The Obama administration may not be ready to intervene in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria or Ukraine, but it sure is ready to butt in on the daily eating habits of America’s women and children.
The latest bombing run was a mean-spirited harangue by Rep. Nancy Pelosi – that fount of eternal wisdom – on those churlish fiendish Republicans, who want to allow more white potatoes to be purchased by low-income ladies on the Women, Infants and Children program.
The omniscient House Minority Leader scolded the GOP Friday, for living in the Dark Ages and serving as lackeys of “special interests,” in a rant aired on C-SPAN.
Referring to the Agricultural Appropriations bill, Pelosi said, “Republicans are going after the nutrition for pregnant women and children, the WIC Program, mandating that it include more white potatoes. You know – talking about food, vegetables, whole grains and the rest – and they have an amendment that says more white potatoes than nutritionists recommend.” Zounds, how dastardly!
After getting warmed up, she advanced with her nuclear armament. “These assaults on essential nutritional standards are really hard to explain to anybody, but we know they reject science, they ignore cold hard facts and evidence, betray the best interest of America’s families while they protect special interests, so we have to do what is right…”
Indeed, those Republicans are Neanderthals.
Pelosi’s bombast followed on the heels of an OpEd piece by Michelle Obama in the New York Times on May 29, which lambasted the GOP for allowing white potatoes on WIC benefits, because they “increase childhood obesity.”
Obama wrote that “Congress is trying ‘to override science.’ The problem is that many women and children already consume enough potatoes and not enough of the nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables they need.”
Never one to wallow in self-righteousness, it couldn’t be that kids like spuds more than broccoli. She continued in the Times, “This is unacceptable. It’s unacceptable to me not just as First Lady but also as a mother.”
Moreover, she said that “Congress shouldn’t even have the authority to decide what foods schools are serving. Experts should make those rules.”
Yes, like climate change, another closed science. From a lady who said she was never proud to be an American until her husband was elected president.
How lucky is America to have Nancy and Michelle as guiding lights! Republicans are just a bunch of potato-heads anyway.
Watch Pelosi on CSPAN here via CNSNews