Sarah Palin Accuses Obama of ‘Shuck and Jive Shtick’ on Benghazi, Libya

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Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin recently accused President Obama of engaging in "shuck and jive shtick" regarding Benghazi attack.

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Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin recently accused President Obama of engaging in "shuck and jive shtick" regarding Benghazi attack.

"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," Palin wrote her statement on her Facebook page.

For all those who are unfamiliar with the term and its racial connotations, here is a little help provided by Urban Dictionary. According to the dictionary, the term "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."

It is also important to mention here that this isn’t the first time this derogatory term has sparked controversy. Several years ago, New York’s Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, used the expression while campaigning for Hilary Clinton. “You can't shuck and jive at a press conference. All those moves you can make with the press don't work when you're in someone's living room." Sarah’s inappropriate choice of words was large enough to initiate a conversation on Twitter where people criticized Palin for the use of the term.  Here are a few of them:

Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) tweeted:

 

 

The conversation was also joined by Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) who tweeted:

 

 

Jeffery Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) tweeted:

 

 

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