Posts Tagged ‘nation of cynics’

Michelle Obama Tries New Tact: ‘Okay, DON’T Let Them Eat Cake!’

May 17, 2010

We’re all familiar with the quote attributed to Marie Antoinette: “Let them eat cake.”  The phrase represents one who is at once out of touch and uncaring about the plight of the lower classes.

Well, Michelle Obama is every bit as out of touch as Marie Antoinette ever was.  But she’s a wily out-of-touch elitist, she is.

So she’s not going to make the same mistake as her famous French predecessor.  No, she’s going to make the exact opposite mistake.

So it’s “Don’t LET them eat cake.”

You stupid, moronic proletariat.  You are ontologically so far below Michelle Obama and her ilk that you don’t even qualify to call yourselves the same species.  How DARE you think that you have either the right or the ability to make eating decisions for yourself and your family???

How DARE you believe that you should have any right whatsoever to make your own life choices, you “nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents,” you.  So please insert the scalpel and disconnect your frontal lobes so that Mrs. “America is just downright mean!” make your basic life choices for you.

And whatever else you do, stop being proud of your vile, evil, greedy country.  Not only should you not get to eat, but you should be ashamed of yourselves for eating the few crumbs Dear Leader allows your family to stuff their faces with.

From ATR:

Perhaps it’s time for ATR to start asking First Ladies to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

Michelle Obama has embarked upon a well-documented campaign to tackle childhood obesity in America. As with similar social initiatives, it begins with the noblest of intentions only to morph into another big government program funded by new taxes aimed at behavior modification.

I won’t dispute that obesity is a problem in this country, nor that children are better off living healthy, active lives. What I do find troubling is the Task Force on Childhood Obesity‘s report calling for, among other things, a study of the impact of higher food taxes on obesity:

The task force also sees a potential pocketbook approach to keep people from buying unhealthy foods. It calls for analyzing the effect of imposing state and local sales taxes on less healthy products.

This is becoming an unwelcome refrain within the Obama Administration. The stimulus package signed into law in February contained hundreds of millions of dollars in spending to expressly advocated for tax increases. It’s also an established trend for left-of-center causes like the Campaign for Tobacoo Free Kids: Start with a good purpose, but slowly evolve into a platform for command-and-control economic policies.

I can agree that underage smoking and childhood obesity are problematic and should be curtailed. But government intervention into our lives, via high taxes and excessive regulation, is certainly not the answer. Rather than allowing people to make their own choices with regards to diet and exercise, the First Lady’s anti-obesity effort seems to be predicated on a reliable staple of the liberal playbook: government coercion.

As someone who was once on the very poor side, I can tell Michelle Obama and her fellow band of disconnected liberal whackjobs something that they don’t know: one of the reasons that poor people buy unhealthy foods is that they are a LOT cheaper than the healthy foods.  Go look at the fresh healthy nutritious foods and then compare them to the sugary and high-calorie foods.

It is expensive to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.  And boy is it ever expensive to eat fresh fish, as compared with regular ground beef.  From my experience, eating “healthy” costs at least double eating “unhealthy.”

Michelle Obama’s braindead solution to our problems is to raise the taxes on the only foods a lot of poor families can barely afford.

She’s not as bad as Marie Antoinette was, she’s in fact much WORSE.  Marie just said something stupid that didn’t actually hurt anyone.  Michelle Obama is seeking to implement policies that will directly hurt people.

The point is that Michelle Obama is ostensibly saying the exact opposite thing that Marie Antoinette infamously said when she now says, “Don’t LET them eat cake.”  But it is the same warped, disconnected, out-of-touch and uncaring statement from the same sort of elitist.

And just to add to the hypocrisy and chutzpah, even as Michelle is talking about taxing the hell out of anything she deems unhealthy, Barack Obama is in Buffalo porking out on a dozen buffalo wings, french fries, and onion rings.  And did I mention that they Hypocrite-in-Chief still smokes?  Because, again, you see, only THESE people get to decide what is healthy and what isn’t, and what they should be allowed to have, and what they shouldn’t.

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A Few Details That May Not Come Up During Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech

August 25, 2008

I figured that Michelle Obama – in introducing herself to America, might forget a couple of important details. So – gracious, charming, and frankly wonderful fella that I am, I thought I’d help jog her memory.

The best way to get to know Michelle Obama is to watch a video showing what she’s been up to:

Here’s a few remarks from Michelle’s speeches that you may want to know about as you listen to her DNC presentation:

“Sometimes it’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your ignorance. That’s America.” [Youtube].

And:

“Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback.” [Youtube].

And how could we forget the views she expressed to The New Yorker:

[Michelle] Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”

And let us nor forget that Michelle and Barack – like many Americans – found themselves a church that represented their views about life and the world:

The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda’s attacks because of its own terrorism.

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.

I’m sure many of you mothers can imagine the joy of taking your young kids to hear such sermons. If so, then Michelle will resonate with you.

There’s an amazing treasure trove of good old fashioned American spirituality to draw from in Barack and Michelle’s longtime pastor and spiritual mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

I hope this helped round out the DNC presentation.

I’m sure Michelle will mean to tell us tell us all this stuff about herself, but in all the excitement, she may forget. Don’t worry, Michelle; I’ve got your back!