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Calif. GOP official emails Obama ape 'joke,' says it's not racist
NY Post ^ | April 17, 2011 | AP

Posted on 04/18/2011 5:27:20 AM PDT by Scanian

Edited on 04/18/2011 9:37:42 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California Republican Party official was under fire yesterday after allegations she sent an email that included an altered photo depicting President Barack Obama as an ape.

An email reportedly sent by party central committee member Marilyn Davenport shows an image, posed like a family portrait, of chimpanzee parents and child, with Obama's face artificially superimposed on the child. Text beneath the photo reads, "Now you know why no birth certificate."

Davenport, when reached by The Associated Press, said she would provide a written statement with her response, but several hours later she had not issued one.

The alternative newspaper OC Weekly first reported the story, and was told by Davenport that the e-mail was "just an Internet joke." She also asked the Weekly, "You're not going to make a big deal about this are you?"

The OC Weekly later reported that Davenport issued a statement in which she denied race played a role.

"I simply found it amusing regarding the character of Obama and all the questions surrounding his origin of birth,"

Excerpt... NYPost


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: backstabber; birthcertificate; cagop; chimpanzees; ethicsinquiry; fauxoutrage; marilyndavenport; orangecounty; partypolitics; powerplay; scottbaugh

1 posted on 04/18/2011 5:27:23 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Remember, he's half white...


2 posted on 04/18/2011 5:29:25 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Scanian

That’s just ig’nert and tacky, imo.


3 posted on 04/18/2011 5:31:16 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: raybbr

you remember how they used to call GW Bush a chimp, right?


4 posted on 04/18/2011 5:31:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: raybbr

He has his father’s eyes.....


5 posted on 04/18/2011 5:32:19 AM PDT by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: Scanian

Yeah, he’s a Chimpy Bushitler war-criminal.


6 posted on 04/18/2011 5:32:28 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month...April.)
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To: Scanian

The californis GOP has a central committee? What next a politbureau?


7 posted on 04/18/2011 5:35:30 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Perdogg

Exactly. My leftwing bro in law used to call him Chimpy McFlightsuit.

But that was okay.


8 posted on 04/18/2011 5:36:11 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Scanian

OhMiGod~!!

did he call him a ‘smirking chimp’???

That’s horible- liberals never do things like that...


9 posted on 04/18/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT by Mr. K (this adminsitration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!!)
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To: raybbr
"Remember, he's half white..."

...and anything done against a White person CANNOT BE racist.

10 posted on 04/18/2011 5:36:27 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Scanian

11 posted on 04/18/2011 5:38:10 AM PDT by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: Scanian

URBAN DICTIONARY

1. Chimpy McFlightsuit

A clueless, drunken, arrogant silver spoon who usurps power through family connections and fuels a wartime economy on the backs of future generations. Resembles a monkey in facial expressions as well as oratory skills.

Chimpy McFlightsuit took the oath of office in January 2001

2. Chimpy McFlightsuit

1. A man who looks and acts like a chimpanzee, and who also wears a flight suit in order to look tougher than he actually is.

2. Another name for George W. Bush.


12 posted on 04/18/2011 5:39:29 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Scanian

Well, imagine how the apes felt being compared to Obama.

What about their feelings - hmmm?


13 posted on 04/18/2011 5:40:21 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Scanian

It could have been worse.............what if they had called him David Gregory?


14 posted on 04/18/2011 5:40:45 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: nhwingut

It’s time to show the left that their Alynski tactic of labelling your opponent to make him fear speaking the truth

is not going to work anymore.


15 posted on 04/18/2011 5:44:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Scanian

Picture looks closer to Kenya than Hawaii!


16 posted on 04/18/2011 5:45:05 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Scanian

Whoever did this is a freakin idiot


17 posted on 04/18/2011 5:48:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Let’s get to the root of the “offense”.

Comparing black people to apes is offensive because it refers to the Darwinistic assumption of evolution and his assertions that some “races” are closer to apes and less evolved than others.

From a creationist point of view, we all decended from one man who was created in God’s image, separate from the animals. Racism based on genetics cannot be a factor in this worldview.


18 posted on 04/18/2011 5:49:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: yldstrk

Leaving out the baseless social constructs, why is this worse than doing the same thing to Bush?


19 posted on 04/18/2011 5:50:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: raybbr

They look too nice to be his parents.


20 posted on 04/18/2011 5:51:57 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Scanian
Methinks many Kalifornia GOP politicos are merely 3rd string poli-sci grads who couldn't land a gig with the dems.

Thus the occasional "accident" which just happens to conveniently fit the pinko-commie-lib(TM) GOP meme, which is actually an act of subterfuge.

21 posted on 04/18/2011 5:59:09 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Scanian
Every once in a while, an idiotic Republican has to learn that there is a different standard for us. Pretending otherwise is willful ignorance. And then the rest of us have to pay the price.
22 posted on 04/18/2011 6:03:48 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: MrB

You must be unaware of the extreme sensitivity of blacks to being compared to monkeys. I know, I know, supposedly we are all descended from apes, but nonetheless, if this idiot is involved in politics, s/he shouldn’t be.


