Orange County, California conservatives have taken time off from yelling slurs at Muslim children attending a charity event to return to some good old-fashioned black-president racism. And really, that’s what they do best: In 2009, they gained notoriety when a Republican mayor e-mailed around an illustration of a watermelon patch at the White House. Now, under the explanation “Now you know why no birth certificate,” an image of Obama’s face on a baby chimpanzee is being passed around. “It’s much more racist than the watermelon email,” a county party official said. So they’re getting better at this racism thing, is what he’s saying.
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.”
Haha, black people are monkeys! This is how jokes work! But everybody loves cute monkeys, so it’s not racist.
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.”
I guess we know why this Schroeder guy is a former party chair. Couldn’t cut it with the racism, so now he’s whining like a sore loser.
By the way, it’s noted that Orly Taitz lives in Orange County. No wonder that place is so wealthy! That’s where all the geniuses live! [OC Weekly]