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. John

    Not just Sarah Palin is a Liar, McCain is a liar too, he lies straight in face of the American people and American workers. One among them is, he said he does not buy foreign made cars, but that's a lie.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  2. A. Pinto

    Lies !!! What is she talking about. She re-invented and took the definition of lies to another level.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  3. John ... We're Smarter Than You ...

    McCain lied this morning when he feigned knowledge of Carly Fiorina's firing and golden parachute from HP.

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

    McBush invented lies and deceptions. McShame is the only old trash that will look American in their face and lie to them. I wonder how many lies he has told Cindy when caught cheating.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. no fear

    I'm sorry, but this is laughable, considering the source. Me thinks Palin is one hypocritical pit bull.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  6. Jim in SC

    We need some more parties! The 2 party system is broken!

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  7. Mike D

    liar. whiner.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. Just Miss

    Welcome to the real world Sarah.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  9. Rob

    this from the women that can't tell the true about anything...put on your lipstick and go home .this from the party that wouldn't know the true if they fell on it .

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  10. SexyMe

    Sarah - come on... You lost your Mickey, Fickey mind, too.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  11. Steve/ Houston,TX

    Why are none of my comments being posted? What happened to freedom of speech?

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  12. Lie-a-day Failin' Palin & Inane McCain Ain't Ready for Primetime

    Just because everything she said at the convention was a lie and has been proven wrong is no reason to turn it on the other side. Typical self-righteous, moral indignation the Rethuglicans are so famous for.
    Is her hubby, Todd "on the down low" with a Eskimo boy?

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  13. Chaz

    Looks like all the libs are here to stroke each other's fur. All you have are insults and attacks. Your posts prove that libs are only out to demean and condescend if you don't agree with a lib view or ticket.

    I like Obama, too. He's a great speaker. Just not ready to lead our nation.

    September 22, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  14. Sarah.....and my last name isn't Palin!

    Some nerve! She is crazy...She needs her witch-hunter preacher to lay hands on her.

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  15. PK

    Palin needs to go back to Alaska and make eskimo pies. She is the queen of lie's and has proven it since the night she came out at the republican convention.

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  16. Raj

    Just Plain ridiculous joke.... Facts appearing as lies to her:
    (a) Who lied about Bridge to No-Where
    (b) Who first started Negative ads?
    (c) Who wanted Rape victims to pay for themselves?
    (d) Who changed 5-6 schools?
    (e) Who is escaping investigation into trooper case?

    And the questions go on and on and on .....

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  17. lulu

    There are stories flying all over the internet regarding Axelrod and astroturfing. Seems that a PR firm for Obama's camp has been caught spreading video lies about Palin on YouTube. As soon as they were caught, their website and all Palin videos were scrubbed from the internet. This happened Saturday evening.

    Axelrod is just as dirty as Obama...any presidential candidate telling people to "get in their faces" is asking for trouble. Bad enough people can't put McCain/Palin yard signs up, or put McCain bumper stickers on their cards without having their cars keyed, or people screaming "racists" to occupants of the cars.

    If these are the tactics Obama and his minions use, they deserve to have him lose..

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  18. Joe Green

    Because Obama has chosen to take the low road, he cannot take the high ground now and claim innocence.

    Yes, McCain has launched unfair attacks.

    But for Obama to say "Oh, Yea? Well he has 13 cars!" is equally as ridiculous and stupid.

    I am SOOO disappointed in both McCain and Obama. They should be made to go sit in the "naughty chair".

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  19. Leeahh

    As a Canadian I can only hope that America restores it place in the world by showing that they are not swallowing the blatant lies coming out of the Republican camp. Save yourself America and vote in real change. Obama/Biden 08

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  20. sine

    Give me a break Ms.Pitbull ......what was it that you said about hillary and how she shouldn't whine?

    How about you take your own advice? How about you stop telling lies? How about you cooperate with the investigation you previously said you were going to cooperate with?? How about you stop cramming about foreign policy and actually start answering question?

    If i were running for VP I would have know all the countries on the map by now if I were shielded as much as you have been the last 1month.

    Your an embarrasment to women and to americans. If you didn't blink when you were asked to be a potential president, you shouldn't blink when you make yourself available for questioning and interviews.

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  21. Joe Dallas/Fort Worth

    These accusations of lying always come about from both sides during presidential elections. I haven't heard either candidate lie about anything. I will say that the truth has been spun by both tickets. The thing that gets me, though, is when a candidate denies the truth, or claims that he/she misspoke.

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

    It's hard to attack an open, honest, innocent person. Unfortunately, Sarah Palin is none of the above so much of what has been said of her and the questions raised are on point. Couple this with her sudden refusal to cooperate with investigators and you see a person that puts herself above the law. After eight years of our current administration being less than open and honest, I just can't stand to see another politican try their brand of trickery. No to Palin and her lies.

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  23. Terry

    I thought McCain was taking public funds for his campaign..How is it she's still asking for private contributions?

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  24. Jewel

    What in the world is this lady talking about? I think she's bipolar.

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  25. ALLAN USA

    You Obama lovers don't have any idea why you love Obama. His no record, his friends REZKO,church, and other. He going to lose big time.

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
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