Well, the lovely Christers at the Values Voters Summit sure don’t hide their racism very well, do they?
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 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.
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?”
Not pictured: The side flap which shows a caricature of Rev. Jeremiah Wright portrayed as a “missing person” with his quote, “God damn America.” Even the readers at Christianity Today are outraged, that’s how far out of touch these so-called “values” Christianists are.
From the Obama Waffles site:
- Amaze and mystify your liberal friends
- Great conversation starter for your desk at work
- Serve for breakfast after the election . . . especially if your candidate wins!
- The souvenir conservatives crave . . . and liberals dread
- The perfect gift for a liberal friend who has everything . . . given to him by the government, of course.
Complete scumbagginess and completely predictable.