And Conservatives Wonder Why They get So Little African-American Support

In 2008 Presidential Elections, jerks, politics, racism, shameful, stupidity on September 14, 2008 by Editor Z

After news that the head of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republican leader had to resign his position after making racially offensive remarks about Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) on his facebook page, it looks like the so-called conservative “base” (base one could say is the best way to describe them and their tactics), have caught heat over a product at a vendor at the “Value Voter’s Summit” (one of the values of these voters I guess is outright racism). Its difficult to believe in the twenty-first century that there are still minds so undeveloped as these.

Minneapolis Star Tribune:

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 Thursday afternoon.

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.

David Nammo, executive director of the lobbying group FRC Action, said summit organizers were told the boxes were a parody of Obama’s policy positions but had not examined them closely.

Republican Party stalwarts Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney were among speakers at the forum, which officials said drew 2,100 activists from 44 states.

While Obama Waffles takes aim at Obama’s politics by poking fun at his public remarks and positions on issues, it also plays off the old image of the pancake-mix icon Aunt Jemima, which has been widely criticized as a demeaning stereotype. Obama is portrayed with popping eyes and big, thick lips as he stares at a plate of waffles and smiles broadly.

Placing Obama in Arab-like headdress recalls the false rumor that he is a follower of Islam, though he is actually a Christian.

On the back of the box, Obama is depicted in stereotypical Mexican dress, including a sombrero, above a recipe for “Open Border Fiesta Waffles” that says it can serve “4 or more illegal aliens.” The recipe includes a tip: “While waiting for these zesty treats to invade your home, why not learn a foreign language?”

Pissing off three ethnic groups at the same time. Its amazing that conservative figures like Romney and Gingrich would get anywhere near this, although in fairness to them one can’t know of everything that is being sold at these Conservative hootenannies. But the excuse that they didn’t know this was racially offensive in anyway is ridiculous. Anyone with an IQ in the double digits would know that this is racist, not to mention xenophobic. I suppose they put on a minstrel show as entertainment.



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