be humble for you are made of earth; be noble for you are made of stars
I'm not about to read 22 pages of political banter, so my apologies if someone else has already expressed what I'm about to say...
I'm sure those of you on the left are probably counting your lucky stars right now and thinking how fantastic it is, that they have a new phony attack for the media to latch on to, so that everyone would stop focusing on the last phony and utterly despicable attack from last weekend that blew in your faces... But I wouldn't jump for joy to quickly if I were you.
Even though the ADL wasn't too happy about Palin's use of that word, they did manage to make a few key points in their response to her statement:
It was inappropriate at the outset to blame Sarah Palin and others for causing this tragedy or for being an accessory to murder. Palin has every right to defend herself against these kinds of attacks...
... While the term “blood-libel” has become part of the English parlance to refer to someone being falsely accused, we wish that Palin had used another phrase, instead of one so fraught with pain in Jewish history.
Even the ADL admits that the word has become one that is used to describe "someone being falsely accused", yet there are talking heads on the left that are branding Palin's use of the word as "anti-Semitic" on her part.
My advice to the left is, just walk away from this one while you still can. If you don't back off this one, you are just going to heighten the level of disgust people already feel toward your side for that abhorrent and inappropriate display of partisanship last weekend, and I predict it will only result in driving more of your supporters away if the attacks continue... Attacking the same woman that you falsely attacked just days ago, seems like a pretty stupid move to me... But what do I know.
I'm certain that my words will fall on deaf ears and the attacks will continue, because that's just how the left operates.
Good luck with it... lol
ADL Statement on Sarah Palin's Response to Tucson Tragedy