Sarah Palin Calls Criticism “Blood Libel”

Sarah Palin has posted a video statement about the shootings in Arizona by Jared Loughner, entitled “America’s Enduring Strength,” on her new Vimeo Channel. She accuses journalists of a “Blood Libel” against her, calling it “reprehensible”:

[UPDATE from disinfo ed.: Presumably realizing how awful she sounds, Mrs. Palin has since made the Vimeo stream “private” so we have replaced it with a YouTube stream, but don’t be surprised if she has it taken down.]

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    Lord! Only Palin could invoke “Blood Libel” against a Jewish victim of violence.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News?News.aspx/141607

    I don’t know whether I should be more amused or apalled by her grotesque insensitivity and stupidity.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Lord! Only Palin could invoke “Blood Libel” against a Jewish victim of violence.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News?News.aspx/141607

    I don’t know whether I should be more amused or apalled by her grotesque insensitivity and stupidity.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      P.S. Is it just me or is she packin’ on a few pounds there? Lookin’ a little jowly these days. Too much bear steak, maybe.

      • Gort

        Psychotropics.

        As a casual observation – this particular type of facial/upper body puffiness appears more frequently in the conservative commentator realm.

        Of course it is clearly pervasive in reach.

        • Liam_McGonagle

          Say, you’re onto something thing! Not technically a commentator, but I can barely understand Mitch McConnell for all the flabby rolls of jowl muffling his pie hole.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    P.S. Is it just me or is she packin’ on a few pounds there? Lookin’ a little jowly these days. Too much bear steak, maybe.

  • Gort

    Psychotropics.

    As a casual observation – this particular type of facial/upper body puffiness appears more frequently in the conservative commentator realm.

    Of course it is clearly pervasive in reach.

  • RoscoeMG

    What’s a pundent?

  • RoscoeMG

    What’s a pundent?

    • Liam_McGonagle

      My guess? The type of blunt trauma injury that led to Palin’s oxygen deprivation.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Say, you’re onto something thing! Not technically a commentator, but I can barely understand Mitch McConnell for all the flabby rolls of jowl muffling his pie hole.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    My guess? The type of blunt trauma injury that led to Palin’s oxygen deprivation.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    My guess? The type of blunt trauma injury that led to Palin’s oxygen deprivation.

  • Cousin X

    Yeah, that was pretty nauseating. So we “resisted the urge” to trade liberty for imagined security in the wake of 9-11, did we? And of course, we all know that Mrs. Palin and her allies have -never- made efforts to “muzzle dissent with shrill cries of imagined insults.”

    It’s absurd to say that she’s directly or culpably responsible for Loughner’s actions, but it’s equally absurd to say that a person’s behaviors are independent of the social context in which the person lived. She knows full well that she lamented — repeatedly and out loud — “oh, who will rid me of this troublesome priest?” … and then, lo and behold, someone did.

  • Cousin X

    Yeah, that was pretty nauseating. So we “resisted the urge” to trade liberty for imagined security in the wake of 9-11, did we? And of course, we all know that Mrs. Palin and her allies have -never- made efforts to “muzzle dissent with shrill cries of imagined insults.”

    It’s absurd to say that she’s directly or culpably responsible for Loughner’s actions, but it’s equally absurd to say that a person’s behaviors are independent of the social context in which the person lived. She knows full well that she lamented — repeatedly and out loud — “oh, who will rid me of this troublesome priest?” … and then, lo and behold, someone did.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    She went on to say, “I’m hotter than a gas oven over these baseless accusations! It’s like a holocaust of epic proportions!”

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    She went on to say, “I’m hotter than a gas oven over these baseless accusations! It’s like a holocaust of epic proportions!”

  • Other Mr. T.

    Governor Gaff-Machine may have to ‘refudiate’ that ‘blood libel’ ‘misstatement’, any minute now. Thanks for introducing this stand-up comedy treasure to the nation, Senator McCain.

  • Other Mr. T.

    Governor Gaff-Machine may have to ‘refudiate’ that ‘blood libel’ ‘misstatement’, any minute now. Thanks for introducing this stand-up comedy treasure to the nation, Senator McCain.

  • Andrew

    Typical liberal victim mentality. Oh, wait…

  • Andrew

    Typical liberal victim mentality. Oh, wait…

  • WhiteRose

    Can somebody make a law not allowing beauty queens to run for office?

  • WhiteRose

    Can somebody make a law not allowing beauty queens to run for office?

    • thesecretfascistinallus

      Yes then we will start on the no blacks, Hispanics or Atheists legislation.

      its not fascism it’s fashionism!

  • lie to me

    “like millions of americans…..” (as she shakes her head “no”)

    “and my heart broke for the innocent victims” (as she shakes her head “no”)

    paging Dr.Cal Lightman.

  • lie to me

    “like millions of americans…..” (as she shakes her head “no”)

    “and my heart broke for the innocent victims” (as she shakes her head “no”)

    paging Dr.Cal Lightman.

  • baph777atyt

    Kind of like it’s reprehensible to draw up a map with your enemies names on it and crosshairs over their names then send a message to looneys to not retreat and rearm. Her *** needs to be in a cell next to Manson because she did the exact same thing he did. Either that or let Manson out and give him a group of kids to talk to and maps to her house with crosshairs over her name to handout to them if there really is nothing wrong with drawing up maps of where people live with gun sights over their names.

