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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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  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/24 06:25:52
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    whatever you say.
  • Brad # ... Tits IS... 2011/11/22 18:25:01
    Brad # 2486547
    +1
    So when George Bush was booed, was that wrong?
  • Tits IS... Brad # ... 2011/11/22 19:35:26
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    Are we talking about George Bush vs Pres obama

    or are we comparing Laura Bush/Mrs Cheney to Michelle Obama and Mrs Biden?

    how about we stick to the topic and compare apples to apples?
  • Brad # ... Tits IS... 2011/11/23 13:15:12
    Brad # 2486547
    +1
    Just so I understand you before I go on, It is OK to boo the President? If Obama had been there and got booed, you would be OK with that?
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/24 02:32:23
    AL
    +1
    Yes we are talking about the lack of respect you idiots had for the Bushes as well!
  • Tits IS... Brad # ... 2011/11/23 14:41:34
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    Yes it was wrong. it would be even more wrong if Laura Bush and their children were wrong. I believ I have stated that already several times.
  • Brad # ... Tits IS... 2011/11/23 17:08:18
    Brad # 2486547
    +1
    So booing Bush would be wrong?

    I think it may have been inappropiate for them to boo the First Lady, however, it is a free country and we can boo anyone we like.
  • Freedom4 Tits IS... 2011/11/22 18:25:13
    Freedom4
    +1
    Here the democrats find it hilarious when someone threw a shoe at Bush and cry when Michelle gets Booed. Cry baby. How do you think the Apollo Theater or an SEIU meeting would have acted if Bush showed up.
  • Tits IS... Freedom4 2011/11/22 19:37:21
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    as I have just posted to someone else who wants to bring up Bush vs Michelle Obama. That's comparing apples to oranges.

    did anyone laugh at Laura Bush being Booed? did the democrats ever boo her? Did they write endlessly and tirelessly terrible rotten things about her?
  • Freedom4 Tits IS... 2011/11/22 22:42:05
    Freedom4
    +1
    Comparing Laura Bush to Michelle is apples and oranges. Laura Bush did not lecture people about things she does regularity or said she was never proud of her country
  • Tits IS... Freedom4 2011/11/22 23:08:56
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    oh I see, so it is ok to do so to mrs obama, but not to mrs bush because you like her.
  • Freedom4 Tits IS... 2011/11/22 23:22:17
    Freedom4
    +1
    I was being flip really, but she does bring it on herself.
  • Tits IS... Freedom4 2011/11/23 05:13:43
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    I wouldn't do it to anyone.

    I don't think anyone deserves it... well, that's not true there is only one person I would boo hysterically but I digress.
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/24 02:35:40
    AL
    +1
    Yes, in fact the lame stream media and late night shows always made fun of the Bushes in fact
  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/24 06:12:51
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    lame stream media makes fun of everyone.
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/24 06:29:36
    AL
    +1
    LMAO! Just like liberal Bull crap comes in every color of the rainbow now right?
  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/24 06:51:48
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    It isn't just liberal bovine scat that is multicolored these days.
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/25 02:22:24 (edited)
    AL
    +1
    Just ask the people that cleaned up that 200 pounds of human waste, those filthy hippie idiots left behide in just one of those occupy parks!
  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/25 08:46:31
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    well hopefully the people who cleaned it up are union workers, because with the union heads backing OWS at least it keeps them in a job.
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/28 08:32:52
    AL
    +1
    LOL! Until someone gets smart enough not to hire these union thugs any more
  • BrianD3 Tits IS... 2011/11/22 16:36:02
    BrianD3
    +1
    the troops were applauded, obama was booed. Big difference.
  • Tits IS... BrianD3 2011/11/22 19:38:07
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    the difference is, they were there for the troops.

    People showing no class, is still being classless.

    You don't think booing when the troops were there to be honored matters?
  • EWH53~P... Tits IS... 2011/11/23 00:03:33
    EWH53~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    You are ready to defend these two individuals who showed up for the race. People booed them.

    All the drivers are introduced. Most of the drivers have family present. Some of the drivers are booed very loudly. Why aren't you defending the drivers?

    This is comparing apples to apples. The individuals are cheered or booed for their actions. They have presented a personal image to the crowd which the crowd either likes or dislikes.

    The message was not booed. The individual was booed.

    Side note for you: The Americian Troops are present at every race and are never booed!!!
  • Tits IS... EWH53~P... 2011/11/23 05:15:52
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    I don't think booing race car drivers is acceptable either.

    I don't think booing hockey players is acceptable. NOR do I think baseball, soccer, football, or any other sports personality. Sometimes maybe a ref if they make a bad call.

    so, wrong is wrong. They should not have been boo'ed because of who they are married to.
  • EWH53~P... Tits IS... 2011/11/23 15:34:06
    EWH53~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Up until this point, you have not spoken out against booing people.

    lt's sounds odd to me that suddenly you come forward with the issue.
  • Tits IS... EWH53~P... 2011/11/23 15:38:35
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    what are you talking about? I've never laid eyes on you before, how do you know what I have spoken about in the past?

    why is it odd I've posted? I find your response odder.
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/24 02:41:07
    AL
    +1
    So I guess the German people that wanted to boo Hiter, did the right thing by not doing so either then right?
  • BrianD3 AL 2011/11/24 03:27:52
    BrianD3
    excellent analogy
  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/24 06:13:54
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    omg, seriously reaching much?
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/24 06:33:15
    AL
    +1
    Reaching? Really? When people fear their own Government they have NO rights.Yet when Government fears the people, they demand their rights instead
  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/24 06:53:21
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    there is a saying, and I forget what it is at this moment, but essentially it is about how a conversation turns to hitler in less then so many comments..

    that has no bearing on this topic at the moment. If you fear it, then so be it. I don't feel that threat currently.
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/25 02:25:29
    AL
    +1
    LOL! Those that tend to want to forget history are likely to repeat it as well.
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/24 06:44:10
    AL
    +1
    If you don't like the boos, then you should go live in a communist Country then
  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/24 06:53:58
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    oh, ok, yeah, I see that line of logic as well..

    are you drinking?
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/25 02:27:42
    AL
    +1
    No not at all! The real logic here, is WE STILL HAVE a God given right to boo who ever WE want to in fact
  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/25 08:47:26
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    yeah right.. god given right to boo who you want. that's funny.
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/28 08:34:22
    AL
    +1
    Indeed! What the hell do you think FREE SPEECH means anyway?
  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/28 13:54:45
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    Well I sincerely doubt that God wants his people to boo each other. You both pray to the same god.
  • AL Tits IS... 2011/11/28 21:14:43
    AL
    Well I'm sure there was alot of German Jews after ww2 that wouldn't agree with you on that point!
  • Tits IS... AL 2011/11/28 21:16:41
    Tits ISHBAHFF McGee
    Interesting thought because god doesn't have a thing to do with freedom of speech. Think about it.

    This topic struck an interest in this topic for me..

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