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Posted on 03/31/2008 1:06:20 PM PDT by K-oneTexas
Is Hillary Mentally Ill?
by Joan Swirsky, Featured Writer
March 31, 2008
Newspaper articles and TV specials have made most people familiar with the psychiatric disorder called Munchausen-By-Proxy, in which a person (usually a woman) or a parent (usually the mother) makes herself or her child sick by poison, overmedication, smothering, etc. and then reports the dire symptoms to authorities, thereby garnering the attention and sympathy she craves, as well as heroine status for saving herself or her child.
When this bizarre pattern of behavior is observed over time by family members, friends, psychiatric professionals and they confront her with evidence of her pathological behavior, she invariably has one response: They are lying! Sound familiar?
Then there is the psychiatric disorder known as pathological lying, which is the compulsion of disturbed people to resort to lies rather than truth, the better to compensate for their feelings of inferiority. Some of the stories they make up may have a grain of truth, which allows them or in the case of politicians, their surrogates or the media to spin them to advantage. Their lies are always designed to put them in a good light and to resonate with people who also feel like victims. Sound familiar?
Yet another psychiatric disorder is masochism, in which either sexual or ego satisfaction is derived primarily from experiencing physical or psychological pain. This is particularly prominent in abused women who remain with their abusers because they rationalize that either the brutes love them or that somehow, someday they will gain enough power over their batterers to wreak their own vengeance. Sound familiar? I have spelled this out in this article and also in this one.
As the presidential campaign on the Democrat side evolves or, in my opinion, devolves there is ample evidence that Hillary has a few screws loose, if not a few bolts.
We all know that during her drive for the nomination, Hillary and her surrogates have continually played the racist card, in effect creating a media firestorm of accusation toward the ongoing blight of racism in the Democrat party. In true Munchausen form, Hillary has accused the media of causing the illness of her plummeting popularity, poll numbers, and electability. She hasnt done this they have!
Then there is the serial lying. As Bill Clintons public-relations mastermind Dick Morris has now documented, Hillary has the equivalent of a doctorate in not telling the truth. He lists the lies she has admitted to:
▪ Hillarys daughter, Chelsea, was jogging around the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (She was in bed watching it on TV.)
▪ Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. (He climbed Mt. Everest five years after her birth.)
▪ Hillary was under sniper fire in Bosnia. (A girl presented her with flowers at the foot of the ramp.)
▪ Hillary learned in The Wall Street Journal how to make a killing in the futures market. (The WSJ didn't cover the market back then.)
Morris documents other lies that Hillary has not confessed to:
▪ Hillary didn't know about the FALN pardons.
▪ Hillary didn't know that her brothers were being paid to get pardons that Clinton granted.
▪ Hillary taking White House gifts was a clerical error.
▪Hillary didn't know that her staff would fire the travel office staff after she told them to do so.
▪ Hillary didn't know that the Peter Paul fundraiser in Hollywood in 2000 cost $700,000 more than she reported it had. Read this for further documentation.
▪ Hillary supported NAFTA but now opposes it.
▪ Hillary was instrumental in the Irish peace process.
▪ Hillary urged Bill to intervene in Rwanda.
▪ Hillary played a role in the '90s economic recovery.
▪ Hillarys billing records showed up on their own.
▪ Hillary thought Bill was innocent when the Monica scandal broke.
▪ Hillary was always a Yankees fan.
▪ Hillary had nothing to do with the New Square Hasidic pardons (after they voted for her 1,400-12 and she attended a meeting at the White House about the pardons).
▪ Hillary negotiated for the release of refugees in Macedonia (who were released the day before she got there).
And then there is the central role Hillary claimed she played in the Irish peace process, yet another lie intended to convince the public of her fitness for the presidency, but which she mysteriously omitted from her autobiography.
The Problem of Character
Millions of people around the world have been treated successfully in psychotherapy and by psychotropic medications for psychiatric disorders that seem to fit Hillary.
With enough time and patience, therapists sometimes succeed in helping their patients gain insight into their insecurities, self-hatred, rage, self-destructive behaviors, fantasies of vengeance, and delusions of grandeur.
Then again, there is the category known as hopeless cases. There is a good reason why the adage, Show me a mean young lady and Ill show you a mean old lady, has enduring truth. Essential character traits are largely immutable.
