Obama Waffles are Political Satire

by Latoya Peterson

From the Yahoo News article:

A vendor at a conservative political forum was selling 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. The product was meant as political satire, said Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, two writers from Franklin, Tenn.

Oh, of course.

It’s satire. That’s what we’re calling it these days. Got it, everyone? Satire.

(Photo Credit: Yahoo/AP)


Commenter KuriusJurge612 pointed out there is a video with the creators of the waffles – and the “satire” gets worse!

From the Back of the Box

*”Tip: While waiting for these tasty treats to invade your home, why not learn a foreign language?”

*”Recommended serving: 4 or more illegal aliens”

*Picture of Obama in a sombrero, erasing the border.

*Barry’s Bling Bling Waffle Ring, the recipe rap

*Missing: Rev. Wright on the side of the box

From the Interview

Interviewer: “To me, it looks like an Aunt Jemima box…”
Bob DeMoss: “I was raised, I prefer Aunt Jemima, so I’m not sure what the issue is.”
Mark Whitlock: “Think about Newman’s Own or Emeril’s food line – ”

(Umm…Newman and Emeril have their own lines they put their own images on. Not some racist representation of blackness, like you grew up with.)

Bob DeMoss: “-Is it racist because he’s an Italian, or he’s a white guy? The issue is not the pigment of someone’s skin, it’s his many changing positions.”

(Of course. Which is why your commentary focused on waffles, not various racial stereotypes).

Interviewer: Why the turban?
Both: “Uhhh…he’s on a safari!”

(You know you lying!)

Interviewer: [reads] “Point the box toward Mecca for tastier waffles…”
Bob: “Uh, he’s been accused…Everyone in Africa and the Muslim world knows he’s a Muslim.”

(Pronounced muzz-lum.)

Interviewer: You know he attends the United Church of Christ, right?

[The screen explains that Obama wore traditional Kenyan clothing to visit his family, as Bob explains Obama is wearing “muslim garb.” The video also mentions Kenya is 78% Christian.]

Mark: “It’s a satirical nod to the debate that’s happening in the public.”

(What debate? Lying is debate now?)

Here’s the video:

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