Sunday, September 14, 2008

Obama Waffles, But Perkins Stands Firm on Racism

O.K., this one's been circulating around the blogs for the last 24 hours, but it's worth another voice. Leave it to Tony Perkins and his Values Voters Summit to finally introduce race into the presidential campaign. In a big, but stereotypical way.

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.
Now we know just how Lou Dobbs REALLY feels about Barack Obama (or at least how his wife feels)

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.

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.
Either David Nammo (and by extension, Tony Perkins) is a complete idiot, or he and FRC thought they could pull a fast one. Keep in mind: FRC had invited BOTH Obama and McCain to speak. Even if they had fantasies that Obama would show up to be booed by a crowd of bigots, they would not be so stupid as to have any product sold at the summit that was a "parody". The summit "organizers" knew what they were getting into. We have all been to large conventions before (as for size, this one is tiny) and we know that the organizers know the properties of every single item up for sale. "An Obama parody" in itself would have been a tipoff, "Obama Waffles" would have been smelled miles away (in Washington). Perkins will be screaming as to how terribly the media is treating his poor Christian ass.

It will be "Persecution!" and "Democrats hate Christians"
No, Democrats distrust Christofascists. Democrats don't want a theocracy. Neither do I.

Just a thought.

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