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https://www.yahoo.com/news/charles-koch-says-suggestion-back...

Apparently one of the Koch brothers reffered to rumors he was backing Hillary as 'Blood Libel.' I will admit ignorance in the nuance of the term, though I know the basics. It seems to me to be stretching the term to meaninglessness to apply it in this instance, am I wrong?
 
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Didn't Palin also use that term in the past?
 
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The term can be used a few different ways from the most literal to the metaphorical. In the latter case, it refers to the notion that supposedly Jews will do whatever is needed to gain political power, even consenting to the murder of people who stand in the way. For supporting Clinton to be a blood libel, Koch has to believe that Clinton has proverbial blood on her hands, which he may well.
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whac3 wrote:
The term can be used a few different ways from the most literal to the metaphorical. In the latter case, it refers to the notion that supposedly Jews will do whatever is needed to gain political power, even consenting to the murder of people who stand in the way. For supporting Clinton to be a blood libel, Koch has to believe that Clinton has proverbial blood on her hands, which he may well.


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I think he just means "really, really derogatory", and wasn't thinking about it too much. I find it a stretch to impute anti-Semitism here.
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