A lot of Republicans (and a Democrat or two) have had some good fun with the Democrats’ notion that NASCAR fans are a bunch of hicks who have all sorts of communicable diseases
“Democrats should know that there is no preventive measure yet designed to ward off the blue-collar values and patriotism that NASCAR fans represent,” said Linda Daves, the chairwoman of the North Carolina Republican Party. “If they aren’t careful, they just might catch some of it.”
Republican Rep. Tim Walberg, whose district includes the Michigan International Speedway, said Democrats must not understand the term “rubbin’ is racing.”
“To suggest that vaccines are needed to attend NASCAR races is insulting to millions of hardworking Americans who love their country and the smell of burnt rubber,” he said.
Republicans said the suggestion of vaccines usually recommended for travel to Third World countries showed that the Democrats were out of touch with real Americans.
“While red-blooded, patriotic Americans were packing their coolers and gathering their families in preparation for attending last week’s race at Talladega, a leading Democrat was advising staff to get immunized,” said a news release by the National Republican Congressional Committee titled “Talladega Frights: Democrats Allergic to NASCAR Nation.”
“If anything, it’s the NASCAR fans who should get immunized against Washington officials, not the other way around,” said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.
Labels: Culture Wars, Democratic Party, Democrats, NASCAR