In December of 2012, Hillary Clinton fainted while at home, hitting her head and sustaining a concussion. The reason for the fall was revealed to be dehydration brought on by the flu, which she was apparently suffering from at the time. This seems like a much more believable correlation and causation than back in 2002 when Bush fainted after "choking on a pretzel" and smoked his head off the ground, something that most people with a non-concussed brain didn’t really buy at the time given this pretty convincing equation:
But in this case I’m going to believe that Clinton’s story is true, barring any news of a potential domestic violence dispute between her and Bill. Not that Bill would hit her, but rather that she would rear back and head-butt Bill with the intensity of four decades of sexually repressed anger.
Now the issue doesn’t lie with the story on how this head injury occurred, but rather with the lasting effects of sustaining this type of brain trauma. Recently, Republicans have been running with the idea that Hillary has suffered severe brain damage and is thus unfit to lead the most powerful nation on earth. Bill Clinton only helped that idea by suggesting that his wife’s injury took “six months of very serious work to get over.”
Besides the concussion itself, there was the added issue of doctors discovering that a blood clot had formed between her brain and skull due to the trauma caused by the concussion. Luckily, according to them the clot did not cause a stroke or any neurological damage.
Hillary was kept in the hospital for three days before being released, after which she was subjected to skepticism from the media that her department had not been forthcoming when disclosing her health issues. There were also questions after she wore glasses during the Benghazi hearings and other events, when she had not worn glasses previously. Independent doctors have corroborated her team’s assertions that these glasses were to correct her blurred vision post-concussion, but are not indicative of any lasting brain trauma.
Despite a fairly large amount of agreement among medical professionals, outlets such as Fox News as well as many pro-Trump sites and blogs have continued the dialogue that Hillary’s health is questionable and makes her an unfit presidential candidate.
Liberal news outlets are working hard to disprove these assertions. In many cases they are also very clearly attempting to downplay the head injury that occurred in the first place. For example, this article by CNN stating that the blood clot was located “in a vein behind her right ear,” which is technically true, just like my ass is located behind my right ear, but they clearly were trying to avoid the severity of the actual clot location between her brain and her skull.
I honestly think it’s tough to say at this point if there are or will be any long-lasting effects from her head injury 4 years ago. The conservative media tries to sensationalize it while the liberal media tries to downplay it, and around and around we go. So when you hit the voting booths this November, remember two things; Hillary hid a server in her bathroom that contained classified information because she was either brain-injured or because she was 100% senile, annnnnddddd Trump hasn’t suffered a brain injury but he still talked about his dick size on national television. We're truly picking from the best and brightest.