August 13, 2014

I've never seen the abuse a first lady has ever received from a political party like Michele Obama has from the right wing since her husband took the oval office. Did you ever think that trying to help our country's obesity problem would be cause for derision? It's really disgusting. If the left had done a tenth to Laura Bush that the Limbaughs have done to First Lady Michelle, the beltway media elites would have never put on a left leaning pundit on ever again as a punishment, but as usual the wingnuts escape scot free.


Today, on Outnumbered, Fox’s crackpot psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Ablow, accused her of not being a good spokesperson for eating properly because she “needs to drop a few.”

Kimberly Guilfoyle piled on: “She’s kind of annoying that way.”“She is,” Kennedy agreed.

That’s when Ablow added, “And how well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few."“You did not say that,” Harris Faulkner objected.Well, yes he did. In fact, Ablow now doubled down:

“We’re taking nutrition advice from who? Who are we taking nutrition advice from? …Let’s be honest: Like I mean, there’s no French fries happening? That’s all kale and carrots? I don’t buy it."
“Oh my goodness gracious,” Faulkner protested.

“Well, I’m just saying,” Ablow continued. Then, perhaps to make himself look more balanced, he added, “Her husband, I want some nutrition advice from Barack.”

It's time to stop calling this man a psychiatrist of any kind since a real mental health expert would never resort to this type of mockery. Also, he's just lying because FLOTUS is not overweight and as Digby sez, he's the worst kind of gasbag there is.

This is gaslighting of the worst kind. This cretin is typical of certain men who go out of their way to make women feel insecure about themselves by claiming they look different than they do. I recall some of the stuff I heard about Clinton during the 2008 campaign that similarly made me see red. I was shocked that people thought they could get away with it in these supposedly more enlightened times. Live and learn.

More importantly, there's nothing wrong with being fat and there's also nothing wrong with pushing healthy eating for children, whether you are fat or thin. Mothers of all body types have been telling kids to eat their vegetables and go outside and play since time began. This has only become controversial since a fit, African American first lady said it.

The right wing maternal role model seems to be Sarah Palin, a svelte woman who tells American children to eat as many cookies as they want and says drinking gallons of sugar water is just fine because "it's just paahp!"

And to think these conservatives have spent years condemning liberals for saying "if it feels good do it."

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