[UPDATED: KTLA Gets Davenport Scoop] Racist Orange County Republican Email: President Obama and His Parents Are Apes

​Ironically, Obama reversed decades and decades of tradition by not getting trounced at the presidential election polls in Orange County, long known as Ronald "Reagan Country." In fact, he won an impressive 48 percent of the vote in 2008. The last Democrat to win a decent showing here: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Orange County is also home to Orly Taitz, the Soviet Union-born dentist who lives in Laguna Niguel and is one of the world's leading proponents of claims that Obama is killing homosexuals tied to his old Chicago church, was born in Kenya, is personally funding Hamas terrorists and ordered a secret agent to break into her vehicle.

Alas, if you really want to be disturbed, read THIS RECENT RELATED STORY by my colleague Gustavo Arellano.

Just two percent of Orange County's 3 million population is African American.

(This is a copy of Davenport's entire 12:24 p.m. Saturday email to other OC Republican leaders: "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. 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. 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. One only has to go to Youtube or Google Images to see a plethora or lampooning videos and pictures of Obama, Bush and other politicians. That being said, I will NOT resign my central committee position over this matter that the average person knows and agrees is much to do about nothing. Again, for those select few who might be truly offended by viewing a copy of an email I sent to a select list of friends and acquaintances, unlike the liberal left when they do the same, I offer my sincere apologies to you--the email was not meant for you. For any of my friends or acquaintances who were the recipients of my email and were truly offended, please call me so I may offer a sincere verbal apology to you.")
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly (rscottmoxley@ocweekly.com)

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davidsnelson
davidsnelson

You race-baiting crybabies, get over it.  Try googling "George W. Bush monkey picture".  There are literally thousands.  You weren't whining about THAT, were you?

Grow up. Shut up. Get a life.

Caramiademarcia
Caramiademarcia

The reasons why everyone but you stupid pig don't realize that white people are the true origin from Monkey ape mother- fucker because you are a coward race of people. White people are the true descendant monkey people, everybody know this but you. Not all people true Indians, Asian, Latinos, Mexican, and Africans, have hairy chest or hairy bodies before they were mix with the blood from the beast of white trash niggers. Yes, I said it; white people are white nigger’s trash. Even the bible descripts white people as leopard breed of people. Leopard means white disease people. So stop calling our president Barack Obama a monkey stupid GOP leader and followers.

not a patsy
not a patsy

Oh how soon and conveniently they forget.  Remember all the cartoons of President Bush as a chimp?  Why is it OK to  portray a white, extremely hated and despised by liberals, President as a chimp, but not a partly black one?  It is only OK only if you are a racist against whites.  I, personally, won't do it for either Bush, nor Obama, but if it is hunky dory for hate filled leftist to portray President Bush as a chimp, they need to not be soooo hypocritical as to call racism when someone portrays Obama as an ape.  If it was racist why would she portray his mother, who is white, as an ape also?  Besides many liberals believe in evolution so why so offended by ape parentage?  It's basically what they believe anyway.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious

Lessee... Obama as chimp is racist, but Bush as Chimp is hillarious. What's the word for different standards based solely on skin color? Oh, right, IRONY.

Elcastigador5
Elcastigador5

That picture is very offensive. I feel sorry for the apes!

Ctsmaine
Ctsmaine

They should have her picture with white monkeys because that's what she looks like :) and FOR THE COUNT YOU'LL AMERICAN CRACKERS ARE MUTTS YOURSELVES AND THIS COUNTRY DID NOT BELONG TO YOU'LL EAITHER!!!!!!

BalackOsama
BalackOsama

if obama was born in africa he CAN'T be president.maybe president of the monkeys but not humans

Joshua Shokunbi
Joshua Shokunbi

Sigh, as a 24 year old black male republican it's things like this that constantly make me reconsider my stance and makes me look forward to these old relics passing the torch and taking their issues with them.