  • baph777atyt

    Kind of like it’s reprehensible to draw up a map with your enemies names on it and crosshairs over their names then send a message to looneys to not retreat and rearm. Her *** needs to be in a cell next to Manson because she did the exact same thing he did. Either that or let Manson out and give him a group of kids to talk to and maps to her house with crosshairs over her name to handout to them if there really is nothing wrong with drawing up maps of where people live with gun sights over their names.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    The speech wasn’t so bad even with all the lip smacking and bobble-head rhetoric.

    Whats sickening is that she imagines we were all waiting for HER take on it.

  • Anonymous

    The speech wasn’t so bad even with all the lip smacking and bobble-head rhetoric.

    Whats sickening is that she imagines we were all waiting for HER take on it.

  • Yakir

    Goddamn, she’s a fucking idiot.

  • Yakir

    Goddamn, she’s a fucking idiot.

  • rtb61

    So the fool called out for using hate speech and violent rhetoric immediately resorts to more violent rhetoric to attack those criticising her, blood libel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_libel, seriously, could she have used a more violent and prejudicial attack.
    Next the idiot will be calling on palinites to launch a blood feud against lame stream media and to hunt down the progressive witches and prepare the stake and fires, to adhere to biblical traditions because it is blasphemy to criticise her.
    I would hope the Jewish community will call her out for her insanely appalling use of language.

  • Anonymous

    So the fool called out for using hate speech and violent rhetoric immediately resorts to more violent rhetoric to attack those criticising her, blood libel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_libel, seriously, could she have used a more violent and prejudicial attack.
    Next the idiot will be calling on palinites to launch a blood feud against lame stream media and to hunt down the progressive witches and prepare the stake and fires, to adhere to biblical traditions because it is blasphemy to criticise her.
    I would hope the Jewish community will call her out for her insanely appalling use of language.

  • E.B. Wolf

    It goes to show just how much control Palin has over the news cycle that Jan brewer gets a pass for her “second amendment remedies ” comment, which is far more of an open threat to political opponents than Palin’s retreat/reload tweet or gun sight map.

    Brewer even had the audacity to speak at the memorial service, yet all people can focus on is Palin.

  • E.B. Wolf

    It goes to show just how much control Palin has over the news cycle that Jan brewer gets a pass for her “second amendment remedies ” comment, which is far more of an open threat to political opponents than Palin’s retreat/reload tweet or gun sight map.

    Brewer even had the audacity to speak at the memorial service, yet all people can focus on is Palin.

  • 5by5

    Cons… always blithering about the importance of personal responsibility, but when the time comes for them to take some of it? We get this crap.

  • 5by5

    Cons… always blithering about the importance of personal responsibility, but when the time comes for them to take some of it? We get this crap.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    The way I see it, there are three possibilities.

    1) She randomly combined those words with no knowledge of their past meaning because she’s really that illiterate and is a total innocent being cruelly maligned for a poor word choice.

    2) She knows exactly what it means and its context and used it anyway with some degree of spite.

    3) She may have vaguely grasped its historical context…and being consumed by her martyr complex…immediately felt that the murder of innocent Jewish people throughout history was totally comparable to her being called out in public for perpetuating violent imagery and rhetoric.

    To give her credit…I’m banking on 3. She really is that vapid, self absorbed, and persecution-complex driven. She’s at a loss to understand why people won’t accept her repeated dodges on the subject of the AZ killings…even while other pols, D and R alike, are stepping up and swearing off hardcore rhetoric. No one seriously expects her to take all the blame…but standing up and saying “I too have participated in making politics a blood sport and cheering on rampant wingnuttery.” would make everyone nod with approval and applaud her wisdom and candor…but she can’t do this simple thing because she’s not wrong, she’s never wrong and people are just ‘picking on her’.

    Yes, Sarah…we’re just picking on you…the same way a cop picks on the drunk guy who crashed into a telephone pole right in front of a squad car. Or the way cops pick on the husband who is in the middle of beating his wife silly when they show up. Or the way people pick on a person for arson or robbery when they’re caught on camera and there’s no doubt about who did what. Prisons are FULL of people who have an explanation for why what they did was not wrong and they don’t belong there…and that state of mind…that’s why they are there.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    The way I see it, there are three possibilities.

    1) She randomly combined those words with no knowledge of their past meaning because she’s really that illiterate and is a total innocent being cruelly maligned for a poor word choice.

    2) She knows exactly what it means and its context and used it anyway with some degree of spite.

    3) She may have vaguely grasped its historical context…and being consumed by her martyr complex…immediately felt that the murder of innocent Jewish people throughout history was totally comparable to her being called out in public for perpetuating violent imagery and rhetoric.

    To give her credit…I’m banking on 3. She really is that vapid, self absorbed, and persecution-complex driven. She’s at a loss to understand why people won’t accept her repeated dodges on the subject of the AZ killings…even while other pols, D and R alike, are stepping up and swearing off hardcore rhetoric. No one seriously expects her to take all the blame…but standing up and saying “I too have participated in making politics a blood sport and cheering on rampant wingnuttery.” would make everyone nod with approval and applaud her wisdom and candor…but she can’t do this simple thing because she’s not wrong, she’s never wrong and people are just ‘picking on her’.

    Yes, Sarah…we’re just picking on you…the same way a cop picks on the drunk guy who crashed into a telephone pole right in front of a squad car. Or the way cops pick on the husband who is in the middle of beating his wife silly when they show up. Or the way people pick on a person for arson or robbery when they’re caught on camera and there’s no doubt about who did what. Prisons are FULL of people who have an explanation for why what they did was not wrong and they don’t belong there…and that state of mind…that’s why they are there.

  • thesecretfascistinallus

    Yes then we will start on the no blacks, Hispanics or Atheists legislation.

    its not fascism it’s fashionism!

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