Michelle Obama’s Crap Sandwich

By | 2017-05-20T21:49:06+00:00 May 16th, 2017|
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Why was Michelle Obama so angry at Donald Trump last week? Her dander is up for the same reason her husband’s is—Trump is systematically chipping away at their “legacy.”

Speaking at a health conference last week, Mrs. Obama expressed horror at Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement that his department would be easing regulations on national school lunch dictums highly favored by the former first lady.

Perdue said, “If kids aren’t eating the food, and it’s ending up in the trash, they aren’t getting any nutrition—thus undermining the intent of the program.”  But common sense isn’t the Left’s strong suit. Control is its raison d’etre.

The former first lady’s reaction was predictable. “You have to stop and think: Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you and why is that a partisan issue?” She continued: “Why would that be political?”

But here’s the thing: Our children have told us the lunchtime rules are making them miserable. Administrators have been grumbling, but they are fearful of making too much of a fuss.

Her formulation is what we’ve come to expect, isn’t it? Obama accuses Perdue (and Trump) of not wanting “our” kids to have good food at school. But as Perdue noted, if they aren’t eating it, what’s the point? And, as hundreds of thousands of school-aged children around the country have complained, the food isn’t good. It’s often inedible and thus wasted, or there’s so little of it the kids end up hungry in the afternoon.

To return the favor, we should ask Michelle, “Why does Madame Antoinette want our kids to starve? What is wrong with her?”

But of course that would be silly. We aren’t Leftists. We are realists. If the food at school is inadequate, normal Americans adjust and ignore the goofballs who made the menu―either with wink and nod defiance or by simply packing lunches our kids will eat. But Michelle Obama and others Leftists like her want their hands in everything we do so that we know our place. They know best. The point is, and has always been, control.

We can see the same argument writ large as our lawmakers try to rescue America’s health system from collapse. If Obamacare is changed, “Americans will DIE,” shouts every Democrat within spitting distance of a camera. For some reason, if the government isn’t completely in charge of all of our decisions, we are supposed to believe, we couldn’t manage at all.

But here’s the thing: Our children have told us the lunchtime rules are making them miserable. Administrators have been grumbling, but they are fearful of making too much of a fuss. They know from long experience in the educational establishment that you can’t fight your betters when their shield is “the children” and, let’s be honest, the money attached to the demands of the feds keeps them compliant. Parents complain, but end up packing lunches or forcing their kids to pretend to eat slop.

Trump and Perdue’s decision should be welcomed by all sensible souls and life will go on. Yet if that’s the end of the story, if we don’t take from this episode some realization of why those ridiculous and controlling rules were put in place in the first place, we will miss an opportunity to understand the difference between being ruled and governing ourselves.

We need to always be asking this most important question when fighting the Left: “Who died and made you king?”  And in this case, who died and made the former president’s wife the arbiter of what, when, and how our kids should eat while they’re at school? Why in heaven’s name did we acquiesce to this? Why didn’t we tell her to leave us the hell alone? Why are American citizens so easily cowed over something it should have been quite simple to defy?

If we give in so easily in matters this petty and obviously ridiculous, how will we ever be able to stop more egregious usurpations of our liberty? And why, pray tell would we actually believe Obama when she levels this calumny against Donald Trump for daring to say, “Hey parents, maybe you guys can decide what your kid eats at school; and for those kids whose parents aren’t paying attention, the local school can manage it without our interference. The feds don’t need to worry about this.”

We need to always be asking this most important question when fighting the Left: “Who died and made you king?”  And in this case, who died and made the former president’s wife the arbiter of what, when, and how our kids should eat while they’re at school? Why in heaven’s name did we acquiesce to this?

Michelle concluded her diatribe with this gem: “Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in. Take me out of the equation; like me, don’t like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap.”

She can’t seem to understand that her entire premise is flawed; the federal government should not be in charge of what or how much the children of America should eat at lunchtime. They can decide. But for Michelle Obama, all those decisions are for her and people like her to make for us. You see, this is how they do it in advanced societies . . . like Venezuela. (Speaking of places where people have to eat crap.)

The hysteria over everything Donald Trump does or intends to do should not fool anyone. It’s really not about Trump. It’s about you and me. We are the real targets of their disdain. Those who think they know better than we do about every manner of practical thing want us to know our place because insofar as we become a citizenry willing to thumb our noses at Washington, we are a threat to their very existence. So Michelle Obama has to raise the level of hostility and charge Perdue and Trump with wanting our children to eat “crap.”

This is pure nonsense, and she must know it. But she needs to believe that she can persuade enough vulnerable Americans to buy the fear that she is selling. Let’s hope those who don’t buy it can convince the rest of the country that this brand of “caring” is the real crap on offer.

About the Author:

Pamela Lange
Pamela Lange is a housewife and bookkeeper from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. A graduate of Wilson College, she has worked in development, marketing and public relations for several liberal arts colleges and for National Review Institute. She is active in local politics and is an amateur FaceBook provacateur.
  • tz1

    Michelle concluded her diatribe with this gem: “Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in. Take me out of
    the equation; like me, don’t like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap.”

