Blood Libel and Palinschmerz

Words are important.   Language enables us to communicate ideas.

You can’t throw out “blood libel” and expect to get away with it.

Obviously, Mrs. Palin intended to cause a commotion when she used the term in her idiotically self-serving speech about the shootings in Arizona. Beyond its historical meaning, I figured it had to be some sort of right-wing code word.   In a thorough discussion of the term at, I learned that:

The use of blood libel has been adopted by certain groups to promote their agendas, particularly on the far right of the political spectrum. In the United States, this is especially noticeable in the most extreme fringes of the anti-abortion movement, which has produced a litany of charges against doctors performing the procedure.


Searching my vocabulary for words that describe my moral and physical disgust, I find Mrs. Palin has presented a real challenge. How can I convey how much I hate her?! Is there a word in some other language that would do the job? If you know any, please share them!

Meanwhile, I’m going to call my feeling “palinschmerz.”   It is the pain and weariness caused by the reality of Palin’s existence. *

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27 Responses to Blood Libel and Palinschmerz

  1. Tanya says:

    This is tricky. She is one soul-raping, succubusty bitch.

  2. Heidi aka Fuzzy says:

    I find “that fucking cunt” sort of covers that woman. Unbelievable. She is beyond vile, that one!

  3. I can’t figure out if she is just terminally, achingly stupid or the devil.

  4. Ann says:

    I’m with RedHeadFashionista – I honestly cannot tell whether she is just THAT ignorant or if she is just pure evil. If you ever want to completely destroy your day, check out some of the crap her fans write on her Facebook page. Truly horrifying.

  5. annemarie says:

    For those who did not watch her bullshit statement, here’s the vid:

    -obvious use of a teleprompter, not a “poor man’s” one this time.
    -complete lack of sadness/compassion for the people who lost their lives and their family.
    -how she gets more energized as she starts attacking “those who are evil and call themselves good.”
    -how she calls Jared Loughner “evil” even though the poor kid is clearly batshit crazy.
    -how she says “President Obama and I” as though they are remotely on the same rung.
    -her unsightly nude lip gloss. In the words of a wise woman, why wear lipstick if it’s not red?

  6. annemarie says:

    correction: for the family of the people who lost their lives, ahem.

  7. Don’t take this wrong – I am not advocating violence – but shit, crazy murderous people target victims like MLK, John Lennon, schoolrooms full of children (across the world that happens) and Rep. Giffords, but not batshit dangerous divisive people like Rush and Palin. Why is that? Do the criminally insane see kindered spirits? Successes to aspire to? Or are they afraid? Seriously, wouldn’t you think that with Palin or Rush or Beck’s vitriol they would have attracted someone with intentions other than drooling worshipful fans? But no! Maybe evil repels evil?

  8. Kelly says:

    Ditto Annemarie. Palin is a sociopath. While watching the video, I had to stop myself from thinking about her children.

  9. David Duff says:

    Thank goodness you are all heeding the words of The One and moderating your language – such a relief!

    And why are anti-abortion groups “right-wing”? It is a single issue dividing people on grounds of morality not politics.

  10. Caroline says:

    Ugh I dislike Sarah Palin so much.

    One of my roommates is a Republican who loves Sarah Palin. Not that I had much (if any) respect for her anyways but it made me lose even more. I don’t have a problem with people who are Republicans… my best friend is republican but SHE is smart enough to know Sarah Palin is just completely awful. :I

  11. the real andrea says:

    She exhibits symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder- of course, it’s always about HER. Not once did she say how bad she felt for the families of those senselessly lost, or her wishes for the injured, including Ms Giffords, to get well. And it would have been nice if she admitted that the map with the crosshairs was in poor taste and a mistake on her part. But there may be a silver lining to this- she really shows the nation how not fit she is to run for president. And she IS that stupid.

  12. the real andrea says:

    Wouldn’t it be interesting for one of us to go undercover and get into her inner circle and then write an expose? Just a thought. That would make for some interesting reading.

  13. Juli says:

    Man do I ever know palinschmerz. I think you need to include the people that follow, believe in, and support Palin and their existence in your definition. Those people infuriate me almost as much if not more than the one and only cunt bag who is SP.

  14. Audi says:

    I wish the real Republicans would come out of hiding; at least with them there’s a chance of engaging in rational debate. But no amount of logical rebuttal to Palin’s infuriating nonsense is going to sway the brain dead people who support her. My blood boils at the idea that even ONE non-comatose person would listen to her, let alone… I can’t even theorize an actual number here, because it would sicken me too much. Clearly it’s a substantial number of people, and that both saddens me and fills me with fear for the country’s future. I’m consumed with palinschmerz.

  15. Iron Chic says:

    Ahh, so nice to watch America implode from afar. I’ll just snuggle into my igloo with a glass of maple syrup and watch y’all eventually elect Palin as your president.

  16. Witch Moma says:

    “Palinschmerz” I like. It helps when we want to discuss her but not send any attention her way, which is all she craves (for any reason). I REFUSE to click on her name in any kind of social media, newsrag or anywhere else that will contribute to a lift in her numbers. I will discuss her on this site cuz y’all are so damn funny about it.

  17. Marky says:

    Palinschmerz: I suffer from it. I wish there were an ointment.

    I can’t watch the video. I just can’t. Rancid cunt.

  18. Larry says:

    I have nothing to add to this conversation except for this:

  19. Sister Wolf says:

    Larry – I saw that earlier today! LOVE IT! xo

  20. sheri says:

    I’m with AnneMarie: she’s dumb as a sack of hair, and, only because, for some weird reason whatever she represents seems to resonate with so many other clueless Americans, to be feared.

    Palinschmerz is a perfect word — do you mind if I quote you?

  21. Cricket9 says:

    Iron Chic, it’s not nice at all to watch America implode. We could watch it and experience Canadian sense of superiority that we enjoy so much, but don’t think that we, in our cozy igloos, will not be affected by Sarah Palin, should she be elected (perish that thought). Besides – people got killed and injured, what’s so nice about watching a tragedy?

  22. omggmab says:

    Why can’t Palin ever say she’s sorry? That was obviously the only correct response to her crosshairs gaff. Oh, I forgot, that might direct attention away from how the tragic shootings were really all about her.

  23. Iron Chic says:

    Cricket9- I never said the tradgedy was nice?
    I was making a cute smug joke.

  24. Maureen says:

    SP breathing. I smelt sulphur. The antichrist is a woman?

  25. honeypants says:

    This is the “shmerz” I’m familiar with: and I say it’s intensity and depth definitely applies to her.

  26. honeypants says:

    Dammit, sorry for the superfluous apostrophe in the “its” above.

  27. agreed! nice way of puttin’ it man

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