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Michelle to Serve as NASCAR Grand Marshal
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/11/11/michelle-serve-nascar-grand-marshal/ ^

Posted on 11/11/2011 9:56:22 AM PST by kcvl

The White House is dispatching Michelle Obama to serve as Grand Marshal of the Nov. 20 season-ending NASCAR Ford 400, a move that seems clearly designed to woo NASCAR voters while also burnishing the first lady’s credentials as a regular gal.

Mrs. Obama, who has incurred some bad publicity for taking luxurious jaunts to South Africa and Spain while often being photographed in expensive clothing and accoutrements, has lately been spotted shopping at Target and hanging out at the baseball park, attending the first game of the World Series.

The NASCAR appearance is billed as part of the first lady’s “Joining Forces” initiative for military families, and Mrs. Obama’s Joining Forces co-chair, “Second Lady” Dr. Jill Biden, will also serve as Grand Marshal.

The Ford 400 is held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Florida is perhaps the most critical presidential battleground state in the country.

But Mrs. Obama’s presence at one of the biggest NASCAR events of the year will surely be noticed throughout the region where the sport if popular, which includes many other critical swing states like Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri and Missouri.

Indeed, the “NASCAR vote” has taken a place alongside “soccer moms” as a coveted demographic for presidential candidates.

According to a White House statement, the NASCAR organization will itself participate in the Joining Forces initiative

As part of the season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race, NASCAR will rally its millions of fans at the speedway and online to serve military families through the holiday season by asking them to visit www.NASCAR.com/Unites and JoiningForces.gov to find service opportunities and ideas to give back to those who serve our country.

The crowd at the Ford 400 will include some 5,000 active duty and retired military personnel, according to the White House. Military families will get a BBQ lunch where Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will deliver remarks, along with NASCAR officials and drivers.


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1 posted on 11/11/2011 9:56:24 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

FU nascar.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 9:58:45 AM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: kcvl

Think she might throw out the puck for the Stanly cup?


3 posted on 11/11/2011 9:58:48 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: kcvl

What would happen if the crowd gave her a big spontaneous moon?


4 posted on 11/11/2011 9:59:46 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: kcvl

“Mrs. 0bama,if you would,ma’am...we’d be honored if you’d be the first First Lady to stand in the center of the track and wave the flag that signifies the completion of the first lap..”


5 posted on 11/11/2011 10:00:17 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: Sybeck1

Not to worry she will get a lot of flag and patriotism, that will irk her just as much.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 10:01:45 AM PST by Irenic
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To: kcvl

I’ve got to think she gets boooed.


7 posted on 11/11/2011 10:01:57 AM PST by cdga5for4
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To: muddler

Geez, don’t abuse NASCAR. They’re mostly conservatives.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 10:02:02 AM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: kcvl
She's got a heckuva ride, though ...


9 posted on 11/11/2011 10:02:06 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: muddler

It is sickening that they stick their noses in everything!

You just can’t do anything these days without one of them sticking their opinions, faces, etc. in YOUR FACE (and enough with their LECTURES)!


10 posted on 11/11/2011 10:02:35 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Irenic

Don’t forget prayer. She’ll get prayer too.


11 posted on 11/11/2011 10:02:50 AM PST by cdga5for4
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To: cdga5for4
I’ve got to think she gets boooed.

And of course the network will filter it out and replace it with applause.

12 posted on 11/11/2011 10:03:41 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: kcvl

What sticker is she going to have on her fat bumper?


13 posted on 11/11/2011 10:06:15 AM PST by boomop1
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To: kcvl

BOOOOOOOOO!


14 posted on 11/11/2011 10:06:39 AM PST by FightforFreedomCA (On the Cain Train to railroad Mitt.)
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To: kcvl

Yet another reason not to watch NASCAR...


15 posted on 11/11/2011 10:07:14 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: kcvl

Probably hoping to get booed so they can use it to bash the rednecks.


16 posted on 11/11/2011 10:09:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: boomop1

Gee wiz, I hope it’s warm that day so we can see her fabulously well-tones arms.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 10:10:31 AM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Never trust anyone who speaks in the third person.)
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Won’t everyone see this for what it is? Obvious pandering.

