Are you ready for the Obama donut?

posted at 9:21 am on July 26, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Some of my recent travels have taken me through the south, and as fate would have it I found myself crossing paths with the President at the launch of his nascent Save the Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour or whatever it’s called. This week he’ll be in The Scenic City, better known as Chattanooga, Tennessee, to tour an Amazon warehouse and change the subject from all of those imaginary scandals. There’s even a hashtag war going on over how this important date should be referenced on Twitter. (#ObamaNooga? #POTUSinCHA?)

This isn’t exactly Obama country around these parts, (ya’ll) and the level of excitement I’ve been running into is somewhere between underwhelming and mocking. But there are still some who are looking to find a silver lining in this self-serving cloud over the Tennessee River. One local bakery shop owner has decided to launch the Obama Donut in honor of his arrival.

One local baker is thrilled about President Obama’s visit, so much that she’s named a donut after him.

Julie Davis owns Julie Darling Donuts on the Northshore…

She did a lot of research to come up with the flavor.

“I did a little Google research and found out that he enjoys salted caramel milk chocolate candies. So, we created a chocolate donut that has a salted caramel icing on it in his honor. It’s called the Obama,” said Julie Davis, Julie Darling Donuts.

Here’s the photo, since you were bound to ask.

ObamaDonut

Julie has been on the local news making sure that her neighbors (and customers) know that this “isn’t a political statement” or a signal of support for his policies, but just a way to “honor the office.” In reality, she’s probably just another small business owner looking for any edge she can get in a tough market. But this leaves a few rather obvious questions open.

First of all, a chocolate donut? Come on now, Julie… we all know where that one is going. Also, salted caramel milk chocolate might make for a nice candy, but a topping for baked goods? Not sure if that’s a good mix. Besides, I don’t know if the donut is the best novelty food item to honor this particular visitor. Maybe a pie of some sort instead?

I’ll leave it to the readers to suggest their own.


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Empty calories

blammm on July 26, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Obama donut?

Is that the one Obama can go take a flying f*** at?

coldwarrior on July 26, 2013 at 9:23 AM

We already have one. Chris Christie.

gh on July 26, 2013 at 9:23 AM

The kind my dogs leave in the back yard.

BettyRuth on July 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Are you forced to buy it?

JellyToast on July 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Salted caramel?

Mayor Bloomberg does not approve.

Liam on July 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Dunkin Donuthing

mankai on July 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

I thought it would be chocolate vanilla swirl with skittles and marijuana baked in.

MechanicalBill on July 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Make way! The Fat Man is running a 4-flat-40 on aromatic hallucinations alone!

Resist We Much on July 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

A pork sandwich that costs $250 and is mostly tough to swallow.

princetrumpet on July 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

If don’t buy a dozen you have to pay a fine.

/approved by John Roberts

mankai on July 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM

but just a way to “honor the office.”

If you want to honor the office use spell check. The word President doesn’t contain an o, b, a, m or even another a. And naming something after the worst President of all time isn’t really honoring the office.

Flange on July 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM

A hole in the middle–seems appropriate.

hillsoftx on July 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Well, now wait a moment… she may be on to something: After all, isn’t a donut a circle, much like a zero? That would be fitting, nu?

psrch on July 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Dunkin Donuthing

mankai on July 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

That there is funny.

Flange on July 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Technically, that should be olfactory hallucinations (migraine sufferers, know what I mean?), but ‘aromatic’ just screams ‘Christie Creme.’

Resist We Much on July 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Two questions:

1. How many calories in the Obama Donut?

2. Has Michelle Obama approved the Obama Donut for school lunch programs?

Incandescent on July 26, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Michelle disapproves. However, as a nod to the little people, she graciously accepts a dozen for her midnight snack.

Fenris on July 26, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Boehner had it right. An Easter egg without any candy inside. Of course, the rat-eared coward really doesn’t do Easter other than throw a big party on the lawn for the commoners before he and his worthless family retire to the East Room to be regaled by Hollywood stars and Rap Stars in a special private event for big donors and close friends.

