Tuesday, April 19, 2011
President of the Planet of the Apes?
Marilyn Davenport even turns some GOP Stomachs
I've been doing a little bit of research for this weeks MWMB podcast. I came across a story that was definitely "Blog Worthy"....
An elected member of the Orange County, CA Republican party has come under fire for circulating an email which shows a picture of Barack Obama’s face stuck on to the body of a baby chimpanzee. The caption read… “now you know why….no birth certificate”.
I'm not posting it on Rip and Read because I won't have it here. However, because some things need to be seen to be believed, I'll let you look it up yourself if you are so inclined. Click this link for a Google Image Search
After the email was exposed, to be fair, other Republicans in OC called on Marilyn Davenport to resign, something she has not yet done.
According to ABC, Ms. Davenport, who was elected as part of the Tea Party Movement, said QUOTE: “We all know a double standard applies regarding this president. I received plenty of emails about George Bush that I didn't particularly like, yet there was no 'cry' in the media about them."
Now, that’s true, but there IS a HUGE difference… George W. Bush is the son of a rich white president and the grandson of a rich white senator…in short, he is the scion of one of America’s wealthy families. In America, we don’t have a long tradition of using brutal cartoons to keep our underprivileged rich people down and out. We haven’t depicted them as apes or shown them running around Palm Beach as witch doctors with bones in their noses… However, as a nation, we have done ALL these things to African Americans within LIVING MEMORY. It almost defies belief that ANYONE could be ignorant of this basic truth about the brutal underside American culture. If you ARE that ignorant, then you are almost criminally stupid...and I, for one, do not believe it. I think that anyone who uses this kind of symbolism, and then backs away when caught claiming: "no racist intent" is, to put it bluntly, a liar.
Speaking of Crazy Birthers, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling says that 51 percent of GOP Primary voters don't believe that the President was born in the country...despite the fact that his birth certificate is a now a mater of public record. Among those who believe Obama to be an Arab plant... the choice is clear, they want Huckabee to be their next President. Almost makes Mitt Romney look good, doesn't it?