Protest Held At Home Of GOP Sender Of Offensive Email


FULLERTON (AP) —A coalition of African American groups are calling on a prominent Orange County Republican to resign over an email she sent depicting President Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees.

The Orange County Register reports that about 25 people gathered Saturday outside the home of Marilyn Davenport, a member of the county’s Republican central committee.

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The 74-year-old has said she had no racist intention when she sent the email of Obama’s face superimposed on a chimp’s with the tagline “Now you know why no birth certificate.”

The chair of Orange County’s GOP has called for Davenport to resign but said a recall isn’t feasible because of the expense.

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  1. Average Joe says:

    Wonder if they had a problem with it when GWB was depicted as a monkey? Guess they never saw those emails. Selective outrage, so typical. Hypocrites!

    1. Gordon Parkhurst says:

      The difference is that monkeys and apes have historically been used as racist depictions of blacks- do some research

      1. Saber 1 says:

        I see a striking resemblance, don’t you? The trees are planted closer together, it’s called rapid transit.

  2. Black Guerilla Panther says:

    Can we get her address?

    1. Sean says:

      You idiotic womb reject… That is why people like you remain at the bottom… Double standard and too stupid to comprehend literate common sense and logic.. Hypocritical and dysfunctional like your pres. Oh, I’m sorry is he black?? That is not my reason for knowing his inabilities…

    2. Gordon Parkhurst says:

      I have her address and phone number if anyone wants it

  3. shari says:

    Ok. That’s just funny. And we need to just give up on the birth cert. We all know he’s not from here and they arent going to do a thing about it. Look what happens when we even ask. (Ya could have used a better pic. but still…the question is ignored is all im saying) I know i’m stuck with him. Might even get him agian. People dont care. If the gov. doesnt want the rules to apply then they wont and the media wont help us. If they wanted to help it would have been front line news every day until this was resolved. Instead they’ve made a joke of it and turned it into a mess no one wants to be involved in. Maybe thats why extreems measures were taken to get this little attention she got over this….??

    1. cerr says:

      You sound like a typical Birther. The RNC thoroughly investigated Obama prior to his election, and found nothing. You braindead bigoted Birthers have nothing else.

  4. drozone69 says:

    Wow,Africans are so prejudice.What about all the actuall real crimes against white americans by these north american ground apes?The murdering and rape and killing of a young Missouri couple who were carjacked and set ablaze after all of the vicious racially motivated attack?Oh yeah forgot about this nation smedia double standard.Those 4 men are in obscurity to bad we dont have an Al sharpton or Jesse jackson Type figure to holler and scream all over every media outlet.Also this nation teaches the Darwin theory of evolution.So in that regard,Obamas father is from Africa,chimpanzees are from Africa,so there could be a scientific link between the two.That is pure unadalterated science speaking there.

  5. cerr says:

    @drozone69 How about the “Groundapes” who killed, mutilated, and burned the young man in Florida? Or do you not acknowledge that incident, wrong color? Bigotry is alive and well.

    1. Average Joe says:

      But if you believe what the mainstream media feeds us bigotry is ONLY alive and well in the White community. Odd don’t you think, or do you believe that as well?

    2. the silent majority says:

      you’re right, racism is alive and well everywhere……and this email is a current example of it. however, racists, such as yourself and drozone, always point to something else instead dealing with the matter at hand (i.e. the email).

  6. Average Joe says:

    The email was funnier than @&%$!. So were the ones with GWB. Anyone with a sense of humor would think so. The R word is used so loosely these days it’s hard to take them serious. It’s a tool for intimidation, that’s how they silence dissent, and it’s how Al and Jesse make a living. The email was funny.

    1. the silent majority says:

      you don’t know that you don’t know………..and the R word is brought up when R is happening……like in the email……but i believe that you honestly don’t get it

      1. Average Joe says:

        Holy cow I’m a racist and I don’t know it! Exactly what I’m talking about thanks for proving my point.

  7. Positive Thinking is a Dying Art says:

    MOVE ON people..good grief. It’s 2011 and this is our mentality and where we put our time & effort? Of which..I have no more time to address this story…over and out.

