New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, or ‘Nanny Bloomberg’ as he is more affectionately referred to, is at it again – this time targeting mothers and their newborns.
On radio this morning, TheBlaze’s Robyn Walensky reported that Bloomberg is offering incentives to hospitals that encourage mothers to breastfeed their newborns, in an effort to decrease the use of baby formula. Nurses and other hospital staff at participating hospitals will explain the benefits of breastfeeding to all women who ask for formula, as to encourage them to breastfeed.
“First it was just sugary drinks, then it was transfats. Then it was the size of things. Now he's taking on breast and baby formula,” Glenn asked.
While the leftists and progressives usually applaud the Mayor’s overbearing initiatives, going after moms takes the idea of a nanny state to a whole new level. Even token liberal, Whoppi Goldberg, has spoken out about Bloomberg’s latest plan:
GOLDBERG: It's very nice, but back off, you know? It's hard enough, you know? I'm sorry. You got some bonehead coming and saying, "Oh, why can't you do it? Why aren't you doing it? What's wrong with you? Why can't you do it?" You know what, Mr. Mike, I love you. You know this. I love you as our mayor. This is not your place. Back off this.
“I love it,” Glenn said sarcastically in response to Goldberg’s remarks.
It’s more than a little hypocritical for someone like Goldberg to suddenly speak out against over-regulation, when she has been in favor of actions like this up until now.
“I love that. It's okay because the other things you've invaded we've liked. So they're okay,” Stu said. “But this one we don't like. So back off?”
We can all agree that telling women they are not allowed to feed their children baby formula is insane (especially when you consider the fact that something like abortion is legal, but baby formula would not be), but progressives like Goldberg cannot have it both ways. You are either for expansion of government and federal overreach or you’re not.
“Sorry, you can't have it both ways, Whoopi,” Glenn said. “You can't say, ‘You go ahead and just regulate some things, but not the things that I like.’ Can't have it that way. That's not the way dictatorships work.”