Look who's talking? --- Rush Limbaugh calls Michelle Obama fat. Seriously.

Look Who's Talking?

by digby

It really takes some nerve for Rush Limbaugh of all people to insult Michelle Obama by calling her fat, but that's never stopped him before:

LIMBAUGH: I'm sure you're aware that nutritionist-at-large Michelle Obama is urging, demanding, advocating, requiring what everybody can and can't eat. She is demanding that everybody basically eat cardboard and tofu. No calories, no fat, no nothing -- gotta stop obesity. Except as in the case of all leftists, that's true for you, but not for them.

Michelle My Belle, minus the husband, took the kids out to Vail on a ski vacation, and they were spotted eating and they were feasting on ribs, ribs that were 1,575 calories per serving with 141 grams of fat per serving. Now I'm sure some of you members of the new castrati: "This is typical of what you do Mr. Limbaugh, you take an isolated, once in a lifetime experience, and try to say that she's a hypocrite." She is a hypocrite. Leaders are supposed to be leaders. If we're supposed to go out and eat nothing -- if we're supposed to eat roots, and berries and tree bark and so show us how. And if it's supposed to make us fit, if it's supposed to make us healthier, show us how.

The problem is -- and dare I say this -- it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice. And then we hear that she's out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat per serving, yeah it does -- what do you mean, what do I mean?

What is it - no, I'm trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you. I mean, women are under constant pressure to look lithe, and Michelle My Belle is out there saying if you eat the roots and tree bark and the berries and all this cardboard stuff you will live longer, be healthier and you won't be obese. Okay, fine, show us.

Haven't seen any evidence here if that advice is being followed that it works, that's all. It's just, look it folks, leaders lead. They can sit up there, they demand we do this and demand we do this and demand we do that, but show us. Poor kids are living in food deserts, parents are unemployed, kids got no place to go other than the mall, hang around for scraps at the Orange Julius place, maybe get some papaya juice out there, and then they hear about Michelle My Belle and the kids 1,500 calories per rib serving -- 141 grams of fat, I'm just saying. Mom and dad unemployed, kids in the food court hoping for some drips of papaya juice and there they are eating ribs, skiing in Vail.

That's very cute, and he was being exceptionally careful, but the message comes through loud and clear: Michelle isn't "lithe" like a Sports Illustrated model or someone Alex Rodriguez would date so that proves there's no evidence she's following a healthy diet. In other words, she's fat --- you can even see her eating ribs (chuckle, chuckle.)

I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone that she's not telling people to eat bark or that the unemployed and their kids should try to get some drips of papaya juice at the mall while she and her girls eat like pigs. All the woman is doing is trying to raise awareness about obesity and encourage kids to eat some vegetables. It's really not revolutionary. In fact, Rush's fave rave, Arnold, made a whole career out of this stuff. It's a sad comment on our times when the first lady can't even promote child nutrition without having to put up with this from extremely unhealthy obese jackasses like Rush Limbaugh.

I'm going to bookmark this for the day it's reported that Limbaugh has fallen over from a stroke or a heart attack, as is highly likely to happen. He can be the poster boy for why obesity will kill you. That would be the only useful legacy he leaves.

Update: I hadn't realized that the lithe and willowy Breitbart had already gone there: