American veterans have weighed in with their opinions on Sarah Palin after she blamed President Obama for Track Palin’s recent arrest for beating his girlfriend senseless. That’s right, instead of thinking that she was, in any way, responsible for raising a man who enjoys pummeling young women, Sarah Palin would rather blame someone who has probably never even met her son.
Rather than thinking the people who raised the pansy (or even the pansy himself) would have had a role in Track’s decision making skills, Palin actually had the nerve to say that Obama gave her son PTSD while he was deployed in Iraq, and that the PTSD is what made him beat up the mother of his child. Now, we all know that Sarah is slow, but someone should remind her that it was under George W. Bush that Track was sent to Iraq, and it was under President Obama that Track came home.
Republicans in Congress tried to block $1.4 billion in veteran benefits the last time they convened, and American veterans are fed up with the GOP fighting against legislation that would greatly improve their lives. After hearing Palin blame the man who actually does everything in his power to fight FOR veterans causes, they pretty much lost their sh*t.
Paul Rieckhoff, head of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), issued this message to Palin:
‘It’s not President Obama’s fault that Sarah Palin’s son has PTSD. PTSD is a very serious problem, a complicated mental health injury and I would be extremely reluctant to blame any one person in particular. This is a great opportunity for Sarah Palin to sound the alarm about PTSD, now that she has endorsed Mr. Trump, I would encourage her to talk with him about it. Mr. Trump’s campaign is pretty light on specifics about what he would do for veterans. I hope this doesn’t become a portable chew toy in a political campaign.’
Rieckhoff then blamed Palin for politicizing PTSD, and brought up some past instances (pre-PTSD) where Track Palin showed serious signs of mental defects that could have proven deadly. At just 16 years of age, Track was accused of cutting the brake lines of a school bus. Rieckhoff then explained that this wasn’t some trivial shoving match that got Track arrested:
‘[Track] struck [his girlfriend] on the left side of the head near her eye with a closed fist. (She) then got on the ground in a fetal position because she didn’t know what else he would do. Palin then kicked (her) on the right knee.’
The really ironic part about all of this is that Palin is backing a candidate who has said he would use military force to show “America’s strength,” eventually creating more veterans with PTSD. All the while, the man she is verbally attacking has gone to the point of making decisions that were not always politically pleasing in order to ensure that more veterans were not created due to the issues with Iran.
While Palin has always touted herself as a patriot with deep affections for the troops and veterans, she certainly has no problem with Donald Trump, who veterans have refused to follow as Commander-in-Chief. Trump has even gone as far as criticizing war hero, Senator John McCain, saying, “I prefer people who weren’t captured.” The draft-dodging Trump also said that McCain wasn’t a “real war hero.”
Sarah Palin may want to re-think this backing of Trump, but unfortunately the mechanism with which she thinks is damaged beyond repair; in fact, it is widely believed that the mechanism never properly formed during reproduction. Sorry, Sarah, you’re an idiot.
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