October 29th, 2009
05:30 PM ET
5 years ago

DNC asks supporters to take on Palin's 'lies'

The Democratic National Committee is taking fresh aim at Sarah Palin.
The Democratic National Committee is taking fresh aim at Sarah Palin.

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is taking fresh aim at Sarah Palin, encouraging supporters to attack the former Alaska governor on Facebook in order to "debunk her lies."

In an e-mail to supporters, and on a new Web site, the DNC asks supporters to call out Palin when she uses Facebook to transmit what the committee says are falsehoods.

"The more we push back with the truth, the more Sarah Palin and others like her will have to think twice before they promote lies, and the less they'll be able to derail progress," DNC executive director Jen O'Malley Dillon wrote in the e-email.

Palin is the latest high-profile Republican to be targeted by the DNC in a campaign they've labeled "call 'em out." Other Republicans in the DNC's cross-hairs have included House Minority Leader John Boehner, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.


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soundoff (225 Responses)
  1. Bananarama Victim II: Electric Boogaloo

    Please remember, she abandoned her post as Governer, her only "qualification" short of Miss Alaska...

    October 29, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. Penny

    They're picking on the wrong girl – she can take more heat than the entire Democratic pary combined!

    October 29, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  3. Expat American

    Palin supporters are reduced to catchy yet childish one-liners to defend their queen. First and foremost, she'll never be President. This being said, now for a fleeting moment, let’s turn it around. Let’s create an opposite scenario.

    Imagine a politician who claimed that a ‘Real America’ did not include the republican conservative uneducated poor white trash? Imagine a politician who called these ‘Country First Patriots’ the enemy, and not ‘one of us’? You see, in the United States, even the republican conservative uneducated poor white trash are considered Americans; even if the opposite, according to Palin are not.

    October 29, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. Rosebud

    Keep the focus on FOX, Keep the focus on Palin. Neocons are then so busy defending their idol worship... that the turtle crosses the finish line and the hare is lost in the dust. You're such a gullible bunch... getting played like an old violin and it sounds like music.

    October 29, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  5. Bonnie in Seattle

    I also wish Snopes and the DNC would fact check all the crap that comes out of Glenn Beck's and Rush Limbaugh's mouths!

    October 29, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  6. Barbara Independent in NY

    Don't waste time and energy calling this person out. For some unexplained reason lying seems to be spouted easily by a huge segment of those with conservative views. They seem to think that because they say it, it must be true and the rest of us will believe them. I don't think that Palin is capable of recognizing or speaking the truth(or even a coherent sentence for that matter). The Right knows that she lies and they don't care.

    October 29, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. lasvegasrose

    Alright, it's about time!! Man the battle stations; always did like a good fight. Show these hypocritical religious types for what they are, money grubbing bigots like Ensign and Gibbons here in NV.

    October 29, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  8. No More Incumbents

    That's it Obama, make her read from the teleprompter.......

    October 29, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain

    The GOP has devolved into the whiny, self-cenetered, self-righteous, lying clique we all detested in high school.

    Palin and her pals never take responsibility, shoot off their mouths and gloat about how "rogue" they are, when in fact, they're intellectual lightweights who not only can't remember what newspapers they read, they can't handle any real stress in their lives. (How else do you explain her quitting in the middle of her term as governor?)

    What an accomplishment for the party of Lincoln! So pathetic!

    October 29, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  10. david, CA

    To characterize the act of challenging falsehoods as "attacking" as CNN does in this story misses the mark. The "attack" is coming from those who spread the lies. Those attempting to debunk lies would be "defending" the truth. Not attacking.

    October 29, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain

    Sarah Palin and her followers are the biggest argument I’ve ever seen for studying hard and going to college. The more educated you are, the more easily you can see through Palin's (and Beck's and Hannity's and Limbaugh's and O'Reilly's ...) lies.

    October 29, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. DP

    What about the biggest lie from Obama? I thought I could keep my current health plan. This bill specifically legislates that my plan will have to change to meet standards set by the government. The only thing I get to keep is the company offering the plan.

