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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Clinton pushes back on "conspiracy theories" about her health...

Well, quite obviously this one has gotten under her skin, because she feels compelled to take issue with the recent questions swirling about her health. Not only is Hillary making statements, but she is re-releasing the letter from her Doctor declaring her to have the health of a world class Olympic athlete. Well, maybe the doctor didn't go that far, but the letter does say Clinton is healthy enough to serve as President.

Yes, this picture was taken from Drudge, because that's how I roll

I think this is a mistake for Clinton. Considering most of the main stream media was ignoring the stories about her health, it only serves to expose the narrative that has been offered by the rebel media on the right. At the very least it's now in the heads of Americans that her health is being questioned. Fair or unfair, true or not...  really doesn't matter in these situations.

The problems here are many. A recent video (for example) showing Clinton accompanying Vice President Joe Biden to his childhood home to meet his family is being circulated because Hillary is using the hand rails while standing on the steps, and then holding onto a chair while standing in the kitchen. The fact that Jumpin Joe pretty much jogged up the steps to meet his family and displayed the energy of a 10 year old boy made her look tired and slow in the contrast. Now this, in and of itself, doesn't prove anything (other than Biden was probably more excited to be there than Hillary), but it does help push the narrative.

The new reality is that Clinton will have to be on alert at all times to not appear sick, tired, or frail. She cannot afford to hold onto anything, or walk slower than anyone else, give a shorter speech, or take many days off. Anything that makes it appear like she cannot keep up will be amplified and escalated. Drudge has a bunch of picture showing her using a particular pillow when she sits down with people for interviews - not sure what that means, but Drudge can make it look like the repeated use of the same pillow type in multiple situations is worthy of much suspicion.

A disclosure here. According to her own doctor, Hillary does suffer from a condition called Hyperthyroidism.  Hyperthyroidism induces fatigue, physical weakness, muscle cramps, depression, irritability, and memory loss. She also takes a prescription medication that is known to induce confusion and memory loss. I guess it would be a matter of opinion as to whether any of these conditions would play factor in performing the duties of the Presidency. But I will offer the opinion that Donald Trump and his surrogates will continue to fan the flames on this one.

24 comments:

James said...

And I offer the prediction that you will fan every little flame you possibly can find, come up with, or even dream up, in your attempt to make an effective candidate into an ineffective one, given the fact that for your side Trump is turning into an absolute disaster.

How many times did Hillary break down under that hours long scrutiny she was given by GOP inquisitors?

Nada.

C.H. Truth said...

Actually James - she did break down during the congressional hearings. More than once she had to break to take water, because of excessive coughing. In fact, that was part of what started the entire coughing fit thing.

The difference here, is that I actually watched it.

You just relied on the media to report it to you.

KD, Jane is broken again said...

CHT, I love when the ill informed on most every issue political and economic and financial post on your Adult side blog.

Then one of us proves the ill informed are wrong, then they run or attempt to change the topic.


You did a fine job informing, however the willfully stupid will remain the same.

wphamilton said...

It might be better if she does have memory loss and depleted energy. I don't trust that lady, and I'd feel a lot safer if she turns out to be a figurehead without any real control.

James said...

How many times has coughing been a problem since then?
How many times in all her campaign appearances?

You are grasping at straws.

Myballs said...

A e Democrats don't care how sick Hillary is because we really want four more years of bill anyway.

And that's who'll be calling the shots when she proves too frail for the job.

C.H. Truth said...

How many times has coughing been a problem since then?

Several, in fact. Every time it happens, they post the video on Drudge. It was also pointed out that she used the applause lines during her acceptance speech to clear her throat and sip water.

But coughing is probably the least of her concerns right now. If she is actually having the balance and weakness issues that some claim, it will be difficult to cover that up.

All that being said, her campaign appearances are dwindling, and she has been taking Sundays (and sometimes Saturdays and Sundays) off from the campaign trail.

12 weeks is an eternity in the political world, where one fall or one episode (that could be seen as medical) could have a huge impact on thing.

rrb said...

I don't trust that lady, and I'd feel a lot safer if she turns out to be a figurehead without any real control.
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be careful what you wish for, wp.

especially when the hands on the levers of the real control are her rapist husband and a scumbag like sid blumenthal.

Myballs said...

This is real. There are recognizable signs that she has a significant health issue. They're reacting because they know it's true and they're worried.

Roger Amick said...

The real diagnoses we need, is the mental health of Donald J Trump. Hiring the leader of Breitbart News, has to be insane. This will be a guy who will tell Trump to be Trump.

KD, being kind to the ill informed said...

HB, a broken clock is right on the issues then you are in a day.


Just face the facts, she is old, tired, injured and ill. She needs to assisted to walk up a tiny incline of stairs, she passes out, cough all the freaking time, and did you see Biden catch her from a face plant just the other day?