  8. HooDatIS? says:

    CODE TEN MAN DOWN….MARILYN U SUCK I HOPE SHE/HE ( u never know these days Marilyn might been born Michael) RETIRE BECAUSE U SMELL LIKE OLD NEWS
    so TIRED OF DUMB AMERICANS ITS 2011 NO ONE TOLERATES OFFENSIVE AND OPPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, NOT EVEN YO APE LOOKING MAMA MARILYN, GOP SUCKS EGGS
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/changing-faces-the-worlds-first-black-woman-president/

  9. the silent majority says:

    the lady is old enough to know that depicting people of color as monkeys is racist. her comment about the birth certificate distinguishes it from the Bush photo. anyone who thinks Obama should show his birth certificate is a racist, and doesn’t realize it……then again, some in the birth movement do know they are racist and proud of it.

    1. Average Joe says:

      Being Republican she should have known better. Republicans are held to a higher standard than Democrats. It’s like affirmative action for politics. The email was funny, not racist.

  10. the silent majority says:

    it’s sad that some people can laugh at that email and are completely oblivious to the fact that it’s racist…….the truth is, if those laughing could see the same photo through African American eyes then they would say “OOOHHH, now I get it”…..unfortunately, anything short of that won’t work and they’ll remain ignorant to the reality of this racist photo.

    1. Average Joe says:

      We’ve become a culture of hyper-sensitive wimps. Grow thicker skin. The email was funny, not racist. Grow up!

      1. the silent majority says:

        it is racist. you don’t get it. pointing out racism when you see it isn’t being hyer-sensitive, unless you expect people to ignore racsim when they see it, which would actually be an example of being a wimp. when you see stuff wrong, you aren’t supposed to be a coward and shy away from it, like you suggest (and probably do). you’re supposed to challenge it and point it out. i feel sorry for you that you think the email is funny.

  11. ginny says:

    Oh please, someone sent me the same e-mail 2 years ago and I deleted it because I thought it was in poor taste. But, these people are out of control with their overreaction. There have been the same type of tasteless things sent out about almost every politician in office for years. There’s some humdingers out there on Mayor Tony so should we anticipate more protests coming?

    1. the silent majority says:

      you’re right about politicians being center of jokes, but this one crossed a line…..it happens sometimes……the overwhelming majority of the time they don’t….what ought to be an eye opener for you (us) is reading the comments on this thread……there is no doubting that racsim is alive and well…..and that is what is the heart of the issue…..the photo is bringing it out of people….ones who ordinarily keep it to themselves or within their like-minded groups……so when we hear a person of color say they were the victim of racism, can we honestly say “c’mon, there one of you go again throwing the race card, that was decades ago”……????

  12. Elizabeth Taylor says:

    It sounds more like a personal attack than a political one. If President Barack Obama serve long enough it’s only then you will see the real side of ignorant people. Republicans mess up the economy and raise the deficit and yet nobody attack them like they do President Obama, a man who only have his best interest in helping the people and the economy. As my mother always used to say ” God do not like ugly” and those who tend to be ungrateful and prejudice, God will judge!

    1. the silent majority says:

      Amen, Elizabeth, amen!!!!

  13. Who are you?? says:

    What is wrong with all you people who think that such an obviously, blatant and brutal email depicting a black person as a chimp is not racist??

    How dare you downplay such a disgusting act!!

    Your actions from past history are abundantly evident in present times–but you satirize it and call it funny. Shame on you ignorant GOPers!

    Racism IS alive and well and you can disguise it, flavor it, or feed it to society at large in spoonfuls and laugh about it, but the joke is on you all because WE don’t buy it! I am not African-American–but that email caused me much grief!!
    It was simply disgusting and offensive!!

    You are all entitled to your opinions, but God have mercy on you all who think it OK to break other prople’s spirit! And just like crimes are committed by Blacks, so do Whites!!

    Or did you all rasict pigs and bigots forget about that???

  14. the silent majority says:

    @ drink and drive, you’re wrong, you’re a racist, and i hope you live long enough to realize it, maybe when you’re very old the light bulb will turn on for you……

  15. MACCAPONE says:

    POWER FOR THE PEOPLE I WAS (AT) THE PROTEST THERE I WAS THE ONE WITH THE AFRO HOLDIN THE STEP DOWN SIGN. THIS WAS A POWERFUL PROTESTS WE LOVE THE HATERS. THAT SHOW WE DOING OUR WORK PERIOD……….MACCAPONE IS THE NAME (GOOGLE ME)

  16. MACCAPONE says:

    MARILYN DAVENPORT MUST STEP DOWN PERIOD………..POWER FOR THE PEOPLE…. NO MATTER WHAT COLOR WRONG IS WRONG PERIOD………..WE GOING FORWARD NOT BAC\KWARDS WITH THIS RACITS STUFF……..

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