Trump and Palin are “Charlatan’s of the Highest Order”


Over a year ago the Chicago Tribune described Sarah Palin as a “charlatan of the highest order.”  The description of “charlatan” seemed appropriate as a result of Palin placing blame on President Obama for Track’s domestic violence.  When Track punched the mother of his child in the face and kicked her, Palin excused the violence as PTSD, even though Track had never seen combat.  Palin comdemned Obama when she said:

“It starts from the top, the question though it comes from our own president,” Palin said. “When 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?”

 The head of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Rick Rieckhoff responded to Palin’s statement, saying she shouldn’t “politicize” the issue of PTSD and hoped it “doesn’t become a portable chew toy in a political campaign.”  Additionally,  Track Palin’s public records indicate that not only did he only serve one year in Iraq,  he didn’t even see one moment of combat. An anonymous fellow solider also spoke about the issue, debunking Palin’s earlier claims. “Speaking as a combat vet who literally slept in the same barracks as Track Palin, his mother is wrong and her son is not a victim.”
We are reminded of the absurdity of Palin’s attack on Obama by the recent revelation that she has “washed her hands” of Track.
Donald Trump seems to have adopted a play from the Sarah Palin play book, blaming President Obama.  First Trump claimed that Obama wasn’t an American citizen.  Recently he blamed Obama for wiretapping his home.  Now Trump  is blaming Obama for the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria.

 

“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,” Mr. Trump said in the statement released by the White House. “These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution.”

“President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a ‘red line’ against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing,” Mr. Trump continued, referring to Mr. Obama’s first direct threat of force. “The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack.”

However the New York Times documents that Trump repeatedly, and vociferously, implored Obama NOT to intervene in Syria.  Trump explained that America should do “nothing” in Syria, insisting it is not America’s “problem.”  He specifically said Obama should  “not attack Syria” as “there is no upside and tremendous downside.” Trump emphatically said: “stay out of Syria.”

Now that Trump is in a position to decide to attack Syria or not, Trump blames Obama for the recent attack, explaining that Obama should have done the opposite of what Trump advocated.  Trump sais:

“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,” Mr. Trump said in the statement released by the White House. “These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution.”

Trump used his favorite form of communication, Twitter, when he counseled restraint.  Trump tweeted:

Donald J. Trump

“The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria,fix U.S.A.”

In more than a dozen messages on Twitter in 2013 and 2014, Mr. Trump repeated his advice, emphatically stating that “Syria is NOT our problem,” appealing directly to Mr. Obama to “not attack Syria” as “there is no upside and tremendous downside” and telling him to “stay out of Syria.”

Mike Pence disagreed with Trump.  Trump disagreed.  Trump doubled-down on his position during the 2016 campaign.  He said that Hillary’s call for a “no-fly” zone would lead to WWIII.

Trump was interviewed on the subject, and he said:

“I think going in was a terrible, terrible mistake. Syria, we have to solve that problem because we are going to just keep fighting, fighting forever. I have a different view on Syria than everybody else.”  That was an interview with The New York Times.

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are both charlatans.  The only difference between the two is that Trump hasn’t quit his job yet, so he is accountable to the voters.  Palin has not been accountable for almost 8 years.

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  1. I read somewhere yesterday Obama asked congress for permission for a military response to the gas attacks (2013) and congress refused to hold a vote. What Obama did get was help from Russia to force a treaty where Assad allowed inspectors in and removed all the chemical weapons they could find.

    Drumpf was for the war before he was against it.

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  2. Pence should be concerned that his SS detail got caught banging hookers today. Wait, no, sorry, Pence is too busy creeping up to the edge of the earth, careful not to fall off the edge into the void.

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    1. Malia, do you know whether or not Neiman Marcus has banned Sarah Palin from its’ stores? 9 years later, she has not proven beyond a reasonable doubt she returned any or all of the taxpayer-funded items from cam-pain. Or maybe she did, but they couldn’t remove all the lice.

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  3. If you look at situations in a vacuum, ignoring the tragedy, you see the karma that comes to ignorance. These two have simplistic, prejudiced opinions on issues. Now the devil of the details begins to rise. Syria tests the US, with a violation of International Law, knowing Trump is stuck between a sarin attack and Putin.

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