Skip to comments.Obama to Honor 11 NASCAR Drivers, Five Decline
Posted on 09/02/2011 12:03:01 PM PDT by Freemarkets101
Apparently Obama plans to honor NASCAR playoff champion Jimmie Johnson and 11 other drivers in a White House ceremony next week, but five of the 2010 playoff contenders are skipping out. Ouch.
"(SB Nation) NASCAR said Thursday that five drivers Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart will not be attending the White House visit due to schedule conflicts.
They must be very busy people. Regardless of ones political views, the president is still the president and an opportunity to speak with the leader of the free world is a rare and special one.
Youd think whatever photo shoots or sponsor appearances these drivers have lined up on Wednesday afternoon if thats indeed the reason could be rescheduled. After all, this is the President of the United States were talking about here.
For a sport that prides itself on patriotism, having so many drivers turn down the presidents invitation simply seems strange.
Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth will attend."
When the President is going after NASCAR drivers you know he is desperate for votes. After all, which demographics holds the majority of NASCAR fans? Midwest, gun-toting white men - the voter base President Obama doesn't like, but has to pretend to like to win another term.
So I think we all know what happens next: "Those white bigoted racists are too good to shake hands with a black president?" Yes Mr. Sharpton and Mr. Jackson, just as racist as you would be if you declined such an offer from good old George W.
I recently had the opportunity to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner. I refused. I would never want to have to tell my children and one day grandchildren that I entered the White House while that man was desecrating it with his Marxist assault on America.
“They must be very busy people. Regardless of ones political views, the president is still the president”
BULLSH!T! He is NOT my president... and he never will be!
“... and an opportunity to speak with the leader of the free world is a rare and special one. “
But, indeed, they wouldn’t be speaking to a leader, so why go?
Have the ‘rats caled them racist yet?
Obama is President of liberal elites.
Oh, Please, I wouldn't cross the street to be in the same room with this skinny phony . . . He'd probably show up on his girls' bike! Until this pipsqueak phony gets out of our White House, there'd be no reason to go there.
Time for another beer summit??
You go, Dudes! Good on ya!
As a compromise, our guys could pretend to go to the White House
Maybe they have a tee time on Martha’s Vineyard.
I had a chance for an insider’s tour of the White House in 1999 but I refused for much the same reasons, even though the occupant was not there that evening. My brother went. His standards aren’t as high.
I have no interest in NASCAR but I’m going to try to remember those 5 names and cheer for them.
Why should they, or attendees of the Republican debate have to reschedule for dumbo? He ain't the king, after all.
Seems to me that these five drivers are on the Right Track. I'll be cheering them on this season!
Rare, maybe. As to whether it is 'special', I'd say that's entirely a metter of personal opinion.
Two words: "Resume Stain"
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