Skip to comments."Real cause for worry: Facts on Hillary’s concussion" (by Dr. Brian C. Joondeph, MD, MPS)
Posted on 05/20/2014 6:01:45 AM PDT by xzins
Karl Rove created a stir with his recent suggestion that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton may have suffered traumatic brain injury in December 2012.
Speaking at a conference in California, he noted, 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.
Lets ignore the media hyperventilating and look at what Rove actually suggested.
Secretary Clinton reportedly fainted, fell and banged her head, as The Daily Beast put it, suffering a subdural hematoma, or a hemorrhage between her brain and skull.
While surgery is sometimes needed in such cases, Clinton was treated with blood thinners on Monday at a New York hospital to help dissolve a blood clot in her head, CNN reported.
Disabilities resulting from a TBI depend upon the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and general health of the individual, says the NINDS.
And following TBI, common disabilities include problems with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory processing (sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell), communication (expression and understanding).
Clinton didnt just bump her head. Her husband said last week that her injury was, a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over.
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I was also concerned about a month ago when someone threw a shoe at her, and she scrunched up, turned totally meek and tiptoed around the lectern she was behind.
It was total TIMIDITY on display...a complete withdrawal into herself despite being in front of a large crowd of people.
Democrats have nobody else to run. They are so screwed going into 2016 - they put all their eggs in one basket-case.
I don’t even believe there was any concussion. Or, if there was, she threw herself down the stairs at a convenient time for sympathy and to avoid scrutiny.
Bill began a bombing campaign just when the House was going to vote to impeach him. There is nothing this pair will not do.
She was a full blown psychopath before the injury. That concerns me more.
But yes, the brain injury, and it was a brain injury, should be open for discussion.
well they could run Hairy Reed...but I doubt he’d fare well.
This sort of inquiry has already been declared out-of-bounds by Hillary supporters even though scrutiny of potential health issues is usual with male candidates.
With her LIB-diseased brain, brain damage could be a good, corrective thing.
Let’s face it... the actual resident of the White Hut is just a placeholder for the big-government/big-corporate crony-fascist complex. They don’t make any actual decisions. Those they get through their Blackberries.
She had a cerebral sinus thrombosis
in the right transverse venous sinus
This is why she was on blood thinners
Large rimmed, very dark sunglasses are also a common means of hiding black eyes. Imagine a head injury, a black, very bruised eye, and you might have someone who has been beat on.
Take the timid walk around the lectern when the shoe was thrown, and you have a person who doesn’t have the awareness NOT to turn her BACK to an attack.
And then you have Bill who is very, very open in saying “terrible concussion...6 month recovery”
Of ALL people he would know better than to make such an admission in public. The only conclusion was that he knew what he was doing and did it anyway.
“I was also concerned about a month ago when someone threw a shoe at her, and she scrunched up, turned totally meek and tiptoed around the lectern she was behind.”
I know...me too...my dog usually runs after the shoe. Surprised she didn’t, clearly off her “A” game that day I think she could have actually caught it in her mouth, but what do I know, I suppose I have offended Labrador retrievers everywhere for comparing them to her.
She is only six months younger than RR. RR took a lot of flack about his age and fitness for office. This woman is not fit, and should not run.
Well it seems that this only counts if you are runningf against the demonkrats. i never heard of a Demmy, since The rapist got elected, giving up their medical records.
If Hillary had brain surgery, it would be considered exploratory surgery.
She turned her back to an attacker.
That single fact says so much.
Let's see Hillary, alone, in a tough interview.
Let's see Hillary in a real debate to see how quick on her feet she is and how lucid she really is.
My guess is that Hillary may whither and succumb once the intensity and the pressure of any real campaign begins.
“or a hemorrhage between her brain and skull.”
Wow, there should be enough space in there to fill at least two blood banks for a year.
Whatever happened, we know her first instinct will be to lie and spin.
Exploratory or perhaps Micro Surgery.
And the nonsense chirpy old biddy ranting!
"Was that a bat?! Was that a bat?! Is that part of Cirque de Soleil"
Which the media later described as witty, off-the-cuff quips.
If so, then she should fire the script writers who had her scrunch down, walk around the lectern in the direction of the attack, turn her back to the attacker, and act with a "please don't hurt me" demeanor.
She was the epitome of a whipped dog, an abused female, in full cringe mode.
Fire that set-up team
So why is it a genius move? Because it has succeeded in planting the seed in the public's mind. Now for the next two years, anytime Hillary looks tired in public or messes up a line in a speech (which is bound to happen with ANY candidate), the seed will take root in peoples mind and they will say, "Was she only tired? Was it just a verbal mistake? Or maybe there is something to that brain injury thing..."
IIRC, he is a Canadian. But of course that had nothing to do with little barry bastard boy’s eligibility, being born in Canada, so why should it hinder any other domestic enemy?
i just got off of blood thinners because they caused internal bleeding.
President Snow is a Canadian?
As a political move, I agree that it was very smart.
That aside, the real issue is fact. Bill Clinton, master communicator, said of the event: “TERRIBLE concussion...6 MONTHS recovery...”
Anyone have an audio clip of his saying that?
“She turned her back to an attacker.
That single fact says so much.”
I don’t know,,, It wasn’t like someone was trying to punch or shoot her. I’d rather get hit in the back with a thrown shoe, than in the face or crotch! However, as I recall, she had a very delayed reaction, and the shoe was well past her by the time she turned.
So is Jack Bauer.
Like father, like son.
The further revelations of the state of health enjoyed by Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, are no cause for concern on my part. What is cause for concern is that the Democrats, against all good judgment and advice, will probably attempt to go ahead and draft her for the nomination, and come out foursquare, all guns blazing, for her elevation to the Presidency.
Which should sit really well when Herself collapses onstage during a Presidential Debate in September 2016, while giving a non-answer to a softball question from the hand-picked leftist moderator.
I give the Democrats a nickel’s worth of free advice - find your back-up substitute for the now fading “front-runner”. You had no trouble at all finding a substitute in 2008.
Bush did it right. He watched the direction of the thrower and was able to react to the next throw.
Turning your back to an attacker is both a sign of defeat and surrender to fate.
I want a president who is a fighter.
She did the same thing in Benghazi.
Pray America wakes up
And what is never asked is whether she was drinking when she “fell”. She looks pretty wound up in a number of pictures over the years.
I didn’t say the sympathy vote for Herself would not be overwhelming. But how well would Terry Schiavo have done?
We do not need a vegetable to take root in the Oval Office.
Good question. I worked as an assistant chaplain at a Veteran’s Hospital in Lex, Ky, way back in the early 80’s. One of my wards was alcohol/drug rehab.
I remember one guy in particular who came in all beat to hell about the head and shoulders. He couldn’t (or wouldn’t) remember what happened to him. Kept saying something about a fence post. It wasn’t a driving accident.
Hey, Canadians are Americans too.
Wouldn’t it be fun to watch Sarah send Hillary crying from the stage. Mean ole Sarah. LOL
Full timid, hesitant, flight not fight mode!
Well,,, she is an old woman, and not a pugilist!
Hillary Clinton is a fall down drunk. She is drunk all the time. Google “is Hillary Clinton too drunk to be president”.