Did Sarah Palin really blame President Obama for her son’s PTSD?

I’m thinking that Sarah Palin, like Trump, has a serious case of runaway motor mouth without brakes, because she acts like the dumb blond stereotype, and she isn’t even a blond.

What am I talking about?

Well, “Sarah Palin’s freestyle performance earlier this week during her endorsement of Donald Trump for president drew plenty of attention. But what is drawing the ire of some vets are her comments appearing to blame President Barack Obama for her son’s PTSD, which led to his arrest for domestic violence on Jan. 18.” – Foreign Policy’s morning situation report.

Uh, Track Palin was an Army reservist who performed a tour of duty in Iraq in 2008, and Barack Obama wasn’t sworn in as president for his first term until January 20, 2009.

Besides being a loud mouth and a billionaire, who is the man Sarah endorsed for president? Donald Trump currently holds the title as the biggest liar ever according to fact check sites.

  1. FactCheck.org has crowned Trump the King of Whoppers.

FactCheck.org  said, “It’s been a banner year for political whoppers — and for one teller of tall tales in particular: Donald Trump.

“In the 12 years of FactCheck.org’s existence, we’ve never seen his match.

“He stands out not only for the sheer number of his factually false claims, but also for his brazen refusals to admit error when proven wrong.”

  1. Politifact.com awarded Trumps’ statement the “2015 Lie of the Year” for only being totally correct in his claims and statements 1% of the time.

I think it is time to link Sarah Palin to the definition of a dumb blonde: “a blond-haired woman perceived in a stereotypical way as being attractive but unintelligent,” and The Urban Dictionary says, a dumb blond is “A person who can’t really do anything right.”

To discover who is really responsible for Track Palin’s PTSD, Sarah Palin would have to answer who started the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — hint, it wasn’t President Obama?

Sarah Palin would also have to answer what incident took place in New York City that caused the deaths of several thousand noncombatants that led to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — hint, it wasn’t something President Obama did, because the war in Afghanistan started on October 7, 2001 and the Iraq War started on March 20, 2003. I wonder if Sara Palin knows who the president was on those two dates.

By the way, while serving in the U.S. Marines, I returned home from Vietnam in 1966 with a serious case of PTSD, and I have never battered anyone like Sarah Palin’s son, Track Palin, allegedly did to his girlfriend while waving around an AR-15. – nydailynews.com

In addition, according to an Op-Ed piece on Stripes.com, “The link between combat and civilian violence isn’t only anecdotal. Research has found a link between the after-effects of combat service and increased violence. At the Department of Veterans Affairs website, experts explore the available data. A study comparing post-9/11 veterans with the general public found that rates of violence among members of the general public that experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were at about 7.5 percent. Among veterans, the rates ranged from 8.6 to 19.5 percent. … Another study from the mid-1980s looked at violence rates among veterans of the Vietnam War. Among those veterans, one-third of those who suffered from PTSD exhibited “intimate partner violence” — aka domestic violence — versus 13.5 percent among those who didn’t have PTSD.” 

Stripes.com says, “It’s important to note that Track Palin likely had several other of those factors. He was divorced in 2012. He is still in his 20s. He served on active duty. The data suggest that, even without PTSD, his experiences and circumstances might lead him to antisocial or violent behavior. (Track was also involved in a notorious 2014 brawl involving several members of the family.)”

I think it is time to stop using the term dumb blond as a stereotype for an attractive but unintelligent woman who can’t do anything right, and all dumb blond jokes must be revised, and here are the first two revisions.

  1. What does a Sarah Palin do when her computer freezes?
  2. She sticks it in the microwave!
  3. Why are there six bullet holes in Sarah Palins mirror?
  4. Because she tried to kill herself.

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9 Responses to “Did Sarah Palin really blame President Obama for her son’s PTSD?”

