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Michelle Obama’s ‘Drink Up’ campaign is bad science, experts say

Michelle Obama’s latest p.r. stunt to push Americans to drink more water sounds innocuous enough, but it’s got the same old earmarks of earlier liberal campaigns:

Intrusive, misguided and probably rigged.

michelleobama0916At an event last week in a Wisconsin burg called Watertown (get it?) the first lady announced a “Drink Up” campaign to eradicate the previously unheard-of problem of a parched America.

“I’ve come to realize that if we were going to take just one step to make ourselves and our families healthier, probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water. It’s as simple as that,” Obama said, according to Politico.

“Water is the first and best energy drink,” she said. “I drink a ton of water.”

She also has a ton of support from companies that could make a ton of money from the campaign – including the makers of Dasani and Aquafina bottled water (no surprise there) as well as the American Beverage Association  (which includes Coke, Pepsi and every other soft drink maker you can think of. They sell water, too.)

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a kidney specialist at the University of Pennsylvania, told Politico there’s no basis for Obama’s claims about more water automatically improving health.

“I think, unfortunately, frankly, they’re not basing this on really hard science. It’s not a very scientific approach they’ve taken,” he said. “To make it a major public health effort, I think I would say it’s bizarre.”

”The idea drinking water increases energy, the word I’ve used to describe it is: quixotic,” he said. “We’re designed to drink when we’re thirsty. … There’s no need to have more than that.”

Even the reliably liberal Center for Science in the Public Interest wouldn’t bite on Obamba’s latest gambit, according to the Obama-defending Los Angles Times.

“There’s not exactly a hydration crisis in this country,” the nagging group said in a statement. “We’re delighted that First Lady Michelle Obama is urging people to drink more water. But we hope people also take that advice to mean that they should drink less soda …” (That’s not going to fly very far with the beverage folks.)

It’s a Michele Obama version of the global “climate change” scam.

A prominent liberal locates a problem that doesn’t exist, decides telling people how to live their lives is the best way to solve it, and bases it all on the kind of faulty “science” they’re always claiming to understand with faultless precision. Not to mention well-connected cronies cashing in.

How wrong is the first lady? Check out this CNN News segment and find out.

As Michelle might say: Drink up. It’s going to be a long three years.

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