Happy Nomad on July 26, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Introducing… The Obama Doughnut!
“Just like Obama’s head, there’s nothing in the middle!”

Glenn Jericho on July 26, 2013 at 9:29 AM

A hole in the middle–seems appropriate.

hillsoftx on July 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM

That’s where they put the ‘free’ ‘Empty Obama Bobblehead-head.’

* ‘Free’ is in quotes because, just once, I would like an Obamabot to understand that the toy in the Happy Meal isn’t actually ‘free.’ lol

Resist We Much on July 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM

The Obama donut hole

Nothing but air

Ditkaca on July 26, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Dunkin Donuthing

mankai on July 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Stop! Winner!

katy the mean old lady on July 26, 2013 at 9:32 AM

The guy behind you in line has to pay for it

austinconservative on July 26, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Is this one also full of crap?

Tyrs Fury on July 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM

In reality, she’s probably just another small business owner looking for any edge she can get in a tough market.

Julie needs to use Obama pricing to sell it.

Minorities and Dem supporters free.

Minority middle class taxpayers- $2.50

White middle class taxpayers- $20.00

Happy Nomad on July 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Arugula has to be in there, and maybe fried in wagu beef tallow.

Steve Eggleston on July 26, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Oh, I thought it was another one of weiner’s dic-tures.

Blake on July 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM

If you don’t buy a dozen you have to pay a fine tax.

/approved by John Roberts

mankai on July 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Fixed.

Kafir on July 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM

If I’m ever in Chattanooga, I know where I won’t be getting bakery products.

Steve Eggleston on July 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Like Obama, the novelty will soon wear off and it’ll quickly go stale.

Liam on July 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Dunkin Donuthing

mankai on July 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

LOL!

It will be interesting to see how Julie (I wonder if she’s related to Julia) fares. Personally, I get that she’s trying to plug her bakery but I’m willing to bet she alienates a certain number of potential customers by this stunt.

Happy Nomad on July 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

This is a “Shovel Ready” Stimulus with Governor Christie.

ToddPA on July 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

At least she didn’t come up with a cream stick in honor of Carlos Danger.

meci on July 26, 2013 at 9:38 AM

At least she didn’t come up with a cream stick in honor of Carlos Danger.

meci on July 26, 2013 at 9:38 AM

That’s next.

Steve Eggleston on July 26, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Imagine that. A lying, pandering, marxist donut. Libtards will eat it up.

HiJack on July 26, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Sell a picture of a donut on a teleprompter.

The Rogue Tomato on July 26, 2013 at 9:42 AM

S**t covered in frosting. Everyone has to take a bite. Sounds spot on.

thebrokenchair on July 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Imagine that. A lying, pandering, marxist donut. Libtards will eat it up.

HiJack on July 26, 2013 at 9:42 AM

But, the fat, sugar, and animal products! eL3vEnTy111!!!!ii!!III11111!!!!

The Obama Donut = Conflicted Progressives

Resist We Much on July 26, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Does Michelle know about this?

Bitter Clinger on July 26, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Racism.

Good Lt on July 26, 2013 at 9:45 AM

thebrokenchair on July 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

That’s not frosting.

Steve Eggleston on July 26, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Julie Davis owns Julie Darling Donuts on the Northshore…

Remember Julie, you didn’t build that.

WhatSlushfund on July 26, 2013 at 9:51 AM

A real Obama donut would be all hole.

JetBoy on July 26, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I might have actually tried one if I were in the area and if it had nothing to do with Obama … Now I wouldn’t buy anything from this bakery. I get that she’s trying to promote her business, but I loathe Obama enough that I’d have to stay away. Btw, is she creating new donuts for any former Presidents?

toby11 on July 26, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I’m pretty sure the Carlos Danger Doughnut would have a hair on it.

MechanicalBill on July 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Also, salted caramel milk chocolate might make for a nice candy, but a topping for baked goods? Not sure if that’s a good mix.

Jazz finds a way to be wrong about everything.

pervcon on July 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Should have been a chocolate and vanilla swirl in honor of his heritage.

