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Let’s Stop! Michelle Abandons “Let’s Move” Campaign

First Lady Michelle Obama appears to have abandoned, at least for now, her oft-criticized “Let’s Move” initiative to promote exercise and healthy eating among the nation’s youth, halting public appearances and statements related to the program.

Michelle Let's MoveMrs. Obama does not appear to have done anything much to personally publicize the initiative in more than four months – since she released a video in early September welcoming children back to school and telling them about the “healthy, delicious new choices” on school lunch menus. In August she had a “Kids’ State Dinner” at the White House to showcase healthy eating.

Michelle’s exit from the Let’s Move campaign coincided with growing reports and a widely circulated satirical video alleging that the new food guidelines were leaving children hungry. The bad publicity clashed with President Obama’s efforts to stir support among young voters for his candidacy. Many of Obama’s campaign events were held at high schools – presumably among students who might have been attending rallies on relatively empty stomachs.

Let’s Move was also proving a juicy target for Republicans, who alleged Michelle’s food strictures promoted a “Nanny State” that intruded on free choice and personal responsibility.

But the Left also had unkind words for Mrs. Obama’s initiatives, accusing her of focusing on exercise while failing to aggressively take on the powerful food industry.

Political contributions may also have influenced Michelle’s decision to back off.

According to the latest tallies at Opensecrets.org, the food industry contributed millions during the last election cycle to various political campaigns. In the presidential contest, Mitt Romney took about $2.1 million from the industry, while Obama received a little less than $1 million.

Since the election, Michelle has not revived her participation in the Let’s Move campaign. Nevertheless, the White House website devoted to the initiative continues to operate, though blog posts on the site are written less frequently than before.

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321 Responses to Let’s Stop! Michelle Abandons “Let’s Move” Campaign

  1. Maybe now that Obama has won re-election, she sees no need to be involved and will give free reign to the travel and expensive life style she really craves. She did tell Obama that he ‘owes’ her. Obama is on a concerted campaign to prove that he is the second coming of Abraham Lincoln, but the only thing I see that the two men have in common is extravagant wives.

  2. If Mickie were not fat, she might have more credibility.
    At the elementary school level, school lunches are smaller. leaving the kids hungry and buying snacks………and the kids now have to wear helmets in PE.
    They can’t play tag, they can’t run and chase, no bars to play on at the playground, not softball, no basketball….they do get to play dodgeball as long as ta nurf ball is used.
    And people wonder why kids might be fat.
    She needs to shut up and let kids eat when they are hungry and play.

  3. JMHO, but it was mostly for show, as was her campaign to woo “military families” to the Jug Eared Wonder. I doubt we’ll be seeing much effort from her on either front in the next four years.

  4. Mooch is too busy stuffing her pie hole to devote any time to this BS program. Besides, she’s already got the crappy lunch menu mandated for young govt. school indoctrinees; so she’s already accomplished her goal.
    “So much food to consume; so little time.”

  5. Could be a matter of framing the message. When it looked like she and Barack had a slight chance of being forced to relocate, she was already promoting “Let’s move”. Now that the election is won and they won’t need to move for four more years, they don’t have to appear to be at the front of a parade out of D.C.

  6. We have no president. We have an unelected dictatorship that staged a Coup and are using the office of presidency to take down commie-unity organizers and complete their own agenda. The truth about the real cover up, the media blackouts, police state, and several rigged elections can be found when you search Sarah Palin’s dirty little secret.

  7. She must have realized that promoting anything that requires actually doing something for yourself and not relying on mommy government to meet all your needs goes contrary to her party’s message.

