Post # 1
So I recently read that Rush Limbaugh (of all people) has been quoted as saying Michelle Obama is no swimsuit model. Am I missing something? Why would a 47-year-old mother of two be expected to look like she should be on the cover of Sports Illustrated? And just WHAT is wrong with the way she looks? I think she looks AMAZING. She could very well do that SI cover should she so choose. So she eats junk once in a while? So what? If she can eat junk occasionally and still look like she does, why shouldn’t she?
For those who are wondering, here’s the quote:
“The problem is — and dare I say this — it doesn’t look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice. And then we hear that she’s out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat per serving, yeah it does — what do you mean, what do I mean?
What is it – no, I’m trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, or of a woman [professional baseball player] Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you. I mean, women are under constant pressure to look lithe, and Michelle My Belle is out there saying if you eat the roots and tree bark and the berries and all this cardboard stuff you will live longer, be healthier and you won’t be obese. Okay, fine, show us.”
Post # 3
It’s Rush Limbaugh. He’s sort of an ass. I think she looks great, too!
Post # 5
I for one, am verrry jealous of Michelle’s arms.
Post # 6
@LGenz: Me too. I covet her arms in a borderline-creepy way. Gotta start lifting weights again!
Post # 7
i think i’m gonna puke. so many things wrong in that quote….
Post # 8
@LGenz: She has a lifetime membership to the gun show.
Post # 9
I would kill to look like our First Lady when I’m her age. Or hell, even now. Also, she doesn’t preach “roots and treebark” or whatever. She advocates healthy food and exercise for children, because the number of children in our country are shockingly obese. Moderation, not starvation.
But whatever, Rush is Rush. I personally would love to have a chance to give him a piece of my mind, but that’s beside the issue hah. He says these things to get attention, because he loves to be inflamatory. I sometimes hope he doesn’t believe half the crap he says.
Post # 10
@stephinPA: Totally agree. I avoid listening to him like the plague. He turns my stomach!
I think she looks great. I also don’t think somebody who preaches good nutritional health must eat that way 24/7. Everybody can have treats or ribs or whatever they want in moderation and still be healthy.
Post # 11
God…taking personal swipes at the First Lady. That’s a new low!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Um, what? The diet she’s talking about is to prevent childhood obesity, not look like a swimsuit model. She’s healthy and she looks great, so what’s the problem?
He is so lame.
Post # 13
Rush Limbaugh is criticizing how Michelle Obama looks? Did April Fools Day come early this year?
Post # 14
Mrs. Obama is a beautiful and intelligent woman. She looks amazing and who the hell is he to judge who’s model material? I don’t think anybody take him seriously and if they do…somethings seriously wrong with them.
Post # 15
Yeah it’s Rush Limbaugh. I’m trying very hard to recall something he said that was worth remembering in a positive way and I’m failing miserably.
Besides, his argument about her eating ribs is really missing the point. I don’t think her dietary message has been that you can never enjoy “bad” foods ever again.
ALSO! I find it kind of odd that he is slamming her eating habits and her supposed hypocrisy when he is not the picture of health and fitness himself. It very much reminds me of the neo-nazis around my area who scream of white supremacy, but are just the scum of the earth themselves.
Post # 16
“Michelle My Belle is out there saying if you eat […] all this cardboard stuff you will live longer, be healthier and you won’t be obese. Okay, fine, show us.”
Um… done? She is in no way obese. Maybe she’s not a swimsuit model, but it’s clear just by looking at her that she is very healthy. What a moron.