Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Keep fucking that chicken, Sarah. Is there a group left this nitwit hasn’t managed to offend?
On a day when President Obama and the First Lady traveled to Tucson, the site of the Saturday massacre, failed Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is trying to seize the spotlight to mourn her tarnished reputation.
Mama Grifter views herself among the real victims of the tragic shooting this weekend that killed six and wounded 14.
This morning, Palin launched an aggressive Facebook and web-video campaign to counter what she deemed a “blood libel” against her by the media to connect her infamous cross-hairs map and other right-wing incendiary rhetoric to violence.
Of all the terms Palin could have used, from “defamation” to even “implicating me in murder,” why did Palin choose “blood libel”? As the conservative National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, who says he “agree[s] entirely with…Palin’s, larger point,” notes, “Historically, the term is almost invariably used to describe anti-Semitic myths about how Jews use blood, usually from children in their ritual.” Indeed, Jews consider the term extremely offensive, and the Anti-Defamation League and other prominent Jewish organizations have spoken out against its use dozens of occasions in the past.
Jewish groups are taking offense to Mama Grifter’s choice of the term. Noting that accusations of blood libel have been “directly responsible for the murder” of so many Jews across centuries,” the National Jewish Democratic Council condemned Palin’s use of the term:
Instead of dialing down the rhetoric at this difficult moment, Sarah Palin chose to accuse others trying to sort out the meaning of this tragedy of somehow engaging in a “blood libel” against her and others. This is of course a particularly heinous term for American Jews, given that the repeated fiction of blood libels are directly responsible for the murder of so many Jews across centuries — and given that blood libels are so directly intertwined with deeply ingrained anti-Semitism around the globe.
All we had asked following this weekend’s tragedy was for prayers for the dead and wounded, and for all of us to take a step back and look inward to see how we can improve the tenor of our coarsening public debate. Sarah Palin’s invocation of a “blood libel” charge against her perceived enemies is hardly a step in the right direction.
The president of the pro-Israel, pro-peace Jewish lobby J Street, Jeremy Ben-Ami, said he was “saddened by Governor Palin’s use of the term ‘blood libel,’” adding that he hopes “she will choose to retract her comment and apologize.“
I wouldn’t hold your breath, Mr. Ben-Ami. You see, Mama Grifter walks on water and is beyond reproach. To put it in the crudest of term, Palin’s shit doesn’t stink. She’s a legend in her own mind. A gift from God and a politician for the ages.