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Hillary Clinton’s Life of Rage

During the Third Reich, one of the rumors that went around about Hitler was that when he was (particularly) enraged, he would get down on the floor and chew on the carpet. (Whispered accounts described him as a Teppichfresser or devourer of carpets.) Perhaps, that was just an early urban legend, but all agree he could throw a temper tantrum with the best of them.

Likewise, Hillary Rodham Clinton, ever since she walked in to the White House on the coattails of her husband, has been the subject of stories about her own violent fits of temper, throwing objects at people in rage and so on (especially Bill).

So it hardly comes as a surprise that the latest reports coming out of the Clinton presidential campaign portray a woman losing her grip as the email and Benghazi scandals get deeper and her poll numbers keep falling. According to details recounted by Sean Hannity yesterday on his radio show (Full disclosure: Sean is a Hillary critic in case you didn’t know.), Hillary is having almost daily rages directed at her aides and staff, screaming and reducing those stupid enough to work for her to tears. In one instance, when a female staffer turned and walked away in anger, Hillary reportedly chased after her and grabbed her by the arm and turning her around violently as she continued to vent.

Given the constant pressures of a presidential campaign and the constant pressures of actually being president, one might ask if Hillary has the emotional makeup for the job. (I know. All you feminists out there please save your cards and letters. I don’t care how offended you may be.) Better stated, does she have the temperament required for a president or would she merely be carted away in a straitjacket after a year or two of being president and commander in chief? I mean even cool cucumber Barack Obama has grayed noticeably in the job.

As I write this, Hillary is prepping for that big Democratic debate when she will go up against the likes of Bernie Sanders, Martin (I apologize for saying all lives matter) O’Malley, and maybe one or two other non-entities. Who knows? Maybe somebody will strike a nerve and we will see Hillary blow her stack on national TV. In addition, she is going to go up against Trey Gowdy and his sub-committee investigating Benghazi soon. Maybe she will have another “What difference does it make?” moment.

Clearly, the pressure is building on Mrs. Clinton as she continues her quest for the most stress-filled job in the world (outside of making pizzas on a Saturday night). Sooner or later, I suspect there is going to be a video camera rolling when Hillary blows her stack. If you think her poll numbers are bad now, wait till that happens.

Keep those carpets rolled up and stacked away in the garage.

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About the author

Gary Fouse

Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Currently employed since 1998 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Education: BS in Police Science and Administration California State University at Los Angeles (1970)
Master of Education at University of Virginia (1993)
Served three years in US Army Military Police Corps at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal Investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005
The Story of Papiamentu-A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com

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