In the alternate reality known as Liberal World*, speculating about Hillary Clinton’s health, after her lack of transparency about it, is an outrage. But mocking people with brain injuries is hilarious when her devoted husband does it.
Bill Clinton said he was “dumbfounded” by Karl Rove’s suggestion that his wife might have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, but shrugged off the incident and suggested that it was just the beginning of a GOP effort to raise questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s stamina.
“I’ve got to give him credit — that embodies that old saying that consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,” the former president said Wednesday when asked at a fiscal summit in Washington about Rove’s comments. “First they said she faked her concussion and now they say she’s auditioning for a part on ‘The Walking Dead.’”
I don’t know who said she faked her concussion, but I wasn’t one of them. I asked to see the medical report. If Slick Willie thinks you’re too dumb to know the difference, either you voted for him or your parents did.
But what’s really repulsive is that he’s likening the survivors of brain injuries to zombies. What the hell is that about? What sort of person insults an untold number of innocent people, essentially calling them monsters, just to make a stupid joke at the expense of his political enemies?
If there’s something physically wrong with Hillary Clinton, and she plans to run for president, then she needs to be truthful with the people who plan to vote for her.
But if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past quarter-century, it’s that “Clinton” and “truth” are mortal enemies.
If you’re furious that Karl Rove suggested Hillary Clinton might have a brain injury, but you applaud Bill Clinton for suggesting that people with brain injuries are monsters, you are a bad person.
*As seen on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, most newspapers, etc.
Update: Here’s a good point I hadn’t considered.
— Bryan Costin (@bcostin) May 14, 2014
Update: See for yourself. Here’s Bill smiling and laughing as he insults people with brain injuries.
“I mean, y’know, whatever it takes.” We know, Bill. We haven’t forgotten the last 25 years.