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At the Values Voter Summit this weekend, vendors sold an item called “Obama Waffles” featuring a racist cartoon of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) on the box front — with “popping eyes and big, thick lips” — and another image of him wearing an Arab-like headdress on its top flap. Its creators, Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, said it was meant as “political satire,” and sold the box for $10 from a booth at the Family Research Council event. CNN’s Lou Dobbs stopped by the booth and exclaimed, “My wife will love this!” A photo shows Dobbs with a box of the mix in his hand.

Typical Republicans, Think Progress 40 Comments [9/23/2008 5:07:41 PM]
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Osiris

Can I ask a question? Is this any different then all the "Bush is stupid" stuff that liberals have doing since 2000?

9/23/2008 5:10:43 PM

Loulmotron

My lesbian life partner will love it too. All we need know is some PFC, Presidential Fried Chicken... Fuck even throw an amendment to our constitution. We have the right to watermelon.

9/23/2008 5:12:52 PM

The L

Wow. This also goes into "Racists Say the Darndest Things!"

9/23/2008 5:25:51 PM

Headache

Osiris: That is supported by facts, mostly by Bush own comments and actions. Do you have a problem with reality?

9/23/2008 5:27:47 PM

Me

This is different from all the "Bush is stupid" stuff that liberals have doing since 2000 in that Bush really is stupid.

9/23/2008 5:29:15 PM

kingoftheheavies

Osiris...

Are you for real? Bush is an idiot. This is something we have learned over the last 8 fucking years. If you want to pick at Obama, fine. But do it based on performance and his ability to string words together into coherent sentences. This waffle horseshit has nothing to do with anything about Obama other than his color.

FUCK! This once-great country is getting dumber by the day...

9/23/2008 5:34:50 PM



Kingoftheheavies,

"FUCK! This once-great country is getting dumber by the day... "

Fap. Fap. Fap.

9/23/2008 5:36:39 PM

Sisyphus

One step forward....three steps back. I'm amazed those two weren't wearing their hoods!

9/23/2008 5:36:53 PM

Lucilius

@Osiris: Also, I don't recall anyone insinuating that Bush is stupid because he's a white guy.

9/23/2008 5:43:59 PM

GigaGuess

But call Bush a moron, and it's high treason. Gotcha. Free speech is only free if it's coming out of your mouth.

9/23/2008 5:45:30 PM

jimboaw

Sad Sad Sad

9/23/2008 5:47:11 PM

practical_god

Honestly, I don't care. It's just a fucking box. Sticks and stones and all that.

9/23/2008 5:51:15 PM

tracer

Doesn't "Values Voter" sound like they're holding the elections at Wal*Mart?

9/23/2008 5:59:06 PM

worldsend

i wonder if their summit included bathroom man sex?

9/23/2008 6:04:59 PM

Bored One-time Poster

I think this really is more racist than fundie- except for the Muslim thing. Even then, the real hilarity there was that they thought that it was natural because he had been photographed wearing Kenyan clothes. XD

9/23/2008 6:12:20 PM

cf

This is very low class, but I don't see how being Republican makes one fundie. Meh.

9/23/2008 6:12:56 PM



I am ashamed of my country.

9/23/2008 6:13:37 PM

Pagnostic

The box is stupid and racist. Lou Dobbs is an ass. But none of this is particularly fundy.

9/23/2008 6:13:44 PM

El Guapo

At first glance, looking at the box on that link, I just don't see any overt racism. It just looks like a caricature of Barrack Obama. The top of the box seems to portray Barack Obama as a Muslim; he has a headdress on and a little arrow says "point box toward Mecca for tastier waffles".

It's not really racist, because Muslims don't comprise a "race" (whatever that might be), but it definitely panders to those out there who are stupid enough to believe that
1. That Barrack Obama is in fact Muslim, and prejudiced enough to believe that
2. Muslims are uniformly dangerous people.

@Osiris...it is different, in that the statement "Barrack Obama is a Muslim" is not a matter of opinion but a statement of fact, while the statement "Bush is stupid" is a matter of opinion. [In my opinion, Bush is abysmally stupid, but then again its just an opinion]. It is also different, in that no single group of people is unfairly maligned by the statement "Bush is stupid" the way that protraying Obama as a Muslim maligns Muslims.

9/23/2008 6:21:26 PM

approximate

And these "values voters" claim that atheists have no values!

9/23/2008 6:30:10 PM

MBI

The Muslim stuff is racist, or at the very least highly questionable, but the other stuff is an overreaction. Relax, you guys,.

9/23/2008 6:34:42 PM

mike-mike

Look up the term "satire." Also why is this on FSTDT, at best it should be on RSTDT?

9/23/2008 6:37:59 PM

Aethernaut

"but I don't see how being Republican makes one fundie."

Have you not been paying attention since the Reagan administration?

9/23/2008 6:38:36 PM

aaa

Looks like the federation is about to go down in flames.

9/23/2008 6:53:48 PM

Old Viking

It demonstrates the level that these "Values Voters" function at.

9/23/2008 7:12:02 PM
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