First lady & Mrs. Biden greeted with boos at NASCAR event
November 21st, 2011
12:32 PM ET
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First lady & Mrs. Biden greeted with boos at NASCAR event

(CNN) - The White House didn’t quite get the reaction it was hoping for at the season-finale NASCAR event Sunday that featured a special appearance by first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.

Obama and Biden were honorary grand marshals at the event in an effort to highlight their Joining Forces campaign – a cause that spotlights veteran issues and seeks to provide assistance to service members and their families.

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  1. Woman In California

    I would not be surprised with "this" crowd.

    November 21, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. Gino Martell

    Not a surprise with this particular crowd of "patriots". They seem to think that only they are true Americans. Sad state of things.

    November 21, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. johnyc

    While it may be disrespectful (and I think it is), they paid their money to cheer or boo anyone they want.

    November 21, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. Ed DFWTX

    The NASCAR crowd is showing their "true" ugly colors. If you look at their events there is not much diversity among the crowd. The NASCAR crowd who booed the First Lady should be ashamed of themselves and are unAmerican in the actions when the intention was to help our military who have a lost a lot, especially under their President Dubya Bush who put us into two unfunded wars which resulted in an early grove for thousands of our bravist young men and women.

    November 21, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. bob

    Bunch of hicks anyway, who cares. We love Mrs. Biden and Mrs. Obama.

    November 21, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. Jeannie

    I'm not at all surpised. With the lack of respect that has been shown towards the President, which I truly believe much of is race based, doesn't surprise me at all.

    November 21, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. JC

    Tacky.. Those NASCAR people have Absolutely No Class!

    November 21, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. Uhmerican

    All she had to do was thow out samples of Skoal, Extenze, and Miller Light beer coozies and the whole crowd would have been applauding.

    November 21, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  9. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Freedom of speech and expression. If the OWS slackers have it, NASCAR fans do as well. Suck it up and live with it.

    November 21, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  10. JonAnderson

    It is rude to boo a wookie

    November 21, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  11. R

    "I would not be surprised with "this" crowd."

    Nice way to generalize and make assumptions on people you have never met before in your life. I bet you would be appalled if there were Democrats in the crowd too. Was it disrespectful? Absolutely. Sports and politics don't usually go along together. I agree to the message they were trying to get out, but I think it should've been done outside of a sporting event.

    November 21, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  12. Howard

    The NASCAR fans represent the hard working, patriotic Americans who built this great country. Since NASCAR has millions of fans, the obama's are trying to associate themselves, for an implied endorsement, in hopes of more votes, in an effort to get this horrible President reelected. Giving the appearance of supporting our troops is another deception they are trying to exploit. I'm glad they were not able to fool the NASCAR crowd, like they have fooled the brain dead liberals. Obama is a con ... the mainstream media are his shills ... and, the American people are his marks !!!

    November 21, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  13. kat

    Boos are all they deserve. I love it.

    November 21, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  14. MarkB

    ...... Shame on NASCAR fans for booing Support to our troops.

    November 21, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  15. Dave

    So they were booed by a bunch of drunken hicks... Big surprise...

    November 21, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    Jill Biden and Michelle Obama have done nothing wrong. Their husbands professionally are in way over their heads and need to be replaced at the first opportunity. But they were voted into office in 2008 and we must suffer the consequences of that for 1 more year. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will enjoy the good life.

    November 21, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  17. raynotpaul

    Oh boy! Another left turn. I wonder if anyone will die in THIS race?

    November 21, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  18. bassman

    We all remember our media cheering on the crowd on DWTS when they wrongly thought the audience was booing Gov. Palin. Now that we see what booing looks like they turn the table and and back Michelle Obama.

    November 21, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  19. stevie

    Haha. What did they expect?? Nascar fans are patriots. They remember Michelle saying "For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country", referring to her husband`s nomination. Patriots boo people who have a chip on their shoulder for America. And they vote. Go home, Michelle.

    November 21, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Obama and Biden were honorary grand marshals at the event in an effort to highlight their Joining Forces campaign – a cause that spotlights veteran issues and seeks to provide assistance to service members and their families."

    Keep up the good work, Ladies ... and stay the course. America is behind your efforts 100%.

    November 21, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  21. really???

    What? Huh? Wow, I am shocked, not a Nascar "all American Patriot" crowd! Sorry I had some sarcasm left over from the Norquist thing...

    November 21, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  22. NYCitizen

    A bad economy breeds bad sentiment....

    November 21, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  23. one voice

    They sure loved the Stimulous money(pork) tho.

    November 21, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  24. John Novak

    Welllllll, people are shocked whyyyy?? You continue wars that you said you were going to stop, start another one and THEN you want to CUT the benefits of those same MILITARY people and then show up PRETENDING you support our troops????
    Afraid I'd have joined them.

    Nam Vet
    Nov67-Jul69

    November 21, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  25. gt

    i quess the crowd was the " cling to there guns and relgion " bunch.... i am sure gerge bush would get the same reaction at a harlem or watts rap show....

    November 21, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
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