Folks, what we have here is the Republican party, a group of people who love referring to themselves as “The Party of Personal Responsibility,” except when it comes to taking personal responsibility for their own actions, and especially when they think they can blame Obama for their own actions.
In an interview on CNN’s Don Lemon, Republican presidential leader, Donald Trump, sided with personal responsibility leader, Sarah Palin, and blamed President Obama because Palin’s son was arrested for beating up his girlfriend. Palin first cast blame on the President when news of the arrest broke, then just a couple of days later, Donald Trump jumped on the Blame Obama bandwagon.
“There was tremendous press,” Trump told Lemon, “and I think it’s something that’s very important to discuss not even for her son, but for so many other sons and daughters that are coming back from the Middle East where they have, you know, traumatic problems, they have tremendous problems and I told her,” he explained. “I actually suggested. I think I said I think it would be a great forum. And I know, she started the dialogue.
“I think it’s a very important dialogue. Because she told me that they’re coming back, so many are coming back and they are, you know, they’re under tremendous pressure and tremendous strain. There’s no question about it.”
“Do you think it’s fair to link the president with her son’s issues?” Lemon asked.
“Oh, I think so,” Trump responded. “Look, you know, everything starts at the top and he’s the president. And I think you can certainly do that. From what I understand, they just — and all you have to do is look at the Veteran’s Administration, look at the bad, the horrible care our vets get.”
“One of the many things I’m going to do is I’m going to straighten that mess out. You take a look at the Phoenix Veterans Administration in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s a disgrace. It’s a cesspool. It’s dishonest. It’s corrupt in every way, it’s incompetent.”