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11-Year-Old Reporter Challenges Michelle Obama on ‘Government’ Role in Anti-Childhood Obesity Push
The Blaze ^ | March 12, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay

Posted on 03/13/2012 8:00:20 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The video featured above captures one of those rare, “out of the mouths of babes” moments. In an interview released Monday, an 11-year-old reporter named Topanga Sena challenged the first lady Let’s Move! anti-obesity program.

Michelle Obama was asked to respond to critics of the program who say the government has no business telling people how to eat.

Miss Topanga is certainly showing promise as a reporter and, according to the Free Beacon, is currently reporting for Scholastic News Kids Press Corps in Florida.

Below is a transcript provided by the Beacon:

TOPANGA SENA: How do you respond to critics who say the government should not be telling people how to eat or to stay active?

MICHELLE OBAMA: You know, that’s absolutely right—and Let’s Move! doesn’t do that. Let’s Move! is not about having government telling people what to do, because government doesn’t have all the answers. I mean, a problem that’s this big and affects so many people requires everyone to step up. So we’re asking everyone to do their part. Parents have to make some changes at home, but they need the information to be able to make those choices. And they have to have access to affordable foods in their communities—fresh and healthy foods, right? We need government to do its part, but we need businesses to do their part, as well.

However, as The Blaze has extensively reported the first lady’s anti-childhood obesity push has done everything from revamp the menu at Olive Gardens to include “kid-friendly,” low sodium options nationwide to take the happy out of Happy Meals by requiring the fast food giant to include — whether it is asked for or not — apple wedges and less french fries in every child’s Happy Meal.

The Blaze has also reported on what happens when local school districts take hold of children’s lunch options, thus Sena’s question on government control of food choices seems fitting.


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KEYWORDS: children; health; interview; letsmove; michelleobama; nannystate; nutrition; obama; obesity; topangasena
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1 posted on 03/13/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 03/13/2012 8:01:44 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Still sounds like typical Obama playbook: staged Q&A, with lies in the answers.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 8:03:31 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The video featured above captures one of those rare, “out of the mouths of babes” moments.

Knowing how left wing Scholastic is, it's more likely it was a planted question, with Moosechelle my Belle at the ready with a pat answer.

"No, the government can't tell you what to eat, but it can take away your government paid healthcare if you don't eat the way we tell you to."

4 posted on 03/13/2012 8:04:14 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Girl was a total plant...just as the question was so obviously scripted.... just as Michelle’s response was clearly rhearsed.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 8:05:31 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“need” “have to” “requires”..

Those do not sound like it is optional.

Now.. Gasp.. I can’t believe I am about to say this. I AGREE With Moochele on one thing..

“because government doesn’t have all the answers.”

Shes right. It doesn’t. But her and her worthless husband think THEY do.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 8:06:50 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Chubaka’s answer is effectively, “Well, we don't have the power to force you now, so we need some help from those that we can intimidate.”
7 posted on 03/13/2012 8:07:36 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


8 posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:25 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: alancarp
I agree.

Keep on Movin’

9 posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:55 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: libh8er

No 11 year old’s question begins with “what do you say to your critics...”. Axelrod probably himself wrote the question....and the answer which he then had Moochelle repeat 5 times.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 8:09:45 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Another vacant presidential spouse ping...

Kid sounds like she’s got someone around her who is thinking reasoned thoughts. However..., “Topanga”?

That seems rather strange to me.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 8:11:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: alancarp

Yes, I think you and others are on to something there.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 8:13:22 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We had M. O’bummer here in Norfolk, during the election and she visited a kindergartn. Some gutsy kid said that “we need to fight the war and win it and your husband doesn’t like the war...”(or something like that) and it stumped the FLOTUS big time...
got very little play in the MSM...of course...
No idea what has happened to the kid....hmmmm.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:45 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Topanga really is mature...kids her age mistake Michelle for Chewbacca.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 8:20:18 AM PDT by max americana
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Figures.

The kid asks a very, for her age, mature question.

In her answer the First Wookie lies our her large rear end.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: libh8er
No 11 year old’s question begins with “what do you say to your critics...”.

I thought that too. It was quite jarring.

16 posted on 03/13/2012 8:53:50 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: libh8er

Put the girl in a room with Gibbs for 30 seconds and he’ll have the truth.


17 posted on 03/13/2012 9:26:14 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

“Put the girl in a room with Gibbs for 30 seconds and he’ll have the truth.”

You betcha !


18 posted on 03/13/2012 10:29:05 AM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: matginzac
No idea what has happened to the kid....hmmmm.

Checked yer ground beef lately?

19 posted on 03/13/2012 1:05:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: matginzac
No idea what has happened to the kid....hmmmm.

Well, he's already IN reeducation camp, and I doubt that they'd kill him, so....

20 posted on 03/14/2012 8:07:37 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Checked yer ground beef lately?

Not funny!!!

21 posted on 03/19/2012 2:55:59 PM PDT by IIntense
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