Wait. What?

Yes, some Twitter users really do seem to think that President Obama had something to do with the “functional cure” for HIV/AIDS reported earlier today:

https://twitter.com/lucasshanks/status/308398756380946433

Naturally, liberals believe that Republicans would have stopped the cure if they had been able to do so.

https://twitter.com/SonofConway/status/308345047114469377

The three drugs that were used to treat the toddler with AIDS — zidovudine, lamivudine and nevirapine — were not invented by President Obama. Nor were they created by Republican officials.

They were ushered through clinical trials and brought to market by biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies like Burroughs-Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline), Biochem Pharma (now Shire Pharmaceuticals), and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Yes,  these companies are part of the industry that Hillary Clinton accused of “price gouging” and “unconscionable profiteering” back in 1993.

  • Kyle Andrulonis

    People seem to forget that most of the progress made in the cure for HIV/AIDs is because of Bush’s work.

    • LuCha

      THANK YOU.

    • CR

      Of course this is true. If liberals had their way, “big pharma” would have no profit and would be required to give every single drug away for free, ergo there would be no incentive or money to research lifesaving drugs.
      The government (and the inept “businesses” that donate to them and curry favor to obtain funding) would become the only researchers in the healthcare business and “cures” developed would work about as well as “alternative energy” pet projects.

      If only we could now develop a cure for liberal stupidity, we might be able to make more real progress in this country.

    • Tel-Jonah Stern

      Informed minds know. Those who tweeted the above are cultists.

  • http://twitter.com/JohnPage_ JohnPage

    So today is the day I’m supposed to like “Big Pharma”? i wish there was a book or something to explain when I should like big companies and when to think they are evil.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      Exactly.

      “Cognitive dissonance,” thy name is libtard.

    • NRPax

      I tried creating a database that listed what was and wasn’t acceptable. I even managed to get regular updates scheduled. Unfortunately, it crashed my test system in three days; the updates alone filled up a terabyte of space.

      • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

        I find that claim to be highly dubious :p

        • NRPax

          Which part? That it took three days to fill up that much space?

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            I was jk. I know you were joking :)

            Do you want a real answer? I’m just being silly and having some fun :) A database table comprised of just a float and a string(of reasonable length lets say 16 char’s)
            would take 400 billion entries to fill a TB.
            3 days = 259,200 seconds
            400billion/259,200 ≈ 1.6 million entries/sec
            It would take 1 person, making a entry every second, 12684 years to fill a TB.

            Let’s just assume you wrote a fancy algorithm that parses the net for the pertinent info. I could be an idiot…You can tell me to stfu now :p

          • NRPax

            Oh I’m having fun, don’t worry. The above remark was created a while back during a discussion with my wife about how tough it is to keep track of what’s offensive and racist at any given moment and how feasible a database would be.

            I ended up coming to the conclusion that it was just easier for the victim groups to put out a list of what doesn’t offend them at any given time.

          • NRPax

            Oh I’m having fun, don’t worry. The above remark was created a while back during a discussion with my wife about how tough it is to keep track of what’s offensive and racist at any given moment and how feasible a database would be.

            I ended up coming to the conclusion that it was just easier for the victim groups to put out a list of what doesn’t offend them at any given time.

    • Kevin Krom

      You only need to hate “Big Pharma” on days they are so designated during the Two-Minute Hate (also knows as the DNC daily talking points).

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Baby born with liberal cultivated AIDS cured by conservative companies that -gasp- sell stock.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Mars/1021563074 Justin Mars

      Since Obama can cure AIDS he and the democrats should be able to put forth a budget proposal with no problem. I guess he was to busy curing diseases and raining manna from heaven.

      • LibLieExposer

        Raining manna? More accurately Obama is raining guano.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Mars/1021563074 Justin Mars

          No, thats what comes out his mouth every time he speaks. =0)

          • LibLieExposer

            And he gets a refill every time he kisses Moochelle.

  • lainer51

    abortion was designed by the liberals to kill babies and keep the black population under control

  • Peyton

    Someone find out the political leanings of the researchers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    Whoa…when I made the joke in the other thread, I didn’t think it would disseminate so quickly. Maybe it needed a :p, so the kids would know I was joking… 😉

    The most ridiculous/outlandish thing I could think of, is an actual thought from a lib…wow

    • The Monster

      I remember reading long ago an article about the SCTV program that indicated they tried to write a parody of a show, but were unable to think of anything dumber than the show in question had already done.

      The modern Leftist mindset is similarly beyond parody. You are incapable of imagining anything so crazy that even they can’t believe it. That’s because the part of your brain that says “hey, this is insane!” still works.

      • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

        Since 2008, I feel like I’m living a perpetual episode of the twilight zone…

  • Miss Clairee

    This just in………US President Barack Obama has cured Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s gastroenteritis. God Save The Queen! Ooops, I mean Obama Save The Queen!

    • origionalwinja

      God…. obama… they are the same person aren’t they? he sure seems to think so!

      • IBXNJ

        Not quite …God does NOT think He is Obama!!

    • unknown

      Was he also responsible for that Alexandria cop making a strong recovery after getting shot in the head?

      • Catchance

        Yes. It was also his doing that Gabby Giffords recovered from her head wound. What an awesome President we serve!

  • aegean1

    Apparently some of these idiots think this set of drugs was created overnight. More than likely these drugs have been in the making for many, many years. More than O has been in office, perhaps even before Dubya was.

    • Peyton

      They’ve most likely been working on these drugs for atleast 10 years. Maybe more.

      • almarquardt

        Exactly. Pharmaceutical research takes decades, and that doesn’t count the hoops every potential drug has to go through to get FDA approval.

    • J. Cox

      Industry standard for new drugs from initial design to FDA approval,even for something this needed is 10 years.

      As someone else above also pointed out,it was Bush that spent more money on helping/funding for a cure than clinton/Obama combined.BTW….Bush..spent more time in Africa these last 4 years than Obama has spent working.

      • Ace Smith

        Working = yes, golf course = no

  • Richard Wayne

    Stuck between snarky comments:
    I’ve had a couple of colds since Obama has been elected. Obama magic cures the common cold!

    Or:

    Step 1: Elect Obama,
    Step 2: ???????,
    Step 3: Miracle Cures!

  • Steve_J

    It’s very difficult to believe how stupid some people are.
    (Those commenters are not worthy of being called ignorant)

    • almarquardt

      Stupid is definitely the right word to use here.

  • JCRocks

    President G.W.Bush did more to fight AIDS and support AIDs research than any other President. The gullibility and/or stupidity of the Obama supporters is both frightening and repulsive. “Hey – I woke up this morning – Thank you Obama!” Just pathetic.

    • Saar

      And Bush has been to africa- and helps generously there as well– Don’t remember the last time obama went, or went to go see his family for that matter.

    • NY Republican

      #YouMightBeALowInfoVoter if you do that

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    The first two drugs are already known in the medical community. The last, I’ve not heard about it. Gosh. Folks in this country are daft. Obama cured AIDS? I got a good laugh out of that.

    • VerminMcCann

      I can’t laugh anymore. It’s gone from funny to terrifying in the last few years.

  • waltermitty2012

    Let’s not forget Obama’s nomination allowed the Earth to heal and the ocean tides to recede. Maybe Obama should be president for life if only to counter global climate change.

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      I believe the correct phrase that describes morons who believe this garbage would be “Bat-sh!t crazy”.
      Barack Obama cured AIDS and Michelle cured hunger.
      Really ! REALLY ???
      Not sure who’s worse, the liars who push this carp or the morons who are eager to eat it up !

  • b_truit

    Sums up the last 4 years. Be ready to fight.
    http://youtu.be/JKHolwxNU-k
    Watch in desktop mode, not mobile.

  • almarquardt

    *Headdesk*. That’s all I got to express my frustration with the utter stupidity of some (a lot) of people.

  • Tommy

    Lord, Obama supporters sound identical to the North Korean people praising the man that starves ( North Korean government) them as some God.

    This asinine liberal base is by far some of the dumbest people on the planet. Obama cured nothing, Obama doesn’t walk on water, Obama can’t turn water into wine or blood and the false one can not bring salvation to the people.

    He is a typical progressive liberal piggybacking on a process he played no part in. He is an arrogant, egotistical dumb ass. As are all of you twits praising such ineptitude on a scale this world has never known.

    I am actually infuriated at this level of stupidity. It takes decades to cure anything let alone a virus that attacks the body’s defensives as effectively as HIV.

    I mean really, can a person actually be so stupid?

    First you morons claimed Obamacare would bring premiums down (cons knew otherwise), it had the opposite effect. You said all Americans would be covered by this miraculous scam but 30 million Americans will not. You said people would be permitted to keep their doctor and current coverage but in reality Obamacare was designed to do the exact opposite.

    Just observe how the liberal idiots in California voted in favor for a tax increase uninformed and then act confused when their paychecks came back short.

    If you dumb ass liberals can’t bother yourselves to be informed then perhaps you all should recuse your votes until such time when you actually educate that ignorance.

