Appealing to the Bubba Vote

First came comparisons of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to a monkey, then came racist buttons. Now, courtesy of two Republicans from Tennessee, we have the latest installment of Republican racism, Obama Waffles.

Now sure, I get the joke that Barack Obama has waffled on some issues – as if Sen. John McCain doesn’t have his share of flip-flops – but that’s not my issue. Making a joke is one thing, but does the joke need to involve racial caricatures?

Then again, I think it’s safe to say Obama Waffles will appeal to the “Bubba vote” described by former Republican Congressman Dick Armey:

“The Bubba vote is there, and it’s very real, and it is everywhere,” Armey told USA TODAY and Gannett News Service. “There’s an awful lot of people in America, bless their heart, who simply are not emotionally prepared to vote for a black man.

Given this latest example of racism, I think it’s safe to say Republican presidential nominee John McCain has the “Bubba vote” solidly locked up.

H/T to James Rowen and Whallah!


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