Obama Chimp Email, Photo Spark Outcry, Calls For California Republican's Resignation

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A California Republican who e-mailed a racist "family photo" of President Barack Obama superimposed as a chimpanzee is now facing widespread criticism.

State Assembly member Marilyn Davenport, who later apologized, says she received and forwarded the Obama email because she "thought it was funny."

Not the word a lot of people are using to describe it.

Here's the image the GOP official emailed out to dozens of friends and fellow Republicans, featuring Obama as a baby chimpanzee with its parents ...

Obama Chimp Photo

The moron who forwarded this has apologized in two statements.

"To my fellow Americans and to everyone else who has seen this e-mail I forwarded and was offended by my action, I humbly apologize and ask for your forgiveness of my unwise behavior," the 74-year-old Davenport wrote.

"At the time I forwarded the e-mail, I didn't stop to think about the historic implications and other examples of how this could be offensive."

"I would never do anything to intentionally harm or berate others regardless of ethnicity. Everyone who knows me knows that to be true."

Ostensibly, this was part of a joke tying into the ongoing Obama birth certificate controversy. But this is taking it pretty far over the line.

Despite the apologies, Davenport, who in 2009 defended a former mayor in California for sending a similarly racist e-mail about Obama, claims to have received threats since her "Internet joke" gained national attention.

She's also been slammed with calls for her to step down.

"When we send communications to our fellow elected officials it is a public action that reflects on the sender, the recipient, and this committee," GOP chairman Scott Baugh, who called the racist e-mail "despicable," said Monday.

Rev. Al Sharpton said that Davenport needed to "go immediately."

What do you think? Harmless? Offensive? REALLY offensive?

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Wow so does this have the filthy fagggot jews?
Black scum? and Feminists treasonous vermin outraged?
What about the azian girlie boys ??? Forgot La Raza
inbreds sorry ...... Who wants to violate my first amendment rights
you filthy scummmmmm. Please boycott movies, hollywood,
TV, mass entertainment.... all leftist scum they are
receiving billions in subsidies from the good american people. Later faggots how is your AIDS by the way and can you tell me how much in American Money (including socialistic health care plans)
you have received to prolong your miserable lives?

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Remember the comment obama made about Sarah Palin? "you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig" The day after she announced her candidacy for Vice President, the GOD DAMN ROTTEN PRESS from all over the USA descended on Alaska to do one thing. Rip Sarah to pieces. Unfortunately these ass-holes didn't realize they were making 2 mistakes. DO NOT EVER START A FIGHT WITH AN ALASKAN UNLESS YOU'RE WILLING TO THROW YOUR ASS INTO A MEAT GRINDER, AND REMEMBER PAYBACK IS A BITCH. I gaurantee you, Sarah Palin will make obama eat his stupid filthy god damn words. As far as I am concernd, the GOD DAMN DEMOCRATS CAN GO STAIGHT TO HELL AND ROT.The big hoopla over these pictures is total bull-shit. If you don't have the balls to take the same amount of GOD DAMN HORSE-SHIT that you dish out, then stay home with Mommy and suck her tits til she shows you how to swing from the trees like a big boy.

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again the sheeple cry "dat be raiss yo".

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And nice one Layla, you think she got the point? Doubt it :(

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LOL Leo hilarious as usual!!

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It is astonishing to see such debate over this obscene photo. To be clear, I am not an Obama supporter. However, this photo defies "interpretation." It is racist, pure and simple and, as such, a total disgrace. That being said, where is the outrage over the vicious and savage glee so many Obama supporters demonstrate when they go after Bush or Palin? You can't have it both ways folks. Many of those who are offended by this photo have certainly done their part in cultivating an atmosphere of mockery and hate when it comes to the public figures they don't like. The sword cuts both ways.

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Hey Obamakenyaboy, First of all, Obama did show us his birth certificate. Were you too busy watching your illegally obtainedd Playboy channel to be aware of the fact? Also, as a fellow graduate of Harvard, I am proud that such a brilliant academic graduated from my alma mater. His brilliance is legendary in its hallowed halls, he is well-spoken and highly regarded by the faculty whose views were regularly sought after while Obama was running for President. Or were you too busy banging your sister/ wife to be aware that there are highly intelligent people out there who actually respect the office of President? I definitely don't want the president to try and convince people like you who probably flunked 3rd grade. No comparison.

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Equating African Americans with apes is similar to equating all white people with trailer trash whose fathers and mothers are also brothers and sisters. Can Palin, Bachman, Gingrich, Huckabee, Trump and YOU take that as a joke? Ha Ha!

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If Marilyn Davenport won't resign, it is up to us who foolishly voted for her, to oust her. Stupid ignorant people should not represent America. I expect her children and grandchildren are as nasty and mean-spirited as she is.

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BARRY SOETORO AKA BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, ( GEEEEEE A REAL AMERICAN NAME HUH?) HE CAN'T HELP THE FACT HE WAS BORN IN KENYA, SO AS WE CAN'T HELP THE FACT YOU HAVE TO BE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN TO BE PRESIDENT. BOTH PARENTS MUST BE AMERICAN CITIZENS! THIS GUY NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE NOW! HE ISN'T LEGAL ENOUGH TO BE IMPEACHED, OBAMA IS THAT ILLEGAL. HE HAS TO GOOOOOO LIKE RIGHT NOOOOOOW!