Monday, September 12, 2016

HRC and Another Misstep...

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HRC has a problem, it isn't her health. It is her tendency to secrecy.

If HRC has pneumonia (walking or otherwise), something her physician confirmed she does, she certainly was aware of this before Sunday. Wouldn't it have been better to let the public know this? Especially in light of the rightwing and Trump's tendency to fabricate "facts" that suit their narrative.

Perhaps HRC decided to keep her pneumonia quiet because she knows the media and the Trump campaign would have jumped on it like flies on a cow pie. Which of course is exactly what the media did following her exit from 911 remembrance ceremonies and her stumble. So, wouldn't it would have been better if she had preempted the media and the Trump campaign by making a statement, followed by a detailed medical report on her general overall health status?

HRC now finds herself on the defensive again because perceptions are she has (had) something to hide. Simply put her lack of transparency on this merely fed the media sharks as well as others.

How this plays out and whether it will negatively affect the HRC campaign remains to be seen. Maybe Clinton learned something from this misstep. Maybe not. We hoe she has.


  1. Faux News Stooge Hannity and crew are having a hay day. As we knew they would.

    Hannity would be the perfect press secretary for Drumpf the Yuuuge Liar.

  2. My experience with walking pneumonia was similar. Although I missed only a day of work over a two month period, I had a consistent fever, no appetite, fatigue, etc. Since I loved my work, developing test procedures for analyzing the chemicals in primers and detonators at that time, I struggled on. My Dr.
    decided it was a bladder infection and prescribed antibiotics and the symptoms continued to worsen. Finally, they did a chest x-ray, found water in the lungs and sent me right to the hospital, where it took a day to
    for the penicillin to work. Co-workers were surprised at the sudden hospitalization, thinking I was fine the whole time. So, in Clinton's case, I suspect she has been battling the symptoms for some time. Perhaps like me, she didn't want to appear as a whiner. I will go on record as noting she is a hell of a lot more transparent than Trump. He is so busy launching false attacks no one seems to notice or care that the pot
    calls the kettle black. IMO, she is held to strict standards, he to none. IMO, as far as deplorable, the people that he surrounds his campaign with are in fact deplorable, and worse. Just pointing this out because the press won't.

  3. When are you people going to stop making these Lame excuses for this lying Fool?

  4. How can you honestly call Trump a liar And yet support the Biggest Liar in the field of Americsn Politics ever?
    There's s name for hypocrites like you.

  5. I know a couple of people who experienced very similar circumstances, my father being one.

    Your take on the HRC-Trump comparison runs parallel to my own.

    I am going to post 2 comments from a righty tighty Trumpian. Fact challenged as always. Possibility one of the Deplorablea?

  6. Try looking up Zeiss Z1 blue lenses to treat photosensitive epilepsy. In Google...
    I did ,and Gus's what I found?
    Hidden Secret Behind Hillary's Blue Shades Exposed After Closer Look At Them

    It's so obvious to reasonable people that Hellary has health issues she is not disclosing. At some point circumstantial evidence becomes a preponderance of evidence. The big question- how will she do in front of an audience with bright lights and the potential for spontaneous noise eruption from the crowd during the debates? Will she leave the stage for extended periods of time "to wait in line for the bathroom", or will she simply decide she can't show up. I'm gussing that she never shows up.
    And I'll take all bets that she don't
    The poor girl will have an Allergy attack, or something like that. Either way, you can kill her goodbye.
    And hopefully we'll see all those asshat Hollyweird people boarding a boat for Cuba next.

    1. Jackson: " can kill her goodbye."

      Seems like Jackson's been attending Trump rallies where they scream "Kill her!" Deplorable!

      PS. Isn't it hilarious how dimwits expect people to believe their armchair medical diagnoses? BTW, IIRC, Hillary spent 11 hours answering Congressional committee's questions on Benghazi. Quite a feat. Trump would have folded like a pile of wet cardboard. Just this week he whined that Matt Lauer was hard on him. What a crybaby.

    2. Jackson, why call for killing the candidate you don't like? This is America. Shouldn't it be sufficient to vote against her?

    3. When you support a person like Trump who wants to start WW3 over a gesture , killing the candidate you don't like is not a stretch. It is the result!

    4. I wonder if Jackson realizes he is consistently misspelling the name of the rock star he is trying to ride on the coattails of.

