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News Desk: Secretary Hillary Clinton Hospitalized with Blood Clot

THE REPORT comes from the Associated Press:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

Clinton’s doctors discovered the clot Sunday while performing a follow-up exam, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said. He would not elaborate on the location of the clot but said Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants and would remain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for at least the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor the medication.

“Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion,” Reines said in a statement. “They will determine if any further action is required.”

Secretary Clinton experienced a concussion after a fall recently, which came after she had canceled a trip to North Africa and the Middle East due to a virus. She had been expected to testify to Congress on Benghazi, but for health reasons could not.

The vitriolic reactions exploded on the right. What ensued became a reprehensible spectacle of insulting accusations, some of which I noted at the time, which revealed in full the callousness in our political culture on the Republican side.

Buzzfeed has chronicled a few, as have others.

Sean Hannity’s usual Hillary hatred led him to demand “let’s see the medical report on that.” Charles Krauthammer said her concussion was actually an “acute Benghazi allergy.” The New York Post ran a blaring headline: “Hillary Clinton’s head fake.” Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher chose the Sean Hannity route, demanding a medical report. Then there was Richard Grenell’s classless tweet, a man we’re supposed to take seriously because he poses as a foreign policy expert.

All of this nonsense is nothing new for Hillary Rodham Clinton. My book is replete with these types of reactions from the media. It brings to mind my favorite quote, which no doubt Mrs. Clinton knows all too well.

“Every woman in public life needs to develop skin as tough as rhinoceros hide.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing is truer in the new media, 24/7, cable horror show the exists today.

Everyone here at TM is sending our best thoughts to Secretary Clinton for a speedy recovery.

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11 Responses to News Desk: Secretary Hillary Clinton Hospitalized with Blood Clot

  1. ladywalker68 December 31, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Wishing the best for Hillary!

    • lynnette December 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      Me too. She’s in my thoughts.

  2. newdealdem1 December 31, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    I heard the news this evening about Secretary Clinton’s blood clot and was very upset. I am sure she is getting the best of care at NY Presbyterian Hospital, one of the best in the country, however no matter how great the hospital is, blood clots are serious.

    My prayers and heart felt wishes are with Mrs. Clinton for a full recovery.

    Whether you agree with Secretary Clinton or not, she is not someone who avoids conflict and has always put herself on the the line when it mattered and she will not not put herself on the line regarding Bengazi: imho, she will testify as SOS for the report issued by the independent report (for which she accepted all 29 recommendations and also came up with several of her own all of which were immediately given the green light by Clinton to implement ASAP) and worked at home when she was not in the best of health last week which has only gotten worse now.

    I also watched as the right wing (and I have no doubt some of those on the left especially on MSNBC who hate Hillary Clinton and seem to blame her for Susan Rice not being named as her successor) pandered to their audience that Clinton was faking her illness because she was scared of presenting her case to Congress. What a load of hot bullshit.

    I am as sick of the right wing nutjobs in this country who since 1992 have gone after the Clintons as relentlessly as a viral infection accusing them of whatever took their sick fancy accusing them of fraud to murder as some on the left who did the same finger pointing including the New York Times and that fraud jackass self-promoter, Larry O’Donnell (who was one of the Dems responsible for putting the kibosh on Clinton’s Health Care Plan in 1993 which so many Dems seem to have amnesia about now and which was not as conservative as the Affordable Care Act of Obama and Pelosi) and which O’Donnell praises as the holy grail, fucking hypocrite that he is.

    Sorry, I needed to vent here as I am as sick of the hypocrite right wing as I am of the so-called fauxprogressives mostly on MSNBC where Obama is their savior and king and will never be examined and criticized as harshly as they criticize the Clintons as if Bill and Hillary were the same person (which they are not Hillary is much more liberal than Bill especially when it comes to domestic policy as she is much more liberal than Obama domestically which MSNBC will never acknowledge).

    Back to the non-vent portion of my post:

    Hillary, I wish you a full and permanent recovery. Namaste!

    • ladywalker68 December 31, 2012 at 9:02 am #

      newsdealdem1–stop beating around the bush and tell us how you really feel. JUST KIDDING!

      I agree with every word of your post. It is always good to hear from you!

  3. spincitysd December 31, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Concussions are always a tricky business, and more so when we reach a certain age. Personally, I would like to know more about the size and location of that clot. I don’t like the idea of that clot rattling around in her circulatory system, it could cause all sorts of damage if it lodges in the wrong place. I hope she makes it through the next critical days with flying colors. I also hope she is allowed a well deserved rest once she gets through this medical crisis. I doubt that the troglodytes of the right will allow her that rest any time soon though. I would calm them pond scum, but I don’t want to insult pond scum.

  4. Lake Lady December 31, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    I agree with spin, the next few hours are critical no matter where the clot is located. it is probably more related to her being on bed rest for the concussion, since she appears to have had one before,behind her knee in ’78.

    I think her body is telling her that even super woman needs to rest. I can’t imagine that all of her air travel is good for one’s health.

    I’m sure she is getting the best of care and will recover. It might make her think more negatively about running in 2016. I feel selfish hoping she will answer one more call to serve her country.

    So agree with newdealdem on L. O’Donnell…I can’t watch his show,pompous ass.