While Democrats, as well as the leftwing media, have for decades papered over Hillarys character flaws, over-weaning ambition, destroy-people-at-all-cost strategies, and blaring, glaring lies, it is only since theyve found a new liberal to lionize in the form of one Barack Obama that theyve started abandoning the USS Clinton and remembering the weird, chameleon-like behavior that has always characterized the 3am-red-phone lady.
First there was her conversion from a rah-rah conservative Goldwater girl to the fervent acolyte of Marxist Saul Alinsky. Then the goodie-two-shoes governors wife turned defender of everything prurient and excessive. There was the corporate lawyer turned Whitewater-cattle-futures-billing records scandal queen. And then the transparency presidents wife who shrouded herself and the process of healthcare reform in secrecy. There was the woman who spoke the Kings English in the northeast but became a holy-rolling southern-drawling good-ole-girl in the Deep South. And the woman who voted for the Iraq War and supported NAFTA but then surprise! became Ms. Anti-War incarnate and against the trade agreement. The list goes on and on and on and on and on.
Why? Is this the case of a person fixated in adolescence who finds it impossible to stop having identity crises even into her sixties? Is it the onset of an insidious memory disorder that compels Hillary to create out of whole cloth experiences she never had (think Tuzla, think Ireland) and then to attribute her wild claims to misspeaking? Or is it simply a case of bad immutably bad character?
The End Is Nigh
Hillarys recent extravagant whopper about being flown into Bosnia and having to dodge sniper fire seems to have finally brought about her undoing. As radio personality Mark Simone has asked, what kind of insane mother would let her daughter off a plane in the face of sniper fire?
Faced with round-the-clock coverage of the people who were present on the trip, including a comedian, a pop singer, and the pilot who all categorically denied her version of events and endless footage of Hillary and Chelsea strolling the tarmac with sun-shiny smiles, the Revolt began, not only of longtime media loyalists but also of Party flaks, and even super-delegates who ran gleefully into the arms of Obama.
Writer Kimberley A. Strassel says that ignoring the Bosnia story:
would have been to deny the press, the pundits, Democrats, and even Barack Obama, the catharsis of finally finally! getting a chance to confront the Clintons' questionable mores. Hillary's and Bill's scandals have been the elephant in the primary room ever since she first signaled a run. Yet up to now everyone has been too scared, or too loyal, or too weary to touch the ugly past. Her Bosnia misspeak is now serving as proxy for all the truths about the Clintons' non-truths, allowing even liberals to break free from their Clinton dependence.
And how liberating it is! The real beauty of Mrs. Clinton's Tuzla torture is that it's self-inflicted No more apologizing. Now comes the euphoria, the liberation, the freedom of Bosnian snipers! Suddenly, liberals all over are remembering that they never really liked the Clintons suddenly, they can sidle into a discussion about Mrs. Clinton's ethics suddenly, they can break free of the Clintons, much as New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson did earlier this week, with a look of ecstasy, as he ran toward the daylight and endorsed Mr. Obama.
Which is why it is no surprise that this week also saw the beginning of a tide of Democrats, many of them one-time Clinton defenders, calling on her to abandon her bid, laying out the reasons for why she cannot win this race, and telling her to let go for the good of the party. Mrs. Clinton, being a Clinton, may well ignore them. But what is clear is that questions about her character and honesty are no longer verboten.
Of the media, journalist and author Peggy Noonan remarked: it sours life to have a person whose character you feel you cannot admire play such a large daily role in your work at this point [they] feel such a lack of faith in Mrs. Clinton's words and ways that it amounts to an aversion.
Columnist Rich Lowry remarked that Hillary has exhibited a grandiosity verging on delusion, that she is suffering from a rare disorder to which vaultingly ambitious formerly front-running presidential candidates are prone.
But it is international journalist Mark Steyn who has captured what is sure to be the style of Hillarys unpretty exodus and the base motives that have driven her all of her life: But on she staggers. Even if she cant win, she can deny victory to Obama, and to her party. As they say in show business, its not important for me to succeed, only for my friends to fail.
Joan Swirsky, is a Featured Writer for The New Media Journal. A New York-based author and journalist, she was formerly a longtime health-and-science and feature writer for The New York Times Long Island section. She is the recipient of seven Long Island Press Awards...
To ask the question is to answer it.
Once this mentioned the “pathological liar” part I said “Bingo!” for both Clintons.
Hillary is certifiable!
Every narcissistic, power-mad Marxist, that is a psychopathic liar, is mentally ill, IMHO.
See my page. :-)
“I’m ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille”.
Does this sound like someone who is crazy?
