Skip to comments.Media silent as Obama tells fainting supporters to get help from 'paralegals'
Posted on 07/16/2012 9:16:24 AM PDT by GR_Jr.
On Friday evening, over 20 people collapsed at a campaign event for President Obama in Roanoke, Virginia, Joel Gehrke reported at the Washington Examiner.
According to CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, Obama told supporters there were "paralegals" available to help those who felt weak from the heat.
"Catching his mistake," Knoller tweeted, Obama corrected himself and told the crowd, "you don't need lawyers."
"Yes, we do need lawyers to help US opt out of Ocare penalties-turned taxes (sic)," responded Sarah Nelson.
"Obama, meaning to say paramedics are available if anyone feels weak, says "paralegals" are around. Crowd laughs along with him," tweeted Roanoke Times Live.
Gehrke reported that in total, "21 people received medical treatment at the event and one person was taken to a local hospital, out of a crowd of 3,040. It was about 75 degrees in Roanoke this evening."
"We doubt the mainstream media will make a big deal. (Zero coverage, so far.) Hey, everyone makes mistakes, right? But can you imagine the uproar if Sarah Palin had made a gaffe like this?" a post at Twitchy asked.
"Its a good thing his last name isnt Bush," Jim Hoft wrote at the Gateway Pundit.
A Google search at the time of this writing found that the gaffe has gone unreported by the so-called "mainstream media," known here as the "Democrat-media complex."
Gaffes like this are nothing new for the man Newsweek once called the "god of all things."
"How's it going, Sunshine?" he once asked while campaigning in Sunrise, Florida before the 2008 election.
"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed," he once said about a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.
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And the media likes to tell us how stupid. Sarah Palin is???? The current President and VP are utter morons.
Maybe he should write it on his hand so he does not forget next time
Does this ‘fainting’ business seem a lot stupider than last time?
Has anyone followed one of these ‘fainters’ to see if they appear at every event? or go to their government job afterward?
I’m guessing whoever is writing Hussein’s memoirs needed “proof” that every year/campaign, his worshippers suffer “fainting spells” at His Greatness.
There is a reason Obama’s college grades are sealed...he’s not very smart. He likely affirmative-actioned his way into top universities. He is the only President of the Harvard Law Review who never published in it.
Nobody remembers him at Occidental or Columbia. Until recently, college fact checkers could only account for his attendance at Columbia for one year...the year he was awarded his degree in political science. This was explained by the fact checker as “computer error”.
Though by his own account Obama was stoned and drunk during his last two years in high school he got into Occidental...not an easy school to get into. Be interesting to look at his SAT and LSAT scores. Most other presidential candidates have released this stuff.
His ss number was issued in Connecticut in 1977...a state he’d never been to up til that time.
His draft card has a unique date stamp on it. The “80” for the year of his registration does not have the prefix “19” the only such card ever found.
Something funny going on.
Sadly, there are a lot of Freepers here who want to discuss anything BUT these issues.
“Maybe he should write it on his hand so he does not forget next time”
He’d just rub it off doing what he does best.
“O” is beyond hope.
We have a regular half-wit running this country.
Now available in all 57 states of the US, when you feel an Obama swoon coming on.
If Romney had said this — or any of the other things talked about in this article — Andrea Mitchell would have convened multiple panels of experts to analyze the deeper implications of Romney’s defects.
Ya’ll mus’ be racist; who axed you, anyway?
0 probably meant specifically a government paralegal.
After all, if you’re a paramedic or a doctor, you didn’t treat that patient. Somebody else made that happen.
The man’s a bloody genius, doncha know? Clean and articulate, according to Joe Biden.
He just misspoke. He meant to tell them to call for help from a Marine CORPSE-man.
How sad that we have this nitwit in the W.H.!
What a drooling idiot.
And he doesn’t even have a Negro accent (according to Dingy Harry) except when he’s around Hillary! then they both drop their `g’s at the end of words tryin’ to prove who is more down to earth.
Well, I sure hope there are enough paralegals available in all 57 states to make sure that kids with asthma get Breathalyzers.