Obama Waffles - It's Racism for Sale

Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama and Motley Moose

It's just incredible.

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By denny_crane


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Republicans really have no shame at all. They don't even bother to hide their racist beliefs -  they're proud of it and intend to make a profit from it.

From the AP:

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 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.

I'm nearly speechless. We need to win this election big and keep these people as far from decision making roles as we can. Get out there and do something for a local candidate, folks.

Tags: Barack Obama, racism (all tags)

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30 Comments

Tips for fighting these racist pigs

Let's get going!

by Denny Crane 2008-09-15 07:57AM | 0 recs
This gives new meaning...

To that term "LIPSTICK ON A PIG"! The Rethuglicans can veil their racism in "humor", but it's still racism and it's still ugly. How dare they try to lecture us on "bigotry" when they themselves engage in this ugly hate peddling.

by atdleft 2008-09-15 09:08AM | 0 recs
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THere will be more of this.

Just get out the vote.

by Hedda Lettuce1 2008-09-15 08:33AM | 0 recs
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There's a picture out there with CNN's Lou Dobbs holding a box of those under his arm while meeting with the waffles creator...

by LordMike 2008-09-15 09:20AM | 0 recs
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Purple heart band-aids. Hillary nut-crackers. Obama waffles. It's business as usual for scumbag Republicans finding a way to make money exploiting hatred, prejudice, and ignorance.

by LakersFan 2008-09-15 09:43AM | 0 recs
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To borrow a line from CG, these douches give douches a bad name.

by Denny Crane 2008-09-15 10:06AM | 0 recs
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Best part is that these were sold at the "Values Voters Summit" and no one complained until 3 days into the summit.  Jesus would be so proud.

by proseandpromise 2008-09-15 10:02AM | 0 recs
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LOL

Obama waffles powder.

Makes instant waffles.

Just add Katrina tears.

by dtaylor2 2008-09-15 10:08AM | 0 recs
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Wow, look who thinks it's funny.  What. a. surprise.

by Jess81 2008-09-15 10:39AM | 0 recs
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wow watch those comments disappear...

by Skaje 2008-09-15 10:42AM | 0 recs
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I thought you were voting for Obama because he was black?  How do you keep the lies straight in your head?

by trustno1 2008-09-15 01:57PM | 0 recs
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I don't think dtaylor2 is old enough to vote

by duende 2008-09-15 03:11PM | 0 recs
As a HILL supporter who campaigned in Pennsylvania

there were thrown a lot of racist comments, swears, epithets my way by people i was trying to recruit for voter registration for Hillary's campaign. They thought i was a part of the obama campaign I guess, because I was black. I'm barely even that black. I'm lighter than Obama. I was so traumatized by those events, I decided to work the databases instead of canvassing outdoors. But indoors, there were still whispers among elder white Hillary supporters, since I was one of the only black people there. Guess you'd be one of those people.

by iamold 2008-09-15 11:33PM | 0 recs
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Apparently racism is a family value to Republicans

by leozh 2008-09-15 10:20AM | 0 recs
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Its pretty shocking how durable the ignorance is with the GOP foot soldiers.  
One of the nobs responsible for this little creation was going on about Obama as a muslim and how everyone in africa "knows" he's a muslim.  And still holds Jeremiah Wright against him as a pastor.  It's a wonder his head didn't explode.

I had dinner with some god freinds of mine.  They are adamantly opposed to Obama and the quoted infanticide and kiddie sex ed as their reasons.

When I pointed out that these were widely debunked lies on the part of McCain they held firm,saying that they didn't believe the fact checking.

It was fairly disturbing. Now I live in Oregon and there is little chance of McCain pulling one out here but this really points to a staggering level of ignorance.  It's quite orwellian.

by tired of dynasties 2008-09-15 10:50AM | 0 recs
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The infanticide charge has not been debunked.

by reebus 2008-09-15 01:29PM | 0 recs
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Yes it has.  He voted against it not because he was opposed to it but because it was redundant and already covered by existent legislation.

by writerswrite 2008-09-15 01:40PM | 0 recs
If they have us talking about this crap

then they have already won.

by activatedbybush 2008-09-15 10:51AM | 0 recs
Did you see the video interview...

