Monday, April 18, 2011

What More Evidence Do You Need?

The New York Daily News reports that:

"A California Republican party official who sent out an e-mail of President Obama's face super-imposed onto a chimp says she's sorry, but insists she wasn't trying to be racist."

"Marilyn Davenport, an elected member of the Orange County Republican central committee, sent the e-mail on Friday. The "family photo" features the commander-in-chief as a baby chimpanzee with two chimp parents...."

"The Tea Party activist then offered up a half-hearted apology."

"I'm sorry if my email offended anyone," she wrote, according to the OC Weekly. "I simply found it amusing regarding the character of Obama..."

Davenport wrote she hadn't considered that Obama is "half black."

"In fact, the thought never entered my mind until one or two other people tried to make this about race," she wrote.

"The GOP committeewoman then blamed the "media" for trying to make a big deal out of the racist e-mail, insisting that the "average person knows and agrees is much ado about nothing."

"Amusing"? Really?  Ms. Davenport's racist email is not just an attack on the President.  It is an attack on all African Americans. Essentially, her email depicts black people as subhuman and animal like. 

What more evidence do you need? Clearly, there are racist elements in the Tea Party Movement.  Ms. Davenport and other Republicans who harbor such racist views should be removed from power!  Instead defending the Tea Party, Black Republicans need to stand up and condemn this nonsense. 

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