Open Letter To Sarah Palin

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Courtesy of US Uncut:

Dear Mrs. Palin,

I am a former US Marine and US Navy Officer with a Combat Action Ribbon as well as service connected disabilities. I am also a Republican.  I have also served with, and am friends with, dozens of combat veterans who suffer daily from various injuries and wounds to include PTSD.  I recently read your comments related to PTSD in which you attempted to excuse your son’s arrest on domestic abuse charges and firearm charges by referencing his supposed PTSD.   Based upon your previous comments I am not surprised that you would choose to use this very serious condition as a political football and, once again, attempt to divert blame from your own family’s abhorrent, violent behavior.

In 2014 your entire family was involved in a late night ‘drunken brawl’ at a party in which Track Palin (the accused domestic abuser) was involved in a bloody fight.  While you publicly stated how proud you were at your children’s violent actions, maybe this should have been a sign that Track has a problem.  It is certainly curious that you did not feel the need to reference his supposed PTSD in this situation and instead stated: “…my kids’ defense of family makes my heart soar!”  Maybe, instead of encouraging Track’s violence, you should have taken the opportunity to get him help.  Maybe, instead of being the result of PTSD, your son was simply trying to uphold the stated Palin family values and “…make your heart soar” by abusing a woman.

PTSD is stigmatized in the media and not well understood by the general public.  An estimated 22 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States.  This is nearly 8,000 veterans who take their lives every year.  Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stated:“Every day in the United States, 22 veterans succumb to suicide — losing their personal battle to invisible wounds of war.”   Veterans who have willingly given so much in service to their country should not have to bear the burden of being further stigmatized by your ignorant and foolish statements.

While I do not propose to speak for all veterans, I am clearly not alone in my viewsregarding your unfortunate statements.  They were unfortunate for the many veterans who face further disdain and discrimination based upon your inaccurate and ignorant portrayal of those who suffer with PTSD as well as the causes of the condition.

While I would personally prefer that you simply avoid public life and simply fade away,  if you insist on trying to use your “celebrity status” for a cause, please educate yourself on the facts of PTSD and try to help veterans by using your significant influence in a more productive, and less political manner.  There are a number of veteran’s organizations to which you can donate time, money and energy to make a difference.

Regards,

Chris Mark

 Then there is this courtesy of Winning Democrats:

Sarah Palin’s passionate speech about her poor drunken woman beating son and the way Obama PTSDed him during his combat tour in Iraq has been scrutinized by everyone from the White House to a soldier he served with. Politicizing PTSD was a shameful thing to do; her son’s status as a combat veteran had nothing to do with President Obama.

Now there’s an even bigger reason to mock and criticize Palin: She is a liar. Her son, Track, never saw combat in Iraq. Whether he was unqualified or received special treatment or just wasn’t assigned to a combat role isn’t clear, but one thing certainly is: It wasn’t PTSD from combat that “hardened” Track Palin into the gun-toting asshole that hits women, it was bad parenting, plain and simple.

Suffice it to say that people are really pissed off with Sarah Palin.

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14 Responses to Open Letter To Sarah Palin

  1. 40Watt says:

    About time.

    • irishgirl999 says:

      Her FB is getting a lot of comments too about her supposed “combat” vet son. Word has spread that he was forced to join and did not see combat.

      She may rue the day she said “Whatever happens, you can’t take my combat vet son away from me.”

  2. irishgirl999 says:

    Tonight we are having home-made burgers, guacamole and chips. I just thought I would let you know. Ali is salivating at the thought of a burger. 🙂

  3. Tumbleweed1 says:

    She has stepped it in now.
    Woot.

    • irishgirl999 says:

      I actually think she has. Her beloved military is dissing her.

      • Tumbleweed1 says:

        Rightly so.
        Other than SeaofPee – I can’t find anyone, anywhere that has one positive thing to say about her. YAY!

        Years ago, I was out to dinner with my ex and he kept telling me to order something “outside of the box” – my normal comfort zone.
        So I ordered calamari, thinking it was breaded cheese sticks. Took one bite and made a bee line for the lady’s room. Gack! Hubby laughed and laughed. Then he snarfed down the entire plate.
        Oh boy. Hate seafood. (Except tuna. I like tuna. Although there was this one time I opened a can and mixed it all up with mayo to make tuna fish sandwiches and bit down on something hard……it was an eyeball! Put me off tuna for years.
        Now you all know more about me than you ever wanted to or asked for. Sorry!

      • irishgirl999 says:

        Tinned tuna and smoked salmon is good. Sorry about the eyeball. 🙂

  4. Scarsdale says:

    Remember the day when $carah was on TV going on and on about her “warrior son’s body”? Well, seems like the only fighting he did was on the hockey rink, or at family get togethers.

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