Tuesday, May 13, 2014

That's Just the Way They Do Things

From (who else?) the utterly shameless Karl Rove, we now have the Birth Certificate issue for the 2016 campaign:

"Karl Rove appeared on Fox News on Tuesday to double-down on his earlier insinuations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) might have suffered some sort of traumatic brain injury that could prevent her from becoming president.

The New York Post reported Monday that Rove told a conference last week that Clinton had spent “30 days in the hospital.” “And when she reappears,” he recounted, “she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”

In fact, she spent three days in the hospital, and left wearing totally normal dark glasses.

 Rove's former colleague Nicole Wallace had this to say:

“I worked with Karl for a long time. This was a deliberate strategy on his part to raise her health as an issue and, I think in his view, a legitimate line of questioning ahead of the next campaign,”

I can guarantee that, just like the birth certificate, this is going to become a source of endless baseless Republican attacks on Hillary if she decides to run.  They will demand more and more medical records, and no matter what she produces, it will never be enough, so they can declare with righteous indignation that she is hiding a horrible secret which makes her unable to be President.  This will be all over the right wing media within a couple of days, and like the birth certificate, it will never go away no matter how obvious the truth is.

And what a country we live in where, no matter what else happens, there is always a Karl Rove, ready to attach his name in public to the most disgusting smears, and there are always rich vultures like the Koch Brothers to provide the money to spread those smears.


Jerry Critter said...

The republicans have nothing but lies to run on in 2016.

Magpie said...

Some shit about Clinton being too old... at 66 she's only 3 years older than Rove himself.

And Reagan turned 70 shortly after becoming president.

But of course... Reagan was male...
You think a black guy got it bad for having the audacity to get elected?? Just you wait till what they'll say about a woman being president.
Assuming she runs, there's days of a deeper vileness from the Right than you ever dreamed ahead.

Anonymous said...

If you think a black liberal got it bad for having the audacity to run for president,wait till you see the backlash when a black conservative rubs.

Anonymous said...

Or a conservative woman.

joseph said...

A black conservative or a woman conservative would necessarily be a hypocrite, so there is that.

Jerry Critter said...

There is no problem with "black" or "woman". The problem is with "conservative".

Green Eagle said...

Rubs what, Anonymous? His scrotum?