You know, I always thought that old idiom, "It's the exception that proves the rule," made no sense at all, but I think I'm changing my mind.
Because this photo that was sent around by a California Tea Party activist depicting Barack Obama as child of two chimpanzees is the overtly racist exception that proves that the Tea Party is not a racist movement whatsoever. It makes perfect sense!
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.
Hey, look! This comment is the exception that proves that there's no racist component to birtherism! We're really clearing up a lot today.
Reached by telephone and asked if she thought the email was appropriate, Davenport said, "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."…Another GOP official, who also asked not to be identified, said that Davenport is "a really, really sweet old lady so I am surprised to hear about this."
Oh, well, see! She's a "really, really sweet old lady" who has "friends who are black"! That's the exception that proves the rules that exceptions always have to prove rules. Case closed!
By the unwavering laws of exceptions that prove rules for some reason, I hereby declare this email and the Tea Party movement in general to be the most non-racist things ever.
(via Crooks & Liars)
Tags: Animals, Barack Obama, Birthers, California, Racism, Tea Party