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Obama to Honor 11 NASCAR Drivers, Five Decline
Brian Koenig ^ | 9/2/11 | Brian Koenig

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 one’s 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.

You’d think whatever photo shoots or sponsor appearances these drivers have lined up on Wednesday afternoon — if that’s indeed the reason — could be rescheduled. After all, this is the President of the United States we’re talking about here.

For a sport that prides itself on patriotism, having so many drivers turn down the president’s 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.

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1 posted on 09/02/2011 12:03:05 PM PDT by Freemarkets101
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To: Freemarkets101

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.


2 posted on 09/02/2011 12:05:20 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Nachum

Ping


3 posted on 09/02/2011 12:05:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Freemarkets101

“They must be very busy people. Regardless of one’s political views, the president is still the president”

BULLSH!T! He is NOT my president... and he never will be!

LLS


4 posted on 09/02/2011 12:07:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Freemarkets101

“...— 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?


5 posted on 09/02/2011 12:08:03 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Freemarkets101

Have the ‘rats caled them racist yet?


6 posted on 09/02/2011 12:08:39 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Freemarkets101

Obama is President of liberal elites.


7 posted on 09/02/2011 12:08:41 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Freemarkets101
an opportunity to speak with the leader of the free world is a rare and special one.

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.

8 posted on 09/02/2011 12:08:57 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Freemarkets101
Some photo op's are best avoided, but these guys have guts, I'll give 'em that.


9 posted on 09/02/2011 12:09:19 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Freemarkets101

Time for another beer summit??


10 posted on 09/02/2011 12:09:37 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Exercise your right to arm bears.)
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To: Freemarkets101
Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart refused to be props for Mister Obama.

You go, Dudes! Good on ya!

.

11 posted on 09/02/2011 12:10:23 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Freemarkets101
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.

As a compromise, our guys could pretend to go to the White House

12 posted on 09/02/2011 12:10:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Freemarkets101

Maybe they have a tee time on Martha’s Vineyard.


13 posted on 09/02/2011 12:10:37 PM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

BTTT


14 posted on 09/02/2011 12:11:21 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Freemarkets101
Not that I ever would be, but I am already 100% certain that I would have a "scheduling conflict" which rendered me unable to attend any event to which I was invited by this president.
15 posted on 09/02/2011 12:11:54 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Freemarkets101
...five of the 2010 playoff contenders are skipping out

"I want their tax returns on my desk!"


16 posted on 09/02/2011 12:12:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: hampdenkid

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.


17 posted on 09/02/2011 12:12:56 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: Freemarkets101
You’d think whatever photo shoots or sponsor appearances these drivers have lined up on Wednesday afternoon — if that’s indeed the reason — could be rescheduled. After all, this is the President of the United States we’re talking about here.

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!

18 posted on 09/02/2011 12:13:05 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: Freemarkets101
...an opportunity to speak with the leader of the free world is a rare and special one.

Rare, maybe. As to whether it is 'special', I'd say that's entirely a metter of personal opinion.

19 posted on 09/02/2011 12:13:25 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Freemarkets101
For a sport that prides itself on patriotism, having so many drivers turn down the president’s invitation simply seems strange.

Two words: "Resume Stain"

20 posted on 09/02/2011 12:13:28 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Freemarkets101
It would be so much better if they were all extremely “busy” and unable to attend.
21 posted on 09/02/2011 12:14:16 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Freemarkets101

Of course Johnson and Gordon will go. Their boss was pardoned by Obama’s Sec. of State’s husband.


22 posted on 09/02/2011 12:15:35 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Freemarkets101
A friend of mine was in a small restaurant that Bill Clinton ended up having dinner in. They closed it off to the public, but people already inside were allowed to stay. He was able to briefly meet the president and shook his hand.

I told him at the time that presented with that situation I would have REFUSED to shake Clinton's hand.

I would refuse today to shake Barack Obama’s hand. Not because he is Black, but because of his policies and beliefs which are totally opposite of my own. Just like Bill Clinton.

When I was in High School, I did shake Bobby Kennedy's hand. I was young and didn't know any better.

23 posted on 09/02/2011 12:16:44 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Freemarkets101

Good, NONE of them should attend.


24 posted on 09/02/2011 12:17:26 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Freemarkets101

They must be very busy people. Regardless of one’s political views, the president is still the president

Horsecrap. This man acts no more presidential than I do.

He is using them as props to try to appeal to the good ole boys...as such, they have every right to refuse to be a party to it. Good for them.


25 posted on 09/02/2011 12:18:18 PM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: cuban leaf

One can only imagine what the “man with the armband” was thinking when this photo was taken.


26 posted on 09/02/2011 12:19:27 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Freemarkets101
I'm disappointed at who is going...

am I over the edge?.....probably..

27 posted on 09/02/2011 12:20:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: faucetman

I shook Ronald Reagan’s hand in 1976. It’s probably about time to wash it.


28 posted on 09/02/2011 12:21:35 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: Da Coyote
Reminds me of the old hillbilly sayin';

"Why should I vote, the people who run thangs ain't on them ballots"

I would like the well dressed whores who parade around as candidates have to wear NASCAR like suits full of decals naming their pimps.

29 posted on 09/02/2011 12:22:07 PM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: Freemarkets101

Remember the NASCAR junket the DNC tried to hold? The one where the memo was leaked about needing inoculations to go to the race?
Desperate indeed..


