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September 15, 2008 3:30 AM   Subscribe

Obama Waffles? What I find really interesting in this clip is how earnestly these people deny any racism? Is Paul Newman racist? It's actually worse than Fox News' ill-fated fake news show (intentionally fake that is) that was canceled after just 13 episodes. Sad.
posted by metricfan (12 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: we're sort of seen the obama waffles before and calling someone or something racist in your FPP isn't a great way to get people discussing the topic. -- jessamyn



 
I gotta say I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt after first seeing the box. But my line of thinking quickly went "Well that's not so...oh, hmm...OH WHAT THE FUCK A TURBAN". I like how they tried to defend everything with "Well, political satire".

"So you guys are actually racist pieces of shit?"
"Well, political satire."
posted by Roman Graves at 3:48 AM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Did you notice the headline in the fake Obama magazine in the 1/2 Hour News Hour clip? It says, "Barack Obama vs. Tiger Woods: Who is more diverse?" The only paradigm I can think of that makes that funny is a racist one.
posted by metricfan at 3:54 AM on September 15, 2008


Alright - Point by point for me here people, because I just don't get it.

Why is this product racist?
posted by seanyboy at 3:55 AM on September 15, 2008


Instead of attacking this on racism, I'd rather see the theory that changing your decisions based on new input is bad be attacked. I'm aware that political leaders have to appear to be decisive, but I think we can all recognize the problems inherent in a complete lack of introspection. "Mistakes were made" indeed.
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:56 AM on September 15, 2008


"I prefer Aunt Jemima, I can't see what the issue is."
posted by Xurando at 4:01 AM on September 15, 2008


Double serving of waffles. Half-hour News Hour is a rerun.
posted by ardgedee at 4:02 AM on September 15, 2008


Is this what Republicans mean by deregulation? Entrepreneurship through blatant racism.
posted by clearly at 4:03 AM on September 15, 2008


This is the election of hate versus love.

You know, the Republicans love to tought their religion, but it was their type back in the days when Jesus was alive that mocked and killed him.
posted by caddis at 4:05 AM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


You need to be one of America's ruling negro elite to get it seanyboy.
posted by srboisvert at 4:07 AM on September 15, 2008


You know, the Republicans love to tought their religion, but it was their type back in the days when Jesus was alive that mocked and killed him.

If Bill Buckley were alive, I don't think he'd agree with that.
posted by longsleeves at 4:08 AM on September 15, 2008


Why is this product racist?

You're taking the piss, right? Is this another British blind spot?
posted by chuckdarwin at 4:11 AM on September 15, 2008


seanyboy: would you say that Aunt Jemima was a racist image? because that's obviously what their product is playing off...
posted by jammy at 4:14 AM on September 15, 2008


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