The Peach

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

"Whitey Only" Republican Party

Just call them racist rednecks. The orgnaizers of the Values Voter Summit, a conservative forum in which both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney were key Republican speakers, found themselves trying to explain how boxes of "Obama Waffles," portraying Barack Obama in a racially stereotyped fashion on the front and with Arab headress on the back, were being sold openly for three days before cutting off the sale.

The booth in which the mix was being sold was sponsored by the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council, a so-called Christian group. The FRC stated it knew about the boxes, but never bothered to actually examine them (you sort of wonder what part of "negro on a pancake box" didn't sound racist to them).

The Peach is not surprised by this. Watching the Republican National Convention reminded The Peach of a sea of shriveled up marshmallows. You thought the 2004 Convention was white! The RNC used extra bleach for the 2008 gathering. According to polls of delegates taken by CBS and the NY Times a whopping 2% (that's right TWO PERCENT) were black.

So, the next time you hear Republicans talking about "Americans," remember they're still thinking about Ozzie and Harriet.


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