September 22nd, 2008
06:00 PM ET
5 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. Gary B

    can she name them?

    September 22, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  2. atr

    How is it that the Republicans are fundraising? Didn't they opt into public financing which prohibits rundraising after the convention? Someone please explain.

    September 22, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  3. James Cunningham

    Sarah palin is a liar – CNN knows this, MSNBC knows this, FOX news knows this, and ther AMerican people are smart enough to know this.

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

    Isn't it kind of hillarious that McCain-Palin always play "follow the leader"? Obama-Biden said "Change"...so they followed..next it was "economy is pathetic"...now "they are lying"....common were's the originality...where's the do something new?

    September 22, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. voter

    Sure. Continue to lie Palin. There are more lies coming from your mouth regarding your record that we need a website dedicated to all of your lies. Stop the b.s. and projection. People are seeing through your lies.

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  6. EBJ

    Leave Sarah alone, just leave her alone..sniff...sniff!! She doesn't know any better.

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. Michael

    "Thanks but no thanks." Need I say more?

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  8. Joseph in Dallas, TX

    $1 trillion Iraq War + $700 billion Wall Street bailout + $80 billion Iraq treasury surplus …..CAN WE PLEASE ELECT THE SMART GUY THIS TIME AROUND….MCDODIE BIRD GRADUATED 894 OUT OF 899!!!

    HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW THAT THE ECONOMY IS BAD!!!

    Heck, it took her 6 years to get a Bachelor's degree in Journalism!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  9. Sally from Cali

    It's the public. The Obama campaign does not have to say negative things about Palin.

    Most of her misery is self inflicted. She has so much excess baggage.

    It's the American people who are vetting her and they don't like what they see.

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  10. ray canada

    ......and the sweater continues to unravel.

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  11. Steve

    Can you offer specifics on these lies, Gov. Palin?

    No? Why am I not surprised?

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  12. miguel

    Well, boo boo hoo little Sarah No Brains. You and McCain are finished. You and the Republicans can’t sleaze you way out of this one. The economy is in a tail spin and the American voter knows who to blame: the Republican ethic of greed, corruption, and deregulation of your rich buddies on Wall Street.

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  13. Kelley

    You should talk Sarah....quit lying yourself.

    liar, liar, pants on fire.

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. Miller

    So, what lies is are you talking about, Mrs Palin? As usual, this ticket just talks in generalities...no examples or substance....they are spreading lies about you and your family? Please, give me one example.....just one. As far as lying about McCain, that's an even bigger joke...the guy has so many things that you can attack, that there's no reason to make anything up! We are getting more of the same, all around from these guys...fake outrage and bs!! Enjoy this winter back in Wasilla, Mrs Palin......

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  15. Lucy in Chicago

    She is as delusional as John McCain. I sincerely hope she isn't serious. I am an avid reader and watch the news whenever I can; however, I have no idea what she is talking about.

    If she can't take the heat she needs to pack up and go back home! Unbelievable!

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  16. DEEP

    BABY THAT'S ALL YOU ARE CAPABLE OF DOING,BLAME DEMS FOR ALL YOUR FAULTS,KEEP IT UP!!!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  17. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    She needs to take a long walk off a short bridge. She can spew lie after lie, but nobody better call her on it. No need for anyone to lie about her.......the truth is strange enough and will sink her boat for sure.

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  18. Harvey in Va

    Hillary not on the ticket...Huge, BIG mistale....McCain/Palin will score the touchdown...

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  19. CTM

    Plain, you are a joke.

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  20. Kitten for Obama

    She is losing it. Obama said in the very beginning family was off limit, or has she forgot. This is so awful, she is pretty desperate. How sad this is that she is trying to manipulate people the same way she did in Alaska. THINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  21. Even Steven

    I can't wait to send her back to Alaska on Nov. 4th

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  22. PA for Obama

    She is talking about the man who instead of attacking her pregnant daughter said that families were off limits??? She is disgusting!

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  23. Independant - Dallas, TX

    And the vast network of right wing propoganda radio stations run with Saint Sarah's accusation and before long, truth has been turned 180 degrees and it is the Democrats who are the liars.

    This Right are not only breaking this country economically, they are poisoning the truth. God is watching and he is keeping score. A lot of Republican mouthpieces may get a different answer than expected when they finally reach the Pearly Gates.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  24. George

    I'd like to hear what lies she thinks they are saying, and exactly how many reformers she thinks are allowed to be on the Republican presidential ticket.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  25. anne

    Next she will say Obama charged the women of Alaska for their own rape kits. Cause no one will think that's a LIE.

    Does the lying ever get to a point where the American people can sue her for false information/attempted mind murder?

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
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