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Conservatives: Michelle Obama is responsible for pedestrians getting hit by cars

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The current political climate is polarized, to put it lightly. To put it heavily, sometimes reading the news feels like watching two infants standing at opposite sides of a room flinging shit at each other for no reason at all. This story feels like the latter:

Michelle Obama, in the grand spirit of non-controversial First Lady initiatives, started something called "Let's Move" — a program to get kids to exercise as part of her anti-obesity campaign. Now, it just so happened that this year there was also a slight increase in pedestrian death — four tenths of one percent. So, obviously, someone went and blamed Michelle. You know, because if kids weren't running, they wouldn't get hit by cars. 

This from conservative blog The Daily Caller:

Pedestrian deaths increased sharply during the first half of 2010, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The reason may be First Lady Michelle Obama and her "Let's Move" campaign. 

The statement echoes this piece in The Washington Examiner. And it's totally fucking stupid. How can anyone's irrational hatred for anything the current administration does be so vehement that it can criticize kids getting exercise?