In what was perhaps one of the most telling moments in the history of the Obama Administration, First Lady Michelle Obama let the world know just how elitist she really is. In a recent interview with MSN.com, Obama explained she used to struggle with knowing what to feed her children – despite the fact that she received not one but two Ivy League degrees.
“Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right,” she explained. “I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?”
On radio this morning, Glenn couldn’t help but be amazed by the latest example of the masks coming off.
“You know what I do? I don't have a Harvard degree or any kind of degree, so I just feed my kids a steady diet of Twinkies and Ho Hos all day long,” Pat joked. “I'm so stupid, until she tells me what to feed my kids, I don't know. You just don't know.”
Stu was particularly struck by the narcissism of Obama’s comment. In her attempt to be relatable, she puts herself in a whole other class of people – those with Ivy League degrees.
“She is so cocky about herself,” Stu said. “’I'm unbelievable. If I can't do it, imagine what these other idiots are going to do with their kids.’”
“I went to not one, but two elite Ivy League schools, and I don't know how to do it,” Pat added. “So how can you peons, who don't have the incredible education I do, how can you everybody begin to cope? So arrogant.”
The First Lady went on to criticize the school breakfast and lunch programs that she believes were subpar.
“It’s so important for our schools to make the hard calls for our kids, because parents are struggling enough at home,” she said. “So once you make that decision to set the rules, you don’t want to be undermined when your kids go to school and have some sweet cereal for breakfast with chocolate milk followed by a donut and then a burger and fries for lunch. That’s why we’re in the state that we’re in right now, in regards to the epidemic of childhood obesity.”
Glenn admitted that he struggles with his own children to ensure they eat as well balanced a diet as possible, it is up to the parents – not the state – to monitor nutrition.
“I struggle with that in my own life. If I let my kids dictate what we have for dinner, it's French fries, chips, and candy,” Glenn said. “Do you know that the most uttered phrase in my family, I think, is? ‘Eat your chicken’… That's all I say every meal. ‘Eat your fish.’ ‘Eat your meat’… I do that all day long. My wife does that three meals a day.”
At the end of the day, however, this is all part of the progressive idea that the government and so-called experts know better than you.
“What you feed your kid, how you educate the kid, all needs to be outsourced to experts,” Stu said.
“Because we are too stupid,” Glenn concluded. “It’s not just this Administration. It's almost all of our politicians now. It really is. Very few of our politicians are really for personal responsibility all the way down the line.”
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