Those guys were evening pushing the muslim thing again. It's all BOLLOCKS. And you know, after eight years of crap, we're well attuned to the flavor

by duende 2008-09-15 11:08AM | 0 recs
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this is racism and the pugs who don't want any Democrat and surely not a biracial democrat will find it hilarious.  

There is a point, when you use the 'racist' slur to tarnish people who aren't racist and may be insensitive or trying to talk about difficult issues, and then get people arguing rather than talking, it diminishes the concept and gives a pass to the real racists.

The biggest racism problem is in our police forces and in our banks and institutions. There is no racial justice without economic justice.  Now who in the campaign repeated that famous line?  (Oh, yeah, someone called a 'racist?')  

Here's a learning moment everyone, learn up.  

by anna shane 2008-09-15 11:54AM | 0 recs
It would be a learning moment

were it directed at people who called Bill a racist. To people who never called him a racist, it seems a bit of a cavalier attitude.

I think we can all agree that the GOP is lately abusing the sexism charge. Should we just shrug off future sexism because the GOP is making the charge farcical?

"This is what you get when someone cries wolf" is a very scary reason to ignore injustice.

by Neef 2008-09-15 12:07PM | 0 recs
Re: It would be a learning moment

oh, we'd get it anyway, but back then the slurs were flying this was pointed out. It's not a cry wolf situation, it's a naming properly situation.  

Yes, the pugs are abusing the sexism charge, they've jumped on that as an opportunity.  This could also be seen coming a mile away, but not for the same reason.  We would not have Sarah were there not sexism in the primary.  

I hardly think this needs a pass. It's very offensive.  

by anna shane 2008-09-15 12:19PM | 0 recs
Wrong!

You would not have had Sarah were there not extreme bitterness in the primary.  Whether or not that bitterness had to do with sexism will be an ongoing debate, because MOST people agree that your preferred candidate did not lose the primary due to sexism regardless of its existence.

It's the perception that bitter women will vote for ANY woman to spite their social and economic beliefs that got Sarah Palin a spot on the ticket.  In a nutshell (and this is my opinion) it was the McCain campaign's sexism that got us Sarah Palin.

by shalca 2008-09-15 08:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Wrong!

perceptions don't vote?  the pugs were given an opportunity, by our party leaders, and they took it.  And you want to just blame? And only the women some of whom just woke up?  What MOST people are you talking about?  I think you missed the debate when it was going on, as did howard and nancy.  I wrote him a year ago and explained, and he 'got it' and spoke to it far too late. Even barack admits the sexism now.

by anna shane 2008-09-16 03:30PM | 0 recs
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Martin Luther King said that during the Poor Peoples March on Washington....What are you talking about?

by epiphany 2008-09-15 08:16PM | 0 recs
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yes, that's his quote, of course, who else.  This ad campaign is disgusting, but decent ads won't make enough difference, it's making a difference in lives and experiences and opportunities and in safety from police and economic exploitation. there is much to do.  

by anna shane 2008-09-15 09:27PM | 0 recs
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It's funny that they say Obama is a Muslim AND a radical Christian.  They can't even keep their bullshit straight.

by TheUnknown285 2008-09-15 12:09PM | 0 recs
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they're not trying to.

This is the real 'kitchen sink,' it's what kitchen sink really means.  

by anna shane 2008-09-15 12:20PM | 0 recs
Re:Not surprising, sadly.

I wonder, when will they start running ads like the "Playboy Club" one they ran against Harold Ford in 2006?  I'm sure it's coming.  

by half nelson 2008-09-15 06:17PM | 0 recs
there is video of these guys on YouTube

by TrueBlueMajority 2008-09-15 10:18PM | 0 recs

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