  8. OMG really??? You have the first lady trying to handle obesity in the schools and all you people do is beat up on it. Get a clue, If you were beat up about every single thing you say or do, then maybe you would act the same way. Yeah, She’s trying to impose a nanny state. Are you people for real? We get people, we get it. You hate them…Ok. We get it. I guess we should look back at ALL the Money Nancy Reagan spent on “just say no” yeah that really worked didnt it? Quit picking and choosing what you want to beat up about. I say we just let kids get as fat as they want and cost the others in this country when they cant afford their healthcare. Maybe if all of you would quite complaining and take care of your kids needs maybe we wouldnt have to have a public figure trying to make a change. I bet most of you posting on here just to hate on people are over weight yourself. You people are morons

    • You’re not ‘all there’. It is not her position to put restrictions on what food our kids eat. This is an issue of personal responsibility. Nancy Reagan only gave advice in the form of the ‘Just say no.’ campaign. If Michelle were just campaigning with advice, that would be one thing, but she is actively interfering with kids food and their parents RIGHT to say what their kids will and will not eat. This IS about the ‘Nanny State’ that you liberal idiots think is such a great idea. ‘Yeah, lets absolutely control everything in society down to we think is best in every situation.’

      Go ahead robot sheep, give up your free-thought and free-will, you seem quite willing to do so.

    • Yeah, “Just Say No” DID work, moron. Check the stats. These two buffoons are fulfilling Orwell’s Worst Nightmare. Welcome to the Animal Farm. You are clearly one of Lenin’s “useful idiots”, huh? In the Soviet Union, whether you wore a size 9 or not, you we’re GETTING a size 8, PERIOD. But you LIKE that, don’t you? Of course, you do…

    • I thought Just Say No was every bit as stupid as Let’s Move. We don’t vote for first ladies. They should all shut up and do what they were doing before they moved into the big house. And we won’t be hearing squat from her anymore because she doesn’t need to woo any brainless nonworking takers to vote for her husband.

    • Wow Tyson. There are an awful lot of assumptions in your rant. Conservative, freedom-loving Americans are beat up every day–we’ve decided to fight back. Who said we didn’t bitch about Nancy Reagan–you are assuming we are hypocrits like the libs and commies on your side that spew the “Do as I say, not as I do” and “Laws for thee, but not for me.” Sorry, we don’t think laying a $16.4t debt on our children and stripping Americans of their freedoms while preaching against happy meals and stuffing your face with lobster and 3000 calorie meals is in the best interest of our children, our children’s children et al. I’m not fat nor is any member of my family–we’re hard-working Americans that don’t take from anybody. It’s insulting to have you and other commies decide that we are expected to offer our posterity on the altar of arrogance and selfishness.

    • Tyson, what you do not see and I do (being a parent cafeteria volunteer) is the kids are throwing the food away. It is totally unappetizing. The salads are wilted and tasteless. Even the free lunch students, who have little food at home, will not eat it. They are now hungrier then before. The idea is good, but the implementation and food choices have been horrific.

    • Ok, Tyson. We get it. You are claiming that since Nancy Reagan wasted money on the ineffective “Just Say No” program, that Michelle should not be critized on her own ineffective program. You wrap yourself in your many incorrect assumptions while accusing others of the same……..and here you are calling other posters morons, clueless, haters and complainers. You are a friggin’ joke, attempting to pass of your hypocritical, parroted drivel as some kind of insight. I’ll bet you never have considered the grade schooll level of the hypocrisy of your statements, after all that would take a bit of reasoning ability, You clearly have none.

    • Sadly for you, your “moron” comment just defined who you are. If you knew anything about nutrition and children’s physiology you’d realize how your ridiculous comment made you look. However the King and Queen will always have followers such as yourself who are completely incapable of generating a single independent thought. So, good luck with that, because Queen Momo will be dining on mountains of food and expensive wine all while laughing at underlings like you.

    • You might want to lay off the H. Obama brand Kool-Aid for a while. You’ve apparently been sucking it up in massive quantities. It’ll make you fat…and ugly. Look what it’s done to Moochie. Its easy to understand that you leftist drones are not too bright and largely incapable of independent thought, but you really should try to refrain from these displays of your ignorance…it reflects poorly on your commie handlers.

    • The First Fat Ass has no authority — none! — to dictate to anyone what they can or should eat. And this coming from a woman who exults in her status as Queen of White House Welfare, all the while shoveling top of the line foods into her mouth. She and her husband are the ultimate frauds.

      The people who don’t take care of their kids (paraphrasing your comment) are usually the ones who send their kids to school with a bag of Doritos and a bottle of grape soda. My mother made sure I had breakfast in my belly before I left for school. She didn’t depend on the GUBMENT to take her job as my mother and provider.

