Sunday Proved How Mentally Tough and Hardworking Hillary Clinton Really Is

When I first saw the video of Hillary Clinton unable to stand on her own, visibly wobbly and being helped into a van, I was fairly concerned. In politics optics often matters more than context, so Clinton looking clearly unable to stand or walk without assistance on the heels of her political opponents pushing asinine conspiracies about her health takes “bad timing” to a whole other level.

Naturally, this video caught fire, spreading all over the Internet with the right-wing media gleefully celebrating what appeared to be a very sick Clinton. Because, you know, it’s always better to hope that someone’s health is in bad shape so that you can use that in an effort to defeat them in an election, rather than simply winning because your candidate is better. Then again, “decency” left the conservative media many years ago.

Like with most things, the eventual facts that came out completely debunked the nonsense being peddled by the right.

Soon after this video had been shared all over the Internet, it was revealed that Clinton actually was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, which was also the cause for her infamous “coughing fit” many on the right used to claim her health is poor.

The moment I read the report where it was revealed she had pneumonia, my concern for her turned into more admiration than I had before.

While I’m sure many on the right will still claim her having pneumonia is “proof” her health is poor, anyone trying to claim that will only prove how ignorant they are. Not only is pneumonia an illness that anyone at any age can get, but it’s nothing to mess around with.

Yet, despite doctor’s orders to stay home and rest, there she was in New York City on the anniversary to 9/11 to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who saved many others. Not only that, but pneumonia isn’t something you catch like a cold, where one day you’re fine and the next day you’re sick. This is something she’s probably had for a few days if not a couple of weeks.

My mother has had pneumonia twice and both times she went a couple of weeks feeling tired and run down before finally giving in, going to the doctor and being told that she had a very serious illness. So, I’ve seen firsthand (as have many others) how this illness works and the toll it takes on people.

But despite her having this illness, she’s still been out there campaigning, giving speeches and working hard to become our next president. Even after being told she had pneumonia, she still got out there and did what she could until, on Sunday, her body clearly was telling her that she needed to take it easy for a couple of days.

Some out there can dislike her all they want, but you have to be a truly petty and deplorable person to not respect someone who’s tough enough to do what she’s been doing recently all while having a very serious illness that can knock people half her age right on their butts.

I’ve already seen her critics and the crazies on the right claiming that the pneumonia diagnosis is a lie to coverup much more serious issues. That’s why these “demands” from Donald Trump and many Republicans that she release her entire medical history are pointless. If she does something like that and her records support what her doctor has repeatedly said, that her health is great and she’s more than capable of being our nation’s next president, her detractors will simply claim that they were altered or rigged. These people will only believe the information that they want to be real.

It’s exactly what I’m already seeing pertaining to her pneumonia.

Either these anti-Clinton fools are claiming that her catching this illness is “proof” her health is poor (which is ludicrous considering anyone at any age or in any health condition can contract it) or that the diagnosis, itself, is fake and the video proves she’s suffering from serious medical issues.

All that being said, what Sunday showed is just how hardworking and tough Hillary Clinton really is. She’s been out there doing one of the most physically exhausting things many people can do — running for president — with an illness that often confines people to home or their bed, too weak to do much of anything.

While the nature of politics certainly played a part in her decision to ignore her doctor’s orders and stick to her scheduled visit to New York City on 9/11, that has nothing to do with the fact that she’s had this illness (though it hadn’t been diagnosed prior to Friday) for at least a little while now and has still been out there working hard campaigning.

I’m sure none of this will matter to her critics. They’re either going to continue to believe their conspiracies, attack her for not disclosing her pneumonia prior to Sunday (as they’ve already been doing) or say that she only went to New York City for a photo-op despite being diagnosed with pneumonia.

But if you ask me, the fact she’s been able to be out there campaigning like she has despite having this illness proves that she’s perfectly healthy. If she were truly as feeble and unhealthy as these idiotic conspiracy theorists claim she is, then there’s absolutely no way she would have been able to be out there campaigning like she has been while also fighting an illness that often hits people so hard they can barely get out of bed.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • paulsack

    Proof,,, that Hillary is a normal human being.
    Now, how about some real proof of health from tRUMP? That bogus doctors letter should have put that quack in front of a medical review board. Come on delusional donny, lets see your health records,,, and while we are at it,, how about those tax returns. Hiding much are you?

    • Holly Bozyk Spalding

      And his medical records and tax returns are more important than emails that prove treason, corruption, and lies? You Clinton supporters need to get your priorities straight. She is lying to you too.

      • VoF

        hopefully they all will move to canada and we will be better off.. more jobs and a better economy..

      • paulsack

        E-Mails that prove treason,,, they why isn’t she under arrest right now? If there is proof, I want here arrested too.
        But you still didn’t answer my question about tRUMPs taxes and medical records.

      • Dan Fleming

        “Why isn’t she under arrest right now?” >>>>Because people who dare to go up against her end up committing suicide via two bullets to the back of the skull. Trump said he would release his taxes once they were done with the subpoena. Does that answer your question? BTW Trump isn’t the one having coughing fits and collapsing from “pneumonia” .

      • Andi Parker

        nor is he getting caught in a lie every time he opens his mouth, nor has he killed anyone, don’t worry about Trump he is not spending our tax money on weapons to give to the same people our troops are fighting against….its people like you that do not believe in America, think you all need to move to Saudi since you are all up in her ass with this crap….

