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. Vicki

    Goodness, these current Republicans are SOOOOO good at telling lies and bashing their opponents and then saying their opponents are doing it! Incredible! MORE LIES!

    OBAMA/BIDEN ALL THE WAY!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. Broad street buddy

    Hey Palin, we have facts that account for your lies. If you are going to accuse them of anything bring out the evidence! But you are probably still lying and do not have anything to back up your claim.

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. You kidding me?

    What a crock! Don't believe the hype!

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. j.williams, san diego

    No to the community organizer-No to inexperience-No to socialism-NO to OBAMA.

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. David Cox

    I agree, Gov. Palin will make a great vice-president. I thought cafferty got fired?

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. Ben - Portland, Or

    Hold up, Miss Bridge to Nowhere...

    "They're desperate to win and they’ll no doubt launch these attacks against other reformers on our ticket..." I think what you meant to say is "We're desperate to win and we’ll no doubt launch these attacks against other reformers on their ticket."

    It's the desperation that got you on the ticket to begin with, Gov. Palin... you're part of the most lie riddled party we've ever had.

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. Southerner For Obama

    SHE JUST TOLD ANOTHER LIE WHEN SHE SAID THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN WAS LYING ON HER AND MCFORGETFUL

    REGISTER TO VOTE AND GO OUT AND VOTE, THE RETHUGS WILL SAY ANYTHING AND DO ANYTHING TO WIN

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  8. RealK

    Everybody lies,why not me...oh, I sound like a pelican!

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. markymark22

    Obama has been all rhetoric and lies since the beginning... a new type of campaigning? no negativity? accepting public funding? btw, Bob: the Democrats control Congress: how about them sharing some blame? Their approval rating is half of the President's. Paul: it's not pathetic when the Democrats play the victim card?

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. Travis

    oh please, Palin is a pathological liar. Another example of how un-Christian she really is...

    September 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  11. Wal-Mart Mom

    CNN and its supporters keep ragging on Sarah Palin but she just keeps on smiling, drawing huge crowds (50,000 on Sunday), and moving ahead. I can see it eating up Keith Olbermann's insides. I can't wait to see Olbermannn's pain on election night.

    Sarah Palin 12 & 16'

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. Lovely in VA

    “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.”

    Technically, she's right. There has been attack after attack BECAUSE of lie after lie. But yes, we are 'attacking' and will continue to 'attack' until this damm thing is over. If 'attacking' is calling someone out on nothing but lies then what is the outright lie itself called? It's called 'I ain't got nothin' so let me try to rig this thing.'

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  13. BHO: Ignorance is Bliss

    Obama is spreading lies about his socialistic views,, ask him for the whole story... ask the hows and why... ask him about how he can be pro choice... only if your in line soon enough...

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  14. Don

    Oh PLEASE! Even Nixon told the truth more often than McCain and Palin. That screechy voice of hers is getting on my nerves.

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  15. FactCheck

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

    Was she looking in the mirror when she said this? Maybe she was standing on that Bridge to Nowhere.

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  16. Laura PA

    you said "no to that bridge to nowhere"...you said "i'm an open book" – can you say troopergate??? you brought a surplus – no you left wasilla in debt. shall i continue...mccain doesn't know how many homes he has, mccain doesn't know about fiorina's golden parachute, totally for deregulation until last week...the economy is fundamentally sound...& last but not least KEATING FIVE!!!!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  17. Abbey

    Wow, I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth...this is just ridiculous now...excuse me, the democrats are lying? Bridge to no where? The troppergate mess? The ebay plane? Look in the mirror ...McCain/Palin are the liars! AND NO ONE FROM THE OBAMA/BIDEN CAMPAIGN HAS TALKED ABOUT YOUR FAMILY!! LIARS!!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  18. nicole

    If Palin claims anything is "unfair" again I'm just going to puke. Nothing is "unfair" or "off limits" in my opinion when you're running for the highest office in the US - especially when you consider what's come from her own campaign!!

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  19. brad

    Please inform us. What are the lies you are being accused of. It would help greatly your case. Otherwise it is all talk.

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  20. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

    That has to be the most pathetic claim in presidential history. The most lying camaign in history has the nerve to say obama-biden are the liars. Numerous media outlets have called palin on her repeated lies and she has the nerve to call someone a liar. PLEASE, palin is a joke with no presidential credibilty. This coming from a person that goes on fox news for interviews because real journalists would eat her alive.

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  21. Mark

    I guess when she stops reading of the promter and having planned interviews and starts taking direct questions we will find out how fast she can make up new lies

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  22. Jude

    I think most "intelligent" americans can see through the humor of this "call". Again...i think they are "making stuff up". The biggest Liars are accusing the other side now...is this some sort of sic irony?

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  23. Jim in Raleigh

    And those lies are...? Could she even name one? Just name one! Come on, Sarah – just name one! You can't – you just cry, cry, cry about lies. Oh, by the way Sarah – sounds like whinning to me – didn't you take Hillary to task about that? Oops.

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  24. ilandking

    Did I miss something is Palin the one running for President or is it Mccain? Oh I forgot its the "Palin / Mccain" ticket. Everybody is talking about how she energized the base but its just sad that if wasnt for her Mccain would be dead in the water, yet she brings nothing to the table.
    Obama / Biden '08

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  25. Remus

    HAHAHAHA ....isn't THAT the pot calling the kettle black. And yes nice double meaning there (unintended).

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
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