Skip to comments.WaPo: Palin accuses president of ‘shuck and jive’ on Libya (That's racist!)
Posted on 10/24/2012 10:18:41 AM PDT by maggief
Like many conservative pundits, Sarah Palin is criticizing President Obama for his administrations inconsistent statements on the Benghazi, Libya, attack. Unlike many conservative pundits, Palin used the term shuck and jive to describe Obamas behavior.
In a Facebook post today, Palin wrote: Obamas Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies. She also used the term in the text of the post, which concludes, President Obamas shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.
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It’s in the Urban Dictionary. Deal with it.
Good. Calls it like she sees it.
He shucks and jives like a Jewish comedian?
Sounds pretty accurate to me...
Would it be fair to say, he acted STUPIDLY, yo??? or even RETARDEDLY?
And she is wrong how?
In the wake of Sarah’s tweet, the Urban Dictionary has already altered their definition of “shuck and jive” to have racist connotations.
More evidence that the MSM will go to great lengths to destroy Sarah Palin and promote Obama.
To shuck and jive” originally referred to the intentionally misleading words and actions that African-Americans would employ in order to deceive racist Euro-Americans in power, both during the period of slavery and afterwards. The expression was documented as being in wide usage in the 1920s, but may have originated much earlier.
“Shucking and jiving” was a tactic of both survival and resistance. A slave, for instance, could say eagerly, “Oh, yes, Master,” and have no real intention to obey. Or an African-American man could pretend to be working hard at a task he was ordered to do, but might put up this pretense only when under observation. Both would be instances of “doin’ the old shuck ‘n jive.”
It has been adopted into non-Afroamerican speech, with a reference to behavior adopted in order to avoid criticism.
In order to keep my job, I had to do the shuck and jive!
if anything, some might see it as racial... but it’s definitely not racist... of course, it’s really neither...
ooooo......doesn’t Sarah know that such free political speech is no longer allowed by the PC police at the Washington Compost? (Can’t you just see her sly smile as she rattled their chain?)
Exactly! Are we to believe that the clymers at the Washington Compost think schtick came over on the Mayflower with the Pilgrims?
Reading some of the comments, I am amazed at how ignorant liberals are.
Someone in the article claimed he had never heard the expression used with a white politican.
Let me help him:
From August 11:
Conservative State Senator Len Suzio accurately used it to describe the actions of the very white Gov. Malloy administration in CT.
The state papers tried to make an issue out of it. It didn’t go very far.
We already know free speech can land you in jail.
I went to the more authoritative source on the Internet - Wikipedia < /s > and they have this
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.
No mention of race there, yet.
 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.
I guess that makes the Bee Gees racist
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