Friday, September 16, 2016

Hard Truths in the Public Record

"Already, the tightening polls have caused great angst to Democratic leaders as they have watched Republican incumbents and candidates gain in the crucial Senate contests, also to be decided this year. The politicos have gone from supreme confidence to great doubt about whether they have a chance to take back Senate control and they now generally concede the U.S. House of Representatives to the Republicans."
"But what if Hillary Clinton's health issues are more serious than she is letting on? Some experts on Parkinson's disease claim to see its symptoms in her recent conduct. Her health record is far from good."
"So the U.S. presidential campaign has been plunged into unknown territory. There has never been a candidate forced to withdraw in the middle of the campaign. Despite Clinton's determination to plow ahead, she may not be able to do so."
Dick Morris, author: Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary
Blood pressure: 100/70

No one can claim with any degree of justification that this man doesn't know the Washington scene and its politics from the close and intimate inside. Formerly ex-P)resident Bill Clinton's chief political advisor, this man has worked for over thirty American senators or governors as well as for foreign political executives. If anyone has the inside track on the persona, capabilities and background of the woman running as an entitled goal for President of the United States, he most be regarded as an outstanding candidate.

Studiously unimpressed with the Republican candidate's lack of political experience, combative and rudely insulting manner, he nonetheless notes that the team behind Donald Trump has prevailed upon him finally to tighten his address, and demonstrate his utter ignorance far less frequently by following a script prepared for him, abandoning for the most part -- albeit not entirely, given his return to the 'birther' controversy -- his clumsily ignorant bait-and-slander technique of attracting supporters.

Sept. 16, 2016 Donald Trump speaks in front of a group of Medal of Honor recipients and veterans during a news conference at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Exonerating himself and infecting Clinton with the disease they both revel in, the spores of his 'birther' denial of Barack Obama as a true-blue American and a Christian returned Trump to his bumptiously atrocious behaviour of the past year in grooming himself as the next president of the United States whose bloopers, accusations and stereotypes are so beloved of the typical politico-averse average American: "Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. President Obama was born in the United States. Period."

From incoherence to coherence and a return to incoherent blathering and outright lies. Wince and carry on. So do Americans truly envision this man as their soon-to-be president? Complacent with the reality of this non-stop village idiot setting the rules for the free world to follow? Of course, there's Hillary Clinton. Of course there is, and he and she enjoy the distrust and disfavour of 50 percent of voting Americans. Which translates nicely as half of the voting population having their heads screwed on right.

So, back to Clinton and setting aside the history of her conduct in the political arena, and her stint as Secretary of State along with her unfathomable decision-making on behalf of her country's security.
  • In 1998 during her New York campaign her right foot became grossly swollen and she was diagnosed with a large blood clot behind her right knee;
  • In 2005 she fainted, her aides catching her, blaming a gastrointestinal problem caused the interruption of a campaign speech;
  • In 2009 she fell, fracturing her right elbow and surgery followed;
  • In 2009 another blood clot developed, diagnosed as "deep vein thrombosis";
  • In 2011, she tripped and fell while boarding a plane;
  • In 2012, she fainted and fell, resulting in a concussion which her husband said "required six months of very serious work to get over";
  • Again in 2012 doctors discovered another, third blood clot in a large vein alongside her head between brain and skull;
  • In 2014 and 2015 she experienced prolonged coughing fits while speaking, attributing them to seasonal allergies;
  • In July of 2015 she experienced a seizure while campaigning, video recording her head moving uncontrollably for ten seconds;
  • At a 9/11 memorial service she became faint and required propping, then collapsed into a van, revealing eventually a diagnosis of pneumonia.
The scenario goes that, forced to withdraw from the presidential run-off, the Democratic National Committee would then be permitted to select a new candidate to replace Mrs. Clinton, with current Vice-President Joe Biden appearing to be the most preferentially logical choice, appealing to a relieved electorate who would bring him in with something close to popular acclaim, while the world, exhaled.

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