ELDER PATRIOT – Hillary Clinton has exhibited signs of neuroses since her early days as First Lady.  When she was confronted with her husband’s consistent and repetitive infidelity she blamed it on “a vast Right-wing conspiracy.”  In Mrs. Clinton’s world there was always someone else to blame.

Initially, I believed it was simply a strategy to deflect blame somewhere else for political purposes.  But, as time has passed, it was becoming obvious that either she began to believe her own bullsh*t or she had developed a full-blown mental illness.

In 2012 she suffered a blood clot on her brain that threatened her life and left her prone to psychotic episodes.  Those around her saw her as believing it was her right to be president because she had “paid her dues.”

Recently the pressures of the email scandal that is threatening her presidential bid became too much.  As we reported here over two weeks ago Mrs. Clinton was convinced that the damning leaks revealing her violation of the Espionage Act were originating from Obama’s aides and under his orders.

Against the advice of her closest advisors she asked for and received a meeting with the president in the Oval Office.  When she confronted the president he played dumb and that enraged Mrs. Clinton.  She exploded at him, “What I want for you to do is call off your f–king dogs, Barack!”

Mrs. Clinton knows that the president is never referred to by his first name.  Her emotional outburst was a clear break with accepted White House decorum.

Obama was shocked and took a moment to settle down before hitting Mrs. Clinton square between the eyes:  “There is nothing I can do for you one way or another. Things have been set in motion, and I can’t and won’t interfere. Your problems are, frankly, of your own making. If you had been honest . . .”

Mrs. Clinton interrupted with her best Captain Queeg imitation, “There are always haters out there to get the Clintons.”

A psychotic episode like this proves Mrs. Clinton does not have the temperament to be president and that dropping out of the race now will save her further public embarrassment as her mental condition continues to detoriate.  As well, judging by the president’s response to her tirade she should probably be preparing her defense for the charges that are likely forthcoming.