Three days after the fact, a surge of right wing conspiracy theorists are now claiming that the lady who fainted during Obama’s White House healthcare speech was part of a “staged” plot.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Sarah Palin has weighed-in on the debate and revealed that she’s willing to give credence (or at least be sympathetic) to the ridiculous claim that it was all just a false flag operation, designed to take away focus from the less-than-stellar website performance of healthcare.gov.
“With the Obama White House’s total lack of transparency, it’s no wonder that some will ask whether they staged even a fainting lady in the Rose Garden,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page this Thursday afternoon. “What was once a major leap in logic has become a single step because President Obama has lied so often and so blatantly.”
Yup. Palin has, for the most part, thrown her lot in with the Fainting Lady Truthers. She even took the time to post a link to a Fainting Lady Truther article that was linked by Drudge.
But perhaps even worse than Palin’s speculation on completely unfounded conspiracy theories to her 3.8 million Facebook fans, is the fact that she took the extra despicable step of mocking a pregnant woman who suffers from diabetes:
Whether accurate or not, for some reason I found this hilarious! Am I out of bounds for cracking up when I saw this take on a nauseated Obama fan, her absentminded pal, and our President’s heroics this week? If so, penance paying I’ll accept. :)
The tone deafness of her comments are downright shocking, but they’re a shining example of the true damage the fringe right wing continues to inflict on the modern GOP. Any political figure who thinks it’s good PR to lampoon a fainting pregnant woman is obviously catering to a base that is bent on self-destruction.
Keep talking, Sarah. We’re watching you.
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