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You Know I'm Right | Commentary by Betty Arenson
| Friday, Sep 16, 2016

bettyarensonHillary Clinton’s health is a prominent topic in the news these days. Her supporters are fiercely defensive and malign anyone who questions the true status of her physical fitness.

Hillary’s “medical event” at the 9/11 memorial service has caused a lot of commotion.

Clinton allies have been steadfast in attempting to make it all about another right-wing conspiracy, but after last Sunday, some Democrats have broken rank and voiced a need for a “contingency plan.”

Various outlets – RealClear Politics, Zero Hedge and Politico – report this week that columnist Cokie Roberts, also an avid Democrat and ABC News contributor, stated on NPR that Democrats were “nervously beginning to whisper” about filling Hillary’s spot if she departs.

“People are angry at the lack of transparency,” Roberts said. “It was hours before the diagnosis of pneumonia was revealed after seeing this incredibly damaging video of her being helped and stumbling into this van.”

Likewise, former DNC chairman and Clinton backer Don Fowler said: “Now is the time for all good political leaders to come to the aid of their party,” and, “I think the plan should be developed by 6 o’clock this afternoon.”

Getting a plan as important and complicated as this, to be put together within hours, indicates the Democrats’ concern and haste.

If Hillary and her camp want the suspicions of her health status to stop, they need to stop feeding the so-called “rumors.”

It’s been frequently reported that $250,000 has been spent to make three vehicles more accommodating to Hillary. There are pictures showing she uses a little step-stool to enter the already altered vehicles.

WikiLeaks has revealed emails from Hillary directing State Department employees to do research into drugs for Parkinson’s disease.

CNN.com reported on Hillary fainting at a speech on Jan. 31, 2005, and Secret Service was close enough to protect her. The explanation was dehydration.

On Jan, 18, 2009, Hillary reportedly fell on the way to the White House, breaking her elbow. She has Secret Service at her side constantly; how did that happen?

An Aug. 19, 2011, email from Clinton confidante Cheryl Mills described Hillary with “decision fatigue.”

The first week of December 2012, Hillary reportedly fell at home and hit her head. That was also explained as fainting from dehydration.

In a Jan. 26, 2013, email, Huma Abiden said Hillary was “often confused.” It was revealed she had a bad concussion and a blood clot in the skull.

Bill Clinton told ABC News on May 14, 2014, that Hillary “required six months of very serious work to get over (the concussion).” That’s the first and last time he said that in public, and it contradicts what State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Jan. 7, 2013: “Judging by the woman we saw this morning and the workload that she’s got, she seems to be fully recovered.”

This week Bill Clinton attempted once again to explain Hillary’s problem, telling CBS News: “… because frequently – well not frequently, rarely – but on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.”

Unfortunately for both Bill and CBS, they were busted when CBS was caught editing the tape to omit the word “frequently.”

There are various videos of Hillary being under pressure with reporters shooting questions at her where she developed the unusual head-jerking movement, mouth agape and the bug eyes (a symptom of Parkinson’s). This may well explain why she has not held a press conference in about 265 days.

Hillary continuing long episodes of coughing give rise to suspicions.

As for Hillary’s spell last Sunday, the immediate explanation was being overheated on a 78-degree day. Two spokespeople gave conflicting reports while her physician immediately claimed Hillary had pneumonia diagnosed the prior Friday.

Bill said she was dehydrated; then he said she had the flu.

It’s odd that a person of this caliber with a medical event would go to her daughter’s apartment. Hillary reappeared in just 90 minutes, full of vigor; yet her doctor is reportedly one hour away from that address.

It wasn’t just America that saw Hillary in a very fragile moment, stacked on top of the others. It was the whole world.

Suspicions grow because of the constant contradictions and ambiguity; now Democrats are openly watching.

Hillary is out and about on the trail, and I, for one, want her to keep it up.

The upcoming debates will probably be the most watched ever.

 

Betty Arenson has lived in the SCV since 1968 and describes herself as a conservative who’s concerned about progressives’ politics and their impacts on the country, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She says she is unashamed to own a gun or a Bible, couldn’t care less about the color of the president’s skin, and demands that he uphold his oath to protect and follow the Constitution of the United States in its entirety.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Allets Zerep says:

    Stop spreading lies and baseless accusations about Clinton’s health. There is nothing there and has been verified through her doctor and countless medical records she has already released. Trump needs to release his medical records not a summary report and his taxes. Your ceaseless defense of this bigot, racist, misogynist, demagogue is more revealing of you than even you know. Tell me something, just how crowded is it in that basket of yours? Denounce Trumps bigotry, racism, misogyny, fear mongering, xenophobia and outright lies and then maybe an intelligent discussion can take place.

  2. Carol Fleming says:

    Bug eyes and Parkinson’s? Hmmm that’s a new one

  3. mellie says:

    At last, the One True God has begun to answer our fervent prayers! Praise God!

  4. Gary says:

    Betty,

    Are you an unhappy person?

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