You Made Me Do It!


It’s all our fault. Just ask Kathleen Parker:

Why did Clinton hide her pneumonia? Because she’s a woman.

She didn’t want to say she was sick.

Hillary Clinton, that is, who recently has suffered coughing fits followed Sunday by a near-collapse during New York’s 9/11 memorial ceremony. She left the ceremony early, claiming overheatedness, and appeared to weave, lose her footing and pitch forward as she approached her car, as captured on a cellphone video.

Later in the day, Clinton’s campaign announced that the Democratic candidate has pneumonia.

Most by now are familiar with the fallout — speculation about her health, concerns about her transparency in not reporting her illness sooner — all amid the furor over Clinton’s weird comment at a fundraiser about half of Donald Trump’s followers belonging in a “basket of deplorables.”


Then again, it’s hardly necessary to point out Clinton’s physical frailties, temporary though they are, when the woman is so plainly suffering. Replay after replay shows the coughing fit and then the weave-and-bob of her 9/11 episode. Anchors and commentators hit auto-pundit to produce the question du jour: Can this woman handle the presidency? Please. This woman has a bad cold. She needs rest. She’ll be fine.

Another question also arose, at least in many women’s minds: Would anyone ask the same question about a man under similar circumstances? Here’s the more pertinent question: Why do women feel they can’t admit to being sick? You know the answer. It’s because women fear showing any sign of weakness lest others presume the worst — that she’s not as good as a man.

As the weaker sex, which is only true as concerns upper-body muscle mass (about 40 percent less) and significantly less testosterone (hence less invading, marauding and pillaging), women tend to hide anything that might suggest “weaker sex.” This is absurd on its face, but it also happens to be true.

Thus, Clinton soldiered on, trying to keep to schedule despite probably feeling awful, and paid a high price for denial. Her silence about the pneumonia wasn’t so much a lack of transparency, as news-gazers have extrapolated, as it was a valiant attempt to stay the course and preclude exactly what happened. People began to wonder about her health. Critics found it easy to conclude: She’s weak; she’s frail; she’s a woman, after all.

When did it become a liability to be sick, which all of us are from time to time? For women, it began when they entered the male-dominated workplace en masse a generation ago and worked twice as hard to be as good as a man. This likely is why Clinton would rather suffer in silence than endure further scrutiny about her ability to serve — a deplorable reality deserving of its own basket.

Once again, Hillary is the victim. This is the “woman card” defense. There is another version that claims that Hillary had to conceal, deny and lie because her enemies (the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy™) want to invade her privacy in search of anything they can use against her. She is pure as the driven snow, but they will lie and distort.

So she had to lie.

And she is still lying. But it’s our fault.



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62 Responses to You Made Me Do It!

  1. 49erDweet says:

    I feel so guilty. Maybe deplorable people like me need to just shut up. I mean, she’s such a nice person, too. All the SS guys say so.

  2. taw46 says:

    “And she is still lying. But it’s our fault.”

    If she wins, we will spend the next 4 years disappointing her. Just like we have disappointed Obama. Oh, joy.

  3. Betty Cracker:

    “What a trio of despicable, entitled brats Ivanka, Uday and Qusay are. Mitt’s five Mittlets were kind of annoying and comical, but these Trump people are scum.”

  4. swanspirit says:

    Hillary is doing a presser, And she is already annoyed at questions about her health. She is a bitch for sure. She is trying to act all nice and healthy, and failing at nice, already.

  5. Lulu says:

    Bill, Chelsea, the media and surrogates all have been harping on how HARD Hillary works. Hard, hard, hard. She tries, she tries, it is her life, to work hard. When we work hard we usually accomplish something. But sometimes not if we are doing stupid shit. Or wrong shit. Or ignorant ill advised shit. Even if we work really hard. John Kerry, we are told, also works really hard. So does Obama and Michelle. Hard. Really hard. But they accomplish ill advised stupid shit or nothing.

    So. The presidency is now a participation trophy to be given to the hardest worker, per their friends, sycophants, and family members not for accomplishing jack squat but because they tried. HARD. Even if they are a big fat failure and fuck up. And now Hillary is going to power through. Hard. Even if she is an unimaginative, sick, dullard who has accomplished almost nothing except telling everyone she is working hard.

  6. mothy67 says:

    Well any tinge of empathy I felt for the shrew in a pantsuit is now gone. Reading this post was a cleanse.

  7. Ann says:

    I can’t help but wonder how much of a poll-lead Trump really has these days. I figured the internals for her last month were deplorable (heh), but now showing him leading in so many states where he wasn’t even close (supposedly) just a few weeks ago? She must be polling in the 20s and 30s for them not to be able to fudge the numbers enough to show her with even slim leads.

    I’ve often reported that in my corner of NYS there is zero support for Hillary. I have seen a total of one sign for her in my purple ‘burb – NO signs for her in the dem city 45 minutes away. As soon as I go north or east of me, it is all Trump signs everywhere (seriously, like every other property). However, it is also quite rural heading north and east, so not population dense.

    Today at the hairdresser I was chatting with my hairdresser and his assistant, and he was not quiet about his Trump support. At all. Which leads me to believe he doesn’t need to be quiet (he whispers a lot of conversations). No one batted an eye when he was going on and on about her collapse or the lying or any of the other happenings of the past week.

    I’m not sure if “upstate” New York (ie not the 5 boroughs of NYC) can overcome a metro-NYC Hillary vote, but I think it is possible that it could be more interesting here than people currently suppose.

