Right wingers call First lady Michelle Obama FAT. (Really?!)
(Not so funny) right wingers go after first lady Michelle Obama for her efforts to lower childhood obesity. In their latest effort to point out her so-called hypocrisy by depicting her as an overweight glutton stuffing her face with hamburgers, they show us just how petty and childish their attacks are as well as their lack of respect for Mrs. Obama (among many other things) and her good intentions to inform parents and children about a serious issue. Even Sarah Palin throws in some ugly words which I think is just laughable coming from someone who promotes her pro-life beliefs and then goes off to kill innocent animals for fun. Now that’s worth a laugh.
Article: Michelle Obama portrayed as overweight hamburger-munching glutton in cartoon attacking her obesity campaign
By: John McDonnell
Last updated at 9:20 PM on 15th February 2011
Michelle Obama has fallen foul of the most vicious slight yet with her portrayed as an overweight, hamburger-munching glutton in a very personal cartoon attack.
The offensive caricature, which was posted on Biggovernment.com, is a dig at the U.S. First Lady’s obesity campaign, which celebrated its one-year anniversary last week.
It comes as Barack Obama’s wife pushes her campaign to improve workplace rules for breastfeeding to reduce the number of overweight children.
Conservatives have hit out at the campaign by Mrs Obama, calling her a hypocrite and suggesting it is not her place to tell Americans what they can and cannot eat.
In the cartoon, she is seen telling her husband: ‘I’ve stepped up my efforts to control America’s eating habits by telling restaurants to lower portion sizes and fat content.’
Mr Obama, who is shown looking slender and eating some morsels of salad, dismisses her remark, saying: ‘Michelle, I want to get re-elected. What you’re doing is only going to annoy a lot of people.’
‘Shut up and pass the bacon!’ she replies.
Mrs Obama began her Let’s Move! initiative – which is dedicated to improving the disastrous U.S. childhood obesity rates within a generation – last year.
‘I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food nutrition and physical activity,’ she said at the time.
She has since backed the campaign enthusiastically, touring schools to promote the healthy eating message and even turning over a section of the White House garden to an allotment.
But while she has met a slightly happier response than the British chef Jamie Oliver, her support has backfired in some quarters – with accusations of a nanny state approach.
And her occasional capture on cameras eating burgers and other less heallthy food has led to some critics calling her a hypocrite.
She came under fire recently after it was revealed that the menu at the recent White House Super Bowl part included high-fat snacks such as deep-pan pizza and crisps.
Sarah Palin criticised Mrs Obama’s campaign last year, saying: ‘What (Michelle Obama) is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat.’