Remain Calm, 2013 Edition
Posted January 3, 2013on:
This is your first reminder to remain calm of 2013.
Many more will follow. In the meantime, let’s just run with the Hillary theme, shall we? I promise that it will be mercifully brief as I want to watch the game tonight,
The Secretary of State was discharged from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, She had been admitted for monitoring during the anticoagulant therapy for a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis . She had developed an intestinal flu, then experienced a syncopal episode with a fall leading to a concussion. During the period of medically ordered rest, Hillary-bashing became quite the merry Right-wing pastime. Former Florida Congressman (God, that sounds good!) Alan West chortled about “The Benghazi Flu”. Laura Ingraham postulated “The Immaculate Concussion”, Former UN Ambassador John Bolton waxed eloquently about “Diplomatic illnesses”, doubtlessly drawing upon his vast knowledge of all things diplomatic. Charles Krauthammer, who is actually an M.D. and should therefore actually know better, upbraided HRC for her “Severe Benghazi allergy”. Senator Lindsay Graham, however, advised that this was inappropriate.
Indeed, Senator Graham is correct. I have no problem with anyone disagreeing with Hillary Clinton or anyone else. I have no problem with anyone asking some pretty direct questions with regard to Benghazi, as long as they are prepared for what will most likely be some pretty direct responses. The Secretary of State is not afraid of the Senate, the House, or Fox News. The Secretary of State is not afraid of much of anything.
My personal theory about all of this is simple enough. The Republicans were so busy lionizing all things Clinton during the 2012 Presidential campaign that they ended up with the worst of both worlds: Obama was re-elected and the Clintons so glorified that Mrs. Clinton now enjoys a 67% approval rating and is therefore a pretty good bet for 2016 should she decide to run, Even better, should Jeb Bush decide to make a 2016 presidential run, he will offer Americans a stark choice between two very different US political dynasties. Therefore, the only reasonable course for the Repubs to pursue is to begin immediately trashing Hillary Clinton. Christmas be damned, full speed ahead.
My next question is, of course, when do the full-throated apologies begin? Laura Ingraham has more or less done so,albeit in a tweet; but I await the others. I think that it would be particularly nice of Dr. Krauthammer to put his Harvard medical education to good use by explaining to the Fox news nation the intricacies of the epidural hematoma and anticoagulant therapy. Good thing I’m not holding my breath……..
This is an open thread.
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