Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Get the hell off of Michelle Obama's well-muscled back

Okay, I think the cat's out of the bag. I could believe that the Republicans genuinely disagreed with the Democrats on issues like taxes, healthcare and guns. But now, they don't like the idea of making our kids healthier? Seriously?

Michelle Obama has been working on campaign called "Let's Move" for the past year. Pretty simple really. It encourages children to be more active and eat better foods. Who wouldn't be on board with that idea?

Well, apparently, the Republicans think exercise and a healthy diet are code words for "communist plot." Their chief lunatic, Sarah Palin suggested that the government "was trying to dictate was citizens eat" and thought they should just "leave us alone and get off our back."

And Palin's witch-faced protege, Michele Bachmann, has cried that this initiative is leading us towards a "nanny state."

Um, okay. I never realized that a suggestion to eat a few carrots could be construed as a government takeover of the food system, but when you're sole purpose in life is to criticize anything Obama-related, you must see things a bit differently.

So I guess it's not altogether shocking that the king fatty himself, Rush Limbaugh decided to open up the hot air machine he calls a mouth the other day and spit out this gem: "The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice. (She) does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you."

Oh Rush, do you have to make it so fucking easy?

First off there are approximately 20 women in the world who look like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. And that's because they actually are Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. So I think we probably shouldn't be holding that up as the standard for a healthy body.

Secondly, a guy who gets a muffin top around his neckline is in no position to be calling anyone out of shape. Why don't you put down the bottle of Oxies and hop on a treadmill before popping off?

I obviously don't know the first lady personally but she seems like a pretty good role model for kids from what I can tell. And it's pretty apparent she works hard to keep herself in good shape as well. It may shock Rush that a 47 year old woman with 2 kids does not look like Brooklyn Decker, but most of us can see she takes her fitness pretty seriously.

When you think about it, it's amazing she can find the any time at all to workout and eat right. I would think developing a communist plot to control Americans would eat up most of her day.

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