Blood libel

After claiming her rhetoric has nothing to do with violence – one wonders why she took down her violent images and tweets, no? – Sarah Palin has gone and done something else stupid.

Sarah Palin today accused her opponents of manufacturing a “blood libel” by suggesting her rhetoric and campaign tactics had anything to do with the Arizona shootings.

Palin’s bizarre use of language is sure to provoke further controversy. A blood libel refers to a notorious passage in St Matthew where Jews said of the crucifixion: “Let his blood be on our heads.” Later it referred to a medieval myth that Jews killed Christian children as part of a religious ritual. Giffords is Arizona’s first Jewish congresswoman.

I’m more than willing to admit a lack of familiarity with the term “blood libel” before now. But then, I’m not the one using it in a rhetorically correct, but politically horrendous fashion.

5 Responses

  1. There should be a competition analysis to see who is dumber – Sarah Palin or Forrest Gump. She has handlers, and yet some of the stupidest things come out of her mouth.

  2. Sarah Palins effectiveness is underscored every time you guys on the left get off on a tangent about her.

    It doesn’t matter what she says, you’re bound and determined to find fault with the woman, maybe that’s her purpose.

    I’m sick of talking both about Palin and the shooting now. You would pick her last for your kick ball team and the guy was a nut. Cases closed.

  3. Sarah Palins effectiveness is underscored every time you guys on the left get off on a tangent about her.

    Complete and utter nonsense.

    It doesn’t matter what she says, you’re bound and determined to find fault with the woman, maybe that’s her purpose.

    I detect embarrassment about the leader of the Republicans and the queen of tea bagginess.

    >
    I’m sick of talking both about Palin and the shooting now. You would pick her last for your kick ball team and the guy was a nut. Cases closed.

    You don’t get to close cases here, Michael does.

    Lets talk about Glen Beck then. He is such a good role model for the right wing.

  4. I was only closing them for me, I’m done with both of them for a while.

    Please continue.

  5. Sarah Palin is dumber than dirt. To say her rhetoric does ad to our crazy culture is like saying prison culture has nothing to do with criminals….different sides of the same coin!

    She is an embarrassment.

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