Diana Waterman, the newly elected First Vice Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, has named her black Angus cow "Oprah." Waterman noted on Facebook that the cow recently birthed a calf.
Sveinn C. Storm, a Republican who publishes an Queen Anne County-focused blog called "Pave Our County?", says that naming a cow after a Black celebrity who has publicly struggled with her weight is "precisely why an enormous number of Americans view Republicans as racists."
As a Republican, I do not believe that Diana Waterman comes even close to promoting a positive image for the party. There is a slim chance that Diana Waterman names all of her pets after prominent black Americans she admires, but I doubt it. In fact, I’m betting she names her new calf "Michael Steele." Perhaps she will give him a quick call and see if he’s okay with that."
The Maryland Republican Party, which is (allegedly) the home of former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, has dismissed calls for Waterman to resign.
Cowardly and tone-deaf . Typical.