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Michelle Tweets Cabbage to Show Support for Let’s Move

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a photo of some cabbage and broccoli and a link to a recipe on the Let’s Move website to demonstrate that she still maintains an interest in her kids health initiative.

The tweet came just hours after an article was posted in White House Dossier Tuesday noting that Michelle appeared to have abandoned her Let’s Move program.

Michelle hadn’t done anything public related to the program in nearly five months, since welcoming kids back to school in early September with news of the healthy new lunches they’d be getting from the cafeteria. But amid reports kids were going hungry because the meals lacked calories or tasted bad, Michelle suddenly stopped promoting Let’s Move.

The decision seemed tied to politics. President Obama had been campaigning heavily at high schools where students were forced to eat from Michelle’s menu, and the program was proving a ripe target for Republicans.

The White House Dossier piece appeared at 10:21 am ET. At 5:16 PM, @FLOTUS – the acronym for First Lady of the United States – tweeted this:


Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 9.29.02 AM Heres the photo of the “harvest:”

Michelle cabbage

The recipe mentioned in the tweet is an August 17, 2012 post on the Let’s Move website that tells you how to make “Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes.”

The tweet is a sign that Mrs. Obama may return to her Let’s Move program now that the political heat is off. Or not. The third anniversary of Let’s Move is February 9, and if she fails to mark the occasion, you can be pretty sure the program is coming to an end.

H/T to The Daily Mail.

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81 Responses to Michelle Tweets Cabbage to Show Support for Let’s Move

  1. Those are beautifully photographed and perfect vegetables, almost like they didn’t come out of the garden? Then again when you have professional horticulturists tending garden for you ……. :D

  2. That’s it? A sloppy joe recepie where you mix some vegetables into the meat? My wife’s huevos rancheros venison burger blows that out of the water.

  3. Touched a nerve there, did you? They’re probably removing one of the wheels from the bottom of your desk chair in the WH basement.

    Americans do NOT put cabbage on their sloppy joe sammies. $5 says MrsO does NOT put cabbage on her sloppy joe sammies, also $10 says MrsO does NOT put cabbage on her dinner plate.

    The only time cabbage is acceptable on a sammie, is when it is cole slaw piled on a Pittsburgh-style hero sammie.

  4. If there was going to be some kind of function regarding Let’s Move on 2/9 wouldn’t it already be scheduled, or is it typical for the 3rd anniversary of a well publicized initiative promoted by the First Lady of the United States herself and backed up with rules and regulations to be completely ignored a little more than a week out?

  5. Read something about the two grifters signing their tweets with a “bo” or “mo” if it was really from them. Since this tweet is sans signature, one of their lackeys sent it out.

    Those are some nice looking veggies. Any Whole Foods Markets in the vicinity of this fab garden?

  6. Cabbage, beets and potatoes, the diet of a good socialist.
    Plenty to go around, of course after giving a fair share to the Government, because after all, there comes a time when you have to much ” cabbage “.

    • Well said.
      And the propaganda continues to the ‘useful idiots’.
      Maybe Michelle can have a greater impact on the obesity in this Country by restricting food stamp recipients to only healthy fruits and vegetables.
      Nah,…..never happen.
      That would be disingenuous.

    • Thanks for the link.

      A “hoop house”, learn something new every day.
      The whole idea of a WhiteHouse garden is ridiculous; it’s not like the WhiteHouse is in some isolated outpost, far from fresh edibles.

      • I think the WH garden was supposed to set an example for the rest of us that it’s doable and fun! One small problem, most of us can’t afford the staff to tend to it and guarantee it’s success :D

    • Makes sense. It’s an idea we might start doing ourselves. The difference being that we will do it ourselves rather than have taxpayer-funded staff do it.

  7. Not trying to be critical here but while we’re talking about Michelle’s garden, Sen. Menendez’s “hooker” problem seems to be ignored. If this thing takes off and the senator were to resign the Gov. of N.J. would get to appoint someone.

    • He’s not a Republican so the state-run media isn’t interested. They will find a way to justify his immorality and corruption. Poor Larry Craig will forever be shunned and disgraced for toe-tapping in a bathroom stall, yet Menendez can reportedly jet off to the Dominican Republic on his bagman’s jet to perform unsavory acts with children and not a peep from the state-run medial

  8. While there is little evidence to support that she personally has much to do with vegetables, she certainly HAS demonstrated on numerous occasions that she has enough bile in her to digest the entire nation’s supply of green goodness in one sitting.

    Honesty, I think her absence from things like her hubby’s “stirring” address on Sandy Hook and Ambassador Steven’s funeral are because the woman has a spleen where her heart should be…

  9. How in the world does She keep her veges so clean and neat and already prepped for the kitchen right from the garden? Just one more wonder from SWMBO’s magic garden. . .

  10. Keith, it’s great to see how much power the WHD wields over the occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.! MOOshelle must be glued to the internet. I’m betting her Let’s Move campaign is going to morph into Let’s Travel for the next four years now that all her sacrificin’ is over. She was, after all, to the manor born….

  11. What made me laugh about her tweet was that she said “we” harvested! We, as in “my staff did the work and I sat for the photo”????

  12. Do we really give a freaking crap about Her Royal FLOTUS and the excrement that spews from her garden, which I call her big freaking mouth?
    What a waste of time and money.

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