    • mothy67 says:

      I just read an article about Western PA.
      Seem to think Allegheney County(Pittsburgh) will go easily to the convalescent. I am not so sure.2008 my independent little hamlet was blanketed with HRC signs. This year I see 4 for Trump. Zero for the turd sandwhich. Confess I have a MAGA hat, but no sign. Devout people across the way. Were it not for the pup I’d write deplorable on the front. Within same county but more of a distance from the burgh. Plenty of Trump.
      I also have a yuuuge family. Everyone is deplorable. All of my parents friends save one, is on board. None have ever voted Rethug. Never Trumpers is the spoon full of sugar that makes that sooooo much easier. Bill Kristol is a puke to the empty suits. They are actually abetting The Donald. I went indy after 2008 and went R just to vote for President Trump. I hear it in the grocery store, bars, bus. All the LGBT crowd I know is Donald.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I loved when I lived in Lake Placid for a few months, it was more redneck than southeastern Virginia ! I still follow their local news online and sadly watching some of the old shops and the bookstore folding. That doesn’t sound good for the Adirondack region, lots of small towns in the area weren’t that healthy in the mid-90’s, but sweet and lovable people I’ll never forget.

  8. Kathy says:

    Will tell you that NE Fl. Is Trump country, but that isn’t a surprise.

  9. Dora says:

  10. votermom says:

    I’m not ignoring y’all. I’m catching up on my homework for a free online course I’m taking.
    Trump & his army may be deplorable, but Hillary is despicable.

  11. DandyTIger says:

    I don’t want a victim, weak, sickly person for president. Nothing personal Hillary, but fuck off.

  12. 49erDweet says:

    I honestly can’t tell. I see very few H signs around town but a fair number of T’s. Half the residents in my large subdivision still have Mitt signs up, but we’re the ritziest area in town, so….. Went out to a neighboring area’s safety meeting last night with lot’s of local politicians…..some even honest……but naught was said nationally, except for nervous laughs about “the mess” back yonder. Two/thirds our population is Hispanic and I have zip idea how they feel bc they won’t discuss it, except for a couple of universally disliked jackasses, so just don’t know. Best election ever!!

  13. mothy67 says:

    It is interesting about a relatively small group. LGBT. Handful of politically active people that think they speak for all. 2008 I went to all the bars with H signs. No we can’t show favor. When o got nom his signs went up never mind about showing favor. Pre marriage equality I could see it to a degree. Trump is probably the gayest friendly candidate ever. Going way back.
    I was a pariah for supporting Sarah. Still am. One on one people tell me they are voting for Trump, but all the GOTV and fundraising is turd sandwhich.

  14. DandyTIger says:

  15. Trump must have had a good day on Dr. Oz – Hillary’s flying monkeys are angry and upset.

    (More than usual.)

  16. And yet the Democrats claim the media is pro-Trump.

  17. Venus says:

    Milo Yiannopoulos
    4 hrs ·

    Hillary Clinton is trying, with all sincerity, to turn a cartoon frog into the new swastika. She’s reading out headlines like “Would you rather your child had feminism or cancer?” expecting people to be horrified. The press is pretending nothing is happening while the DNC gets caught selling government positions. Could this election be any more wonderful?

  18. Dora says:

  19. mothy67 says:

    Tried to post this to Gab but didn’t seem to work
    Delete It Parody of Beat It

  20. DeniseVB says:

    DNC Scum.

  21. Venus says:

    Big Pink ( gets it:

    In three Hulk smashing style sentences Donald J. Trump propels his campaign message to “Make America Great Again”.

    Sentence #1: “I’m not running to be the president of the world, I’m running to be president of the United States.”

    Sentence #2: “The Only Thing Hillary Clinton Can Offer Is A Welfare Check, I Will Produce Paychecks.”

    Sentence #3: “It used to be, cars were made in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico.” Followed with the bracing chaser, “Now, the cars are made in Mexico and you cannot drink the water in Flint.”

    Those are power packed sentences which communicate the Trump campaign message and awaken the American public much like a drunk thrown in an ice cold bath.

    It used to be, during the primaries, when Donald J. Trump was establishing himself as a clear brand with a strong message, that Trump would conversationally meander and weave his message. It was a charming way to communicate and the audience loved it. The drawback was Trump’s conversational style while refreshing and blatantly honest, often hid or buried the main point of what Trump was communicating. It didn’t matter then because the primary audiences cared enough and were involved enough that Trump’s golden nuggets (ahem) were noticed even if they were covered in a sauce of words.

    There was a transition period as Donald J. Trump found his voice for the general election, and an audience of hundreds of millions more, who were not as involved in politics and therefore needed a bit more structure in Trump’s speeches.

    Trump did find his communication voice in a series of events and three triple punch speeches, which we wrote about.

    Now Donald J. Trump has reached a new level of communicative punch. While Hillary offers a “basket of deplorables” insult to voters as a campaign strategy, Trump has distilled his campaign message, from long speeches to concise paragraphs then, to a Harry Potter “draught of living death” style potion power sentence.

    Rest at link:

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  24. Going t see Snowden tomorrow…

  25. swanspirit says:

    Heads up! Donald will be on Jimmy Fallon tonight!!!

  26. mothy67 says:

    Illary will be on Tonight Show Monday with donut licking I hate America with Ariana Grande

    She came out today to “I Feel Good” by James Brown who died from pneumonia in 2006.

    Best election ever.

  27. mothy67 says:

    Hope this works

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