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.”
On Tuesday, Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump for president. But just hours before her endorsement, her son Track, was arrested on a domestic abuse charge.
And just like the responsible Republican that she is, Sarah Palin did what any other Republican would do – pass the buck and blame… wait for it… President Obama for her son’s domestic abuse arrest.
“My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different,” Palin said, when talking about Track’s arrest. “They come back hardened. 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, 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?'”
“So when my own son is going through what he goes through coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who kind of feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with. And it makes me realize, more than ever, it is now or never, for the sake of America’s finest, that we have that commander-in-chief who will respect them and honor them.”
So you see Obama, it’s you! It’s all you!
While Sarah Palin screeched out a loud endorsement for Donald Trump in Iowa tonight, back in Alaska her son Track was recently placed in arrest and charged with domestic abuse.
As first reported by Gawker, online court records show that Track Palin, 26, was charged yesterday with assault in the fourth degree (domestic violence), interfering with a report of domestic violence, and possession of a weapon while intoxicated. In a press release, Wasilla Police say they responded to a disturbance at around 10 p.m. last night, and that “an investigation revealed Track Palin had committed a domestic violence assault on a female, interfered with her ability to report a crime of domestic violence, and possessed a firearm while intoxicated.” All three charges are misdemeanors.
Here’s a screenshot of the charges as they appear online. Spokespersons with both the Wasilla Police Department and the district attorney’s office confirmed their existence:
It’s not official until we hear from the most honest man in news, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart. And on Wednesday night’s show, Stewart took on the NFL and their horrible managerial skills or lack there of, in dealing with the many domestic abuse cases from the players, and his conclusion is that they don’t have the slightest idea about what they’re doing.
So it’s now official – the NFL is sadly clueless!
Stewart started out his segment Wednesday night going after Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy who is at the center of a domestic violence case. Hardy was convicted of assault and making threatening statements against the victim. But, Stewart said, the Panthers only announced Wednesday that he “is done…until he appeals his misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence.”
“It’s the kind of firm decision making we’ve come to expect from people who don’t know what the f*ck they’re doing,” Stewart said.
The NFL has also appointed a group of women to oversee its its efforts to reduce domestic violence among its players.
“You know your business model is in rough shape when you have to appoint your own in-house special victims unit,” Jon Stewart said.
Ben Carson is a Republican and has been mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for President in 2016. Make no mistake, Ben Carson will never get the Republican’s nomination for president in 2016 or any year after, because Republicans are simply not ready for Carson’s real shade of gray… you know what I mean?
But following what happened today when TMZ released the full video of Rey Rice’s knockout punch on his then fiancée, Ben Carson jumped to the microphone to make his feelings known, and he doesn’t want anyone “demonizing” Rice for his knockout punch!
When asked if he agreed with the Baltimore Ravens and NFL’s decision to release Rice from his contract and suspend him indefinitely, Carson answered, “I’m hopeful they will get some help for him. I mean, obviously anyone who would do something like that needs some help.”
“And let’s not all jump on the bandwagon of demonizing this guy. He obviously has some real problems, and his wife obviously knows that, because she subsequently married him. So they both need some help. So rather than just jumping on a punitive bandwagon, let’s just see if we can get some help for these people.”
You just know this was going to happen. The hosts at Fox News were able to find the humor in the Ray Rice situation, where Rice was videotaped punching and knocking out his then fiancée in an elevator. You know if anyone can mock and make a joke about this situation and domestic abuse, it’s the good old folks over at Fox!
Responding to the video, Fox host Brian Kilmeade on Monday blasted the victims of domestic violence, criticizing Palmer (now Janay Rice) and other women who don’t break up with their partner after a domestic violence incident, saying they send a “terrible message.”
Kilmeade then proceeded to provide mocking advice to Palmer, quipping, “I think the message is, take the stairs.” Co-host Steve Doocey gamely joined in, “The message is, when you’re in an elevator, there’s a camera.”
Following his statement about domestic abuse, a statement that spawned controversy nationwide, ESPN formally took steps to distance itself from Smith… at least for one week.
The company announced Smith’s suspension on Tuesday saying, “Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday.”