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Republicans Defend First Ladyís Obesity Efforts
Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/27/2011 | Bill Tomson

Posted on 02/27/2011 8:34:44 PM PST by VictoryGal

Two prominent Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and likely 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, came to the defense of First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to reduce childhood obesity.

Speaking on separate Sunday talk shows, the Republicans said they stood behind Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign despite conservative criticism.

Mr. Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor who shed many pounds himself when in office, said on “Fox News Sunday” that obesity is a problem threatening the welfare of the entire country.

“What Michelle Obama is proposing is not that the government tells you that you can’t eat dessert,” Mr. Huckabee said. Rather, the first lady wants Americans “to recognize that we have a serious obesity crisis–which we do,” Mr. Huckabee said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; christie; fattie; fattierinos; fatties; huckabee; huckananny; leavemealone; moochelle; nannystate; obama; obesity; palin; rush; stfu
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Personally, I would prefer we go after Meshell when she blows the taxpayer dollars on lavish vacations than for her health initiative. There's nothing that this program has that's weird or socialist... it's just plain common sense. Speaking personally as someone who reached my goal weight through Weight Watchers, losing 70 lbs by daily exercise and eating real food sensibly with the occasional treat (bacon and dessert), I think she is doing a pretty good First Lady cause. And I certainly don't think Rush did any favors for conservatism by going after her with his obvious weight problems.

My two cents. To me this is the ONLY one good thing any Obama is doing. Criticize the Obamas for the many many many MANY things they are doing to ruin America. This is not one of them.

1 posted on 02/27/2011 8:34:47 PM PST by VictoryGal
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To: VictoryGal
Two prominent overfed & overweight Republicans (in-name-only), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and likely 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee....
2 posted on 02/27/2011 8:37:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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To: VictoryGal

The Obamas should butt out,This is not a job for that nitwit controlling bake sales ,she should control her mouth size.


3 posted on 02/27/2011 8:39:40 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: VictoryGal
FLOTUSMOBILE
4 posted on 02/27/2011 8:39:49 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: VictoryGal

The First Yeti lectures Americans about being fat..to ‘sacrifice” yet she heads to Vail Colorado at taxpayers expense and chows down on heavy-calorie steaks.

Just like her husband, she’s full of it.


5 posted on 02/27/2011 8:41:26 PM PST by max americana
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To: VictoryGal

I can’t speak for Christie, because I have never seen his family. But the Huckster and his family know a lot about obesity. His wife, daughter and two sons fit into that category. The Huckster himself fit into that category, until he lost a lot of weight. So, I don’t blame the Huckster for speaking out. He and his “large” family can relate to what Michele is talking about.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 8:45:37 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: VictoryGal

I agree with the rino’s.

If moochelle wants to make the effort to be obese we should support her.

Isn’t that what the headline means?


7 posted on 02/27/2011 8:47:20 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north

lol..


8 posted on 02/27/2011 8:49:01 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I question Huckabee’s nanny-state ways, but he lost over 100lbs after a lifetime of being overweight. And Rush is still overweight.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 8:52:36 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: VictoryGal; All
"Rather, the first lady wants Americans “to recognize that we have a serious obesity crisis–which we do,” Mr. Huckabee said."

Screw you Mikey. Your whole family is FAT. Eat less, idiot.

We don't need more government regulation in our lives, you fat moron! We're suffocating already.

10 posted on 02/27/2011 8:57:42 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: VictoryGal

This is, kind of, OT, but how is Rush doing with his weight? Is he showing great improvements, physically?


11 posted on 02/27/2011 9:05:39 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: VictoryGal

Both are correct about the problem...its her “do as I say, not as I do” hypocrisy that I can’t tolerate. Worse if federal $$ are used to dictate behavior. Govt dictating behavior is a precent that should be vehemently stopped, denounced and shoved up govt’s orifice. If they get away with this, they’ll go further

Christies family is regular sized, more or less, btw.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 9:07:14 PM PST by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: 43north

“Like” button pressed for your thread comment. So what, if it’s stolen from Facebook!


13 posted on 02/27/2011 9:09:51 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: VictoryGal
The President's wife does not hold an elected position. She is an ordinary citizen. Hijacking national resources for personal self-aggrandizing campaigns is gauche, at least.
14 posted on 02/27/2011 9:10:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
This is, kind of, OT, but how is Rush doing with his weight? Is he showing great improvements, physically?

Actually it's not OT :-)

From his EIB videos (here's a sample) he's down from his highest weight, but certainly is still obese. He did the Weight Loss Center route in 2009 -- including appetite suppressants and a specialized diet. The problem is, that's not learning how to eat for the long term with real food. Any time you decide to go back to eating real food after a diet like that, the weight goes right back on.

To lose weight long term, you need to find a way to eat that you can do for the rest of your life. Otherwise you're just kidding yourself.
15 posted on 02/27/2011 9:16:53 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: VictoryGal
My two cents. To me this is the ONLY one good thing any Obama is doing. Criticize the Obamas for the many many many MANY things they are doing to ruin America. This is not one of them.