23 posted on 04/18/2011 6:05:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Scanian

Stupid move, pure and simple, regardless of motive.


24 posted on 04/18/2011 6:09:24 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: yldstrk

See, that’s where the sensitivity is based, on “we’re all descended from apes”.

This assertion as well as the assumption that some races are “closer” to apes or less evolved, as Darwin outright stated,

is what is the cause of the false double standard.

Therefore, it is the fallacious social construct. You jumped right to my point, though, when you stated the Darwinian assumption that is the basis for this construct.


25 posted on 04/18/2011 6:13:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Scanian
"said she would provide a written statement with her response"

So the left waits with bated breath for her apology and resignation. Wouldn't it be great if for once our side's statement went something like this..."Hey lefties, piss off". The left couldn't hate her any more than they do now and she'd gain favor amongst the right.
26 posted on 04/18/2011 6:14:13 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: MrB

“Leaving out the baseless social constructs, why is this worse than doing the same thing to Bush?”

Because it wasn’t true?


27 posted on 04/18/2011 6:25:38 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Scanian
Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Scott Baugh told The Associated Press yesterday that he wants an ethics investigation into the incident.

I always thought ethics investigations were for corruption. This sounds more like an opinion thing. What we used to call free speech.

28 posted on 04/18/2011 6:27:22 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Nobody is saying she should be arrested or prosecuted for it; thus a first Amendment issue.

Being free from consequences for saying idiotic things is NOT a right protected under the 1st Amendment.

This idiot should have been slapped down in 2009 when she sent out a DIFFERENT e-mail with an image of the White House lawn growing watermelons.

This idiot has every right to be an idiot, but she is obviously too stupid (and racist) to represent the party.

29 posted on 04/18/2011 6:34:00 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Scanian

Well he’s made a monkey out of this economy and everything else.


30 posted on 04/18/2011 6:40:27 AM PDT by stbdside
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To: allmendream

Ethics investigations sure are getting broad. Just sayin’.


31 posted on 04/18/2011 6:43:36 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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To: Scanian; manc; Las Vegas Ron; LucyT; Candor7
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32 posted on 04/18/2011 6:53:26 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: Scanian

Never. Back. Down.


33 posted on 04/18/2011 6:54:32 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Scanian

So it’s okay for them to do thousands of Bush as an ape but not Odumbo. Whatever, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. I think he looks like Curious George, but I also know a 100% white kid that looks like Curious George.


34 posted on 04/18/2011 6:55:16 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Oh please, it’s buying into that PC BS that got us where we are now. It’s just a tool to control. Classic Alinsky. I never really was part of the PC crowd and I’m done with any aspect of being PC since we have the biggest racists on the face of the earth squatting in the White House.


35 posted on 04/18/2011 7:00:36 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: 762X51

Wouldn’t it be great if for once our side’s statement went something like this...”Hey lefties, piss off”
_______________
YES, it would.


36 posted on 04/18/2011 7:07:58 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: Republic of Texas

Agree!


37 posted on 04/18/2011 7:09:06 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: mojitojoe

Simply call them on it.
Oh! That’s the standard Alynski tactic of trying to make your opponent fear being labeled so he’ll shut up and stop persuing the truth! How cliche!


38 posted on 04/18/2011 7:15:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Scanian
Google search results for Bush Chimp search: ONE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND(1,430,000) PHOTOS OF BUSH CHIMP SEARCH TWO HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN THOUSAND PHOTOS(257,000)
check it out

39 posted on 04/18/2011 7:15:46 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: mojitojoe

No...You’re right.

This woman’s brilliant plan to recruit California Republican candidates and get them elected is working flawlessly.


40 posted on 04/18/2011 7:27:25 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: 762X51

“Wouldn’t it be great if for once our side’s statement went something like this...’Hey lefties, piss off.’”

Encapsulated in that question in the secret of Trump’s appeal.


41 posted on 04/18/2011 7:34:00 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: mojitojoe

Search on Obama Chimp and you’ll get 204000....most of which are actually pictures of Bush....


42 posted on 04/18/2011 8:03:23 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (My dream thread: Mormon cop shoots Catholic Freeper's Pit Bull and takes his Macbook Pro.)
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To: Mr.Unique

This is an insult to our ancestors. I have always thought Obama was half asshole.......


43 posted on 04/18/2011 12:31:04 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: Mr.Unique

This is an insult to our ancestors. I have always thought Obama was half asshole.......


44 posted on 04/18/2011 12:31:18 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: Scanian

Unbelievably stupid for Davenport to do this; but, honestly, I have met some breathtakingly ignorant bigoted people, even in this day and age. I don’t think it will ever end.


45 posted on 04/18/2011 12:57:45 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: yldstrk

Even worse, she claims the pic is not racist, and that the outrage is “much ado about nothing.”


46 posted on 04/18/2011 1:01:05 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: raybbr

There are people all across the political spectrum who do not acknowledge that obama is BI-RACIAL. He is not black, but viewing him as such is convenient for demagogues who work to either gain or lose power.

If he and others would acknowledge the reality of BI-RACIAL-NESS, we could get past RACE.

I figured we would be way past it by now, but I obviously must have been dreaming.


47 posted on 04/18/2011 1:06:52 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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