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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Well I don't think it's quite that bad. At the very worst, she just chose the wrong word. Certainly politicians have done worse.
    Whoever said she's a female version of Bush was right on the money.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Whoever said she's a female version of Bush was right on the money.
    I cannot agree. Sarah Palin is a far more dangerous person in that Bush merely helped bankrupt America and presided over our economic decline. Palin has the potential to be the most divisive and mean character in American history going back to those who fanned the flames of the Civil War some century and a half ago. When I first saw and heard her acceptance speech at the 2008 GOP Convention, all the warning bells went off. George Wallace was such a character but his appeal was narrow and very limited compared to Palin. She is the deadly poison in the medicine cabinet labeled with a skull and cross bones that if ever taken could well send America to the emergency ward. I only hope and pray should that eventuality ever happen, the patient survives.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    It was a eight minute professionally produced speech from what I've read. I'm sure someone wrote it.

    How could "blood libel" be fairly intuitive? It doesn't mention murder at all in the phrase. Or Jews or persecution for that matter.
    that's because it has entered the common lexicon independent from a history within anti-semitism. "libel" is libel, and "blood" makes it fairly clear what the "libel" is about.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Well I don't think it's quite that bad. At the very worst, she just chose the wrong word. Certainly politicians have done worse.
    HAH, no kidding. remember that loon who claimed he'd been to 57 States?

    whatever happened to him, anywho?

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    that's because it has entered the common lexicon independent from a history within anti-semitism. "libel" is libel, and "blood" makes it fairly clear what the "libel" is about.
    Only in the more virulent fantasies of the Christianist right. But then the Blood Libel was a Christianist lie in the first place.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    that's because it has entered the common lexicon independent from a history within anti-semitism. "libel" is libel, and "blood" makes it fairly clear what the "libel" is about.



    Yes, and it is also clear that a driving range is a stove on wheels. After all, we know the word driving and we know the word range.......



    You can convince yourself of most anything when properly motivated, can't you?
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Sarah Palin must have hoped that her Jan. 12 video statement would silence her critics, who, in the wake of the Tuscon shootings, have accused the controversial politician of contributing to the vitriolic rhetoric that plagues U.S. politics. But then Palin decided to describe the attacks leveled against her as a "blood libel." The phrase has a long, grim legacy tied to centuries of European persecution of Jews. Bigoted superstition had it that Jews needed the blood of heathens for various ritual practices. Within hours of the statement's publication and the video's appearance on Facebook, the Anti-Defamation League criticized Palin's message, saying that, while blood libel "has become part of 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."

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,2042176,00.html#ixzz1AssMIkaW
    Sarah Palin's self-involved, self-pitying rambling rant was a sickening embarrassment. That some on this board don't see that... is scary.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Yes, and it is also clear that a driving range is a stove on wheels. After all, we know the word driving and we know the word range.......

    You can convince yourself of most anything when properly motivated, can't you?
    Stop it. Blood libel isn't about Jews. Even though that's the only context it has been used in for oh.... hundreds of years.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Sarah Palin's self-involved, self-pitying rambling rant was a sickening embarrassment. That some on this board don't see that... is scary.
    I strongly disagree that it is scary. It is predictable . It is understandable. It is the reaction of the fellow True Believer who sees Palin as a worshipper before the same altar that they too prostrate themselves in front of. They rally around her because they are committed to a war on certain aspects of America and do not want to deprive themselves of what they see as a weapon in this war.

    On second thought, maybe you are right. That is scary.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Stop it. Blood libel isn't about Jews. Even though that's the only context it has been used in for oh.... hundreds of years.
    Tell it to the ADL... They had the honesty and integrity to admit that the meaning of the phrase correctly applies to what Palin said...

    But what do they know about the term? They are only an organization that defends Jews against racism and hatred.

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