COMMENTARY: Palin to Obama: Don’t ‘Shuck and Jive’

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  • Leave it to Sarah Palin to rally her Republican troops with a racial assault on President Barack Obama 12 days before Election Day.

    On Palin’s Facebook page Wednesday, she criticized the Obama administration for its handling of the Benghazi, Libya attack with a blog entitled: "Obama's Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies."

    "Why the lies? Why the cover up?" Palin writes. "Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama's shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end."

    Palin, who constantly borders on foolishness, has stooped to a new low: She’s introduced racism into a presidential campaign that’s so close in the polls that desperation finally got the best of her.

    Palin and her fellow conservatives will say anything to oust Obama from the White House and that includes reminding Republicans that Obama is black.

    The phrase “shuck and jive” is a longstanding racist connotation – and Plain knows it.

    In the Dictionary of African-American Slang,’  ‘shuck and jive’ dates back to the 1870s and was an ‘originally southern 'Negro' expression for clowning, lying, pretense."

    “Shucking and jiving” have long been words used as a negative assessment of African-Americans, along the lines of a “foot shufflin’
    Negro,”  said Roland Martin, a CNN political analyst and a contributor on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” In fact, I don’t recall ever hearing the phrase used in reference to anyone white.”

    I don’t either.

    With a new poll by Time that shows Obama leading Mit Romney in Ohio by five points – 49% to 44% — Palin had to play the racial card hoping that conservatives will rally against America’s first black president. She couldn’t just criticize Obama strictly on policy, she had to go one step further: She had to lob the racial grenade.

    But “Shuck and Jive” – Really?

    Historically in close political contests, Republicans normally use some kind of code words to reach their conservative base, but this time Palin just went straight for the centuries-old “colored”  connotation to that is sure to resonate with the Glenn Beck crowd.

    Rachel Maddow, the popular MSNBC television host, said Palin may be dumber than we think.

    “It's quite possible that Palin just isn't informed enough to understand the phrase she used,” Maddow wrote in a blog Wednesday.

    Perhaps. But I doubt it. I believe Palin’s language was deliberately racist — and just in time for early voting in 32 states this week.

    Meanwhile, Obama, who traveled to four states in 24 hours, spoke to a capacity crowd in Denver and said he plans to vote in Chicago on Thursday.

    “So we can vote early in Illinois just like you can vote early in Colorado,” Obama said.  “And I've come back to Colorado — and this may not be the last time you'll see me.  I've come to ask you for your vote.  I've come to ask you to help me keep moving America forward.”

    I can’t believe there are still thousands –perhaps even millions – of undecided voters out there just 12 days before Election Day.

    After all the debates, video ads,  newspaper endorsements and political strategists on cable television 24/7, what more could voters need to decide whether President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney occupies the White House for the next four years?

    So it’s no surprise that Palin, the former Alaska governor, resorted to shameful and racist political tactics to whip-up Republicans for Romney.

    Two weeks before Election Day, Palin has given voters another harsh reminder that the so-called post-racial America under Obama is still just a pipe dream.
     

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    18 thoughts on “COMMENTARY: Palin to Obama: Don’t ‘Shuck and Jive’

    1. Sarah Palin is a defeated and refuted idiot. The President whooped that butt four years ago when the Amnerican people rejected that mix-match of ticket. Now, after making millions of dollars off of the fools who follow her (poor as hell fools), she’s just trying to stay relevant. One classless, dumb, tramp.

    2. I doubt if Sarah Palin knew where Benghazi, Libya was before reading about it in the media. Clearly she doesn’t have the security clearance required to be informed about Com-Sec operations concerning our response to Benghazi. Non essential personnel, including the public, should not be informed about ongoing responses, information or military operations that may compromise the safety of our troops. Everyone saw the captue of Bin Ladin after it happened not before or during and they were satified with the timing of sharing information about that operation. What makes Benghazi, Libya different?

    3. How can one vote for members of a political party that’s spent the last 4 years trying to bring down our president. The Republican Party should be charged with treason. They have done worst to our national security than has al-Qaeda and Wall Street combined.

    4. On November 6,2012 (or Earlier ) make sure You vote and “Self Deport” Draft Dodger American “Zero” Mitt Romney Back to France.

      Mitt Romney “Strong On Defense & For A Strong Military?” Your Commander In Chief ?
      No Way !!! How can We Trust A Man Who Evaded The Vietnam War Draft 4 Times , left America and hid in France for 21/2 yrs in France?
      He joins cowards like like Dick Chenney (10 Times Draft Evader) ,
      George W Bush who evade the draft by transferring out from Alabama National Guard set to deploy to Saigon. And to be fair Bill Clinton who ran to Oxford England.

