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. Not4MoreYears

    What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

    If you can't take the heat, then lie some more.

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  2. Palin has more experience than Obama

    The lies are due to Obama be very worried. Palin has more experience than Obama. He was Sen. Obama for only 150 days before he started running for the white house. It makes me laugh when libs bring up that Palin has little experience when Obama has NONE! LOL

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. Greg, NY

    Is she out of her mind? Both sides are lying, but one side is blatantly lying a lot more than the other and that would be McCain/Palin.

    Not to mention that it doesn't say anywhere in there what lies she is talking about. It's just a false and hypocritical claim.

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  4. Catherine

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Susan

    Why is there so much 'rude attacks', instead of 'what can be done for our country'.

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. RIN

    palin came out the gate spreading lies... please sit down palin you are only embarrsing yourself!

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. bruja

    She is kidding, right?

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. use your head

    So what does call the comments her party makes? Truth

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  9. Betty

    How can the McCain campaign, with a straight face, accuse the Obama campaign of lying. McCain/Palin have set a new low in untruths in campaigns.

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  10. rag

    who's whining now?

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  11. Baze

    Now she's whining. I guess we want whiners in office huh?

    ONE NATION

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  12. LS

    Palin needs to look in the mirrow and open her big trap and say AWHH – that is where she will find all the LIES coming from.

    The nerve of this dog woman – talk about bad – Palin's got a piece of McCain's cake, that's for sure.

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  13. Latina for Obama (nj)

    this has to be a joke!!

    please! tell me is a joke!! the nerve!!!!!!

    YES WE CAN!!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  14. LB

    She should talk about lies, she tells them everyday to the American people. Maybe she needs to ask her husband to start threatening people if they don't promise to be nice to her. She is such a loser.

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  15. sa

    what, the mccain ad campaign is based on lies.

    September 22, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  16. Mike Bulmer

    DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO!

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  17. Independent

    I think you are confused, Palin. You are the confirmed lying, no question answering, troopergate dodging one.

    This is funny!

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  18. Misha

    what are you talking about Palin? the Neo cons got your back. Right from the time Wolfowitz entered the regean regime.Neocons are the fat cats.They control america..and they will finance you. you have nothing to worry about.

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  19. joey from nc

    ahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahahahah

    Sarah palin ahahahhahaha acussing hahahahhaha SOMEONE ELSE AHHAHAHAHAH of LYING HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  20. yo

    SEND THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE MONEY BACK SARAH!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  21. McCain Bill1991

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL oh my God, this is the funniest thing i have read on CNN. SNL does not need Tina Faye, Palin is the real comic. all of their LIES, their arrogance, their stupidity...they want to blame Obama?that is rich. Palin is under investigation, McCain has not voted since April. May be for the sake of late night talk shows these two should be in office

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  22. TONY

    pathetic and sad!

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  23. cmb

    I was wondering if Mrs McCain could give me the dress she wore at the convention so I can sell it and pay off my house, my car and all of my credit cards; and my daughter's house and all her credits cards, too; I will return the $50, 000 that is left over.

    Thank you

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  24. James L

    Gee. ... I guess the lies they are telling don't count.

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  25. Brenan

    "Other reformers on the ticket"?! How many other reformers are there on this ticket? I guess if you say something over and over long enough you start to actually believe it. Subject verb mavericks. Subject verb reformers. Blah blah blah.

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
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