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Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Draw Boos at NASCAR Event

BrianD3 2011/11/21 17:32:41
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First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were grand marshals at today’s NASCAR season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, appearing as part of their charitable campaign to support military veterans and their families.


But their benign, bipartisan cause wasn’t enough to prevent public fallout from the nation’s polarized political climate as they were introduced before the crowd.


ESPN video from the event documented loud boos from some in the stands as the announcer named Obama and Biden, seconds before they delivered the “most famous words in motorsports,” telling drivers to start their engines.


The pair — who co-chair the Joining Forces initiative — stood beside retired Army Sgt. Andrew Barry and his family. Barry was wounded in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, retired from the military in 2009 and now volunteers at an Orlando veterans center, the announcer said. He received resounding applause.


A source traveling with the first lady downplayed the incident, telling ABC News there was no discernible booing during the “loud chaotic program with jets flying over and tons of noise.”


The Associated Press reported that the two women received a standing ovation at the pre-race meeting with drivers, during which Obama said NASCAR was “amazing in terms of its support, not just today but every day, for military families.”


Before the race, the first lady addressed a barbeque for military families that NASCAR had invited to the event.


“Everyone around the country is focused on you. And this isn’t just an effort today,” she said. “ Jill and I through Joining Forces, we want to make this a part of the dialogue in this country forever. Whether Jill or I are here or not, whether this administration is here or not, this is about the way we want this country to talk about our troops, veterans and military families forever. We want you to feel that appreciation and that gratitude so that you know your sacrifice is not in vain.”


The negative reaction from fans was first reported by Mediaite.

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  • Katherine 2011/12/21 13:41:04
    Free Speech rules!!
    Katherine
    +1
    There were boos. I heard it. They heard it. Everyone heard it. Those liars.

    Anyway, boo is much more appropriate than the up-close-and-personal "f**king a**hole" remark that Gingrich got.
  • yodler66 2011/11/29 22:55:40
    Free Speech rules!!
    yodler66
    +1
    nana nana nana, hey heyyy GOODBYE!!!!!
  • rightside 2011/11/28 18:36:46
    Free Speech rules!!
    rightside
    +2
    Who did they think would be a at NASCAR race? Liberals?
    Funny. I'll bet m bama was mad as heck with her publicity promoters when she got home.
  • BrianD3 rightside 2011/11/28 20:06:05
    BrianD3
    +2
    LOL, yep...I can just imagine that conversation
  • Bearish~PWCM~ 2011/11/28 15:35:02
    Free Speech rules!!
    Bearish~PWCM~
    +3
    What did they expect ? Red Necks are a hard working group , We do not approve of all this spending and entitlement BS,And we sure do not care for the progressives stand on ILLEGAL immigration
  • BrianD3 Bearish... 2011/11/28 16:13:51
    BrianD3
    +3
    100% right on the money!
  • AMo45 2011/11/28 12:38:31
    Free Speech rules!!
    AMo45
    +4
    These 2 women have the nerve to say they support veterans when the dems. are all for cutting defense spending.Calling it incongruent is the kindest word I can think of to describe it.
  • BrianD3 AMo45 2011/11/28 16:29:21
    BrianD3
    +1
    incongruent, yep.....and rather ironic
  • Arya AMo45 2011/11/28 18:31:22
    Arya
    +3
    To be fair, I think that Dr. Biden does indeed support our troops (notice that I didn't mention her husband). She has consistently done a lot for them, probably because her son is in the military. Michelle is a different story altogether. I'm ashamed to call her our First Lady.
  • BrianD3 Arya 2011/11/28 18:34:23
    BrianD3
    +2
    me as well, she has no class
  • Arya BrianD3 2011/11/28 18:37:31
    Arya
    +3
    Not only does she lack class, she's also a racist who hates our country.
  • BrianD3 Arya 2011/11/28 20:06:43
    BrianD3
    +2
    there is no doubt in my mind that she views the US with contempt
  • Arya BrianD3 2011/11/28 22:12:10
    Arya
    +2
    She's proven it time and again, so I absolutely agree with your assessment.
  • Beccy 2011/11/28 01:00:39
    Free Speech rules!!
    Beccy
    +2
    But it is sad that the booded Jill Biden
  • BrianD3 Beccy 2011/11/28 12:27:54
    BrianD3
    +2
    yea, she did not deserve it nearly as much as Michelle
  • Arya 2011/11/26 03:30:32
    Free Speech rules!!
    Arya
    +4
    Couldn't happen to a nicer person then Michelle. *snicker*

