Students tweeting pictures of disgusting school lunches with hashtag #thanksmichelleobama
It was always a mistake for Michelle Obama to take on the role of national food scold, no matter how sincere her worries over the obesity problems of many Americans. Telling people what they can and can’t eat leads to resentment, anger, and scorn. That last stage has now been reached, as federally subsidized school lunch programs across the country have resorted to absurd measures trying to meet the guidelines forced on them by the feds, at the behest of the first lady.
You can always trust government school bureaucrats to become ridiculous when following guidelines – think Pop Tarts chewed into the shape of guns resulting in suspension for little tykes. And school cafeterias have never been renowned for the quality or appeal of their products. So put these elements together, and you can get appalling outcomes.
In the age of Twitter, blowback is to be expected. Yahoo, no bastion of conservatism, highlights the emergence of the #thanksmichelleobama hashtag:
Millenials are turning against Obama and perhaps liberalism, as they are bearing the brunt of Obamacare exploitation (as “young invincibles supposed to subsidize older and sicker Americans, immigrants, and illegals) and the lack of full-time jobs Obamanomics has produced. Now their junior cohort is suffering under the food tyranny of Michelle Obama, and they are fighting back online. If Michelle Obama weren’t black and supported by media allies (remember the early phase of Michelle Obama being proclaimed a fashion icon and incomparable beauty?)...
...the scorn would be deafening.