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A California Republican official Marilyn Davenport sent an email with President Barack Obama's face on a monkey's body with two adult monkeys as his parents. Text beneath the picture reads, "Now you know why no birth certificate." This is a complete outrage and will not be tolerated. This act was performed by a Republican official who knew better. Later Marilyn Davenport sent an email  asking for forgiveness for her "unwise behavior,".. When you send something of this magntude it is there forever in the minds of the people  forgiveness is too late.. We want Marilyn Davenport  to resign  PERIOD !!!  

 

Background Supporting this Action 

 

'Extremely racist' 
The county's Republican chairman, Scott Baugh, told about 75 party members that despite Davenport's "sincere apology," he still condemned her actions and believed she should resign because her presence on the committee would remain controversial and provide a distraction.

"The email is without question extremely racist," Baugh said. "Depicting African-Americans as monkey is a longtime, well-known and particularly offensive slur because it denies them their basic humanity."

 

We want Marilyn Davenport to Resign 

 

Letter to
Chairman Orange County Republican Central Committee Scott Baugh
Marilyn Davenport
I was appalled to read about an Orange County California Republican Official Marilyn Davenport had sent an email with Our United States President Barack Obama's face on a monkey's body with two adult monkeys as his parents. The hurt and disrespect that I felt at that moment I can't describe. Not only the photo, Marilyn Davenport had the audacity to add text beneath the picture and it read, "Now you know why no birth certificate." Other countries are watching the USA and this is a wonderful display of racism in 2011. This is a complete outrage and will not be tolerated. This act was performed by a Republican official who knew better. Of course later Marilyn Davenport sent an email asking for forgiveness for her "unwise behavior,".. Unwise to say the least. When you send something of this magntude it is there forever in the minds of the people forgiveness is too late.. We want Marilyn Davenport to resign PERIOD !!!

I look forward to your reply at the responses email below.

Candy Hall