Skip to comments.Karl Rove ‘flat-out lying’ about Hillary’s health: Clinton camp
Posted on 05/13/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT by jimbo123
GOP activist Karl Rove is being accused of gutter politics in a response by Hillary Clintons reps after remarks last week, reported by Page Six, that the former secretary of state may have brain damage from a blood clot she suffered in 2012.
From the moment this happened 17 months ago, the right has politicized her health, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement. First they accused her of faking it. Now theyve resorted to the other extreme and are flat-out lying All he wants to do is inject the issue into the echo chamber, and hes succeeding.
This comes in response to Roves comments at a conference in Los Angeles last week: Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, shes wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know whats up with that.
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She’s really experienced to be _resident.
You know, the guy who whines about how often tea partiers make stupid statements and create distractions. LOL
‘From the moment this happened 17 months ago, the right has politicized her health, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement’
Projection, projection, projection! The Left politicizes EVERYTHING! Yet we are always accused of it and Big Media trumpets whatever the Left says as truth. We should damn well know what her health situation is if she decides to run. PERIOD.
Why are they so upset? I believe it was the WH that initially released the info that she had had a “blood clot” on the brain (basically, a stroke). This may or may not cause brain damage, but in any case, Rove never said she had “brain damage,” just that if she had an incident this serious and is running for president, voters should know about it.
That said, this is one of the few times or maybe the only time Hillary has ever had my sympathy. She was under an incredible amount of pressure, because she was a totally rejected and ineffectual SOS, appointed only because Bill wanted Obama to do so (but marginalized because Bill didn’t get the contract right), who had to go out and defend the most ridiculous policies in the universe. Even she, die-hard Dem operative, knew the policies were ridiculous and that the entire administration was snickering when they sent her out there. The rest of the time, Obama sent her to obscure destinations while he had other people go out and spew his line at important meetings.
She would have been willing to do anything he said, but she obviously didn’t have standing to make an impact. Plus, I think Obama was trying to humiliate the First Black President, BJ Clinton, through her.
Will Clinton (Bill) take his revenge? I bet he will.
Why is her fitness off limits? She can’t pass the physical. Her body is producing blood clots. She’s going to get a blood clot in her brain or lungs and that will be the end of her. And then the Democrats can look her grandchild in the eye and say they’re sorry that they cared more about the election than they cared about Hillary.
Watch Hilary carefully. I think Rove is onto something although many of you don’t believe him.
With Hillary, speculation is all voters have on Benghazi, and it’s all they have on her various clashes with gravity.
It’s likely all that we’re going to get, too.
What better way to discredit any criticisms about Hillary's health than to have a schmuck like Rove say it, then the Left can denounce it, and then it's discredited?
Remember how the Clintons were "angry" that Ken Starr was the Independent Counsel? How they attacked him publicly. But in private, they were as happy as clams.
Everything is political and has an end justifies the means scenario with the Clintons.
Flashback: Hugh Rodham Dies After Stroke; Father of Hillary Clinton Was 82
I knew she had brain damage decades ago.
Thirty days in the hospital?”
About the length of ‘celebrity rehab’, isn’t it?
Hillary was born with brain damage..and it seems to me like Rove is trying to make excuses for her disgusting behavior..first of all Benghazi happened BEFORE her “Fall” and Clinton not calling Boko Haram a terrorist group had nothing to do with her fall, it has to do with her ideology..something no knock on the head can fix
Wondering about the health of an old woman who might run for office is now verboten.
The abuse heaped upon Sarah Palin was amusing and acceptable.
Thus sayeth the mainstream media.
Compete and good article with caveats like
I would expect her to make a full recovery” - Expectations are not always met
“Both doctors agree that it could. In 1998, when Bill Clinton was in his second term as president, then first lady had a deep vein clot behind her right knee. Some people do have a genetic predisposition to develop blood clots, but it is not publicly known if Hillary Clinton does.” - So this may or may not be a continuing issue
rare clot in a vein between her brain and skull was discovered during a follow-up exam Sunday, weeks after she reportedly sustained a concussion after a fall in her home during a bout of stomach flu. - so she did have a concussion which as we now now can cause any number of issues (ask the NFL)
To be honest I think she made a full recoever and whish her the best of health where ever she lives as long as it is not 1600 Penn Ave.
She’s as healthy as a horse and will remain so,
until asked, again, to testify under oath about Ben Ghazi.
At that time she will require bed rest and lots of clear fluids: gin, vodka & grain alcohol.
Yeah, the Clintons - sooooooooo outraged about the possibility that someone might lie AGAINST THEM. Not that they’ve ever lied against other... nope, not the Clintons...
They deserve to have people lie against them... but I suspect this might be the truth about Hillary. Rove has never run a ‘sluts and nuts’ team... and probably never will...
Hugh Rodham, 81, suffered the stroke March 19 and has been in critical condition since March 22.
The elder Rodham, who walks with a cane, had been in frail health periodically over the last several years.
One of her main holdings was part ownership of a Little Rock condominium she had bought with her parents, who had moved to Arkansas from Illinois in 1987, after Hugh Rodham’s first stroke.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
It might be worth a shot though. What difference, at this point, does it make?
We have no 4th Admendment Rights anymore in regards to our Health-Care Records because of Obamacare right?
