The Today Show ambushes Sarah Palin


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Once again Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie proved themselves to be the left wing slime buckets I regard them to be. This morning they hosted Sarah Palin on the Today Show ostensibly to talk about her endorsement of Donald Trump. Now see how this is portrayed by the author Stump:

Sarah Palin joined TODAY on Monday to talk about the Republican hopefuls in the Iowa caucuses, and she also addressed controversial comments she made on the campaign trail involving PTSD and President Obama.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, who endorsed Donald Trump in a speech in Iowa two weeks ago, told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie that she likes the billionaire real estate mogul’s chances when Iowans head to the polls Monday night.

She “addressed controversial comments…”

She addressed them alright, when Guthrie and Lauer ambushed her with the topic of her son’s arrest. (video is at the link) Palin was asked to appear on the Today Show to talk about Donald Trump and it was pretty damned obvious that Palin was not informed that the Today Show vipers would box Palin in and attempt to dun her.

Let’s look at what Palin did say about her son.

Addressing what she called “the elephant in the room” during a rally in support of Donald Trump, Palin said her son Track came back “different” from his year-long deployment in Iraq.

“My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country,” she said after alluding to the arrest.

“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?” she 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.”

Track Palin, 26, was arrested Monday night and charged with interfering with the report of domestic violence, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and assault on his girlfriend.

Do I think she has a point? Hell yes. Obama burns through Secretaries of Defense and burns through Generals like no one I’ve ever seen. All are critical of his style of micro-management. Here- pick one.

What has Obama done for vets? Pretty much nothing.
Obama’s Vapid Response to the VA Scandal

It wasn’t until Wednesday that President Barack Obama spoke in public about the scandal.

He’d learned of it from news reports, said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. That’s also how the president learned the Obamacare website was a mess, the IRS was targeting conservative groups and security at the Benghazi consulate was lax, aides said.

Evidently no one who works for Mr. Obama ever tells him anything.

Of the VA scandal, Mr. Obama said, “I will not stand for it. There must be consequences.”

But he took no steps either to alleviate the suffering of veterans or to punish those who’ve neglected them. The man in charge of the VA while all this was going on is “a fine public servant,” the president said.

Mr. Obama’s praise for the secretary of Veterans Affairs gobsmacked Georgia Rep. David Scott, who said Eric Shinseki should be fired.

“Under his watch at my own hospital in Atlanta, four of our soldiers committed suicide, and the inspector general of the VA laid the blame directly at the foot of the VA administration,” Rep. Scott stormed in a fiery speech on the House floor.

More here.

She did not blame Obama for her son’s PTSD. She blamed him him for not giving a damn. Can PTSD lead to violence with domestic partners? Absolutely. More here and here.

As Palin said “You brought me here to talk about the Iowa politics… and not to talk about my kids.” (about 3:15)
Then that cretin Lauer, with his best obama sucking manner, drops the hammer: “Do you regret the comment, Gov. Palin,  on that day of the endorsement?” (about 4:09)

It was patently clear that Palin was invited to the set so the liberals could knee-cap her. She held her own well and refused to seek forgiveness from Pope Lauer and Pope Guthrie. Good for her. With the liberal media it’s always one cheap shot after another in the war on Sarah Palin.



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Walking into a mine field and thinking there will be no land mines, Sarah knew better. She should have been prepared to say Since the big scandal has there been improvement at the VA? Until then BHO can kiss my …AR15.

But DJ Sarah makes it so damn easy. Any surprises in Iowa tonight?

People who study PTSD know that ROE’s, when they conflict with one’s ability to WIN create PTSD in soldiers.
Obama’s ROEs include not being allowed to fire back at someone who just tried to kill you under a lot of circumstances.
Think stress is not created by that?
I wouldn’t have found fault with Mrs. Palin had she directly blamed Obama for her son’s PTSD.

But DrJohn is correct that Obama has ALSO not done a thing to help soldiers who suffer from PTSD.
His agenda is to confiscate guns.
Every suffering soldier helps his case.
So, why should he help them?

Trump has a position paper on Veteran’s health care reform.
This is a quote:
The Trump Plan Will:

Increase funding for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and suicide prevention services to address our veterans’ invisible wounds. Service members are five times more likely to develop depression than civilians. They are almost fifteen times more likely to develop PTSD than civilians. This funding will help provide more and better counseling and care. More funding will also support research on best practices and state of the art treatments to keep our veterans alive, healthy and whole.

