September 22nd, 2008
06:00 PM ET
8 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. williefloyd

    If you can't take the heat, BULL DOG, stay out of the kitchen. Now we hear the VP debate is to be "altered" so the Pit Bull won't "misspeak".

    Thought she was ready to run the country if needed. HA HA


    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |

    The mccain campaign is laughing very hard behind the scenes. The are very good at making the media chase its tail. Every negative claim the media calls mccain out on, the mccain campaign just turns that same negative charge back at the media or obama. This is so fun to watch them get played everyday.

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  3. Mike in California

    I almost hurt myself laughing!!!!
    Man those Republicans have flat out lost it.

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. Gayle

    Give me a break!!!

    By the way why are you not out there with John today? Is it because John is realizing your starting to be a true liability and that your popularity has gone down?

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  5. Sylvia

    She ain't so tough after all!! Democrats, republicans, independents, and others, pleeeease, let's elect Obama/Biden on November 4, and run this women out of town. I cannt stand listening to her. How can her husband put up with her. We need to shut her up once and for all.

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. phil-texas

    Just think after the election she can go back to Alaska and freeze.

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  7. fixthebroken

    Sure. Whatever.

    Just wait for the 527s/switboat ads to come out this month from "McCain-Palin" supporters.

    I love how she used the term "Obama-Biden Democrats" to make sure she subtly tries to blame Obama and Biden in the whole thing.

    She is just as dishonorable as Mccain

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  8. Nifty 60, female and white

    Are you worried Sarah? I hope so because with you all this nastyness and lying started. You are the one that championed it. I have been following the campagain from day one and listening to all. Yeah, everyone was tsrowing jabs until you showed up with your lies. I have watched your interviews and you will not answer in a simple "Yes" or "NO". You are evasive when it suits you. Your biggest lie was to tell people that you will fully cooperate with the "Troopergate" invetigation. Right!!! What are you hiding? So keep on lying because you have most certainly lost this Hillary supporter.

    Obama '08

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. SwingVote2008

    ........Participate in your own investigation and then we can talk about what "they" are doing. I love this. Some how she is the victim again. I thought women politician and i quote " just have to work harder and prove themselves under a microscope" You are amazing peace of work. I will hope that my daughter does not dodge my questions and act like a victim whenever questions of her ETHICS pop up.

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  10. Seneca34

    Humm, even with lipstick, a pig still looks like a pig. Maybe if she quit playing in the mud???

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  11. proud army and navy mom

    What?????? After Dumb and Dumber has spews nothing but lies and deceit about Sen Obama, they are complaining of being lied on!

    The problem is that nobody lies on them. It's words from their own mouths.

    The repugs are like a bully that spoiling for a fight by picking on someone whom they think won't fight back.

    But when that person turns around and knocks the crap out of them, they starts to boo-hoo like crybabies. Get out of here with that mess.

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. Jim


    About the Bridge to Nowhere

    About Troopergate

    About an open government and transparency

    About accepting your vp nomination after consulting your family

    They're lies alright..but Palin told 'em all!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. free America

    What will this people steal from Obama next...?

    first the GOP came up with Obama is not black failed

    They came up with not ready to failed

    They came up with "Change"....failed too.

    "More of the same" .......failled

    Now Sara lying is using Obama's line for fund its funny.

    Maybe soone Mcliar and sara lying will say they are DEMs or last name is Obama. thieves

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  14. JO-ANN


    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  15. chrissy

    If the Dem congress drag their feet, play partisan games and politicized this financial crisis and take this country down a great depression...i will be outraged and know that the DNC opted for power and partisan interest over country and people! Shame on you democrats!

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  16. Ginna

    Hey Caribou Barbie,

    Obama and Biden don't need to discredit you and McShame with lies. You are doing such a fabulous job yourselves, why would they waste their time. If you have any real experience, let's hear it because most Americans are tied of hearing the same old debunked claims again and again. And if McShame's policies are so limp he has to resort to shameful ads, maybe he needs to pop a Viagra and talk about what he will do instead of what he thinks his opponent will.

    A Republican Female Who Isn't an Idiot

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  17. Fed Up

    Oh my God! Is this an early April Fool's joke?

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. This woman is a joke. McSame would be better off putting her back in the closet until November 5.

    Just say NO to Bush 44 and Caribou Barbie.

    Go Obama/Biden!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  18. Dave

    Exactly what lies are you talking about? Be specific please.

    Questioning your qualifications does not count.

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  19. Carmelle Kuehn

    Palin can get by with this? And it makes the news? She is the most reprehensible liar I've ever heard! Call me brainwashed? Obama and Joe are saints next to her (and they just pulled out of my ND state!) They may be surprised by the results if their effort here! Ol' son of Cain thinks he has this state, yet he's never come here, probably can't name three cities, and most likely gets it confused with South Dakota (a sin to Nodakers).

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  20. Gary

    Oh, I see the Obama brigage of bloggers were ready to attack Sarah Palin when she stood up for herself. Well, Sarah nor John have attacked the families of Obama or Biden! Nor have they gone to the gutter to spin lies lije democrats are good at putting on blogs. The American people are not stupid, they will see McCain – Palin as the best candidates for the president and vice president job. 20,000 showed up to see Obama and 60,000 to see McCain/Palin. Wow!

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  21. Nevada

    McCain & Palin :

    McPalin think that Americans are so stupid that they can lie away and win the election.

    The problem is that some Americans believe their lies (bigots are not even counted here). I hope that there are "more" people who have a good judgment.

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  22. DJ in Colorado


    Isn't the McCain/Palin campaign run on public financing? How can they now ask for donations? Isn' this illegal? I'm sure there are convenient loopholes they can traipse through whenever they need a few extra bucks...riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  23. ann

    Wow ! This is the same party that got us in this mess. Now they are saying they will help us. Who is lying to the country?

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  24. Fort Collins, CO

    A foul wind blows from the McCain camp. Smells like dishonesty and treachery.

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  25. Winny

    Ms. Palin has no credibility. Her first speech had lies about gas pipe, airmarks etc. Come on lady what about your own christian values. You people give us Christians a bad name. I wonder what Jesus would do. The way you and your party belittle Senator Obama and taunt him as if he was less than. Where is the love in that? Isn't he a fellow christian. I hope you don't loose your soul when this is done.

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
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