      Your second to the last sentence was pretty funny. “I bet most of you posting on here jut to hate on people are over weight yourself”. Wow. Obviously, you EXCAPED English class in school. You may now classify yourself as a low information voter.

    • “just to hate on”

      Your words betray your level of intelligence!

      Do you have the faintest clue that Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, ET AL, are SPINNING in their graves over what we have done to the country they tried to give us?!

      Fortunately, my 4 have all inherited their mother’s skinny genes, but it is the PARENTS business, not, “the baby’s daddy’s” business what their kids eat. Don’t get it do you!

      YOU and imbeciles of your ilk have destroyed the family, the government, and the future of this country!

      And, the funny, absolutely hysterical, thing is that the the supporters of “Goofy” will suffer the most in what is coming.

    • OMG really?? Any president that sends 2 Billon US Dollars, Fighter Jets, & Tanks to a leader that preaches death and hate to America & Israel is NO PRESIDENT OF MINE. If Ford theater was still around i would buy him a ticket

  9. She seems to have given up her mentoring program, too. But, what the heck, all of it was make work and gave her a reason to get up in the morning.

  10. I swear with only 13.2 percent bl@cks in the USA they must all.have moved next to Obama’s because there in every pic. With the major part being bl@ck you would think the Obama’s are color blind !

  11. I have to laugh at my daughters school. They just modified the words on the lunch menue and added some cartoons to make one month go from 1 page to 2 pages. They use words like baked, whole wheat, low fat. I ate lunch with her I asked and confirmed its the same slop served before.
    Job well done MooMoo

  12. Just the facts maam just the facts.

    The facts are the program just did not work.

    Like most programs from the left. Just move was poorly conceived and badly implemented.

    In short it did not work. The only good thing about it was that they would not divert money and time from Michelle’s travel budget to spend on the program. After all it would be a great imposition for Michelle to forgo her expensive vacations to exotic expensive locations for the unwashed masses.

    • Yup. I’m quite surprised they did no go down the “…we just didn’t try hard enough or spend enough” excuse train like they do for all the other failing Libby programs.

  13. Everything this farse of a first family does, is all show and no substance. They talk up a storm, but their actions , are the exact opposite. But the press doesn’t follow through with anything with this couple, so it gives the impression that these impersonators are really accomplishing something when in fact they aren’t.They are both perfect examples of how Government programs for minorities produce over rated and unexperienced narcissists that are all show and no go.

  14. Nobel Peace Prize Nominee: Obama Asks Military Leaders If They Will “Fire On US

    Citizens”

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars
    January 22, 2013

    2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claims he was told by a top

    military veteran that the Obama administration’s “litmus test” for new military

    leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens.

    Garrow was nominated three years ago for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize and is the

    founder of The Pink Pagoda Girls, an organization dedicated to rescuing baby girls

    from “gendercide” in China. Garrow has been personally involved in “helping rescue

    more than 36,000 Chinese baby girls from death.” He is a public figure, not an

    anonymous voice on the Internet, which makes his claim all the more disturbing.

    “I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a

    new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military

    leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the

    military is if they will fire on US citizens or not”. Those who will not are being

    removed,” Garrow wrote on his Facebook page, later following up the post by adding the

    man who told him is, “one of America’s foremost military heroes,” whose goal in

    divulging the information was to “sound the alarm.”

    • That’s pretty disturbing. I remember once writing on US quarantining projects and one sticking point was would officials shoot someone who left a quarantined area. They talk about this stuff.

      • US military has been doing joint “multi-agency” drills in Texas and FLA. From what I have read on the local news stations the neighbors were not even notified in advance of the drills, and all the gun fire and sounds of choppers over head scared the hell out of many residents.

        If you train and drill enough, it gets to be second nature, and a lot of times you don’t think, you just react to the training. That might be what all this is about.

        • WRONG Shofar !!!!
          We will not and never will fire on American Citizens.
          The American troops are not zombies or robots.

