Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Now it's "Blood Libel"? Really?

Half-governor Palin finally broke squelch today by claiming that the "liberal media" attack on her gun scope graphics over Gabby Giffords district, her "don't retreat, reload" sound bites, her continual violent verbal imagery, her battering use of violence metaphors, is nothing short of "blood libel".

"Blood Libel"... That's code, in case you didn't know, for "Hey, I'm the victim here".

Here's what Wikipedia says about "Blood Libel":

Blood libel ... refers to a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, almost always Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays.Historically, these claims have–alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration–been a major theme in European persecution of Jews.
The libels typically allege that Jews require human blood for the baking of matzos for Passover. The accusations often assert that the blood of Christian children is especially coveted, and historically blood libel claims have often been made to account for otherwise unexplained deaths of children. In some cases, the alleged victim of human sacrifice has become venerated as a martyr, a holy figure around whom a martyr cult might arise. A few of these have been even canonized as saints.
Okay, so what the hell is Sarah Palin doing going around trying to claim that she's the martyr? It's especially pathetic when you remember that Rep. Giffords is, herself, Jewish.

Jesus, does this woman's stupidity, her irresponsibility, her arrogance know absolutely no boundaries?