Saturday, September 13, 2008

Conservatives Sell Arab Obama Gear at Values Summit

The other photo is worse. One's enough.

Mind you, the conservatives are selling this at the Values Voter Summit. Doesn't that just figure. The waffle mix featuring Obama in an Arab headdress was sold out of a booth at the event put on by the Christian conservative group, the Family Research Council, the folks so busy promoting family values. Is this what it means to be Christian? Believe it or not, it's these groups that have been spreading the Obama hate through emails, books, blogs, any way they can. These people have no idea what it means to be Christian and now, once again, they're trying to hijack this election, with the help of Palin. 
JPost: 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 an 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, Tennessee, 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, a Christian conservative group.
Republicans Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney spoke at the forum, which reportedly drew 2,100 participants from 44 states. Obama Waffles invokes the demeaning stereotype of the iconic pancake-mix caricature, Aunt Jemima, which has been widely criticized as offensive to African-Americans. Placing Obama in a turban plays into the false rumor that he is Muslim, when in fact he's Christian.

On the back of the box, Obama is shown wearing a sombrero and Mexican clothing above a recipe for Open-Border Fiesta Waffles that says it can serve "4 or more illegal aliens." Included with the recipe are the words: "While waiting for these zesty treats to invade your home, why not learn a foreign language?"

The conservative public policy groups American Values and Focus on the Family Action co-sponsored the event. Organizers halted sales of Obama Waffles on Sept. 13, saying they had not realized the boxes had displayed "offensive material." The waffle boxes had been on sale since Sept. 11.