I don’t think she’s mentally ill. I just think she’ll do anything to be President....well except maybe have sex with Bill, or any other man for that matter.
Trick question right?
Is the Pope Catholic?
Attaching the mental illness label tends to excuse the basic lack of morals and character present in both Bill & Hill.
Wow, poor Hillary the media has turned on her, they let her rival get away with saying anything and everything. Now they are assigning her mental problems from a distance. Now she nows what its like to be George W Bush
Does a bear poop in the woods?
They are willing to enter into a last-man-standing cage-match with Obama in Denver, splitting the Democrat party, alienating lifelong Black Voters for their own personal gratification.
Liberalism is a MENTAL DISORDER!
True. Though he has always had a Nero like nature about him — and she reminds us of Caligula.
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
She might or might not have a classifiable behavior. But, the condition appears to be stable.
No, she’s evil. She cannot be permitted to plead insanity.
Narcissistic Disorder-A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
has a grandiose sense of self-importance
is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
believes that he or she is "special" and unique
requires excessive admiration
has a sense of entitlement
is interpersonally exploitative
is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
Is a fat dog heavy?
Laughable...Hillary is not sick, rather she is cunning and smart. That is why I think Rush is playing with fire with his ego-building, merchandising, Operation Chaos.
Hillary is a power mad, money grubbing, inveterate liar willing to use the power of government to intimidate and destroy personal and political enemies. In other words, a trypical Washington beltway thug. However, compared to Hillary, Barack Obama, an Islamoracist, America hating, black separatist Sharia candidate; Hillary looks relatively normal. Also since the Democrat Party, even more extremist and kook fringe, now opposes Hillary because she isn’t left-wing extreme enough. Again, compared to Barack Farrakhan Obigot, the old Marxist rag muncher is now considered the political mainsteam. That is how far this country has fallen and moved to the extreme left 8 years after the last Clinton held power.
This author needs to learn the importance of brevity.
All that was necessary after the headline was “Yes”.
The two conditions are not mutually exclusive ... Although, as has been suggested previously on this thread:
More than anything else, Clinton (and Obama) are evil.
Hillary is “all in” for this race.
She has to be. She absolutely MUST win, there is no tomorrow.
She’s 60 now. If she loses to the upstart Obama, what does that say about her ability to handle a contested race. It’s not like her two victories for the senate from NY were hotly contested. She won in a walk, in 2000 to a weak Rick Lazio.
If McCain wins the general against Obama, she will have to run for her senate seat and campaign for president again in 2012.
If Obama wins the primary and in the general election, she’s out until 2016 at which time she will be 68.
So it’s all-in for Hillary. She simply must win at any, and all, costs. If it’s not her, then it’s going to be McCain.
It’s gong to become more desperate for Hillary! as the months pass leading up to the d’RATS convention. The dirt is going to fly and it WILL come down to the super-delegates. It must be Hillary, for she has said that it must be so, and so, it shall be.
She is a liberal politician. Once you know that, all other discussion is rather pointless, don’t you think?
It infuriates me that the media and Dems are behaving like Hillary changed over-night! Give me a break...she's been this way since I've been aware of her existence and this article just scratches the surface!
I wish Barbara Olson was still with us to relish the "new revelations" about our "Hell to Pay" Hillary!
I also think Obama is a piece of work just waiting to be outted for the incompetennt, less than honest purely political phoney that he is!
she’s a liberal ain’t she?
Attaching the mental illness label tends to excuse the basic lack of morals and character present in both Bill & Hill.
Exactly!! This is about lack of character, not misfiring brain neurons, or lack of neurochemicals. This is about base selfishness; no remorse. I think they are both too cut-throat to even be called narcissists. That would require some aspect of love, be it self-love, and other human emotions. These two are like baboons that kill their young.
There was an article and thread a few months back about her college days - she was "melancholy & depressed". IIRC she saw the school shrink and took medication for a while. (really I'm SERIES)
So technically she can't own a gun by Federal Law, but yet wants her finger on the button of our Nuclear Weapons. Hardy-Har-ha.
The only problem is that McCain is loonier that she is.
I don’t think she’s mentally ill. I think she is evil.
Hillary has a very prominent ‘tell’. She preceeds every fantasy statement with the words ‘you know, uh’. She says you know, uh several times per minute. But do the dims have the balls to throw those gangsters off the bus? He** no!
Hillary certainly suffers from delusions of grandeur and fits well the definition of megalomania.