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The NASCAR season opens Sunday, Valentine’s Day with the big race in Daytona.
Conservative columnist S.E. Cupp writes in the February edition of Townhall Magazine (not online), “Dems, Start Your Engines.” Here’s an excerpt:
Like Daytona, called the “Great American Race, “NASCAR is, quite simply, the great American way. It speaks not only to our passion for speed, competition and face-in-the-mud grit, but more importantly to our rugged sense of independence and self reliance.
After a year when the political Left has insisted that it knows what’s best for us, embarking on an unstoppable march toward the expansion of government, nothing is quite the salve like NASCAR. If certain Democrats want any chance of re-election later this year, they should take a few pointers from the boys (and girl, this year) on the track.
See, NASCAR would never tell you that your values don’t matter. Whereas President Obama insists we’re a nation of non-believers and apologizes to the rest of the world for American exceptionalism, NASCAR appreciates that God and country, above all else, drive the American ethos. With pre-race prayer and military fly-overs, NASCAR would never bitterly accuse you of clinging to guns and religion.
And NASCAR would never tell you that it’s smarter than you. Democrats have long insisted on their intellectual superiority, scoffing that you are merely a bunch of rubes, driven by natives, racism, and stupidity. Only they can understand the complexities of health care, the economy, and war, and when you protest their profligate spending and back-room deals, they’ll just call you names, like “teabaggers.” NASCAR won’t make fun of your accent, ask you what you read or tell you your college wasn’t good enough.
And NASCAR would never tell you that it’s better than you. While Senate democrats try to opt out of the very policies they are inflicting on you, and Barbara Boxer insists a brigadier general call her “senator” instead of “ma’am” NASCAR insists on first-name familiarity – you will call your driver Tony, Dale, Jimmie and Jeff. There’s no elitism here. You can watch the race in a luxury box if you want- but a campsite on the infield is just fine, too.
NASCAR has faith in you, the fan.
S. E. Cupp
S.E. Cupp is co-author of "Why You're Wrong About the Right," and a freelance columnist. She has been published in the New York Daily News, Human Events, American Spectator, Townhall, Slate, FOXNews.com, NASCAR.com, and elsewhere. She is also a regular commentator on FOXNews. She lives and works in