Conspiracy Theories

VIDEO: As ‘Fainting Lady Truther’ conspiracies spread, conservative website posts video as ‘proof’

There’s no doubt that the most memorable moment from Obama’s recent Rose Garden speech addressing problems with the healthcare.gov website, was the diabetic pregnant woman who almost fainted while standing behind the president.

The woman was identified as Karmel Allison, a computational biologist from San Diego CA.

Allison, who was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes as a child, was invited with other potential beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act to appear with Obama as he delivered his speech.

But immediately after the incident, a surge of conspiracy theories from various conservative pundits and bloggers began to emerge, claiming the incident was “staged” as a way to divert focus from the technical problems surrounding the ACA’s government website.

Gaining wide attention was a video posted to the hard-right lady-patriots.com, a website that dabbles in birtherism and Muslim fear-mongering.

The creator of the video was frequent Lady Patriot contributor Dr. Sharon Schuetz, who “couldn’t believe how phony” the fainting incident was.

“For some strange reason, Obama has to have props around him when he does one of his con-jobs in the Rose Garden, or wherever he chooses to receive his worshipers,” Dr. Schuetz writes. “This was no different, except that he had animated props this time. Although it was well staged there were enough holes in this little scene to drive the proverbial truck through.”

Watch her theory in the video below:

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18 Comments

  1. Kate Karwowska (@KateKarwowska)

    October 25, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Just the fact that this “doctor” says “fixin’ to” is pretty telling…

  2. Stuart

    October 25, 2013 at 3:34 am

    I Googled “Dr. Sharon Schuetz” to find out more info about her…what kind of doctor she is and where she went to school. Most of the links are to her Facebook page and Youtube videos. The “Lady Patriots” link does give some info, claiming that she has a Ph.D. in something called “Clinical Christian counseling”, but does not state where she went to school. I also Googled “Karmel Allison” and the first 4 links referred to her work as a graduate (Ph.D. Level) student at UCSD (University of California, San Diego. It seems to me that perhaps Dr. Sharon Schuetz is not a doctor of anything but conspiracy theories.

  3. Gatorman01

    October 25, 2013 at 3:34 am

    b…s…

  4. Linda Caskey Miles

    October 25, 2013 at 4:00 am

    The woman has Type I, not Type 2 diabetes

  5. Kayla Pfeffer

    October 25, 2013 at 4:37 am

    The commentator needs treatment for extreme paranoia.

  6. Willow

    October 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

    False flag tainting conspiracies. That is beyond pathetic

  7. Jenny

    October 25, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Wow, you’re a nutty bird.

  8. Roshi Bob

    October 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I have a reply. You people need help, medical, mental, spiritual, I don’t don’t which but you are bizarre beyond words.

  9. Jim S

    October 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    The fainting woman needs to come forward and debunk these blithering idiots!

  10. Owen O'Neill

    October 25, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Damnit, actually write an article. Don’t say “watch the video to see what she says.” I don’t want to watch her. I want you to analyze why she is full of shit. That is what journalists do.

  11. Owen O'Neill

    October 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Not that it isn’t obvious, I just don’t want to hear this idiot speak.

  12. William Carr (@Jkirk3279)

    October 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Well, it’s dumber than dirt, but it’s not dumber than Birtherism.

  13. Juliet

    October 25, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Oh, please.

    According to this lady, nobody ever gets fidgety while listening to a speech, or leans over to make a little observation to another person.

    Ms. Allison’s friend might have been uncertain what to do when she started swaying. They’re on camera, with the President speaking! Rather tough to make a discreet exit.

    We all know that if they’d managed to do that, the right would still be making a fuss about the fake sick lady.

  14. UrAnIdiot

    October 25, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Oh my – you are a complete and total moron!

  15. Jim Tabor

    October 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Holy cynical horseshit! I’ve never seen bigger load of malarkey.

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