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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, 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 thoughts on “Let’s Stop! Michelle Abandons “Let’s Move” Campaign”

  1. “Let’s Move!”
    I’d like to say that to all the welfare parents who enjoy sleeping in while the State delivers their children to a worthless Head Start program where the State will feed them breakfast before a morning of State indoctrination and a State-supplied lunch of kale and tofu followed by an afternoon of State-sanctioned social consciousness-raising and then brings them home just about the time Mama is getting herself out of bed.

  2. How is ‘Shelle’ supposed to keep America eating healthily if che can’t even control her hub?

    “Oh-she gotta watch him every minute,
    Is he out, or is he in it?
    Does he follow her agenda, is he on a smoking bender?
    Is he eatin’ all his vegetables an’ gobblin’ up his peas?
    Or, is he suckin’ on a chili dog and chokin’ on the cheese?
    Oh, Michele, keep your mate on YOUR plate, PLEASE!

    1. Oh stop please. I dont care for them, but, we are all born the way we are born. You can complain about her behavior but not her looks, not fair

  3. Does have any idea how much poundage the ‘Let’s Move’ Maven packed on herself while she was chowing down fried fat cakes as she prodded America’s children like cattle toward the organic kale?

    Just asking.

  4. Ya know, now this administration is talking about penalizing people who smoke or are overweight somehow. I suspect Odumbo has images of lining people up and mowing them down with an illegal 50 cal machine gun, maybe even pulling the trigger himself.

    But what about Odumbo and tubbo Moochelle? They should lead the way in this regard. He smokes and she’s a tubbo. Nah, he liked to lead from behind and when everyone else is gone, he’ll just cancel the program. Just like Moochelle running a program to get people to think she’s doing something more than just wasting OUR money. Now that she’s got another 4 year free ride, why keep this painful program running? Golly, she did such a great job up to this point. Right.

  5. I say leave the food alone. Let the kids eat what they want, but make sure they get off the couch. Being sedentary is what is making kids obese.

  6. Good article. After seeing Moochelle shovel the food down (while rolling her eyes at Boehner) during the Immaculation Dinner, American parents wonder why their little Johnny can’t eat what he wants at school.

    1. There example to our young people the last 4 years has been nothing but bullying the person who doesnt agree with you. I suspect bullying will be on the rise with their horrid manners. No class

  7. While I am not a supporter of Obama and I did not vote for him, I appreciate the Let’s Move Campaign. Physical fitness is COMMON SENSE and I see way too many overweight or obese kids around.

    There is nothing wrong with healthy eating or exercising. It should be common sense.

    1. There’s nothing wrong with educating parents and kids about diet and healthy eating habits, instead of forcing them to change. There’s nothing wrong with encouraging the promotion of healthier choices on the Saturday morning cartoons. Education takes longer, but it doesn’t deny freedom of choice or relieve people of personal responsibility.

    2. I agree, they have added an awesome program to my daughters middle school. However, will it be disbanded now? My problem was the new lunch menu, I have soccer players and there was not nearly enough food to sustain them for after school practices.

  8. Did anyone ever think this self-absorbed chimp was doing that for any other reason than the re-election? We’re now seeing both of their true colors and they’re ugly.

  9. I wonder what she thinks of her husband allowing those kids in CT to die due to “budget savings”? Still, the MSM ignores the fact that Obama and his flunkies let funding lapse that might have saved them. Google “Obama school security funding lapse” and rad the Washington Guardian article.

  10. Headline should read: ‘Let’s Stop and Start Vacationing.’ She only has less than four years to play and party. Obama is re elected, so why work.

  11. Or it could just be that she wanted to give the impression that she was like other first ladies and wanted to help America. But now that Barak can’t win another term she can go back to “not proud of this country” and “all this just for a flag?”. Their future is set. No need to pretend anymore.

  12. He got re-elected she doesnt have to work out anymore ;) I just love how they had a military gathering last week and she went on and on about taking care of ‘you’ the kids in attendence, yet, thousands of letters went out to their daddies telling them “thanks but we dont need your services, and I know we promised you can stay for x number of years we are forcing you out early’ They are cutting military to the bone, it’s incredulous to me the lies they vomit in front of the camera

  13. Maybe takes too much time and effort…maybe got bored with a long-term commitment…maybe photo-ops with kids are not needed since reelection efforts were successful…who knows…

  14. Maybe the now star-struck youngsters will eventually realize how they were manipulated as things of political value to the ObamAgenda…maybe they will rise up against fiscal and regulatory slavery

  15. Why bother keeping up the pretense of caring now? Sir Golfsalot was reelected and can’t be elected again. They may as well give up those time suckers like “Let’s Move”, the close Gitmo office and the Jobs Council and live full time like marxist celebrities.

  16. Getta load of the size of that butt! Talk about your BWA! It’s clear that she stopped the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign in favor of the ‘Let’s Eat’ one.

  17. lets face it…judging from the video of the innauguration dinner, this woman loves to eat. don’t take the fork out of Michelle’s hands. There has to be something else she can watse her time promoting

  18. It was only about the re-election, does anyone really think that it’s something Moochelle thinks about? The health of our children is the farther thing from her mind, It is, as is with Obama, jobs issues don’t matter to him inspite of he claims. He hasn’t met with his Jobs Council (one the he initiated) in over 14 months. The man and his wife are phonies, opportunist and fascists interested only in their well being and advancement of their cause.

  19. She is the most UNlady like 1st lady EVER!!! It is no wonder she is giving it up. American’s do not take kindly to the do as I say not as I do mentality and these idiots are finding out the hard way!!!! Serves them right!!! Worst president in HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Well HRH Michelle has given up the pretence that she actually cares about
    anyone or anything other than herself. She never cared about the faux
    ’causes’ she was using as photo ops. Kids going hungry? Well as long as
    Momma’s got her Wagu who cares. Military families well haven’t these people
    given enough without being used by a vain woman who doesn’t even like the
    country she uses as a checkbook. That dreadful flag well many have given
    their lives for that flag. The less we see of this dreadful woman the better.

  21. Do you need more proof this this whole thing was a total farce in the first place? michelle sits around eating bonbons watching opera and then tells us how to run our lives, typical liberal.

  22. I find it ironic that a woman who’s been promoting exercise and healthy eating among K12 kids should be seen eating, among other things, a 3000+ calorie meal at the latest inauguration, as well as being photographed chowing down on huge amounts of BBQ, which sauce is notorious for high sugar content. Maybe the blowback has finally gotten to her.

  23. The Drudge pic of the Obama’s with one arm outstretched and fist clinched, especially the Mrs O, seems eerily familiar to similar power hungry people of notorious history.

  24. There are so many taxpayer paid luxury vacations to take in the next 3 plus years, of course she doesn’t have time for these lame programs.

  25. I’ve noticed that the first lady hasn’t done much of anything
    since November 2012. She did a lot of holiday
    stuff and then the Inaugural of course..but nothing
    substantial at all.

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