Sunday, July 6, 2014
Michelle Obama Battles Obesity and GOP
Here is a topic I can get behind Michelle Obama on! Obesity is a major problem in the USA and effects much added costs to health insurance. Why not tackle it from the beginning, at school?! Now this may or may not be a political play for the First Lady and I really don't care because this is a case where the issue is important enough it should trump politics. And as some of you may be aware, I show no favoritism to any political party. I'm too liberal for conservatives, and too conservatives for liberals and guess what? I'm happy to be that way. I know I must be doing some thing right.
Michelle has drawn the battle line and for that I respect her! She's fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she's ready "to fight until the bitter end." At a time when her husband is lagging in approval ratings too. Most First Ladies might shy away from such hot polarizing topics, but not Michelle Obama and for that I am truly grateful!
Mrs. Obama even mocked the GOP effort in an opinion column and argued her case on Twitter.
"Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches?" she wrote in The New York Times. "You don't have to be a nutritionist to know that this doesn't make much sense. Yet we're seeing the same thing happening again with these new efforts to lower nutrition standards in our schools."
Give those GOPer's hell Michelle! And btw, she is the next most beautiful First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy! Yea you heard me and it's true too! Not only was Jacqueline beautiful but she was also loved the world over. Considered a kind of American Royalty, yet she was called simply, Jackie.
I see Michelle Obama much the same way now, though I will admit she did have a rocky start, she managed to get every thing in control including her First Lady appearance and status. Not a easy task for the nations first black First Lady. Of course it helped that she was also beautiful but you need more then just looks to pull this kind of magic off, you need charisma, and Michelle has got it too.
Back to Obessity, The School Nutrition Association, an industry-backed group that represents school cafeteria workers and originally supported the standards, has now turned against them. The association says it fully supports getting kids to eat healthier but says many districts are losing money because students aren't buying the healthier lunches. As you can imagine there is a lot of politics going on in the background here. But this issue should not be shyed from or ignored. We need to address it openly and honestly!