It seems as if the whole blogsphere is talking about a incidents that occurred at this weeks Values Voters event sponsored by The Family Research Council a conservative religious thank tank in Washington DC. Its seems as if they allowed at the last minute two evangelical comics from Tennessee to set up shop selling waffle mix with photo caricatures of Barack Obama. Liberals are calling the whole event not just the incident as racist. They fail to mention that a member of a local Atheist group got into the event an alerted the Associated Press who reported the incident. Anyway the group has a blog and has been fighting back that they are not racist.
So the question is were the images racist or disrespectful..or both?
Personally I think the two guys were idiots for doing this and are probally kicking themselves. One can only imagine with al the talk about race in this election that these guys felt it was okay to have a "Ancha Mamma Obamma" waffle box at such an event and not provoke accusations of racism is breathtaking
Liberals who are attacking the forum must also answer for there silence when the tables are turned and racist depictions of prominet black Republicans are allowed. “The depiction of Dr. Condoleezza Rice by Jeff Danziger, Pat Oliphant and Garry Trudeau as an ebonics speaking, big-lipped, black mammy who just loves her ‘massa’. The left was quiet when Michelle D. Bernard, senior vice president of the Independent Women’s Forum said “These cartoons take the racism of the liberals who profess respect and adoration for black Americans to a new level. Or how about when Maryland's black Lt.Governor Steele was hit with Oreo cookies were thrown by Democrats at Mr. Steele, and two members of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Katie Barge and Lauren Weiner, committed identity theft, illegally obtaining Mr. Steele's Social Security number and credit report.Brazenly, on the left-wing Internet website called "The News Blog," Democrats posted a doctored photograph of Mr. Steele, depicting him as a "Simple Sambo." The point is that both of us Democrats and Republicans who claim to care about diversity should not embrace it when it benefits one side or the other but to do it out of principle.
From World Magazine- Warren Cole Smith
It’s OK to say that Barack Obama waffles on the issues, but to humorously make that point with a box of Obama Waffles is not OK. In fact, it’s racist.Bob DeMoss and Mark Whitlock are two well-known Christian writers with an eye for satire. They thought it would be funny to package waffle mix in an “Obama Waffles” box and sell what they call the “Ultimate Election ’08 Edible Souvenir.” So they found a manufacturer who would private-label the waffle mix, designed a box with caricatures of Barack and Michelle Obama on it, and rented a booth at this weekend’s Family Research Council Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
Things went well for a day and a half. DeMoss and Whitlock said traffic to their booth was heavy, they got no complaints, and they sold more than 400 boxes of the waffle mix.But then a member of American Atheists brought the exhibit to the attention of an Associated Press reporter covering the event. When the AP reporter started asking questions, the FRC told the exhibitors to dismantle the exhibit.
The materials represent an attempt at parody that crosses the line into coarseness and bias. The exhibitor contacted our reviewer just days before the Summit by email and described material that sounded like it was devoted to political flip-flops on policy issues. When the content of the materials was brought to the attention of FRC Action senior officials today, they were removed and the exhibit was dismantled by the vendor at our insistence. It is our responsibility to fully vet materials that are offered at any event we cosponsor, but we are deeply dismayed that this vendor violated the spirit, message and tone of our event in such an offensive manner.FRC spokesman J.P. Duffy told WORLD the caricatures of the Obamas, along with some of the language on the box, “crossed the line” of racism.