  5. spincitysd December 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    “WASHINGTON – Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday said that she suffered a blood clot in a vein between her brain and skull behind her right ear but predicted that she would make a full recovery.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/us/hillary-clinton-goes-to-hospital-after-exam-finds-a-blood-clot.html

    OK, she’s good to go after some treatment and rest. I was worried that the clot may have endangered her for a stroke. I also worried that the clot could have traveled elsewhere and caused some serious trouble. But if looks like the Docs and Nurses have got this dialed in and HRC will be back, rocking that Pant Suite look of hers soon enough. I am pleased.

    Get well Madam Secretary.

  6. TPAZ December 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    I wish Hillary a speedy and full recovery. My prayers are with her and her family. She has answered the call of country and party above and beyond the greatest expectations.

    I hate to inject politics into this conversation but I will. This medical event has removed Hillary from serious consideration, in the minds of the DNC (and Obama), as a front runner over even a candidate for 2016.

    If the truth be known, many people even in her own party did not want her to become POTUS. Fine.

    I hope once Hillary has resigned as SOS and has rested for a year that she convenes a summit of leaders from liberal, progressive, independent, and moderate women’s groups and establish a new political party based upon the RNC platform of 1952 and the DNC platform of 1948, slightly updated for the 21st century.

    A new party with 30% of all female voters and 20% of all male voters would defeat Democrats and destroy Republicans. A new party is also necessary to save this country.

  7. mjsmith January 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    http://tinyurl.com/azl2f6r

    “The 65-year-old former First Lady fainted earlier this month and after an exhaustive investigation by The ENQUIRER, we broke a bombshell cover story that hit newsstands a few days ago that revealed insiders believe Hillary is battling brain cancer, and sources said she was facing a hush-hush battery of medical tests to confirm the diagnosis.

    “Behind the scenes,Hillary has suffered blinding headaches, problems with her vision and memory, plus terrifying blackouts — and those closest to her say she’s hiding a brain cancer secret,” a source revealed, according to our bombshell report.

    “If Hillary is indeed diagnosed with brain cancer, the fear that she could die in a manner of months has devastated those in her inner circle.

    “This has been covered up for months, but details of Hillary’s cancer situation are beginning to leak out, and it’s the real reason she’s giving up her position as Secretary of State.” “

    • mjsmith January 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

      I hope that what was reported in The National Enquirer is NOT true.

  8. TPAZ January 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    There are a number of wild stories out regarding HRC medical condition.

    Clinton Injured, US Navy Seal Killed In Secret US Mission To Iran
    http://tinyurl.com/ak53tww

    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [photo 2nd right] was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.

    Iranian intelligence agents quoted in this GRU report confirm that the C-12 Huron aircraft is still in their possession in Ahvaz, but will only admit that the plane was “forced to land because of technical problems”.

    The US Navy Seal member reported killed in this bizarre incident, this report says, was indentified as Commander Job W. Price [photo 3rd right] who as a leader of this highly specialized American Special Forces unit protects high-ranking diplomats traveling in Middle Eastern and Asian combat zones.

    Curiously, US media reports on Commander Price’s death say it being investigated as a possible suicide as he died from what the American Defense Department describes as “a non-combat related injury”.

    Equally as curious, US media reports state that Secretary Clinton will return to work next week after her having suffered what they describe as a “nasty bout with stomach flu” and a “concussion” which have kept her missing from public view the past three weeks.

    This GRU report, however, states that US military flight logs recorded by Russian air and space forces confirm that Commander Price, and other members of US Navy Seal Team 4, left their base in Urozgan Province, Afghanistan on a flight to US Naval Support Activity Bahrain where they met up with Secretary Clinton and all of them transferred to the C-12 Huron that began a flight path to Baghdad, Iraq.

    Within minutes of leaving Bahrain airspace, this report says, the C-12 Huron carrying Secretary Clinton and her US Navy Seal protectors, “without notice,” deviated from their assigned flight path heading, instead, directly towards Iran’s Ahwaz International Airport where, coincidentally, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had previously landed on an “unscheduled” visit.

    Important to note, GRU analysts say in this report, was that when the C-12 Huron entered into Iranian airspace neither American nor Iran air force units responded clearly indicating that this secret mission was sanctioned.

    Upon the C-12 Huron landing at Ahwaz, however, this report says it encountered “extreme turbulence” causing it to leave the runway where its main landing gear then collapsed causing it to crash.

    Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.”

    After emergency aid was given, GRU agents stationed in Iran state that another US military flight was dispatched from Bahrain to Ahwaz which evacuated all of those wounded and killed in the crash including Secretary Clinton.

    Strangely to note, this report says, is that in the aftermath of this crash, Iran’s main oil company announced today that they were buying the Ahwaz airport with the intention of moving it because, they say, oil was discovered beneath it.

    To what the Americans mission to Iran was about this report doesn’t speculate upon, other than to note that with the Gulf State Monarchies rapidly approaching a union of their oil rich nations to counter Iranian power, and with President Obama signing a new law this past week to strengthen American borders against threats from Iran, and with the highly-publicized “Velayat 91” Iranian military exercises now taking place across a wide area from the Strait of Hormuz, a new and catastrophic war in this region is much closer to being a reality than many realize.

    To if Secretary Clinton’s mission was meant to forestall such a war it is not in our knowing, other than to note, that with the United States continued backing of some of the cruelest dictatorships in the world, our entire planet is but one spark away from a fire that could very well consume us all.

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