November 20th, 2009
04:24 PM ET
5 years ago

OFA fundraising off Palin book tour

OFA fundraising off Palin book tour.
OFA fundraising off Palin book tour.

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Party's fundraising off of Sarah Palin's "dangerous" book tour.

"Right now, Sarah Palin is on a highly publicized, nationwide book tour, attacking President Obama and his plan for health reform at every turn," wrote Organizing for America director Mitch Stewart in a message sent to supporters Friday.

"It's dangerous. Remember, this is the person who coined the term 'Death Panels' - and opened the flood gates for months of false attacks by special interests and partisan extremists. Whatever lie comes next will be widely covered by the media, then constantly echoed by right-wing attack groups and others who are trying to defeat reform.

The group, the president's political arm at the Democratic National Committee, set a goal of raising $500,000 over the next week "to help push back against Sarah Palin and her allies." OFA said the contributions will be used to respond to those attacks via ads, events, and phone banking congressional offices.


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soundoff (318 Responses)
  1. Jake

    and lets not forget "palling around with terrorists"

    this woman is a nightmare! we thought George Bush, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney were a dangerous bunch?

    November 20, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  2. MikeH

    That's a dumb idea, it lends credibility to this psychologically-troubled women.

    Let her rave so that all may see that she is unhinged. People will donate for that reason alone.

    November 20, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  3. JM

    Oh please. Scared a little Obama?

    November 20, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Ron L

    I just don't understand this fascination with this "EXTREMELY AVERAGE " woman!! Is the Republican party at such a deficit that Ms. Palin is the best they have to offer?? I hope not. This is nothing personal but she is a quitter, whiner, and a liar. The fact that she always seems to blame SOMEONE ELSE for all her shortcomings SHOWS SHE IS NOT LEADERSHIP MATERIAL!!!
    It's really amazing that there are people who believe her. I really just wish some other intellgent, attractive, pro-life, woman would come to the forefront. Sarah Palin is a waste of our time and will never be more than what she currently is....ALL MOUTH...NO ACTION.

    November 20, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. Drone Pilot

    This is a ruse, everybody knows that Ron paul is the leader of the new Republican Party. Don't believe the hype.....

    November 20, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. Steve (the real one)

    "dangerous"? Any chance the OFA can be a bit more overly dramatic?

    November 20, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I love OFA. Her book is a dud. She didn't even write it.

    November 20, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. T'SAH from Virginia

    I love it!!! SARAH the PA'IN is jeopardizing her own party and don't even know it... She is POISON and at the same time, an ANTIDOTE!!!

    Someone is going to SLAP her!! In one of her little meetings in those small pockets of America someone is going to be in the WRONG place at the RIGHT time. They are going to CALL HER OUT and she is going to CRY!! I "BETCH by Golly WOW her ASH can't even fight!!!

    I don't get it!!! She LIES constantly – forget her lies – and CONTINUE to LIE!!! DOES SHE REALIZE SHE IS LYING. She might be SICK!!

    November 20, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  9. Brett

    Haha and again the liberals are so worried about her?!! They are so obsessed with her!! Never seen anything like it.

    November 20, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  10. Skee

    It's about time someone does something to stop this pathetic self serving woman......

    Healthcare Reform is a serious matter, it shouldn't be used as a tactic by people like Sarah Palin, at the sametime you want to be careful not to Legitamize this very polarizing person....

    I'm sure John McCain is seeing a NIGHTMARE unfold right before his eyes, but the thing is, he'll NEVER admit to giving birth and a platform to this dispicable person that has become Sarah Palin.....

    It seems this pathetic woman has a growing un-educated shallow minded following, just look at the people waiting to greet her in Michigan, all white, and I'm sure mostly un-employed.........

    Shame on any serious public figure that plays into Sarahs hand, and gives her a platform.....(Oprah Winfrey to name a few)....!

    November 20, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. me

    Don't worry, she'll go the way of Blagojevich if everybody would just ignore her. What happened to him after being splattered all of the papers, talk shows, rag mags, news reports, web sites, book deals, reality shows, governorship, aerial stunts, Mad Magazine...oh, sorry, that was Alfred E. Newman.

    November 20, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  12. CBR

    If the media and the political parties would look for ways to solve the health care crisis then Sarah Palin would be irrelevant. She holds no political office and is not in Congress.

    If the Republicans and Joe Lieberman would give up their health care or pay more to help reduce costs to Americans I might have some interest in what they say. The portion paid by the "employer" comes from our taxes. Funny they don't talk about that.

    As long as those who could most afford insurance abuse the system the rest of us will pay. Sooner or later all costs are passed on to the consumer.

    If you use the hospital emergency room for care because you do not have health insurance, others eventually pay for that as well. By having a program that everyone can buy into we will save money in the end. I have a hard time understanding why folks who are only making minimum wage should be denied the right to health care. Those of us on medicare have a public option. We are at the mercy of the health care providers for health care and prescriptions. Wellness care is not a part of medicare.

