We know we’re in a nasty political climate but bi-partisanship has gone way, way too far when a Republican Congressman attacks the First Lady for having a ‘large posterior.’
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner you are a rude dude. You recently were heard complaining loudly at the Delta Crown lounge at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., that Michelle Obama should practice what she preaches with her “Let’s Move” campaign, promoting healthy eating and exercise habits.
“She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself,” he complained on the phone.
In other words, Congressman Sensenbrenner — you had the nerve to say that the nation’s First Lady has a big butt! In fact, the same Congressman was heard at a church bazaar earlier that week complaining again about Michelle Obama’s exercise campaign and referencing her “big butt”!
Congressman, your behavior is wrong on so many levels, I am completely horrified.
#1) It is rude for ANY man to comment on what he perceives as ANY woman’s figure flaws.
#2) It is hellacious behavior to do this to our First Lady, who deserves your respect. Her husband was elected by the American people and she graciously works to represent our country internationally and to help as many Americans as she can, in her unpaid position.
#3) Michelle Obama is NOT a political figure. She is not out there attacking you or any other Republicans and should not be the subject of personal attack. Her efforts to reduce obesity especially childhood obesity are HUGELY commendable because we have a HUGE problem in this country. Over 33.8 percent of U.S. adults are obese ,as are 17 percent of children and teens.
#4) Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. You sir, ARE FAT! Apparently, one of your favorite foods is cheetos and it shows! If you were smart, you would get with Michelle Obama’s program and get moving!
#5) The disrespect you showed for the First Lady is actually disrespect for our institution of the Presidency itself. Is that what you wanted to show? Would you show equal disrespect for a Republican First Lady and how would you feel if a Democrat attacked a Republican First Lady? Actually how would you feel if someone said this about YOUR wife? You’d probably be the first to scream about it.
#6) Mrs. Obama is in fantastic shape and does NOT have a large derriere. She is a natural pear-shape, which means that she is genetically built to be wider through her hips and backside, like millions of American women, including Kim Kardashian and J lo. Insulting Michelle Obama’s butt is the same as insulting those millions of American women.
Now, Congressman Sensenbrenner, you’ve issued an apology under massive pressure saying “I regret my inappropriate comment and I have sent a personal note to the First Lady apologizing.”
Guess what Congressman — I don’t accept your apology! Maybe Mrs. Obama is more forgiving.