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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    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
    Sarah Palin made a fool of herself (again) today, so you are giving the left advice. Putting the Blood libel comment aside, the mistake she made was playing the role of a victim. I don't care how you spin it, leaders don't portray themselves as victims - they just don't.

    What she should have done was to swallow her pride and say the target map was wrong even though she didn't believe it herself. The mere fact that she took the map down means she knew it was wrong or was seen that way.

    Today, Sarah Palin has taken herself out of the 2012 race for POTUS


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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The mindless rhetoric continues!

    I know, you keep posting.


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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The mindless rhetoric continues!
    And we'd all appreciated it if you stopped.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    How about I quote the whole thing:

    "It seems that she picked the term specifically because of its violent imagery, ignoring the fact that it didn't make sense in the context in which she used it."

    It DOES make sense: a "blood libel" is when you falsely assign collective blame for murder to stoke hatred against a group.

    It is a political tactic to portray the TEA Party and conservatives in general as violent, dangerous people--right down to the metaphors they use--as evidenced by the fact that every time a random act of violence breaks out, the port-siders IMMEDIATELY shrieks that the perp is a right-wing nutjob. Then after it comes out that the person was just a garden-variety crank (or a left-wing nut job), they insist that right-wing rhetoric pushed them to do it.

    They don't say it because it's true but because it's useful. The NARRATIVE must be maintained, because the narrative puts them in power, truth be damned.

    The left has been using this particular tactic since the JFK assassination, and especially since OKC. Keep lying until it sticks, I guess.
    You sound more like a "meme-herder" with every post. Intern or paid PR professional?

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Stop, just stop....It wouldn't matter if we showed you a thousand uses for the phrase, you'd still stubbornly stick to your attack against Palin, because you harbor hatred in your heart for her. That much is clear. So just accept your defeat and move on.


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    Please. The definition has been posted multiple times and how she meant it comes no where close to the actual definition of the phrase. Just because a handful of other people have used it doesn't make it anymore correct.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I know, you keep posting.


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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Wow. Three, now four times in the last five years. Clearly a hot phrase.

    Yes of course, that's exactly what i was saying...duh dur...

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by fbi10 View Post
    Yes of course, that's exactly what i was saying...duh dur...
    It's a fairly obscure phrase.

    The term "blood libel" is not well known, but it is highly charged — a direct reference to a time when many European Christians blamed Jews for kidnapping and murdering Christian children to obtain their blood. Jews were tortured and executed for crimes they did not commit, emblematic of anti-Semitism so virulent that some scholars recoiled Wednesday at Palin's use of the term.
    Palin's words reach back to sordid history - Yahoo! News
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Sarah Palin made a fool of herself (again) today, so you are giving the left advice. Putting the Blood libel comment aside, the mistake she made was playing the role of a victim. I don't care how you spin it, leaders don't portray themselves as victims - they just don't.

    What she should have done was to swallow her pride and say the target map was wrong even though she didn't believe it herself. The mere fact that she took the map down means she knew it was wrong or was seen that way.


    Today, Sarah Palin has taken herself out of the 2012 race for POTUS
    Yes because making a "fool out of yourself" is using a term correctly...right.

    Playing victim? Yes of course, being falsely accused by people on the left before even the facts came out is HER fault...

    The fact she took the map down says that she knew that at this time, it isn't appropriate to have up. However, if you want to see the map so bad, please go to her facebook page, it's still there

    when was Palin IN the race for POTUS?
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    I hope she runs in 2012. That will be the best show EVER!!!

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