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. Sian

    That's fresh. Someone who tells lies on herself accusing another of lying on her. If she can't keep her facts straight how does she expect her opponent to.

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. Gia in Los Angeles, CA

    Ha!! Look who's talkin'!!! Well, the Republicans strategy this season has always been to turn it around and blame everything on Obama, fake outrage, cause distration, and tell more and more lies themselves.

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

    Women for change......that was awesome!!!!

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

    CNN, why arent you reporting on the BIGGEST rally in Alaskan history against Palin. 1,400 woman protesters came out, in Anchorage, protest against her with signs like, "I voted for her once; Never again."

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

    When lying alone doesn't work, point fingers and say the other side is lying. Nice tactic. Hopefully this country is smarter that it was four years ago though.

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

    This woman is unreal. Even Karl Rove said the McCain/Palin campaign ads were telling lies about Barack Obama.

    September 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  7. Ol' Lefty

    Liar, liar, pit bull on fire.

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

    Those Liberal monsters! They just won't stop attacking poor, defenseless John McCain or sweet little Sarah Palin. They didn't do anything to anyone! Those baby-eating, hobo-beating Left-wingers would probably even parade poor baby Trig Palin around in front of news cameras to show off his disability like he's some kind of sideshow freak.

    Barack Obama stop your Liberal onslaught and your blatant ageism and sexism whenever you criticize your opponents. Why must you constantly drag John McCain's campaign down into the muck, when all he and other respectable men like Rudy Giuliani have been so respectful of your career and your food-stamp, ivy-league elitism? Can't a gentle old man drive 12 cars to his 9 houses in peace any more? Can't a hockey-mom be VP without sexists questioning her qualifications?

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. Joyce memphis, tn

    whatever sarah..
    go take a walk on your bridge to nowhere

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. SCM DC

    And this coming from the people whose whole campaign is based on lies?? Unbelievable!

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  11. Michael Birmingham Al.

    Hello pot, this is kettle

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  12. ChicagoJosh

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

    Yeah, please stop them before they uncover all the lobbyist working for us. Stop them before they uncover all the corruption and kickbacks I've been supporting. And please, oh please, stop them before this shameful truth spreads so that even Fox News and Karl Rove won't be a microphone for our lies.

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  13. Luke

    Oh please. This is absolutely ridiculous. She deserves to be torn to shreds. But Obama and Biden have had the utmost respect for her and told people to back off her family. I can't wait till the press really gets to dig into her...

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  14. Allison/PA

    Sarah is woman who does not think for herself. Everything she says is fed to her by their campaign. This woman does not have a moral bone in her body. She has no clue. She has lied so much that she is under the belief that her lies are truth. GIVE US A BREAK.

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  15. FLewis

    I can't stand this women. She makes me sick!

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  16. jAYjAY

    Sarah says "nice hat hamid.....who's the designer?"

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  17. OBAMA 2008

    oh my goodness!!! Did she really say that with a straight face??? Man she is good! That just shows she is running out of things to talk about! The Lipstick hockey mom was getting old along with the bridge to no Where, the plane on ebay, oh and this one.... I have traveled to Iraq!, WAIT...... no I meant to say I can see Russia from my house!! LOL! This women is unreal! MCSHAME IS TEACHING HER HOW TO LIE VERY WELL!!

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  18. onelove

    Sarah, I forgott to add that you should at least keep up with factcheck.org. Factcheck is keeping us update on all the lies you and McCain are telling. I think this cry is about needing money for more smear ads. Sen. Obama is out raising and out spending you on ads. Just read this fact in the Los Angeles Times.

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  19. Pathetic Palin

    I am not going to pay for the lipstick. I am not buying a pig either.

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  20. Waya

    Have to laugh. This woman is involved in all sorts of illegal activities and she accuses Obama of lies? When Sarah and Todd agree to face the investigators in Alaska, and answer questions about their "iffy" activities, THEN I will take her seriously. Until then, she is the worst liar of all.

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  21. conny

    Today is really not good DAY for me to be reading and typing because this is really a SHAME! iAM glad that Pafalin is pointing her because, if she is not careful her thumb may choke her LIAR

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

    Bob Indianapolis, IN...

    As of two years ago the Dems took control of the house and senate....about two years ago our economy went down the drain.... Makes ya wonder?

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  23. Tired of the Lies

    Got one word for you, Palin: factcheck.org.

    Compare what Obama says to what McCain says.

    'Nuff said.

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  24. ednadavid

    How does having more money in one's campaign stop anyone from spreading lies?? does not sound like good logic to me – but when it comes to Ms. Palin – logic goes out the window. At this stage of the game – I do not believe that any amount of spin will change the pain that the American public feels from the fall out wreaked on them by the republican party. So there Ms. Palin – try putting a spin on the real grief and global shame that Americans are feeling today!

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  25. Stephan

    What was lie anyway??

    September 22, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
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