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Disrespect Of The First Lady At A NASCAR Race...

Updated on September 13, 2015
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Disrespect Of The First Lady At A NASCAR Race...

As an avid fan of NASCAR, I returned from my church on Sunday and caught the racing late, even though there was a rain delay. I am told by subsequent reports that during the opening ceremony of NASCAR’s final race, the First Lady, Michele Obama, and the Vice-President’s wife, Doctor Biden, were apparently booed by many attending the race. This booing of those ladies is a testament that boorish behavior once relegated to the Far-Left (emphasis added on Far-Left) is being emulated by the regular folks and that is not ‘good.’ The booing of the First Lady is even more disgusting because she and the Vice-President’s wife were there to honor the military; and no matter how we may disagree with their spouses politics, those ladies should have been paid the utmost of respect. It does not matter if the First Lady and the Vice-President respective wives are Republican or Democrat - this is of no import, but the respect should be inherent in light of their husbands' positions....

Yes, it is the folks who attended the NASCAR race Constitutional Right to bring out the Boo-birds, but these ladies were the wives of our leaders that were duly elected under the rules of our fair Republic. What is next - or we going to go after the children of our elected officials too? I forgot... some Far-Left loons have done just this by going after Governor Sarah Palin’s children. I witnessed similar disrespectful 'bad' behavior when President Bush attended the funeral of Coretta Scott King, MLK’s widow, down in Georgia.… President Bush, along with wife, Laura, sat at the front row of the funeral… while countless Civil Rights leaders and President Jimmy Carter berated President Bush. It must be noted that the only dignitary that spoke out about President Bush’s despicable treatment, if I recalled correctly, was Ambassador Andrew Young.

Those of us who are cynical may say, ‘well, the First Lady chose the event to garner some of the coattails that come, if any, from supporting our military - but it should not have warranted the disrespect displayed. Silence would have been even better when the First Lady’s name was introduced or polite clapping would have sufficed too, but boos…. We must remember the Bible’s admonition… to give honor to whom honor is due. I am almost certain that if the First Lady and Dr. Biden had refused to attend the ceremony, that honored the soldiers, ‘political hay’ would have been made out of their refusal. I supposed that the First Lady and her advisory team must have known that ‘booing’ might have happened… in light of the dire effects of the President’s economic policies have had so far... but the First Lady and her advisors may have calculated wrongly that the troops' honor would have prevented such unbecoming behavior too.

There are increasing dark forces attacking the American way of life and behaviors once thought to be borne of the fringes of our society are profusely bleeding over into ‘normal’ life. And, yes, the disrespect of the spouses of both the President and Vice-President wives is but a symptom of the pandemic of boorish behavior that is infecting the macro-society. To borrow a couplet from one of Bob Dylan’s recent songs, ‘It aint dark yet, but it’s getting there….’


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    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you and moreover supporting descency....

    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks and, as I said in the blog, it had nothing to do with politics - it was both rrespect outsides the confines of politics and was about the troops.

    • Keith Matyi profile image

      Keith Matyi 

      6 years ago from Denton, TX

      I watched the whole race (TONY!) and I thought I heard booing as they introduced the first and second ladies of the U.S. I was proud that they were there and are doing something for the troops!

    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      6 years ago from New York

      well said - having to hear all sides is our price for freedom of speech, even speech that is disrespectful.

    • greatparenting profile image

      greatparenting 

      6 years ago from philadelphia, pa and corolla, nc

      It is a shame and somewhat embarrassing for all America when our dirty laundry of disrespect is aired for all to see, but, our freedom of speech allows all sides of public speech so in a way, we're just doing what we do best. We take the bad with the good. I think these two amazing women do understand that concept.

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