Michelle Obama Booed at NASCAR

Rush Limbaugh defends fans who verbally attacked the "uppity" first lady.
2:33 | 11/22/11

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There is a controversy tonight involving NASCAR Michelle Obama and Rush Limbaugh. It began when America's first African American First Lady was booed over the weekend by a crowd of NASCAR fans and Florida. Limbaugh went on his radio program to defend the fans and attacked the First Lady with words that some are calling racially insensitive. Here's ABC's Jake Tapper. -- story. And the boos and jeers were pearl -- First Lady Michelle Obama and doctor Jill Biden. At the NASCAR race on Sunday. -- and family. First lady of the United States Michelle -- I think as they deliver the most famous words in motor sports. They were there to promote a program for military families but now -- -- of the First Lady has received more attention. Then the winner of the race. But don't worry NASCAR fans. -- Rush Limbaugh is here to defend your honor and make things worse. NASCAR people as are most people of this country. Are mature tolerant people who fully understand when their being insulted. And -- descended to. They -- a whole. That in their hearts they -- -- don't like them much worse. They understand it's a little bit but he gives them up but it. Word that means presumptuous but is loaded with racist connotations. Often used to describe African Americans who don't know their place in the view of white society. It is a high tech lynching. For uppity blacks and it is a method. That unless you kowtow. To an old order. This is what will happen to you. Jeering politicians. Whether at baseball games or other events is as American as apple pie. Whether -- President Obama. For President Bush. -- -- -- -- Why the -- President Obama himself has written that some gestures politicians make to convey values including. Visiting -- NASCAR track had become so standardized it's difficult for the public to discern between. Honest sentiment and political stage craft -- NASCAR community. But a source close to the First Lady says she was happy to stand up for military families at the NASCAR race and would happily do so again. Even with -- Jake Tapper ABC news the White House.

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