  1. You have every right to be angry. By the way, I always thought that conservatives believe in personal responsibility. Here she is blaming the president for her son’s actions. She also needs to look in the mirror again to ask herself who is responsible for her dysfunctional family and think about Obama’s well adjusted children. I hope Trump values the endorsement from a piece of white trash. Obviously he does because that is the core of his support. Now that we have PTSD on the table, what Mt. Trump, is your plan to help these veterans who have heroically served their country? It is Mr. Trump who dishonorable veterans because he hid like a coward in order to avoid military service during the Vietnam War.

    • Thanks, and I didn’t know about Trump’s alleged cowardly history to avoid serving in Vietnam. Now I know. I checked Politifact.com, and it is true, Trump might have deliberately avoided the war out of cowardice.

      http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/article/2015/jul/21/was-trump-draft-dodger/

      Politico reports that Trump evades specifics on his draft deferment. “His vague account of a critical period in 1968 and 1969 raises questions about his explanation of why he did not serve in Vietnam.”

      http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/donald-trump-evades-specifics-on-his-draft-deferment-120330

      And The Smoking Guns says, “Deferments Helped Trump Dodge Vietnam – The son of a wealthy real estate developer, Trump received four student deferments that were followed by a 1968 medical deferment that came a few months after he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.”

      If Trump gets elected, he will be the most prolific liar in U.S. history to be President in addition to being an alleged coward who deliberately manipulated the system to avoid the war and going to prison. And if he ever ends up living in the White House, this cowardly liar, who bad mouthed a former POW who did fight in Vietnam, will be sending American’s troops to fight wars all over the world.

      In addition, if Trump becomes president “If he did 1/10th of what he’s planning, he would trigger a global trade war” – The Economist

      http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-09-07/if-he-were-president-donald-trump-says-world-would-respect-america-and-fear-it

      But maybe Trump saw that G. W. Bush was elected by smearing a Vietnam vet who was wounded in action more than once and Bush also used his family’s political power and wealth to avoid being sent to the war. If the U.S. will elect one cowardly presdient who lies, why not elect another one.

      The question is, if Trump is President, will the lying coward want to outdo President G. W. Bush and start more wars than Bush did—for instance, a war in Syria, a war in Iran, a war in China, a war against Russia, and maybe even a war against Mexico to force them to stop selling drugs by destroying the country, etc?

      • I hate hypocrites like Trump. Anyone who experienced combat thinks twice about sending young people into battle. I may not be a veteran, but my dad was a disabled veteran of World War 2. I used to accompany him to the VA hospital on 23rd Street in Manhattan. I saw vets with missing limbs, plates on their head and disfigured. These experiences had a strong impact on me and probably motivated me to be a special education teacher. I was in the lottery drafts when I was 18 and 19. I got high numbers so was not called. Although I opposed to Vietnam War, if I would have been drafted, I would have gone out of respect for my dad. To me, respecting and helping vets is a civic duty.

      • I understand. I had three uncles who fought in World War II from start to finish and all three made it home. One was in the army serving in India and Burma and the other two were in the U.S. Navy fighting in the Pacific. The uncle who served in India and Burma came home with a skin disease that was eating his skin. He lost all his finger and toe nails and his skin was coming off in sheets. The VA soaked him for hours in a vat full of something purple to control and stabilize whatever it was that was eating him. For that reason he had to live within easy reach of a VA hospital all his life and he lived to be 96.

        The U.S. wasn’t at war when I signed up right before HS graduation and my family wasn’t very political. My dad distrusted all politician and refused to vote. To him, they were all “F”ing liars and crooks and not to be trusted. I heard that often and very little else. For that reason, I didn’t know much about politics, but that all changed after I returned from the war and wanted to know why we were sent to this country that could never be a threat to the United States to bomb and kill anyone who got in the way.

        Most Americans only hear about the losses to U.S. troops and seldom if ever how many our troops killed and wounded in return.

        The U.S. had 58,307 KIA, 153,303 WIA and 1,626 MIA.