          “If you train and drill enough,it gets to be second nature, and a lot of times you don’t think, you just react to the training.”
          That’s BS !

          I am surprised that you made that comment !
          That is denigrating the men and women that have served this Country and it is disgusting.

    • Chica,
      If that is true, and it wouldn’t surprise me if it was, Capt. Parker’s words at Lexington keep ringing in my ear,
      ” Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have war, let it begin here “.
      The Egyptians are back in the streets after being fooled in their last election, is that what’s need here?

  15. Michelle is learning from Obama; his jobs council hasn’t met in over a year, and he’s abandoned all of the principles he ran on in the first election.

    • Now that is one Mooch program I would support. Unfortunately, she would never take up the cause for the innocent unborn. Demagogues don’t care about preserving life, only about preserving power over the people.

  16. While her intentions may have seemed good initially, seems the POTUS’ missus dropped what appears to be yet another expedient well-timed political prop that helped get her husband re-elected.

    She couldn’t be that sinister, now could she?

  17. The entire joke of Let’s Move was Queen Wide Load stuffing her mouth. WH menus with astronomical calorie counts, gorging on Lobster and high caloric desserts, downing glass after glass of Champagne and $400 bottles of wine. She’s the antithesis of healthy eating. I always thought the idea behind her starving school kids was to get them used to being hungry in the “new America” She’s an embarrassment to this country, elitist, self absorbed, self serving trash with a winning lottery ticket. What a cow!

  18. As long as I can still buy buckets of fried chicken and unlimited amounts of Coca-Cola and pork rinds with my EBT card that is paid for by people who actually get up in the morning and work while I sit around all day and get fat and pump out illegitimate kids, I’m voting for her husband even if he can’t run in 2016. Keep the gravy train running! Gimme free junk food so I can fill my face! Gimme my free cell phone! Pass the potato chips! Forward! Urp.

  19. Maybe because she’s been a Marxist hypocrite throughout the entire program!? “I’ll have the lobster!” and “I love french fries”. Helps herself to a 2000 calorie meal years before and then a 3000 calorie meal during the inauguration while insisting that public schools run concentration camp food programs.

  20. Whatever benefits the Obama campaign realized from Lets Move! ended in November. Hence, the effort ends. Uh….. given their track record, this is a surprise?

  21. All of that wasted money for such nonsense. Both Obama and his wife have made so many “enemies” among the population, you would think that we have been taken over by a wanna-be dictator tyrants.

    I think that when they finally do leave, you will hear the cheering crowds saying Thank God they are out of our government and we do not want to see their faces or hear their menacing voices again. Off they go to Hawaii or wherever and we can be left in peace with a huge, nasty socialist government to clean-up and we can once again take it in the direction in which it was and always has in tended to be, a representative republic with a strong constitution that will no longer be battered by the likes of Obama the beast.

  22. Lord Ears and Empress Caboose both need to be stopped. Call your Congressperson, unless you want 11 million illegal alien criminals minted as new citizens (and taxocrap voters).

  23. The Country is more than just Broke, it’s Bankrupt.
    Any Business with 17 Trillion in the Red would be dead.

    But wait, Things are just fine and dandy at The White House,
    the money still flows to family and friends.

    BeyondSay was quick to call Romney supporters “Mitches”,
    so she was re-paid by the Omamas by giving her 1.3 Million to
    Lip-Sync the national anthem. You would think that Beyond would have
    felt guilty for not really singing the song and do the right thing and give the 1.3 million back to the US to lower the national debt, (Keep Dreaming) or to donate the money to the poor black inner city youth (Yeah Right), not at all, she will keep the money and buy more material items to make her feel better, another piece of bling, maybe another 2 million dollar car for her x-drug dealing husband? Nah, she will just keep it and give nothing back. Both her and her husband give less than 10th of 1 % of their earnings to charity. One of the richest black couples give the least back to the people who make them famous. And Moose wants to be like BeyondSay, You don’t Say?

  24. Kids feeling hungry is a good thing. If you’re not feeling hungry, you’re not losing weight. And most of the people in this country, children included, need to lose weight.

