Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Party of Personal Responsbility...

The Palin clan is definitely filled with some upstanding citizens:

Track Palin, the son of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arrested Monday and charged with with domestic violence and other counts, according to the Wasilla, Alaska police department.

Police said in a statement released Tuesday that officers were called to a residence in Wasilla for a disturbance report at about 10 p.m. Monday, where they encountered Track Palin.

"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," police said in the statement.

Now does anyone want to guess how the Palin matriarch responded?

"It starts from the top. The question though it comes from our own president, when 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 and to secure the freedoms that have been bequeathed us?" [Governor Palin] added. "So when my own son is going through what he goes through, coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with."

Yes, you read that right.  Sarah Palin actually blamed her son's PTSD and subsequent domestic abuse on Obama. Definitely didn't see that one coming, no sir.

Now, while this is the least surprising thing in the world, it does bring up a question I've had for a while. Has anyone from the so-called "Party of personal responsibility" ever taken responsibility for anything bad in the past twenty years? Legit question. Cause I honestly cannot think of any instance where that has been the case. It seems like there's been a pattern where, if you're a Republican, and something unfortunate happens under your watch, it's always someone else's fault. Whether it's 9/11, Iraq, the handling of Katrina, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, etc. there always seems to be plenty of blame to go around...for the other party.

You would think in this particular case that there would be even an infinitesimal amount of introspection on Sarah Palin's part on whether it's possible that she might have failed as a parent, and deserves some blame. But of course, accepting blame is only something that non-patriots do, no doubt. Seriously, it must be great to be a Republican. You get to take credit for good things that happen that you might not have had anything to do with whatsoever, while simultaneously escaping all culpability whenever things go South. That's what it means to be the party of personal responsibility.

To paraphrase the words of s a wise man: "It's easy to blame yourself, but it's even easier to blame the Kenyan socialist".

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