The Obama obsession with food

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.

Although Barack Obama is regularly seen in public eating junk food, his increasing emaciation has led to Tabloids talking about him having an eating disorder.

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.

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  • Gringo

    Your friend and mine:
    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.
     
    I get the pizza for a monthly get together. I will ask all if they will be willing to forgo pizza and contribute the pizza money to the Obama campaign. My guess is that the group- which is nonpolitical- will vote to eat the pizza and send the empty pizza boxes COD to the White House.

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  • Danny Lemieux

    So nouveaux riches!

  • Charles Martel

    Gringo, LOL! Greeeeat idea.

  • Libby

    I didn’t think that any fundraising email could shock me after their Obama 2012 Registry in lieu of birthday, graduation or wedding gifts. What’s next, sell your blood and send the proceeds to Obama 2012?
    Unlike a lot of politician’s wives,I don’t think Michelle was actively involved in any cause prior to entering the White House. I’m guessing she selected healthy eating because they were such foodies to begin with, but it’s morphed into a bizarre need to control what everyone eat.

  • jj

    Has there ever been a more hypocritical pair in the white house?  Yes – Kennedy pretended he was married, and his wife pretended he had a concept of “marriage.”

  • SADIE

    Libby, you mean you didn’t get Debbie’s latest email for taking insult and stupiditiy to the next level (Oy, it seems there are still levels to go). Rather than paraphrase Deb, I’ll share the opening guilt trip (it’s strictly a one-way ticket with this crowd).

    In 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. And in 2008, right before the Democratic convention, I had one of seven surgeries I’d have in that year.

    Today, I’m a survivor — but like every survivor, I now have a pre-existing condition. And although I fought and won the toughest battle of my life to beat breast cancer, I could have been denied insurance coverage because of that battle. Now, thanks to Obamacare, millions of Americans like me won’t have to worry about going without care because of a pre-existing condition.    

    More blah blah and Every time Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and other Republicans say that they’ll repeal Obamacare on Day One, I take it personally.

    More blah, blah and blah send $5.00 

     

  • SADIE

    jj – Bubba and Hillary are a close second or a tie to the Kennedys.

  • http://photoncourier.blogspot.com David Foster

    I was in Whole Foods yesterday, right here in the heart of the New Versailles–where government employees, lawyers, lobbyists, “nonprofit” types, and placemen of all sorts have created an economic boom quite unlike what is going on in the rest of the country.

    ME: Cut me a strip steak, please…about 1/2 pound or a little less.

    GUY BEHIND COUNTER: Would you like prime, or grass-fed?

    ME: Whichever is cheaper.

    Elderly lady standing next to me glares at me with an expression of utter disapproval…Evidently, I had profaned the Temple of Socially-Approved Consumption by mentioning something so crude as money. 

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