Sarah Palin Slams Barack Obama for "Shuck and Jive Shtick," Fires Back Against Charges of Racism

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Sarah Palin has taken a few moments away from writing her fitness book to comment on the recent scandal surrounding four American deaths in Libya.

In light of emails surfacing that make it apparent White House officials were told that a militant group took responsibility for the tragedy in Benghazi just two hours after it happened on September 11, Palin slammed President Obama for his role in what some consider a cover-up.

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Via Facebook, of course.

"Why the lies? Why the cover up? 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."

In response, many critics have taken Palin to task for her use of "shuck and jive shtick," a phrase often associated with slavery.

As you might expect, however, Palin isn't backing down from the comment. She's doubling down.

"I would have used the exact same expression if I had been writing about President Carter, whose foreign policy rivaled Obama’s in its ineptitude, or about the Nixon administration, which was also famously rocked by a cover-up,” Palin wrote on Facebook again Wednesday night.

"I’ve been known to use the phrase most often when chastising my daughter Piper to stop procrastinating and do her homework...

"Just to be careful, from now on I’ll avoid using it with Piper, and I would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, Eskimo Pie, and “when hell freezes over,” as they might be considered offensive by my extended Alaska Native family.”

Sigh. What do you think, readers? Did Palin make a racist remark?


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Would Palin say "Shuck & Jive" about Clinton or Bush???
...well den she do be soundin' racist to me massa republican!!!


So, shoudl Obama apologize for calling Mitt Romney a Bull$httr in Rolling Stones Magazine? That slur wasn't even is a direct comment. Cut Palin some slack unless you hold yourself equally accountable. And thank you Mr. President for bringing the Office of POTUS to a new height of integrity.


Why isn't Obama impeached or imprisoned already? Slacking off at his job, Americans killed because of it, then lying about it. Years ago people made a bigger seal about Nixon and Warergate, no one was even hurt much less killed.

@ allsaints45

ALL SAINTS: Remember when Billy Jeff Clinton was in office how America endured terrorist attacks...even some on our military (about 17 died) when their ship was attacked by terrorist who took responsibility. What did Clinton do? Not anymore than his wife, Hillary and her boss, Barack have done regarding the Libya incident. It wasn't long after---9/11 occurred. Thanks to "woosie foreign policy" thousands of Americans were killed in NY. All I can say leave Obama in another 4 yrs. This nation will experience a tragic deja vu!!!! Are we ready for another massive terrorist attack because we come off weak to our foes??? Sad.


Why is the media keeping a SICK PATHETIC Imbasal around like this TRASH? they should have gotten rid of her a long time ago.


Cute & clever Sarah Palin has a witty way with words. She speaks truth & tells it like it is. She is fiercely feminine and totally fabulous.


Sara Palin, Ann Coulter and those of like minds have to resort to mud slinging because they can't find any valid to say against Barack Obama who is honest and sincere and SAYS WHAT HE MEANS! Not what he thinks people want to hear.

@ Edna Kimmel

she's a B,T,C,H

@ Edna Kimmel

Obama is an idiot. He is a liar and a phony. That's the problem with any race card player yet they are predictable. People are pissed because they call a spade a spade.Obama is even worse- he's a communist.

@ Becca


@ T.I.T.L.

No- matter of fact like Obamas own mother, which Is probably your mother as well. Question is- do you know your own daddy?


It was taken out of context. Besides I had an affair with a black man while married to my husband. I know the talk. She and hoops star Glen Rice had a bizarre NRA-meets-NBA one-night stand. "The Rogue: Searching for The Real Sarah Palin," written by best-selling author Joe McGinniss.


Of course she didn't, use the same source that everyone else is using. "shuck and jive shtick" means many different things, yes, one is a derogatory reference to a black person, but the other connotation refers to "
Shuck: To get rid of, ditch, throw away. To try to shed your true image in favor of a false one.
Jive: Trying to adopt a new social status, pretending to be "all that" + a bag of pentium chips." She would have said the same thing about any president. Stop making it a racial issue.


Oh just go ahead and call him a nigger and be done with it. We all know thats what you mean / want to. Sheesh. Uneducated racist retards.

@ Todd

Todd, you shouldn't assume you know what anyone means or "wants to say". Speak for yourself, and that's it! Or better yet, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."


Really, critics, that is your big concern!!!!! What about lies the govt. told about the deaths of four Americans!!!! And, I am so sick of everyone pussy footing around our African American president, so afraid of offending him. We did elect him, didn't we, so he should be able to take criticism without raising the race card!

@ Peggy

Well said. It's time the black population take RESPONSIBILTY for themselves. We are tired of listening to their bitching.

@ Becca

At least this year, think more will stay home from the voting booths. Apathy has struck this part of the population.