Tater Salad on July 26, 2013 at 10:02 AM

She’d be rich if she’d done an anti-obama doughnut.

Ronnie on July 26, 2013 at 10:03 AM

A real Obama donut would be all hole.

JetBoy on July 26, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I was thinking any donut would do: It’s all style and sweet on the outside but empty inside.

apostic on July 26, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Should have been a chocolate and vanilla swirl in honor of his heritage.

Tater Salad on July 26, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Vanilla goes on the inside. No one sees it. No one knows about it. No one talks about it. It’s like it’s not even there.

Ronnie on July 26, 2013 at 10:05 AM

It only costs 6 trillion dollars.

crrr6 on July 26, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Communist Obama Donut glazes you.

The Rogue Tomato on July 26, 2013 at 10:06 AM

He should visit Chickamauga and pay homage to the man he emulates, silver spooner Braxton Bragg, one of the worst generals of the South.

MarkT on July 26, 2013 at 10:13 AM

“I did a little Google research and found out that he enjoys salted caramel milk chocolate candies. So, we created a chocolate donut that has a salted caramel icing on it in his honor.” – Baker

Oh Man! Talk about a “target-rich environment“.
I hope that “long john” is lengthy enough to reach his mouth.
Oh, and the “icing” – is it made out of “Elbow Grease”?
And the hits just keep on a coming, as it were. *chuckle*
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on July 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I’m sorry, screw Obama and all that, but that thing looks freakin’ delicious.

CaptFlood on July 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Can we get a list of businesses that have actually survived an Obama visit? Because if I was Amazon, I would be worried.

ajacksonian on July 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Glazed and confused…

Wyznowski on July 26, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Steve Eggleston on July 26, 2013 at 9:48 AM

heh

thebrokenchair on July 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM

I’m pretty sure the Carlos Danger Doughnut would have a hair on it.

MechanicalBill on July 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Like the alleged “evidence” deposited by Clarence Thomas on the Coke can for serial liar Anita Hill? Pubic Pastry?
*grin*
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on July 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM

She should make one three times wider than normal.
Call it the ‘Big Mooch’.

justltl on July 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I was thinking any donut would do: It’s all style and sweet on the outside but empty inside.

apostic on July 26, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Upon hearing the news of a donut named after him, Obama had a “JFK” moment and asked his staff how to say “I am a donut!” …in Austrian.

JetBoy on July 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM

As much as I try to support small businesses, I think this donut should be boycotted.
Either that, or be careful not to choke on it.

The Rogue Tomato: “Sell a picture of a donut on a teleprompter”.
Funny!!!

Belle on July 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM

You have to buy 12 and give 6 of them to your neighbors.

Bishop on July 26, 2013 at 10:37 AM

that actually looks like a great tasting donut – good flavor combinations – I would definitely pick one of those up if I could just get past the stupid name.

gatorboy on July 26, 2013 at 10:38 AM

How can they make a completely hollow donut?

portlandon on July 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM

If I’m ever in Chattanooga, I know where I won’t be getting bakery products.

Steve Eggleston on July 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Beat me to it. That’s exactly what I was thinking.

I wonder how her business will do now that she’s made sure to let everyone know she thinks it’s wise to “honor” the man holding the office of president at this time?

theotherone on July 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Well, let’s see. If I were going to create a donut to honor President Obama it would have to have certain characteristics:

1. It would have to be the most transparent donut in history.
2. It would have no nutritional value
3. It would have to be politically correct
4. It would have to cost more to make than it’s selling price.
5. Making the donut would require government subsidies
6. The icing would be imported from China
7. All advertising claims would be complete lies
8. The store owner would have to post a disclaimer “I didn’t make this donut, someone else did.”
9. It would taste terrible, leaving the customer with buyer’s remorse.
10. Customers would have to buy donut carbon credits to mitigate the carbon used to bake it.
11. In honor of Michelle Obama, each donut would have 2,000 calories.
12. It would take three years of a regulatory nightmare and a hundred thousand dollars in administrative fees before the FDA could approve if for sale.

