In the spirit of giving credit where credit is due:
The Dems truly are experts…in mud-slinging.
Who could forget Harry Reid’s outrageous claim, said on the floor of the Senate (so that he could not be sued for libel) that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes for the last twelve years.
And Nancy Pelosi, claiming the Republicans do not care about “poor, hungry children.”
And now we have the always-annoying First Lady, Mooch, who says that Republicans want children to be obese.
One reason American politics is so polarized is the White House tendency to blindslide critics with personal attacks that misrepresent their views. This…school lunch drive-by is a classic of the genre, with first lady Michelle Obama and even the White House cook claiming Republicans are in favor of childhood obesity.
…Mrs. Obama denounced what she called “efforts in Congress to roll back” federal nutrition standards for school cafeterias….The first lady followed up with a New York Times op-ed, “The Campaign for Junk Food,” in which she assailed “a bill to override science.”
Meanwhile, Sam Kass, who used to be an executive chef and now runs Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move program, declared that this anti-science bill would be “absolutely devastating” for child health, adding that “industry interests are definitely at play.” So Republicans aren’t merely wrong, they’re also on the take from the food lobby.
The GOP apparently provoked this carpet bombing by asking for modest flexibility in the nutrition regulations meant to promote more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and reduce meats and starch….their implementation by the first lady and Agriculture Department has become a rolling fiasco….
And by the way, can the first lady at least get her facts right? She asserted that, “As a result of these changes, in many school districts…the number of students participating in the school lunch program has actually increased.” The GAO reports that the National School Lunch Program plunged by 1.2 million students or 3.7% since the new standards were first enforced, the first such decline in 30 years.
Meanwhile, Mooch is desperately trying to “outlaw” white potatoes from the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) food nutrition (“food stamp”) program, because she thinks poor people eat too many potatoes, and not enough “nutrient-dense” fruits and vegetables.
But this whole food controversy is best summed up by Tammy, in a tweet two weeks ago:
Hi @FLOTUS. Just in general, who asked you?
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 28, 2014