I always love the joke that if President Obama rushed into a burning building to save a group of orphans, the far right and conservative media would find some way to attack him for his actions.
In other words, no matter what President Obama does—Republicans are going to criticize him for it.
Even when he catches a pregnant Type 1 diabetic woman who almost fainted during one of his speeches.
Instantly, some in the conservative media (and thousands of armchair pundits on youtube and twitter) were quick to call it staged. The pathetic conspiracy theorist Alex “Everything Is A False Flag!” Jones’ website even had “video evidence” showing that the incident was “obviously” staged.
Just like he’s had “evidence” of every single one of his asinine conspiracy theories. I would link his pathetic attempt to paint this as some kind of conspiracy, but I refuse to direct any traffic to that scumbag’s ridiculous website.
But the real story goes something like this…
Karmel Allison was brought to the speech by the president as someone who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act. A woman who has spent most of her life on one healthcare plan (for fear of not being covered elsewhere due to her pre-existing condition), finally able to branch out and shop around for a lower premium thanks to “Obamacare” protecting people with pre-existing conditions from being discriminated against.
So the president helped a pregnant woman who was about to faint. No big deal, right? “Good job Mr. President!”
Makes for a nice headline and we all move on.
Well, not if you’re some of the scumbags that comprise those on the right who refuse to believe that the whole thing wasn’t staged.
I’m not even sure if have the words to properly respond to this kind of total ignorance. I mean, I know they hate the president. I know they’re going to oppose anything he might get credit for. After all, these are the people who turned the killing of Osama bin Ladin into a, “Obama deserves no credit!” partisan debate instead of simply saying, “Finally, we got him!”
But no. They managed to turn that night into a way to attack the president. So it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that they’re attacking him for helping to catch a fainting woman during his speech. Apparently they think it was some kind of stunt to—hell, who knows. These people are completely nuts.