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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:50 PM

Palin Uses Slavery-Era Phrase To Describe Obama’s Libya Response


Palin Uses Slavery-Era Phrase To Describe Obama’s Libya Response

Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin has a new Facebook post out, accusing President Obama of lying to the American people, using language deeply entwined with America’s Jim Crow past.

Titled “Obama’s Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies,” Palin’s piece lays out how in her mind newly revealed emails concretely prove that the Obama administration has lied about the Sept. 11 attack against a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya: ...

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Palin’s title and final sentence show an extreme insensitivity to the racial history of the phrase. The concept of “shuck and jive” originated in the Deep South, as a term that referred to the overly subservient language that African-Americans used towards whites. Blacks, during the time of slavery or the Jim Crow segregation period, could shuck and jive to either put on the illusion of doing work when being watched or to feign obedience to those in power. While the phrase has morphed over the years to mean something more bland, akin to “acting facetiously,” the connection between the President’s race and Palin’s phrasing can’t be overlooked.

Full article here: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/24/1081801/palin-uses-slavery-era-phrase-to-describe-obamas-libya-response/



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Tx4obama Oct 2012 OP
erik satie Oct 2012 #1
AspenRose Oct 2012 #2
HereSince1628 Oct 2012 #3
pnwmom Oct 2012 #6
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #11
corneliamcgillicutty Oct 2012 #4
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #5
tanyev Oct 2012 #7
PoliticAverse Oct 2012 #8
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #9
NoPasaran Oct 2012 #10

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:53 PM

1. Maybe she got confused

because she saw Putin flying planes over Alaska...I mean where do they go?
In any case her IQ is the size of room temperature.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:55 PM

2. What do you expect from someone who uses the term "Blood Libel."

Seriously....

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:16 PM

3. I had no idea...I thought it was from jazz era bootlegging and reefer madness

My adult relatives used that term regularly when I was a kid mostly to mean somebody being dodgy when asked about something they shouldn't have been doing.





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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:24 PM

6. Your relatives were using a racist term and it's hard for me to believe they didn't know it.

I can imagine young people today not being familiar with the term, at least in many parts of the country. But people in the older generation knew.

I'm not putting you down for having relatives that would use a term like that -- my grandfather would have, too, though he was a good man in many other ways.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:52 PM

11. See comment #9 for several different definitions. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:17 PM

4. PALIN IS AN IDIOT--WROTE THIS A WEEK AFTER MCCAIN PICKED HER FOR VP

John McCain did you go insane
When you saw your campaign failin'
So for no good reason but political gain
You brought on Sarah Palin.
We're sick of all that first dude talk
And the rest of her baloney
We need a VP who can walk the walk
Not a lip-sticked right wing phony.

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Response to corneliamcgillicutty (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:21 PM

5. Welcome to DU :) n/t




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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:29 PM

7. Sarah's ticked that Brisdull got booted off DWTS and they had to go back to Alaska.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:40 PM

8. Who ? n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:46 PM

9. Definition of Shuck and Jive


Shuckin' and jivin'

Shuckin' and jivin' (or shucking and jiving) is an American slang term for the behavior of joking and acting facetiously. The term can also refer to the speech and behavioral mechanisms adopted in the presence of an authoritative figure. Shuckin' and jivin' usually involves clever lies and impromptu storytelling, used to one-up an opponent or avoid punishment. Such behavior is believed to have originated in the era of slavery.

Shuckin' and Jivin': Folklore from Contemporary Black Americans (ISBN 0-253-20265-5) is the name of a book written by Daryl Cumber Dance in 1981. In 1972, the Johnny Lewis Quartet record a soul jazz LP called Shuckin' 'N Jivin' .

The term is also used in the Southern United States referring to deceit or mischief involving lies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuck_and_jive





shucking and jiving

noun Slang .
misleading or deceptive talk or behavior, as to give a false impression.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shucking+and+jiving



And the Urban Dictionary has FOUR definitions here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shuck+and+jive&defid=1340082


p.s. There are SEVERAL songs on YouTube titled: Shuckin' and Jivin'






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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:51 PM

10. Grifterella as classy as a five dollar hooker

Not exactly breaking news.

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