Monday, September 12, 2016

Should we worry about Hillary's health?

Yeah, I think so:
An ill Hillary Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 anniversary ceremony Sunday and needed to be held up by three people before she appeared to stumble off a curb and was helped into a van. Several hours later, her campaign revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and advised to rest.
The article I've linked has not yet been updated as I write this morning,but the headline refers to something else we've just learned. A screen shot:

Won't you get hip to this timely tip, when you make that California trip
A lot of what's happening doesn't add up. We are being told that Clinton has pneumonia, but she subsequently gave a child a hug outside of Chelsea Clinton's apartment. Another screen shot:

I have the touch
Another way I can tell this is serious -- the lefties on my FB feed are in full shriek about it. It means nothing! I'd like to see any of you fat #%@* go through a presidential campaign! You can have walking pneumonia and not even realize it!

We'll keep watching. This could be, as the orange-hued one says, yuge.


Gino said...

I've had pneumonia several times now... Maybe six all together... My symptoms were nothing like I'm seeing with Hillary.

jerrye92002 said...

I've had severe bronchitis-- much the same thing-- and the symptoms are similar but do NOT cause fainting or stumbling, just lethargy. If she looks that awful on the debate stage two weeks from now, the problem of her winning may solve itself.

R.A. Crankbait said...

I don't know how her handlers can let her appear in the debate. Even with a friendly moderator eager to provide cover, ala Candy Crowley, the chance for a spasm, wobble or outright collapse seems high in what will no doubt be a high-pressure situation. Not debating is a huge risk, but a few degrees easier to manage than a cataclysmic collapse.

Or not. A certain segment of the media is going to run cover for her regardless, but there are signs that even the media is getting p.o.'d at how it is being "managed." Even lapdogs will bite on occasion.

Bike Bubba said...

It strikes me that those around her must hate her. They know something is very wrong, something that could imperil us all as it gets worse, and nobody said anything. Nobody is pulling her aside and saying "Hilliary, you don't have to do this, Biden or someone can pick up for you, you've got enough to live on...give it up."

Bike Bubba said...

Another thought is that nothing says "ready to help the people" like traveling around the country and interacting with hundreds and thousands of people while you're contagious with a pretty nasty disease. "Come here, little girl, let me give you a hug!"

And yes, her handlers and the press core are equally guilty....gotta keep the false front up for the sake of something! Who cares if it puts an invalid in the White House with the keys to the football.

jerrye92002 said...

I can't imagine that even the sycophantic press corps and close aides will tolerate her prickly personality forever. If Trump manages to get a lead on her, her fury will know no bounds and it is all downhill from there. She's already fire 'n ice to a lot of people. Here's hoping.

Gino said...

the little girl was a campaign prop. you dont really think the secret service would allow a random little girl off the street to aproach their client, do you?

my feed is similar to mr D's. the hillarybots are posturing smugly, see? its just pneumonia... i tried to explain to one of them, to no avail, that nothing with the Clintons has ever been as small as they admit too, not after months of denials.

Mr. D said...

the little girl was a campaign prop. you dont really think the secret service would allow a random little girl off the street to aproach their client, do you?

Exactly, and it's disgraceful if Hillary really has pneumonia. Although I would imagine she doesn't and it's something else.

jerrye92002 said...

Comes a story this morning that it really is pneumonia, that it is contagious and several staffers are also ill with it. Somehow I am reminded how the Terminator's upper torso kept crawling after John Connor. The Hillarybot won't give up. I'm still predicting that, if Trump gets a solid lead, she will self-destruct.

Bike Bubba said...

My take is pneumonia plus something else. I remember my grandfather's last year was spent mostly in the hospital or a nursing home with a constant antibiotic drip--the disease really, really, really takes hold when the host isn't healthy. The reason I say this is prior history and the fact that people have been talking about her cough for weeks. (months?)

Poetic justice if the same handlers that knew she was very sick got very sick themselves., though, I guess.

jerrye92002 said...

Pneumonia alone can lay you low for quite some time.

From WebMD: "After you've been infected with a pneumonia-causing organism, it takes as little as 1 to 3 days or as long as 7 to 10 days for symptoms to appear. How severe pneumonia is and how long it lasts depend on:

Your age and health. Older, sicker people usually have more severe cases. And their cases of pneumonia are more likely to cause complications, such as bacteria in the bloodstream (bacteremia) or throughout the body (septicemia).
Whether bacteria or a virus caused the pneumonia. Viral pneumonia usually is less severe than bacterial pneumonia.
How quickly you treat it. The sooner you treat pneumonia, the sooner symptoms go away.
Your immune system. People who have impaired immune systems are more likely to have more severe pneumonia than people who have healthy immune systems.

In healthy people, pneumonia can be a mild illness that is hardly noticed and clears up in 2 to 3 weeks. In older adults and in people with other health problems, recovery may take 6 to 8 weeks or longer. "