There’s an unavoidable irony in a big cover story in the new issue of Cooking Light magazine — a gushy homage to Michelle Obama and her advice on eating and exercise.
Entitled “The First Lady of Food,” the puffy piece offers advice from Mrs. Obama on how Americans can keep big government out of their lives…by following the healthy living habits promoted by someone in government — her — the Big Mother of the American family.
Western Journalism has often featured posts about schools, students and their parents complaining about Michelle Obama’s school lunch program and its restrictive food guidelines.
Now, in this Cooking Light story — reportedly the first time in the 30-year history of the magazine that a person has been featured on the cover — the first lady offers advice on how to keep the federal government from meddling, as she has, in people’s lives.
The Washington Times reports, “Mrs. Obama said the best way to avoid dealing with ‘the system’ is to take care of one’s own body. Doing so, she said, will eliminate trips to the doctor and the need to deal with Obamacare.”
So, according to Mrs. Obama, if you eat right — following her guidelines — and keep fit — using her “Let’s Move” advice — you can increase the odds of not being caught up in the “system” that she and her husband have helped to impose on America.
“If you don’t like the doctor, if you don’t like government, if you don’t like folks messing with your life, the best thing to do is make sure you’re healthy. Because that’s going to increase your odds for making sure that you don’t have to deal with the system.”
Acknowledging that her healthy eating directives have been the target of angry school kids, the first lady believes the protest will eventually give way to acceptance, as Breitbart observes in this quoted Obama passage from the Cooking Light article:
“Because we’re really thinking about the kids who are kindergartners today. If all they know are whole grains and vegetables, by the time they’re graduating from high school, this will be their norm; they won’t know anything different.”
So, essentially, Michelle Obama seems to be suggesting that if you do what she says, she’ll be more likely to leave you alone.
h/t Washington Times
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