Two weeks ago, I wrote a post commenting on the way the Obama administration has a peculiar 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.
What triggered those thoughts was a much-ridiculed (amongst conservatives) campaign email in which Michelle Obama urged people to give up a meal in order to donate to the Obama campaign.
Today, my email included another Obama solicitation for money, this one with a picture of Obama eating a meal that Michelle couldn’t possibly have approved. I’m no food expert, but that looks like a greasy burger and onion rings (emphasis in original):
Election Day is just weeks away — this could be your last chance to join President Obama for dinner during this campaign.
If I were you, I wouldn’t wait — we’ll even fly you and a guest out for free.
Of course, saying you’ve had dinner with the President makes a great story. But it’s also a really good time — can’t you just picture yourself there?
Maybe this will help:
You can learn a lot: His dad taught him to love jazz, his girls get crazy-embarrassed when he dances or sings in public, his dream job is starting point guard for the Chicago Bulls — and he really looks forward to sharing these meals with supporters like you.
Give $5 or whatever you can, and you’ll be automatically entered to win two seats (for you and your guest) at this election’s next — and final — Dinner with Barack:
I am at a loss to understand this strange obsession, especially during a recession, when a lot of people are struggling to put food on the table. Neither Michelle nor Obama suffered from hunger as children, something that, if true, could help explain their fanatical need to make food — especially their food — a part of America’s political discourse.