    5. Don’t be fooled folks.Anybody can shuck and jive.Mr Mitt has been shucking and jiving for months.Sarah Palin wants folks to forget that it was those shucking and jiving Republicans who were in charge when those student terrorists came to America and killed 3,000.civilians leading us into the mess President Obama is still cleaning up.Come on Sarah,we’re not stupid.Did you blame George W Bush for those 3,000 killed?.They were killed right here in the United States.Remember?

    6. The Black Guy Who allegedly did her in Alaska must have told her she wasn’t that good or the Brother had Premature Ejaculation in her prior to giving her an orgasm

    7. there is a jacka– born every minute hey sarah since you say you can see russia from you back window why you just shuck and jive and move there and never ever come back

    8. SCREW PALIN SHE’S JUST MAD SHE GOT CAUGHT SCREWING A BIG BLACK BASKETBALL
      Michael Snyder
      Economic Collapse Blog
      September 17, 2012
      The mainstream media is hailing QE3 as a great victory for the U.S. economy. On nearly every news broadcast, the “talking heads” are declaring that Ben Bernanke’s decision to pump 40 billion dollars a month into our financial system is definitely going to help solve our economic problems.

      The money for QE3 is being created out of thin air and this round of quantitative easing is going to be “open-ended” which means that the Federal Reserve is going to keep doing it for as long as they feel like it. But is this really good for the average American on the street? No way. Despite two previous rounds of quantitative easing, median household income has still fallen for four years in a row, the employment rate has not bounced back since the end of the last recession, and new home sales have remained near record lows. So what have the previous rounds of quantitative easing accomplished? Well, they have driven up the prices of financial assets. Those that own stocks have done very well the past couple of years. So who owns stocks? The wealthy do. In fact, 82 percent of all individually held stocks are owned by the wealthiest 5 percent of all Americans. Those that have invested in commodities have also done very nicely in recent years. We have seen gold, silver, oil and agricultural commodities all do very well. But that also means that average Americans are paying more for basic necessities such as food and gasoline. So the first two rounds of quantitative easing made the wealthy even wealthier while causing living standards to fall for all the rest of us. Is there any reason to believe that QE3 will be any different?
      Of course not.
      This time the Federal Reserve is focused on buying mortgage-backed securities. Yes, the same financial garbage that helped cause the last crisis. The Fed plans to gobble up tens of billions of dollars of that trash every month from now on.
      But will the Fed pay true market value for those mortgage-backed securities? If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.
      So this is going to be a huge windfall for some people, and that does not include us.
      Not a single penny of this 40 billion dollars a month will go directly into our hands. The theory is that it will “filter down” to us eventually.
      But that hasn’t happened with previous rounds of quantitative easing.
      So where does the money go?
      A recent CNBC article discussed a very interesting report from the Bank of England about the effects of quantitative easing….
      It said that the Bank of England’s policies of quantitative easing – similar to the Fed’s – had benefited mainly the wealthy.
      Specifically, it said that its QE program had boosted the value of stocks and bonds by 26 percent, or about $970 billion. It said that about 40 percent of those gains went to the richest 5 percent of British households.
      Many said the BOE’s easing added to social anger and unrest. Dhaval Joshi, of BCA Research wrote that “QE cash ends up overwhelmingly in profits, thereby exacerbating already extreme income inequality and the consequent social tensions that arise from it.”
      Wow.
      Who benefits from quantitative easing?
      According to the Bank of England, it is “mainly the wealthy” who benefit.
      As I noted the other day, Donald Trump said essentially the same thing when he told CNBC the following….
      “People like me will benefit from this.”
      As I already discussed above, a lot of quantitative easing money gets into the financial markets where it pumps up the prices of financial assets.
      But not all of it goes there.
      We were told that the whole idea behind quantitative easing was that it was supposed to get banks lending again, but this has not happened. Instead, banks are sitting on unprecedented amounts of money. Just look at how the first two rounds of quantitative easing have caused excess reserves being held by banks to explode from close to zero to over 1.5 trillion dollars….

      Of course one of the biggest problems is that the Federal Reserve is still paying banks not to lend money.
      Yes, you read that correctly.
      The Federal Reserve is paying banks to park money with them. So instead of risking their money by lending it out to us, the banks can just park it at the Fed and make risk-free profits for as long as they want.
      Must be nice.
      If the Federal Reserve really wanted banks to start lending again, all the Fed has to do is to stop paying banks not to lend money.
      But of course if more than 1.5 trillion dollars suddenly started flooding into our economy (especially after you consider the multiplier effect) we would be dealing with nightmarish inflation unlike anything we have ever seen before.
      So if you want to know why inflation was not even worse after QE1 and QE2 it is because more than a trillion and a half dollars is being parked with the Fed.
      So did QE1 and QE2 do any good for average Americans?
      Let’s go to the charts.
      This first chart shows that the percentage of working age Americans with a job has stayed extremely flat since the end of the last recession.
      Does it look like QE1 and QE2 made a difference to you? I don’t see any difference….

