Bucking the trend of media condemnation, on his Monday show, radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested that when NASCAR fans booed the first lady at the Ford 400 in Florida on Sunday, it was justified and deserved. According to Limbaugh, it was rebuke of some of the policies the Obamas have promoted while in the White House.
“Bottom line: We don’t like being told what to eat,” Limbaugh said. “We don’t like being told how much to exercise. We don’t like being told what we’ve got to drive. We don’t like wasting money. We don’t like our economy being bankrupted. We don’t like 14 percent unemployment. The question is, what is there to cheer for when Ms. Obama and Ms. Biden show up?”
Limbaugh praised the attendees of the NASCAR race for recognizing they are “being insulted and condescended to.”
“NASCAR people — as are most people in this country — are mature, tolerant people who fully understand when they’re being insulted and condescended to,” he said. “And they remember being called bitter clingers. They know that in their hearts, the Obamas don’t like them. We’ve taken notice of this.”
Limbaugh added that they also recognized some of the excesses of the first lady, and label it “uppity-ism.”
“I’ll tell you something else — we don’t like paying millions of dollars for Mrs. Obama’s vacations,” he said. “The NASCAR crowd doesn’t quite understand why, when the husband and the wife are going the same place, the first lady has to take her own Boeing 757 with family and kids and hangers-on four hours earlier than her husband, who will be on his 747. NASCAR people understand that’s a little bit of a waste. They understand it is a little bit of uppity-ism. First ladies have not been known to hop their own 757s four hours ahead of their husband when they’re going the same place.”