    Your stupidity is epic.

    • Garth Haycock

      The difference between Obama worshipers and the North Koreans is that the idiots in this country really do believe Obama to be the Messiah, whereas the N. Koreans praise the Kim family so they won’t be murdered by the Kim family.

      In other words, the N. Koreans are much more intelligent and in tune to reality than Obama worshipers.

      • wwbdinct

        Give it time Garth – give it time…….We’ll see who actually runs for Prez in 2016.

        • TheOriginalDonald

          Don’t give Rodzilla any ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #NWO

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        *ding* *ding* *ding* We have a winner!

        Can we create some kind of “exchange” program? I’m sure Jong-Un-nie would love to surround himself with American idiots. And, of course, any North Korean would appreciate every American freedom every minute of every day unlike the South Korean versions of Occupy-ers.

        Then again, South Korea just elected a communist-hating conservative woman President, so they’re even way ahead of us. *sigh*

    • DixieAngel_76

      Well, there are still some of us here in ‘looneyfornia’ who vote conservative, but it does no real good to rage against the machine. Within the next 2 years I hope to be out of here for good.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    If these people actually believe Obama was responsible in any way, they will never escape welfare or the sixth grade. It’s too bad there isn’t a cure for stupid.

  • HARP2

    Obama can`t organize a 1 car funeral, much less cure HIV.

  • Scott Anderson

    Obama also cured Reggie Love and Kal Penn of flaccidity.

  • Guest

    Millions of skeptics would gladly contribute to a large endowment for Obama,
    IF he proves he is God, as his drooling disciples believe;
    nothing too fancy, just walking across an active lava flow should do it.

  • liquidflorian

    So, Obama is responsible for the AIDS cure, but none of the economic woes we’re experiencing are his doing…. got it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Mars/1021563074 Justin Mars

    Obama did not kill Osama and he did not cure aids. It makes me mad that morons would suggest such BS. It was water boarding, and it was our soldiers that killed Osama. DICKtator Obama did nothing and continues to do nothing. He sure as hell did not find the cure for AIDS. I believe scientist did that, you govt. assisted morons. Dr. Ben Carson is right. Stupidity is killing this country.

  • DixieAngel_76

    If there was ever any doubt our country is doomed, these fools have removed it successfully.

  • RFCs Lady

    surely you jest… so he invented a cure between his golf games and jogging on the beach with his “love” connection. I think not ! Next you’ll say that Mamma Bamma did it. LMAO This was my chuckle for the day… no week… how bout the year !! Right along with Gore inventing the internet and Obumble killing Osama. ROFL!

  • Richard Allan Stauch

    See, these Libs loved Star Trek, where if you’re sick, you see the Doctor and he cures you. No money. If you’re hungry, go to the galley and eat. No money. Need work, it’s assigned according to your abilities. No money. Know what they call that? Communism.

    • dmbatten

      One BIG exception is that in the Federation you were expected to WORK unless disabled like Capt. Pike. In Obama’s Amerikka being made to work is ‘racist’.

    • NRPax

      I think that was why I was cheering on the group The Maquis.

  • oneword

    Jesus at work again, I want to puke

  • kateorjane

    Wouldn’t you think this “cure” would cause liberals to sing the praises of the big corporations who developed the drugs? Without those “evil” pharmaceutical companies none of this would have happened.

  • vsdgrandma

    If it were not so sad….these tweets would be pitiful. Both the death of Bin Laden and this wonderful cure were both results of actions taken long before BUMER was elected Bin Laden was captured based on intelligents collected while Bush was President and this cure’s research started long before BUMER was elected in 2008. It is amazing how totally unrealistic and out-of-touch with facts these people are.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    the dome light in my car suddenly started working again…. thanks, obama!

    • NRPax

      OK, we now need a hashtag of all the problems Obama has solved.

  • vcferlita

    I don’t see how anyone could think Obama could cure AIDS. Now, if it was Cory Booker…..

  • Shawn Smith

    When Obamacare kicks into high gear and the e-e-e-evil pharmaceutical companies are “punished” for making all of that profit, stories like this will disappear. Of course, as there are already projects in line, it will take several years for it to dry up, and morons unable to add 2 and 2 won’t make the connection.

  • Glitter

    It’s people like these clowns that foisted obama on us for the last 5 years.

  • capisce

    Now we know what POTUS was doing during Benghazi attack.

  • Joe W.

    Simply put, this just makes me want to puke.