BMF on July 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I’m sorry, screw Obama and all that, but that thing looks freakin’ delicious.

CaptFlood on July 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Yeah, I feel the same way. I am getting hungry just looking at it. I regret not living in the area because I’d be tempted to drop in for a bite (or two or three).

Doomberg on July 26, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Molasses

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2013 at 11:10 AM

How can they make a completely hollow donut?

portlandon on July 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Combine chocolate and vanilla, set it out in the sun in Kenya, Indonesia, and Hawaii and watch as it shrivels up and blows away as worthless dust in the wind.
No ‘dough’, no ‘nut’, and no ‘hole’ = no problem.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on July 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Donuts are a perfect way to represent Obama. Non-nutritious sugary mess on the outside, empty in the middle.

RebeccaH on July 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

If you like your Donut hole, you can keep your Donut hole.

xdwall on July 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Drunken Do Nuts

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

The real Obama donut: One bite and you realize you are eating a stale dog biscuit covered with glossy house paint to make it look good.

albill on July 26, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Are you forced to buy it?

JellyToast on July 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

It’s a tax.

Solaratov on July 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

You have to buy 12 and give 6 of them to your neighbors.

Bishop on July 26, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Actually, you pay for twelve…but you only get six.

The other six are redistributed by an agency set up under obamacare.

Solaratov on July 26, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Are you reading for white crackas called Zimmermans? One comes trapped in a box with Angela Corey on the cover brushing crumbs off her power suit.

LetsBfrank on July 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

One local bakery shop owner has decided to launch the Obama Donut in honor of his arrival.

One local baker is thrilled about President Obama’s visit, so much that she’s named a donut after him.

It’s the ObamaCare donut, after the donut hole in insurance coverage of working people.

But Obama is like a donut–sweet-sounding words on the outside, nothing on the inside.

Late advice for November 2012: Donut vote for Obama!

Steve Z on July 26, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I’m pretty sure the Carlos Danger Doughnut would have a hair on it.

MechanicalBill on July 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

It would have a hole big enough to stick his Weiner through!

Steve Z on July 26, 2013 at 11:48 AM

How about a Lean glazed donut?

Robitussin!

Lickmuffin on July 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Just let the man eat his waffles won’t you??

KMC1 on July 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM

The Obama donut: The federal government gets the dough, you get to keep the hole.

morbius on July 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM

You have to buy the donut before you can find out what is in it.

morbius on July 26, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Give it mirrored sunglasses and a big military hat.

Galtian on July 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM

At least we know for sure the donut was made in America.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 26, 2013 at 1:45 PM

They should have offered this with donut holes. and called them Obama chocolate salty balls..

ChuckTX on July 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Are you ready for the Obama donut?

…donut?…no!…sore a$$?…yes!

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2013 at 2:39 PM

A real Obama donut would be all a$$ hole. Just like it’s namesake.
JetBoy on July 26, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Sometimes you just have to spell the whole thing out.

NOMOBO on July 26, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Looks cheezy.
I’ll pass.

TimBuk3 on July 26, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Hurrah for Ms. Davis.

A business person who is trying to make a buck.

Politics is politics, but business is business. She’s like a lot of people, trying ideas that may or may not work to bring in some money. Celebrate her effort even if you don’t care for the idea.

Russ808 on July 26, 2013 at 4:36 PM

As a fellow small business owner, I certainly have no issue with Julie Davis trying to figure out another way to make a buck.

As a consumer, this seems appropriate. Something else with Obama’s name associated with it that sounds absolutely awful, unhealthy and in which I have not the slightest bit of interest in partaking.

deepdiver on July 26, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Should market it as the “Doughbama”

CapnObvious on July 26, 2013 at 8:01 PM

(ya’ll)

“Y’all”.
Short for “you all” – just like “don’t” is short for “do not”.
Apostrophes in contractions replace missing letters.

If you can’t spell it right, don’t use it at all
(and that goes for all y’all).

Don’t mess with Texans.

AesopFan on July 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM