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. Emma

    You lie everytime you open your mouth! Go back to Alaska Palin!

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. Tiaunia, Dallas

    Simply appalling...attacked your family?

    When Palin? You were called out on your lies? ONLY You!
    OBAMA/BIDEN do not stoop low to even dare attack someone's family.

    Get a grip. You Republicans are freakin' hilarious...

    Just shut up! Go find YOUR Bridge to nowhere and crawl under it!!!

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

    Pot meet kettle!

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

    Is she talking about the campaign that she is a part of? Maybe she is confusing her talking points.

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

    You can tell how dumb a candidate thinks their supporters are by the things they say in these mailings. And Sarah Palin thinks her supporters are STUPID!

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  6. Vince - California

    Oh I see, when the repugs lie its okay, it's just their way of avoiding the truth ..... go back to Alaska and look at Russia from your deck.

    September 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  7. lolo in nc

    she's just palin i mean plain stupid , as is Johnny Mac

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

    GO PALIN LIE. You learn so quick

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  9. Grace Needed

    Hey, did she go into detail about what specific lies she is referring to? As far as I know, there has NOT been one lie propagated from the Obama/Biden camp, but lies aplenty from the McCain/Palin one. The next time she makes a statement like this, someone be sure and ask her what lie she is referring to? Heck, I'll go to their website right now and ask!

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. Shawn spencer

    I have 2 new bumper stickers here they are:

    Don't vote your conscience. Vote McCain instead.

    The other one is a McCain/Palin bumper sticker that I wrote "Unfit" over McCain's name and "Unqualified" over Palin's.

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  11. FemaleDemDisgustedbyMcPalin

    She needs to find another verb to use! Enough with the reform that she HASN'T done! No one is lying on her! She can't handle the truth! Time to put Mooselini to rest!

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  12. Sean

    Wow, all I can say is WOW. What is she trying to say..that it is ok to spread lies about her opponents religion, faith, upbringing, entire career but when someone questions her or her opponents character its not right? Get a life Palin

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. Napoleon Complex

    We're witnessing the complete meltdown of the McCain campaign. Sad and pathetic.

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  14. RC

    And if she and McCain cant handle a interview with a news person then they are in no shape to handle talks with Rusians. Whimpy. Just whimpy.

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  15. Obama #1

    Why are you fighting an investigation that began before the VP nod. Better yet, why is MSM allowing her to just spout off without having to answer real questions?

    The republicans are pure evil for this fraud they are perpetrating with this person. Americans don't need to know their leaders until AFTER the election.

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  16. Matt

    ARE YOU JOKING!?!?!?! This from the mouth of the person most often proven to be lying over the past two weeks? The campaign that has built itself entirely on lies?

    These people are disgusting. Plain and simple. Absolutley 100% disgusting.

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  17. Gregory

    You guys need to get a grip...no wonder Obama is doing as well as he is and has; you miss the forest for the trees. That "victim card" just doesn't play as well as those that invented it Paul, I agree.

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. David, Silver Spring, MD

    What's she talking about now? For a governor, she sure makes some off the wall claims. Now it's the "Obama-Biden Democrats" that are out to get her, eh?

    What's an Obama-Biden Democrat, anyway? Anyone who disagrees with her?

    I think maybe she stayed a little too long in the tanning bed.

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  19. John Kaleto

    Lying is, after all, what democrats do best.

    Egad, what hypocrites they are!

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  20. HarrisCo

    Lies? McCain and Palin can't go a day without lying, distorting, or misleading the voters about their record, their intentions, or their opponents. Sarah Palin won't even sit down for an interview so people can ask her directly about all the inconsistencies in her speeches versus her actual record.

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  21. Irma in North Carolina

    Sarah, you dont have any thing to talk about when you are out stumpin, you have to read every thing of of your telepromter, what Carl Rove has told you to say. Everything by you is a task from God. Well Sarah God will perform a very big task, and that is to take you and John out of this election. Then no one in america wont have fear you and John any more.

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  22. Sarah

    I was excited about you but no more...I thouhgt a woman like you will help other women in their batlle against discremination and inequality. However, I was wrong and you are bringing shame on women movement

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  23. Nancy

    hahaha! When u look at the mirror think of this word, LIAR!

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  24. nick

    what lies?

    specifics?

    I thought so!

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  25. bruno nana

    I am surpise when hearing Palin accusing Sen Obama.
    look at you Palin.who started this?suddenly you can`t take it anymore?
    are you scare?
    please get use to it and move on.I can`t wait to see the debate betweem Joe Biden and you..
    Obama/Biden 2008

    September 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
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