Obama Eliminates Hot Meals for Marines, Dines on Chocolate Opera Cake


It’s a good thing that we dumped all that Western canon as the work of a bunch of old dead white guys or the phrase, “Let them eat cake” might have some resonance when a political leader eliminates hot meals for Marines but scarfs down Chocolate Opera Cake.

As of June 1, Camp Leatherneck in southwestern Afghanistan will close its 24-hour sandwich bar and stop producing the hot meals traditionally offered during the midnight-ration service.

Rather than offering a hot meal to troops beginning or ending their shifts at midnight, the base will now only provide a “Meal, Ready to Eat,” known as an MRE. These pre-packaged meals supply the necessary calories to soldiers but aren’t considered terribly good for morale. Babette Maxwell, founder of Military Spouse, said that these changes in dining services will deprive Marines of the “social sustenance” that comes from sitting down to midnight rations together.

Gilmore wrote that the reduction in hot meals is “a natural outcome of the drawdown process unrelated to sequestration or the ongoing going budget issues,” but Marines and their family members believe that cuts should be made in other areas instead of imposing a limited menu on hungry, hard-working soldiers.

Fortunately limited menu isn’t a term in the Obama vocabulary. Here’s how Michelle Obama is starving herself on the international tour to get more money from billionaires in exchange for dirty crony capitalist deals.

Michelle Obama traveled to Massachusetts to lunch with rich donors who had paid up to $37,600 per ticket at the Taj Boston Hotel. The meal included roasted Chilean sea bass with a fricassee of asparagus.

I’m not a Foodie, but can anyone clue me in if they make roasted Chilean sea bass with a fricassee of asparagus in MRE form? No. Well Michelle needs to keep up her strength more than a bunch of white male Marines do.

She’s a role model.

And here’s the White House menu for the 2013 Governors Dinner.

The dinner opened with seafood cocktail followed by a “Seasonal Kitchen Garden Salad,” and the entree was aged beef ribsteak.  Dessert was a Chocolate Opera Cake.

If you’re wondering what Chocolate Opera Cake or L’Opera Torte is, it’s an appropriately French pastry which French wikipedia describes thusly. “It consists of a succession of Joconde biscuit soaked in a syrup Grand Marnier or Cointreau, of ganache and butter cream covered with a glaze of chocolate.”

A further note informs us that, “L’Opera” is said to have made its grand debut in the early 1900s in Paris at the Exposition Culinaire. It was introduced by Louis Clichy, which is why the cake may be referred to as Gâteau Clichy. It wasn’t until many years later, when Parisian pâtisserie Dalloyau reintroduced the cake as “L’Opera,” (after the Paris Grand Opera), that it became immortal.”

And no, it doesn’t come in MRE form.

To be fair, Obama isn’t just cutting hot meals for Marines. He’s also firing 20,000 Marines while hiring more IRS agents to enforce ObamaCare.

  • Mary Sue

    The cake is a lie! XD

    • Passer by

      Yup ;)

  • tanstaafl

    The Marine Corp has been around longer that the United States itself. But this is disgraceful treatment by the Obamahdi.

    From the Halls of Montezuma
    To the Shores of Tripoli;
    We fight our country's battles
    In the air, on land and sea;
    First to fight for right and freedom
    And to keep our honor clean;
    We are proud to claim the title
    of United States Marine.

    Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
    From dawn to setting sun;
    We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
    Where we could take a gun;
    In the snow of far-off Northern lands
    And in sunny tropic scenes;
    You will find us always on the job–
    The United States Marines.
    Here's health to you and to our Corps
    Which we are proud to serve
    In many a strife we've fought for life
    And never lost our nerve;
    If the Army and the Navy
    Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
    They will find the streets are guarded
    By United States Marines.

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      Obama should have broccoli in cheese sauce every day, for the rest of his life. It will go right through him.

      • Mary Sue

        chipped beef on toast for breakfast, every morning.

        Or perhaps:

        "They say that in the army, the chicken's mighty fine. two legs jumped off the table, and started beating time"
        "They say that in the army, the coffee's mighty fine. It's used for cuts and bruises, and tastes like iodine!"

        -anon army chow song

        • gee59

          I remember that cadence myself

  • nelly2004

    call your senators and congressmen on this – it is a disgrace

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    We are dealing with a POTUS who DETESTS the military, to the degree that he has ordered the following – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/06/01/u-s-chairman-

    It goes without saying, once the military is decimated and the economy is shattered, then little is left of a super power other than an empty shell. The hot meal elimination has everything to do with demoralizing the army, and herein lies his animus.

    Almost a done deal.

