Why Was First Lady Booed? She's 'Uppity': Limbaugh

'We don't like to be told what to eat,' Rush snipes at 'Moochelle'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Suggested by kokuaguy
Posted Nov 22, 2011 2:30 AM CST
Updated Nov 22, 2011 5:06 AM CST
Limbaugh: First Lady Was Booed Cuz She's 'Uppity'
First lady Michelle Obama watches the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday after being booed.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Rush Limbaugh once again has chosen his words for ultimate explosive effect, explaining that NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama—whom he referred to as "Moochelle"—because they're sick of her "uppityism." We "don’t like paying millions of dollars for Mrs. Obama’s vacations," he groused on his radio program yesterday. "The NASCAR crowd doesn’t understand why when the husband and the wife are going to the same place, the first lady has to take her own Boeing 757 four hours earlier than her husband. They understand it’s a little bit of uppity-ism," he said.

Besides, he added, they don't like to be lectured by the Obamas about eating good food and exercising. "We don’t like being told what to eat; 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," he snorted. Boos erupted among the cheers when the First Lady and Jill Biden were introduced at a weekend NASCAR event. They were appearing as part of a campaign to support veterans. Michelle Obama's spokeswoman shrugged off the incident yesterday, notes ABC News. "Mrs. Obama was proud to join NASCAR in recognizing our nation’s veterans and military families to raise awareness of this important issue for all Americans," said Kristina Schake. (More Michelle Obama stories.)

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