Limbaugh shucks and jives
Rush Limbaugh said:
“Let me ask you a question — when it comes to Syria, have you ever heard Obama talk about regime change as an objective?” he asked. “You have not, have you? You have not. And they’re reinforcing that today. No. In fact, this operation — Bush had ‘shock and awe.’ We’re looking at ‘shuck and jive’ here. That’s what I’m going to name this. The Obama operation in Syria — Operation: Shuck and jive — because that’s what this is. ‘No, we don’t do shock and awe because that’s too big. That’s too mean. No, no, no.”
Subtle, Rush. Very subtle. To anyone with southern roots, “shucking and jiving” is simply non-too subtle racist code. To someone like Palin, it is ignorance. She picked it up somewhere. However, America discussed the use of the term when she said it and enough was said in the public forum to determine that it really was an expression that needed to be avoided.
Make no mistake. When Limbaugh says “shucking and jiving” he knows exactly what he is doing.