Sarah Palin explained that her son beat and kicked his girlfriend due to PTSD. Never mind that Track had a drug problem before going to war. Never mind that Track has been home from service for over 5 years. Never mind that his father and role model is a pimp.
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Never mind that his mother has explained that “Boys will be boys.”
Nevermind that Track had just come from Bristol’s house where he got drunk. Maybe Bristol’s best friend Marina was there.
Maybe that helped define Track’s views of women.
When Sarah referenced the “elephant in the room” she wasn’t talking about the GOP elephant.
She wasn’t talking about these.
She was talking about Track’s abuse of women, his substance abuse problem, his dangerous threats with guns, and the fact that his parents didn’t care enough about him to go home to help. Instead she blamed his problems, and violence, on President Obama, and suggested that Track was suffering from PTSD. Nothing could be further from the truth. Veterans, of both political parties, took offense at Palin’s remarks.
If you think Sarah was genuinely concerned that Track was suffering from PTSD, listen again to her remarks. When endorsing Trump she spoke with venom in her voice. She was in attack mode. As she explained the “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM” it was clear. Her tone didn’t change. She didn’t get choked up when talking about the tragic problems that occurred in her home, with her oldest son. There was no grief, no emotion, no sorrow, and no sympathy expressed for Track or any soldiers suffering from PTSD. It was simply another opportunity to attack Obama.
Not only was Sarah Palin telling lies about Track suffering from PTSD, but she was also telling a bigger lie about Obama not trying to help soldiers who suffer from PTSD. It was Senate Republicans who withdrew funding for our soldiers.
Veterans have a 50% higher rate of suicide than the general population. Instead of using this opportunity to focus attention on that problem Palin attacked Obama. Every 9 seconds in America, a woman is assaulted or beaten. Instead of using this opportunity to focus attention on this tragic problem for women in America, Sarah Palin chose to announce her support for Donald Trump, one of the great misogynists of our time.