Well then, since they are not ours, and Hillary's are not her's let her then she can lay out all her Medical Records on this issue.
They Dogged GWB for all his Records, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
Thou dost protest too much!
A Clinton would never lie.
I’ll bring the sledgehammer..just give me a time and place
Judging by the instantaneous ballistic reaction, I would say you are right. If it was all hot air they would be laughing and ridiculing Rove instead of launching a fusillade of hate against him.
My Life: The Early Years - Page 441 - Google Books Result
Bill Clinton - 2005 -Biography & Autobiography
In January 1983, during my swearing-in speech to the legislature, Hugh Rodham had slumped in his chair. He had suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to the University Medical Center for quadruple-bypass surgery.
A broken clock is right twice a day. Rove was right here.
Hillary’s father had a heart atttack, quadruple bypass surgery and 2 strokes (that we know of). Her family health history + her drinking is something that needs to be raised and I’m shocked that Toyo Rove was the one to do it.
You know on some days, I think Bill Clinton was the Antichrist and we somehow survived him.
Funny how the New York Post can point out a single lie by Karl Rove but can’t point out the multitude of lies by Obama and his MARXIST followers.
The Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill should reconsider his career choice.
He is the one introducing absolutes: Rove is “lying”. That implies that Rove knows a truth and is consciously telling the opposite.
Rove expressed an opinion. The Clinton camp call it a lie.
Based on what fact?
Either she is or she isn’t. How could Rove lie if he isn’t staring at her medical chart.
I love it when D*Baggers war on each other.
“All he wants to do is inject the issue into the echo chamber, and hes succeeding.
Sheesh! The dhimmicraps get a in a tizzy when someone steals their playbook.
This ought to keep the little big headed effr occupied for a while.
Explains why she coildn’t remember anything about Whitewater
Everything IS political! If you’re in politics, that’s just a fact. EVERYTHING. PERIOD. If you can’t accept that, don’t be “in politics.”
at one time during her trouble,
HRC wore glasses with a fresnel prism in the left eye.
yet the story is that she had a blood clot
in the right side of her skull.
One jack hammer, coming right up!
Maybe so, but at best, it would be jumping the gun and is entirely unnecessary, and may now be used as a discreditable distraction, like Romney's "47 percent" comment. At worst, a lot of time will be spent on chasing a "birth certificate" type issue, with the great potential of offending or putting off the very voters we should be able to attract whether she runs or not in 2016. This is one of those micro-issues that Dems usually latch onto and may affect outcomes of some elections.
From Newt Gingrich: 'Offended' by Karl Rove remarks - Politico, by Lucy McCalmont, May 13, 2014
"I am totally opposed and deeply offended by Karl Rove's comments about Secretary Clinton," the former House speaker and 2012 presidential candidate posted during a Q & A on his Facebook page. "I have many policy disagreements with Hillary[,] but this kind of personal charge is exactly whats wrong with [A]merican politics." Gingrich called on Rove to apologize and stop discussing Clinton's health, adding he disliked such questions when Ronald Reagan ran for president. "I was angry when people did this to Reagan in 1980 and I am angry when they do it to her today," Gingrich said. ..... < snip > ..... "This is an absurdity and it typifies the Republican consulting class, which wants to be negative, narrow, personal, avoid ideas, and not have to wrestle with the big issues," he said on "Crossfire." He added, "To bring up that kind of thing and suggest that kind of thing is what keeps a lot of decent people from getting in public life, because it ain't worth the pain of that kind of attack."
Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that he was "deeply offended" by Karl Rove's comments questioning whether Hillary Clinton suffered a brain injury.
"I am totally opposed and deeply offended by Karl Rove's comments about Secretary Clinton," the former House speaker and 2012 presidential candidate posted during a Q & A on his Facebook page. "I have many policy disagreements with Hillary[,] but this kind of personal charge is exactly whats wrong with [A]merican politics."
Gingrich called on Rove to apologize and stop discussing Clinton's health, adding he disliked such questions when Ronald Reagan ran for president.
"I was angry when people did this to Reagan in 1980 and I am angry when they do it to her today," Gingrich said. ..... < snip >
..... "This is an absurdity and it typifies the Republican consulting class, which wants to be negative, narrow, personal, avoid ideas, and not have to wrestle with the big issues," he said on "Crossfire."
He added, "To bring up that kind of thing and suggest that kind of thing is what keeps a lot of decent people from getting in public life, because it ain't worth the pain of that kind of attack."
Methinks, he has very good points about GOP political consultant class (Rove et al) and about debating easily winnable issues, ideas and substance vs arguing style and personal attacks. Republicans politicians and their consultants with the few exceptions, seem to be pretty bad at both.
I think no one really disagrees that Rove threw a nasty curve that makes Republicans look desperate, like they can’t beat her on merit and on the issues.
His mistake was in not paying off some foreign correspondent to plant this concern in the public square.
Btw, Brit Hume stated tonight that Hillary is not healthy.
Where did that come from? Seems everyone in DC knows something certain that has never been reported to the public.
Karl Rove should be asking where Hillary Clinton was on 9/11 and why she ordered security to be removed in Benghazi and replaced by terrorists.
Thank you for the ping!