You are so full of sh**. There is nothing "nice" about MO trying to force people to eat the way she wants them to eat, especially since she doesn't follow her own advice. Trying to get laws passed the force us to do what she wants in the way of eating is just BS. This is just another example of the Bozo's tyrannical styple.

16 posted on 02/27/2011 9:23:58 PM PST by calex59
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>The President’s wife does not hold an elected position. She is an ordinary citizen. Hijacking national resources for personal self-aggrandizing campaigns is gauche, at least.

How is this different than any other First Lady project? Laura Bush had education, Nancy Reagan did “Just Say No”...

I’d rather see Meshell work on this instead of jetting around taking vacations on the taxpayer dime.


17 posted on 02/27/2011 9:25:02 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: VictoryGal

If Michelle wants simply to be a catty busybody giving advice to the public that many suspect she ignores herself, that’s one thing. But lefties are not content to stop with that. They want to tax and ban all manner of things that are not evil in themselves, but only in their use to excess.


18 posted on 02/27/2011 9:25:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: VictoryGal

Sorry....no respect for Manchelle.

She’s raping America just like her sissy-boy hubby is. I don’t care to buy her another lobster, while I’m eating hamburger helper. She RAPES America while telling us we need to cut back.

And what adult NEEDS Manchelle to tell them how to eat? What adult needs Manchelle to tell them how to feed their offspring?

If an adult needs Manchelle’s input....they AREN’T ADULT.

Let’s not consider her “diet” proposals.....
Let’s INVESTIGATE her complicity in the downfall of America.


19 posted on 02/27/2011 9:26:33 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: calex59

>You are so full of sh**.

Stay classy.


20 posted on 02/27/2011 9:28:17 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: VictoryGal

Mike Huckabee should shut his mouth.

NOT to keep food out....but, to keep the B*LLSH*T in.


21 posted on 02/27/2011 9:29:05 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: VictoryGal
When it comes to advice about food and healthy diets, I know which one of these 3 people I'd believe.


22 posted on 02/27/2011 9:30:01 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: VictoryGal

I really dislike obesity. I have some friends and family who are overweight so it’s not that I hate the obese, but I really dislike obesity. However, the one thing I hate much more than obesity is government interference in the lives of free Americans. It’s not “Michelle Obama’s efforts.” I guarantee the Obama’s have not spent a nickel out of pocket in the last 2 years. She is crusading on our grandkids’ dime. Not our dime, that crap was spent years ago.


23 posted on 02/27/2011 9:30:58 PM PST by douginthearmy
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To: VictoryGal

Why does their weight bother you so?


24 posted on 02/27/2011 9:32:15 PM PST by americanmother (I)
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To: VictoryGal
Stay classy.

I was classy, other wise I wouldn't have used the asterisks in place of two of the letters.

25 posted on 02/27/2011 9:35:18 PM PST by calex59
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To: americanmother

> Why does their weight bother you so?

It doesn’t bother me, but if Rush wants to make fun of anyone because of their weight, he better be skinny.


26 posted on 02/27/2011 9:39:01 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: VictoryGal

Good answer.


27 posted on 02/27/2011 9:42:41 PM PST by americanmother (I)
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To: VictoryGal

Just leave me alone.


28 posted on 02/27/2011 9:49:05 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: VictoryGal

If she is going to start a campaign about the problems of obesity/overeating/ consuming useless calories..
Then she needs to LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

Telling us all about what we should be feeding our kids, and the jetting off to Colorado and stuffing her face with ribs, is the height of hypocrisy.

THAT is what Rush is talking about.


29 posted on 02/27/2011 9:57:56 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: VictoryGal
Two prominent ALLEGED Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and likely 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee,

Fixed.

30 posted on 02/27/2011 10:03:15 PM PST by Spartan79 ("We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather-bed." ~ Ths. Jefferson)
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To: VictoryGal; johnthebaptistmoore
Actually it's not OT :-)
Actually it IS OT because Rush is not, will never be, nor is he trying to be in a powerful position to dictate, mandate or influence what is or is not healthy or is or is not proper eating habits.
31 posted on 02/27/2011 10:14:18 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: VictoryGal
” ... Two prominent Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and likely 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee ... “

Have disqualified from consideration in my book of possible Presidential candidate - the Government has no business in regulating, or even caring about citizen’s weight or fat to body ratio!

POX on both of their houses, they are both frauds, mere cardboard cutout actors playing a meaningless script of deception while our country is being destroyed from within!!

32 posted on 02/27/2011 10:28:27 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: VictoryGal
There's nothing that this program has that's weird or socialist...
Right, there's nothing socialist about a big government "program" meddling in labeling, nutrition "standards", and offered products for sale...Oh and the size of restuarant portions too...Nope, nothing socialist, big government about "that program" at all.

Maybe a little less concern about Rush Limbaugh's weight and more concern about Michelles big government (socialist) intent is in order.

