Michelle Obama’s Cabbage-Gate?

A seemingly oddly timed tweet came from the FLOTUS twitter account recenlty,  displaying a professional-looking batch of beautiful and (apparently) just harvested batch of cabbage and broccoli grown in the First Lady’s garden that sits just adjacent to the White House.  The fact it is now the middle of winter/end of January, gives one pause looking over the photo.  Beyond the impressively healthy looking vegetables on display, one can’t help but notice how green the grass also appears.  Washington D.C. has had a reasonably cold winter – with nighttime lows regular dipping to below freezing.  Either Michelle Obama is utilizing a very well staffed (and thus expensive) green house operation, or this photo is yet another example of an odd “Why would they lie about that?” moment by the Obama White House.

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Both cabbage and broccoli are late harvest vegetables, and can withstand cooler temps, but could such incredible specimens as the ones being shown off by Michelle Obama at the end of January be possible growing in the now well-publicized outdoor patch of garden during a Washington D.C. winter?  (And that is about the cleanest batch of just-picked veggies I have ever seen as well)

Perhaps those experienced gardeners out there can provide some further insight into this situation.  Either Michelle Obama’s staff are in fact, very good gardeners, or we have the makings of Cabbage-Gate…

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13 Comments to Michelle Obama’s Cabbage-Gate?
    • Essa
    • Oh my, according to the 2013 farmer’s almanac Washington, DC planting guide, seeds for both types of vegetables would be started in February in a green house, or planted in the ground in March. Therefore, the story is about as true as Michelle touting a new wig as her own hair with freshly cut fringe, or about as true as Mr. Obama’s skeet shooting falsehood.

      The link to the farmer’s almanac planting guide for the Washington, DC area.

      http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/zipcode/20001

      • Mark Anderson
      • In this case, I have to wonder if Michelle is a liar, or if she is inept in choosing the people, who obviously know nothing about gardening, to administer this account…or both. Kinda goes along with Beyonce’s singing.

    • E.A.B.
    • Compulsive liars. They will lie about literally anything, for no other reason than that they enjoy the feeling of power that comes from deceiving people.

      I’ve said it before: We are dealing with actual, clinical mental illness here.

    • American
    • I know that they have a greenhouse on the roof of the WH…thats probably where those veggies came from…but we know that the FLOTUS LIES, so she had to lie about the stupid veggies.

    • Jules
    • I “harvested” some bananas the other day from the store.

      And some, pop, milk, eggs, yogurt… oh, yeah, bumper crop.

      What? Can’t Mooch, as the food czarina, redefine the word ‘harvest?”

      Spank you very Mooch.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • The only seeds the Obama’s are planting …are the seeds of Communism….

      Obama is redistributing the United States and not to its citizens…Fanatics, (Communists) are running us into the ground.

      Obama Wanting a second Bill of Rights…taking away American’s guns…their individual rights…making slaves of taxpayers is indicative of people who not only do Not respect the once successful American way of life…but want to destroy it!
      Is that what was meant by “transformation?”

      From Breitbart:

      Sunstein: Obama wants a second Bill of Rights

      Mere hours after Breitbart News published an excerpt from an interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in which he speculated that President Barack Obama would “prefer a different kind of constitution,” one with a Bill of Rights based on the South African model, former Obama administration regulatory czar Cass Sunstein published an op-ed making a similar argument: that the president wants a “second Bill of Rights” alongside the existing one.
      Sunstein located the source of Obama’s inspiration in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union address, rather than the South African constitution–though the American academics whose writings inspired South Africa’s ambitious Bill of Rights could well have taken Roosevelt’s proposals as their foundation.
      Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights–not a list of constitutional amendments, but policy goals–was as follows:
      In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all regardless of station, race, or creed.

      Among these are:

      The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation;

      The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

      The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

      The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

      The right of every family to a decent home;

      The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

      The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

      The right to a good education.

      All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

      Sunstein points out Roosevelt was not a socialist–and yet many of the “rights” he proposed were inspired by socialist policies. The Soviet constitution of 1936, too, included the right to work, among other guarantees.
      In addition, Sunstein argues that Obama has made progress on least one of these rights: the right to health care, through the highly controversial Obamacare–whose costs will begin to be felt this year in earnest.
      The analogy is not perfect: one “right” on which Roosevelt would not have agreed with Obama, for example, is the “right” of public sector workers to bargain collectively and to strike, which Roosevelt opposed.
      Regardless, both conservatives and liberals may agree: Obama is aiming at achieving a new set of socioeconomic rights, whether through law or through policy. It is the dream of progressives and liberals for the better part of a century–a dream that has resisted the reality that these “rights” are not justiciable; that they degrade the value of other, fundamental, rights; and they create more policy problems than they solve.

    • Chunkdog
    • The White House, with the Obamas, is like being in an alternate dimension.

      First flies, in eight degree weather, now harvesting vegetables.

      I feel like I’m watching the big build up in a horror movie.

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