Sarah Palin: “Blood Libel”
Sarah “I’ve Got You In My Crosshairs” Palin has apparently never heard the phrase “when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”
Ms. Lock ‘n’ Load is just shocked — shocked! — that anyone could possibly think her steady drumbeat of gun metaphors could possibly have led to last Saturday’s massacre. Some of her worshippers have IQs lower than their shoe sizes, a quick temper and are armed to the teeth. And this has absolutely nothing to do with Saturday’s bloodbath, where a Democratic congresswoman who had been in Sarah Palin’s crosshairs — and a dozen other people — got shot.
Nope, no connection. Move along, nothing to see here.
So now the Annie Oakley wannabe is digging herself even deeper with her newest soundbite: Blood Libel.
That’s the term she’s using on people who have criticized her constant throw-a-lighted-match-on-a-pile-of-oily-rags rhetoric. “Blood Libel” refers to the Big Lie from the Middle Ages that Jews killed Christian children and used their blood to make matzo for Passover. The mass hatred resulting from the spread of blood libel has been used to justify hundreds of years of anti-Semitism.
Yup, same thing. That’s exactly the danger Sarah Palin is in right now. A New York Democratic consultant said:
“The blood libel is something anti-Semites have historically used in Europe as an excuse to murder Jews. The comparison is stupid. Jews and rational people will find it objectionable. This will forever link her to the events in Tucson. It deepens the hole she’s already dug for herself. … It’s absolutely inappropriate.”
Keep on digging, Asshole.
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