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Thu Jan 21, 2016, 09:58 PM

Backlash from Vets about Palin's PTSD Comments

Sarah Palin has no filter on her mouth, much to the delight of some. Not with others:

Veterans assail Sarah Palin for pinning son’s alleged domestic violence on PTSD

Jason Sickles
January 21, 2016

Sarah Palin’s attempt at politicizing PTSD is not sitting well with some veterans and veterans’ advocates.

While speaking to a gathering of Donald Trump supporters on Wednesday, the former Alaska governor addressed her son Track Palin’s recent arrest on domestic violence charges, suggesting it could be related to posttraumatic stress disorder from serving in Iraq and linking it to what she called President Obama’s lack of respect of war veterans.

“My son, a combat veteran … was fighting for you all, America, in the war zone. My son, like so many others, came back a bit different, they come back hardened,” she said in Tulsa, Okla.

“They come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airman and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country,” Palin added. “And that starts from the top. … 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?’”

Her remarks brought a backlash on social media.

“It’s clear her son beats women. Less clear it’s related to combat PTSD,” tweeted Brandon Friedman, the former digital media director for the Department of Veterans Affairs. “If battering his girlfriend and his reported suicide threat are related to PTSD, then it’s probably not helpful to use as a campaign prop.”

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/veterans-assail-sarah-palin-for-1348174729601078.html
When will Trump be filing for divorce with Palin? Very soon.

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Response to BuzzClik (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 11:55 PM

1. If it were my kid,

I would be on the first plane smoking to get home, not politicking in some other state at the time. I say that as a dad that isn't exactly Ward Cleaver.

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Response to island4diver (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 12:44 AM

2. Damn. She really is stompdown obnoxious.

And disingenuous as hell. Whatever Sarah Palin could have been is long gone. She has actually become the caricature the media has long portrayed.

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Response to BuzzClik (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 12:51 AM

3. For this thread

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Fri Jan 22, 2016, 04:55 AM

4. For a long time I have been wondering who would win the stupid contest

she has been running with Michele Bachmann. I was really rooting for Michele Bachmann. But, it looks like Sarah has really worked her magic and pulled into the lead.

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