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Obama agenda: Boos at Homestead

“Michelle Obama yesterday got a mixed reception at NASCAR’s season finale in Homestead, Fla. — where the drivers applauded her, but the crowd booed,” the New York Post writes. She was there with Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, to honor the military. They got a standing ovation when Obama told the drivers in a prerace speech that NASCAR has been ‘amazing in terms of its support, not just today but every day, for military families.’ But later, when the first lady announced to the drivers, ‘Gentlemen, start your engines,’ fans booed.”

The Hill also picks up on it: “First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, were booed Sunday as they served as ceremonial Grand Marshals before the start of the Ford 400 NASCAR race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. The pair was at the NASCAR event to promote the Joining Forces initiative, a program championed by the First Lady to help veterans returning home from wars in the Middle East.”