Sunday, April 17, 2011

Regular Folks

One of my readers likes to argue that teabaggers are just regular folks who believe strongly. She still hasn't answered what, exactly, it is that they believe, and why. But she does claim they belong to no particular party.

Because I'm a helpful guy, here's the latest bit of info that might help her to clarify her thinking:

Republican Tea Partiers just can't seem to get enough of those Obama/black people/chimpanzee jokes


This is the image e-mailed to her friends by Orange County Republican committeewoman and Tea Party activist Marilyn Davenport

Republicans seem to have a really, really narrow idea of what constitutes racism -- which is how they're able to claim that the Tea Parties aren't riddled with racism throughout.

But then little stories like this one from Orange County keep bubbling up to the surface of their fetid little Tea Party cesspool:

The Weekly has obtained a copy of an email sent to fellow conservatives this week by Marilyn Davenport, a Southern California Tea Party activist and member of the central committee of the Orange County Republican Party.

Under the words, "Now you know why no birth certificate," there's an Obama family portrait showing them as apes.

As always, the "sweet little old lady" who sent the mail had no idea that anyone might possibly construe the mail as racist, even though comparing black people to various kinds of apes has always been a stock feature of racist denigration in America. Why, some of her best friends are black! ...

Point one: Central committee of Republican Party.

Point two: Teabagger.

Point three: ..... do I really have to spell it out?

Related question: how many "isolated incidents" does it take to confirm a pattern?


  1. BOF: evidently not in Chula Vista, but around here people recognize there's a difference between the average idiot emailing that stuff, and when it's done by a pillar of the Republican establishment, a mover and dipper of teabagger hierarchy.

    And the reason I'm addressing an otherwise empty column of comments is that, as has been typical of (his?) stuff lately, BOF excreted a comment with which I couldn't justify abrading the sensibilities of my valued readers.

  2. BOF will never understand. However, if he shows examples of Reid or Biden emailing the equivalent of the subject of this post, I'll be happy to publish it.

    I'll give him some credit, though, for making me reƫvaluate my assumptions: until I "met" him, I'd never known a Mac user who was so dense and so incurious.

  3. You gotta like the original (?) S. Calif woman's comment: "Well, I only sent it to a few people."

    Welcome to the Internet lady.............

  4. Sid:

    As a conservative, I now truly understand what Pogo meant when he said: "We have met the enemy and he is us."




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