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Racist Tea Party Email Tied to OC CRA Member


Hat tip to Scott Moxley at OC Weekly for this post that exposes a so-racist-it-can’t-be-considered-humor email photo that makes light of President Obama’s birth certificate by showing him as the baby of apes.

The email, from Marilyn Davenport, a Tea Bagger who is a member of the Central Committee of the OC Republican Party, was sent under the subject field:  “Now you know why no birth certificate.”  Davenport contends it was an Internet joke.

From Moxley’s post:  “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.”

The image did upset several local Republicans.
“It’s unbelievable,” one high-ranking OC GOP official told me. “It’s much more racist than the watermelon email. I can’t believe it was sent out. I’m not an Obama fan but how stupid do you have to be to do this?”
Scott Baugh, chairman of the OC Republican Party, told Davenport that the email was tasteless, the Fullerton activist told me during the telephone interview.
“You’re not going to make a big deal about this are you?” she asked me. “It’s just an Internet joke.”
Allow us to make a big deal of this.  If Davenport has “friends who are black” what do they say about it?  Is it funny to them? Does she have friends who are gay?  Friends who are Hispanic? Friends who are Liberals?  How about friends who are racist (she must since she sent the photo to someone).  This reminds me of a certain Santa Ana city planning commissioner who doesn’t hate gays, but will call a gay man an “infected piece of $&!#,” who doesn’t hate Muslims, but refers to one as “Jihad Todd,” doesn’t hate Latinos but refers to one as a “half breed.”  Sorry, hate doesn’t work that way.
Stay classy Tea Party.


  1. Claudio Gallegos Claudio Gallegos April 16, 2011

    Scott Baugh sounds like he is outraged. Yet that is what happens when your political party decides to get votes from people who are complete and total racists.

  2. Luci Tomlin Luci Tomlin April 17, 2011

    I have a GREAT idea! Pair her with Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton,and some of the other “reverse racists”
    and let them ALL have a debate on LIVE TV! There is NO JUSTIFICATION for RACISM in any FORM! If God had not deemed EACH of us as special individuals in our own RIGHT, according to SOME, the world would be totally blond, blue eyed WHITES! Even if I AM that, I know it would be a VERY boring world! I ALSO KNOW in my heart that God created us EQUAL! What a SHAME that more people can’t SEE this!

  3. none none April 17, 2011

    I thought it was funny.

  4. Bob Forsberg Bob Forsberg April 17, 2011

    “Racist Tea Party”? I’m not a racist or a Tea Party person, but that picture is funny as hell….especially with the caption “Now we know why there’s no birth certificate.”

  5. Phil Phil April 17, 2011

    I’m sure you do. Which tells you a lot about you.

  6. David David April 18, 2011

    This clearly shows that the members of the tea party and the GOP don’t have any reasonable proposals or solutions to the most daunting problems that the country faces today and that’s why they descend to this level.

  7. Gregory Lee Gregory Lee April 18, 2011

    Her saying she has black friends, “thats the most dangerous quote anyone can say when they try to defend their vile actions. I see not many high ranking Republicans are not speaking up on this issue. Where are you Newt, Mit , Sarah , at the Country Club.

    • ROSE ROSE April 18, 2011


  8. aato1960 aato1960 April 18, 2011

    There is no “REVERSE RACISM” as a concept or as a reality. You are propagating Glenn Beck’s Nonsense. To attach the very people who struggled against racism with a Nonsense makes you sound like,not better than, Davenport. Check yourself.

  9. carol carol April 18, 2011

    News alert: Marilyn Davenport, yes, you are racist…
    or, your brain is just very slow to develop the frontal lobe.
    (The frontal lobe is responsible for making wise decisions.
    It usually develops by age twenty-five or twenty-six.)

    For your sake and the sake of others, I sincerely hope your brain develops the frontal lobe.

  10. Advantage Title Flunky Advantage Title Flunky April 18, 2011

    I was unable to comment on this until I got to work today because Mother doesn’t allow the internet at home after my chaffing incident.

    Attempts to tie this to the incident where I told a man living with HIV/Aids to “… talk shit about that you infected little shit? Go fuck yourself loser.” are despicable and any usual suspects who write letters in an attempt to get me removed as Sal Tinajero’s appointed Santa Ana Planning Commissioner will fail.

  11. Miss Muffet Miss Muffet April 18, 2011

    The Org Cnty Repugnican Central Comm., has once again revealed what we already know about Tea Partiers and the Repugs: That racism and biogotry are a way of life that they will defend until death, especially at PRESIDENT OBAMA’S expense. True to form, they commit racist slander and excuse it as “humor”, with cohorts like Mr. Baugh defending such behavior by making it “someone else’s fault”. As a life long OC Repub and part of a large Repub family, we are truly ashamed of our former party. What Davenport did only confirms to us that making a change to the DEMO side, was the right decision. Repubs, esp. those like Davenport and Baugh, should wake up to the new reality: minorities, gays, the elderly, union members and the WORKING POOR, are VOTERS, and these VOTERS are going to vote their lily livered asses right out of office, every chance they get. They need to be stopped in their tracks as they endeavor to rape those who are least able help themselves, by attacking our PRESIDENT, dismanteling programs that preserve and protect our population and increase financial burdens on the poor. Davenport, SHAME ON YOU!

  12. Frantz Fanon Frantz Fanon April 18, 2011

    The dead give-away that this woman is a racist is her comment: ‘ihave friends who are black’. Kind of like Hitler saying I have friends who are Jews.

  13. judilew judilew April 18, 2011

    Unfortunately, because of our brain wiring and its tendency to make generalizations, we all have an inherent tendency to be prejudiced–that is, we make unconscious generalizations about people “not like us.” Because the perjorative term “racist” gets attached, most people (1) deny that they have such prejudices and (2) don’t question whether their reactions may be prejudiced or offensive to people who are different from them. We are tribal beings and are more comfortable with people of our own tribe–and it does require extensive use of our prefrontal lobes and ability to reason to get beyond such lazy thinking. Races other than caucasian are also prejudiced but the important issue in our nation is that it is caucasian males that have power and defend their position of power. Therefore, any prejudices they have tend to disadvantage other groups and deny them equal opportunity. Racism is the deliberate discrimination against others. It’s sometimes difficult to distinguish who is prejudiced from those who are active racists. However, both are detrimental–just to different degrees.

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