Death Threats Against Sarah Palin at 'Unprecedented Level,' Aides Say


Johnny Utah
#1
Death Threats Against Sarah Palin at 'Unprecedented Level,' Aides Say
Palin's Video Prompts Debate Over 'Blood Libel;' Palin's Office Talking to Security

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By CLAIRE SHIPMAN and HUMA KHAN
Jan. 12, 2010
ABC News

An aide close to Sarah Palin says death threats and security threats have increased to an unprecedented level since the shooting in Arizona, and the former Alaska governor's team has been talking to security professionals.

Since the shooting in Tucson, Palin has taken much heat for her "crosshairs" map that targeted 20 congressional Democrats in the 2010 mid-term election, including that of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was the main target of Saturday's attack.

Friends say Palin, a possible 2012 contender, was galled as suggestions of her role in the tragedy have swirled.

Palin responded in detail today to the attacks leveled against her, but while her intentions may have been to shift the blame away from herself, she instead put her in the hot seat again.

"Journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn," she said in an early morning Facebook post today.

The term "blood libel" has been used historically to falsely accuse Jews of using Christian children's blood to prepare their Passover matzoh. The myth is said to have begun in Europe as early as the 12th century, perpetuated by the death of a small boy in England in 1144.

It's a term that Jews say has been used to incite anti-Semitism and justify violence against them for centuries.

Palin's use of the word has triggered some deep emotions, even among those who believe Palin has been a target of unfair criticism since the Tucson shooting.

The Jewish Fund for Justice assailed Palin for abusing a tragic episode in Jewish history.

"We are deeply disturbed" by her commentary, president Simon Greer said in a statement today. "Unless someone has been accusing Ms. Palin of killing Christian babies and making matzoh from their blood, her use of the term is totally out of line."

The National Jewish Democratic Council called the video a step in the wrong direction.

"This is of course a particularly heinous term for American Jews, given that the repeated fiction of blood libels are directly responsible for the murder of so many Jews across centuries -- and given that blood libels are so directly intertwined with deeply ingrained anti-Semitism around the globe, even today," it said in a statement.

"The last thing the country needs now is for the rhetoric in the wake of this tragedy to return to where it was before," liberal group J Street said in a statement. "We hope that Governor Palin will recognize, when it is brought to her attention, that the term 'blood libel' brings back painful echoes of a very dark time in our communal history when Jews were falsely accused of committing heinous deeds."

But not all Jews are offended by the term. Liberal political commentator and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz pointed out that the term has been used frequently as a metaphor and in a broader context.

"The term 'blood libel' has taken on a broad metaphorical meaning in public discourse," he said in a statement to biggovernment.com. "I myself have used it to describe false accusations against the State of Israel by the Goldstone Report. There is nothing improper and certainly nothing anti-Semitic in Sarah Palin using the term to characterize what she reasonably believes are false accusations that her words or images may have caused a mentally disturbed individual to kill and maim."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/blood...2601352&page=1

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The Left's Anger, Hate, Hypocrisy and Rhetoric has no limits.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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Understandable- nut cases are at an unprecedented level.
 
petros
#3
String her up or put her on the anti-psychotics that kid was supposed to be taking.
 
Unforgiven
+1
#4
Go Sarah Go!
 
DaSleeper
+1
#5
No such thing as bad press?
 
Avro
No Party Affiliation
#6
Jeez, what a wacky country that US is.
 
petros
#7
I wonder how the script will change?
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
+1
#8
U.S. has 300 million people, just takes half a dozen nuts to give a bad impression.
 
petros
#9
One person in ten is nuts in the US that is 30 Million. Only 5% of the 30Million is on meds or sees a doc regularly. Same ratios for Canada

Many of those unmedicated and untreated are in politics, military, big business, police, docs, lawyers, all the way down to welfare bums.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

One person in ten is nuts in the US that is 30 Million. Only 5% of the 30Million is on meds or sees a doc regularly. Same ratios for Canada

Many of those unmedicated and untreated are in politics, military, big business, police, docs, lawyers, all the way down to welfare bums.

Yep, we have a proportional amount of loonie tunes up here, when I said half a dozen I was thinking of homocidal nut bars. Actually there is very little difference between the two countries- they are just a little more vocal, but then again it's the silent types who are often the most dangerous.
 
