Skip to comments.Michelle Obama's Barbecue Hypocrisy
Posted on 02/04/2011 1:17:13 PM PST by smoothsailing
By Andrew Cline
February 4, 2011
The first rule of political pandering: Know what you're talking about.
The classic example: In 2004, Sen. John Kerry, trying to bolster his regular guy image, spoke of Green Bay's hallowed ";Lambert Field." It's Lambeau Field. Ten dork points for Kerry.
This week, Michelle Obama walked into a culinary version of the Lambert gaffe.
In an e-mail congratulating Charlotte, N.C., on being named host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Obama mentioned that Charlotte has "great barbecue." As someone who grew up an hour from Charlotte, I can tell you that few natives would say that. Nobody travels to Charlotte for the barbecue. It might have a good barbecue restaurant or two, but the really good stuff is outside of the city.
Obama's been mocked for the obvious pander, as she should have been. But to me the offense wasn't her ignorance of North Carolina's barbecue geography. It was her blatant violation of the second rule of political pandering: Don't pretend to like something you don't.
Michelle Obama is America's No. 1 Food Nanny. Her top priority as First Lady is to end "the epidemic of childhood obesity in America." When she launched that initiative a year ago this month, she announced the creation of letsmove.gov, which provides tips to parents and community leaders on making kids healthier. One recommendation to municipal officials is: "Create a healthy food promotional campaign, and offer a 'healthy eating' designation to restaurants who offer healthier food and beverages and reasonably-sized portions."
There isn't a self-respecting barbecue joint in the South that could win that designation. North Carolina barbecue joints sell hush puppies (fried cornmeal) and sweet tea that's close to equal parts tea and sugar. And you don't want to think about...
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I’ve pointed this out to my kids and they have gone to school telling the teacher why they have ot now eat well, but the first lady is eating burgers and ice cream.
Most of the teachers agreed but I see how our disgusting corrupt biased media will not mention her hypocrisy
Why is she wearing those damned teal blue shoes with a black and white checked suit????
“Why is she wearing those damned teal blue shoes with a black and white checked suit????”
...because before she became 1st lady she only wore moo moos and fuzzy slippers, chasing her crack dealer with a rolling pin on “Cops”.
Can rump roast be Bar B Qued?
Her top priority as First Lady is to end “the epidemic of childhood obesity in America.”
Not to worry, Michelle. The way your husband and his cohorts are pushing things we will all be starving and will look like Park Avenue walking skeletons (without the nice clothes).
Bubbas barbecue off I-77 North exit 16 has good barbecue. The best barbecue is served 45 minutes West of Charlotte. It’s called Bridges Barbecue in Shelby, NC. I may give Moochchelle the benefit of the doubt and think maybe she meant NC barbecue in general.
I think before becoming First Lady she wore tennis shoes with the backs mashed down. Ghetto Crocs.
Why yes! And feed the multitudes as well!
God, I hope not. I just threw-up a little bit in my mouth. Thanks.
Pork, beef, ? ~ rubs, sauces, etc. ~ this was back when I could still handle wheat so I'm not sure I got sick from any of it.
But I did gain weight, and it was, as they say ALL GOOD.
That’s the funniest picture I have seen all day!
Every major postal facility in Carolanna has BARBEQUE within blocks ~ if not feetl
Because she is a classless, American-hating wookie.
(I hate insulting wookies...)
Because she's FLAWLESS in her fashion choices! The LSM tells us so!
Skinless BBQ chicken with a vinegar based sauce and a side of collard greens wouldn’t be the worst thing anyone’s ever eaten, but I doubt that’s what the First Lady had in mind.
Is this photo-shopped? That can’t be real!
Never ask a skinny white girl for food honey, all you will get is a piece of sushi..
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