Now I laughed at the New Yorkers depiction of my boy Barry O, and his wife a couple months ago because it was satire. People were outraged, but hey, its the New Yorker, what else would you expect. I mean, it would be like going to see a Mel Brooks movie expecting to laugh, and walking out crying from sadness; its just not gonna happen. But coming from a conservative function? The Family Research Council? This is what you teach your kids??
WASHINGTON (AP) - Activists at a conservative political forum snapped up boxes
of waffle mix depicting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a
racial stereotype on its front and wearing Arab-like headdress on its top flap.
Values Voter Summit organizers cut off sales of Obama Waffles boxes on
Saturday, saying they had not realized the boxes displayed "offensive material."
The summit and the exhibit hall where the boxes were sold had been open since
The box was meant as political satire, said Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, two writers from Franklin, Tenn., who created the mix. They sold it for $10 a box from a rented booth at the summit sponsored by the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council.
So not only is Obama a non-pork eating muslim, he eats waffles? Yeah, that's what I got out of that. Sadly, the two men responsible for this are from Tennessee where I live. The same state that gave Harold Ford, a black man from Memphis, a hard time with racially charged commercials when he ran for the senate not too long ago ( ). Ironically, it was a democratic congressman from Memphis Tn (Steve Cohen) who's Jewish, who was responsible for authoring the Bill for the U.S. apology of slavery, and Jim Crow, which passed recently.
Well damn, and I thought this was supposed to be a successful run for the presidency? They even took a shot at Muslims by depicting him as a muslim with head gear on the top of the box. And they even took it a step further by depicting him as a mexican on the back of the box wearing a sombrero. The picture was above a recipe for "Open Border Fiesta Waffles" and it said you can serve "four more illegal aliens...while waiting on these zesty treats to invade your home, why not learn a foreign language? "
I can't help but to think that Ted "Mr. Law & Order" Thompson, former 2008 presidential candidate, and former senator from the great state of Tennesse had something to do with this. But then again, I don't think he's stupid enough to try and pull this off and sabotage his acting career. On second thought, this is the south, and the good ole boy network is still alive and well. I swear, this shit is getting uglier as we get closer to November 4th's election date.
As fucked up as this move was, it could have been worse. They could have depicted him eating fried chicken on a T-Shirt, and sold it for $20 a pop. As bad as they need money for this campaign, I'm surprised they didn't do it, after hearing that Obama raised $66 million dollars in August. Coming from conservatives, it just shows that they're desperate, and have nothing to offer by way of change as they say. This one's not funny in my book folks. But you know what they say, you can put lipstick on a pig and its still would be a republican.