  7. LMAO!

    You have said all you need to. Reasonable and smart folks will have no problem recognizing your obvious idiocy.

    You have a nice afternoon now ya hear. Say hi to the Deplorables.

  8. RN... Hillary, her campaign and their need for 100% control and privacy certainly blew this one. Why not just say ahead of time she was sick? If the Sunday episode never happened, were they ever going to come clean? Of course not. That is not how this couple operates. Perhaps with good reason, but the fact is, as a presidential candidate, you cannot ever just run away like she did.

    Don't we as the American voting public, have a right to know that the person we are voting for as President is healthy?

    The coughing I can excuse. My mother in law gets coughing jags that can last a half hour, and she's incredibly healthy. The feinting? That's another story. She had a serious fall a couple of years back. We are entitled to see a doctors report on the seriousness of those injuries. Is she still under care? Are there lingering problems?

    I am sorry it has come to this, but it has. Kennedy would never be elected today. Nor Ike, nor FDR. But that is where we are.

    Hillary blew this and will probably blow the roll out of more info.

    Sadly, it's her nature. She's got few political bones in her body.

  9. BTW... I love that the the Trump campaign, through Mr Newt, has already said any reports released by Clinton's docs are worthless because they are false.

    I wonder if we can apply that same standard to Trump, judged the biggest liar running this year and never disproven, or even argued by his followers.

    1. Gee Dave, between Trump and Gingrich they have as many wives as Henry VIII! I'm still quite foggy
      why those rakes are so attractive to the evangelical type....

  10. The evangelical type like power (money) and like being told what to do and what the think. It doesn't require the intellectual power that thinking for yourself requires. There is a reason why liberals are more educated than the majority of evangelicals.

  11. Methinks geography figures in as well Jerry.

    Maybe not.

  12. Putting myself in the shoes of a highly visible public figure (whether a Hollywood celebrity or a politician), I can well understand the impulse to protect one’s privacy. Every aspect of your life on display — how you eat, comb your hair, dress and conduct yourself, your conversations and emails. It’s a boundary issue: What to disclose versus what to protect. A clamoring public is neither respectful nor forgiving; and a voracious news media would snap pictures of you sitting on the potty.

    Even less forgiving is the partisan opposition in search of anything and everything to torpedo your chances in public. Much of it embellished, exaggerated, even invented.

    How much dirt on Hillary is actually true? Colin Powell’s email were recently hacked. In those hacked emails, Powell characterizes the Benghazi hearings as a “witch hunt.” These revelations do not change minds or perceptions.

    Sad commentary: Partisanship has become such a dirty affair, you can slander anyone these days. And always find supporters who will believe the worst — whether true or not.

  13. What you say (O)TO(O)PUS is true. Unfortunately.

    That aside, it is my opinion that HRC would have been better served had she made a statement in advance what her docors have since confirmed. It may not have stopped the sharks from attacking, but, it would have made it less believable that she is hiding something. At least to reasonable people and moderates abnyway.

    I watched Hannity last night on this subject and frankly his partisanship and hypocrisy made me want to puke.

  14. When you run for public office, but on your high heel sneakers and a bullet-proof vest.

  15. The invasiveness of the public and media is driving me nuts, but that is what it is. Everyone who runs at this level should know that.

    You choose to run, you're essentially asking for a proctology exam everyday of the campaign.

    You don't want that kind of scrutiny, don't run. Pretty simple. Otherwise, play the game and deal with it.

    She hates it. I get that. But this is too important for her to get all "that" over this or any other issue. They say politics is a blood sport. Now we'll see if HRC can play on the stump.

    I'm not sure, but she has to take it to him if she wants to win.

    55 more days...

