After a Republican Congressman called out Michelle Obama for her potentially contradictory campaign against childhood obesity in which she demands American families learn to “eat better” – the Washington Post charges both racism and sexism against the remark.
Wisconsin Republican congressman Jim Sensenbrenner was reportedly overheard complaining about First Lady Michelle Obama’s demands that American families and restaurants serve healthier foods with the following remark:
She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.
Congressman Sensenbrenner quickly apologized for his words and promised to also send an apology to the First Lady – but stood his ground regarding concerns the Obama White House appears intent on telling Americans what they can and cannot eat. Both that stance, and his initial comments regarding Michelle Obama’s rather “ample” backside, has now drawn the ire of the Washington Post – a newspaper now intent on making the congressman’s words a sign of both sexism and racism being directed against the wife of the president. here is but some of the rant Wapo is now attempting as a means to insulate the Obama White House from any and all criticism – with a strong nod to the Obama’s attempted “Home for the Holidays” propoganda campaign alluded to by Insider months ago:
Not only is this disrespect crude, it also proves yet again that you can’t go wrong disrespecting a black woman in the United States of America, even if she lives in the White House – and in some constituencies, especially if she lives in the White House. Sensenbrenner’s nasty rant made me sick and sad because it brings to the surface the ugly history of how black women are viewed in America, stereotyped and dehumanized, our bodies everyone’s business except our own.
…On a tour of the holiday decorations there, I was moved by the tributes to military members who gave their lives, and by the sight of the towering official tree, decorated with cards from military children. First Lady Michelle Obama has taken support of military families as a signature cause. I wonder how long it will take critics to find something wrong with that.
It is a rather remarkable work of irony to see American liberals now so willing to allow government regulation into one of the most basic of freedoms – deciding what each one of us wishes to feed our faces with. Michelle Obama’s campaign for “healthy eating” goes far beyond her mere words – it is a program being aggressively implemented throughout the nation in both schools and restaurants – and soon, if she is to have her way, to the dinner tables of every American family. Such restrictions don’t involve herself though – the rather rich and expansive eating habits of the First Lady have already been well documented – though not by the Washington Post of course…
Wapo article HERE