Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Booed Lustily by Homestead NASCAR Crowd (Video)

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Obama and Biden weren't warmly received in Homestead.
​OK, so maybe Michelle Obama didn't actually break any barriers yesterday in Homestead as the first black woman ever to watch a NASCAR race. She may well have set a different, all-too-predictable record, though: most heartily booed MC at the season-ending race south of Miami.

Broadcast live on ESPN, Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were greeted with a chorus of boos loud enough to rise above the prerace jets, engine revs, and thunderous music. Does this mean President Obama won't sweep the NASCAR demographic?



Obama and Biden were invited to the race to talk up their Joining Forces campaign, which helps returning military vets from Iraq and Afghanistan.

To their credit, the Homestead crowd did remember to cheer for Army Sgt. Andrew Barry, a wounded Iraq vet. (Good thing he wasn't a gay soldier, though!)

As you can hear around the 1:40 mark above, the crowd lets Obama and Biden have it before they join Barry in yelling, "Gentlemen, start your engines!"

The reception is already being played up around the blogosphere as proof positive of "America's poisonous partisanship." Even less shocking, the event led to a rash of "racist comments" at Fox Nation, the Examiner reports.

Sorry if we hold our gasps for all of this -- inviting a sitting Dem's wife to NASCAR is like bringing Pat Robertson to sing the National Anthem at the local LGBT conference (which we would pay money to see, actually).

By the by, some car racing went down in Homestead after the kerfluffle. Tony Stewart won the race to snag the championship trophy.

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Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Hardly shocking, but shameful behavior. Come on they were there representing a veterans organization (no matter how long these ladies may have been involved with the program) and kids were up on stage...

Shana5689
Shana5689

shameful.  In front of kids no less.  Disgusting.

Dmcginity
Dmcginity

I could barely hear much booing. But its simple. Let George Bush be invited to open up the Oscars in Hollywood, and they would probably murder him much less have a mattering of boos. People upset with this mild booing of Obama need to get a life and quit fainting and soiling themselves over nothing.

Caeser_Palache
Caeser_Palache

So, let me get this straight:  Nascar equals hate but if this was Liberty City and they booed Laura Bush, Free Speech? 

seep
seep

Did you expect civility and decorum?  They're rednecks!

J_zangie
J_zangie

  Those people who booed are a DISGRACE to AMERICA and it's VETERANS, That was IGNORANCE at it's best. People it's UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL. Not just words any many have lost thier lives for this. These people put a stain on this sport also.

Walt O
Walt O

I’m an Army Veteran, and a Navy family member of 18 years. Did you know that the military still has a draft? Today’s draftees are military children. They didn’t volunteer for it, they don’t get to experience the pride, camaraderie and esprit de corps of serving but they experience all the anxiety and difficulties of deployments and PCS moves.

The First Lady, has made military families a signature issue. She has helped raise awareness and has been a tireless advocate. To show her such disrespect is Unamerican. The Right has lost it’s moral bearings – and I have no problem indicting the entire Right because of the appalling lack of reason and decency coming from those quarters. These people in Homestead are just aping the vitriol they hear spewing from Fox News, AM Radio, and the endless campaign.

I think it’s time for the military to take a hard look at use of tax dollars to underwrite NASCAR. You want to get together on a Sunday and act like  ignorant unAmerican rabble? Do it on your own dime.Sign this petition to put  NASCAR on a diet:http://www.change.org/petition...

Llevar62
Llevar62

People are so stupid. It was not about politics, it was about veterans and they ruined it for us veterans. What assholes!! Trashy folks who booed.

rascal
rascal

lol......trashy folks?.....hicks?.......i call them Great Americans!

Jose Luis Caldas
Jose Luis Caldas

American have become a nation of rude and desrespectful citizens....America you look very foolish and  cold from a distant. Fla is worst as day goes by....Sorry for all the Vets,this should have been about celebrating you ,....o course it has to be or about policicts..will never go back to your state...oh by the way already know the answer to this post...dont waist the few cell in your brain left....with hate ..

JG.Lang
JG.Lang

Yes it was about politics. The NASCAR drivers,eams and fans have been ALL about Veterans for years ....Mrs, Obama on the other hand  who pops up  at a race as her husband is in full election modemade it very clear during the election ,just how she was ashamed of our country just a few short months ago. She would show up at a dogfight if she thought it would get votes....

Pam Bowerman
Pam Bowerman

You're so stupid.  Don't pick and choose words people use.  Did you listen to the whole sentence or did you do what most hatred filled individuals do?  Get it a life!!!

Fernie B
Fernie B

oh my gosh obama is so much in  trouble Nascar fans dont like dems! who would've thought!

i just wonder what kind of retard sits there for 3 hours risking hearing loss, toxic fumes and "watching" cars going so fast you cant see whats going on.... and paying for it.

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

I just wonder what kind of retard dresses up like comic book characters on a regular basis and hangs around for hours taking part in pretend time with others.  Different strokes for different folks no?

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