Mooch hanging out with the “common folks” as she looks disdainfully at the crowd... Really.


18 posted on 11/11/2011 10:11:10 AM PST by Driftwood1
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To: kcvl

WTH is the matter with Helton?


19 posted on 11/11/2011 10:11:51 AM PST by umgud
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To: kcvl

I doubt that either she or the NASCAR fans want this.


20 posted on 11/11/2011 10:13:56 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: umgud

He has turned into a Class A body oriface


21 posted on 11/11/2011 10:14:13 AM PST by cork
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To: kcvl
Kinda makes you want to throw up in your mouth. Funny how they are now trying to get their vote but the way our troops were treated when serving over in Iraq and Afghanistan.
22 posted on 11/11/2011 10:14:16 AM PST by elephant
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To: boomop1

“What sticker is she going to have on her fat bumper?”

The same one as always - black and yellow diagonal stripes with the words “Extra Wide.”


23 posted on 11/11/2011 10:15:16 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: kcvl

this should be fun to watch... the democrat “fish out of water” fake populist events that their out of touch political consultants dream up - they usually backfire.

think Dukakis in a tank or Kerry buying a hunting license..


24 posted on 11/11/2011 10:15:44 AM PST by Reverend Wright (you voted for Obama to prove you're not racist, now vote against him to prove you're not stupid...)
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To: kcvl

Classiest and best response would be for NASCAR fans to take that day off en masse. Just don’t do it! How funny would it be if it was unavoidably obvious that no one wants her pretending.


25 posted on 11/11/2011 10:16:04 AM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: Sybeck1

That would be hillarious!


26 posted on 11/11/2011 10:16:25 AM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: kcvl

Last year, the Wookie made an appeal to black skiers on the slopes of Aspen. This year NASCAR and black race drivers.

We never actually saw her skiing, just dressing up and playing make believe.


27 posted on 11/11/2011 10:18:58 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: umgud

Yes, this really pi$$es me off. Everyone catering to this repulsive mess, the fashion mags, the culture mags, she is so stylish, beautiful, fit...gag me!


28 posted on 11/11/2011 10:20:38 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: ReformationFan

Sep 02
2011

Five NASCAR Drivers Decline President Obama’s White House Invitation

President Barack Obama will honor NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and the 11 other Chase drivers from last year in a White House ceremony on Wednesday – but nearly half of the 2010 playoff contenders won’t be there.

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.”

Obama has never watched a NASCAR race in his life. He openly despises and mocks the very people who are NASCAR fans. If you want to be surrounded by Bible & Gun Clinging, red-blooded patriotic Americans, get your ass down to the oval track on Sunday. Again…not Obama’s kind of people.

Can you imagine Obama sitting in the stands at Talladega, with a Juan Pablo Montoya (you know, you just know if Obama was a NASCAR fan, he’d be Montoya fan) t-shirt and a 16 oz plastic cup full of warm Natural Light cheering as the cars screamed around the track?

Nope…neither can I.

Jeff Gluck at SB Nation has hit little girl panties in a twist over their dismissal of Obama’s invite:

http://urbangrounds.com/2011/09/obama-hates-nascar/


29 posted on 11/11/2011 10:21:00 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Will Obozo loan her a telepromter so she doesn’t screw up “Gentlemen, start your engines!”

She will be on the helicopter before the first lap.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 10:21:00 AM PST by cork
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To: kcvl

“For the first time, I can truly say that I am (NOT) proud of my NASCAR.”


31 posted on 11/11/2011 10:22:59 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: kcvl

Screw NASCAR. What a joke. Wookie power!


33 posted on 11/11/2011 10:24:47 AM PST by dforest
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To: cripplecreek
"Probably hoping to get booed"

It will be shown on all the MSM news casts-Poor first lady being booed by the racist, sexist, right-wing NASCAR fans.

Brilliant move NASCAR.(/s>)

34 posted on 11/11/2011 10:26:37 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Ask His forgiveness. Don't wait.)
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To: donhunt

If NASCAR does this, they are not mostly conservatives anymore.