    Moms weren’t OK with their kids eating Michelle’s crap.

    First there is a debate as to what foods are healthiest (I’d say low-carb, Paleo, or at least that should be the default choice, not the grain lobby’s food pyramid). Second, it depends how it is prepared. I don’t eat healthy slop. I do eat well cooked and spiced meats and veggies.

  • Whiskey Sam

    Noted philosopher Tom Servo once declared, “Life is like a crap sandwich: the more bread you’ve got, the less crap you have to taste.” Applicable here as the rich are insulated from their children being forced to choke down Michelle’s crap.

    • Exactly. Madam Michelle talks about what “our” children must be forced to eat, forgetting that we know her own children went to an elite private school with a lunch menu as elegant as that of a fine restaurant’s.

  • bdavi52

    ““No one believes more firmly than Comrade Michelle that all animals are equal. Se would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”
    Animal Farm, 2017.

    • vaccinia

      1984, We’re a little behind schedule….

      • bdavi52

        But we’re sprinting like mad to catch-up!

        • vaccinia

          Ain’t it the truth!

  • smartsenior

    “And she must know it”. No, she really really doesn’t. She also said that day something like “you don’t ask the kids what they’ll eat”. She means all this stuff, she honestly doesn’t think parents or kids should be able to eat what they want.

    • SaguaroJack49

      In that sentence Meesh told us what kind of parent she’s been. Which we had already guessed.

  • George Dixon

    After 8 failed years of Obamunism, both the exPresident and his wife are desperate to have their ‘Personal Best’ legacy enshrined.

  • Robbins Mitchell

    Well,that’s affirmative action for you

  • Rosieo
  • Terry O’Neal

    She is an even bigger smug, arrogant a**hole than her stupid husband. This holier-than-thou attitude is nauseating. Only butt-kissing drones give a crap what they think.

  • CorkysDad

    It’s time for the ex- “First Wookie” to slime her big butt back into the swamp. MAGA – flush the Obama’s out with the rest of the swamp.

  • acidulous

    She gets to be THE BOSS because she’s black. And too many in this country for too long have lacked the spine to tell anyone from the special minority to F off no matter how stupid and dangerous they are.

  • JamesDrouin

    “Michelle Obama’s Crap Sandwich”

    Fact: The best that can be said about “Michelle Obama’s Crap Sandwiches” is that the pigs liked them, ’cause never, ever, ever, has so much food been prepared for humans, been rejected by humans, and been fed to pigs.

  • Schmutzli

    BabyGotBack’s “legacy” is quite secure. Regularly dining on butter-soaked lobster and wagu beef while sending Satchel and Malaria to Sidlwell Friends to eat gourmet food school lunches and despite any qualifications as a dietician and no authority to do so, she ordered American public school children to be fed cardboard, no salt, no sugar. Just like in Venezuela or Cuba.

    Yes, BGB’s legacy is secure – hypocrite grifter angry black woman with a backside big enough to rent out as a billboard.

  • “It’s really not about Trump. It’s about you and me. We are the real targets of their disdain”.

    This is so true. I also believe it’s the real impetus behind the deranged efforts to remove Trump from office by any means. The rabid Left wants to not only destroy Trump, it wants to destroy everyone who voted for him. How dare we choose an uncouth, boorish imposter over his obvious betters? We are such a danger to them we must be permanently eradicated from the body politic, so whoever comes after us will be too terrified to ever again attempt such a coup.

  • Wyrdless

    Dear Mrs Lange,

    This is an excellent article. My favorite point is “”Who died and made you king?””

    I have a question about ::””This is pure nonsense, and she must know it. “”

    The thing is, The Left believes in it’s own Narrative wholeheartedly. I talked to an ex-GF from 4 years ago who is, now, a true believer, she really believes white privilege etc is gospel.

    At the same time, I’ve experienced white privilege when I had a very illegal knife during a traffic stop. All charges dropped ;. At the time I met a black kid who got dragged 200 miles (!) Over one last probation payment regarding a boxcutter that he used at work.

    I’m a right winger this is real

    Question:.

    Group of well dressed black men

    Vs

    Group of neck tattooed white guys in hoodies.

    Who do you want to be around?

    • Nucc3 .

      Group of well dressed black men
      Vs
      Group of neck tattooed white guys.
      If one of them is Obama I’ll take the tattooed white guys.

      • Wyrdless

        I am not an Obama fan, but it would be cool to chat with him for ten minutes.

  • John Willson

    Not liking the food provided by schools is one of the oldest a noblest traditions of American students. Often, the students have been “wrong” in the sense that the food they are provided is somewhat better than that which they would choose themselves. But Mrs. Lange has it right on the power button this time. The issue is, for the first time, the “dominant dogma of the age”: only government can make you happy.

  • Edgar Boswell Simpson III

    if we had a real press…oh fukk it.

    someone should ask buffalo ass why she didn’t send her kids to public schools, where they could eat her lunches?

  • Nucc3 .

    We already know Barack’s legacy …The NEW #1 passing Jimmy Carter for the worst excuse of a president in American history