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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    No, the only thing that has been shown is that the people who have never heard of the term now think they are experts in its usage and are defining it according to their political bias to mean whatever they want it to mean.
    The term "blood libel" has been used exactly in the same way that Palin did for many years now. Just because you never heard of it before now, doesn't mean it wasn't in usage.

    What is archaic is the original meaning of the phrase.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    OMG! Are we still on this distraction?


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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

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    35 years as a psych RN.
    According to Charles Krauthammer, he is a classic paranoid schizophrenic.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Just because you never heard of it before now, doesn't mean it wasn't in usage.

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    I've never heard of the term "blood libel" ? Fascinating.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Just because you had never heard of the term before and its anti-Semitic history, does not mean it did not exist before you heard it.. This is the Texas School Board all over again gezz.

    Palin is a politician, and she or her handlers SHOULD have know the consequences of using this term. And if they did know, then it was a deliberate anti-Semitic attack period. If they did not know, then they made a serious mistake and should own up to it... but nooo, instead they act like it was everyone else that made an error and try to run from responsibility... yet again. What ever happened to the Conservative motto of people are responsible for their own actions?

    But yet again, Conservatives like the communists and socialists of before 1991 and Muslims of today, flock together to defend her and try to divert attention away by either dismissing it off hand based on "I never heard about it" to out right attacking those that brought it up. Shame on you.

    Yet again a conservative gets a "get out jail free card" by the right on the issue of anti-Semitism. But then again Conservatives seem to get that card constantly on so many issues when their own get caught up in controversy.
    The term "blood libel' was highly appropriate for what was said about her, no Jews have complained, no one has a monopoly of any set of words, and it has been used many times by many different people.

    Trying to make further fuss over this common enough phrase only serves to remind what very small minds are out there, looking to find whatever picayune fault they might have with a public person who's political philosophy they might not share. There are enough serious issues in the world without bringing up trivia of this sort. You should consider finding more constructive ways to spend your time rather than hanging on Sarah Palin's every word.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

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    35 years as a psych RN.
    And as a nurse you were able to make a medical diagnosis without having even interviewed the patient. I'm impressed.

    Of course also you were't able to distinguish the difference between 'friend' and 'classmate' either so maybe I should withhold judgement for now.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Your posts in that thread and this one don't change my opinion.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Your posts in that thread and this one don't change my opinion.
    Some people are just stubborn that way, I guess.

    Other people might actually conclude that since I was talking about blood libels several years ago that I HAD heard of it before now.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    She did say "MANUFACTURE a blood libel"
    Since she used the phrase "manufacture a blood libel" can it not be understood that she was saying her detractors were in fact creating a new use of the term "blood libel", rather than using it in it's historical meaning?

    Any linguists or whatever specialist out there that want to parse the words used in context?

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    Since she used the phrase "manufacture a blood libel" can it not be understood that she was saying her detractors were in fact creating a new use of the term "blood libel", rather than using it in it's historical meaning?

    Any linguists or whatever specialist out there that want to parse the words used in context?
    Standard usage of the term today is exactly as used by Palin.

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