Unforgiven
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

One person in ten is nuts in the US that is 30 Million. Only 5% of the 30Million is on meds or sees a doc regularly. Same ratios for Canada

Many of those unmedicated and untreated are in politics, military, big business, police, docs, lawyers, all the way down to welfare bums.

So you're saying nuts is the new norm?
 
petros
#12
Nothing new about it.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Yep, we have a proportional amount of loonie tunes up here, when I said half a dozen I was thinking of homocidal nut bars. Actually there is very little difference between the two countries- they are just a little more vocal, but then again it's the silent types who are often the most dangerous.

And when a loonie got guns more people died in America by the gun shots of another American than in all wars last century. Now that is crazy.

I have nothing against guns but I do have concerns about the number of crazy people who are still running wild.
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
+2
#13
Canada has it nut cases, we are 35 million strong America has 300 million people that means
they have about 35 million nut cases. Wacky right wacky left it makes no difference both sides
have reached a state of emotional civil war. Sarah Palin is on the fringe of American Politics,
she is the reason some people take Paris Hilton seriously.
Her rhetoric, and actions, are only a small part of the lack of civility. The left has its share of
really nasty views attacking their counter parts as well. I am not a fan of Sarah Palin, she is a
zealot like Oliver Cromwell in England in the Middle Ages. Under he leadership the American
Dream would collapse or rest in the hands of people like Glen Beck, isn't that comforting?
I don't understand people issuing death threats toward leaders on either side. Here you have the
American Army over in foreign lands trying to put down insurgents who go about threatening their
leaders and society in general and here you have nut cases on the left threatening to kill people
like Sarah Palin. Or putting cross hairs on certain Congressional Districts, as a symbol of
elimination, by the right. Profound though, Gabbi Giffords stated late last year putting those
cross hairs on those districts could have consequences.
Sarah always saves the best for last though, she made the blood comment without knowing its
historical consequences or the fallout it would have on her mission and her own place in American
politics. She sounded like a self centered spoiled brat yesterday in her media address, and I think
she hurt herself badly, to the point where I think she could become a shrill voice of the past like
Joseph McCarthy, only this whole shooting incident could take out the Tea Party something the
Democrats were unable to do, don't forget there are a lot of mainstream Republicans who are
smiling up their sleeve today knowing what is happening to the radical protest movement that is
threatening they're very existence. I think it is sad when radical insane people threaten anyone
on the political scene, it demonstrate just how far civilization still has to go.
 
eh1eh
+1
#14
Ha!
Death threats against Sarah Palin were at a precedented level before. Holy sh!t. America, who knew?
 
petros
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

Canada has it nut cases, we are 35 million strong America has 300 million people that means
they have about 35 million nut cases. Wacky right wacky left it makes no difference both sides
have reached a state of emotional civil war. Sarah Palin is on the fringe of American Politics,
she is the reason some people take Paris Hilton seriously.
Her rhetoric, and actions, are only a small part of the lack of civility. The left has its share of
really nasty views attacking their counter parts as well. I am not a fan of Sarah Palin, she is a
zealot like Oliver Cromwell in England in the Middle Ages. Under he leadership the American
Dream would collapse or rest in the hands of people like Glen Beck, isn't that comforting?
I don't understand people issuing death threats toward leaders on either side. Here you have the
American Army over in foreign lands trying to put down insurgents who go about threatening their
leaders and society in general and here you have nut cases on the left threatening to kill people
like Sarah Palin. Or putting cross hairs on certain Congressional Districts, as a symbol of
elimination, by the right. Profound though, Gabbi Giffords stated late last year putting those
cross hairs on those districts could have consequences.
Sarah always saves the best for last though, she made the blood comment without knowing its
historical consequences or the fallout it would have on her mission and her own place in American
politics. She sounded like a self centered spoiled brat yesterday in her media address, and I think
she hurt herself badly, to the point where I think she could become a shrill voice of the past like
Joseph McCarthy, only this whole shooting incident could take out the Tea Party something the
Democrats were unable to do, don't forget there are a lot of mainstream Republicans who are
smiling up their sleeve today knowing what is happening to the radical protest movement that is
threatening they're very existence. I think it is sad when radical insane people threaten anyone
on the political scene, it demonstrate just how far civilization still has to go.

