There’s something about the Obama’s and food….
For the past three years, food has been an issue with the Obamas. During the recession, they’ve dined in style while others have clipped coupon. Wagyu beef, anyone?
Michelle made food her crusade, urging Americans to eat expensive, “healthy,” “organic” food (which has now proven to be just as nutritious as non-organic food), even as she was seen all over the world (and the TV) enjoying unhealthy food with gusto.
Given the Obama obsession with their diet and ours, not to mention the hypocrisy of the way they envision our diet versus the way they enjoy theirs, it was exquisitely humorous a couple of days ago to receive this fundraising email sent out over Michelle’s name:
I know your life is full — with work, or school, or family — and yet you still find the time to help out when you can.
You may have a tight budget, but you give what you can afford.
A woman recently told the campaign her family skipped a pizza dinner at their favorite place so that they could make a difference in this election.
That is the commitment that drives this campaign.
If you can support Barack with a donation today, please know it makes a huge difference. If we win, it will be because of what you did at moments like this:
Okay, first, what is it with Michelle and food? Second, is the Democrat party so insulated that they cannot see the hypocrisy behind their actions? Do they actually think the average person is thrilled to give up food so Michelle and Obama can dine on Wagyu and whatever other delicacy tempts them?
This same tin ear showed up the moment Obama moved into the White House. Even as he was chastising Americans to buy expensive hybrid cars, turn down their thermostats, and check their tires, a shirt-sleeve wearing Obama insisted that the winter White House be kept at a toasty 75 degrees. As my Mom or Dad would have said back during the Carter years, when we kept our thermostats at 66 degrees during the winter, “If you’re cold, put on a jacket.” I still tell my kids that because, unlike the Obamas, I don’t have the taxpayers footing my heating bill. And for goodness sake, don’t get me started on the tax-payer funded vacations Michelle takes, with super luxury accommodations, extra jets and overwhelming staff representation. During flush times, they would have been worthy of comment; during lean times, they’re obscene.
Have we ever had a more hypocritical pair in the White House? At least Jimmy Carter pretended to carry his own suitcase (although the Secret Service now reveals that it was empty at the time). Ron and Nancy, despite preaching a doctrine of societal wealth through capitalism, were never so ostentatious. The Obamas have a tin ear, and it’s truly amazing that their acolytes are so cult-like that they’re perfectly ready to have their leader live by an entirely different standards from those he imposes upon them.