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The Obamas’ Thanksgiving Feast

by Keith Koffler on November 23, 2012, 10:56 am

The Obamas spent Thanksgiving with friends, family and staff and served lots of pie: Banana, pumpkin, apple, sweet potato, huckleberry, and cherry, according to the press pool report.

None are known to be on Michelle’s “Let’s Move” diet plan. But it is Thanksgiving, after all.

Here’s what else the Obamas ate:

•  Turkey
•  Ham
•  Cornbread Stuffing
•  Oyster Stuffing
•  Greens
•  Macaroni and cheese
•  Sweet Potatoes
•  Mashed Potatoes
•  Green Bean Casserole
•  Dinner Rolls

And “in keeping with a Thanksgiving tradition,” Obama  called 10 members of the armed forces deployed in Afghanistan – two in the Army, two in the Air Force, two in the Coast Guard, two in the Marine Corps, and two in the Navy – to thank them for their service.


anneinarkansas November 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

He forgot to thank God again yesterday.

ted November 26, 2012 at 11:38 am

As every day…..

Otis Driftwood November 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

what.. no Lobsta?? ;-)

john martin November 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

either way.

CiscoKid November 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Did he promise those Armed Forces members he’s ” got their back “.?
You know, like our people in Benghazii.

Julie Brueckheimer November 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm


Julie Brueckheimer November 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Saw on another site that the Obamas did not hand out turkey or meat at the community food bank. Only veggies this year. And no arugula but carrots and sweet potatoes.

Susan November 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm

They also handed out “special” White House boxes of M&Ms.

Barack Hussein Obama, mmm-mmm-mmm!

DeniseVB November 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

They were there long enough for a few photos, that’s all.

Anonna November 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

They don’t need those needy people’s votes any more. If Michelle Antoinette decides to make a run for Prez, they’ll be back.

DeniseVB November 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Do the Obamas pay for their own groceries ? I see nothing wrong with enjoying Thanksgiving with family and friends, but do we pay for this?

How about a long weekend at Camp David to give the regular staff the holiday off to spend time with their families? Afterall, that’s what the Walmart employees are protesting :)

mo1 November 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

The president and his family are supposed to pay for their own groceries and food consumed except that official events, however that term is defined. According to a recent book on presidential perks, when the president does go to Camp David, a lot of military personnel are required. So it may be that by not going to Camp David, and staying at the White House, fewer people are inconvenienced.

DeniseVB November 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I believe it’s staffed by military and are there anyhow ?

cincycinco November 24, 2012 at 8:05 am

“Do the Obamas pay for their own groceries ?” – DeniseVB

HAHAHAHAHAHA! (snort, gasp) HAHAHAHAHAH! (snort, pant for air).

Libeals pay for something themselves? Anything? Especially the Obamas? Thanks for the Thanksgiving laugh!

DeniseVB November 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Otis Driftwood November 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

actually it’s a special course set up during the Eisenhower years inside the compound. Here is a overview -

Robin H November 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

The “friends” were the Oregon team that Michelle’s brother coaches. I think it’s sad that they have to import friends since they have none of their own.

Anonna November 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

LOL — Oprah wasn’t there. I wonder how she feels about having been ignored this election after she torpedoed her career for The One with her endorsement.

srdem65 November 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

She probably has mixed feelings about her choice of race over gender. The Obamas owe her a lot.

DeniseVB November 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Oprah should have stayed neutral, her “brand” was ruined endorsing a guy who wasn’t even qualified to run Harpo. :(

Sol November 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Well, it’s been more than 24 hours now since their feeding-time and I haven’t heard a THING on the news about ANY of them swallowing a fork, or something happy like that, so I guess there’s always NEXT year… :’(

Jeff1000 November 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

Socialism is for the people, not the socialists.

Marilyn Miller November 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

What is with the macaroni and cheese? I’ve seen that on their menus before, I think. Is it for the kids?

ted November 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

looks like the Moo-cow ate well,,,,, “you do as I say, but don’t do as I do”