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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Actually, that puts her statement into context more if you think about it. The media, is using the blood of the dead and wounded to attack her with falsehoods.

    Think about it for a second.
    1-2-3... No, in context it makes no sense. Sorry.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Actually, it's even less. Blood libel refers to creating false accusations against a religious minority over murder. In this case, the one who was murdered was the religious minority. It really makes no sense, no matter how you spin it.
    Witch hunt would have been an appropriate term. There are a bunch of far more appropriate terms that she could have used. Blood libel simply doesn't make sense.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Using a term that can easily be construed as anti-Semitic is classy?

    WOW!!!
    Are you saying what she said was anti-semitic?

    When you falsely accuse someone of shedding blood, it's a blood libel...what don't you understand?

    And yes, her speech was classy, very classy.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by fbi10 View Post
    Are you saying what she said was anti-semitic?

    When you falsely accuse someone of shedding blood, it's a blood libel...what don't you understand?

    And yes, her speech was classy, very classy.
    It makes sense if you change the definition. Blood libel refers to something very specific. I don't think it's anti-Semitic, nor do I think it was her intention to be inappropriate. I think she just used an incorrect term. What is the big deal? People make mistakes.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I moved around, a LOT as a kid and an adult, if there is one thing I've learned is that in one place, a phrase might mean X, and in another it doesn't really mean the same thing or isn't used.
    But somwhow you didn't get around to knowing any Jewish people, did you?
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by fbi10 View Post
    Are you saying what she said was anti-semitic?

    When you falsely accuse someone of shedding blood, it's a blood libel...what don't you understand?

    And yes, her speech was classy, very classy.
    When you falsely accuse a religious minority of murder as an excuse to persecute them, that's blood libel. We do understand. She just made a mistake.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    It makes sense if you change the definition. Blood libel refers to something very specific. I don't think it's anti-Semitic, nor do I think it was her intention to be inappropriate. I think she just used an incorrect term. What is the big deal? People make mistakes.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by fbi10 View Post
    Are you saying what she said was anti-semitic?

    When you falsely accuse someone of shedding blood, it's a blood libel...what don't you understand?

    And yes, her speech was classy, very classy.
    A Blood libel is an untrue antisemitic attack, yet she stupidly uses the term applied to herself.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    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


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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Well...except me.
    Well, of course I was excluding you.

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