Sarah Palin Blames Obama for Her Son's Domestic Violence Arrest

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 20th Jan 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Displaying gyrations of irrationality that would do Fox News proud, Sarah Palin lays the blame for her son's domestic abuse squarely on the shoulders of Barack Obama.

Sarah, you keep topping yourself...

Asserting that her son Track Palin's arrest for domestic violence was caused by post-traumatic stress brought on after his experiences as a soldier in Iraq, Sarah Palin, while stumping for Donald Trump on the campaign trail yesterday, January 19, 2016, blamed Barack Obama, who she accused of failing to provide adequate care for veterans.

"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.'"

Court documents reveal that Track Palin punched his girlfriend in the eye and kicked her, then threatened to shoot himself in the head with an AR-15 assault rifle. He was charged with three misdemeanor counts of domestic violence/abuse.

"When my own son is going through what he goes through coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who kind of feel these ramifications of some PTSD and the woundedness that our soldiers do return with," Palin told her audience. "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 who will respect them and honor them."

From this observer's perspective, I would wonder if the journey down the road to perpetrating domestic abuse might not start way back in one's childhood, with the actions of well-meaning parents steeped in authortarianism. In this American culture, we are very adept at bringing up our sons to be killers. We give them GI Joe action figures when they're barely out of the toddler stage. We upbraid them with such commands as "Don't be a sissy" or "Don't be a crybaby" which serve to desensitize them and causes them to stuff their feelings, all in the name of "being a man." Our military trains them in the notion that violence is a way to solve problems, and in that environment they become more and more disconnected from their own humanity. Sarah Palin, you bought into all of this a long time ago. Rather than blaming Barack Obama for your son's troubles, perhaps you should look in a mirror.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Mariah
21st Jan 2016 (#)

That's an intersting one Steve, no doubt it was well publicised when the son was arrested, domestic violence in the family wouldn't do Sarah Palin any favours, providing a
'reasoable excuse' and scoring a political argument into the bargain would sure help to clean up the bad publicity.

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author avatar Shamarie
21st Jan 2016 (#)

She's crazy!!!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
21st Jan 2016 (#)

Indeed she is.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

"Of some ramification of PTSD" simply shows who she is really!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

This is a very tricky subject Steve..especially in the area of accountability .
for example ...1) We all know that the USA is steeped in a Gun culture ( and many wouldn't have it any other way ) so, aggression has already permeated through every fibre of that great nation for years.
2) Thousands rally to the call to join the ' Armed ' Forces with the full knowledge that they could end up on a front line of a war zone ...( with the possibility of open combat and possible death or being wounded )
3) No-one is prepared for the mental effect this can have on anyone in the long term ( and some are affected worse than others ) That goes without saying put all the responsibility on the shoulders of one man is nonsense.
Each one of us is accountable for our own actions , whether good or bad .War is terrible . The consequences of war are terrible .
Cruelty, violence, hatred and greed are terrible . The consequences of each of these is terrible .
The answer isn't in blaming others or excusing oneself , but in recognizing that All of us need to say ' Sorry ' for what we do wrong , and forgive those who wrong us .
However , we all need help when our lives have been tipped upside down through life's battles . We all need comfort and compassion when we hurt .
God help our nations and the weighty decisions they have to make , and the leaders who have to make them in this day and age.
Bless you Steve
Stella ><

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

Am,en! to all you say here Stella. Thank you.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

Thanks for sharing this post ~ Steve. This is most definitely a complex issue.
As a claims Representative for The Social Security Administration for twenty five years, I interviewed hundreds of combat veterans. Unfortunately, the parents and/or spouses suffered right along with them. Initially there was no clearly stated diagnosis for those with this condition.

Because she is a mother of a combat veteran, I can understand how Sarah Palin might be highly frustrated by her son's aggressive behavior. However to blame this President is ~ I believe ~ utterly ridiculous.

President Obama has endeavored ~ perhaps more than any recent president ~ to provide adequate care for veterans.


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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

Yes, Obama's record trying to better veterans' care is laudable, and for Palin to claim otherwise is unconscionable. Thanks for commenting Helen.

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author avatar Retired
31st Jan 2016 (#)

I have to agree Steve, maybe it could stem from childhood, but who knows?

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