Please don’t use the Penn State mentality.


35 posted on 11/11/2011 10:27:13 AM PST by dforest
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To: kcvl

NASCAR might want to revisit that decision less nobody shows up for the race. You don’t insult the Hatfield and the McCoys.


36 posted on 11/11/2011 10:27:22 AM PST by chainsaw (Sarah Palin would be my first choice. .)
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To: umgud

Jimmie Johnson, other NASCAR drivers meet with President Obama

WASHINGTON — Comparing himself to a racecar driver, President Barack Obama honored Jimmie Johnson and seven other NASCAR drivers Wednesday for their performance on and off the track. Johnson has won an unprecedented five consecutive Chase for the Sprint Cup championship titles.

The president also thanked NASCAR for supporting military families.

Jimmie Johnson gives President Obama the gloves he wore while winning the 2010 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas.

NASCAR is a sport where anything that can go wrong will go wrong at some point during the season, similar to being president,” Obama said at a brief White House appearance that was forced indoors because of rain.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2011-09-07/jimmie-johnson-other-nascar-drivers-meet-with-president-obama#ixzz1dQDvbyiU

Dan Liddy · InterAmerican San German, Puerto Rico
I hate to see NASCAR drivers lowering them selves to Obama’s level. I’d rather meet a baboon!

Jim Westerkamp · Clearwater, Florida
At least a baboon doesn’t try to impose his inept will on others.
September 7 at 10:10pm

Richard Swaffield · Top Commenter · University of Tennessee
Why does obama have to bring himself into every conversation, because he thinks it’s all about him...enough already!
September 8 at 12:08am


37 posted on 11/11/2011 10:27:54 AM PST by kcvl
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To: cdga5for4

i hope she gets booed too...purely political b.s.....nascar americans should be able to see right thru this....


38 posted on 11/11/2011 10:30:32 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: shalom aleichem

“Yes, this really pi$$es me off. Everyone catering to this repulsive mess, the fashion mags, the culture mags, she is so stylish, beautiful, fit...gag me!”

Ditto that!!!


39 posted on 11/11/2011 10:30:58 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Already posted 10 minutes earlier...

=8-)


40 posted on 11/11/2011 10:31:10 AM PST by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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Maybe we can have someone throw a hotdog on the track during the race to see how fast she could run and get it.


41 posted on 11/11/2011 10:31:35 AM PST by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: kcvl

The empty Bud Light bottles will be a-flyin’....


42 posted on 11/11/2011 10:31:55 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: kcvl

Will she stand for the National Anthem and put her right hand over her heart?


43 posted on 11/11/2011 10:32:43 AM PST by ryderann
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To: Pajamajan

Maybe not. A few years back I think it was ABC that planted some fake muslims at race tracks hoping to come away with evidence of bigotry but people just ignored them.

I suspect people didn’t ignore the muzzies as much as it appeared. They didn’t face any harassment though.


44 posted on 11/11/2011 10:33:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: kcvl

What NASCAR fans should do is not go to their races.

State that they will not go because they are not interested in political theater.


45 posted on 11/11/2011 10:33:46 AM PST by dforest
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To: kcvl

What do you expect from a sport where all the participants only turn “left”........LOL


46 posted on 11/11/2011 10:34:40 AM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: umgud
Best guess is that it was a call from the White House.

Worst case is that he's fallen into the trap of thinking he's not alienating the NASCAR fan base by chasing after the "I heart Muchelle" crowd's potential NASACAR fan base overlap.

47 posted on 11/11/2011 10:34:49 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: kcvl

They got Michelle because the HMFIC is out of town.

With a little effort maybe they could get Rosie to sing the Star Spangled banner.


48 posted on 11/11/2011 10:36:05 AM PST by Venturer
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To: chainsaw

NASCAR
PO Box 2875
Daytona Beach, FL 32120

Suggestions
Please email fanfeedback@nascar.com


49 posted on 11/11/2011 10:36:40 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
The mooshelle pace car............... Photobucket
50 posted on 11/11/2011 10:37:24 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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