“I don’t think it’s possible for the FLOTUS to open her mouth without sounding like a complete idiot!”
— June 20, 2014
Faced with mounting backlash by parents, students, and school administrators, Michelle Obama continues to dig in with her support of a sweeping nutrition program. Despite the fact that opposition abounds, the first lady dedicated a recent White House event to chastising her congressional detractors.
As Western Journalism reported, Republican lawmakers are working to give school districts a way to opt out of the standards, provided they can document that compliance is cost-prohibitive. Obama, however, dismissed the concerns.
“This is unacceptable,” she declared.
She went on to allege that such legislative action is tantamount to “play[ing] politics with kids’ health,” although her critics might accuse her of doing the same thing.
Obama, however, is not alone in her contention that federal mandates are the best…
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