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. TerryL

    Palin has yet to tell a straight story, from the bridge to nowhere, to troopergate, to not really firing the executive chef to save the state money. I don't trust this woman as far as I can throw her.

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  2. Rob

    She's prepping for Oct.2 , when she's going to play the victim for all it's worth. The polls are clearly showing the Clinton Dems gravitating back to Obama, but as Schmidt has already shown, there is no ceiling on how sleazy a campaign can get!

    By the end of this, Palin will be crying on the stump about how unfair her life is. Some Vice President!

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  3. Chris, Antioch, CA

    I heard this morning she was saying that McCain was a reformer and deregulator his whole career in the Senate. That's a load of crap. The woman lies, lies, lies, and then turns around and projects her ugly truth on her opponents. This is Lee Atwater 101. Don't believe it. They're liars.

    Obama / Biden 08 and 12

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. ranganraj

    Give me a break. I don't have time to list all their lies... the bridge, the rape kits, WMDs, polar bears (they're fine, btw), global warming (also not a problem)...

    Sarah, we are not a nation of fools. That is the truth.

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Say It Loud ....

    OK ... so this tells me that repeated focus on your lies Mrs. Palin, must be hurting the GOP ticket.

    The McCain campaign has a standard MO ... much like any other criminal ... of trying to co-opt every effective move that the Obama team has. You guys are the biggest copycat's I've ever seen.

    I'm so glad that the labels of DISHONEST & DISHONORABLE are being attributed to the Republican ticket this year.

    Why don't you sit down in an interview with Katie Couric and clear up all these lies. I hear she's free tomorrow ... Tuesday, or Wednesday ... or Thursdday .... you pick.

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  6. Ken from Michigan

    OMG!, where the hell did this woman come from? Can she not hear herself talk. Lies, I believe she invented the concept! OMG, OMG, OH MY FREAKIN' GOD!!

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. Matt

    I get all the Obamabot emails because I'm a proud Obamabot. The Obamatron has not delivered any lying emails about Palin's family to my Obamabot account, nor has any of my programming contained lies. Moreover, it is hard to pour my kool-aid with lies clogging the spout of the pitcher. This Obamabot would humbly suggest that Palin's latest statements are shenanigans and just more of the "if Obama says it, so will we" tactic they are using in order to play to the Bradley Effect.

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. R.I.F.

    Are you kidding me? What the h are "Obama-Biden Democrats?" In other words you know Barack and Joe have not spread one lie about you so you are trying to make it seem like they are connected to the bloggers. I guess the "McCain-Palin Republicans" are racists since there is a ton of racists things out there from right wing bloggers about Obama.

    McCain-Palin makes Bush-Cheney look like saints.

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  9. Morgan

    Pot calling the kettle black.

    This from a woman that lies every day in her speeches about the plane being sold on ebay (FALSE), saying no to congress on the bridge (FALSE), not taking earmarks (FALSE), and not abusing power (PENDING CURRENT INVESTIGATION). Go to factcheck.org and you will see on the lies spelled out the Republicans are dishing out.

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. Obama is REAL Change

    NO that Pit bull with lip stick didn't say someone is LIEING on HER?....

    FAST CHECK…… pit bull, she knows that's what McCain hired....ops......picked her for, to LIE and cheat their way to the White House, while he stands behind her and SMILE with guilt...You may have FOOLED them in Alaska, but most of us ARE not FOOLS as she think.

    GO back to Alaska were they don't want you either.....................

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  11. IC2Trees

    John McCain, He’s are Man but if he won't Lie, Palin sure can!

    Liar Liar Palin on Fire

    Stop this Drama and just vote Obama

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  12. jimmy

    DEMS ARE TOO FAR OUT OF STEP WAY OUT ON A LIMB.
    NEXT DEMOCRATIC ATTACKS ON MCCAIN WILL BE THE IPOD,
    IPHONE,, BLACKBERRY, BLUEBERRY, MOTOROLA ETC.ETC.ETC.
    AMERICANS ARE NOT STUPID THAT THEY SHOULD BE SUBJECTED TO SUCH MUNDANE , IDIOTIC TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION ON THE CANDIDATES QUALIFICATIONS AND JUDGEMENT. IT BECOMES MORE CLEAR TO AMERICANS AS TO WHO IS BETTER QUALIFIED TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN TIMES OF GREAT ECONOMIC AND NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS. NATIONAL SECURITY , THE PROTECTION OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY AND ITS CITIZENS
    IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. . IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE TOP PRIORITY. AMERICA HAS OVERCOME THE WORST ECONOMIC PROBLEMS INCLUDING THE GREAT DEPRESSION.

