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Obama wows deaf community by speaking sign language

ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/03/21 19:53:50

Obama wows deaf community by speaking sign language
6 hrs ago

It
may have looked like sleight of hand, but with a few quick gestures
Obama just about guaranteed himself the deaf vote in November, thanks to
Stephon, a deaf, 26-year-old student. After enjoying his up-close seat
to "hear" the president at Prince George's Community College, Stephon
caught his eye. "It was like he was waiting for me to say something," he explains in his video recount. "I took the moment and signed 'I am proud of you'
and his response was 'Thank you' in sign language back!" The deaf
community is mighty impressed, not only with the prez, but with
Michelle, too; click here to see her conversing comfortably in sign language!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=womXEh8jnTg&feature;=player_em...

http://youtu.be/XbOHNayempk

http://fwd4.me/0wsX
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  • Marshmellow 2012/10/22 19:41:25
    Marshmellow
    if I see someone say "speaking sign language" one more time I am gonna die... its not an oral language. It would be Obama wows the Deaf community with sign language.
  • rightside 2012/04/14 01:15:49
    rightside
    Ohmygosh! bama said thank you in sign language and now that kid is going to vote for him. I think the kid was already going to vote for him and I can say thank you in many different languages.
    That doesn't qualify me for the job of president.
  • Red Branch 2012/03/28 19:38:22
    Red Branch
    +1
    I don't care about the wows. The real question should anyone want to ask it would be:
    "How many tingles up and down the legs"?
  • Zippcodey 2012/03/25 03:31:12
    Zippcodey
    +1
    I'm getting married to a deaf woman, she isn't impressed with Obama one bit. But sign language is a special way to communicate for real. It is a language in itself and people should learn it as a second language.
  • rightside Zippcodey 2012/04/14 01:16:53
    rightside
    I so agree. I can do some simply things, used to be able to do more when I worked with some of the deaf, but haven't used it in quite a while and am a bit rusty.
  • Zippcodey rightside 2012/04/14 01:30:54
    Zippcodey
    +1
    Remember practice makes perfect. Get back into it, they need signers for many things.
  • rightside Zippcodey 2012/04/14 03:47:09
    rightside
    Funny, I have been thinking the same thing. I need to dig out my book and oil the rusty parts.
  • texasred 2012/03/24 20:20:01
    texasred
    +2
    So... he uses it all the time. Especially to the American people!!

    obama flips the bird
  • HOMBRE 2012/03/23 21:25:24
  • Thor Am... HOMBRE 2012/03/27 18:24:58
    Thor American EXPAT n New Guinea
    +1
    I love to see him do the same with a loaded pistol.
  • rightside Thor Am... 2012/04/14 01:17:18
    rightside
    +1
    Now now Thor, be nice.
  • Michaelene 2012/03/23 11:04:58
    Michaelene
    +3
    I had no idea using sign language was so impressive, my 5th graders should all run for POTUS!
  • rightside Michaelene 2012/04/14 01:17:46
    rightside
    +1
    Exactly! I'm going to put my name in Monday morning!
  • Michaelene rightside 2012/04/16 16:55:38
    Michaelene
    +1
    LOL, the bar has been lowered so far, Perhaps you could bring some respect back to the office :)
  • rightside Michaelene 2012/04/16 16:58:41
    rightside
    +1
    I know I could do better with the constitution than bama.
    Maybe your 5th grader could be my running mate?????? LOL
  • Michaelene rightside 2012/04/16 17:06:22
    Michaelene
    +1
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that might work, LMAO!
  • disclaimer 2012/03/22 22:34:04
    disclaimer
    I came here to see the response of the Conservatives. Lovely. Moving on.
  • benvolio 2012/03/22 19:40:43
    benvolio
    I just threw up! Yeck.
  • hazel 2012/03/22 13:32:17
    hazel
    +6
    hey I have some sign language for OBAMA WOMAN WAVING GOODBYE TO A BOAT
  • gr8punkin 2012/03/22 13:29:37
    gr8punkin
    +7
    By this logic I don't even want to know what he's going to do to "wow" the gay community.
  • JT gr8punkin 2012/03/22 17:02:46
    JT
    +7
    LOL!!!

    obama gets gay vote
  • Thor Am... JT 2012/03/27 18:27:23
    Thor American EXPAT n New Guinea
    +1
    As Mooooochele looks on thinking "WOW just like the day we met at Bill Ayers sex-party"
  • JT Thor Am... 2012/03/27 20:58:44
    JT
    LOL!!!
  • rightside gr8punkin 2012/04/14 01:18:31
    rightside
    +1
    Crap! That's funny!
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/03/22 05:18:05
  • zbacku 2012/03/22 04:59:08
    zbacku
    +6
    If only he would 'WOW' America by cutting the debt, and stop by passing the Constitution of the United States.
  • Petrifi... zbacku 2012/03/22 18:55:54
    PetrifiedElephantPoop
    Pretty certain...that's been passed already
  • S and S 2012/03/22 04:01:07
  • Bilingu... S and S 2012/03/22 16:39:43
    Bilingual required sucks
    You must be a very classy person indeed.
  • S and S Bilingu... 2012/03/22 16:43:07 (edited)
  • HOMBRE 2012/03/22 03:46:06
  • jakep51 2012/03/22 03:45:23 (edited)
    jakep51
    +6
    Here's my "sign language" for Obama....

    the finger
  • Always Right 2012/03/22 03:41:56
    Always Right
    +7
    Remember what he has said about the "special olympics" and what the LSM said about "Trig"!
  • Michaelene Always ... 2012/03/23 11:07:41
    Michaelene
    +2
    I will never forget that! What a slap in the face, another shameful moment of the POTUS.
  • Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of ... 2012/03/22 03:09:51 (edited)
    Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of Phaet
    +1
    It's typical that people would find something to bitch about in this nice article. This shouldn't surprise me though. They would continue to bitch and moan if Obama found a cure for AIDS.

    Anyways, this is very cool. I've always wanted to learn sign language.
  • Thor Am... Ferηαηd... 2012/03/27 18:28:59
    Thor American EXPAT n New Guinea
    There is a cure for aids it's called DEATH
  • Michaelene Ferηαηd... 2012/04/16 17:10:18
    Michaelene
    +1
    It's not hard to learn sign language. Go for it!
    My 5th grade teacher taught us to sing several songs in American Sign Language, I learned more on my own to converse with friends.
  • Patriotic 2012/03/22 03:07:48
    Patriotic
    +1
    The people on this post who are hating on the president for speaking to the death in sign language are showing just how ignorant they are. The man can do no right in their eyes. I hope you are ready for another 4 years, because your deaf candidates don't even listen in sign language!
  • jakep51 Patriotic 2012/03/22 03:48:31
    jakep51
    +5
    It would be great if Obama was doing that because he cared at all, but he's only doing it becsuse he's on a down hill slide and he seriously needs some new votes. Pathetic is what this really is.
  • Patriotic jakep51 2012/03/22 03:51:38 (edited)
    Patriotic
    +1
    And you know what was in his heart because you are clairvoyant?
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