Is Sarah Palin’s “Shuck and Jive” Obama Comment Racist
By Kevin Fobbs – October 25, 2012
This week former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin penned an article on Facebook with the title ”Obama’s Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies,” This has set off a firestorm of criticism throughout the liberal punditry world. MNBC’s Chris Matthews has railed against Palin, calling her comments of having ”a particular ethnic connection” and that she aimed ”to throw it at the president as an ethnic shot is pretty blatant.”
What about President Obama’s own White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who used the phrase last year in September 2011? In talking to the press corps at the beginning of a White House briefing, he stated, ”Sorry. I’m going to shuck and jive! Time to shuck and jive.” So America gets it, only certain people can say it. Where was the liberal rap on the knuckles for insulting black people or his boss?
Should Chris Matthews and other liberals, receive a free pass when they have used the phrase on several occasions without similar howls of protest. ( read more )