Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

When I got a call this morning from Rosa Ordaz, an assignment editor at KCBS 2 and KCAL 9, asking for Tim Whitacre’s phone number, I realized that he had once again ended up in the media – and this time the story was huge.

Whitacre, a Santa Ana resident, has been in big demand by the media ever since a friend of his, Marilyn Davenport, was outed by the OC Weekly, after she emailed the picture atop this post, depicting President Barack Obama as the progeny of chimpanzees, to a bunch of her fellow Republican friends.

Davenport also sent me the picture but I did not open the email.  She generally sends all sorts of GOP propaganda to me, and I rarely open the emails.  Ironically enough, she contacted me after the story broke to ask if I had been the one who sent the original email to Scott Moxley, over at the OC Weekly.

No, it was not me.  I don’t know who did it.  But since the story broke, OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh  and Republican consultant Mike Schroeder have gone public with their demands that Davenport resign from the OC GOP Central Committee.

That is of course ridiculous.  Her views are widely shared by most GOP hacks.  And she did not send out the email in her capacity as a member of the OC GOP Central Committee.

You may recall that another OC GOP Central Committee Member, Dean Grose, got in hot water after Obama was elected, when he sent out a cartoon of the White House with a garden of watermelons.  He did that using his City Council email.  He was at the time a member of the Los Alamitos City Council.  He later resigned that position but was later elected to the OC GOP Central Committee – just last year in fact.

Baugh and Schroeder are ripping Davenport, according to Whitacre, because she often opposes their schemes.  That is true.  It should be noted that Baugh and Schroeder make a living off politics, and the OC GOP, while Davenport is just an activist.  And, according to Whitacre, she is a nice grandmother to boot.

That said, the Obama chimp picture was disgusting.  But again, that sort of thing is de rigeur in the GOP today.  Over 51% of Republicans are birthers, according to a recent poll.  And most of that bunch is also involved in the Tea Party.

And just look at Donald Trump, who has leaped to the front of the pack of Republicans vying for the White House in 2012, because he is questioning where Obama was born.

The silly Republicans ought to be focusing on taxes and spending, but they just cannot get out of their own way – and hating folks is what they do best, sad to say.  Their hate for immigrants is what drove me to quit their party a few years ago.

Schroeder, by the way, is the guy who gave us disgraced former O.C. Sheriff Mike Carona.  That is all you need to know about him!

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

4 thoughts on “Santa Ana’s Tim Whitacre faces off with OC GOP bigwigs over racist Obama email”
  1. yes, this story did turn out to be big. I saw it on CNN and MSNBC today. I thought it was rather nice to see O.C. Republican Baugh denouncing the ignorant act thoroughly.

  2. That picture is totally racist! It shows Obama’s white relatives as a bunch of chimps. The Audacity! Where are the tattoos though?

  3. Obviously it is not racist picture!

    If we go so crazy over such a typical political satire, how can we object when Muslims are upset when similar pictures appears about the Mohamed…… Huh.

    I think that this over reaction was shameful to our society which is forcing democracy in the world yet at home is lynching its own constitution.

    I also believe that R. Scott Moxley fits a description of a RAT and I believe his journalistic (blogging) credentials have been seriously undermined by ratting out trusted sources.

    I do categorically condemn such backstabbing behavior in exchange for 5 min. fame.

    Luckily, the listeners at KFI 640 AM voted 60/40 for non racist expression.

    That is a landslide against the lunatics who declared fatwa on the political satire.

  4. Once again people are doing things and when they get caught it is oh people are picking on them. She want to say that she seen this email as satire, I see that as crap. This crap about her being a dear lady and a grandmother more crap. Dear sweet old ladies do not send or forward offensive material she should have been smart enough to know better.

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