Continuing to push her “Let’s Move!” initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama was in Tampa this morning to promote the new USDA program “MyPlate” or “MiPlato” – if you’re a part of the burgeoning hispanic community in Florida. According to Laura Byrne of Tampa’s CBS affiliate WTSP, MyPlate “is the USDA’s new educational tool to assist families in making healthy food choices.” Yes, because as you all know – we’re too dumb to figure these things out on our own; hence the statist’s belief in the role of government.
On a greater tour of the state that will include DNC fundraisers later today in Palm Beach and Sarasota, Obama was in Tampa to announce the Agriculture Department’s new partnership with Goya Foods as part of “Let’s Move!”- and as Tampa Bay Online put it, to enlist “the help of Hispanic supermarkets and food makers.”
Here is the opening of the official press release issued today from the “Office of the First Lady”:
In support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, Goya Foods, the largest, Hispanic-owned U.S. food company, is committing resources to promote the USDA’s MyPlate, or MiPlato, a new food group symbol to remind families about making healthy meal choices with easy “how-tos” about proper portions. Mrs. Obama joined Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods, and leading Latino organizations to promote their nationwide effort to encourage health and wellness in communities across the country. Goya Foods is rolling out numerous steps to help communities enjoy healthy, tasty and affordable meals including creating brochures, posters, coupons and cookbooks for consumers; developing educational tools for 4th through 6th grade students across the country; and imprinting the MiPlato icon on some of their products.
Let’s implement a little formal logic. All liberals are hypocrites. Michelle Obama is a liberal. Therefore, Michelle Obama is a hypocrite. The same person who tells us to lay off fatty foods will no doubt be scarfing down a Chick-Fil-A sandwich as her motorcade speeds off to raise more money for her husband. This is such a classic example of “government knows best”. Government has to implement these programs/policies because the American people simply don’t know what’s good for them. We don’t know how to run our lives, therefore government needs to come in and dictate to us. They need to give us “recommendations”. As regulatory czar Cass Sunstein would put it, we need to be “nudged” in the right direction. By the way, since when is it the First Lady’s job to push her dietary beliefs on the rest of the country. It’s not her job, it’s not the job of any elected official and it’s not the job of government. If you want to eat leaves and grass, that’s your prerogative. If you want to eat fried chicken everyday, that’s also your choice. If you’re too dumb to know what’s going in and out of your body, then that’s on you. We have parents and families to set us on the straight and narrow. Government has no role in this.
And just remember…The government is always looking out for your best interests. Don’t judge liberals on how their policies and regulations ruin the country. Just remember that their intentions were good. Michelle Obama has such a big heart. Just like our ever-swelling, tax-and-spend government, she has your best interests at heart, ladies and gentlemen.
Dictating what the lowly public can and cannot eat by day and living the highlife with campaign donors by night – it’s just another day in the life of Michelle Antoinette.