    October 29, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  13. beth

    I tried to contribute, but was too late....she's so FUNNY....I really hope she keeps talking, it's better than any sitcom.

    October 29, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  14. Suzan

    Palin calls Levi Johnsons latest remarks about her calling her baby son as "the Retarded one in the family" Palin calls his remarks as "ATTENTION GETTING LIES" well if that isn't the pot calliing the kettle black........Look at the Death Panel lies she has told, the Palling around with terrorist lies, and so many others.........weren't they LIES TO GET ATTENTION.........she is such a loser..........

    October 29, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  15. GI Joe

    Some of you people are idiots.

    The Administration is NOT the DNC and the DNC is NOT the Administration.

    I think I understand the problem now. This new GOP is populated by people that have IQs as low as Palin's.

    October 29, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Okay, Okay, Okay I'm ecstatic, I really am!!! This type of response from the Democrats has been soooo long overdue. The Democrats used the truth against Palin/McCain to win the presidential election. The truth worked then, and it will work now. It is the most powerful tool against any opponent. Especially people like Palin who insist on treating the important business of running a country as if tshe were competing in some two-bit, transient, inconsequential beauty pageant.

    Welcome to the real world Sarah, your free ride is almost over.

    October 29, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  17. fred

    Make it stop !!!

    October 29, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  18. lasvegasrose

    Palin, Beck, and Rush, etc. don't worship at the altar of God; they worship at the altar of the almighty dollar. False idols, false preachers, leading their flocks astray. They are the TRUE anti-Christs coming in His name saying, "follow me and all your troubles will be over, don't listen to Obama and the Dem's. You don't have to worry, elect US next time and everyone will be working, lower taxes, blah, blah, blah." FALSE PROPHETS. hahahah

    October 29, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  19. Jen

    I think one reason why so many do not like Palin and want to call her out on her lies and not someone elses.. is..

    She makes herself out to be "better" than everyone. She wants to "preach" to everyone. She wants to call Johnston out on what he is doing.. she wants to call our her Brother in law and get him fired because of that. She is out there proclaiming from the rooftops on how CHRISTIAN she is. How Down home and common she is.

    But all she does is LIE. All she does is do the same things she accuses many others of doing. She is not Common! I wouldnt try and get a family member fired just because of a personal conflict. She cant accuse Johnston of anything she is also Guilty of doing herself.

    That is why she is disliked so.. She put herself out there as a Higher than Thou person.. yet she is not a very good example and that is putting it nicely of a person to hold that type of title.

    October 29, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  20. Bill, Bloominton IL

    The ineffective DNC wants its followers to do its work. What a surprise. Not really. Just read the haters on this blog to find out which party is the problem. Democrats are the party of hate.

    October 29, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  21. Pittsburgh

    *****************And who is to debunk the lies of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Dunn, ACORN, MSNBC, Biden, Emanuel, Jones, Axelrod and Jarrett?????? Why do they keep saying that those who are opposed to THEIR VERSION of healthcare reform are against reform altogether? And why do they keep saying that the opposition has offered no alternatives????**********************Factcheck.org and Politifact.com broke down the pundits the other night, and the only one that went on and retracted her statement was Rachel Maddow. And they are non-partisan, so they'll call out people on both sides of the aisle. Oh, and PLEASE show me the Republican's health care bill, PLEASE!!! I'd love to see it! Oh wait, you can't, because they don't have one...

    October 29, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  22. Garrett

    Opinions are opinions, Palin gives her opinions. I haven't seen her lie. She is fighting more taxes, more government involvement in our lives and our healthcare. She isn't perfect but I appreciate her efforts. We don't need more government. Government does not solve all of our problems.

    October 29, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  23. JR

    I'm surprised Palin has the time to post lies on Facebook, she spends so much of her day mud wrestling with Levi Johnson these days.

    October 29, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  24. Amazing

    Are they going to get Liar boy Levi to sell them some lies..........as soon as he puts his clothes back on after the Playboy shoot? DNC doesn't care about facts, they only want lies.

    October 29, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  25. unshrub

    Palin and her followers don't care about the truth. They think it's cute to lie about liberals.

    October 29, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
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