I did , it was funny as hell, she is gaining weight like a corn feed feedlot steer.

Myballs said...

Hillary now has nothing on her schedule until Sunday. Nothing.

She is sick and hiding it.

Roger Amick said...

I have a few simple questions for those who have advanced degrees in mathematics.

1: How many Democrats have come out and said that Hillary Clinton is uninformed, dangerously impulsive and should not be trusted with the nuclear codes?

2: How many Republicans have come out and said that Donald Trump is uninformed, dangerously impulsive and should not be trusted with the nuclear codes?

3: How many major city newspapers have come out and said that Hillary Clinton is uninformed, dangerously impulsive and should not be trusted with the nuclear codes. And there fore, cannot support her as our President?

4: How many major city newspapers have come out and said that Donald Trump is uninformed, dangerously impulsive and should not be trusted with the nuclear codes. And there fore, cannot support him as our President?

Don't dodge the questions by saying that the Democrats are loyal to the party over country. Or any other political spin meant to avoid answering the questions. Just answer the damn questions.

Here is a simple way to respond.

1: Zero
2: It numbers in the hundreds.
3 : Zero
4: It numbers in the hundreds.



C.H. Truth said...

The answer Roger is 42.

rrb said...



no, the answer is three:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ0epRjfGLw



rrb said...


so let's see...

granny the liar can't climb a short flight of stairs without her posse propping her up...

louisiana is under water a la katrina...

milwaukee is burning because of a race riot...

pooty-poot is poised to roll into ukraine like he owns the place...

and oh, by the way, pooty cut a deal with iran to use their bases to launch airstrikes on syria...

...all while the fresh prince of bill ayers is golfing on the vineyard.


and i'm supposed to be concerned that a handful of washington elite have collapsed on the fainting couch because of trump.


got it.





rrb said...

It numbers in the hundreds.
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don't look now, but your holy grail of legacy blog traffic - page views - will soon number in the hundreds.

just thought you'd like to know.

James said...

Chtruth: "It was also pointed out that she used the applause lines during her acceptance speech to clear her throat and sip water."

Oh my. How devastating.

Ch, is it true that Hillary may now be approaching 400 electoral votes?

Is it true that The Donald's latest campaign shake-up has the Republican leadership in throes of fear and dread?




opie' said...

Funny how this whole hillary thing was perpetrated by the still dead breitbart, another source that the right depends on to start crap. Just like the gay conservative who was banned from twitter which our esteemed host bought hook, line and sinker. LOL. I also enjoy the censorship now being carried out by our host. Sad for someone who claims he believes in the constitution, especially for bakers who refuse to bake. LOL

C.H. Truth said...

Opie - your constitutional right to be an idiot troll who can't stay on topic... still exists on the other page.

But just like an individual business owner can ban guns... I can ban stupidity.

Roger Amick said...

"First of all, I've got to stop you for one second, because there's no shakeup," Cohen said. "The campaign is on its way to victory, and yet you still use these ridiculous words in order to incite something."

After lasting through Cohen's filibuster about how a similar "expansion" of the Hillary Clinton campaign would not be receiving the same type of coverage, Keilar pointed out that Trump was, well, losing.

"You say it's not a shakeup, but you guys are down," Keilar began. Cohen interrupted her again.

"Says who?" he said. "Says who?"

"Polls," Keilar deadpanned. "Most of them. All of them."f all, I've got to stop you for one second, because there's no shakeup," Cohen said. "The campaign is on its way to victory, and yet you still use these ridiculous words in order to incite something."

After lasting through Cohen's filibuster about how a similar "expansion" of the Hillary Clinton campaign would not be receiving the same type of coverage, Keilar pointed out that Trump was, well, losing.

"You say it's not a shakeup, but you guys are down," Keilar began. Cohen interrupted her again.

"Says who?" he said. "Says who?"

"Polls," Keilar deadpanned. "Most of them. All of them."

Commonsense said...

I didn't know it was November or that we changed the way we selected our presidents.

"Polls," Keilar deadpanned. "Most of them. All of them."

James said...

LOL
Long before an election polls can have a lot of influence on whether there's a campaign shake up or not.

rrb said...

Commonsense said...
I didn't know it was November or that we changed the way we selected our presidents.
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apparently you did not get the memo that was published recently on the ny times op/ed page.

according to the op/ed, if the media finds a particular republican candidate so repulsive, so terrible, so awful, and so whatever, the media can decide to collectively do everything in their power to destroy that particular republican candidate. open bias is now acceptable, in fact it is required. all in the name of good honest journalism or something.


the mask has been dropped, the veil lifted, and objective journalism is shot to hell.


Trump Is Testing the Norms of Objectivity in Journalism

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/business/balance-fairness-and-a-proudly-provocative-presidential-candidate.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1