Several Jewish groups are criticizing Sarah Palin's use of the term "blood libel" in her video statement on the Arizona shootings. The phrase traditionally refers to false anti-Semitic myths about Jews using the blood of Christians, often children, in their rituals.
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Abraham Foxman, who heads the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement:
"It is unfortunate that the tragedy in Tucson continues to stimulate a political blame game. Rather than step back and reflect on the lessons to be learned from this tragedy, both parties have reverted to political partisanship and finger-pointing at a time when the American people are looking for leadership, not more vitriol. In response to this tragedy we need to rise above partisanship, incivility, heated rhetoric, and the business-as-usual approaches that are corroding our political system and tainting the atmosphere in Washington and across the country.
Do you know what I like about you sweet-a-kins? You have a following of haters here. You prove them wrong when they ask. When you do prove them wrong and they simply start calling you names....you do not back down. You still come here to debate and you handle yourself well. You and I have differing views on some things but you have certainly earned my respect.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
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Answer by lovinangels at 3:20 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
I doubt she knew the origins of the phrase. But then again, she opened her mouth, so someone somewhere's got to be upset, right? I'm not even a fan of the woman, but I'm sure tired of hearing of everything she does "wrong".
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:21 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:23 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 3:23 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
That's the fun part - if it weren't for the people incessantly whining about her, we'd never hear about her. She should be paying them a cut of her PR budget.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:24 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by SuperChicken at 3:25 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Next question overall
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