At the risk of coming across as insensitive to overweight people, there is a bigger issue about thinking within the GOP that needs to be pointed out. I could stand to lose more than a few pounds myself. But there is a twisted mentality within the GOP that insists that anything Obama promotes is to be opposed. The leading candidate in the GOP presidential horse race is a man who lacks any moral credibility or any obvious self control with his diet. But this could be a good thing in the crazy world that Republicans are currently a part of by simply having Newt Gingrich stand in front of the cameras and say, “I am indisputable proof that I have had nothing to do with the “Let’s Move” program of the Obamas to address obesity in this country.”
The evangelical right would fall in line using this as a defense to turn the other cheek to Newt’s two divorces, the immigration activist will be more willing to lower the wall for his “amnesty” plan and the “anti-government, cut taxes” types will genuflect to the nominee for pocketing some of their tax dollars while he “consulted” with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, demonstrating to all of them what’s most important to them – cutting their noses off to spite their faces.