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. Independent-Minded American

    What a crock!
    My fellow Americans, please don't fall for this rubbish!!!
    Any objective observer like myself can testify that it's been the Republicans (as usual) who have been spreading lies and garbage about Obama...

    You're not getting a dime from me, liar, unless of course you're using it to build a bridge to the moon!

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  2. rick

    home home back to alaska!!! you and mcccccccccc are the biggest liars on this planet

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Obama/Biden 100%

    I KNOW SHE DIDN'T!!!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. Linguist

    "Governor Sarah Palin accused “Obama-Biden Democrats,” of launching a series of unfair attacks against she and her family in a fundraising email sent to supporters Monday..."

    I put little stick in Governor Palin's attacking anyone. She's a standard issue politician.

    But can I really put stock in a CNN journalist who writes "against she"?

    Wow.

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  5. Sue/PA

    POW Card...Victim Card..Race Card...Sexisim Card, MSM Slander Card.... and on and on and on.....

    The only ones lieing are McCain and Palin...........THEY ARE A DISGRACE!!!!!

    Palin get over yourself.

    McCain is a copy cat..no original solutions

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  6. Palin has more experience than Obama

    Scott in Atlanta September 22nd, 2008 3:53 pm ET

    This is a joke right…LOL

    Lipstick on a pot or a kettle. You choose. Ooops! Was that sexist?

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    No but if said to Obama people will use the race card and say it is racist.

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  7. Josh

    You got to be kidding me. Do people really believe anything her or her lying running mate have to say anymore?

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. Ghost

    Those poor victims LMAO give me a break

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. Zonker

    I think SNL hit it on the head last week with the skit of McCain and his radio ads.

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. Unimpressed

    Yawwwnn....every politician lies, it's just a matter of who does it better.

    Just another example of the pot calling the kettle black.

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  11. jfs Memhis, Tn

    You have to know the TRUTH before you can accuse some one of spreading LIES. With all do respect ..I do not feel confident enough in PALIN to have the knowledge of Economics or World Affairs to be in an OFFENSIVE POSITON. She needs some real EXECUTIVE experience and WORLDLINESS and a REAL EDUCATION with a degree in hard things like Economics, Law, Business, or EVEN and MBA in SOMETHING !!! My liitle brother is more qualified than she and he got a degree in Physical Education....at hard School ...UCLA.

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  12. AC, NC

    Is she serious? Tell her thanks but no thanks.
    Obama/Biden 08

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  13. Tennisguypitt

    You would know a lot about lying, wouldn't you?

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  14. Arkay, MI

    Palin is accusing Obama campaign of lying? About what? No specifics.

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  15. Palin has more experience than Obama

    Paul from NYC September 22nd, 2008 3:53 pm ET

    It's pathetic when the republicans play the victim card.

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    Not as bad as Obama playing the race card.

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  16. Kristina, Seattle

    Is she insane?! (Wait, I already know the answer to that one). This woman has BUILT A CAREER out of lies and secrecy. What a hypocrit.

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  17. Republican tired of republicans

    OMG!! C'mon Republicans take one for the team"America" and vote Obama/Biden. As a proud Republican we can't allow anymore corrupt liars in the White House. If it was just McCain I would say go for it(maybe), but this woman is a wacko and a danger to conservative and liberal alike. Maybe in 4 years we can get a good republican like Mike Huckabee in the white house.

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  18. Michael in Houston

    Wow I can't believe she is still trying to play the victim card. Uh, Govener Palin, the reason why Obama has a huge war chest is because there are more people who love him and hate you, more people + more donors = more money. Got it. Now shut your piehole Paliar and quit charging people for things that should be free.

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  19. Chuck

    Lies? Bridge to Nowhere? Earmarks? Obama's tax proposal. (He's isn't raising them though Palin says he will.) Troopergate? Budget increases in Alaska? Trip to Iraq?

    No doubt some bloggers spread lies on both sides. That's the internet for you....

    Obama isn't telling lies about Palin, but she is lying about many issues.

    September 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  20. RC

    OMG. She and J. McCain are the liers. ROFL

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  21. Ex-Republican for Obama

    Put an end to them by coughing up the evidence, and honoring the subpoena...or STFU you criminal with apparently a long list of crimes to hide.

    Obama/Biden: The true patriots, integrity, honesty and leaders

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  22. IWASP!-Intelligent Woman Against Sarah Palin

    Why won't you cooperate with the investigation that you said you would on national tv to Charles Gibson?
    Why did you say you was against the Bridge when we saw out of your own lips you were?
    Why did you charge rape victims for rape kits?
    Why did you cut funding for special ed?
    There is nothing christian about you lady and you are a disgrace! How you look yourself in the mirror is beyond me.
    mccain/palin = pathological liars!

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  23. Barbara

    What lies are she talking about? She's lying right now. This lady is awful!!

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  24. Palin has more experience than Obama

    Bob Indianapolis, IN September 22nd, 2008 3:53 pm ET

    Your party is responsible for destroying the US economy! SPIN THAT!

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    Dems controled congress for 6 years. SPIN THAT!!!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  25. Lee

    Governor Palin - Did you return the earmarked money from the bridge to nowhere project when you said "thanks, but not thanks?" Or, did you and your state keep it?

    Lying is a game the Republicans are good at as well.

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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