Seemingly racist Obama waffles popular at 'Family Values' summit
An exhibitor at the 2008 Value Voters Summit - sponsored by the Family Research Council and counting among its speakers former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been selling seemingly racist anti-Obama waffles.
The product is pictured below. Summit security would not allow photographs to be taken inside the exhibit hall.
"I asked the 'chef'... if he was at all concerned that this might be viewed as a white man putting a black man into a frying pan," Raw Story reporter Larisa Alexandrovna wrote Saturday. "He laughed and said, 'I hope so.'"
The first image shows a gaping caricature of Obama under the words "Obama Waffles," with the tagline "Waffling the World Over." The second shows Obama in a turban with the words, "Point box toward Mecca for tastier waffles."
The waffles are also sold online at ObamaWaffles.com. The site says they are also sold at the bookstore Books-A-Million, though nothing comes up in a search at the bookseller's website.
According to the the site's blog, Lou Dobbs, who was also speaking at the convention, lauded the product Friday.
"My wife will love this," Dobbs purportedly said. A photograph of Dobbs with a box and one of the sellers is online here.
Sen. John McCain, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Barack Obama were invited to the conference but did not attend. A list of the summit's speakers are available here.