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Start Your Morning with Obama Waffles

Sick of Bisquick waffle mix? Try Obama waffle mix. The creators of the mix, Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, sold the item for $10 a box starting Thursday at the Value Voters summit, a conservative political forum, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The summit drew about 2,100 activists including Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Attendees snapped up boxes of the mix like hot cakes.

But why were conservative activists spending $10 on a box a waffle mix that displayed their presidential nominee revival? They shelled out the green because the waffle mix box was a political satire which poked fun at Obama’s political stances and remarks. The front of the box contained a cartoon picture of Obama with thick lips, a huge smile, and eyes popping out as he stared at the waffles. This image recalled stereotypes of black people similar, and similar to Aunt Jemina, the pancake-mix symbol.

But that was the not the only racial image contained on the box. The top of the box pictured another cartoon of Obama this time wearing an Arab-like headdress, and the back of the box shows Obama in Mexican dress and an accompanying recipe for “Open Boarder Fiesta Waffles.?

The box took shots at Obama’s wife, his former pastor, and 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry as well.

Did Whitlock consider the images of Obama racial stereotypes? “We had some people mention that to us, but you think of Newman's Own or Emeril's - there are tons and tons of personality-branded food products on the market. So we've taken that model and, using political satire, have highlighted his policies, his position changes,? Whitlock said.

Organizers of the Value Voters Summits expressed that they did not realize the box contained “offensive material,? and ended sales of the mix on Saturday.