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. Denny, Va.

    You Dems are really scared of your own shadows! The party of no plans and high spending. You elected a dummy with no experience in anything spouting "change" with no idea of how to fund change.He gives us 1 trillion in debt for a stimulus bill that stimulated nothing, brought us no new jobs, and lined the pockets of the garbage in the house and the senate and the people they are beholding to. Oh, I forget, the dummy in the White House didn't even read it, by his own admission, but he signed it. The post office lost 3.5 billion dollars last year, social security will be bankrupt in less than 15 years, medicare is a farce, the veteran's administration is in shambles, you idiots want this dummy in the White House to take control of our health care, and all you can do is whine and call Sarah Palin names! You have hitched your wagon to a horse with no direction. Hopefully that will be rectified in 2010 when all those dimwits in the house and senate should be replaced by real Americans and not the frauds we have now. Meantime Sarah is ignoring you, your filth that you are spewing and living her life the way she sees fit. Deal with it.

    November 20, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. Kenneth of Minneapolis

    I will make a contribution this very eveing.

    November 20, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. Linda Feldman

    Sarah Palin is not dangerous. Fascinating, yes. The fact that a little more than a fourth of the country thinks she is qualified to be president is far more dangerous for the Republicans. She put herself in front of the cameras for interviews and was never asked the hard questions. That's dangerous.

    November 20, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  4. kman821

    Raising and spending money to try and convince only those sheeple who are stupid enough to be swayed by her makes this DNC effort just as stupid as Sarah and her mindless flock!!

    November 20, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  5. a smart independent

    I'm an independent – you know the 5% in the middle who actully makes a difference in the vote. I listen to both sides. I listen to conservaitve and liberal talk radio. I like Obama as a person. But read these comments. They echo the style of the talk radio. Both sides ridicule the other. Liberals ridicule with jr high humor and appeal to emotion while conservatives try to argue with reason and facts (well some do). But liberals, as a rule I've got to say, you don't think logically. And conservatives, you tend to attack before you think. And niether side listens at all to the other.

    November 20, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. Hopey Dopey

    I was worried for the liberals when President Bush completed 8 years in office–what in the world were they going to do with all that residual hatred? Now, fortunately, they have a new outlet for venting so that their tiny heads don't explode–enter Sarah Palin, an accomplished governor, someone who believes in God, someone who loves America, and a conservative. What's not to hate?

    November 20, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  7. SCOT

    We keep seeing this "you dems are scared to death of her" line.
    I'm not a dem and I'm not scared to death of her. I am scared to death by
    YOU FOLKS who might just vote this mediocre idiot into a position of power. Have you really consumed the kool aid to the extent you beieve this phony clown is capable of national office?

    November 20, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  8. Darth Vadik, CA

    Spaking of Pat Robertson for just a second, and his "Islam is a vilolent political movement" (I'm paraphrasing),

    Wasn't Pat Robertson the one who said (about the middle east) "blow them all away, in the name of the Lord..." and "assasinate Hugo Chavez"

    Pats a REAL follower of Jesus who said "forgive them Father for they know not what they do"...

    ...but you Republicans live in your own little paranoid perverted and inverted world, so it's understandable how "turn the other cheek" translates into "make them into a glass parking lot..."

    November 20, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  9. O-BOW-MA

    Who cast their vote majority of the time for democrats? POORLY EDUCATED AMERICAN VOTERS. The more a person is educated especially blacks, they escape democrats slave plantation as fast as their feet can carry them.

    November 20, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  10. mark in atlanta

    Yes, Jack in New York., Sarah Palin is "classy." Just keep telling yourself that.

    November 20, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  11. Kenneth of Minneapolis

    Palin' wants some cheese with that whinin'

    November 20, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  12. Mary

    You democrats should be ASHAMED for asking for money from unemployed people or asking for people to give money from their government checks for your stupid cause!!! Don't you think Obama has taken enough from us already!!! GIVE IT A REST!!! Let Gov. Palin make money with her book – Obama already made money with his book!!!

    Why are you guys so afraid of this beautiful person?? LOL...

    November 20, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  13. johnnyfresno

    to all democrats. please listin. we should encourage palin to run. this would be a slam dunk for Obama.

    November 20, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  14. Keith in CA

    The fact that anyone supports Palin makes her "dangerous". Democrats are not afraid of her, we are wary of her fear mongering and the people who believe it. She has already proven herself to be the political equivilent to Britney Spears. The true danger comes from her followers. I have no doubt the next Timothy McViegh and Eric Rudolph are out there hanging on her every word, even if it is ghost written.

    November 20, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  15. Felly

    Palin is uneducated and unpolished. She should have gone back to school to upgrade her education.

    November 20, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  16. Eric

    I think Palin is walking a very dangerous line right now. Attacking our President and using whatever power she has to kill reform. The sad part is there are enough right wing nuts in this country that truly believe her. She is doing nothing but holding back and just helping to widen the rift between liberals and conservatives in this country in a time where we need to be coming together as a nation. not slandering each other and killing progress. personally she scares the living crap outta me. i think she is a nutcase.

    November 20, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. russell

    You dumb gullable Americans , I read one comment on here stating that Sarah doesn't change her views on anything and that she's honest .........well gullable Americans poor Ole Sarah hasn't made it to Washington yet , and if she ever does she'll change her stripes just like any other politician , when will you lame Americans wake , your senators and congressman are all self serving , you may have one in Washington that may have the actual intentions of helping , but when you have the other side intention puttung up road blocks things will never get done in this country.........why ? because their selfserving , their main goal is to take care of the wealthy , wallstreet and each other .......you and me were just rocks on the side of the road to them....

    November 20, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  18. Stacy

    "They have to combat someone to dstract attention from the huge failure they elected as our current President. Palin would not be my choice as President but she or almost anyone would be a vast improvement over Obama – Rookie and Chief."

    I'll take the Rookie any day over the idiot who claims she can see Russia from her house and doesn't know the difference between Iraq and Iran! LOL!!

    November 20, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  19. donttreadonme

    Dave the American- hate to tell that you the majority of our service men and women are Republicans. So smart to gerneralize half of the people in this country.

    November 20, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  20. Rich

    I received Sarah's book today ! Glad I gave her the money , rather than giving it to the Democrats!

    November 20, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  21. Kenneth of Minneapolis

    Take a moment or two and listen to some of Palin's speeches, interviews, comments....I mean really listen....see how DEFENSIVE she is.....She is clever at stating a problem....but, she has NEVER provided a possible solution.....she is like a shock-jock radio commentator just throwing comments out....nothing more and nothing less. However, if she does become President so be it....I have only one vote.

    November 20, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  22. Kate

    They are proving day by day.......... people from her own party that the stuff in her books is lies.......now the dems can sit back and watch her run against her own fellow republicans in the primary and watch them go after her and prove that she is a lier........they will use all her lies against her ....... so she is just hanging herself and she doesn't even know it.........that's how stupid this woman is...

    November 20, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  23. carol

    alwaysaconservative: You could not put Palin's book down? Are you aware that she did not write it and it is full of lies? There is documentation to prove that she is lying.

    November 20, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  24. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Who cares! She's a loser, a quitter and a nobody!

    November 20, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  25. Laughing Out Loud

    A local book store, with Palin's book on the counter near the register,
    is giving customers who buy the book a free package of natural walnuts
    under the brand name, ""JUST PLAIN NUTS." I LOVE IT!!!

    November 20, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
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