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Conservatives Think Hillary Clinton Is Faking Her Concussion

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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Do you hear that faint sound? It's the grumbling of conservative pundits who are now churning out a theory that Hillary Clinton is lying bout her concussion to avoid having to testify aboutBenghazi. Clinton had a concussion recently, her team said Saturday. And The Daily Caller's Jim Treacher isn't sending the Secretary of State a get-well card until she proves she was really hurt. He writes:

If she has a concussion, let’s see the medical report. Let’s see some proof that she’s not just stonewalling. If it’s true, then we can all wish her a speedy recovery. But it’s ridiculous to expect us to take her word for it.

And there's more: 

P.S. If you demanded Romney’s tax returns but you think it’s paranoid to ask for Hillary Clinton’s medical report, #YouMightBeALiberal

Of course Romney didn't release his full tax returns, but that's not neither here nor there. Back to Concussiongate: the State Department released a statement saying that "while suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," and Treacher is not alone in not buying that. Former United Nations Ambassador and Fox Newscommentator John Bolton insinuated Monday night on Fox News's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren that Clinton's concussion was dubious, because he knows how to play sick. He said:

You know, every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world knows the phrase I am about to use. When you don't want to go to a meeting or conference, or an event, you have a 'diplomatic illness,' ... And this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band.

And conservative blogger Lucianne Goldberg (the same woman who convinced Linda Tripp to tape Monica Lewinsky), echoed that statement with a tweet this morning: 

Hillary has given us a great new excuse. Don't call in with a cold or a bad tooth. Just say you have a concussion. It can last for days.

— Lucianne Goldberg (@LucianneLinks) December 18, 2012

The calls for Clinton to "come clean" about her health aren't unlike when conservative commentators thought David Petraeus coming clean about the affair that ruined his political and personal life was an attempt to wag the dog, even though he did end up testifying about the attacks on the American consulate September 11 in the Libyan city. The ongoing narrative from these critics seems to be a step beyond on Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham's successful proddingof Ambassador Susan Rice on the attacks — these are pundit-class seeds of "cover-up" that go beyond fact, or even perceived fact, even though a CNN poll late last month found the majority of Americans do not believe there was one. With Petraeus and Rice out of the picture and their reputations sullied, Clinton is the latest scapegoat for ongoing frustrations over Benghazi. Mr. Kerry, you sure you want her job?

http://news.yahoo.com/conservatives-think-hillary-clinton-faking-her-concussion-164041935.html

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Fields456
by Bronze Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM
I thought she hurt her foot or leg?
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by on Dec. 19, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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Charles Krauthammer: Hillary Clinton ‘Seems to Have a Severe Benghazi Allergy’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton planned to testify before Congress this week on the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, however, officials say she suffered a concussion after becoming ill with a stomach virus. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is now scheduled to testify in her absence.

Appearing on Fox News Tuesday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer joked that Clinton “seems to have a severe Benghazi allergy.”

Krauthammer explained that it was U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, not Clinton, who addressed the American people five days after the attack. Rice appeared on several Sunday shows and provided information that was later determined to be false.

“Now that she’s supposed to speak to the Congress about this, she has this illness. Now, I am not going to say she doesn’t have one. I’d be happy to give her a neurologic exam, but in the absence of that, I’ll take her word. But there is something strange about this,” Krauthammer said.

On Sept. 11, heavily armed militants laid siege to the U.S. Mission in Benghazi and a nearby CIA annex. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the fiery attack. The Obama administration initially placed blame on an anti-Muslim YouTube video, but later admitted terrorist involvement.

paperorplastic
by Silver Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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It's very odd timing that she has a concussion just before she is set to be a witness in the Lybia cover up.  No one can deny that.  

kayjayjess
by Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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Not saying she's faking, but how convenient.

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jcrew6
by Jenney on Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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Anything is possible with this administration. They have a trend of lies, misspeaking, and lacking in things like transparency, and accountability. So, given their past record? Anything is possible.
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DSamuels
by Platinum Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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Hmmmm, even though she claims she will not run for president in 2016, I'm wondering if she's afraid testifying would make it impossible.
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paperorplastic
by Silver Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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This has been my theory as well.  I hear its going to be her and old Jeb running.  Rand Paul is throwing around the idea as well.  But, just like his dad people will dismiss him as too constitutional.  

Quoting DSamuels:

Hmmmm, even though she claims she will not run for president in 2016, I'm wondering if she's afraid testifying would make it impossible.


DSamuels
by Platinum Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I don't like Ron Paul, he's way too out there for me. Rand Paul is our senator and I do like him. I haven't studied him like I would a candidate for president, but he doesn't strike me as far out there as his dad.

Hmmm Jeb & Rand. I could support that. Rubio & Rand too.

Quoting paperorplastic:

This has been my theory as well.  I hear its going to be her and old Jeb running.  Rand Paul is throwing around the idea as well.  But, just like his dad people will dismiss him as too constitutional.  

Quoting DSamuels:

Hmmmm, even though she claims she will not run for president in 2016, I'm wondering if she's afraid testifying would make it impossible.



Saerise
by Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

It did make me wonder. Timing is perfect for her. Though, I've had a concussion, and I don't see why she couldn't testify with one, after a few days rest, anyway. Which she should certainly have gotten by now, I would think. 


P.S. Hillary: GINGER ALE! It's the only thing I can keep down when I'm sick. 

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Quoting _Kissy_:

The Daily Caller's Jim Treacher isn't sending the Secretary of State a get-well card until she proves she was really hurt. He writes:

If she has a concussion, let’s see the medical report. Let’s see some proof that she’s not just stonewalling. If it’s true, then we can all wish her a speedy recovery. But it’s ridiculous to expect us to take her word for it.

Ridiculous?   Really?

Any society where there's that little trust in basic integrity between the two sides of a political divide has a deeper and more serious problem than just one person testifying.

Beyond a certain level of distrust, any democracy will become dysfunctional and fail to thrive.

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