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  13. Ex-mod-GOP for Obama

    Sarah Palin and Steve Schmidt are delusional - or good politicians. Unfortunately, it's probably a little of both.

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  14. Dexter

    This see you in tee is crazy.

    September 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  15. newz4i

    Amazing that the McCain/Plain ticket reared its head with so much lying ... and jumped ahead.

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  16. Christine El Paso

    LOL omg I can hear it now... *stomping feet* Johnie there not being fair! *sob sob* gee wiz what does this chick think this is a walk in the park... it's a national election, welcome Sarah! So not ready for what she's gotten into!

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  17. sneaky pete

    I still see people stating she has more experience than Obama bc hers is executive. But they repeatedly fail to mention that SHE ALSO HAS MORE EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE THAN MCCAIN AS WELL. Also, Bush had executive experience from one of the 3 largest states in the counrty (Texas), and hers is in one of the 10 smallest (I dont know exactly what number it is but i know the 660,000 alaskans is smaller than my hometown of San Jose!!!) and look what good that experience did preparing him. So stop saying she more qualified than Obama based on that fact, it just makes you look stupid.

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  18. Ryan

    The puppet does as the master commands, dance little puppet dance.

    McCain has already lost all his remaining honor, not its time to start on Palin's.

    The word is desperate, but its obviously all on the Republican's side. We have the economy going for us, Democrats don't have to lie. We just have to shine the light of truth onto your crap pile called Republican dignity.

    OBAMA the unstoppable '08!

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. TESAP;SAVANNAH, GA

    ???? Huh??????

    STOP WHINING GET TO THE ISSUES............

    AS I RECALL THE MCCAIN CAMP LIED ABOUT

    OBAMA SUPPORTING TEACHING PRE-K SEX
    RAISING TAKES
    TAKING MONEY FROM BIG OIL... WHEN THE MCCAIN CAMP RECEIVED MORE
    BEING AN ELITIST............ ??? AND MCCAIN HAS 13 CARS AND 9 HOMES WOW............
    OBAMA NOT TAKING A STAND ON THE FINANCIAL CRISIS...........

    ALL LIES.....PROVEN LIES....PALIN KEPT THE MONEY FOR THE BRIDGE TO NO WHERE.......... HER STATES DOESN'T PRODUCE AS MUCH ENERGY AS SHE HAS SAID IN THE PAST.......... MCCAIN DID SAY HE DOESN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE ECONOMY AND HAS SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH LOBBYISTS...............

    SARA COME ON NOW.............. LETS GET TO THE ISSUES........... NOT THE BS.............

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  20. Anderson Dallas Texas Obama 08

    You been lying the whole time you have been running for VP .. You lied and said that "You will cooperate with the investigation in the Troopergate Scandal ....Where's Molly Wooten ? Never see n her of heard from her the ex-wife of Mike Wooten

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  21. USAF Staff Sergeant

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    This is ridiculous.

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  22. David, Silver Spring, MD

    And this is the woman we want one heartbeat away from having her finger on the nuclear launch button?

    She sounds awfully paranoid to be put in a position of that much power. It's kind of scary when you think about it.

    President Palin: "Tonight I launched a full nuclear strike against all those nasty countries that were making fun of me! Now, they will desperately try to strike back, so this world may be destroyed. But I'm here to tell you there's another world waiti <<>>

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  23. rich

    I like when they come out with ads against Obama that are complete lies it is O.K. Then when Obama plays hard ball and fires back she and McCain (Bush44) can not take. Also I have never heard Obama/Binden say anything about her family. This is just another trick by the Republications to change the race from issues to personality. Nice try. I am an independent and I am voting for Obama.

    There is no way I will vote for "the fundamentals of our economy are strong," (McCain) or I can see Russia from Alaska (Palin).

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  24. Maggie VT

    If anyone lied, Sarah Palin did. Since the day she came on the scene, that was what she was about. LIES! I have not seen anything to indicate Obama has said one thing about her or her family. She needs to go back to Alaska.

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  25. teddy of orlando

    palin is an idiot

    September 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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