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    Gasp: Palin Uses a Teleprompter

    Remember when the right wing made a HUGE deal about Obama using a teleprompter? They implied he couldnt talk without it.

    John was one of the users of this fact as a big part of his attempt to slime Obama.

    Well quess what Palin is using one as well (of course she has used it before).


    Gasp! Sarah Palin used a TELEPROMPTER?
    by kos
    Wed Jan 12, 2011 at 09:21:21 AM PST

    One of the enduring right-wing obsessions the last two years has been Obama's use of teleprompters. Just do a Google search and countless results. Sure, it's idiotic -- every president and major public figure uses teleprompters. But reality and wingnuttery don't mix, and it's now an article of faith among wingnuts that teleprompters are mock-worthy and a sign of incompetence.

    That's why Sarah Palin delivered this gem at a Tea Party conference:

    This is about the people, and its bigger than any one king or queen of a tea party, and its a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter, she said.

    That was just one of several digs at President Obama.

    Palin knew her crowd, and she knew that line would get some hootin' and holerin'. Teleprompters are BAD! Obama uses them! Snicker!

    But wait, what's that reflected on her glasses, in her recently released video making the Arizona tragedy all about herself?

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    Jewish groups condemn Palin's use of term 'blood libel'
    by Barbara Morrill
    Wed Jan 12, 2011 at 10:43:55 AM PST

    Condemnations by Jewish organization, over Sarah Palin's self-serving use of the term "blood libel" to defend herself after the criticism she has received in the wake of the assassination attempt of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are mounting:

    Jewish Funds for Justice:
    We are deeply disturbed by Fox News commentator Sarah Palin’s decision to characterize as a “blood libel” the criticism directed at her following the terrorist attack in Tucson. The term “blood libel” is not a synonym for “false accusation.” It refers to a specific falsehood perpetuated by Christians about Jews for centuries, a falsehood that motivated a good deal of anti-Jewish violence and discrimination. 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. [...]

    Ms. Palin clearly took some time to reflect before putting out her statement today. Despite that time, her primary conclusion was that she is the victim and Rep. Giffords is the perpetrator. As a powerful rhetorical advocate for personal responsibility, Ms. Palin has failed to live up to her own standards with this statement.

    National Jewish Democratic Council
    Instead of dialing down the rhetoric at this difficult moment, Sarah Palin chose to accuse others trying to sort out the meaning of this tragedy of somehow engaging in a “blood libel” against her and others. 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.

    J Street:
    The country’s attention is rightfully focused on the memorial service for the victims of Saturday’s shooting. Our prayers continue to be with those who are still fighting to recover and the families of the victims. The last thing the country needs now is for the rhetoric in the wake of this tragedy to return to where it was before.

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