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We just don’t know what these Republicans are thinking…or if they even do think before they make a public declaration – at all!

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From some reason, the 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin thought it was OK to tweet a racially demeaning phrase towards the President this afternoon. In her response to recently leaked information about the US attacks in Benghazi, and the White House’s reaction to it, Palin tweeted to her 856,977 followers:

Palin created a Facebook post under this headline, slamming the Obama administration for not revealing intelligence surrounding the Middle Eastern attacks that killed four US diplomats last month. But why she decided to include racially insensitive language is unclear. 

Whether the former Alaska Governor is blissfully ignorant of the racial implications that the phrase “shuck and jive” carries, or if she intended to weave racial undertones into her attack on the President is unknown. However, for those that don’t know, Urban Dictionary defines the term within its historical context as the following:

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.”

Someone needs to tell Palin to take a seat!