      • Andi Parker

        dumb shit, it has been proven over and over again that she is a traitor, that’s the issue dumb shit she should be in prison but to many people are in bed with her making money and keeping themselves alive by not going against her…you EBTers are something else….

      • 1Smith1

        Dumb ass, where has it been proven over and over again that she is a traitor. Are you able to provide credible proof. P.S. Your fat ass isn’t credible proof, dumb shit.

      • Andi Parker

        they wont get it, they are all non educated EBTers that depend on us taking caring of their skank asses

      • gandyman1
    • Robin Helmholdt

      Trump said he just had a physical because the people should know the candidates are healthy enough to do the job, and he will be releasing his very detailed results this week. As far as his tax returns…which are still being audited…he said he is not releasing those until Hillary turns over the 30,000 missing emails that she had deleted after she was told to turn them over to the FBI.

      • paulsack

        More deflection. He can turn over the basics of his tax returns while being audited or not. Candidates have done that for years, why won’t tRUMP? What is he hiding in there?
        And what do his taxes have to do with the e-mails? 2 separate things.
        What if Hillary said she is not releasing those e-mails until tRUMP releases his taxes? Would that be fair or right?

        I’m glad he had a physical, but I already doubt the results, I think they are fixed. After reading the first “health” letter by that quack, I don’t have any faith in any doctor tRUMP uses, because of his constant lying, he should go to Walter Reed and get a complete physical from a doctor he is not affiliated with, so we can be sure it is true and not made up in 5 minutes.

      • Andi Parker

        go blow yourself

      • 1Smith1

        You seem to be the expert at blowing yourself. Why don’t you run along and do that some more.

      • Andi Parker

        good one
        must be a leftie EBTer

      • Andi Parker

        ummm the difference is he is not working in the Govt, she was and that is Govt Property, his tax info isn’t and why won’t she just tell everyone what is wrong with her instead of lying and hiring a double to take her place? Her lies are killing her, she had to leave because she absolutely could not handle being there facing all of the Americans that know she was the cause of that by arming the fn enemy and sending our people to fight against the same, the one’s she armed!!!! And what has he lied about?

      • Andi Parker

        lol that wont happen she has turned them all in ….lol cough cough, fall……bahaha I hope she dies soon

      • Cpartist

        And I hope karma hits you too. How disgusting to wish someone dead.

      • Andi Parker

        Wishing Satan dead is absolutely acceptable, or what would be even better, we do to her what she allowed to happen to our 4 men in Benghazi, 7 hours of beating, raping, burning, cattle prodding and God only knows what else they had to suffer through. How about we do that…… and yes, as an American, I say God, not Allah, which is also her God, Allah is for Evil, she fits in perfectly

      • DaveDad

        Actually…DT is waiting for HRC to release or provide the video
        Tapes from her speeches on Wall Street…what is she hiding?
        Maybe it was just Payola…and no speeches were made?

  • goalpower

    Yet she is careless enough to hug a little girl after her “episode” with contagious sickness…. nice job Hillary.

    • Eg Kbbs

      If bacterial pneumonia and on antibiotics for 3 days, the contagion risk has gone down.

      • goalpower

        She was on antibiotics for less than 2 full days then, still contagious (diagnosed on Friday)

      • 1Smith1

        You’re wrong.

      • goalpower

        No, I am not – diagnosed on Friday – announced after her public episode on Sunday – so technically I guess it could have been two full days – but still contagious stage.

      • strayaway

        Meanwhile, people around Hillary have come down with “something or other” also involving dehydration.

        “Clinton’s spokesman said that in addition to her illness, “several of the senior staff have been afflicted with something or other for the last few days.” “I was sick for a couple of days. I had the mild form of it,” Fallon said.

        The stricken staffers included campaign manager Robby Mook, and two top aides who needed emergency medical treatment — one of whom was taken by ambulance to a hospital emergency room after collapsing from severe dehydration, People magazine reported. Fallon told CNN that Clinton’s pneumonia, which she is treating with antibiotics, was “not contagious.”” -from NY Post article, ‘Hillary team avoided ER to conceal details of her medical treatment’

  • Brent Spies

    It proves that she lied. Again. For the umpteenth time.

  • Eg Kbbs

    In addition to the pneumonia, I’d add that she is almost certainly wearing some sort of body armor – heavy and holds heat.

    • PackCat

      not armor, it is a Colostomy bag. That is why she wears heavy clothing.

  • scot

    That people would back a corrupt evil such as Clinton is mind boggling.

    • 1Smith1

      That idiots like you would back an ignorant corrupt lying sack of shit such as tRump is what’s mind boggling.

  • Fred Mant

    This is really great! What grade are you in Honey?

  • obxoceanlover

    This is the biggest bunch of BS there is! You liberals just keep drinking the koolaid & believe the lies that spew out of her evil mouth!

    • Ron

      you don’t research much, do you. Trump lies much, much more than anyone. But those are facts and if you’re a Pubbies, you don’t follow those. You follow what your God tells you.



  • Amy Solly

    You have got to be kidding me, are people really going to get sucked into your web just to be taken for another sting from such a venomous woman. I do not see the truth in your article. You dont mention anything about Barnwell, Hillary’s stand in double. Come on, tell the truth media.

  • Kenneth C Richardson

    In the video, she was unable to move her leg forward under her own power / control.

  • amersham1046

    Facts are often forgotten , rumors go on for ever