The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons Barack Obama Is Bringing NASCAR To The White House Today by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday August 19, 2009

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Top Ten Reasons Barack Obama Is Bringing NASCAR To The White House Today

Frontstretch Top Ten · Jeff Meyer · Wednesday August 19, 2009


10. Now that he has saved the rest of the country, he figured he’d work on NASCAR.

Man, can you believe that guy thought we were related to George W.?!

9. Wanted to make sure the government bailout money given to the auto industry was going to good use.

8. Got a kick out of creating “scheduling conflicts” for Kyle Busch so he couldn’t attend, mistakenly thinking he was another son of George.

7. Advisers told him it would help his numbers with the over 30, white male crowd.

6. Wants to negotiate a deal for the government to buy/bailout NASCAR and ISC.

5. Nothing else for “the most powerful man in the free world” to do on a lazy Wednesday afternoon.

4. It’s all a PR stunt to announce his new “Cash for Crashed CoTs” program to help struggling teams in these trying economic times.

3. He is thinking about putting in a go-kart track on the south lawn and wanted some advice on the design.

2. Figures these guys all drink Brian France’s Kool-Aid, so they might as well drink his too and help promote the new health care plan … whatever it is.

1. He wants to be the new token, er … poster child for NASCAR’s diversity program!

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08/19/2009 07:51 AM

11. Wanted to find out what kind of health care they had at the track!

Mike in Floyd Va
08/19/2009 07:58 AM

12. Wants to use the hot air generated by NA$CAR’s leadership to power wind turbines to produce electrity which would solve the nation’s energy crisis.

08/19/2009 10:12 AM

I usually expect this kind of column from you. But this time you have gone overboard by taking on the President of this country. If you don’t like him, that’s fine, but remember he was voted in by the same people who read your column. You have made yourself look small and petty.

08/19/2009 11:54 AM



jamie mckimm
08/19/2009 12:13 PM

Don’t worry Jeff I think alot of people feel the same way you do! I wouldn’t waste my time going if I were any of these drivers!

08/19/2009 12:15 PM

Jeff, I thought it was funny (especially #4)maybe because I read it as it was written; as humor, not as a slam towards our President or this country. People today and their over zealousness at being PC .. get over it!!! Since when is the President of the U.S. off limits to being made fun of? Late night tv and every bar I’ve been to for a beer has fun with him and his position. Loosen up folks!

Kevin in SoCal
08/19/2009 12:27 PM

I wonder if Ginger and other people who dont like Obama-bashing were the same ones calling for George Bush to be impeached and removed from office? Hrm… Respect the president indeed.
Also, most NASCAR watchers are conservative, and would not have voted for Obama, so I doubt Jeff is going to lose many fans. Then again, he doesnt have many fans to lose in the first place! :) LOL

Joe W.
08/19/2009 01:08 PM

These comments display exactly why politics should be kept out of not only Nascar, but all sports. Kevin’s point is valid about respect for the president, however the same conservatives who said respect the president when Busch was in office are giving the same dissrespect to Obama now and to Clinton before. So you see respect only seems to be a one way street in politics. Only for the party someone supports. That is the way it is. I think everyone should respect the office whoever is in office, even if you don’t like them. But a little humor never hurt anyone. The reason to leave politics out of sports is because we argue enough over the sport and the competitors never mind adding in another element.

Jack Fisher
08/19/2009 01:48 PM

Dear Leader secretly is tired of the green, four cylinder hybrid toys and wants to remember what it was like to be around gas guzzling muscle cars.

08/19/2009 02:15 PM

“Now that he has saved the rest of the country, he figured he’d work on NASCAR.”

Yeah, right. If his health care plan goes thru we can kiss this country goodbye

08/19/2009 02:17 PM

“Figures these guys all drink Brian France’s Kool-Aid….”

Yeah, like the media drink the Obama Kool-Aid.

08/19/2009 02:49 PM

I am hoping one of these guys tells Obama what conservatives think of his stimulus, bailout, and healthcare bills. Get out of my wallet and out of my backyard.

Jeff Meyer
08/19/2009 06:39 PM

Ginger wrote: “You have made yourself look small and petty.”

Thats better than ‘small and pretty!’

Besides, FS is working on a deal to have the top ten sponsored by ExtenZe….then I can be large and petty, so no worries here!

08/19/2009 07:39 PM


Mary Anne is much hotter.

08/19/2009 09:16 PM

i didn’t vote him in

08/20/2009 09:03 AM

People it doesn’t matter if you voted for him or not. He is the leader of the USA and is trying to clean up the mess that Bush and Chenny left us in. Also I beleive that the president is trying to get the insurance company to lower the cost of buying health insurance so all people can afford it. thanks for letting me rant.

08/20/2009 11:09 AM

I thought it was just the PC crowd complaining Jeff, but after Susan’s comment, I see its also the ignorant PC crowd.
Kevin in SoCal – don’t be so hard on Jeff, there’s a few fans by the looks of the comments. Very funny though :)


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