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. onezerofive

    That's just sad. These are the first/second women, not the president & vice president... Completely tasteless. Now I won't generalize this as all "NASCAR fans" as we can all assume that there were a large amount of people that didn't boo, but for those that did... and you know who you are... eat a d***... there's some taste for your mouth...

    and yes, I'm just as tasteless for posting that... but I'm cooler, smarter, and a hell of a lot better looking than you.. so there...

    November 21, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. JoeyDee

    The first Lady and vp Biden are the best in Washington to help these fools

    November 21, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    yeah..ok liberals. " This " crowd are the crowd that actually work and pay taxes, unlike the low end sup[porters of the democratic party who sit around and wait for their welfare checks to arrive while screaming that they didn't have the opportunity and that their drug addiction is societies fault and not theirs.

    Truth is over 60% of the country is booing Obama and his wife. they are good for nothing tricksters who conned their way into the WH. They are gone next year, they don't stand a chance..

    November 21, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. rta

    can any body be surprise , with the lack of civility everywhere and anywhere in this country? there is no respect for anyone, first ladies, veterans, peaceful student protestors, students, children, elderly, poor and middle age citizens, minorities, women, disabled, traditions, diversity, religions,differences, sameness, teachers, first responders, and parents etc.

    November 21, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    After the crowd displays that we have seen at the Republican debates, should you be all that surprised?

    November 21, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  6. Bill

    Considering the intellectual level of the average NASCAR fan, I am not surprised.

    November 21, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    It was unnecessary, rude, and disrespectful.
    And save the dumb comments about NASCAR being full of the "patriotic, hard-working Americans that built this country" as if NASCAR were their exclusive locale.
    NASCAR patrons of all colors, and economic status should be ashamed at the reception afforded this two ladies.

    November 21, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. rgray222

    I am sure all the non thinking liberals will be quick to condemn "the NASCAR crowd" but the booing of Michele Obama and Jill Biden is problematic for the White and democratic party. The military make up a good deal of the" NASCAR Crowd" and that is a serious problem for the Obama/Biden administration. Both these woman have attempted to be shown to be helpful and sympathetic to the plight of the military and their families. Love them or hate The "NASCAR crowd" tells it like is. President Obama has also tried to out a good face on his military efforts but he is seen for what he is, anti – military, apologetic for a country that does not need to apologize, anti small business and his broken promises and transparency that never happened are littered all over the highway of this country. If GW Bush were a keynote speaker at a liberal function, liberals would sip their wine and pretend to listen. At least the "NASCAR Crowd" tells it like it is with upfront honesty and "real" emotion. Unlike the "liberal crowd" pretending to be respectful but seething with hate!

    November 21, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Len

    Typical red necks.

    November 21, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  10. MP in VA

    It's too bad their mama's didn't teach them respect, or is that no longer a conservative value?

    November 21, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  11. damn GOP is at it again....

    Well there goes the red neck vote.

    November 21, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. Frank

    Conforms to the stereotype of ignorant racist rednecks that attend these events.

    November 21, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  13. BJ

    They were just taking their lead from Cantor, Boehner, McConnell, et. al. , all racially motivated. I suppose they are Christians too. Of course they are.

    November 21, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  14. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    You just can't take the trailer park racism out of some folks.

    November 21, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  15. Dovetail

    So the OWS people can express their opinions but NASCAR fans can't? Lefties are hypocrites!

    November 21, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  16. Bill

    This is to be expected at a gathering of intentionally ignorant, recalcitrant hoodlum types. They'll endlessly brag about "southern pride" whenever the NASCAR thing is going on ...frankly, they're an embarassment to the country. Get some social skills, some edjumacation; grow up and get a life!

    November 21, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  17. unsub

    the question is why were they booed? i will wait patiently for an answer.

    November 21, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  18. Malory Archer

    I'd comment about the calibre of those doing the booing, but it's too much like shooting fish in a barrel.

    November 21, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  19. Expat American

    You can expect nothing less from those within the NASCAR crowd who booed the First Lady and Jill Biden.
    When will poor white trash republicans realize that the Party of Genocide Over Policy GOP cares nothing for them?

    November 21, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  20. Greenspam

    BOO on these lady's effort to bring attention to their program to help veterans in getting jobs, I see.

    November 21, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  21. Steph

    The booing says so much more about the crowd than it does Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden.

    November 21, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  22. DavidK

    Very disrespectful, their parents didn't teach them manners or they just didn't listen.

    November 21, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  23. Joe

    I stand corrected, the NACAR crowd has even less class than I imagined. The other folks up there with the first ladies were a soldier and school kids. No matter how much I hated President Chaney and his trained monkey George W. Bush, I would have never insulted their wives this way

    November 21, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  24. THE LONE OKIE

    That's why they can't draw fans, you have dumb-down and be exclusionary and a follower of 1860 philospy.

    November 21, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  25. 1CentFree

    I already had a negative view of Nascar fans. This now makes them less than trash in my view.

    November 21, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
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