        It is estimated that the other side had 533,000 to 1.5 million troops KIA in Vietnam in addition to almost 600,000 civilian deaths. Then there was Nixon’s illegal bombings in Cambodia and Laos. It is estimated that 273,000 were killed in Cambodia and somewhere between 28,000 and 115,000 in Laos where the U.S. dropped more bombs than it did in all of World War II, more bombs than the entire population of that small landlocked country where most of its people lived like they had for centuries with very primitive lifestyles. Those dumb bombs did not discriminate. They killed everyone from infants to the elderly, from noncombatants to enemy troops and even friendly troops.

        For every American who died in that war, the U.S. killed as many as 61 people and many of them were noncombatants—wholesale slaughter and the cost was not a bargain. America’s endless wars that benefit only the merchants of war in the private sector added to the national debt just like Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan have done. Whenever the U.S. goes to war, it borrows money to pay for the weapons and troops it sends. Has the U.S. ever had a war tax during times of war?

      • I think that during WW II, there were war bonds that people bought to finance the war. In addition, the progressive income during the war years was, I believe, in the 90% range. FDR believed that NO ONE SHOULD PROFIT FROM WAR. I know that Truman felt the same way because when he was a senator, he had a committee that investigated war profiteering. Not today. The oligarchs love wars and want all of us to pay through increased government debt and cuts in needed and necessary social services–especially education. I know so many who are hoodwinked by the media and are now in terror of ISIS. I told one person that you have a better chance of being run over by a drunk driver than being killed by an ISIS terrorist in this country. Then this person, unfortunately my cousin, said to me that what am I going to do when the Muslims take control of the government and march me away to my death. He believes that unless we get rid of all these “Muslim immigrants,” Christians will be in the minority and that these “non-Christians” will gain control of the House, Senate, and Presidency and that liberals like me will let it happen. Just think of all the power that he believes that 4 to 6 million Muslims that live in the US have thanks to such media outlets as Fox News and those talk radio conservative freaks. When I say that once the same was said about Jews, he said I was self-hating. Nothing will convince people who support Trump and Cruz. I can show them a mountain of factual evidence and they continue to hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. Sometimes I feel sorry for these people, but I think again and know that people like my cousin would throw away whatever we have left of a democratic republic in a heartbeat.

      • I know. It is sad that there are so many ignorant fools in the U.S. who think that a few thousand Muslims refuges are going to take over the U.S.

        Muslims currently make up approximately 0.9% of the U.S. adult population, or 1.8 million Muslim adults. If children are included, the Muslim population in the United States totals 2.75 million Muslims in the country, the majority of whom (63%) are immigrants. The total U.S. population is more than 316 million—and that is still less than 1%.

        How do Muslims feel about groups like ISIS?

        Recent surveys show that most people in several countries with significant Muslim populations have an unfavorable view of ISIS, including virtually all respondents in Lebanon and 94% in Jordan. Relatively small shares say they see ISIS favorably. In some countries, considerable portions of the population do not offer an opinion about ISIS, including a majority (62%) of Pakistanis.

        More generally, Muslims mostly say that suicide bombings and other forms of violence against civilians in the name of Islam are rarely or never justified, including 92% in Indonesia and 91% in Iraq. In the United States, a 2011 survey found that 86% of Muslims say that such tactics are rarely or never justified. An additional 7% say suicide bombings are sometimes justified and 1% say they are often justified in these circumstances.

        http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/12/07/muslims-and-islam-key-findings-in-the-u-s-and-around-the-world/

        The report from Pew Research.org is interesting.

      • Gee, the population is even smaller than I thought. By the way, here in Queens, I teach many Muslim children and have dealt with their parents. I, as a Jew, have never had a problem. I had a conversation with one of my students last year about some similarities between Jewish and Muslim practices, he said to me that it proves that we are brothers.

      • Too bad everyone doesn’t think of everyone else as a brother and/or sister since we are all on the same rock floating through space with a thin envelope of atmosphere and a precarious, threatened environment to keep us all alive.

      • Too bad everyone doesn’t think of everyone else as a brother and/or sister since we are all on the same rock floating through space with a thin envelope of atmosphere and a precarious, threatened environment to keep us all alive.

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