Friday, May 6, 2011

These Republicans Get It!

California's Orange County Republican Party's executive committee has laid the hammer down (sort of) on Marilyn Davenport, a committee member who sent an email out depicting President Obama as a baby chimpanzee.  They censured her, which was less than demanded but more than expected.

Apparently, the OCRP did not buy either one of her two apologies.  As best said in one of the comments to her actions, she played the usual "I'm not a racist" card and exposed herself by saying that she thought it was a joke. Her mea culpa included a reference to being an imperfect Christian lady.  Step back and think about that.....she actually also used the "God" card.

The group issued this statement:

"The Republican Party of Orange County condemns racism in any form, and this censure is consistent with that position."

Scott Baugh, chair of the Orange County Republican Party, went even further and asked for her resignation in a statement published on their official website:
OCGOP Chairman Scott Baugh calls for resignation of member as a result of racist email.

April 18, 2011

Citing the grossly insensitive and racist email forwarded by OCGOP Central Committee member Marilyn Davenport, Scott Baugh called on her to apologize and to step down from her elected Central Committee position. Baugh does not believe her half-hearted apology after the incident reflected the magnitude of the offense.

"It's just highly inappropriate, it's a despicable message, it drips with racism and I think she should step down from the committee," Baugh said. "It undermines everything we are doing to reach out to ethnic communities. Furthermore, it is simply wrong"

When was the last time you heard or saw the Republican Party use the word "racism" in any admonition of a party member?

Is Ms. Davenport's behavior representative of her Tea Part activism?  Is she too smart by half?


  1. I hope she goes! She should be ashamed.

  2. This should be further investigated

  3. I bet she gets famous off of this...she does not represent the Tea Party