  • Hat Whit

    Read the whole article on this and you’ll really get the irony of the thing. The doctor treating the baby stepped out of protocol to treat this child aggressively (would that happen under the rigid rules that must follow any nationalized healthcare?) and the baby’s viral status was only discovered because the mother stopped medicating her child (non-compliant?, negligent?, couldn’t afford the treatment?). So the “cure” happened because a doctor acted independently of regulatory guidelines and a parent who made an independent “choice” about her child’s care resulted in a medical discovery. Hmmmmmmm. . . Just think about it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy
  • GridRider

    this is sorta like seeing a twit stumble over his own feet carrying a wedding cake… funny to everyone but the bride. The left fights drug companies without remorse. It was the R&D and very long clinical trials of drug companies that developed this therapy. If liberals had their way, NONE of this could have ever occurred.

  • BorderLine Guy

    How about a round of applause for GlaxoSmithKline’s joint venture with Pfizer Inc., ViiV Healthcare, and Abbott Laboratories’ Kaletra?

  • dunst43

    All good things stem from Reagan. In 1982 funding for AIDS research was $8 million. By 1989 funding was $2.3 Billion (with a B). Over $6 Billion was spent on AIDS during Reagan’s 2 terms.

  • dunst43

    By the bye, Governor Mario Cuomo (D) vetoed the Republican state senate’s bid to spend $5.2 million on AIDS research in 1988 saying that hypertension was more important. Also, during President Clinton’s (D) regime, the GOP Congress added money to his budget for AIDS research. That was back when we had budgets of course.

  • TocksNedlog

    Some people really are as dumb as they seem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      And they’re allowed to vote…

  • disqus_FlD2VMR2RJ

    I’m not surprised if Liberals think Obama cured this baby. Hell, they believe Al Gore invented the Internet.

  • sean1

    Sure, Obama’s cured AIDS…and Teddy Roosevelt created the airplane…and Calvin Coolidge mass produced the Model A….and…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/1685766211 Vinny Raineri

      Hey, hey ,hey, Coolidge did more by GETTING OUT OF THE WAY.

  • BrotherMatthias

    The first anti-viral drug of any type for AIDS was discovered by medical officials during the Reagan and Bush 1 era. Despite the spin, Reagan officials responded to the AIDS crisis.

    Magic Johnson said he had AIDS in 1991. He is still alive. Who was president in 1991?

  • Eric Hutchison

    All hail our god-king Obama! Might as well get used to saying things like that. This country is a lost cause.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      not yet but close. 2016 is make or break, no joke

  • capisce

    with this morning’s delivery of loaves and fishes, the Anointed One will announce the end of the SNAP program – as God is my witness, we will never go hungry again.

  • Raejean

    If he’s going to take credit for curing AIDs, surely he must take blame for unemployment and the financial crisis!

  • Man of Little Means

    WOW if only the moron could cure the debt and unemplotment. My bad he perfroms liberal miracles

  • http://twitter.com/craig_s_bell Craig S. Bell

    For more on his apparent mindset, check out these Matt Yglesias tweets from his PDX visit last summer. In his own words:

    https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/231398122524393472
    “In Portland even the bus is full of white people.”

    https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/231531855260839936
    “@tweetnthemax That’s why it came to mind. Was the Berlin mayor’s informal campaign slogan.”

    Whatever happened to peace, love, and understanding? And we’re supposed to take sober, informed economic advice from this guy? Those comments seem rather bigoted to me.

  • itzyaboi95

    This is just how logically warped the left is. Did BO spend years in research to find a cure? No. Did he shoot Osama? No. Don’t give this man praise he doesn’t deserve.

  • John Brancato

    Obama had NOTHING to do with this incident of a baby being cured of AIDS. Just because he was president while this occurred means nothing. He wasn’t there, did NOT direct anything about it, and probably knew nothing about it until the story broke.

  • Natalie Beckford

    All those times we thought he was golfing or vacationing he was actually sweating away in some research lab somewhere. Who knew!…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      He’s a man of so many talents

  • ceemack

    They engaged in “price gouging”?

    Hey, that’s not nearly as bad as price gauging.

  • rant stocks

    I just have one question Who the hell connected Obama to curing a child at birth…….this is so over the top stupid it defies reason on any level….

  • Rodney Brungardt

    How can this happen. The FDA and the pharmaceutical companies do not want to cure anything because it means less $$$$ for them!! The almighty dollar is way more important to them then a worthless human life!