If you're going to attack then attack boldly. Don't punch me in the face and tell me you were just kidding. 

mattlove1
mattlove1

I'm willing to accept her explanation.  Let's think about this a moment, and try to leave our mindreading out of this (and there seem to be a lot of people who think they can do this here - if you're so good, I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 1000, what is it?). She is clearly aware that Obama's mother is white, yet the mother in this group portrait is also a chimpanzee. So if we are to take this literally, she is saying "blacks and whites are apes" (which incidently, we all are) and she either accepts that fact without distress, or she hates blacks and whites equally, including herself, which is unfortunate for her, but it isn't rascism, it's known as misanthropy.  Also, as another commentor wrote, it's easy to find hundreds, thousands of pictures representing Bush as a chimp, just by Googling "bush + chimp" (I myself portrayed Bush asa chimp, and am absolutely unrepentant:  http://soundclick.com/share.cf.... While it is certainly true that Bush looks a lot more like a chimp than Obama does (just as he looks a lot more like Alfred E Newman than Obama does) it is not evidence of racism towards Bush to portray him as a chimp.  It is a sign of disrespect. If anybody is saying that Obama doesn't deserve disrespect, I can give you about 10,000 reasons why he deserves as much disrespect as Bush got, for almost all of the same reasons.  I'm when I see disrespect shown towards Obama in exactly the same way it was shown towards Bush - it suggests we are making progress towards Dr. King's goal; people being judged on the content of their character, not the color of their skin. If I were a mind reader (like y'all) I'd be pretty certain Dr. King would not respect Obama's (lack of) character very much. But of course I'm not.

Gailcharl2
Gailcharl2

Mame I can understand if u thought the pic was dumb in the first place and you were making fun of it. But what you intend is not always the outcome. Drawing a Hitler mustache or Nazi sign on a member of the party u support would also not be acceptable. Read that you felt betrayed by those who sent email to press. But I also feel betrayed when I go to work as a CRT and hear over my shoulder small group of middle class young white males say "we got nigers". That pic and others like it, give some people the ok, to treat others as less than human, maybe a step above the family pet. Think before you put forth info and ask, who will benifit from action. My name is Gail. God Bless.

Jcpinc
Jcpinc

That is the funniest picture I have ever seen !!!!! If Chris Rock posted it it would be funny to most every one here. Lighten up. I don't care if it offends it is funny ! Thanks to Obama /// Holder /// and their media army race relations in this country have been regressed back 50 years. We know the pic isn't authentic we all know there are no monkeys in Hawaii. I gotta say though I had to look at the pic a long time before I even noticed the little monkey was a pic of Obama. He cant help it he looks like a baby monkey.

Susansalisbury
Susansalisbury

So just so I understand the rules, this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... depicting George Bush morphing into a chimpanzee, and thousands more like it are NOT racist, because it is okay to hate George Bush and villify him, and besides he's white and a Republican. Right? But any suggestion of the same kind made about Obama is racist. Just trying to understand the logic. The rules for Republicans are that they are always racist even when the do something EXACTLY like what Democrats did to George Bush. But Democrats are never racist because they are good kind smart people. Excuse me but your hypocrisy is nauseating. The real chumps are you hypocrites.

Ralph Arbitelle
Ralph Arbitelle

The obvious lesson here is that email is still in the party line stage that telephones went through years ago. If you don't want personal ideas, thoughts jokes or beliefs shared use the phone or hand write a letter as we used to do. I doubt that you are so innocent that you would believe that whatever you send out of an offensive style will be sent about as if it were nothing but the validated truth.As a person of your stature you are held responsible for situations such as this. You are acting like a teen ager trying to get attention. Well you got it now what are you going to do to repair the damage.Ralph Arbitelle

jelly-rollo
jelly-rollo

These extreme right-wing folks kill off the progression of the "equality for all" agenda that most of us want. Obama did a lot of great changes, like unlimited stemcell research, which George Bush compromised with the right-wingers and sold out on the needy ones. Hopefully Obama, or at least the democrats, will hold the next term in office.

Orlytaitz
Orlytaitz

What a f**ing idiot! Love the comparison she tries to make to excuse this along with the birther argument which has already been proven wrong years ago and a dead subject.

FVX-BRZ
FVX-BRZ

Here is a sign of a sad way to the extinction of a nation called once US of America...

Ekim
Ekim

For those of you who are so offended by this picture were you equally offended a few years ago when several similar pictures of George W. Bush were circulating around the internet?

Spryturtle
Spryturtle

The caption under the picture is even more offensive, 'Tea Baggers.' The person that wrote the caption is referencing a sexual act.

