August 24, 2016

“Clinton News Network” calls Hillary’s health “fine,” but questions linger

Oliver MackenzieRebel Columnist
 

Yesterday, CNN published one of the most one-sided pieces of journalism I’ve ever seen, headlined: “Clinton’s health is fine, but what about Trump?”

The piece reheats grandiose claims made by Donald Trump’s physician from last December, in order to cast doubts on Trump’s health and therefore his fitness for the presidency.

Donald Trump’s private physician, Harold Bornstein, had published his comically favourable impressions of Trump’s health last year. In it, he claimed Trump’s health was “astonishingly excellent” and posited that Trump “will be the healthiest man ever elected to the presidency.”

Like most of Trump’s representatives, Bornstein wasn’t making any effort to disguise the fact that he’s a bought-and-paid-for part of the real estate mogul’s empire. His article was no different than the effusive praise we’ve heard from other members of Trump’s retinue. It’s just a part of the candidate’s image.

Evidence of Clinton’s poor health, in contrast, has been surfacing for years. Clinton suffered from deep vein thrombosis in 1998 (a potentially deadly condition), and a recurrence of the same in 2009. In 2012, she suffered a life-threatening brain injury. Clinton’s representatives claimed it was a blood clot, but there’s reason to believe that Clinton actually suffered a stroke.

It gets worse.

In an email chain recently published by WikiLeaks, she complained of “decision fatigue,” the deterioration of problem-solving ability after mental stress. Clinton described a colleague’s account of her symptoms as “spooky descriptive,” and may have solicited a stimulant drug to treat the condition: Modafinil, a drug also used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

(Say what you like about Donald Trump, but he’s never had any problems with his energy levels…)

Clinton’s personal health disclosure is almost as fact-free as Trump’s. If you remove Trump’s formal language from the equation, her report is much the same. Clinton’s health report is a terse document spanning less than two pages, and contains few real details about her medical condition.

The denouement of the report claims that Hillary is in “excellent physical condition” and fires off a quick list of favourable-sounding health diagnostics about her blood pressure and cardiac health, despite also acknowledging Clinton’s history of blood clots and poor circulatory health.

There’s precedent for candidates with serious prior health issues to make a comprehensive disclosure of their medical history. John McCain, for instance, let journalists sift through nearly a decade of recent medical records when he was running for president in 2008. Why isn’t Clinton willing to do the same?

Of course, neither candidate this year is a spring chicken. At seventy years and seven months old, Trump would be the oldest person to ever assume the presidency. At sixty-nine years and three months, Clinton would be second-oldest. We should take their medical history seriously.

But we’ll never get anywhere if we keep getting fed spin like this.

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commented 2016-08-25 21:13:00 -0400
“Ndp Sucks commented 20 hours ago
There’s a lot of items on the old Hildebeast and her health.
I went to google and typed ‘what happens if Hillary is too sick to be president’ and there are pages of entries. Here is one
”http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/">http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ "

Gateway Pundit is a Republican mouthpiece. They feel the same way about Clinton as the Rebel does about Notley, and are about as impartial. The sort of “news source” that turns a bit of messy hair into full-blown Alzheimers.
commented 2016-08-25 17:54:54 -0400
Then there are the stories about the verbal abuse Hillary tosses out at Bill and just about anyone else she can get away abusing, such as her security details. Bill’s black eye(s), and the secret service agent she whacked in the back of his head with a bible. Also, her strange behaviour in public, which seems to be getting worse.

Don’t forget her lies… or are they just her mind reorganising reality?

Say what you want about Trump, she appears to be unstable.
commented 2016-08-25 01:43:35 -0400
Copied from another blogger. Subject: The Hildebeast.

QUOTES FROM 8 DIFFERENT BOOKS
Please let everyone know about this person, who wants to be our President.

EIGHT QUOTES FROM 8 DIFFERENT BOOKS

(1)
“Where is the G*damn flag? I want the G*damn f**king flag up every morning at f**king sunrise.”
From the book “Inside the White House” by Ronald Kessler, p. 244;
Hillary to staff at the Arkansas Governor’s mansion on Labor Day 1991.

(2)
“F**k off! It’s enough I have to see you sh*t-kickers every day! I’m not going to talk to you, too!!
Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut."
From the book “America Evita” by Christopher Anderson, p.90; Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with “Good Morning.”

(3)
“If you want to remain on this detail, get your f**king ass over here and grab those bags!”
From the book “The First Partner” p. 259; Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident.

(4)
“Stay the f**k back, stay the f**k back away from me! Don’t come within ten
yards of me, or else! Just f**king do as I say, Okay!!?”
From the book “Unlimited Access” by Clinton’s FBI Agent-in-Charge, Gary Aldridge, p. 139; Hillary is screaming at her Secret Service detail.

(5)
“Where’s the miserable c**k sucker?” (otherwise known as “Bill Clinton”)
From the book “The Truth about Hillary” by Edward Klein, p.5; Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer.

(6)
“You f**king idiot” From the book “Crossfire” ~pg. 84;
Hillary to a State Trooper who was driving her to an event.

(7)
“Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need
those f**king sunglasses! We need to go back! |
From the book " Dereliction of Duty" p. 71-72; Hillary to Marine One helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One.

(8)
“Come on Bill, put your d**k up! You can’t f**k her here!!”
From the book “Inside the White House” by Ronald Kessler, p. 243; Hillary to Gov. Bill Clinton when she spots him talking with an attractive female.
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This ill-tempered, violent, loud-mouth, hateful and abusive woman wants to be your next President, and have total control as Commander and Chief of our Military; the very Military for which she has shown incredible disdain throughout her public life.
Remember her most vile comment about Benghazi: “what difference at this point does it make?”
commented 2016-08-25 00:19:28 -0400
Well the health question is answered by Hillary going on Jimmy Kimmel and struggling to remove a loose pickle jar lid – Jimmy even took her pulse and declared her fit – don’t know what else you could ask?
commented 2016-08-24 23:20:02 -0400
C’mon, Andrew. One of these days she’s just going to fall over and start flop-cocking around like a seal in a sandbox and we’ll all say we told you so…
commented 2016-08-24 22:10:59 -0400
This is the latest in a series of right wing dog whistles. It’s exactly the same thing as the “birther” movement. The Right becomes convinced it must be true, based on partisan bile, some vague conjecture and a blurry photo of someone holding a pen, everyone else ignores it, and ultimately, it changes nothing since the True Believers are the only ones that take it at face value.
commented 2016-08-24 17:31:27 -0400
Just give her an orange jumpsuit a call it a day, these cult members have put their fair share of innocent people in prison to die, now it’s her turn.
commented 2016-08-24 17:31:03 -0400
She kind of waddles like a duck.
commented 2016-08-24 17:22:45 -0400
There’s definitely something wrong with Hillary. There are numerous videos online showing her twitching and making faces like she’s lost it. Then she falls down a lot, too. A little past her best before date, I reckon…Frightening to imagine people voting for her…