March 23rd, 2010
02:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin targets vulnerable Democrats

Sarah Palin's PAC will target Democrats who voted for health care reform.
Sarah Palin's PAC will target Democrats who voted for health care reform.

Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched a fundraising campaign Tuesday targeting 17 Democrats that voted in favor of health care reform and represent districts carried by the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008.

In a post on Facebook, Palin urged followers to "reclaim the power of the people from those who disregarded the will of the people."

Palin, a long-time critic of the health care reform legislation, directed followers to donate money to her political action committee, SarahPAC.

"Maybe when they join the millions of unemployed, they'll understand why Americans wanted them to focus on job creation and an invigorated private sector," Palin wrote. "Come November, we're going to print pink slips for members of Congress as fast as they've been printing money."

The former governor lists 17 Democrats that SarahPAC will target in November – seats she says can be replaced with "Commonsense Conservatives."

Here are the 17 Palin targets:

Ann Kirkpatrick or Arizona
Harry E. Mitchell of Arizona
Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona
John Salazar of Colorado
Betsy Markey of Colorado
Allen Boyd of Florida
Suzanne Kosmas of Florida
Baron P. Hill of Indiana
Earl Pomeroy of Alabama
Charlie Wilson of Ohio
John Boccieri of Ohio
Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania
Christopher Carney of Pennsylvania
John Spratt, Jr. of South Carolina
Tom Perriello of Virginia
Alan Mollohan of West Virginia
Nick Rahall of West Virginia


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soundoff (215 Responses)
  1. susanj

    Why does anyone care what this illiterate bozo says.

    March 23, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. ~~ JULY ~~ ( Sarah Palin is the Paris Hilton of Politics)

    AAwww she cares for us!!! ....................... loser jejee

    March 23, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  3. Eunice Ervin

    Shut up Sara and go back to Alaska where you belong.

    March 23, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. REG in AZ

    One angry, irrational and aggressive individual responded to one of my comments by calling me an idiot and saying that the Democrats were going to bankrupt the country and he just hoped I’d be one of the first out on the street. The reality is that we really don’t know what the Democrats’ programs will ultimately cost, they say everything will be paid for and even the deficit will be reduced, but what we do accurately know for sure is all that Bush-Cheney did, while placating and patronizing Special Interests and the select few and ignoring their responsibilities to the majority with the full and stubborn support of the Republican Party, got us were we are – with the economy trying to recover, people losing their homes and going bankrupt, companies and individuals unable to afford health insurance, unemployment at or near 10%, our infrastructure falling apart, only the few having experienced gains and so on. I think the angry individual could calm down, reject the subterfuge aimed at manipulating his emotions and thinking and evaluate whether he really wants to return to ‘more of the same’ that the Republicans are stubbornly trying to rationalize and achieve or if he sees the real need for substantial change. I for one see taking a chance on change as more promising then continuing with the known drastic negatives in ‘more of the same’.

    March 23, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Ken, AZ

    I suppose that the "people" she's referring to are the "real Americans".

    March 23, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. jacksays

    OH Sarah.... you're so funny.

    Now please run along, the grown-ups are talking.

    March 23, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. HarryB

    Oh, spare me the horse manure! Palin is a member of a party that has the smallest "tent" in the history of mankind. When 211 legislators, 100% of the body, votes with a single mind, it proves that the single mind doesn't add up to 100 IQ points. At least the Dems have differing opinions.

    March 23, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  8. Grog in Ohio

    Note to Sarah Palin... That "whole hopey, changey thing" is working out fine! thanks for asking...

    March 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  9. Kevin

    I don't know much about these democrats but at least they didn't QUIT. I have no problem with any dem or republican who sticks to their ideals and finishes their job as they promised. Palin has no leg to stand on!

    March 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  10. carlos

    thanks to this hag, Ijust sent US$1,000.00 to the DNC

    March 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  11. CF

    Silly Sarah. In many respects, this health care reform bill IS a jobs bill. Besides, shouldn't saving lives be the top priority? As a "pro-life" person I would suspect you agree. It doesn't matter what this president does, you're going to be against it. He's already slowed down unemployment and the declining economy, and you were against it. Remember? And if you really wanted him to get healthcare out of the way to focus on other things, why did you impede the process every step of the way, draw it out over a year longer than it should have taken?
    Sarah Palin only pretends she cares. The only thing she really cares about (besides herself) is destroying this President.

    March 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  12. Enough

    Go Sarah go, get these losers voted out, although that won't be too difficult, they sealed their fate when they caved and voted for this huge entitlement program.

    March 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  13. jyaaba

    She need to write her own pink slip!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  14. Concerned Canadian

    Obama was elected by the American people. He promised that he would institute health care reform as part of his platform. How can Palin spin this as 'disregarded the will of people' ?

    March 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  15. Neesey

    I don't get this "will of the people" comment. *I am a person and I wanted this bill passed. Do I not count to you, Sara Palin? Who are these people you speak of? Just those who AGREE with YOU?

    March 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. Mary

    Go away Sarah.

    March 23, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  17. Dennis

    Excuse me but Healthcare Reform WAS the will of the people. Know what wasn't the will of the people? Spending $1,000,000,000,000.00 on a useless war. But who did that? The silence is deafening.

    March 23, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  18. john in binghamton NY

    Don't worry if things get tough the dingbat will quit that job too.

    March 23, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  19. vicky from Milwaukee

    No surprise. I'm sure she uses the "n" word also

    March 23, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  20. roch20

    "Palin, a long-time critic of the health care reform legislation, directed followers to donate money to her political action committee, SarahPAC." I think today we live in times where money is all that matters, so with that comment, she just removed all doubt!

    March 23, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  21. John

    The wicked witch of the West is targeting Democrats – what a surprise! Here is a lady that left her office in Alaska before they could impeach her for corruption in office.

    Silly Sarah just keeps trucking along – the carnival keeps coming to town and so does the wicked witch.

    March 23, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  22. oy vey az

    This one rides a broom for sure ... LOL

    March 23, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  23. anotherGDlefty

    Facebook.

    When I want valid news & info I go to facebook pages............hahahahahahahahahahahahah.

    Shove off Sarah, go rogue in Costa Rica with Rush.

    March 23, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  24. Pink Slips? Shut Up Stupid!

    You wouldn't know what a pink slip was you quitter. Let me take that back. You do know what they are because your unethical senseless self has handed out plenty of them.

    March 23, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  25. John in WV

    Instead of putting a target on lawmakers supporting health reform, Palin should spend more time distancing herself from those who spat on lawmakers, slung racial and sexual slurs at them, and interupted the legislative process by calling a lawmaker a baby killer. The republican party as a whole owe the American people an opology for how they have conducted themselves as well as how they have allowed their supporters like the tea pots to act. If the repubs think they will be elected in November by displaying the anger they have and allowing their supporters to do likewise, they will just be giving themselves a reason to be angry for another 2 years.

    March 23, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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