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Sarah Palin has been making news headlines again for all of the wrong reasons.
During a rally last week, Palin blamed Obama and the administration for her son's domestic violence arrest.
"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
"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," she added. "And that starts from the top."
"That comes from our own President," Palin said. "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?'"
Track, who according to court documents lives with his mother, allegedly punched his girlfriend in the eye, kicked her in the knee and then held an AR-15 assault rifle near his head, the 22-year-old woman told police who responded to the incident.
At one point, Track was "holding onto a gun, yelling 'do you think I'm a p---y?' and 'do you think I won't do it," according to the police report.
Palin’s words have already struck a chord with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a New York-based veterans group. “It’s not President Obama’s fault that Sarah Palin’s son has PTSD,” founder and CEO, Paul Rieckhff told NBC News. “PTSD is a very serious problem, a complicated mental health injury and I would be extremely reluctant to blame any one person in particular.”

Why does Sarah Palin think it's okay to blame Obama for her son's actions? How is he responsible for PTSD?

She's ignoring the way PTSD is by adding her sensitivity about her son and her confusion by blaming Obama who didn't have anything do deal with Sarah's son. She has psychological damage.
I would like to call this act ignorant and naïve. She must really not know about psychological damages, made from the war, if she is blaming Obama for PTSD. It's sad to see how she's going down the road in the wrong type of way.
And in other news, Sarah Palin is an idiot.
I just...don't even know what to say. Disgusting. I can't stand that someone let her in front of a microphone again. >.<
It would be so simple if we could blame PTSD on one person but that's not how it works at all. It's a complex problem and our veterans deserve all the support we can offer to help them after their service. Is she aware that Obama got more veteran services in rural areas? Increased the VA budget? So that more mental health services would be available? I'm not saying services are great now- there's still a huge backlog AND there's still an incredibly high number of sexual assaults in the military- and those cases are kept within the military in a way that forces victims into silence. But I have not heard a single republican candidate speak about either of those issues. They talk the big talk about supporting our troops but can't be bothered to do anything about the real issues they face.