This dovetails with Trump’s Position Paper on protecting 2nd Amendment Rights:
Fix Our Broken Mental Health System

Let’s be clear about this. Our mental health system is broken. It needs to be fixed. Too many politicians have ignored this problem for too long.

All of the tragic mass murders that occurred in the past several years have something in common – there were red flags that were ignored. We can’t allow that to continue. We need to expand treatment programs, because most people with mental health problems aren’t violent, they just need help. But for those who are violent, a danger to themselves or others, we need to get them off the street before they can terrorize our communities. This is just common sense.

And why does this matter to law-abiding gun owners? Once again, because they get blamed by anti-gun politicians, gun control groups and the media for the acts of deranged madmen.
MILITARY BASES AND RECRUITING CENTERS. Banning our military from carrying firearms on bases and at recruiting centers is ridiculous. We train our military how to safely and responsibly use firearms, but our current policies leave them defenseless. To make America great again, we need a strong military. To have a strong military, we need to allow them to defend themselves.

@DrJohn:In Iowa I think Rubio will be within 3-5% of Trump and Cruz.–It’s a 3 man race till the end—at some point Rubio will pick up Paul, Kasich, Christie and Fiorina supporters about 15%–eventually Bush 5%—. Carson 10% and Huckabee/Santorum 4% voters will divide between top 3.. This will leave all 3 between 32-36% as they go to convention.

My Feb I odds for POTUS
HRC 3-2
Rubio 3-1
Trump 4-1
Cruz 6-1
Sanders 7-1
Biden 18-1
Carson 20-1
Bush 25-1
Kasich 35-1
Christie 50-1
Field 75-1

After the NYT endorsement, I would put the Kasich odds at approximately 100,000 to 1. I don’t know who the Kasich supporters will pull for, but Kasich will get a job at CNN and endorse Hillary. They’re kindred spirits.

@William McDougald: Gallup out today with Trump at 60% DISAPPROVAL–record high–Trumpists ignore this.
NYT endorses HRC for POTUS no surprise.
W.M. Who is your pick?

Only slightly off topic, but the worthless Eric Shinsheki, retired army general, is mentioned due to his abysmally incompetent performance as head of the VA.

As background, Shinsheki was the completely farcical asshat during the Clinton years who decided the low morale problem in the army – due to that democrat administration’s Somalia-fiasco – would be fixed by making all soldiers wear the black beret – the majority of which were made in China.

So no one should expect as VA secretary – or any other position -that a lickspittle fool like Shinsheki would ever be competent to manage anything more complicated than which Keurig cup to put in the coffee maker.

cruz and rubino would bury this country. kasich is a four time looser. he claims that he has improved ohio-where? live in ohio-48th poorest run state in the US

My choice is republican, no matter what. I don’t let a poll or a media tell me who I like. This election will about be about people fed up with everything. Trump did talk about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and Islamic terrorism candidly. That means something. I’ve changed my view on things. I’m in the private sector like Trump, that’s my right. No other candidate will ignore the press like him. I said many years ago a perfect candidate is someone who upsets both parties equally and the entire press left and right I realize that not bashing Trump on this blog will result in ridlcule, but that doesn’t faze me. I’ve had a lot of math in college and a poll is only as good as the objectivity of the pollsters. There’s 300 million people in the USA. There are usually 800-1100 people in a poll. If you are concerned with the press attacking Trump, well guess what, they’ll attack any republican candidate.

@William McDougald: I refuse to bash anyone that intends to get off their ass and vote. But if your candidate doesn’t make it at least vote. Any republican running will be a better choice than the entire more than pathetic Democratic ticket.

Funny thing about Palin, when she gets into a scrape with the MSM, she usually comes out smelling like a rose. The big rub on her has always been the out-of-the-blue, off-the-wall question of, “What magazines do you read?”. Kind of like asking, “What’s your favorite flower?”. An absolutely pointless question that, for a lack of a definitive answer, Palin was and forever will be considered “stupid” by people who thought a community organizer would excel as President.

