Obama Bobblehead Toys Placed In Urinals At Super-Conservative Faith And Freedom Conference
The Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference brings together some of the most right-leaning people in the country, so it was a surprise to see President Obama there this year. But not so fast! The president wasn't actually in attendance on Friday at the Washington, D.C. conference — nope, small figurines of President Obama's head were placed inside the conference urinals in the men's room. Yes, someone purchased multiple Obama figurines just to put them inside toilets.
The figurines, which feature a caricature-like Obama with disproportionately large ears and teeth, were first spotted by Huffington Post editor Igor Bobic, who promptly took a picture and tweeted it. Meanwhile, some of the biggest conservative names in politics were in the conference hall listening to the likes of Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul.
Other conservatives scheduled to talk during the three-day conference include Sen. Ted Cruz spoke, Rep. Michele Bachmann, and former Sen. Rick Santorum. As you may have guessed, their review of Obama wasn't exactly glowing.
According to the Huffington Post, Sen. Marco Rubio claimed that Obama's policies "completely ignore the importance of families and values on our society, thinking that instead those things can be replaced by laws and government programs." Sen. Cruz aired similar grievances against Obama, blaming the president for attacking religious liberties, saying, "At no time in our nation’s history have we seen threats to religious liberty, and every one of the Bill of Rights, more dire than they are right now."
The Obama head-figurine isn't the first time conservatives have done or said something offensive at one of their conventions, and it's not even the first time a party favor was involved.
Sarah Palin Compares Torture to a Holy Tradition
Sometimes it's hard to choose which statement to qualify as the worst thing Sarah Palin's ever said, but this one might take the prize. At this year's National Rifle Association's annual convention in April, Palin defended torture of prisoners and suspected terrorists.
"They obviously have information on plots to carry out Jihad," she told a cheering crowd. "Oh, but you can’t offend them, can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."
We Can Always Count on Ann Coulter ...
... to be totally and utterly offensive, to the core, and in public. At the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, she managed to offend three different people in one speech. On Gov. Chris Christie, she made a dig at his weight, saying, "Even CPAC had to cut back on its speakers this year about 300 pounds."
On contraceptive mandate supporter and women's rights activist Sandra Fluke, Coulter quipped, "That haircut is birth control enough." But she saved the worst for last, when she told the crowd, "The keynote speaker at the Democrat National Convention this year was forcible rapist, Bill Clinton."
And that's nothing compared to what she said at the 2007 Conservative Political Action Conference: "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot.'" Seriously? Why do people still allow her to speak into microphones?
The Worst Party Favor Ever
At the 2013 California Republican Convention, GOPers passed out homemade buttons that read "KFC Hillary Special: 2 Fat Thighs, 2 Small Breasts, Left Wing." Classy. Real classy.
Another set was made that read "I still hate Commies ... even after they changed their name to Liberals." Sometimes you forget these are fully grown adults vying for positions in government that could potentially change the country. But maybe that's better than remembering.
Image: Igor Bobic/Twitter