As most people reading this probably already know, Republicans blame practically anything negative on President Obama. Even if it doesn’t happen in this country, such as the terrorist attack in France, they blame it on this president. It’s become a running joke among many liberals to write or say “Thanks, Obama!” whenever they discuss anything negative. Hell, a poll once indicated that more Republicans in Louisiana blamed President Obama for the response to Hurricane Katrina than President Bush – even though the storm struck the state in 2005, three years before Obama was elected president.
But when I saw that Sarah Palin tried to blame her son Track’s domestic violence and weapons charges on President Obama, just – wow. As absurd as that sounds, it actually happened.
During a campaign stop in Oklahoma for Donald Trump earlier today, Palin decided to address the “elephant in the room” that most people had already heard about regarding her son’s legal troubles.
“I guess it’s kind of the elephant in the room,” Palin said. “My son like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country. And that starts from the top. It’s a shame that our military personnel even have to wonder, if they have to question, if they’re respected anymore. It starts from the top. The question though that comes from our own president where they have to look at him and wonder, do you know what we go through? Do you know what we’re trying to do to secure America and to secure the freedoms that have been bequeathed us?”
“I can certainly relate with other families who kind of feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with,” she continued. “And it makes me realize more than ever it is now or never for the sake of America’s finest that we have that commander in chief that will respect them and honor them.”
Listen, PTSD is undoubtedly a horrible thing from which many veterans (and others) suffer. No one is going to discount how unpredictable PTSD can be in those who suffer from it.
That being said, trying to blame President Obama for her adult son’s criminal issues is an absolute joke. Let’s not forget that this was the “Christian” family who was involved in a highly publicized drunken brawl just over a year ago – one in which both Track and Bristol were involved. Nothing says “Christian values” quite like a drunken family brawl.
Also, let’s not pretend for a moment that Track is your typical veteran who might be struggling to find help with PTSD. Sarah Palin is worth $12 million – if her son needs help, she can afford to get him the best help possible. But this family is the epitome of hypocrisy. After all, Sarah’s daughter, Bristol, has made quite a lot of money preaching abstinence – as she currently raises her second out-of-wedlock child. I’m not judging her for her life choices, but I am judging anyone who hoists themselves up on this altar of moral superiority – then gets busted not practicing what they preach.
And let’s also not forget that it was her party, the Republican party, that sent all these soldiers to fight in a war based on lies. The same party that seems to be itching at the chance to send thousands more Americans troops back to the Middle East to die or come back suffering debilitating conditions from which they never fully recover.
If Track Palin does in fact suffer from PTSD, I genuinely hope he gets better help. But for Sarah Palin to basically blame President Obama for her son’s charges of domestic violence and criminal activity is a new low… even for Republicans.
Then again, this is Sarah Palin – a woman who’s really nothing more than a word salad of b.s., idiocy and hypocrisy.