Hillary the drunk


You know, the more we learn about Amy Chozick’s book about Hillary, the more I think Amy’s goal was to remind us how lucky we are that Hillary lost.

Sure, Chozick claims she was a Hillary fangirl – even confessing to weeping openly when Trump defeated her.

But the dribs and drabs that have come out from Chozick’s book sound less like the scribblings of a devotee and more like the “whew! We dodged a bullet!” musings of an anti-Hillary pundit.

The most recent revelation from the book is that Hillary is a bit of a drunk.

No sh*t, Sherlock.

Didn’t we already know that?

I’ve spent years referring to the Dowager Duchess of Chappaqua as – among other things — a booze hound, a gin-soaked hag and a dipsomaniac.

One simply doesn’t stumble down steps with that kind of regularity without a helpful assist from alcohol.

Any old how.

Kyle Smith asks over at National Review, How Much Does Hillary Clinton Drink?

Chozick’s unpublished color piece on Clinton’s drinking was meant to illustrate that Clinton was not the starchy, purse-lipped frump of popular perception but a freewheeling good-time gal.

“Freewheeling good-time gal.” Now there’s a phrase I’d never associate with Hillary.

Moving on:

Why couldn’t the story have run during the campaign rather than after it? That seems obvious. The factual details were such that they might have made readers question the Times’s spin that Clinton’s drinking habits reflected well on her. The attentive reader will wonder whether Clinton has a drinking problem. Chozick says that Clinton would have been “the booziest president since FDR” and “enjoys a cocktail — or three — more than most previous presidents.” Chozick isn’t saying that Clinton has three cocktails but that she has three cocktails more than a man. So: five cocktails, then? Five cocktails for a woman is generally said to have the same effect as ten cocktails on a man. Would you want a man who regularly put away ten cocktails to be president?

But as the old saying goes, “If you had my problems, you’d drink too.”

Look at Hillary’s lifetime of disappointments.

Her own vainglorious trajectory was put on hold when she had to move to – of all places – Arkansas.

Not that living in Arkansas is the worst of it.

Let’s be honest. Living in Arkansas was the least of her problems as far as Bill is concerned.

Hillary was made a fool of routinely by her horndog husband.

And the only reason she kept her wagon hitched to his rising star is she believed it would be her ticket to power and wealth.

You’d drink too if you had to endure a marriage to an unfaithful philanderer and rapist.

Sure, it was Hillary’s choice. And she has nobody to blame but herself.

But it certainly would explain her turning to booze.

In AA we call it “self-medicating.”

And then, her dreams come true. Bill becomes President and Hillary’s future looks set. All that agony and shame of enduring his cheating and sexual assaults was about to pay off.

Only it didn’t.

The Democrats tossed her aside like an empty bottle of bourbon in exchange for the caramel-colored, photogenic Barack Obama.

On the upside, she got to travel the world as Secretary of State for four years – with a fully-stocked bar on board every flight she took.

So she bided her time – certain that 2016 was the year she’d been waiting for her entire adult life.

You don’t think she spent her time on the campaign trail prematurely celebrating her inevitable victory with several dozen cocktails and a tankard of Chardonnay?

Of course she did.

Alcoholics are great at using the excuse, “Hey, I’m celebrating!”

But I’m guessing she also relied heavily on liquor to manage the stress of the email scandal and the FBI investigation (such that it was).

And I’m sure booze helped her deal with the fact that far too many primary voters preferred a septuagenarian socialist to her.

If your Big Moment was saddled with that much bad news, you’d drink too.

And while there’s ample evidence that Hillary campaigned so little because of her health, I think another reason for the big gaps between campaign stops was Hill needed time to sober up.

After all, make-up can only do so much to cover the sallow, telltale signs of a drunk.

The fact that Chozick refused to report on Hillary’s excessive drinking during the campaign and instead waited nearly two years after it also makes me think Hill is a drunk.

Clearly Chozick knew that writing on Hillary’s drinking habits would further harm her already floundering campaign. And Chozick wanted that drunk to win.

As Kyle Smith put it:

But it is fair to ask whether the nation came close to electing a president who regularly drinks to excess, and it is fair to ask of the nation’s press corps how much information about Clinton’s drinking they withheld from the public.

I’m guessing a flagon-full.

The fact is, the news media actively covered up Hillary Clinton’s countless medical problems.

And that was never so obvious as it was on September 11, 2016.

Had a random citizen with a smartphone not captured Hillary’s ungainly collapse on that fateful day, the news media never would have whispered a word about it.

As a recovering alcoholic with almost fifteen years sober, I have no difficulty whatsoever believing that Hillary is a drunk.

The signs are there.

The anger, resentment, that belief that you were wronged by everyone around you, never taking any responsibility – boy, I know that all too well.

And alcoholism certainly explains why, after nearly a year and half, Hillary still cannot let go of the resentment she feels over losing the election.

Instead, true to form, she gets angry at anyone who wants her to get over it and move on.

Though it’s hard for me to pity Hillary – mostly because I don’t like her — it doesn’t make her any less pitiful.

What’s really too bad is there is nobody within Hillary’s orbit who is willing to get her to take a good long look in the mirror.

But eventually, even the most pampered and protected drunk can’t avoid hitting bottom.

And I’m guessing in Hillary’s case, hitting bottom will probably result in a sprained wrist and broken toe.

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4 thoughts on “Hillary the drunk

  • May 2, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Amen……23 years sober here

  • May 2, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    A proclivity toward bacchanalia.

  • May 3, 2018 at 8:03 am

    The first thing an alcoholic does is convince themselves that they do not have a problem. As long as her handlers keep fixing or covering up the consequences of her alcohol problem, she has no incentive to square up to her own reality.

    Another thing that perpetuates the lie is that if she confesses to herself that she has a problem with booze it is likely the rest of the house of cards that is the pile of lies in her life will start tumbling down.

    An unhealthy ego is a poisonous thing and alcohol is the fuel for that. I would bet that there are a lot of other ‘powerful people’ who have booze problems too!

    (sober since 1984)

  • May 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    “if she confesses to herself that she has a problem with booze”

    Imagine if you will Hillary at an AA meeting.
    Isn’t one rule from the Friends of Bill manual that you must confess the mistakes you’ve made to the victims of your wrongdoing?
    THAT may take a little time. There are some who aren’t in the present tense anymore.
    And shouldn’t you also confess yourself to the group how helpless you may be in the struggle to free yourself from the guilt of those wrongdoings?

    Better put some more coffee on.

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