From the movement that brought you birthirism, as well as the rise and fall of Glenn Beck, we now have this:
A Southern California Republican Party official was under fire Saturday after allegations she sent an e-mail that included an altered photo depicting President Barack Obama as an ape.
An e-mail reportedly sent by party central committee member Marilyn Davenport shows an image, posed like a family portrait, of chimpanzee parents and child, with Obama's face artificially superimposed on the child. Text beneath the photo reads, "Now you know why no birth certificate."
Davenport, a tea party activist, represents the 72nd Assembly District in Orange County on the central committee.