Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How Do You Like Them Apples? Seriously, Eat An Apple.

Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter have all taken shots at Michelle Obama lately. For breast feeding and food. Which makes me wonder which one of the four has a breast complex and which ones have an eating complex. You would think it would be easy to figure that out, but the answers may surprise you. And me. Actually I don't think I want to figure it out.

Michelle Obama has an initiative to try and get Americans to eat better. A noble cause, by anyone's estimation. But conservatives and right-wing pundits have decided that what Mrs. Obama is really trying to do is take over the country. She wants to tell everyone how to live their lives, how to raise their kids, she is going to make laws that dictate what we eat and how much we eat and who is she to tell us how to live our lives anyway.

That monster, how dare she.

The only problem is, that's not Michelle Obama's goal at all. Her goal is merely to get us to eat better, exercise more, get healthier. We get healthier, we cut down on hospital visits, we cut down on medical bills, we all save money.

But conservatives don't want us to believe that. They want us to believe that the president and his wife are trying to take over America. They like to deal in fear, giving the most ignorant among us their thoughts and opinions as though they were actual facts. They want people to believe that Michelle Obama is trying to tell them how to live their lives. All she wants is for people to lead healthy, happy lives.

Rush Limbaugh recently made it a point of saying that Mrs. Obama is not practicing what she preaches because she had ribs for dinner once. The fact that Limbaugh, who I think it is safe to say is four times the size of Mrs. Obama, is criticizing her eating habits is funny by itself. It shows that he really has no idea how to diet (if you couldn't tell that already by looking at him). Michelle Obama does not want people to cut out of their diet foods that aren't good for them. She has even said that ice cream is delicious and she doesn't want to give it up. All she is saying is that instead of seven straight days of McDonalds, break it up with a salad. She is saying let's teach our kids now how to maintain healthy, balanced diets. Enjoy the occasional ice cream, but don't make it a daily habit. Go to McDonald's or Burger King every once in a while, but make sure it's not an every day occurrence.

And to the Palins, Bachmanns, Coulters: what do you have against eating healthy? Note: Limbaugh was left out of that question for obvious reasons. Other than him, the other three are fairly thin. Are they all mad that they didn't have this idea first? Whatever the case, I really hope that people see these ridiculous comments for what they really are - ridiculous comments with no foundation in fact.

Chew on that, America.

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