30 posted on 09/02/2011 12:22:24 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Sauron/Saruman 2012; it couldn't be any worse..)
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To: oh8eleven
—One can only imagine what the “man with the armband” was thinking when this photo was taken.—

The important thing to remember is that he was not the monster we know when that picture was taken - at least, evidence was scant and likely not to be believed by most.

People forget that even Caligula was a cute little baby at one time.

31 posted on 09/02/2011 12:24:12 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Freemarkets101

Another example of the slow slow slow Obama team. When did Jimmy Johnson win his 5th Sprint cup? Last November! O’s a little backed up from vacations I guess. Anybody that turns down an Obama invitation has my admiration though.


32 posted on 09/02/2011 12:24:58 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: faucetman
I shook Robert Kennedy's hand too....sort of...he was reaching out to a lot of kids and I'm sure our hands at least grazed....LOL

you know, there was a time that everyone at least respected certain people....like teachers...you always respected teachers....the teacher was always right and you know your parents would side with the teacher...

and police....used to be all cops were looked up to as heros....now, we question them...and they do deserve to be questioned...

democrats used to at least have a modicum of integrity and earned respect...they at least tried to represent the little people...the workers...the soldier....

but now what do we have?....

33 posted on 09/02/2011 12:25:35 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Freemarkets101
Obama plans to honor NASCAR playoff champion Jimmie Johnson and 11 other drivers

"playoff"?
WTF?

NASCAR is probably the wrong sport for this A-hole to go kissing up to for votes.

And why should they give dumb excuses? "Scheduling" - Sheeesh.
Just say, "I wouldn't shake that man's hand with a gun to my head" and be done..

34 posted on 09/02/2011 12:27:00 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: COBOL2Java
That picture reminds me of one the most damning "picture worht a thousand words" that I have ever seen. I just got it in email this week:


35 posted on 09/02/2011 12:28:27 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Seaplaner

The most patriotic thing they could have done, and they did it. Good for them!

The only one authorized by the Constitution (20th Amendment) to “act as President” at this point is (maybe) Joe Biden - and that’s only if the electoral vote certification is still legally valid even though it didn’t fulfill the legal requirements since Dick Cheney did not ask if there were any objections to the states’ electoral votes.


36 posted on 09/02/2011 12:28:46 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Freemarkets101

“For a sport that prides itself on patriotism,”

They did the right thing!


37 posted on 09/02/2011 12:29:32 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: randog

—For a sport that prides itself on patriotism, having so many drivers turn down the president’s invitation simply seems strange.—

I would say the exact opposite:

For a sport that prides itself on patriotism, having so many drivers **accept** the president’s invitation simply seems strange.


38 posted on 09/02/2011 12:30:38 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: GOPJ

Pretend to go to the White House to visit a pretend President...

Sounds like Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac - turning pretend mortgages into pretend stock shares to be bought and sold with pretend, fiat money.

Lotta pretending going on these days.


39 posted on 09/02/2011 12:31:03 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Freemarkets101
When Brian France is done with NASCAR, there won't be a conservative on either side of the catch-fence. He and Zero both share a fetish for destroying traditions and having them rebuilt in their own image.
40 posted on 09/02/2011 12:33:05 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (If you don't vote for the best candidate, you're no different than a draft-dodger.)
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To: Freemarkets101

Regardless of one’s political views, the president is still the president

Matter of opinion.
Many believe he is the resident not President
Many see him as destroying America.
But we still have the freedom to choose our associations in America.................


41 posted on 09/02/2011 12:33:43 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Freemarkets101

The five “delinee’s” have moved to the top of my NASCAR favorite drivers. I suspect that the old timers (like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt Sr., etc.) would not attend an event held by a Kenyan/Indonesian Usurper Socialist Dictator, either.


42 posted on 09/02/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Freemarkets101

The blogger can’t count. There are 12 who were invited.


43 posted on 09/02/2011 12:37:25 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Freemarkets101
If I didn't have a scheduling conflict, I would schedule a root-canal on my favorite tooth before would meet him.

Didn't Jeff Burton consider running for congress as a democrat?

44 posted on 09/02/2011 12:38:37 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: 1raider1

The Jack Roush & the boys did a lot of appearances in the midwest supporting Bush in 04.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1249886/posts


45 posted on 09/02/2011 12:40:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Seaplaner

I haven’t picked a new favorite since Davey Allison died....looks like I might have a list to choose from.


46 posted on 09/02/2011 12:45:24 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org/)
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To: nascarnation

Does Jack Roush owe anything to George Bush for a pardon the way Rick Hendrick is beholden to Bill Clinton?


47 posted on 09/02/2011 12:46:04 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Freemarkets101
Regardless of one’s political views, the president is still the president

There have been presidents from both parties that I found disappointing, to put it mildly. There have been presidents from both parties whom I considered a disgrace to the office. Obama is the first occupant of our White House who crosses the line so that I will not refer to him by any job title higher than "former junior US Senator from Illinois" or "community-organizer-in-chief". The communist thug in our White House is a disgrace to the Democrat Party, which I would not have thought possible considering the phenomenally low standards set by so many of today's Dems.

The bottom line: "the president is still the president" but is the drug-addled bigot in our White House deserving of the title he has claimed after SEIU counted votes from his dead and fictional supporters and screened out votes from the real Americans who wanted a qualified American to lead America?

48 posted on 09/02/2011 12:47:49 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: 1raider1

AFAIK Jack has never been convicted of any crimes.


49 posted on 09/02/2011 12:47:59 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Freemarkets101

(as likely to be reported by CNN)...in other news, Obama is basking in his 69% approval rate among NASCAR drivers.


50 posted on 09/02/2011 12:49:11 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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