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..
The picture above has obviously been photoshopped. The reduction in booooooty size is 0bvious :)
Well since we have been wondering if obamma is the antichrist can we just say anything “pit cooked” will be fine.
Now that’s LOL funny!!
Maybe she’s color blind? It might explain some of her outfits.
Note to first Wookie ass
That is your ass
This is a Caterpillar D9
Hey, lets not be too hasty to point out the hypocrisy factor here. If she’s willing to put barbeque on the table as a concession I think we keep talkin. If she’s willing to punt bacon I say we have got to consider the possibility we have a deal. Granted, you hate bagaining over things which are your God given rights but guaranteed barbeque and bacon is hard to walk away from. You can pretty much have everything else in my book so I don’t consider it much of a down side and the up side is pretty sweet.
Felis_irritable: Whoa. Steatopygia.
I don’t know what scares me more; that you used that word, or that I didn’t even have to think about it much less look it up.
The lady ain’t callipygian!
Hubby hates sushi and when we pass a Mom n Pops convienenceconveniencecontinenceconveniencesconvinceconvergenceconferenceconfidenceconveyanceconvenience’sconvincesconvenes store with a Bait for Sale sign in front, he says, Look!!! They have a sushi bar inside!
And yes, it is still funny to me.
But I am telling you, people, B’s Barbecue is the mack daddy.
For those who have never tried a good bbq sandwich, here is a vinegar based recipe that works pretty well.
Cook it outside on the porch if you can as the vinegar is very strong. Also, I have used a pork loin, not the boston butt as there is way too much fat. After cooking, I remove the roast and skim all the fat before adding the sauce. Serve on the cheapest hamburger buns and with a cole slaw made with a half Miracle Whip, half sugar dressing, deviled eggs and sweet tea.
(the word is supposed to be convenience store. Don’t know what happened.)
Kudos. You have used two of my favorite words (you left out 'defenestrate' and a couple of others). Callipygian and callipygous were highly useful (if sexist) words in college to describe young ladies -- and I'll never forget former Atlanta Braves outfielder Ralph Garr, who was the epitome of steatopygian. The man had a butt like an end table. My brothers and I swore you could open a bottle of Coke, pour half of it into a glass, and place the glass and half-filled bottle back on the shelf of Ralph's butt. He could hit the ball in the gap and race to a stand-up triple without spilling a drop.
You just sent me to my on-line dictionary TWICE!! And here I thought I already knew everything.
God. Please help us.
She isn’t my mother. In fact,I might almost be old enough to be her mother. She isn’t my children’s momma nor my grandchildren’s grandmother.
Does she think she knows better than my Irish immigrant grandmother or my French-Canadian grandmother or their children,who were my parents?
Or me? Or my children and grandchildren’s other grandparents? Or my husband’s parents who are in their late eighties? None of any of us “obese” by the way. Does she think we all grew up eating junk food?
I’m just venting,so sick of this nonsense.
That is the way to make Southern Cole Slaw!!!!!
Not that you’ve probably watched “What Not to Wear”, but wearing neutrals with a small amount of an intensely hued pair of shoes, a blouse, a purse or an accessory, etc.) is often referred to as “a pop of color”. She’s actually following a fashion rule.
+1 for the best barbeque is found in Shelby.
The dude with the ear cord, at the very right side of the pic.......
Gates BBQ in KC isn’t too bad either...red
I've got two world class smokers on my patio, best in the business (IMHO), Big Green Eggs......and you post a link to using a crockpot for BBQ?
After I read the recipe, and most of the reviews, I know what I'm serving for da game!
I had to stop reading the reviews, "Man, I got to try this!"
Many thanks for posting! Off to the freezer to see what I got for pork chunks. Maybe, off to the store.......
I'll let ya know how it turns out.
Thread hi-jack over!
Agreed, Gates is superb!
Of course you do realize that what you cook in a crockpot, though it may be utterly delicious, ain’t barbecue.
Grilling it over an open fire is the only way but being that there are no decent bbq restaurants where we live now and I am not able to do much due to health reasons, this will do in a pinch. Got rave reviews at the family reunion.
Actually overheard from an old timer who didn’t know I made the bbq, “Now this is how bbq used to taste.”
A few hints-
The boston butts I have seen are extremely fatty. Try a pork roast or loin that has just a little bit of fat for flavor. I cook the meat in an electric roaster- very similar to a crockpot but bigger- overnight for about 10 hrs. Try to cook it outside if possible. The vinegar cooks out and you cannot get the smell out of your house for several days. Don’t forget to save the sauce for the end- I have added it by accident at the beginning. Still good but it is good to have the sauce for dousing. I add about a tablespoon of hickory liquid smoke at the very end for a grilled flavor. Cheating, I know but it is subtle and it works.
The good thing about this is that you can keep it in a crock pot to keep it warm.
You’re set!! Let me know how it turns out.
I have one word for Michelle...Sonny’s Barbeque.
Ok. Two words.
I dunno. I thought she looked really pygidial in that outfit.
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.
LMAO!!!! Thank you!