It seems like every time Sarah Palin opens that mouth of hers, she deserves a big fat “Ho Sit Down.” This time, she’s claiming that there was nothing racist about calling our President a “shucking and jiving” liar.
Via Washington Post:
In a shocking turn of events, Sarah Palin denies that her allegation that President Obama had deployed a ”shuck and jive shtick” regarding the Libya mess was a racist comment. The phrase, she writes on Facebook, is something that “many people have used.” The defense of her remark follows a bunch of criticism that it amounted to a racist taunt.
“Shuck and jive,” as many commentators pointed out yesterday, is fraught with racial meaning: It’s “used as a negative assessment of African Americans, along the lines of a ‘foot shufflin’ Negro,’ ” CNN’s Roland Martin wrote in 2008, after then-New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D) used the term.
Palin’s invocation of the term came in reference to the president’s less-than-forthcoming remarks about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. She wrote, “President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews argued that Palin’s use of the term in reference to the president was “pretty blatant.”
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It’s really time for this broad to have a seat. SMH.
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