    1. I suspect Hillary is used to it after all these years . Hillary hating is curious phenom.

  16. Attn: Whoopi Goldberg, Barbra Streisand, Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'donnell, and all the other l the entertainers, actors, musicians, comedians, journalist, and athletes.
    You exist for my entertainment. Some of you are great. Some of you can deliver a line with such conviction that you bring tears to my eyes. Some of you can scare the crap out of me. Others make me laugh. But you all have one thing in common, you only have a place in my world to entertain me. That’s it.
    You make your living pretending to be someone else. Playing dress up like a 6 year old. You live
    in a make believe world in front of a camera. And some behind the camera. Some of you sing and dance, some play games with balls, Your entire existence depends on my patronage period. Without myself and people like me all American citizens I might add your NOTHING. Your unemployed.
    I’ll crank the organ grinder; you dance. Like the monkey you are.
    I don’t really care where you stand on issues. Honestly, your stance matters far less to me than that of my neighbor. You see, you aren’t real. I turn off my TV or shut down my computer and you cease to exist in my world. Once I am done with you, I can put you back in your little box until I want you to entertain me again.
    And you? Really? I’m supposed to care what the director of fluffy tripe made for gullible people thinks about global warming or gun control? Get back into your bubble. I’ll let you know when I’m in the mood for something blue and shiny.
    And I'm also supposed to care that you will leave this great country if Trump becomes president? So you know how stupid you sound? Please don't forget to close the door behind you. We'd like to reserve your seat for someone who loves this country and really wants to be here.
    Make me laugh, or cry. Scare me. But realize that the only words of yours that matter are scripted. I might agree with some of you from time to time, but it doesn’t matter. In my world, you exist solely for my entertainment
    So, shut your pie hole and dance, monkey, and get the hell out of America if you want to, but don't just promise me...GO!!"

    Signed: Deplorable Me

    1. Feel better now that you got that off your boney and caved in chest? I publish you solely for MY entertainment and that of all the other intelligent and rational folks who visit. Thanks for stopping by to regurgitate for us your incoherent blathering.

      BTW, in my world YOU are no more important to me than a fly on a horses as*.

    2. Unknown, might as well dump on American scientists as well. 7% are Republican and the rest wonder
      why that figure is so high. We await our deportation should the bigmouth win.

  17. "You don't want that kind of scrutiny, don't run. Pretty simple."

    From your mouth to Trump's ears.

    Trump has broken with 40+ years of tradition by not releasing his tax returns. Why is he afraid of the scrutiny? Hillary has released years of tax returns, and he hasn't been as transparent as Hillary has about his medical records either. What's he hiding. Trump is far, far more secretive than the Clintons, yet he gets a pass and she gets the scrutiny. She gets the label "Liar!," he lies more than any other candidate has. When has Trump been forthcoming on anything? He diverts, redirects, and changes the subject when questioned about his double talk on positions. The media have let him get away with too much. What are his connections to Russian financiers? What about his contributions to the AGs in Texas and Florida after the investigations into Trump U. were dropped. Trump manages to give to charities with other people's money?

    But Hillary got rid of emails and used a private server? And she didn't tell the media she had pneumonia?

    1. 100% in agreement on Trump... Way too thin skinned...

  18. Re "Deplorable Me"... you do know you're admitting to being a racist, homophobic, misogynist Islamophobe, right? I noticed many comments attached to a WND article I read today in which people referred to themselves as "deplorable". My opinion is that HRC was absolutely correct about half of DJT supporters being deplorable. Given the fact that a Majority of Republicans think Obama is a Muslim. Anyway, I'm not sure if people like "unknown" are mocking HRC's comments, or are they actually proud to be deplorable?

    As for HRC being seriously ill, I don't buy it. This narrative exists solely to harm HRC's campaign. I think that HRC, being aware that the RW press would "jump on it like flies on a cow pie", decided she could power through and the public would never know. If HRC is paranoid as the RW says, it's because they ARE out to get her.


  19. Hillary is nothing but ia liar on almost everything having to do with her and her accomplishments I would also guess that her health report is one big fictional piece of crap as well. If anyone needs to understand what health risks Hillary faces, just look at her photos, and videos

  20. And we publish JB once again, putting his fact free idiocy on display one more time.

    So JB, just a bit of kindly advice for you. Next time you toss blather this way provide a link from a credible source SYPPORTING your statements or don't bother posting as it will not be published.


    1. He also sounds kind of creepy, apparently spending all his hours watching videos and photos of Hillary Clinton.

  21. JB is named appropriately, Brown because he is full of sh*t.

    1. Oh my God is that funny! NO, its stupid!

    2. Actually it is not only funny it is the truth. Of course ignoramuses like yourself are just too stupid to recognize this fact.

  22. If half of Trump supporters are a "basket of deplorables", what about the other half?

    Based on the winners who slouch into this blog, take a dump for Trump, and slither out, it seems like there aren't any in the "non-deplorables" basket at all!


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