November 20th, 2009
04:24 PM ET
8 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. Barbara Independent in NY

    I agree with Mitch Stewart. This whole thing is unsettling and cause for concern. How many people do we really need fanning the flames of extremists?

    November 20, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Palin Schmalin

    YEP. I KNEW IT. I knew CNN (a.k.a. PNN) could not get through one stinking day without its gratuitous Palin drama. GIVE US A BREAK!!!!! You are probably waiting for her to wipe her arse so you can 'report' on that, too. are just so pathetic.

    November 20, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. nadine

    Sarah Palin continue this ugly rhetoric, the God of Heaven will silence her!

    November 20, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. Who put the twit in twitter? Sarah!

    This right wing filth needs to be squashed like a bug.

    November 20, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. Felonious Monk

    What this guy says is true. Palin is a conservative attack dog.

    Did you see in the Hannity interview that Palin endorsed denying American citizens their rights if it came under the heading of protecting America.

    How American is this? Denying Rights? Rights are the foundation of this country. Rights are the fundamentals of this country.

    These conservatives are less than thinking individuals who rely on scare tactics, lies, and fraud.

    How dare they attack their president. Bush was not attacked in such a manner and he tried to destroy America.

    November 20, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  6. Pragmatic

    Why not make her useful as well as merely decorative: Palin has "fans" – the short version of the word "fanatic" .... and everyone needs to remember how dangerous fanatics – of any kind can be.

    November 20, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  7. Felonious Monk

    Tarheel November 20th, 2009 2:59 pm ET

    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.

    You are an idiot. I have one question for you. Who will you turn to when you cannot pay your bills and they want to take everything away from you?
    You cowards don't have an answer for that question. Oh, I forgot, red pinko commie socialist. I'm sick now.

    November 20, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  8. Brenda Jo its_bj

    I have never seen so many people so afraid of one person, a woman, a mother, a scary American Patriot. Does Freedom, the constitution or being American scare you people that badly.

    If I might add while I"m here, take a look at great Hollywood giants from the past and how they took time off and fought for this country and now Hollywood actors take time off to cuddle terrorists.

    Where will America be in 20 years, will our children/grandchildren ask us to tell them stories of the Great America Land of the Free Home of the Brave, will it be only stories.

    November 20, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. Felonious Monk

    Enough November 20th, 2009 2:58 pm ET 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.

    You support her because they go after her, what kind of logic is that? Are you capable of any free thought of your own? Any free though whatsoever?

    November 20, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  10. lady of the lake

    O-BOW-MA whines " I"d take 1000 Sarah Palin over one democrap anytime of the day..."

    Just another silly person who thinks mocking the President's name and the name of the other party equals an intelligent insight.... and your point is ????

    November 20, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  11. get'em libs

    sarah is harmless, but her mouth spews hate

    I am glad people are not just laughing at her only, but instead saying something, this is how people start chanting 'kill him' at political rallies, just like during her VP run, she is irresponsible

    November 20, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  12. Jacque Bauer

    Dems are scared shirtless! Democrat-state run media AP sends out ELEVEN reporters to investigate every word of her book for "fact checking", and yet how many are dispatched to "fact check" the health care bill? Or any of Obama's speeches? Or anything related to Barney Frank, Reid, Pelosi, ad nauseum... Zilch.

    Dems and State-controlled media are indeed having panic attacks – and for GOOD resaon!

    November 20, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  13. Kate

    If the TRUE REPUBLICANS can't and won't stop this woman from derailing the Health Care Reform, if they can't stop Palin from turning their party into a radical, Hate mongering, telling lies at all cost, Fear and Scare Tactics party, and letting her and the Pat Robertson religious radicals, the Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, O'Reily Racists, the Birthers and Tea Bagger extremists from taking over their party then you deserve everything that is coming to you........I am a Democrat, but I have voted Republican on many occations.......never again untill you can get the guts to stand up for the real and true values of your party and except the moderate thinking Americans and not just the conservatives, especially the extreme conservatives.......

    November 20, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX


    Everytime she opens her gob, she sticks her foot in further, let her have the floor, don't give her the time she's looking for – IGNORE THE TWIT!!!!

    November 20, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  15. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Palin is a pinhead.

    November 20, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  16. Eric, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    The dems are so jealous of Sarah Palin.

    The liberals are going nuts because there are so many people that love her down-to-earth attitude, common sense, and excellent personality.

    The only thing the dems have are hateful, un-American types in their party.

    Go cry a river dems....people are seeing your true colors now that you have your socialist/marxist in office and you're all following his marching orders.

    November 20, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  17. Royster

    I see that Palin's book can be bought already for 75% off the list price. Hopefully this vindictive collection from Sarah's laundry list of complaints will fade as quickly as it started.
    It is true that Palin invents 'half-truths', then those same inaccurate assessments are crowed repeatedly like some 'truth from on high' by all her right wing followers without thought, without question.
    Palin has seen this, and has stepped up her quasi-rhetoric because she knows her followers will never question her, never question the real facts behind her tirades, and never question her real self centered motives.
    Is she STILL wearing that red dress from the campaign last year? You know, the one the RNC bought her? Who is dressing her for the book tour?

    November 20, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  18. Jason

    Sarah Palin is irrelevant and will continue to be irrelevant. Her 15 mins has come and gone.

    Can the media now please move on from covering this disaster of a woman? We are tired of reading/hearing about her. Only crazy people care that she has a book out. Shes like the Paris Hilton of politics.

    Palin has no shot in hell in 2012 at being president. So stop giving her the spotlight. The world is ready to move on.

    November 20, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  19. Felonious Monk

    Anyone who supports this vile, un-American person is a fool. A fool who obviosly does not have their eyes open to what is really going on in America. A fool who only wants to shove their views on everybody.

    Life is the art of compromise.

    November 20, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  20. Irma in North Carolina

    She has been putting down the president ever since she was chosen for VP and long as she is on this earth she will continue on with it every day. Some one somehow ought to stop this person she is dangerous to the country. And her being on the band wagon with fox news. She is the one responsible for geting this country in an uproar with the way she conducted her rallys and then she starts with the death panel and wont let up. She goes over to China and reads a speech putting down the usa and bashing the president. Her and her few followers think they will get her into the white house. And I suppose they all favor her VP pick, Glen Beck..

    November 20, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. LacrosseDad

    amazing that the democraps are SO afraid of the Dali Lama, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin that they are runnung back to their closets covering their ears and sucking their thumbs.

    November 20, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  22. Mike in NYC

    Both libtards and hard-core Christers have a pathological need to slay dragons.

    A lot of projection going on there.

    November 20, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  23. David

    People get upset about the truth, not about lies. So what are you afraid of Democrats?

    November 20, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  24. carol

    1. This woman is crazy
    2. She lies
    3. She is obsessed with Obama for some reason
    4. She should be considered a danger to the good of this country
    5. why do people support her? "They" say she is "like them." So that must mean that people who support her are crazy, liars, and are only interested in disrupting the work of trying to fix this country. She has accomplished nothing, has written nothing, and is headed nowhere.

    November 20, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  25. daniel

    republicants suck....the economy is george bush's fault...the wars in iraq and afghnstn are repub wars and katrina victims are on W too. you freakin suck and your party is in demise. YAY ABORTION!!!!!

    November 20, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
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