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. Not Right or Left but Forward

    What does she have on CNN? DId you somehow lose the meo that she is no longer governor of Alaska, even? Did you not hear that McCain and Palin lost the election a year ago? This woman is nothing.

    Maybe if CNN didn't give her 20-gig of news coverage every week OFA wouldn't see the need to have such a campaign, but as long as CNN continues to be her personal stage and megaphone, I guess we're stuck with being bombarded for contributions to a campaign to counter her fairy-tale fiction version of history – written by a hired ghost writer.

    November 20, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. SH in TX

    Sarah Palin doesn't know when to shut up.

    It seems the only person telling the truth about her is her ex-future son in law, Levi Johnson. Just about everything he ever said about the family has been shown to be true. That's probably why she hates him so much: He's honest, and that is a dirty word in her vocabulary.

    November 20, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. Rob P.

    It is unfortunate that the Democratic Party cannot ignore a private citizen because the media keeps giving her far too much attention.

    It is also unfortunate that others with easy access to a media platform don't seem willing to simply start calling her a liar on a point-by-point basis and ask her to defend her assertions for once.

    November 20, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. diridi

    I would not pay a dime to this wicked catameron....ok stupid and idiot..

    November 20, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  5. Rich M

    I love it! She has the panty-waist Dems ill worried.

    November 20, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  6. j

    Let's just call it her 2012 campaign kickoff. I'm mean really, she's not fooling any one.

    November 20, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  7. Sea.gem

    Th8s group should clean out their own closet first..."Lies"...which pack of lies told by the Obama campaign and administration would you like to start with?

    November 20, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  8. Jeff

    More Palin? You may be on the path to encourage me to buy, read and preach the contents of the book.

    November 20, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    The OFA won't have to wait too long for Palin's next lie because she wrote the book on lies.

    November 20, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  10. Not Right or Left but Forward

    Here – you missed these:

    Memo to CNN:

    Election results just in. The new President of the United States is Barack Obama. He and senator Joe Biden defeated the Republican Ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin by a significant margin in both electoral and popular votes. Senator McCain will reutrn to his role as a U.S. Senator from the state of Arizona. Governor Palin will return to Alaska.

    Memo to CNN:

    Sarah Palin, citing financial reasons and the distraction caused by numerous challenges to her ethical conduct as governor for less than half a term, has resigned and will become a private citizen of the least populated and most remote state of the United States of America.

    Memo to CNN:

    Sarah Palin has accepted a contrat to have her name put on a book containing a creative version of her role in teh events leading up to the defeat of the Republican ticket in the 2008 Presidential Election. She will attend a series of book signings where she will add perhaps the only words she can claim as her own between the covers of the books for her fans in small towns across the nation, avoiding areas where her popularity is marginal.

    Does that help?

    November 20, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. btown

    Finally CNN is reporting something about Palin worth reading.

    November 20, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  12. Dan

    The democrats: the party of scare (scare from Palin! and these turkeys claim the GOP is the party of scare)!

    November 20, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. gt

    use the money ,,,, for jobs....

    November 20, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. Josh NYC

    I'm confused... some of the same people in my social circle who are 100% for government run healthcare are upset about the new recommendations for mammograms and PAP smears (whatever that is). Don't they realize that these new statements are preparations for the new healthcare system? Less is more.

    You can't always get what you want.

    November 20, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  15. Ted

    Boy, was George Washington ever prescient when he warned against political parties. The fact that politicians often put their party ahead of their constituents is a glaring weakness of our system of government.

    November 20, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  16. RanDe from SoCal

    Once again CNN shows its biased reporting. How quick CNN is to report a quote talking about Sarah Palin simplified description of a Council of medical professionals (or panel) to discuss end of life (or death) options. Just because the Iieing liberals think the truth is dangerous to their villainous agenda, they have to attack middle America patriots like Sarah Palin because she has an audience. If the attacks were so false then why did they inevitably remove those references from the bill.
    Unfortunately CNN is very un-journalistic for not pointing this out and this may be the most dangerous of it all.

    November 20, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. Terry from West Texas

    Palin and others of her ilk seek to gain status, power and money by lying to those who trust them. There never was a "death panel" provision in any health bill in Congress. While she is not very smart, she has spent a lot of time in front of audiences. She knows when she has stumbled onto a phrase that her naive audiences respond to. She will keep beating that tub until it doesn't work any more. She does not think clearly enough to distinguish between what is true and what is good for Sarah Palin.

    She has done a great disservice to our nation.

    November 20, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. Nina Bates

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

    November 20, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  19. Enough

    Dangerous..................now who's blowing smoke.........DNC. Little ole Sarah is such a threat to the left wing loons. Keep it up, the more you go after her, the more we support her.

    November 20, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  20. O-BOW-MA

    I'd take 1000 Sarah Palin over one democrap anytime of the day.

    November 20, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  21. Tarheel

    How dare her criticize the Democrats for wanting to give free health care to everybody. So what if rich people (Anybody who makes more than me) has to pay another 20% in taxes. And will it really hurt the elderly to have to take some some cuts in Medicare? How selfish of them to protest over this. It's the patriotic duty for those of us who work to make sure that those who don't for whatever reason has health care. So everybody dig deep in your wallet while you still can and send this group some money.

    November 20, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  22. hello!

    NY Times – stylist for McCain campaign – Palin was CORRECT about the clothes. Where's THAT story???????????

    November 20, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  23. Stephanie

    Why not use the money to send her to grammar school? Maybe a hooked on phonics class, a speech and history class. LMAO

    November 20, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  24. Russ in Benton

    Will the Moose Lady, and her dsyfunctional family go away after she has milked the wingnuts for all she can get?

    November 20, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. JS007

    I dream of a day when idiots like Palin will not be able to get so much publicity.

    November 20, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
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