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. hurriCAIN PALIN

    you dems pick a label and stick with it, all you guys do is look at the

    book cover without reading it, such braindead idiocy

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. andrew

    The staff writers at Saturday Night Live should make a donation to the McCain Palin campaign.... they were just provided with excellent material for future skits...

    so funny

    September 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. John

    I will admit you fit well with the GOP machine. Go back to Alaska before you attract any more national attention as to your misdeeds in office. We the taxpayers are no longer interested in what your Party offers ( I never was). That will be made crystal clear in a few weeks.

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

    enough with the he said she saids for BOTH SIDES. What are going to do – I mean really do for this country!

    Newflash!
    McCain you do not have the authority to fire the SEC chair
    Obama you do not have the authority to steal from who you call rich and give to the poor. You need rep agreement for that.

    Bush admin..What are doing??? We can magically come up with billions to bail out badly managed companies but we can "bail-out" social security???

    You all need to look again and the job desciption of president.

    MY GOD ARE THERE REALLY NO BETTER CHOICES?????

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  5. sly

    LMAO!!!!!! That's as intelligent a comment as I can get on this one. Seriously? I know McShame has to wind her up every morning so she can walk around saying "Thanks, but no thanks, "Thanks, but no thanks". Seriously?

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  6. Frank

    Just read the Obama follower's remarks posted here and you will see every smear angle and outright lies posted with shrill hatred. Society is going down the tubes and these are the people responsible. Just say NO! to Obama! Obama himself gives daily politically slanted untruths. Shame on you all!

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  7. sky

    You americans own your country , You can afford to destroy it more and more by giving power to the republicans again.
    but you dont have to flee to other countries and expect to be seen as number one , Americans are dying to stay in our country.

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  8. freddie

    What exactly is she talking about? Specifics please...what smears?

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  9. Randy

    If Palin can't stand the heat, she should stay out of the kitchen. Don't you just hate that whinny high pitch voice of hers?

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  10. Carl

    Can we vote today and get rid of Mcsame and the pig with lipstick? America can not wait for change.

    Obama/Biden 08-2012

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  11. 35 Southbound

    Remember what this woman said about a whining Hillary Clinton? Repubs are unbelievable!!! They lie about lying when they are confronted about their lies and then turn around and lie about others lying about them, can anyone follow that, they are crazy!

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  12. lilly

    This is just outrageous but certainly in character with the McCain campaign. I wonder when moderate Republicans will start disavowing them, are there no GOP politicians with the integrity to stand up to the lies perpetuated by the head to their party? One can hope......

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  13. sf

    What a joke! It is HER and HER husband who are avoiding being interviewed in "Troopergate" after she said she would cooperate fully. Hmmm, the longer she won't talk in regards to Troopergate, the more guilty it seems that SHE has something to hide. This woman left the town of Wasilla in debt 22 million, and, now the McCain campaign is running her governor's office. Give me a break! Please go NORTH to Alaska and stay!

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  14. Peggy

    I am not an American, I will offer my unbiased opinion as usual. I would tell Americans to stop fighting and hating one another because Russia sent some warships to Venezuela. You may not see or understand it but your country has one great ennemy.

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. Boisepoet

    Would any of those lies be:
    – Palin advocated abstinence only education, even though it failed in her home.
    – Palin wants transperency in government, unless she is the one being investigated, then she'll do whatever is necessary to obstruct the investigation including having her husband ignore a subpeona.
    – That while she was mayor of Wasilla her town charged rape victims for their own 'rape kit' used to collect evidence for the police department?
    – That she has no foreign policy experience or education, and that just because Alaska is next to Russia, that doesn't mean she knows anything?

    Maybe she should have stayed out of the kitchen, because whining on a public stage is not what we want out of a leader.

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  16. Worried in NYC

    This coming from a woman that is stonewalling an investigation into her ethics. Puhleeezz

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  17. mary, older white lady from NJ for Pres. Obama

    DON'T TAKE THE BAIT, AMERICA!!!

    MCCAIN IS USING HER NOW TO START A SHOUTING MATCH WITH OBAMA!!!

    HE HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN MAKING HIM ANGRY OR RAISING THE LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY FOR HIS CAMPAIGN,

    NOW THAT HE CAN'T RAISE ANYMORE MONEY HIMSELF, BECAUSE HE TOOK THE 84 MILLION FROM BEHIND DOOR # 2, HE NEEDS ANOTHER WAY TO GET IT!!!!

    STAY FOCUSED AMERICA!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  18. Michael

    I find it very very interesting how she says Dems are lying, but at least, the article give no examples! Yet when the Dems call out a lie, they give the lie, and then go on to explain why it is a lie!

    It is oh so pathetic when repubs play victim.

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  19. David

    This is just like when McCain called Judas Iscariot a liar.

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. Obama is REAL Change

    FACT CHECK........................Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  21. onelove

    Spread lies? Gurl, you better look in the mirror. Did you think people are stuip or something? Well, perhaps you do.

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  22. Montana Thinker

    This woman is obviously deranged. No really, that wasn't nice. I am concerned, however, that she seems to be a dangerous woman. Dangerous to the average American woman, dangerous to the economy and to foreign relations.

    Soon after Palin's comments on Russia during her TV interview, a friend's mother, who lives in Venezuela, called to let him know that Russian fighters and the Russian Navy were coming to Venezuela. This was pretty much ignored in the media until today. I wonder if it is coincidence that Palin made a vague threat and then the Russian military moves very close.

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  23. Marie

    Bridge to where ever,seeing Russia from Alaska when all there is a piece of iceberg she was looking at and what about the pta mom who haven't been active since her oldest was in elementary,and we don't even want to begin the train of lies McCain and his campaign has told.BUT the biggest was the deception of Wall Street leading to people losing their JOBS AND HOMES.Woman give me a break and take McCain back to Alaska with you.This is another one of the republican tricks to get sympathy from the american people when it should be the american people you should offering comfort too this just shows how selfish you are

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  24. lisajenn blk/woman in America

    the most amazing thing is – although most politicians stretch truth, tell the same sad story over and over and offer some mantra that is a slogan stated over and over again. mccain and their group are full of lies. and sarah oh so silly sarah is the queen of stretch and downright deceit. i wish she could use just an ounce of the sense God gave a goat and stop playing the victim – before we make her pay for the exam, insist she pay for the walk across the bridge to "nowhere", chat it up with investigators of troopergate and tell us when she really, i mean really asked her girls if she should run for VP. her, claiming obama people are creating stories about her when she is doing it so wonderfully herself is as amazing as the people who buy that crap and are prepared to gamble their lives on road – lies built. whew!

    September 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  25. Pam

    I guess she would know a lie when she hears one.

    September 22, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
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