OC Republican Circulates Racist Email: Obama and His Parents Are Apes
Once again, a prominent Republican and Tea Party activist has been caught circulating a vicious racist email about the first African American President, this time in Orange County, California: Racist Orange County Republican Email: President Obama and His Parents Are Apes.
This latest sickening example makes the connection between Birtherism and old-school racism utterly explicit.
The Weekly has obtained a copy of an email sent to fellow conservatives this week by Marilyn Davenport, a Southern California Tea Party activist and member of the central committee of the Orange County Republican Party.
Under the words, “Now you know why no birth certificate,” there’s an Obama family portrait showing them as apes. …
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.”
Some other cases of Tea Party photoshop racism:
Obama as a shoeshine boy
Instapundit: ‘Shoeshine Boy’ Picture Not Racist
Obama as a witch doctor with a bone through his nose