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Pathetic liberal projection in search of the Utopia their empty philosophy promises. You see it with ‘Ol Tub of Guts Moore and his love for Canada, and you see it with Obama’s supporters. “Our guy is president! The day of deliverance is at hand!” And as we know, there is no fact they won’t twist to back up their claim that they have delivered paradise. Like with this story. AIDS isn’t cured, per se. What happened is they seem to have found a practical, replicable way to prevent the virus from manifesting in babies whose mothers passed it down to them in Utero. Great news, and a big step in the fight. However, only 20k babies per year born in the US suffer from that problem. Good that they can have help, but only a speck of the population. Not a pressing health crisis. In other parts of the world, such as Africa, in utero transmission of HIV/AIDS is a huge problem. This process could be a godsend to people there. SO, in the end, Obama, president of the apology tours and forcing change, is ideologically reputed. America, and her healthcare industry, remain a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.

  • VerminMcCann

    So wait, do they think Obama gave the baby AIDS, or what? Because he certainly gets no credit for the cure.

  • VerminMcCann

    So wait, do they think Obama gave the baby AIDS, or what? Because he certainly gets no credit for the cure.

  • VerminMcCann

    Yay for Republican Governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant! He deserves all the credit! Wait, no, that’s stupid. Well, at least he’s managed not to be an Obama-voting shithead like Democrat Governors.

  • VerminMcCann

    Yay for Republican Governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant! He deserves all the credit! Wait, no, that’s stupid. Well, at least he’s managed not to be an Obama-voting shithead like Democrat Governors.

  • VerminMcCann

    Now, if only Obama could figure out a way to get Matt Yeglesia’s head out of his ass. Or at least get it to attach firmly to his neck, instead of falling to one side like it is in his profile pic.

  • VerminMcCann

    Now, if only Obama could figure out a way to get Matt Yeglesia’s head out of his ass. Or at least get it to attach firmly to his neck, instead of falling to one side like it is in his profile pic.

  • des111168

    We must pray to Caesar and thank him for all his blessings, apparently.

  • Orlando Cee

    Obama curing AIDS? He can’t even cure the economy.

  • Joseph Lee

    Why did the science-y liberal folks march so loudly against vaccines, genetically engineered food, and thought ethanol was the future?

  • SJ’s Dad

    Obama signs Sequestration into law . . . and hours later . . . AIDS cure!!!! . . . I say:
    CUT ANOTHER 82 BILLION . . . CURE CANCER!!!

  • bobbymike34

    Dear God these people are just out and out morons. Really Obama had something to do with this.
    You know what think of when I see these Tweets about how godlike Obama is and evil republicans are is how far away would it be to kill for Obama? Oh wait one guy killed for SPLC already, it is in the air people get your AR-15s

  • http://twitter.com/ZivaKS Kathy Skaggs

    The stupidity of liberal astounds me. They will believe anything they are told by other liberals. All you have to do is read some of the remarks made on twitter to understand that most just repeat what they are told. They are to stupid or lazy to look anything up. Obama hasn’t done anything in his whole life except go to school and campaign.

  • RightThinking1

    Well, heck…, he stopped the oceans from rising…,no?

  • Guest

    The American “sell out” media will decide whether or not Obama cured the child,
    reality and truth have now been suspended indefinitely.

  • Dennis Shuckhart

    Listen to all the kooks coming out the woodwork like roaches… before you jump the gun better let 10 newborns more pass the test of cures…1 in a million ain’t a proof of anything and as far as saving the babies maybe all who approve Abortions CAN save almost 1 million a yr. by Not killing them a couple weeks before their born… kinda counter productive don’t you think liberal cockroaches…. Yeah I know those evil Republicans taking the right of womens choice to choose the scumbag irresponsible murderers they turn to be… but least for the good of the unborn and not a maybe …

  • http://www.facebook.com/ebradley.pilgrim E Bradley Pilgrim

    All of you people (and them too) are brain dead who think a “cure” for the AIDS virus has anything to do with any president. If you do, come see me about a cure for stupidity. And bring lots of money. How quickly we forget history. To God be the glory alone — period! P.S. “God” is not an alias for Barack H. Obama or George W. Bush.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ebradley.pilgrim E Bradley Pilgrim

    All of you people (and them too) are brain dead who think a “cure” for the AIDS virus has anything to do with any president. If you do, come see me about a cure for stupidity. And bring lots of money. How quickly we forget history. To God be the glory alone — period! P.S. “God” is not an alias for Barack H. Obama or George W. Bush.

  • Linda (Lou) Norris

    All babies who are born to HIV positive mothers initially test positive for HIV…sometimes for up to 18 months when seroreversion takes place. Not sure this particular story is all that exciting in the first place.

  • GW

    So the AIDS treatment is Obama’s responsibility, but somehow Benghazi is not?