Desperate Rush Limbaugh Spreads a Rumor That Hillary Clinton is Too Sick to Run In 2016


Rush Limbaugh is so desperate to stop Hillary Clinton from running for president that he is spreading a sleazy rumor about the former Sec. of State’s health.

Audio courtesy of Media Matters:

Transcript via Rush Limbaugh:

RUSH: Mrs. Clinton’s health. Again, I just want to stress: She either is sick… Let me give you history of this, by the way, and it’s not just conservatives who are focusing on Mrs. Clinton’s health. Apparently she was hospitalized in 2013, is that right? Yeah.

Her “health made headlines as she finished her term as secretary of state: aides explained then that she developed a stomach virus, hit her head, suffered a concussion and subsequently developed a blood clot in her brain but was being medicated and was expected to recover. But skeptics say there is much more the story of her health…” So she was hospitalized for that concussion and so forth.

Melinda Henneberger, I think, used to write at TIME or US News and is now at the Washington Post. Melinda Henneberger “wrote a piece titled, ‘How sick is Hillary Clinton?'” Melinda Henneberger a big lib, is the point here. “‘Already,’ Henneberger wrote, ‘reports that describe Clinton’s right transverse sinus venous thrombosis as potentially life-threatening…” A-ha.

So Hillary’s “right transverse sinus venous thrombosis [was] potentially life-threatening, though apparently caught in enough time, sound a lot more serious than the word from her doctors that the secretary is ‘making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery. She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family and her staff.'” But you had here the Drive-By Media not really believing that, and then Melinda Henneberger said, will we “really be shocked to learn down the road that reports during her hospitalization had put a positive spin on her condition?”

So it’s not just so-called conservatives or Republicans coming up with this. This has long been speculated by Drive-By Media types. So she either she’s sick — which we hope she’s not — or this is a massive rumor campaign that has begun, and if it is a rumor campaign, I just want to go on record. If this indeed is established as a rumor campaign, my prediction is that a Democrat is behind it. There will be a lot of Republicans trying to take credit for it if it’s a rumor campaign that ends up being successful in terms of damaging her chances to win the presidency.

Rush Limbaugh got the story from The Daily Caller, who got the story from a 2013 National Enquirer article. The Globe also ran a story about Clinton having cancer, but I would like to think that the Daily Caller’s journalistic standards would compel them to go with the much more highbrow Enquirer.

Republicans are so desperate to stop Hillary Clinton that they are dredging up old National Enquirer stories about her health in order to spread false rumors about her. The brain cancer rumor was debunked in 2012, but this hasn’t stopped Tucker Carlson’s right wing tabloid and Rush Limbaugh from trying to plant seeds of doubt about Mrs. Clinton’s health.

Limbaugh’s idea that a Democrat started this rumor is ridiculous when it is conservative websites and talk show hosts who are frantically trying to get this story off the ground.

Hillary Clinton is probably healthier than Rush Limbaugh. Heck, she’s probably going to outlive Limbaugh. It’s shocking to see that Republicans are getting so desperate so soon to stop Hillary Clinton.

Republicans know that they can’t beat former Sec. Clinton. The only chance that they have is if they can scare her out of running.

The Clintons don’t seem like they are afraid of anything. Hillary Clinton eats marshmallows like Rush Limbaugh for lunch.

33 Replies to “Desperate Rush Limbaugh Spreads a Rumor That Hillary Clinton is Too Sick to Run In 2016”

  1. OK, when has the Enquirer ever had a truthful article on anything? That should be the first clue as to not publish that story. If it’s not true, then, you know, it’s not true.

    Doesn’t stop the bottom feeders of the world from using this as ammo, though.

  2. My husband always reminds me of this:
    Rush’s audience, much like Fox ‘News’
    audience, will NEVER vote for HILLARY
    So they do what they do best.
    They give their audience exactly what
    they want. They feed them their daily
    dose of the red meat they crave. They
    tell them exactly what they wanna hear.
    It worked very well, right?
    Barack Obama was elected then re-elected!
    Some say they want the likes of Rush, Hannity,
    Kelly & the rest off the air. I say, let them
    keep talking!
    They are a Democrats BFF!!

  3. This gambit is so old, it makes me feel like a kid, again.

    May I offer a suggestion which might kick more holes in balloons?

    Quotes. Destroy the minions of hell with proper punctuation. Social media, which is the only medium that matters at the moment, is often a war of blogs and words. Let us arm ourselves.
    believe “believe”
    Note how your brain reacted the second word. It’s been trained to decode the ” as encasing a less authoritative verb. Trust me on this. I’m a professional. 1960s nuns. I aced diagramming sentences.

    Anyway, what if we start nuancing our writing?

    Example: I find it hard to believe that he “believes” Jesus rode dinosaurs.

    You are casting aspersions on his professed “beliefs” and honesty, rather than focusing on Jesus and crocodiles.

    It’s a standard marketing procedure. “Rush” Limbaugh “believes” he is god. He snot.


  4. Although Rand Paul wants to win the presidency in 2016, he already let the cat out of the bag a couple weeks ago when he said he doubts he’ll see another republican in the WH in his lifetime. RP knows the GOPT politicians don’t have a viable solution to any problem we face as a nation. If McCain/Palin were in the WH, we’d be fighting wars in several countries–Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Egypt, and the Ukraine, to name a few. GOPTPers can never find money for healthcare, education, or infrastructure, but they sure can find the bucks to interfere in other nations’ affairs! Every time they control Congress and the WH they run the nation into the ground fiscally, domestically, and internationally. They should have gotten a clue in 2008 and 2012 when the nations of the world held their collective breaths until their citizens knew Barack H. Obama was elected/reelected POTUS. Even leaders in most foreign nations don’t want to have anything to do with the nuts in the GOPTP.

