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Cafeteria politics: Michelle Obama starts
food fight with lawmakers on school lunches

Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/27/2014 10:59:34 PM

First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday chided congressional Republicans for attempting to roll back her school lunch standards, calling the effort “unacceptable” and accusing lawmakers of playing politics with the health of young students. The unusual step by Mrs. Obama, who largely has avoided political scuffles during her husband’s time in office, underscores the growing unrest around the initiative and a real chance that the standards, at least in their current form, may not survive much longer. The first lady now is going toe-to-toe with lawmakers in the House and Senate, where proposals to alter the lunch guidelines are gaining


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scrubber, 5/27/2014 11:02:16 PM     (No. 9864003)

She has no power; holds absolutely no sway. The congressmen have every right, and reason, to simply don´t allow her in the room.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/27/2014 11:03:23 PM     (No. 9864004)

Who elected this woman ?

Is she going to blow a cork because she isn´t getting her way ?

Stay home and force feed your own kids. Give grandma a break and us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Shells, 5/27/2014 11:10:58 PM     (No. 9864008)

The sad thing is, I can absolutely picture this brute demanding that they, ´talk to the hand´.

What a low rent piece of garbage.

And her issues? Don´t even get me started on the fact that she is well aware of her intellectual inferiority.

And the fact that her arse is HUGE.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: reilly, 5/27/2014 11:18:28 PM     (No. 9864010)

Fat crass amateur.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fayebeck, 5/27/2014 11:26:35 PM     (No. 9864014)

A law should be passed to require first ladies to keep quiet. It actually would be a more peaceful world if all women were required to keep their big mouths shut on issues. There are enough girly men around to state a woman´s issues. Babies, diapers, cooking, taxi drive kids. That sort of thing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: suedotsue, 5/28/2014 12:16:44 AM     (No. 9864034)

It´s very simple. School children should have the same lunch that Mrs. Obama´s children have at Sidwell Friends School. This lady does what she does because no one stops her. What´s unacceptable is that elected persons all across the US have daily access to microphones and never use them to save us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lylacat, 5/28/2014 12:22:30 AM     (No. 9864038)

Michelle spends $80,000 a year to send her girls to a school that serves meatball sandwiches and ice cream. What in the world is the matter with Michelle that she really thinks she is the lunch authority?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Whiskey, 5/28/2014 12:32:59 AM     (No. 9864041)

Had a nice visit over the weekend with a school food service employee boy did she let Michelle Obama have it!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: marthaville, 5/28/2014 1:52:36 AM     (No. 9864073)

#7, we must remember that liberals want laws that they are not subject to. The cost, and lunch menus, of Sidwell Friends are perfect examples. The Obama girls will never eat meals at school that Michelle wants everyone else´s kids to eat. The Obama children attend a private school only wealthy elite parents can afford.

Her actions are par for the course for wealthy liberals.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: PChristopher, 5/28/2014 2:28:42 AM     (No. 9864081)

What is it with modern Dems that they think it´s a ´Co-presidency´?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/28/2014 5:29:43 AM     (No. 9864122)

The waste of food kids prefer not to eat is staggering. You might just as well say bring your own lunch or have the option to order out from McDonald´s. Heck of a lot cheaper than a nosy Flotus interfering where she isn´t wanted.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 5/28/2014 7:22:23 AM     (No. 9864220)

The subject is mundane to be sure but we should never forget that the subject is immaterial.

Michelle Obama´s sole objective is to have ´good deeds´ reflect credit on her. This also explains perfectly her emotional reaction to any opposition to or disruption in her grand plan.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chiller, 5/28/2014 7:44:56 AM     (No. 9864237)

Typical liberalism; program doesn´t work, wastes money, participants don´t want it, but well-intentioned libs force-feed it anyway (pun intended).

And, as mentioned, doesn´t apply to them.

We´ve had enough of this crap and hope America wakes up pretty damn soon.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: skedaddle, 5/28/2014 7:48:35 AM     (No. 9864242)

I will say that the government strong-arm tactics have caught the attention of millions of school children everywhere. And some of them are smart enough to lay the blame where it belongs. Michelle can´t ruin school lunches alone; she´s had hundreds of lawmakers help her. Let´s start outing them, too.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 5/28/2014 8:08:54 AM     (No. 9864267)

Article describes how Congress is going to address the problem and fix it. Sheesh. Does it not occur to the author that the Federal Government should not be dictating what our children eat? Big Government is never the solution. Even if Congress could come up with a perfect solution (they cannot) what´s to stop the next preening Marie Antoinette Obama to simply foist their food-nazism on us once again? Local control; its not perfect, but it is best.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/28/2014 11:47:39 AM     (No. 9864614)

Go AWAY Witch!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 5/28/2014 12:23:25 PM     (No. 9864679)

Quinoa is useless in a food fight!

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