What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 12, 2011

Sarah Palin: America's Enduring Victim

In a seven minute and 43 second video today, Sarah Palin addressed the massacre in Arizona last Saturday. Well, actually, she spent only the first minute and a half addressing the people who were killed and injured. She spent the rest of the time explaining how the violent language and images that she used against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (and all the violent rhetoric used by Republicans this past year) not only had nothing whatsoever to do with Giffords being shot in the head, but was the height of patriotism:
Vigorous and spirited public debates during elections are among our most cherished traditions. And after the election, we shake hands and get back to work, and often both sides find common ground back in D.C. and elsewhere. If you don’t like a person’s vision for the country, you’re free to debate that vision. If you don’t like their ideas, you’re free to propose better ideas. But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.
"Blood libel"?!?

Does she even know what that phrase means?? (Even uber conservative Jonah Goldberg has a problem with it.)

And, then there's her idea that when she and other Republicans use violent rhetoric ("crosshairs," "reload," "Second Amendment remedies," "armed and dangerous," "Our nation was founded on violence," "a bloody war," "the tree of freedom is occasionally watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots," "Put anything in my scope and I will shoot it," "And if ballots don’t work, bullets will") that is merely engaging in "spirited public debates," but when anyone dares to criticize the violent rhetoric that is inciting hatred and violence.

Yes, Sarah, you are the true victim in all this and people who object to violent language are the true perpetrators of violence. It all makes so much perfect fucking sense that I need to rush right out and buy your books. You have slain me with your logic. Please, please run for President so that I may vote for you.

In case you missed it, here's poor, little Sarah huddled by the hearth in her hovel in the shetl trying to get her words out before the Cossacks come:



Piltdown Man said...

I'm not Jewish and have not, in my nearly 60 years on this earth, heard the term "blood libel." Maybe I've just missed it....but....

Clearly it was plucked from semi-obscurity for one reason and one reason alone; to make it clear to Sarah's "base" that she hasn't changed a bit, and that she is as bizarre and anti-liberal-Jewish-East-Coast-Establishment as ever.

I'll take run at this and guess that "blood libel" is probably a term well known to teh crazies on the right. I bet if I searched a few of their fav forums I'd find it in a minute.

I mean, why would she use such a phrase? Why not somethin' her Momma Grizzly gals could relate to -- unless they really can....

Crazy lady. But, ya know, those really are surveyors marks! :-)

Joshua said...

I haven't heard the phrase "blood libel" uttered regarding to anything but calumnious (for the vocabulary-challenged, it means false and vicious, as if to be fit for Der Sturmer) charges against Jews. I have no idea for whom this would be relatable except Jews, and to me that is frankly bizarre.

Publius Valerius Publicola said...

Sarah continues to make her bad situation worse. I say, keep yammering, it only clues us in to how ignorant she really is.

rich10e said...


Rabbi Boteach supports Palin's choice of words"...Sarah Palin has every right to use it. The expression may be used whenever an amorphous mass is collectively accused of being murderers or accessories to murder." Yet the knee jerkers still jerk!!

Anonymous said...


Define "amorphous mass" as it applies to Sarah Palin.

Maria said...

Aside from the fact that you can always find at least one person to defend anything, Rabbi Boteach was BFF with Micheal Jackson -- I rest my case.