WASHINGTON, September 8, 2016 — The media are working hard to maintain the fiction that Hillary Clinton is the very picture of good health. Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh jokes that it is “common knowledge” among Clinton’s campaign reporters that she is prone to moments of “low-energy” and “blanks out for hours. When that happens, she is given to strange mental spells during which she has little or no control over what she says and does. She sometimes mutters things no one can understand.”
Lehigh’s tongue-in-cheek column should give voters pause.
In the 1960s, the great fear among the Hollywood left was that the Pentagon’s right-wing military brass were either plotting the violent overthrow of the United States (“Seven Days in May”) or planning to launch a preemptive nuclear strike (“Failsafe”) on the forward thinking collectivists in the Kremlin.
“I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy” to go unchecked, says the wild-eyed and unhinged General Jack T. Ripper in Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove.”
And so Gen. Ripper launches a preemptive B-52 nuclear strike on Russia to prevent the communist foe from sapping and despoiling “our precious bodily fluids” through fluoridated water.
Today, Hollywood and the press have chosen as their preferred candidate Hillary Clinton, using satire to dismiss questions pertaining to her diminished vigor and weakened mental faculties. Such inquiries might call into question her fitness to command America’s nuclear arsenal.
The fall Clinton suffered in 2012 resulted in a blood clot in her head which required blood thinners to dissolve. And she has not been quite the same since.
Clinton told the FBI during the agency’s investigation of her emails that she could not recall every briefing she received due to her head injury. And blogger True Pundit says Clinton relied on radio technology to negotiate her way through moderator Matt Lauer’s questions during Wednesday evening’s national security forum on NBC.
According to True Pundit, Clinton wore a “micro earbud,” the same technology employed by “almost all lead Broadway actors to receive forgotten lines and stealth off-stage cues from directors.”
The post included a declassified email sent by long-time aid Huma Abedin to Clinton while she was Secretary of State: “Did u take your earpiece or do I need to get it?” Abedin asks.
The Clinton campaign dismissed the report.
But a survey taken by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) found that Clinton’s health “could be disqualifying for the position of President of the U.S.” More than 70 percent of the physicians questioned said the media hasn’t given the issue “enough emphasis.”
Clinton’s amen corner at the New York Times relegates concern over their candidate’s failing health—as exemplified by her constant coughing jags—as yet another conspiracy theory.
They admit Clinton “struggled to get through an outdoor Labor Day rally … when she was struck by a coughing attack,” but awkwardly pivoted in the next sentence to attack “conservative media” for telling “alarming tales about Mrs. Clinton’s health.”
“I have created so many jobs in the sort of conspiracy-theory machine factory,” Hillary Clinton told the Times, “Because honestly, they never quit.”
Much like her coughing spells.