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[ 73 ] December 31, 2012 |

It’s like 1990s-vintage Clinton derangement.   Generating a conspiracy theory from the Benghazi faux-scandal, a passel of wingers argued that Hillary Clinton was faking an illness. (Glenn Reynolds, needless to say, was in the lead.)

Clinton, as most of you now know, has a blood clot from her concussion and has been hospitalized.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

…As R. Porrofatto notes in comments, longtime Clinton conspiracy nut Ann Althouse would still like to subscribe to Charles Krauthammer’s newsletter.   And yet, she refuses to tell us whether the fake blood clot is related to the murder of Vince Foster or Bill Clinton’s massive drug-running operation!  We need answers, people!   Needless to say, it got her an Instapundit link.


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  1. trex says:

    If here is any basis at all for karma these debased pricks will now get blood clots themselves. And during their convalescence their detractors will accuse them of avoiding owning up to their mocking of Hillary’s health issues while they suck it.

    ‘Cause head injuries are all “har-dee-har” right guys? That’s your motto: “Every torture a fraternity prank, every Silver Star injury just a nick….”

  2. James E Powell says:

    With Susan Rice dumped, does anyone care about Benghazi anymore?

    • Morbo says:

      No one who isn’t still harping on Fast and Furious or Solyndra.

      • Ken says:

        Or Whitewater or Troopergate or…

        Come to think of it: Or the Soviet Union or fluoridation or who lost China or…

        And I suppose I should throw in Fort Sumter and the burning of Atlanta.

      • Theo J. says:

        The pathetic thing: Susan Rice lost out because Sen. John McCain wanted to draw blood from the Obama Administration, and not really investigate what set off the attacks in Benghazi (and elsewhere). The truth behind how “The Innocence Of Muslims’, and how it was ever seen by an easily-inflamed TV audience in Egypt/North Africa, is the stuff of farce. And HOW was this produced by a guy supposedly on Federal parole, working as an informant?

    • JosephW says:

      Just FoxNoise and a bunch of teabagging suckup GOPers (who still haven’t quite come to grips with the fact that the President has a slightly different complexion than they do).

  3. David Nieporent says:

    Yes, I remember when those same wingers adopted these nutty theories about Hillary Clinton’s choking on a pretzel being code for her drunkenness. Oh, wait, no, that was a different set of “wingers”, and it was George Bush.

  4. Lurker Delurking says:

    If nothing else, the right’s reaction to Benghazi provides some support to those who believe that had Gore been president on 9/11, the Republicans would have called for his impeachment within five minutes of the towers’ fall.

  5. c u n d gulag says:

    GOP POV:
    That concussion story is pretty flimsy.
    At least, the way the Democrats are telling it.

    Maybe that Lesbian finally went to Vince Foster’s, her former lover’s, grave, to dig up the Whitewater fortune she buried with him, and his hand shot up, and banged her head on his tombstone repeatedly, causing that concussion.

    Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket!

  6. TT says:

    When hatred, mendacity, cynicism, and manipulation are all you know, you probably just assume that everybody else is that way, too. You never stop and contemplate that you’re a pretty grotesque and abnormal individual whose mind, morals, and ethics operate in a really, really grotesque and abnormal way.

  7. R. Porrofatto says:

    Under the heading of Awful People, with a great dollop of willful stupidity and sheer miserable assholery, you can’t beat Althouse, who’s still hammering this, in her distinctively abhorrent way. (I could describe her recent abhorrent theories but you wouldn’t believe me.)

  8. Lacking Moral Fiber aka Useless Muthfucka frmly Nemesis says:

    Has anyone actually seen Hillary’s brain scans?

    I thought not. CONSPIRACY!!1!

  9. manta says:

    Is it so unusual for a politician to feign illness, that the right thinks it would show the extraordinary mendacity of Hillary Clinton and the left clutches her pearls about such lowly innuendo?

    I would have thought that most illnesses at politically convenient momemts were faked, and nobody cared much about it.

  10. […] people whose minds haven’t been degraded beyond compassion by wingnuttery are concerned. As noted by Scott Lemieux, the Wingnutteria (led by Glenn Reynolds) have been accusing Clinton of faking her previous health […]

  11. Anticorium says:

    In other hateful people doubling down on stuff, some right-wing BuzzFeed-for-children site listed Erik in the top 20 deleted tweets of the year.

    They also listed Donald Trump’s call for revolution after the black guy won misspelling “dummy” as “dumby”.

  12. Timb says:

    Reynolds, for whom a new word needs to be invented…contempt just doesn’t cover his disgustingness, also doubles down

    BENGHAZI: What’s Happening to Hillary? Only a clod would say the clot is a plot! “The suppression of information — the site of the clot — suggests 2 radically different theories: 1. fakery/exaggeration to evade testimony, or 2. something horribly serious. I read Sepkowitz to exclude the middle ground.”

    Posted at 8:56 am by Glenn Reynolds

  13. taylormattd says:

    Althouse doesn’t believe such blood clots exist, because in her experience, the red wine level in one’s blood prevents clotting.

  14. Roger Ailes says:

    We all know “Dr.” Helen Smith faked a heart attack to avoid Instacracker’s unsavory advances.

  15. Oh, come on, how can you be so naive? There is a long history of politicians pretending to have problems to avoid answering difficult questions, like when Ronald Reagan pretended he couldn’t hear the press over the rotors of Marine One, even though it hadn’t been started up yet.

    What are you covering up for, Scott?

  16. Glenn says:

    I demand Bill Frist to come in and diagnose Hillary’s problem by videotape.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Althouse and her ilk are suspicious because the press release didn’t say where the clot was. Now, I’m no doctor, but my guess is, during a follow up check for a concussion, that they looked at her head. Even the worst neurologist is not going to MRI a leg to see if the head is doing okay. Sheesh, these people!

    • ema says:

      “In the course of a routine follow-up MRI on Sunday, the scan revealed that a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis had formed,” said Dr. Lisa Bardack and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi in a statement released by the State Department. “This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage.”

    • DrDick says:

      Having been concussed myself, I know that clots are a fairly common side effect and that they do not always show up immediately.

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