by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
First Lady Michelle Obama threatened Republicans in Congress who want to allow local school districts to opt out of federal regulations on school lunches that she created.
“This is unacceptable,” she said during a roundtable discussion of the issue. “It’s unacceptable to me not just as First Lady but also as a mother.”
But it is apparently perfectly acceptable to Michelle “as a mother” that her own daughters are eating meatball subs and ice cream at for lunch at their elite private school Sidwell Friends, as we reported yesterday.
The strict lunch rules Michelle is demanding must remain for other people’s children, passed in 2010, strictly limit the amount of fat, calories, sugar, and sodium served in school meals.
The rules have been a disaster across America, with students disgusted by the inedible items on “Michelle’s Menu,” many simply not eating or buying unhealthy vending machine snacks to satisfy their hunger.
This week, thousands of students took to Twitter to rebel against Mrs. Obama’s restrictive edict, posting photos of their horrid “meals,” with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama.
House Republicans are supporting a measure that would allow some school districts to opt out of the standards — if they can prove that it is affecting their school budgets.
The First Lady pointed out that since the regulations, kids in the United States were eating more fruits and vegetables.
“The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health,” she added. “Now is not the time to roll back everything we have worked for.”
“The First Lady believes passionately that school lunches have to be healthier and she is prepared to wage a big political fight over this issue,” ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl explained on Good Morning America Tuesday.
The event is part of Michelle Obama’s effort to take a bigger role of public engagement on issues.
You’ll see a sustained level of engagement,” one senior administration official told The Hill.
Um, ok. Congress was actually elected. Who elected Michelle Obama to rule over our schools? I sure didn’t.