      Okay, but what about new home sales?
      Did QE1 and QE2 help them?
      Nope….

      But the mainstream media is still buying the baloney the Fed is pushing.
      The mainstream media is promising us that home sales will soon rise and that lots of new jobs are on the way.
      Sadly, the truth is that things have steadily gotten worse for average Americans over the past 4 years despite all of the money printing the Fed has been doing. If you doubt this, just read this article.
      But this is all that Ben Bernanke seems to have left. When printing money doesn’t work, his answer is to print even more money.
      QE3 is likely to cause agricultural commodities and the price of oil to rise even further.
      So unless you can convince your employer to give you a corresponding raise, this is going to mean that your paychecks are not going to go as far as they did before.
      And so that means a lower standard of living.
      In a recent article, Bruce Krasting issued an ominous warning….
      Higher inflation expectations in the US will filter around the globe. Post the extraordinary steps Ben took yesterday, people will be stocking up on “stuff”. Things like rice, flour, cooking oil, soy, wheat and sugar. If you can eat it, buy it now. It will be more expensive in a month. While your at it, fill up the gas tank, the price is going up next week and every week for the next few months.
      In addition, the policy of the Federal Reserve of keeping interest rates as low as possible is absolutely crippling the finances of many retirees. Even the former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, William F. Ford, recognizes this….
      One of the overlooked consequences of the Federal Reserve’s recent rounds of monetary stimulus is the adverse impact those policies have had on the interest income of savers. The prolonged and abnormally low interest-rate structure put in place by the Fed has made life particularly difficult for retirees and others who depend on conservative interest-sensitive investments. But the negative effects do not stop there. They spillover into the overall performance of the economy.
      Just about everything that the Federal Reserve does these days is bad for ordinary Americans.
      But the Fed is not going to stop. The Fed is addicted to money printing now, and as a recent article by Peter Schiff explained, the Fed is just going to “up the dosage” until it gets what it wants….
      The Fed will try to conjure a recovery on the backs of currency debasement. It will not stop or alter from this course. If the economy fails to respond to the drugs, Bernanke will simply up the dosage. In fact, he is so convinced we will remain dependent on quantitative easing that he explicitly said he won’t turn off the spigots even if things noticeably improve.
      This is complete and total incompetence by Ben Bernanke and his cohorts over at the Fed.
      Economist Marc Faber believes that Ben Bernanke should resign, and I agree with him….
      “If I had messed up as badly as Bernanke I would for sure resign. The mandate of the Fed to boost asset prices and thereby create wealth is ludicrous — it doesn’t work that way. It’s a temporary boost followed by a crash.”
      And yes, a crash is coming.
      Bernanke can try to put it off for a while, but every action he takes is just making the eventual crash even worse.
      And some in the financial community clearly recognize this. For example, credit rating agency Egan-Jones downgraded the credit rating of the United States to AA- on Friday.
      The primary reason they gave for the downgrade was QE3.
      Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve are destroying the U.S. dollar and destroying our financial system for a short-term economic sugar high.
      It is utter insanity.
      That is why we desperately need to get the American people educated about the Federal Reserve system. It is at the very heart of our economic problems and yet neither major political party is willing to blame the Fed for the problems that it is causing.
      A bunch of unelected bankers that are not accountable to the American people are running our economy into the ground and the American people do not even realize what is happening.
      Please share this article with as many people as you can. Hopefully we can get the American people to understand that more money printing is definitely not the solution to our problems.

    9. Palin is simply speaking to and trying to fire up the republican base because many of them are racists. The level of disrespect shown for this president is unprecedented in the history of this country. Palin should be ashame but like to many other republicans she doesn’t have the decency to.

    10. @crn20
      I stand corrected……. You did site the writer!
      I believe alot of what that man wrote. Bernanke is trashing and devaluing the dollar… which is bringing down the standard of living for all of us hard working Americans.

    11. @cindycruz

      1. First of all I’m a Blackman
      2. Did you see the top where it says{ Michael Snyder
      Economic Collapse Blog
      September 17, 2012} what do you think that is?
      3.Now the important thing is what did you think about that information.

    12. @africanwarrior… NO I do not support the idiot known as Sarah Palin(Not sure where you got that idea)
      The only comment I made on this thread was to crn20 who is plagerizing another source… crn20 needs to credit the true writer of what she copies and pastes from. That is the right thing to do…..

    13. @Cindy
      Palin’s comments are inappropriate ,bigoted, and you a Non White person can’t possibly support her statement.

    14. @CRN20
      When you copy and paste another source of your post… The proper thing to do is acknowledge the writer. Plagerism is not cool

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