    Adina kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Loulou

      Love you Daniel and Adina. Adina, regarding how far, far leftists, per listening to great info and personal accounting stories from Glazov on how "they" CAN NOT tolerate fun, UNSUPERVISED get-togethers just shootin' the sh*t, hanging out, LOVE, Valentine's Day, etc… I think THIS is what this is definitely more about than the FOOD THE MARINE'S are eating. Remember the huge debacle on them NOT being able, also, to just talk about – or pray, or tell anyone about their personal faith, lest they get court martialed? I believe everything the leftists do is to DE-humanize people for conformity. It does NOT matter what rank or file the INDIVIDUAL is – they are just another animal to them. They are trying to get us as soul-sick as possible right now. The one's like us that are paying attention. They are doing everything they can against all they know that we hold dear the most. Oh, yes. The more they hear us love our military, police, firefighters, churches, etc., those are the enities that they are trying to affect. Pssst, we will not let them, ever.

  • truebearing

    Evil is as evil does. Obama is doing his damndest to ruin the morale of anyone fighting his beloved child-molesting, rapist, homicidal Muslim friends.

    My theory is that Obama wants to drive white, conservative, Christian males out of the military and replace them with lesbians, gays, minorities, or anyone else who hates traditional America, but more importantly, is part of his constituency of moral rejects.He wants every government agency to function as an extension of his malice towards those who wouldn't worship him. The IRS and the DOJ are perfect examples. If he can purge the military of PATRIOTS, he's got it made.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      I wonder if his old Chicago friends help him think this one us, they all hate the country enough.

  • Americano

    And people claim the Republicans are for the rich.
    When is Moochelle going to tell everyone to "Eat Cake" ?

    • Mary Sue

      Michelle's equivalent battle cry of ignorance:

      "Let them eat arugula!"

  • no name

    Lets be sure there's no hot meals for him and his administration when we throw their behinds in jail!

  • john spielman

    OK There should no longer be any prepared meals in the WHITE HOUSE only the MREs.So fire the chefs and save the taxpayers money.

  • Looking4Sanity

    I'm not quite sure why this would surprise anyone. You knew he was a snake when you picked him up. It hardly seems justified to be complaining about being bitten at this point.

  • http://twitter.com/emvidal @emvidal

    Marie-Antoinette never said such a thing. http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2007/09/let-them… There is enough to criticize about the Obamas without making false historical comparisons.

  • BLJ

    USMC = The best of the best.

    Obama’s = Grifters

  • Danny

    “Well Michelle needs to keep up her strength more than a bunch of white male Marines do.”

    Daniel, just curious. How did you know the affected Marines were all white?
    You just can’t help yourself, can you? :>)))

  • gee59

    We called MREs – Meals Refused by Ethiopians. And that is when they had widespread starvation in Ethiopia

  • Cathy

    This is so patently offensive, but is not surprising at all! Our brave men and women in uniform are overwhelmingly conservative as any truly patriotic person would be. So the spoiled brat wants to lash out in directions his party will allow him to, without having riots in the streets. While much of the heartland never lost its patriotism, a lot of the country has failed to regain the patriotic roots it had prior to Vietnam. NO MATTER WHAT YOUR POLITICAL VIEW, YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST SUPPORT THE TROOPS ON THE GROUND!!!! They are doing what the GOVERNMENT YOU elected told them to do! If you are angry about what they have been told to do, then VOTE OUT THE POLITICIANS THAT SENT THEM THERE!!!!!!

    This anti-American tyrant and his leech family need to go away for good! Not one drop of American blood is worth shedding to protect the likes of any of them!

  • hiskid

    re: "She's a role model." If she keeps up the fine dining, she'll be a "roll model".

  • Brujo Blanco

    Obama had people die in.Tripoli. There is no he is going to see to it that the military gets decent food.

  • 3 percenter

    If his aim is to create new PATRIOTS, no finer way to do it than to screw with the vets. I grew up under a two TOD Korean Combat vet, a WAR that wasn't even acknowledged as one by other vets until the 1990's, let alone the government. The VA screwed him around as long as they could on getting him his disability benefits, they didn't have MRE's but were damned grateful when they got something to eat.
    If you want to build a PATRIOT army, keep screwing with the military. And they are the trained killers, thankfully, some of them were mad enough to train their children, just in case.

  • Brian

    When I served under Ronald Reagan, I felt like we were valued by our leader. It was an honor to serve during that time. I feel sorry for the current service men and women because their "leader" has no leadership skills and is a dishonorable man. He is only motivated by his partisan politics, so he despises the men and women of which he supposedly is in command.
    More disgusting that this is the lack of concern for ex-SEALs defending the embassy in Benghazi, and his willingness to take credit for Bin Laden's death and drone strikes against Al-Qaeda members for his personal political gain.