Believe it or not, there are some people who find Mrs. Obama's campaign to get American children to eat healthier foods and to exercise more unAmerican and not relevant. Somehow, these people believe that because this nation is involved in fighting terrorism, the FLOTUS should not waste time and effort to get us to do something about childhood obesity, which is now an epidemic in this country.
But the reality behind the criticism is this: No matter what anyone in the Obama White House does, even if it is something to make American children healthier, someone, somewhere in Ihateobamastan will find a reason to denigrate and trash the effort.
This is sick, and it is emblematic of the times we live in. This nation is so divided and so paranoid that even helping children to become healthy is now seen as some sort of commie plot.
Here is Mrs. Obama speaking about the program "Let's Move." You decide how this in any way takes away from this country's efforts to fight terrorism:
And here is Mrs. Obama's speech, where nowhere does she say childhood obesity is more of a danger to this country than terrorism. Nowhere.
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