  5. Dustin, the enquired did break the story about john Edwards having an affair with his staffer which resulted in a baby (while his wife was fighting cancer). They also broke the story of aliens walking among us. Just saying

  6. It’s another gambit that’s going to go over like a lead balloon just the way the Benghazi “scandal” and blaming Mrs. Clinton for her husband’s indiscretion with Monica Lewinsky did. Rush Limbaugh and other right wing mouthpieces are famous for telling people what they want to hear, as opposed to dealing with reality. The desperation behind this gambit is ridiculously obvious, especially since the GOP has such sorry candidates for 2016.

  7. Hey Limbaugh, she probably better health than you since she isn’t fat drub abusing, cigar smoking parasite!

  8. Isn’t it obviously to ANY normal thinking adult that the GOP is dying! limbaugh who swears he’s not a republican but constantly comes up with republican talking points! what Mr. OxContin should have been telling his church of fools is whether Hillary is sick or not, she’s gonna clean our clocks!! News flash my overweight wanna be Goebbels!! it doesn’t make a difference who the democrats run! the GOP won’t see the inside of the WH for a decade or two, ENJOY

  9. First, Rush is not desperate. I heard him live and directly state that these were only rumors. He said he didn’t know and this was just floating around. Second, he is not the first to say this. There have been many others before him, and he only spoke after the Washington Post wrote their story. Even if you don’t like Rush Limbaugh, at least criticize him for what he actually does. Actually listen to him before you say such things.

  10. You have to be smart enough to understand what rush is saying. He says they are rumors, but within days people like you will be quoting him as if they were true. And thats exactly what he wants you to do. Carry his water for him.

    Perhaps you should take a HUGE step backwards and really listen to rush.

  11. If Hillary were at only 20% brain function that would put her exactly 14.6 miles ahead of any TerrorPublican .

    People that watch or listen to Limpdick or Fox only watch Limpdick or Fox.

    Their world is so small their heads come to a point.

  12. It’s about the “money” as long as people buy his BS and the Faux Folks buy into it they continue to have their minions. The truth comes out and they are so stupid they still believe the lies they tell, it’s always about the money and stop supporting their sponsors, educate yourself against their lies, and get your daily good laugh on them! Stupid does as Stupid is Stupid!

  13. Way to go, Rush. It takes a lot of effort to make the National Enquirer look like a reliable news source, but in comparison to you they could actually pass for journalists.

    It’s really getting to be entertaining watching the Right Wing melt down as they realize that Hillary Clinton is going to be the 45th President of the United States. Maybe Rush and Rand could take their act on the road!

  14. Actually, the Enquirer is one up on Rush – they got the John Edwards “love child” story right, while Rush has yet to get ANYTHING right.

  15. @frill, lets play a game, shall we? chris matthews says “it’s just a rumor but paul ryan has AIDS” now we both know thats completely irresponsible and SICK! and your precious little GOP would be going CRAZY!! listen all rumors aren’t the same, talking about someone possibly having BRAIN CANCER is serious!! and anyone with ANY class wouldn’t go on air spreading something like that, but lets consider the source, a self admitted drug user! that’s not a rumor @frill, it’s a FACT!

  16. I don’t think it is accurate to say that Rush Limbaugh is spreading the rumor that Hillary Clinton is too sick to run in 2016.
    In fact, according to the transcript posted above, he says that he thinks a Democrat is behind the rumor.

  17. There is nothing to buy. Rush is only stating that the rumor is out there (and it is), and that he speculates that it is a Democrat who is behind it.

    There is no rumor spreading in his commentary.

  18. Bull. He expects YOU to spread the rumor. And tons of you will. Maybe you should take a closer listen

  19. Actually she is fat. I’m not a Republican, but I have eyes. She is quite overweight and she has looked exhausted for a couple of years. She has looked a bit better of late but she still does not look healthy. My opinion is that her thyroid is not functioning properly but it could be many things.

  20. Actually they got the Edwards and Lewinsky stories right. They got all the OJ scoops when that was going on. And they are full if it on so many things. Go figure.

  21. the only rumor here is this article. you guys are the ones spreading rumors about rush on things that he clearly did not say. but i for one will say that this hillary sick stuff is probably made up by the clintons to get more air time. they want people to feel sorry for her, before the hand of god shines down and blesses her in time to save the nation. what BS. i feel sorry for the mindless idiots who fall for this garbage every time, and bring the nation to it’s knees with lies.

  22. Do try and not listen to Rush’s own words.

    The nation is not at its knees, and if it was it would be because of Boehner and Issa

  23. economically and morally the nation is being crushed by the burden of unbridled corruption from the democratic party and now by the republican party. boehner is a trader to his party, and a sad example of weakness. the clintons are en example of power obtained by lies and deception, but as hillary says, “what defference does it make”. america is on it’s knees, they just will not figure it out till the blade cuts there throat, then it’s to late.

  24. You are too hilarious! Your saying Hillary said what difference does it make shows me you have no idea what the context was in which she said it. What a waste of fox news you are.

    I am sure you meant Traitor. I would love to ask what the lies and deception are, but you would have to go ask Doocy

    Get out of here

  25. Lol….You people can’t even have dialect over apposing opinions. That’s pretty lame.

    You didn’t even let my comment out of moderation even though there wasn’t any violations in it.

    You stay classy, PoliticusUSA.

  26. Lol, you didnt have an opposing opinion, you had innuendo that was far too old and it made you look ridiculous. You need to check up on why Issa has not found a single drop of evidence against Hillary or anyone else over Benghazi.

    The site saved your reputation

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