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Marilyn Davenport Tea Party Activist and Orange County GOP member step down..


Marilyn Davenport Tea Party Activist and Orange County GOP member step down..

Marilyn Davenport Tea Party Activist and Orange County GOP member step down..

The view of the President of the United States by Tea party activist and Orange County GOP member Marilyn Davenport is ridiculous! She saw it as fun ha ha! And claims to have Black friends.

Well if their still your friends I would be surprised.

Marilyn Davenport I think you should give up on your comedy and seek racial tolerance and sensitivity courses!

Yours truly,

artikleblak

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — Civil rights activists are calling on an Orange County Republic party official to step down after she sent an email with a picture depicting President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee.

Marilyn Davenport, a tea party activist and elected member of the central committee of the Republican Party of Orange County, said she will not heed calls to resign.

The controversial photo shows the president’s face superimposed over the head of a baby chimp. The caption beneath the picture read, “Now you know why no birth certificate.”

“I was shocked and offended and I immediately replied to her and told her that this was dripping with racism,” said Scott Baugh, chairman of the RPOC. “It was sent in poor taste and she should never send an email like that to me again.

“She gave me no response,” Baugh added.

Baugh said someone on the 73-member committee leaked the email to the OC Weekly.

Davenport said she has no plans to resign.

“I’m sorry if my email offended anyone, I simply found it amusing regarding the character of Obama and all the questions surrounding his origin of birth,” she wrote to committee members. “In no way did I even consider the fact he’s half black when I sent out the email. In fact, the thought never entered my mind until one or two other people tried to make this about race.”

Civil rights activists called on Davenport to step down and for the Republican party to apologize directly to the president.

“It’s vile, it’s despicable and on top of that, it’s racist. It’s a racist slap at the president,” said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable. “We are accepting nothing less than Marilyn Davenport resignation, immediately.”

The California NAACP through its president, Alice Huffman, issued a statement Sunday saying the cartoon is “racist, outrageous and disrespectful.”

“There are no ifs, ands, or buts about this cartoon, it is absolutely and positively racist in nature,” the statement said. “There is no way that depicting the President of the United States as less than human can be considered anything but a racist act. History has shown that Blacks have been depicted in this fashion in the past to degrade African Americans as not human. Anyone who does not know this history is either ignorant, had their head buried in the sand; or as we at the NAACP believe  Simply Racist.”

Baugh has called for an ethics committee hearing and says Davenport should resign.

“Anybody who crosses a line that is this bright has no business being an elected official representing other people, holding yourself out as a person of trust to make decisions on the behalf of the party,” Baugh said. “It was so outrageous, it warrants a resignation.”

Calls to reach Davenport for comment were unsuccessful.

City News Service contributed to this report.

(Copyright ©2011 KABC-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

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3 thoughts on “Marilyn Davenport Tea Party Activist and Orange County GOP member step down..

  1. This women is a pig .this is racist and this women should resign. The republican party should not want this as there platform of who they are. People like this are very small and hide behind the computer to say things that they would be
    to ashamed to say in public. She is a nasty old lady and I hope her children and grandchildren never speak to her again she deserves to be an outcast from society.Go live with the nasty mouth Sara Palin

    Posted by Pat | April 19, 2011, 8:29 PM

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