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Obama Waffles Leave Racist Taste in Mouth

9/14/2008 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

In a so called "political satire," makers of a waffle mix showcasing Barack Obama have many calling it a racial stereotype that goes waaay too far.

The offensive material includes such gems as Obama wearing an Arab-like headdress on the top flap of the box, while the back of the box depicts Barack in stereotypical Mexican dress. The recipe includes a tip: "While waiting for these zesty treats to invade your home, why not learn a foreign language?"

The men who created the controversial Obama Waffles sold their lack of genius for $10 a box during the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. Organizers have since cut off sales, saying they had not realized the boxes displayed "offensive material."

The Obama campaign declined to comment.

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Spyder    

That was the most open racist attack I have ever seen by a politcal party!

SHAME SHAME SHAME

Using tactics like that will def earn an IGNORE from me on election day!

What century are these morons from that they would even think this is funny or satricial?
Oh yeah Maybe McCain's he's THAT old.

Just my HONEST Opinion

Anna

2229 days ago
2.

Denise    

THIS IS ALL TMZ FAULT........... YOU MADE THE COMPARISON!!! AMERICA IS A RACIAL COUNTRY!!!!
WHY CAN YOU GUYS SEE BARACK OBAMA FOR WHAT HE IS AND NOT FOR HIS "SKIN COLOR" HE IS SMARTER THAN THE ENTIRE STAFF AT TMZ ALSO MCCAIN & HIS VP PICK (WHATEVER HER NAME IS)

2229 days ago
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hillary clinton    

thats hilarious, almost as funny as tmz making fun of palin being a working mom, mccain being old and a nazi, obama being the savior..... loved it

2229 days ago
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COl. A.M.Khajawall [Ret]    

Dear concerned citizens of America and mass media of the U.S.A.

As a concerned disabled American Veteran and American citizen, I consider it my duty and responsibility to address the following critical issues facing the voters of our Greatgrand nation, the United States of America [USA].

1. Does the joint ticket have a calm, cool, and collected " temper and impulse" [Presidential Temperament]?
2. Does each ticket have sound and sustained "Judgment and Caliber"?
3. Does each ticket have a "presidential depth and degree" in regard to their purpose, policies, and positions?
4. Does each ticket have adequate, "understanding and knowledge" of workings around Washington"?
5. Does each ticket have enough "vigor, wisdom and Vision" for the future of our beloved Great-grand Nation?
6. Does each ticket possess enough joint foreign policy experience and exposure based on "American Values, Virtues, Vastness, and strong soul"?
7. Do their campaign talk, slogans, ads, plans, and programs based on facts and are they free of fear, fiction, frivolous labels, unfair attacks, negativity, and impulsivity? [Danger to country and national security].
8. Does the ticket keep country or politics first? [McCain stole Obama's change and is running with it.]
9. Does the ticket move us closer to Culture Divide and war[ Disaster for our nation and economic challenges].
10.Is the campaign surrounded, supported, and arrogated by divisive people, media, politicians, and blusters [Loss of Maverick's as shown by his new shiftiness, shamelessness, and shallowness].

As a Independent registered voter I have decided to vote for the Obama-Biden ticket. I am sure they will protect our national security, strengths, stamina and soul as well as rebuild our nation from the bottom up in all areas of need. The OBAMA-BIDEN ticket will restore our global standing with the use of maximum, firm international diplomacy and minimal force if and when indicated.

Yours sincerely,

COL. A.M. Khajawall [Ret] MD., Forensic psychiatrist, Colonel, US-AR / MC Combat Stress Control[Ret], Disabled American Veteran and Iraq Freedom team.

2229 days ago
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CM    

HAHA...that is so hilarious! The only thing that would have made this any better is if they would have been selling fried chicken!

2229 days ago
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kimkow    

ha ha...don't forget the watermelon

2229 days ago
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just another person    

Republican values conference that featured Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. This party has some of the most hypocritical politicans and supporters. They attack people of color, while confessing love of God. They enjoy stealing money for themselves and their cronys while ridiculing the poor because they say their hands are out too much. They insult muslims, christians, mexicans that are in this country for a whole host of reasons. Lies and tries to connect Obama to radical muslims, terroists, and a host of other things. He was raised by a single mother but call him a elitist-though McCain has 9 homes and Mitt Romney inherited a fortune. They fight so you don't kill newborns but have no problems sending teenagers to a war that should have never been started in Iraq and to this day, even after they have admitted to "faulty intelligence", continue to try and connect the trajedy of 9/11 to the war which we know is a lie, and let alone no WMD. They continue to mistakedy call Obama "Osama" and yet we put him on a box in muslim headgear and say with a straight face they didn't know it was offensive. How can you let this party back into the white house. Is is so offensive to allow a half-black man into office and continue in this destructive economy and lieing war mongering party-I just don't get it. We need change!

2229 days ago
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RL    

Waffles are racist? I am confused, but I think everyone else is too if food is considered to be slander.

2229 days ago
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Tammy W    

Waffles are not racial. Syrup is not racial. I agree the Arab headdress on the top flap was probably over the line. I don't understand why a caricature of a black person has to automatically be racial?! Should the artist have made him white? The humor behind the product was the concept that Obama waffles on decisions. TMZ is CLEARLY pro-DemocRATic. Get a life. Let's get upset about real issues - like a candidate who supports legislation that allows infants to die if they are blessed enough to survive attempted murder (abortion). Waffles. Good grief. Good thing the dems never make fun of McCain and Palin, huh?

2229 days ago
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Marissa    

If it was a white male politician on that box, I doubt anyone would be bitching.

2229 days ago
11.

Frank Olivo    

What I don't get it...what?? What is up with waffles?? Oh, no I mean yes I DO get it! I do understand the waffles!

I'm John Kerry and I approve this waffling even though I am not a candidate in this election.

2229 days ago
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Baseball Junkie    

Tammy W, the problem is it refers back to segregation and discrimination with the Mammy kind of thing. Maybe you never learned the counting rhyme "catch a tiger by the tail" but it didn't used to be a tiger. And there used to be a children's book about "Little Black Sambo" who persuaded tigers to chase themselves around a tree until they turned into melted butter which he put put his pancakes.
If you don't then you're lucky to be younger than me but I heard Martin Luther King's speech live.

Go Sox

2229 days ago
13.

Kay    

It's racist. If it was satire, they would have John McCain Viagra, showing him using an abacus to try to figure out the national budget.

2229 days ago
14.

kathy    

Where can I buy them???


NOBAMA NOBAMA NOBAMA

2229 days ago
15.

Whadda-Do    

WAAAA! Poor Obama. How come he doesn't promote himself as bi-racial? He sure likes to lean toward his black pride. This is why he won't be getting my vote. Racism isn't reserved exclusively for the black folk. Let's talk about double standards.

2229 days ago
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