33 posted on 02/27/2011 10:29:31 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: VictoryGal

As long as there are no Federal dollars involved, she can promote a collared greens only diet for all I care. But so far, her ideas have resulted in actual spending of actual taxpayer money on actual federal programs. So she should STFU.


34 posted on 02/27/2011 10:32:57 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: VictoryGal

Despite what he claims, I suspect that Governor Huckabee underwent gastric bypass surgery. I’m sure Mr. Limbaugh could afford this (he makes well north of $100 million a year) but it is dangerous.

Mike Huckabee’s weight loss scam
http://plutarch01.wordpress.com/2007/12/11/new-121007-300pm/

Huck and Bariatric Surgery
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/154976/huck-and-bariatric-surgery/lisa-schiffren

Did Mike Huckabee Have Bariatric Surgery?
http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2007/12/did-mike-huckabee-have-bariatric.html


35 posted on 02/27/2011 10:36:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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To: VictoryGal; johnthebaptistmoore

I think Rush lost the weight because he wanted to look good for his wedding to Kathryn. I’m sure she pressured him to lose the weight for the wedding. He has gained a lot of it back, as you can see in his golf photos that he’s posted lately and he really doesn’t talk about it that much, if at all, on his radio show. At least when I’m listening I don’t hear it.

He says he hates to exercise, but Kathryn should force him for the sake of his health. Considering his wealth he could install the best private gym and hire the best trainer. I’m sure he has nice swimming pool and a beautiful beach out his back door. He could hire a health-conscious chef that could prepare him healthy meals. Anyone with his means should be a lot healthier.


36 posted on 02/27/2011 10:38:09 PM PST by dupree
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To: VictoryGal
I have Mr Creosote, the Gov of Jersey, telling me about healthy living? Give me a break.


37 posted on 02/27/2011 10:40:12 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: VictoryGal

Well, it’s not as if the MSM would support 2 pudgy white GOP males speaking out against the obesity campaign of our pudgy black FLOTUS - they’d be crucified AND called racist if they dared to disagree.


38 posted on 02/27/2011 10:46:59 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Jeremiah Jr
Two prominent overfed & overweight Republicans (in-name-only)...

They must like the food at Queen Jezebel's er Michelle's table. 1 Kings 18:19

39 posted on 02/27/2011 10:51:48 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: VictoryGal

Its not what she is saying.

Its the fact the government is taking millions of taxpayer dollars to promote and implement her “program”.

It is not the governments place to tell us what to eat or what not to eat.

And it is not their place to missuse taxpayer money in that way.
Let Mchelle start a non profit and seek donations to push her ideas.

I am sick of hearing how wonderful liberals are because they think up and promote programs on which to spend taxpayers money.


40 posted on 02/27/2011 10:59:37 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: VictoryGal
The problem isn't the message, it is the hypocrisy of the messenger.
41 posted on 02/27/2011 11:02:33 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: 43north
Isn’t that what the headline means?

LOL!!!! You caught that too, huh? :)

42 posted on 02/27/2011 11:26:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore; 43north

Heck, I’ll RT it!!!

Ha!


43 posted on 02/27/2011 11:27:25 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: VictoryGal; All

Catering to the black vote .I’m hopeing and know Herman Kane will wake that aspect up


44 posted on 02/27/2011 11:39:57 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province Let it be ruled by a professor " Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: VictoryGal

I agree obesity is a problem. Where I draw the line is how MO is pressuring companies to change their capitalist pursuit of profit.

Perhaps she ought to focus MORE on getting people as individuals to EXERCISE and watch what THEY eat more, instead of pointing fingers at grocers and Wal-Mart.

See, it always starts as a simple “volunteer” effort with the socialists...then it turns into legislation, regulation, and gubmint control.

Congrats on your weight loss...I’m working with the same program, trying to get to an intermediate goal by losing 26 more lbs...my ultimate goal is to lose about 60.

One step at a time. The new system allows you to eat almost all fruit w/ zero points. :)


45 posted on 02/28/2011 12:26:27 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: VictoryGal
Republicans Defend First Lady’s Obesity Efforts

It looks like her efforts are paying off. She is more grotesque every day.


46 posted on 02/28/2011 12:28:43 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: VictoryGal

47 posted on 02/28/2011 1:06:18 AM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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To: VictoryGal

She has NO business interfering in MY restaurant meals, OR MY children’s school lunches. The former is a personal issue, the latter is a state or local issue.


48 posted on 02/28/2011 1:28:00 AM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: VictoryGal
Big Government Republicans...if you liked the Big Government policies of G. W. Bush, you'll absolutely love the policies of Huckabee and Christie - socialists.
49 posted on 02/28/2011 3:26:13 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: VictoryGal

Two socialists who refer to themselves as republicans defend the fat lady. There that”s better.


50 posted on 02/28/2011 3:32:10 AM PST by stockpirate (U-6 Total unemployed for January 2011 16.1 percent)
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