Michelle Obama, sitting next to Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas on the “The Tonight Show” last week, decided to bully the young girl about her diet. When queried by host Jay Leno, Douglas allowed that after she won her gold-medals in London she celebrated by “splurg[ing] on an Egg McMuffin at McDonald’s.”
The First Lady couldn’t stomach that. Smiling while she stuck the knife in, she said smoothly, “No Gabby, we don’t … don’t encourage him to eat that. I’m sure it was on a whole wheat muffin. You’re setting me back, Gabby.”
The First Lady wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to remind viewers of her commitment to end childhood obesity in America. But her bullying of Douglas goes farther than a simple chiding of a young teenager. It’s all part of a campaign with a sinister ulterior motive that is largely ignored.
When the Obama Administration avers that they don’t like the food that children are getting from home, and the schools can do a better job feeding them, who are the true beneficiaries of this state-run program? The answer, of course, is that the beneficiaries are the members of the Obama-loyal Service Employees International Union. 400,000 workers presently prepare and serve lunch to American schoolchildren. Tens of thousands of those workers are SEIU and the union wants to unionize all of them.