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. Dave the American

    CNN do your job right, you are an idiot of the highest order. The so-called "death panel" deal was a plus for EVERY Ameican. It gave people the opportunity to have an end of life discussion with their Dr.s to assure their wishes were protected should they become incapacitated. This would have been covered by the insurance. Instead airheads like you pushed to have it killed. So, MY HOPE is that when YOU get to that place you'll have to suffer as the hospital, having no instructions to go on preserve your pathetic shell and drain your family for EVERY nickel you've set aside for them. Good luck.

    November 20, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. Gary P.

    Sarah Palin is "dangerous"? What a laugh. Take a look at where that rhetoric is coming from. The real danger lurks in the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate.

    November 20, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. Mike in MN

    Polls show a majority of voters are opposed to Obamacare. Palin is in step with voters. Obama and Democrats are not.
    Todays Gallup poll shows Obama's approval rating droping below 50% to 49%. There are 3 other major polls showing Obama's approval rating below 50%. That's 4 major polls with Obama below 50%. Obama and the Democrats are moving in the wrong direction according to voters. Palin is moving in the right direction. All the hate the liberal progressivs can muster for Palin won't change that. The United States is a center right, fisically responsible nation. Not a liberal progressive, out of control government spending nation. Whether or not Palin ever runs for president, she will be a stong leader for returning this nation to sound conservative policy and values.

    November 20, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. andy

    Dems are a pathetic whiney bunch. They are so afraid of Sarah Palin and spend way too much time chasing her. They talk about her family, her career, and anything she does. Palin had more experience than Obama will ever get and they still target her. Dems need to worry about all the poor excuses they have holding office including the pres and how they will be able to hold them with all the lies they are throwing out.

    November 20, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  5. Greg in Virginia

    Her Lies are the Truth to her. Her 15 min's of fame should have ended on election night but everyone keeps giving her attention. Don't go after her, let her own words hang her because she doesn't have half a brain in her head. Let her spout her lies and hate, it will be her doom. I also hope she runs for President in 2012 becuase Obama will wipe the floor with her. Obama has more Charisma and style in is little pinky then she does in her whole body.

    November 20, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  6. ML

    Palin is a senseless twit who gets off blowing up animals and shooting off her mouth! She is dangerous in the sense that people of this country actually believe in her crap and think she has any potential, I mean any potential at all of becoming the next president of this country. If that day should ever come, better run for your life!

    November 20, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  7. J

    "Dangerous" ? When are they (liberals) going to start burning books? I'll be honest, Sarah Palin annoys the crap out of me but when a group of people start calling a book "dangerous" – the message that sends is far more frightening than anything Sarah Palin has to say.

    November 20, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  8. Mikey G

    Gee ! I wonder why CNN is reporting this story when nobody else is. More Palin envy. CNN is OBSESSED with Palin !. I think AC has a crush on her and can't let go.

    November 20, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  9. Sgt. USMC

    There are too many right wing extremist in this nation and miss alaska is leading them down a path of self destruction and I don't think they care who they take down with them.

    There's some retard here in Texas who is flying his flag upside down because he is protesting the government. The very same government who gave him the right to freedom of speech. And for what? We eat, drink and sleep better than most of the people on this planet. Yet we have the nerve to feel victimized by an administration who is trying to bring us back from the depths of a recession.

    Repubs are a disgrace to this nation for their constant hateful message which is driving us further into the hole we've been trying to climb out of. MLK jr, JFK, Lincoln and the people who signed the Constitution would be embarrassed and disappointed to see what this party is doing to us as Americans.

    OBAMA 2012

    November 20, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  10. New Yorker

    Sarah was right about the death panels. The new Obama government recommendations on prolonging and limiting mammograms is a glimpse of the new "health care" initiative. How far will you liberal Obama supporters go before it's too late. Time to bring back America's freedom and vote for anyone who is willing to stand against this regime we presently have.

    November 20, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  11. dan from alabama

    Go Sarah...................................AWAY! She is planning to come to Birmingham on her book tour. Wonder if she will be able to see Cuba from the parking lot.

    November 20, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  12. Perecorp

    Simply hold a book burning party and post it on You Tube. My event for burning her book and effigy alike will happen this weekend.

    November 20, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  13. GKrunkis

    Whatever! Get over it. Sarah Palin is right. She's the Dems worst nightmare and that's the only reason they are constantly trying to discredit her.

    November 20, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  14. malabar

    Sarah so ROCKS!!! A political fugure who does not change her beliefs or values depending on which state she is currently in- WOW what a departure from the reality we all know. I do not agree with her on everything, but i sure as hell admire her guts and class after the hailstorm of hate thrust upon her.

    November 20, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. ML

    ...better yet, i'll just move on over to Russia because after all, I can see it from my house over there in Alaska, ya know, with all the other hockey moms.....(puke, puke)

    November 20, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  16. Kathleen

    There has been Living Will and/or Health Care Directives for years where you can set out your wishes regarding your health, death and you do provide it to your health care people. There is no death panel. Simple minded people belive anything.

    November 20, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  17. Charly

    From what I am reading, the last thing Lacrosse Dad should be is any ones father. He quite possibly could be the stupidest, uninformed, bible thumping idiot I have ever read. The rest of you are sheep which confirms it, Americans are the dumbest people on earth. Why else would you reelect another GWB act alike.

    November 20, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. Alan

    Ha!! The Dems are scared!!

    By the way, did anyone else out there see the article about blame for the recession being shifted to the Dems? I'm not into I-told-you-sos, but, here you go anyway . . .

    November 20, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  19. JW

    "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."

    Maybe you did not notice that the article was about Palin, not Obama!

    November 20, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  20. brian

    Shouldn't we be spending more time on looking at the health bill and debating it as opposed to Palin? Makes the Dem's look scared of her.

    November 20, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  21. beanne

    False attacks? I am a RN x 22 years and I find it quit troubling that the government is not changing it's stance of mammograms and Pap smears.....could Sarah have been right about limited care and government run health care and the need to decrease screenings d/t cost savings? Hmmmmm I wonder if death panels or something like it is not to far off base.

    November 20, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  22. Debby

    What happened to Freedom of Speech. Has Obama taken that away to along with everything else. So she doesn't like the health care bill neither do alot of people get over it liberals.

    November 20, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  23. juge

    Good G-d – what would Jesus say about all this hate that is being spewed from mouths of Americans for and about Americans. YIKES
    We will never get anywhere if we are all out to make sure the other guy goes nowhere. The Other Guy is US/USA.

    November 20, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  24. Ray E.

    Now why is anyone afraid of Lil Ole Sarah?? She's not going anywhere, right???

    November 20, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  25. tara

    Ohhh people calm down... OFA doesn't think Palin is dangerous. They are just trying to raise money and they know she is a polarizing figure and will get the base stired up. That's it plan and simple... fundraising politics.. nothing more nothing less... you people and most of the American public I hate to say it are just a bunch of pawns in there game... All politicians. the left, right middle... the media all of them manipulate the american public at their will and we fall for it again again and again... from Obama's "yes we can" to Glen Beck's 9/12 Tea Parties" and from Hannity on Fox news to Oberman on MSNBC it's all psychological manipulation. None of them are being honest or straight with the American public so long as their livelihood depends on poll numbers or how we vote... Wake up American... They are not serving us... They are serving themselves...

    CNN I know you wont post this but I tried

    November 20, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
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