Yes, she went there. Not only did she go there, she went there at a Trump rally, where she could have said leprechauns had possessed her son and forced him to beat his girlfriend in a drunken stupor and nobody would have doubted her.
She didn’t blame leprechauns, unicorns or the mighty liger, bred for its talents in magic…No…She blamed our President, because when our boys come back from war they come back hardened with PTSD, and caring for them has to “come from the top.” Track served as a reservist and was deployed for a tour of duty in Iraq in 2008.
Somebody may want to remind the half-term quitter of a governor who was president in 2008. While you’re at it, remind her about who, how and why we were there in the first place. Then tell her that parents across the country are tired of her blaming her parental failures on anything other than her own ineptitude and that she belongs to the party of “personal responsibility.”
This is exactly what Palin said at the rally:
I can talk personally about this, I guess it’s kind of the elephant in the room. 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(sic) 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(sic) that our soldiers do return with. And it makes me realize more than ever it is now or never for the sake of Americas finest that we have that commander in chief that will respect them and honor them.”
Her son was rumored to have been investigated for cutting the brake lines on a school bus when he was 16-years-old. He and a couple of buddies allegedly stole a bottle of vodka and went on a vandalizing spree. Because a school bus that can’t stop would have been a barrel of laughs. No, there is no proof, but the fact that his character was such as it was at that young age that he could even be accused of such a thing speaks volumes about his character.
Track’s problems may have been intensified by his military service, but blaming that on the president is so far past the realm of ridiculous it’s…ridiculous. Track was married for a year and in his “amicable” divorce he kept the bulk of his wealth and the guns while his ex got custody of their daughter. Apparently she was content to walk away empty-handed as long as he didn’t get custody of their child.
Track was also the most injured Palin at the infamous “Palin family drunken brawl,” an episode that shows exactly the kind of environment the Palin youth grew up in. Then there’s the fact that his name is Track. That alone is pretty disturbing.
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