The Right camouflaged its racist contempt for our President of African-American descent with their disrespectful birther/foreigner/Kenyan coded talk, but finally Sarah Palin goes the full nine yards by criticizing what she calls Obama's "shuck and jive."
She and the rest of the Republican Right, the Tea Partiers and other of their ilk can claim ignorance, or over-reaction by people like me - - or invoke that classic dodge: 'it was a joke' - - but Palin was a Governor and ran for the Vice-Presidency, a step and heartbeat from leadership of much of the world and cannot evade responsibility for her racist language.
So here you are, in her own Facebook words, as she shames the nation:
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.Shuck and jive?
From the Urban Dictionary:
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."