    Changing food quality and portions in schools is a good first step, but we need to rethink our entire culture. Get rid of suburbia and pack people more densely into cities. More walking, less pollution, skinnier people, win win win.

        • What does government subsidization of “roads and bridges” have to do with total governmental control over my life? This nanny state government is getting to big for its britches. You may want Uncle Sam to take care of you, tell you when and what to eat, when and how to exercise, and where to work, but count me out. Your ideal utopia sounds a hell of a lot like Orwell’s Oceania to me.

          • We have to get back to the original plan, which worked!

            BUT FIRST!

            We have several grossly underpopulated counties out in west Texas which I am certain could be put to more useful purpose.

            I suggest taking 10,000 of the the top paid bankers, [starting with members of the FED board] and lawyers and building them a vacation retreat in either Presidio or Brewster county. It would take a 10 foot tall cinder block fence topped with concertina wire and with rebar 20′ down, built around the county. Then, we need to select 535 congressmen and the “top” 1000 lobbyists and let them “enjoy” a vacation. Throw in 1000 baseball bats [for food of course] and 1000 shovels [for digging for water?] and tell them to eat cake!

            We are at the “proverbial” point stated so long ago; “what if there are only 10 righteous?”

            Someone once said; “a house divided against itself WILL NOT stand.” Most folk still do not get it! TONY and immature,selfish folk of his ilk are destroying the country of Washington, Jefferson, and the founders!

            It AIN’T coming back!

            Greed, abortion, “if it feels good do it,” and tree-hugging are all signs of judgment! And, unlike most conservatives, I hate the money culture almost as much as anything else. Anyone who keeps a million dollars a year should be ashamed of themselves.

            Tony is just illiterate. BO [BO STINKS!] is a NWO, Eurosocialist who intends to be THE man who brings the NWO into being. When I was an extreme lib [bout 20 years ago] we knew then the USA has to be brought down for the NWO to come into power.

            IT IS OVER! Before 2020 the USA will be no more as it is presently constituted. The Barbarians [look at Rome} are here!

      • Sorry, I just have to comment. Feeling hungry is a good thing? Since when? Hunger and appetite are two very different things. Hunger is a physical indicator of a basic need. Appetite is not. Appetite has more to do with your emotions, if you will. To say kids need to be hungry to lose weight shows how little you know. When a body is starving that body will store everything it can when it can because it has been starved.

        Appetite should be controlled, not hunger. Eating the right foods, more frequently, in lesser quantities is the best approach. Therefore if she wanted to really make a difference she would have made sure schools were feeding kids healthy food every three hours. Food that consisted of good protein, fruits and vegetables, nuts, etc.

        Also, not everyone is the same and we should not put everyone in the same box. My teenage son is 5’6 and only weighs 125 pounds. He eats no-stop, about every three hours. He was starved at school. He would eat breakfast and wait for four hours until his lunch. Then he would wait another four and a half hours until he got home and could eat again. The school lunches are a joke, were not healthy, and could not provide him with enough needed calories. He burns calories very quickly, as do most athletes. The result? He sat through some classes with low blood sugar and a resulting headache.

        Your approach above puts everyone in the same category and does nothing to address any problem. Even if it did, it is not the government’s business to meddle in private affairs. It is the responsibility of each and every individaul to make decisions for themselves and their families. I would add that they should then be “allowed” to face the consequences of those choices as well. But heaven forbid if we don’t have a safety net to shield them from their own choices. If they get fat and insurance is more, make them pay the additional cost and not us. They were, after all, the ones making the choice. Ahhhhh, I digress. I really hope you have a change of heart about wanting children to be hungry.

  25. BeyondSay got 1.3 Million to Lip-Sync the national anthem.
    You would think that any true American would be proud to sing this song for Free. Many people including myself would do it for free, even though I don’t care for Perez Obama. Why even swear him in to office, the oath means nothing to him.
    But this is not the Elite Democratic way when you control the White House.
    Favors are repaid, and in big numbers.

    • You’re so right. I don’t know why we even bothered to have an inauguration, since he has no intention of upholding the Constitution he just swore to defend. Whole lot of money spent so the fawning media could try to justify their existence.