Though Palin bested Biden in their debate (though, in all honesty, who couldn’t?) and was on the right side of history in the great Paul Revere embroilio, the left will still always view her as the “I can see Russia from my house” gal… because they cannot differentiate reality from fantasy.

As to why the VA continues to be a quagmire….

Steal $400,000 and get reinstated with back pay. Reward the criminals, fire the whistleblowers

It’s the Obama way. Wait till Lauer gets ahold of THIS!!! Ka-BOOOM!

@kitt: My first statement was “I will vote Republican no matter what.” You need to tell the others that includes Trump.

@Nanny G, #3:

People who study PTSD know that ROE’s, when they conflict with one’s ability to WIN create PTSD in soldiers.

Dropping politics for a moment, I don’t believe that’s it at all. My father was a bomber pilot during the Second World War. He flew 40 missions in the European theater and had PTSD issues for years, though I only heard the term after Vietnam. When I was a kid he was still having recurring nightmares. I didn’t know the details of what had happened until many years later. He did very well in life, despite all, but one of the last serious conversations we had was about something that had happened over 50 before, during one of his final bombing missions. Even then, he could hardly tell me the story.

I think it’s in the nature of war. My father’s war was totally just. It was won. There was no question about either of those points. He was awarded medals and returned home to celebration and acclaim. Even so, he was never completely free of what he’d seen. There were ghosts that never left him. It helped me to understand how fortunate I’d been as a soldier. I came through Vietnam pretty much unscathed. After a year or two it was mostly a receding memory, though the increasingly rare sound of a certain sort of elderly helicopter approaching from the distance can still punch a button some 45 years later. I think it was purely a matter of luck. When you go to war, you flip a coin.

@William McDougald: #8 So you are saying he disappears from public life.
#15 Comment was for everyone not just directed to you, Yes Trump too, hell I stood in line for 3 hours to vote against Obama in deep blue St Louis, I was forced to vote for McCain, The wait for Romney was less time but only a little less painful. I hope for someone this time I can be bit enthusiastic about.

Sorry about how your dad suffered, Greg.
Mine did, too.
He was a precursor of the Navy SEALs.
He was dumped in the ocean when pilots crashed into it, or ships went down.
He rescued injured US sailors and pilots.
On more than one occasion he dragged a living man to the pick-up point only to see that man die either on the way to the ship or on the way into shore.
Bad dreams indeed.

I certainly didn’t mean to imply that what Obama has done to hamstring our soldiers is/was the ONLY cause of PTSD (by any name.)

@kitt: #8 No I am saying it’s hard to judge someone in the PRIVATE sectors by his statements. A in
person who has NOT held public has NOT made an Executive decision that affects the public, he has NOT enacted a law that has affected individuals nor has he made a judicial decision that would apply to either of the above. In other words a politician is judged by his ACTIONS or words. Can you judge a person who has never held office for his actions, what actions. All I hear criticizing Trump is he said this or that for what he SAID. I can criticize any other candidate that has held public office with proof that he enforced, legislated or ruled on a law, tax, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION etc. Sure you should consider anyone’s srances, words, etc. in making a choice. Here’s an example, Rubio was in the gang of 8, can you dispute This? Rubio and Cruz have flip-flop, evolved, whatever you want to call it on the issue. Their original actions could have caused ramifications to the taxpayers. What is Trump’s sin on flip-flopping? Did he make an Executive, Legislative or Judicial decision? Or did he merely state something. I guess what I am saying is actions speak louder than words, a lot louder and they cost money usually.

@William McDougald: Glad to hear you’ll support Kasich whether for Prez. or Veep on a Rubio ticket–thanks for claifying that.

@William McDougald:I was referring to Kasich going to CNN with the ratings of that channel would be near same as witness protection 😉

@kitt: I’d hope you spend a little time with CNN to actually give you fair and balanced in combination with Fox.. Look for a couple of surprises tonight.

@Rich Wheeler: I watch them all msnbc, cnn, PBS, local and sometimes Fox as well, much of the news I get is from internet its quick to cross reference. I like the onion, dont like Vox, coast to coast overnight can be fun, when you cant sleep.

