Sunday, September 14, 2008

Those "Family (racist) Values"!

Big Things were happening this weekend in Minneapolis, as the Family Retchsearch Council threw one of their "Values Voters" wankfests. The FRC showed that there's a lot more to them than just homophobia and fetus fetishizing -- they also demonstrated their sensitivity to racism with the "Obama waffle mix" being sold by one of the vendors at the little shindig. Funnnnnneeee! CNN's Lou Dobbs liked it, and the "family values" rubes were just, uh, eating it up. But sadly, the popular item had to be pulled when the FRC suddenly "realized" that it was a racist piece of shit:
"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 FRC followed up with a weak statement "condemning" the odious waffle mix and "the vendor" who was selling it. They claim that the exhibit wasn't vetted properly, and why not? If sloppy vetting is good enough for the McCain campaign, it's good enough for the Family Research Council. But the truth is probably simpler -- they didn't know the material was offensive because it wasn't offensive -- to them!