Members of her own party in her own state found this image so offensive, they've been calling on Davenport to resign from her state party's central committee.
Now, this is exactly the kind of drivel that will cause all kinds of shock and blah all over the blogosphere. Before it properly kicks off, I, for one, want to state for the record that I am not shocked in the least bit by any of it.
Not shocked at the image. These fools have been posting pictures of Obama as Curious George, a witch doctor, a "lyin' African." There has been Obama shining Palin's shoes and Obama's "welfare bucks." And how about that one with Obama and a noose talking about "the solution"? Why not this lovely "family portrait" of the Obamas? It's only the latest in the series.
I'm not at all outraged that this Republican Party chairman is all outraged!!! Republicans are gonna have a hard enough time running against this man without charges of racism hanging over their heads (like a noose?). It's bad enough a lot of folks will probably be thinking it anyway. This will only be yet another reminder.
I'm not shocked that Baugh asked her to resign.
I'm not shocked that Davenport is refusing to resign.
Not shocked that one of her defenses is an actual claim of innocence:
Or that the other one was the always tried-and-true:
Truth of the matter is, I won't even be raising an eyebrow when ...
--Black folks are charged with being "overly sensitive";
--Those same black folks are charged with being "racists" for finding the above picture racist;
--Marilyn Davenport becomes the FOX News poster child of "White Victimhood," claiming to have received "death threats," and the like;
--Marilyn Davenport becomes a Tea Party darling and goes on a national speaking tour;
--Elizabeth Hasselbeck plays her in the made-for-TV movie;
--Marilyn Davenport pens the best-selling book, Monkey Business: How the Obama Family Invented the AIDS Virus with Foreword by Juan Williams