Mr. and Mrs. Obama had quite a rhetorical day yesterday. On the subject of childhood nutrition, the First Lady succinctly summed up the nanny state mentality on the family/state relationship in one sentence. The money byte comes in about 55 seconds in:
In fairness, she did offer several meaningful caveats before she unleashed the controversial line, but the sweeping statement that "[the government] can't just leave [anything] up to parents" should never appear in prepared remarks for any political figure. Making matters worse, she made this remark in the context of arguing that childhood obesity is a national security threat. Get that woman a new speechwriter!
Not to be outdone, President Obama (speaking off script), managed to forget the first name of top Senate hostage taker, Sen. _______ McConnell. Mike?
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