WhatWillYouDoWithoutFreedom
WhatWillYouDoWithoutFreedom

Who really cares what any of those racist blacks think. I could care less what our half black pres thinks or Jessie Jackson or any of those other race baiter's think. Racism is alive and strong thanks the the obumer and his followers. You black had better wake up the Mexicans are taking over your "feel sorry for my ass status". If your not careful they are going to hold you right along with the white man responsible for their status and want compensation because of it. Sound familiar. And yes I think watermelon in the picture would be appropriate.

Mona Stenzel
Mona Stenzel

Davenport certainly has freedom of speech, but so does everyone else. We are free to criticize her racist behavior and condemn her for being a foolish bigot.

Whsla45
Whsla45

I have alway said that the Tea Party is an off shoot of the KKK

Marksatirv
Marksatirv

Have you checked out the images that Democrats posted, depicting President Bush as an ape? There seems to be a double standard operating here.

kopykatkilla
kopykatkilla

Ever heard of Monkeemail....Pretty cool I think I will send one to the Whitehouse....Obama sucks as a leader and an adolescent chimp would be a step up from his mentality.He should take the picture as a compliment. I thought his mutha was white! Did she like bananas?

Goto17033
Goto17033

Marilyn, dont resign because of this. The picture is funny to me. When Ronald Reagan was depicted as a buffoon in the Genesis music video Land of Confusion where was the outcry? By the way, where is President Obama's birth certificate? Can we see a copy of that now?

psb
psb

Would it be considered racist if Obama's head were placed on the head of an ass?....i mean donkey.

Tom Eggebeen
Tom Eggebeen

I'm glad to see GOP officials take notice of this, and I hope she either resigns or is relieved of leadership. Nonetheless, what disturbs me is her easy claims to innocence, the very heart and soul of narcissism. It's one thing to be hateful; but blindness to it is another, and, frankly, it's a more serious moral problem - narcissistic innocence is the root of profound evil. I suspect it's rife in GOP OC circles - "what, me? A racist? You gotta be kidding." All of this is a reflection of the "Southern Values" that took root in OC what with tens of thousands of migrants from the Deep South and West South who flocked here during WW2 and afterward to work in the aerospace industries. You can take the child out of the south, but it's tough to take the south out of the child. For more on this, read, "From Bible Belt to Sunbelt" by Darren Dochuk.

heythere
heythere

Black people were likened to apes for centuries, hon. It's not the same thing. There's a history. Parts of the South still believe that blacks are not human.

heythere
heythere

Likening a black person to an ape is racist. You need a history lesson.

heythere
heythere

Racism is not funny. The Tea Party is a dangerous deranged hate group.

heythere
heythere

George Bush is white. White people were not likened to monkeys for centuries by people who were against the banning of segregation.

000Dracon000
000Dracon000

Nice comparison of apples to oranges. Bush was portrayed as a chimp because of his opposition to the theory of Evolution and due to facial gestures he constantly made that really did make him look chimp-like. Obama is being portrayed as an ape to dehumanize him because of his race.

000Dracon000
000Dracon000

Nice new troll account, how much are they paying you?

000Dracon000
000Dracon000

No one cares what racist morons like you think. Society will progress without you just fine and if you choose to stand as a wall preventing us from moving forward, we'll have no choice but to go right through you. Stay on your hill, hillbilly and have fun fucking your sister while the rest of the human race lives like civilized people.

heythere
heythere

President Bush is white. It's not the same thing.

ming_on_mongo
ming_on_mongo

So how do you figure it's the same thing? Or are you saying that Bush's race was also involved when he was attacked (or maybe you claim like Davenport, that you really see nothing racist in comparing a black person to an ape)?

heythere
heythere

I love people like Goto17033 who get more and more Democrats elected every time they open their mouths.

ming_on_mongo
ming_on_mongo

Good point re: the Narcissism, and this has all the classic symptoms... the sense of "entitlement", the "grandiosity", the lack of accountability, and of course the total absence of empathy ("all that matters here is MY intention!"). And she's a "christian book publisher"! Or as Dana Carvey (aka the Church Lady) used to say, "well, isn't that Special...!"

BTW, agreed re: the culture wars as an extension of the Civil War and "southern values", which is plainly evident here in the deeply conservative Central Valley, where those same "children of the south" also settled in great numbers. And just as their "red state" kin place nationally, they're likewise among the poorest counties in this state. Oh, and wasn't OC the only county to ever declare bankruptcy...?

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