@Rich Wheeler: If Kasich keeps getting endorsements from left wing fish wraps he will probably be tarred and feathered. I will grant you that Rubio could be the nominee, but he would a incompetent fool to pick Kasich as a running mate. Kasich is IMO the most liberal and media bowing candidate in the entire race. Rubio would most likely choose somebody who is NOT a candidate, probably someone who is not an advocate of Illegal IMMIGRATION to give him credibility on the subject. Also he would not choose any other candidate because he gets butt hurt easily (did you watch the last debate) and is as vindictive as Trump. I have very little money but how much would you actually wager on Kasich being the candidate ? How much would you wager on the election coming down to O’Malley and Kasich? You’ve asked me a lot questions, riddle me this then would you vote for Trump or would you cut your nose off? It could be bloody. I’ll say this if Rubio gets elected, he’d better not push amnesty.
The secret service sucks as of late and the tar and feathering would set a new record.

@kitt: witness protection, that is one of the best I have ever heard. Hats off to you!

@William McDougald: See my Feb. odds posted in #6.
Kasich long shot 35-1 O’Malley in field bet at 75-1. Potential of Kasich vs O.Malley off-board-maybe 10,000-1.
I will not vote for Hillary or Trump—probable write in for Jim Webb

@Rich Wheeler: I saw your post that’s why I commented on the odds. Did you make the assessment before or after the kiss of death from the Times? So you have opted to cut your nose off. I’m a right center moderate, but not an advocate of scorched earth when I vote. You trust Rubio,.huh?

@William McDougald: I’m a Kennedy ( JFK) Dem. I like Rubio and think he’d be best choice for the whole country—I’m a New Yorker and grew up with the Trumps–don’t like or trust him–think he’d lose to HRC –Rubio wins if he gets the nom.
re Kasich–he brings in must win Ohio as VP—Ensures Rubio election. NYT endorsement doesn’t hurt him in General Election

@Rich Wheeler: JFK dem. How about Teddy? I believe in the lesser of two evils, I would vote for Trump. There’s other veep candidates that could win Ohio. Kasich doesn’t seem concerned about the border IMO. That’s a critical issue on both sides , no matter what the press says. I have voted for both parties. This election will be about knee capping the opponent. Rubio better be up for the task.

The Tale Of Two Networks
Repub 65% COUNTED 6:55 Ca time
Fox —calling it a dead heat between Cruz and Trump–no mention of Rubio’s strong performance–complementing Trump on how well he’s doing with Evangelicals

CNN Saying Cruz right where he wants to be—up 3%–best ground game. Praising Rubio and pointing out how majority of Repubs think he has best chance of winning General Election

People say MSM is biased—How bout Fox?

Dem side 51hrc-49bernie—-no surprise HRC avoids major embarrassment–Bernie still wins big. in N.H though HRC wins nom.

Update–7:25 Ca time Cruz declared Winner 28% Trump 24%-Rubio 23%
Huckabee suspends campaign–more will follow. HRC holding on– barely

@Rich Wheeler: Whats his name 3rd guy in dem race is dropping out of race I know we will all miss whats hisname.

@Rich Wheeler: ALL networks are biased, including Fox, especially of late. Megyn Kelly has embraced Michael Moore to try to bust Trump. None are to be trusted. Rubio did good. I’ll vote for him, but he better not ever use the word “amnesty” again. Kasich and Hillary need to wear name tags so I can tell them apart.

@kitt: Martin O’Malley
How bout Marco!! Did you see his speech? Good chance he’ll be out next POTUS.

Watch out for Uncle Joe.

William M. Trump hurt himself by running from Megyn.

@kitt: O’Malley laid the foundation for the wonderful Baltimore experience last year. Have a little respect for the dead.

@Rich Wheeler: Depending on Rubios running mate it wouldn’t be so bad, did you see Huckabees bow out, guy still has a sense of humor.

The House (GOP ) cut 1.4 billion off Obama’s budget request for the VA
The Dems love it whenever Palin appears

@John: The answer is not more money the budget is already 168.8 billion it has steady gone up as care drops. There is a time to cut and run, give the vets health cards to see private doctors, get them away from the corrupt broken system.

health cards? you mean like the Choice Program?

Dr J do YOU personally accept payment through this program ?
Dr J have YOU ever volunteered at the West Roxburt VA? I have ,bringing in Golden Retriever pups. My uncle died there I visited him quite often.

@john: I mean a card they can go anywhere any place and get the care they need, not just a prescription of opiates and sent away.