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Michelle Obama Booed By NASCAR Fans: VIDEO


This afternoon, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden showed up at a NASCAR race in Homestead, FL, to support "Joining Forces," an organization that helps veterans find employment. The women were introduced by the MC, and they were booed. See the heckling of our First and Second ladies by patriotic Floridians AFTER THE JUMP ...


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  1. So what's the surprise?
    A. - She's African-American, and
    B. - They're NASCAR fans.
    "It was a setup."

    Posted by: Justin in Oaklawn, Dallas, TX | Nov 20, 2011 4:36:09 PM

  2. Morons!

    Posted by: Jeff | Nov 20, 2011 4:37:30 PM

  3. Honoring those that do violence to innocent Iraqis is disgusting. The crowd is disgusting. America is becoming a nation of filth.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Nov 20, 2011 4:38:05 PM

  4. same types who booed the military guy at the repub debate

    the same types who cheered about letting a person die who didn't have insurance

    the same types who probably scream "don't socialize my medicare ."

    Posted by: say what | Nov 20, 2011 4:39:40 PM

  5. this is to be expected. i don't know what it is about watching cars drive in a circle that makes them hate black people so much, but there's a direct correlation - one's ability to enjoy NASCAR, which is enjoyment in watching cars drive in a circle, is determined by how racist one is. The less racist you are the more asininely boring NASCAR is.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 20, 2011 4:51:11 PM

  6. Nascar fans showing the class they never had.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Nov 20, 2011 5:03:36 PM

  7. I don't think this anything to do with Michelle Obama's race. They don't like her because she is a modern Michelle Antoinette with her high-spending ways and her well documented dislike of America.

    Posted by: Take off your Race Glasses | Nov 20, 2011 5:07:39 PM

  8. White trash is as white trash does. No surprise at all.

    Posted by: Peter | Nov 20, 2011 5:14:08 PM

  9. Or it could be the never ending lies and hate speech from the right

    Posted by: ELI | Nov 20, 2011 5:16:33 PM

  10. Booing? Debatable.

    Posted by: Lew | Nov 20, 2011 5:17:40 PM

  11. So this is a blog about gay issues and people. Have we not been victim to needless stereotyping? You'd think we would know better.

    I'm a NASCAR fan. And also a gay liberal democrat atheist. Put the broad brushes away, guys. They don't work for NASCAR fans any better than they work for us.

    Posted by: callum | Nov 20, 2011 5:23:16 PM

  12. Take off


    marie antoinete?? really?

    Marie would have said let the military guys eat cake while she sat in a well secured comfy room somewhere eating cake

    Michele and dr Biden were out stumping for veterans finding employment

    Reality really is as simple as that vs your delusions

    Posted by: say what | Nov 20, 2011 5:25:38 PM

  13. Marie Antoinette? Please can you point that out from any source other than Rush Limbaugh, Michele Malkin, or any other right-wing spin miester. It's crap. Having said that, I didn't really hear any booing.

    Posted by: a.mcewen | Nov 20, 2011 5:25:38 PM

  14. Lol, Marie Antoinette?

    What high spending ways?

    They're booing her because they hate Democrats and in particular President Obama. Whether out of purely partisan fervor or racism, or a mix of both, is the question. We know it isn't real ideological opposition because they don't know what that is.

    Posted by: Jeremy | Nov 20, 2011 5:28:02 PM

  15. NASCAR fans are predominently Southern. The South is predominently Republican Christian Conservatives. The Good-Ole Boys. Therefore, this is no surprise.

    Posted by: CB | Nov 20, 2011 5:30:05 PM

  16. Hey Take Off the Rush Glasses-

    You are completely full of crap. Apply that same "high-spending" logic to any of your Republican crushes. As for Michelle's "well-documented dislike of America," the McCain Campaign called, they want their failed 2008 meme back.

    Posted by: ShawntheSheep | Nov 20, 2011 5:43:11 PM

  17. I agree with CB. Just a bunch of republican rednecks. Even Herman Cain would have gotten booed. This is why Cain never would have won the South and he needed that to beat Obama.

    Now put out hateful, lying, idiot Michelle Bachmann and the crowd would have roared. That's their type of people.

    Posted by: macmantoo | Nov 20, 2011 6:16:38 PM

  18. NASCAR. Classy with a K.

    Three of 'em.

    Posted by: Gry | Nov 20, 2011 6:22:23 PM

  19. How can a first lady who's primary source for clothing is J. Crew be called a Marie Antoinette? She is a millionaire in her own right and has every designer in the world at her disposal, but says she finds their clothes comfortable while still being of sufficient quality for her job and profile's daily requirements, and wants to set a good example for her daughters that just because you have money doesn't mean you spend it on unnecessary luxury. I admire that.

    Dr. Biden has taught at a community college for decades, despite (as a PhD and the "name" wife of a high profile Senator for most of that time) the fact that she could easily get a position as a professor at a higher profile and more expensive school, public or private.

    These are not fancy, haughty women. Disagree with the politics of their husbands all you want, but to characterize them as anything other than they are shows more about the critic than the women.

    Posted by: LuckyLinden | Nov 20, 2011 6:24:17 PM

  20. The "happy" family :D
    Three of them :p

    Posted by: Jailbreaking | Nov 20, 2011 7:05:21 PM

  21. I didn't hear any booing, maybe it wasn't that apparent.

    Posted by: Tyler | Nov 20, 2011 7:28:01 PM

  22. They were saying Boo-iden.

    Posted by: gregg | Nov 20, 2011 7:49:10 PM

  23. "I was saying Boo-iden"
    -Hans Moleman Jr.

    i love you for that, Gregg ;-)

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 20, 2011 8:12:37 PM

  24. I ran this through my voice identification and discrimination software, and there was simply no booing!

    Posted by: Brains | Nov 20, 2011 9:18:10 PM

  25. Can we really expect better from a bunch of mouth breathers who spend hours watching cars turn left and hoping to witness spectacularly violent car crashes?

    Posted by: Brian | Nov 20, 2011 10:21:04 PM

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