Sarah Palin Blames Son’s Domestic Violence Arrest On – You Guessed It

sarah-palin-cpac-2015As 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.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Kate Karwowska

    Oh, for fuck’s sake, Sarah. Just shut the fuck up!

  • Sunnysmom

    This woman is a white-trash hypocrite. We should support our veterans 100% when they get home and if her son has PTSD, then he should be helped. But you can’t speak out both sides of your mouth Sarah. Stop supporting candidates who advocate indiscriminate “carpet bombing” and “bombing the shit” out of the Middle East. The best way to take care of veterans is not to send them to war recklessly and to have a solid VA infrastructure to care for them when they return. I wonder who she blames for Bristol’s out-of-wedlock pregnancies?

  • GimmeSomeTruth

    Sarah Palin is nuts, simple as that. But so are the Conservative/Republicans who stand by her. Delusional people feed from each other’s delusions! Could’ve been that this crazy kid inherited his craziness from the defective genes of his mother? Mental illness is hereditary…

  • arkycubbies

    Palin talked about the lack of respect by the president is nothing more than a deploy to hide the disrespect towards veterans by republicans! republicans like Tom Colburn of Oklahoma that said veterans were not worth the cost; Mitch McConnell led Senate Republicans to blocked the bill; Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama said the bill would spend too much; GOP Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, “ It costs too much to fund the VA.” Richard Burr of North Carolina, top Republican on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee cynically stated, “We’re sort of fooling ourselves to believe that this drives the election issue list”; Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin budget wants to end VA healthcare benefits for disabled veterans and then a famous republican: “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.” — Henry Kissinger.

  • PRIME79

    Typical right wing “personal responsibility”. The Palin’s are a joke.

  • paulsack

    Absentee mom. Absentee dad. Isn’t that what the righties are always saying about other people. So now its on you Sarah. You have a son thats a drunk and you think its ok to keep weapons around the house. What about that republican personal responsibility. HAHA, it never existed except in your warped little mind.
    Please take one of the guns lying around and do the honorable thing.