September 22nd, 2008
06:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin accuses 'Obama-Biden Democrats' of spreading 'lies'

Palin accused 'Obama-Biden Democrats,' of attacking her family Monday.
Palin accused 'Obama-Biden Democrats,' of attacking her family Monday.

(CNN)— Governor Sarah Palin accused “Obama-Biden Democrats,” of launching a series of unfair attacks against her and her family in a fundraising email sent to supporters Monday.

“Friends, in the course of a few weeks, the Obama-Biden Democrats have launched attack after attack on me, my family and John McCain,” Palin writes in the email. “They’re desperate to win and they’ll no doubt launch these attacks against other reformers on our ticket.”

Watch: Obama says discussion of Sarah Palin's family is 'off-limits'

Earlier this month, the McCain campaign said its $47 million fundraising record for the month of August was due in large part to the addition of the Alaska governor to the ticket. Her presence on the campaign trail has also translated into larger crowds at campaign events throughout the country.

Palin said Obama and Biden have a “large financial advantage,” urging supporters that a contribution of any size will help stop the spread of “lies” and “misinformation” coming from Democrats.

“We must stop them,” Palin writes, “...before they turn these shameful tactics on others we support.”

Earlier this month when Obama was asked about Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, the Illinois senator repeated previous calls that “people’s families are off-limits.”

“This shouldn’t be part of our politics,” Obama said “It has no relevance to show Governor Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president.”


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Joe Biden • John McCain • Sarah Palin
soundoff (412 Responses)
  1. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    LOOK IN THE FREAKING MIRROR!

    September 22, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Ari

    I think that this is the pot calling the kettle black. Its ok for them to lie blatantly and then deny that they are lying, but its not ok for others to do it. I guess that this just shows the double standard in the republican party.

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  3. Scott in Atlanta

    This is a joke right...LOL

    Lipstick on a pot or a kettle. You choose. Ooops! Was that sexist?

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  4. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    Give me a break!!! She is accusing Barack and Joe of lies??? Has she listened to herself or her running partner lately!

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. greenfish

    Remember Lily Ledbetter. Vote Obama/Biden

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Your party is responsible for destroying the US economy! SPIN THAT!

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. Paul from NYC

    It's pathetic when the republicans play the victim card.

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  8. Sophia

    The only person that has been lying consistently is Palin and McCain. I can only hope that after November 4th she will go back to the Bridge to Nowhere and we will never hear from her again!

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. McCain Invented the BlackBerry, Palin Invented the Manure Spreader

    John McCain invented lying.

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Women for Change

    All right everyone, let's sing.

    Sarah, Saaarah
    Storms are brewing with your lies
    Sarah, Saaarah
    No time's a good for your lies

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. John, FL

    This is the funniest thing I've seen all day!

    How can she say that with a straight face?

    September 22, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  12. Grog in Ohio

    hmmm... I guess pointing out that Palin has lied over and over about her "Thanks but no thanks" on the Bridge to Nowhere has kinda ticked her off. So the people that point out her lies must be the liars.

    Oh well... Makes sense if you're a Republican.

    120 days till the end of the Bush administration.

    September 22, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  13. Abby

    You’ve got the market cornered on lies, lady.

    September 22, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  14. james

    what are the lies about Palin's family?

    September 22, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  15. Ryan

    Ummmm, what did it say?

    Is it really news worthy to say one candidate said the other is lieing without showing what was said?

    I keep hearing that her family is getting attacked, yet I have never seen or heard an attack from the ticket.....show us the evidence and we'll decide!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  16. mk

    C'mon Sarah, you told all of us you were a pit bull/hockey mom.
    Do I hear you whinning? Remember the old saying "turn about is fair play". Your own campaign is guilty of doing the very thing you are crying about right now. Get over it.

    September 22, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  17. McLoser

    Carl Rove with lipstick!!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  18. Matthew, Houston, TX

    A clear case of the pot calling the kettle black.

    Truthfully, both sides have not been totally honest in their criticisms of the other but the McCain campaign has been the most blatant and dishonest about themselves and Obama. Just take a look at factcheck.org and politifact.com, don't take my word for it.

    September 22, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  19. MD, TX

    The Obama/Biden campaign was founded on The Big Lie. They can do nothing else.

    September 22, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  20. tired of delusional blind sheep

    so.. should we now believe her after all of the lies she has told, that have been proven by factcheck.org

    she really is a stupid person sticking to a stupid GOP gameplan...

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  21. Cam

    Wow, please someone call them out on this.......I mean, she is the biggest liar going.

    And last I checked, Obama and Biden have never said a word about her family.......

    Talk about doing anything to win......I mean, could McCain and Palin be bigger whiners? It's all Obama and the media in their minds. Why doesn't someone ask her why she supports her husband and aides breaking the law? Why doesn't someone question her on all her lies?

    I hope the Obama camp swiftly responds to this.

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  22. Gerald in Georgia

    Is there anone other than me that this woman's voice makes you want to pull your hair out??? Is it just me or does this twang in her voice remind you of scratching a chalk board!!! This is the best we can do on the world stage? is this the best we can put forward to the world??
    God help us all!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  23. Not a fan of the 'Cuda

    Again, smear talk from the mudslingers. This "Obama-Biden Democrat" thing is just ludicrous. As far as I can tell, this is their fig leaf excuse for attributing any nutjob's ramblings on the Internet to the Obama campaign.

    If that's so, then by their logic the "McCain-Palin Republicans" have been labeling Obama a baby-killer, Marxist, Communist, Felon, Muslim, Terrorist, Hamas supporter, illegitimate, sexist, racist and a myriad of other lies. This is just pathetic, people.

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  24. Brandon in Indiana

    McCain/Palin have published more negative ads at Obama/Biden that recieved.

    And non-partisan fact check sites heavily favor Obama compared to McCain in being less misleading in ads.

    So where is her argument coming from, and where does hypocrisy start?

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  25. McLoser

    Carl Rove with lipstick!!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
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