November 20th, 2009
04:24 PM ET
4 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. David

    You people are "Palin Paranoid!" I have never seen such raging, irrational and bizarre behavior toward someone as decent as Sarah Palin. I thought the pathological hatred of George W. Bush was insane the last 8 years, but, the treatment of Gov. Palin has sunk to the sewer of political discourse. Shame on all of you!

    November 20, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. Ellis

    Why are the democrats so scared to death of Ms. Palin?
    What are they hiding, and why does it take so much money ($500,000) for them to try to shut her up? Why shut her up at all? If she's so 'dumb' as people what to put forth, then why does the Dem's waste time and money on squelching her comments?

    November 20, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Indy

    It is the Republican way to have a "Tour of Lies and Hate" and can't think of a better person to be the cult leader, then Palin. It is extremely embarrasing to watch these people line up and part with their hard earned money to buy a book of lies. The fact checking has been done and the biik barely has any truth to it. It is a very sad stae of affairs when a celebrity is born and she can outright lie and make millions from it. Every other country in the world must be laughing their heads off at this spectacle. And why is it that the more educated one is the less likely thet are to purchase the book of lies, sorta say's it all

    November 20, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. Mickey

    Sarah is a liar...and those that believe her lies are mentally deficient...you should seek help. Does your current health insurance cover mental illness? It will when the Democrats cram this bill down the Republican's pie hole!

    November 20, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. sandy

    I am disguisted by Ms Palin. Her "folksy" fakeness. Pandering of troops (Ft Hood), trying always to make an issue where is is none. Makes me what to puke.

    November 20, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. LAW

    Hope and Change. ?????

    Total Failure.

    Then there is Alaska, which is one of the few places making progress in developing energy resources...thanks in a large part to Palin taking on everyone head on and then making things work. Yep, even took on the oil companies (not as enemies but in business dealings) and she and consequently Alaska prevailed.

    Best Obama's team can up with are mercury-filled corkscrew light bulbs. Oh, and slaughtering babies about to be born. You want hyperbole? I can give you that, but mine is fact-based.

    November 20, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  7. Russ in Canada

    I really find myself laughing at the comments about how the Dems are afraid of Palin....the Republican herd of sheep must have all been listening to Limbaugh earlier today!

    November 20, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  8. Bubba

    Sarah Palin a threat? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Boy, am I afraid of her. Ha ha ha ha. What I'm concerned about is that there are people who actually think this stupid woman could be president. She couldn't even write her own book, or hold any of the jobs she had. GOP FAIL.

    November 20, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  9. Real

    Sarah Palin is a Nazi and a racist with lipstick. She is also just plain stupid.

    November 20, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  10. TS Ohio

    Why are people so afraid of Sarah Palin? She holds no office. I've never seen such an outburst of attacks. The media is like the school bully. Why don't we look at the Sen. from La. and the $100m she got for her Health Care vote. Will the AP put 11 reporters on that as they did Palin's book.? Whatever your feelings on the former Gov. politics, we should all find this beyond the pale.

    November 20, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  11. Steph

    Yes, we dems are really afraid of Sarah. I can't wait for her to run in 2012. Keep the good work Sarah.

    November 20, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. Alvin Miranda

    Sarah Palin has my full support. How hypocritical of the Dems to accuse her of lying when all they've done is lie since the Clinton Administration.

    November 20, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. Why do Republican'ts hate America so much?

    "Why are you/the Democratic party so afraid of Sarah Palin?"

    We're not. We're afraid of the lunatic-fringe that she is inciting to violence. All patriotic Americans should be afraid of that.

    November 20, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  14. Deb

    I don't hink the Dems are afraid of her they just like her comedy routine she is whoring across the country. The Repukes wrecked this country where the hell were you haters for 8 years when your party was wrecking the economy, health care system etc??? oh yeah looking at the world thru GW's butt. It was a little full of crap so you couldn't see.

    November 20, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  15. barry g

    Can't say anymore than what has been said.
    Cannot believe people will pay $29.00 for her book and wait in
    line on top of it. The smart ones (if there are any) will buy it at
    Walmart ($8.99) and the book will then show a loss. It should have never been printed in the first place.

    November 20, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  16. Don in Grand Rapids, Mi

    OFA? Obamas Facish Acorn should be scared of Saracuda. She speaks the truth and can't stand the light that the truth brings to Obuma's socialist agenda!

    November 20, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  17. JOHNSON oklahoma

    have you ever noticed the people at palin's book signing most are about as articulate as my tom cat

    November 20, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  18. O-BOW-MA

    Democrats getting wee weed up with Sarah Palin. They're all afraid of her, but the worst fear they're facing is from the American people especially from senior citizens and independent voters. 2010 & 2012 can't come soon enough. January 2010 according to CNN MONEY 1 million Americans will lose their UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK BENEFITS if Congress doesn't extend it. Where! Oh where Congress will get the money? Beijing told Obama to shape up!

    November 20, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. donttreadonme

    Love her or hate her you can’t deny that her message is resonating and that she is taking Obama’s policies to task. Latest poll 47% of voters say they approve of the President's performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.

    November 20, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. Darth Vadik, CA

    Remember Republicans, when you use your crayons to color in Palins book, stay within the lines.

    November 20, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  21. Eric

    Typical liberal dementia...

    Go Sarah!
    2012

    November 20, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. Skee

    This woman followers are truly pathetic, to hear these people in the forum talk about how much more experienced Sarah Palin is to be President over Barrack Obama.....

    I think the majority of Americans really thought we as a nation had smarter people here, but after hearing Palins supporters, it's obvious we have a large portion of the population thats dumber than a box of rocks......

    To their credit, I know their support for Palin is driven by Palins constant jealous criticism of our President...

    Lets just be honest here, most of these people are driven by the Racial Hatred of having a Black President, and Palin vents their anger through her stupidity....

    The same thing holds true with why Rush Limbaugh loves and adores Sarah Palin, it's Palins constant jealous criticism of Barrack Obama, same thing can be said as to why Sarah Palin loves Glenn Beck, any person thats intelligent can connect those dots.....!

    November 20, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. Darth Vadik, CA

    terry,va,

    Only thing that scares us is that there are fools such as yourself still left in this world who believe her garbage.

    November 20, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  24. Major, USMC

    Focusing on Sarah gets the focus off of Obama and his losing administration's destruction of our economy. Remember it's the economy stupid, so say goodbye to Barack, Harry, and Nancy (and alot of other Dems) as the unemployment numbers hit 12% and no one believes there it's Bush's fault excuses. They could not run a lemonade stand without losing money.

    November 20, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  25. Bill

    Just another way for OFA to suck more money out of people too stupid to know better.

    November 20, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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