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First Lady along with Joe Biden's wife booed at Nascar event, classless? Or typical?

Asked by whitetigress (3129points) November 21st, 2011

How do you feel about the First Lady and Joe Biden’s wife being booed at a Nascar event that was a day for children? What does this reveal about that crowd?

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filmfann's avatar

That Nascar enthusiasts are largely rednecks would not be found on the front page.

Haleth's avatar

Classless and typical?

Blackberry's avatar

They should have known not to go there. They might as well have shown up at a Tea Party rally.

Seek's avatar

I was watching that race. While the cheering wasn’t nearly as loud as it was for R.Lee Ermey, there was definite cheering, and I noticed no booing. And I was waiting for it.

bkcunningham's avatar

It was a NASCAR day to honor military families. Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Biden were there to draw support for Obama’s Joint Forces program. NASCAR donated 5,000 race tickets to military families. It was a failed campaign stop. Let’s face it, neither Obama or Biden would have been there if their PR people didn’t think there was something in it for them politically. If people booed the pair; they were expressing their free speech. Perhaps classless in some peoples’ eyes, but free speech nonetheless.

Judi's avatar

And what about the disabled vetran who was with them? They were all booed.

marinelife's avatar

Totally classless.

Linda_Owl's avatar

It was an ultra-conservative crowd (basically a republican & tea party audience), not the best audience for the First Lady & Mrs. Biden. However, I would have expected a little more class than actually booing them, especially since they had a disabled veteran with them.

bkcunningham's avatar

Seriously, @Linda_Owl, how do you know the crowd at the Homestead Miami Speedway were “ultra-conservative…(basically a republican and tea party audience)”?

whitetigress's avatar

@Linda_Owl But what does Conservatism have to do with it. I’m just sick of living in a, you’re a Democrat or Republican, and only within the party you are in, should things make sense. Wake up people.

Blackberry's avatar

@whitetigress Disregarding their highly predictable ideology, what would be a valid reason to boo them? I would at least understand if it was Obama or Biden, but their wives? What have they done? Well, besides taking our freedoms because they want our children to not be fat.

wundayatta's avatar

I think that is was probably rude, but it was probably a sincere expression of feelings. Rightly or wrongly, the administration gets blamed for the recession, and I’m sure there are some NASCAR enthusiasts who think that if the current group can’t get it done, let’s kick them out and see if the other guy can get it done. I suppose that counts for sophisticated thinking in some circles.

Then again, there seem to be far too many smart people who believe that their reasons for opposing the current administration somehow are good arguments. If smart people can go so wrong, it is hardly surprising that the NASCAR crowd can both act like boors and think like boars.

perspicacious's avatar

It reveals that crowd doesn’t like those two or their husbands. I’m sure the suspicion that those two are hardly NASCAR fans was thick as hell.

zenvelo's avatar

Well, Rush said today that it was because Michelle Obama is “uppity”. I think it is because NASCAR fans don’t like “uppity” persons, that’s why she was booed.

Blackberry's avatar

@zenvelo She wears fancy clothes, has degrees and probably believes that evolution nonsense.

whitetigress's avatar

@zenvelo Ugh, I’m so sick of racist, prejudice mother ******ers.

augustlan's avatar

@zenvelo Did Rush really use the word “uppity” in regards to our black first lady? That boggles my mind. So racist.

ucme's avatar

They’re a sandwich short of a picnic?

rts486's avatar

Yes, classless and typical, but no more so than when Bush was booed when he went someplace.

LostInParadise's avatar

Funny how the same people who said that we should not poke fun of Bush because we should respect the office have no problem acting rudely when someone who is not one of their own gets elected.

zenvelo's avatar

@LostInParadise Nobody ever booed Laura Bush. This wasn’t the President, it was the First Lady.

augustlan's avatar

@zenvelo What an asshat Rush is. :/

rts486's avatar

@zenvelo here is one case of somebody heckling Laura Bush I found in two seconds.,2933,352498,00.html

While I believe Bush and Obama are fair game, I also believe their families are off limits, especially when they are trying to promote something good.

Funny how the same people who said that we should not poke fun of Obama because we should respect the office have no problem acting rudely when someone who is not one of their own gets elected.

bkcunningham's avatar

I don’t understand the point it makes whether or not Laura Bush or Lynne Cheney were heckled, but here’s what I found.

HAMILTON, New Jersey (CNN)—The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq was arrested Thursday after interrupting a campaign speech by first lady Laura Bush. As police hauled her away, she shouted, “Police brutality.”

Laura Bush, the US first lady, was heckled as she visited a flashpoint shrine in Jerusalem which is holy to both Muslims and Jews and is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A frequent Bush administration talking point in defense of the “war on terror” is claiming that United States has not been attacked since 9/11.

Yesterday, Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Cheney, reiterated this point on The Daily Show, claiming that terrorists regularly struck between 1993 and 2001 but not since 9/11. “It’s been more than six years. And that is not an accident. … There were many attacks between 1993 and the World Trade Centers coming down in 2001,” Cheney said.

Stewart rebutted Cheney’s claim by listing off the many terrorist attacks around the world since 9/11:

I mean, there was the anthrax thing. … [Terrorists] have been doing that all these past six years. The Spanish bombings, the English bombings, and then all the bombs in Iraq.

Cheney replied that attacks on other countries were not relevant to the discussion: “Yes, yes. But we’re talking about American interests.” The audience booed Cheney’s remarks. An incredulous Stewart responded, “Aren’t we interested in [attacks on those countries]? I’d assumed they were our allies.”

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