It's all scripted. Made for TV.
 
Walter
+1
#16
 
Trotz
Bloc Québécois
#17
Would be interesting if Palin was murdered in response to the Tuscan shootings (even though a pseduo-intellectual leftie was behind it) as it may trigger an assassination war in the United States ~ may see the return of the 1920s with politicians with body guards armed with submachine guns.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
+1
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Trotz View Post

Would be interesting if Palin was murdered in response to the Tuscan shootings (even though a pseduo-intellectual leftie was behind it) as it may trigger an assassination war in the United States ~ may see the return of the 1920s with politicians with body guards armed with submachine guns.

Man you are sooo under investigation now....
 
Trotz
Bloc Québécois
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Man you are sooo under investigation now....

For stating the obvious? I guess if you were running the FBI you would be investigating about 180 million people in North America?
 
TenPenny
#20
Don't worry, they'll come get you.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
+1
#21
It seems to find nut cases you don't have to look any further than this forum.
 
Johnny Utah
+1
#22

PDS is strong in this thread.
 
CurioToo
+3 / -1
#23  Top Rated Post
Sarah - a bright, motivated woman....needs to take a break from herself and her desire for the spotlight

I honestly believe she was damaged in the election with John McCain and has never fully recovered - but continues to replay the old
"gotcha" game over and over with her ever growing band of critics.

For her own personal health and that of her family I wish she would take off about five years - get her youngest son raised up a bit more, get her youngest daughter stabilized a bit longer, and devote herself to her beautiful family.

That is enough for any woman - she has had enormous fame - but continues to believe she has more to "prove" when she is forgetting
her primary responsibilities - not to the people of the U.S., but to her family who have been dragged through this mess with her - not by choice.
 
ironsides
No Party Affiliation
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Yep, we have a proportional amount of loonie tunes up here, when I said half a dozen I was thinking of homocidal nut bars. Actually there is very little difference between the two countries- they are just a little more vocal, but then again it's the silent types who are often the most dangerous.

Exactly, it is the ones we don't hear about that do the most damage.
 
Ariadne
+2 / -1
#25
I'd like to see Palin, and her "reload" remarks permanently kicked to the curb. Her language is laden with shooting references, and her campaign is laden with shooting graphics. She may think it's appropriate or funny, but she is responsible for what she promotes ... time for her to step up and admit that it was inappropriate. End of story. If she's not prepared to say at least that much, then kick her to the curb. There are plenty of other American Mom Bimbos that the Republicans can sell to the public - hopefully they'll find one that knows the difference between North and South Korea in the future.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Ariadne View Post

I'd like to see Palin, and her "reload" remarks permanently kicked to the curb. Her language is laden with shooting references, and her campaign is laden with shooting graphics. She may think it's appropriate or funny, but she is responsible for what she promotes ... time for her to step up and admit that it was inappropriate. End of story. If she's not prepared to say at least that much, then kick her to the curb. There are plenty of other American Mom Bimbos that the Republicans can sell to the public - hopefully they'll find one that knows the difference between North and South Korea in the future.

I don't think she's any bimbo- just well steeped in her environment- a gun in her hands probably feels like a purse in the average woman from the lower 48's hands.
 
Ariadne
-1
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I don't think she's any bimbo- just well steeped in her environment- a gun in her hands probably feels like a purse in the average woman from the lower 48's hands.

I think she should take the advice offered by Barbara Bush, and stay where she is, purse and all.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
+2
#28
''The Left's Anger, Hate, Hypocrisy and Rhetoric has no limits.''

Well, that's what her staff says. Of course, threats have been made against Dems but that doesn't concern the right wing, does it? A number of very serious threats were made in Maryland against pols there by the anti-government right wing so what does that tell you?

It says that The Right Wing's Anger, Hate, Hypocrisy and Rhetoric has no limits.
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
+1
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

So is the cartoonist trying to say Sarah Palin resembles the rotting dead or is it just her outdated philosophy that he is referencing?
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
+1
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I don't think she's any bimbo- just well steeped in her environment- a gun in her hands probably feels like a purse in the average woman from the lower 48's hands.

I've seen the vid of her shooting so I'd be inclined to disagree, lol.
 

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