s unbelievable,” one high-ranking OC GOP official told me. “It’s much more racist than the watermelon email. I can’t believe it was sent out. I’m not an Obama fan but how stupid do you have to be to do this?”
Another GOP official, who also asked not to be identified, said that Davenport is “a really, really sweet old lady so I am surprised to hear about this.”Scott Baugh, chairman of the OC Republican Party, told Davenport that the email was tasteless, Davenport–a Fullerton-based political activist–admitted to me during the telephone interview.“You’re not going to make a big deal about this are you?” she asked me. “It’s just an Internet joke.”But Baugh believes the email is a big deal.“When I saw that email today I thought it was despicable,” Baugh said. “It is dripping with racism and it does not promote the type of message Orange County Republicans want to deliver to the public. I think she should consider stepping down as an elected official.”Michael J. Schroeder, an Orange County resident and former chairman of the California Republican Party, also said he was disgusted.
“This is a three strikes situation for Marilyn Davenport,” Schroeder said. “She was a passionate defender of former Newport Beach City Councilman Dick Nichols, who stated that he was voting against putting in more grass at Corona del Mar’s beach because, he said, there were already ‘too many Mexicans on the beach.’ She was also on the wrong side of the fence with the Los Alamitos mayor and his White House watermelon patch picture. Now, she has managed to top both of those incidents by comparing African Americans to monkeys. She has disgraced herself and needs to resign. If she doesn’t, the Republican Party must remove her.”
But Davenport does not appear ready to concede she has made a mistake. After this story was published, she sent another email to fellow California conservative activists. It demanded to know the identity of “the coward” who supplied me with a copy of her offensive email.
Ah, the old witch took a page right out of the Mama Grifter playbook. She got caught wrong, so it’s all the damn MEDIA’S fault!
And the line I highlighted in red above-tell me, have you ever heard a racist NOT make that particular claim! Even ONE! Down where I come from, the Bubbas explained it thus: “Well. you know there’s some good coloreds, and then there’s n_____s. I don’t have a problem with the coloreds. But those n_____s! That’s different!”
I have serious policy differences with the President. A lot of us do. But how on Earth can we even think of trying to talk to people like Marilyn Davenport? She, and the rest of her Jonestown Klanbagger brethren, are simply unable to get past the President’s skin color.
Not that it ever enters their mind. Of course.
Oh, and in case you’ve forgotten about the last yuk-yuk Klanservative email that Marilyn thought was so funny, I’ll give you a reminder. I’m just certain she wasn’t thinking of his color THEN, either. We looked at it back in February of 2009.