But remember, there are no racists in the Tea Party, according to Tea Partiers. Or bigoted homophobes.
A former California GOP chairman says that the email is Davenport’s third strike. He’s is calling for her resignation, citing two previous incidents in which Davenport defended the racist actions of two fellow Orange County conservatives. Another is calling for an ethics investigation. So this particular Tea Bagger has a history of racism… We’re all soooo surprised.
And this pissy epistle is how Davenport excuses her racism:
Oh, come on! Everybody who knows me knows that I am not a racist. It was a joke. I have friends who are black. Besides, I only sent it to a few people–mostly people I didn’t think would be upset by it. … I will NOT resign my central committee position over this matter that the average person knows and agrees is much to do about nothing.
“I have friends who are black…” Seriously Marilyn? Could you possibly be more tone deaf? Or predictable.
Not satisfied with run-of-the-mill douchebaggery, Davenport upped the crazy and came out swinging at whichever of the recipients who objected to her racism: Marilyn sent another email to fellow California wingnut activists demanding to know the identity of “the coward” who supplied the press with a copy of her offensive email! Nice work, Marilyn. You shameless bigot.
How many other unhinged, racist, whackjobs are lurking in the Tea Party’s ranks? The GOP? Experience (and the examples here) indicate many, many more, and we expect to be here covering them for a very long time.