Throughout my life I’ve often found that a person’s body language can be a better indicator of what someone actually means than the words that they say. Especially in a situation where someone can’t really say what’s truly on their mind, their body language can end up being a great indicator of their true thoughts.
For example, on Tuesday night when Megyn Kelly was discussing Hillary Clinton’s health with Karl Rove on Fox News. During the chat, Rove used three different white boards filled with a timeline he claims is “proof” that Clinton’s health is much worse than people think.
The look on Megyn Kelly’s face – and her entire demeanor while Rove spoke – was classic. While she didn’t flat-out mock his behavior, you could tell she wanted to burst out laughing at how idiotic his argument was.
When you look at these boards, here are a few of the dates along with what Rove had written on them:
- Mon., Dec 10: “bug” (In reference to a stomach illness Clinton reported having)
- Thurs., Dec. 13: falls
- Sat., Dec. 15: “no severe”
- Sun., Dec. 30: hospitalized blood clot
- Wed., Jan 2: leaves hospital
- Mon., Jan 7: “fully recovered”
- Jan 23: Benghazi/glasses
- Jan 27: “60 Minutes” (she worse the same glasses during an interview)
- Feb 14: 1st appearance w/out glasses
Keep in mind, this all happened over four years ago and since then there’s been absolutely zero evidence to suggest she has any sort of “serious brain injury” as Rove has claimed for years she might have. In fact, there’s not one piece of credible evidence — anywhere — that suggests there’s anything wrong with Clinton’s health. These asinine conspiracies are the result of some of the most blatantly fabricated fear-mongering I’ve ever seen. These Clinton health conspiracies are the epitome of “Trump’s Republican party” where “facts” are nothing more than whatever propaganda conservatives can make Republican voters believe — no matter how factually devoid or ludicrous it is.
When you look at Rove’s timeline, this is all basic.
First, she got a stomach virus which, unfortunately, eventually led her to tripping and falling, leading to her suffering a concussion. It would then seem that tests from a follow-up exam found a blood clot that could have been caused by her fall, resulting in a short hospital visit that was likely prolonged considering it was New Years Eve/Day and it’s not uncommon for hospital stays to be a bit longer during weekends/holidays. Then he makes a huge deal because she wore glasses meant to correct double vision for three weeks.
That’s about it.
Once again, I think it’s important to remind everyone that this all happened well over four years ago and Clinton hasn’t shown any signs of lingering symptoms from her concussion.
As someone who’s had two concussions, I would like to say that just because someone has a couple of lingering symptoms for a few weeks, that doesn’t mean they’re not “recovered” to an extent to where they feel mostly fine. The most severe one I personally suffered happened when I fell at work back in 2010 and I had issues with my vision on and off for at least a few weeks. Aside from the first few days immediately following the fall where I felt nauseous and had headaches, I never felt like I couldn’t function normally. I would get waves where my eyes didn’t want to focus correctly (or even became a bit sensitive to light) but they would pass, and after a few weeks any symptoms I had linked to my concussion gradually went away.
Once upon a time Karl Rove was the “it” guy for the Republican party. In many ways, he was the guy who made the GOP what it was in the 80’s, 90’s and during George W. Bush’s presidency. He’s often credited for the dirty, underhanded politics that fueled much of the Republican party’s rhetoric for the last 30 or so years.
Well, now, he’s mostly a joke. While there are still some Republicans who take him seriously, nowadays, he’s mostly an afterthought to this new breed of fringe, right-wing fanatical Republicans. What’s ironic about his growing irrelevancy within today’s GOP is that he’s one of the main reasons why the “crazies” have taken over the party.
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