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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    That's quite a stretch, though. She could have a number of different terms to describe it. Blood libel refers to a very specific thing and it's not really something that one would use metaphorically. I honestly don't even think it's that she went overboard. I think she didn't fully understand the meaning of the word. It's quite absurd for anyone to attempt to draw parallels between the two.
    I agree. I think the most she thought about the phrase was "Ooo, sounds cool."
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    You're trying realllllyyy hard for an anology that makes no sense at all. This didn't involve Jews. Or children. Or an excuse to attack people because of their religion. The only way you can even compare the two is if you take such a broad definition of blood libel that the phrase is essentially meaningless.
    One detail popping up in many of the profiles of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to appear since she was shot on Saturday is that the congresswoman has increasingly come to define herself as a Jew.

    Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006, Giffords was the first Jewish woman from Arizona to serve in Congress. The JTA reports that Giffords made her Jewish background part of her House campaign, which saw her win in a traditionally Republican district

    Wounded Arizona congresswoman had strengthened Jewish identity – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    I agree. I think the most she thought about the phrase was "Ooo, sounds cool."
    Exactly. I think she may have heard the term before and just assumed that adding "blood" to it was only for the purposes of intensifying the meaning of "libel".

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

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    It still doesn't really make sense, because "blood libel" refers to the Jews as the victims of the wrongful criticism.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Actually . . .

    Several conservative writers have used it in recent days to describe her treatment by the liberal media.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    You're trying realllllyyy hard for an anology that makes no sense at all. This didn't involve Jews. Or children. Or an excuse to attack people because of their religion. The only way you can even compare the two is if you take such a broad definition of blood libel that the phrase is essentially meaningless.
    I'm not trying hard at all, it fits.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    It still doesn't really make sense, because "blood libel" refers to the Jews as the victims of the wrongful criticism.
    Do you think the shooters criticism was on the mark concerning Congresswoman Giffords?


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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You're expanding was is generally meant by victimhood.....and you know it.
    No. I'm just not ignoring the incessant stream of victim-mentality nonsense coming from the right these days.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

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    Pretty sure that had no reason with either why she was shot or Palin's use of the phrase. Plus it completely messes with the comparison. The Jews are attacked because of supposed attacks on Christians. Now liberals are attacking conservatives because of an actual attack on a Jew? See it makes no sense at all.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Do you think the shooters criticism was on the mark concerning Congresswoman Giffords?


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    What specifically are you referring to?

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