Not Getting The Joke
Racism and untruth (let’s just call them lies and be done with it) are sadly alive and well and living in the disunited states of america. All in good fun.
I didn’t clip the AP picture of the box of Obama Waffles, but you should take a look for yourself.
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.
When does Muslim Aint Jamima satire become defamation of character and reflect a lack of character on the part of the “satirist”? I imagine the Obama campaign doesn’t get the joke.