    Perhaps Sarah and her friends can answer that question.

    November 20, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  13. Marie in California

    Yaaay! Go Sarah!

    November 20, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  14. kate

    Who believes Sarah Palin?????All she does is down whatever President Obama does. She never has a solution just lies, lies, and more lies. I wouldn't read her book if someone gave it to me. By the way, I went to Walmart just to have a look and didn't take long to figure that book out. All about her and her lies, not about policy whatsoever.
    Go back to Alaska, Sarah where they love you, or do they???

    November 20, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. Lynne

    CNN is promoting Sarah Palin and her book rather than fact checking its accuracy (latest revelationfrom experts involved ijn the 1989 Valdez disaster have stated that she distorted her role in the aftermath of the disater) and failing to do an objective analysis of the policies she is pushing for.

    Oh, for the days when NEWS was News instead of a bunch of overpaid talking heads whose total concern is the next election!

    November 20, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  16. WrongKindofChange

    Now everyone, make sure none of your comments reflect poorly on Obama or CNN will be sure to shut them down right away. Rip away on Palin though and they let it go on forever.

    CNN like most of the media is a joke and can't stop kissing Obama's butt. How sad, then again they must need government assistance and realize they need Obama on their side in order to get it.

    Obama, the democrats, the OFA or anything else left winged days are numbered. They're driving this country into the ground and please stop blaming it on the last administration...it's been a year already. Where's the change?

    November 20, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. simp

    How in the heck can this stupid, stupid woman even make any remarks about President Obama. She is so irrevelant that it's laughable. Nobody listens to this idiot but beck and hannity so who cares what she has to say. I cannot believe this idiot is revelant, she is a nobody, she knows nothing, sheis a quitter and not to mention a big liar. So far from what i have heard she is lying in the book more than she is being truthful. I have no intentions of reading this crap and i hope that annoying voice woman does not come to my state promoting that mess.

    November 20, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  18. Anthony

    Its not Sarah Palin whom smart people fear...

    Its her followers, who believe her blind ignorance and arrogance.
    Its true the majority of society are pretty unintelligent,
    and this woman panders to that denominator,
    reinforcing their belief that its okay to have lower standards of thought, and use divisiveness, slander, and lies to push a point.

    Truth is, she could be saying the same things about anyone.. Dem or Republican, and I'd still feel the same way.

    At what point did we start rewarding ignorance, and start bashing intelligence?

    Wake up America... Obama is NOT the enemy... try following the money trail one of these days, and you might not like what you find.

    And this woman..
    sold out the Republican Party
    sold out Alaska
    and sold out her Family

    November 20, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  19. Mercedes

    Where do I go to make my donation! We must work together to make sure this won't get very ugly. We saw what happen during Pres. Obama's campaigan.

    November 20, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  20. Four and The Door

    How about instead of paying a bunch of money to tell people that her ideas don't work, why don't they come up with some of their own ideas and make them work?

    It hasn't happened yet.

    November 20, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  21. Peter s

    Don't give much attention to Serah ! the more you do! the more you empower the nutwings!

    November 20, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  22. Always a Conservative

    Sounds like the dems are a little nervous about Palin. That's what happens when the truth is spoke. Of course, any time something is said the dems do not like, it's either a lie, racism or BS. Palin's book is actually excellent. I would say it is a must read book for all. However I failed to remember all the illiterate dems. That's the type of person they like.

    November 20, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  23. Aspen Professor

    Why does anyone listen to Sarah Palin? Are the Repubs so sadly depressed that they NEED Palin's lies and hypocrisy to feel better about themselves? The fool needs to retreat to the wilds of Alaska.

    November 20, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  24. Enough

    Go Sarah! The more these loons attack you, the more we know they are threatened by you. Media just can't get enough Sarah. Bloggers come out in force for anything Sarah. If you didn't care, you wouldn't post. Opinions of those who elected in Obama, the worst president in history have no credibility.

    November 20, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  25. Fed up American

    I don't think I've ever seen any person in life so into their own image as Sarah Palin.....

    She gives the term EGOMANIAC a whole new meaning, talk about self serving....

    It's as if, Sarah Palin picked John McCain as her running mate and not the other way around.......I'm sure John McCain is regreting picking her, I wish I could be a fly on the wall in the McCain household when Sarah Palin is being discussed....

    This woman truly has turned into a NIGHTMARE.....She seems to be craving the attention at this point, personally I don't think she can ever live without the attention she's getting, I don't care how much money she makes......

    In this case it appears the screaming adoring ZOMBIE like Robotic adoring fans are whats driving Sarah Palin, it's like a drug addiction for her......

    November 20, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
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