    michelle obama hates america
  • BrianD3 Arya 2011/11/28 12:28:26
    BrianD3
    +2
    I agree!! For once in my life, I am proud of Nascar
  • Murph 2011/11/25 21:24:57
    Free Speech rules!!
    Murph
    +4
    What did she expect? And nobody was booing Jill Biden, they were booing
    Comrade First Lady Michelle Obama. Nobody knows, or cares, who Jill Biden is.
  • BrianD3 Murph 2011/11/28 12:28:56
    BrianD3
    +1
    agreed!!
  • schjaz 2011/11/23 17:03:04
    Free Speech rules!!
    schjaz
    +4
    They are lucky they didn't get rotten vegetable thrown at them.
  • BrianD3 schjaz 2011/11/23 17:11:56
    BrianD3
    +3
    I agree!!1 I was thinking rotten eggs, but nasty vegies would be better for the "diet nazi" michelle
  • schjaz BrianD3 2011/11/24 15:41:30
    schjaz
    +2
    they think what? they can fool the great unwashed stupid masses again?! get out the cabbages!
  • BrianD3 schjaz 2011/11/28 12:29:29
    BrianD3
    +2
    they thought wrong
  • schjaz BrianD3 2011/11/28 17:54:31
    schjaz
    +2
    I hope this next election is a landslide that tells these Dems (and their MSNBC media minions) once and for all that the American ppl do not agree with them.
  • BrianD3 schjaz 2011/11/28 18:00:00
    BrianD3
    +1
    I hope that Americans wake up and understand the trouble progressive policies create but since many make their living by exploiting such policies I am not sure we will get that landslide
  • schjaz BrianD3 2011/11/29 19:04:52
    schjaz
    +1
    from what I understand, this is going to be a very CLOSE race...i was just hoping. nothing wrong with willing a landslide.
  • LarryFine 2011/11/23 13:11:47
    Appropriate/ Funny
    LarryFine
    +3
    Did she get a plug in for her hubby's solar powered race car initiative? The cheers will come when she and Mr. Odimwit say their good byes in 2012!
  • LOU LarryFine 2011/11/23 16:14:36
    LOU
    You clearly have no morals to support such low behavior.
  • BrianD3 LOU 2011/11/23 17:12:32
    BrianD3
    +1
    you clearly have no morals to support the oboomas
  • LOU BrianD3 2011/11/29 10:59:19
    LOU
    No standards.
  • BrianD3 LOU 2011/11/29 12:43:09
    BrianD3
    +1
    yea I have standards.....and the oboomas are not meeting them
  • LOU BrianD3 2011/11/29 20:40:01
    LOU
    A well trained vet and a conservative at that would know better to show disrespect for the first lady. Clearly you are not.
  • LarryFine LOU 2011/11/24 13:42:43
    LarryFine
    +4
    You mean like the disrespect and open hatred demonstrated by socialist/progressive loons towards Bush and his family? These two clowns deserve NO respect.
  • LOU LarryFine 2011/11/29 10:59:33
    LOU
    Not even close.
  • redhorse29 2011/11/23 09:29:30
    Free Speech rules!!
    redhorse29
    +3
    May not agree with the location or our military being present but Mrs Obummer has a way of hiding behind the people she hates.
  • BrianD3 redhorse29 2011/11/23 12:06:25
    BrianD3
    +1
    both she and her husband are total posers and fakes
  • vis_viva 2011/11/23 05:55:28
  • LarryFine vis_viva 2011/11/23 13:12:27
    LarryFine
    An expert opinion!
  • LOU vis_viva 2011/11/23 16:15:55
    LOU
    Montana use to be the work value state. Now it has become the place to go on welfare and bitch about the goverment.
  • BrianD3 LOU 2011/11/23 17:13:04
    BrianD3
    +1
    thought that was the OWS group
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