March 23rd, 2010
02:53 PM ET
5 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


Filed under: 2010 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (215 Responses)
  1. seymore, pa

    It will backfire for anyone that uses her as a spokesperson

    March 23, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. GJ

    Why does this unemployed troll's facebook rantings qualify as news? I hope she goes on with her little crusades, she's the best thing to happen to the Democratic Party in a long, long time. Ask Bill Owens.

    March 23, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. SouthPhillyBallz

    She's so clever.

    March 23, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. Johnathan

    Yes Sarah, the same people that disregarded your republican party in '08, disregard your position on healthcare.

    The only ones disregarding the true will of all the people...are you and your political dinosaur friends

    March 23, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  5. roch20

    I see, for this woman (woman?, lol) money is all that really matters; period!

    March 23, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  6. Duck Fallas

    Isn't SHE unemployed? By choice? How does she pay for healthcare for her brood?

    March 23, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  7. ConsiderThis-FL

    The "Political Pimp" herself.

    March 23, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. Jeff in Virginia

    This headline is misleading.. Palin is actually targeting herself.

    March 23, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  9. Keith

    If Sarah Palin is the spokeperson for your group, then what does that say for the group? Republicans are the equivalent of your brain on drugs.

    March 23, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. Kathleen

    Sarah HAS Health Care for her and her family probably thru our taxes.

    Mitch McConnell again using the Republican scare tactics saying that tthis bill will hurt our children and grandchildren. NO IT WON'T! They could work all of their lives, and with the cost of living uprising each and every year, I do not believe they can EVER save enough to retire! Also, do you think that there could be a possiblity that sometime in their lives they could lose health care and EVERYTHING they worked ttowards, could be ate up by Health Care with no insurance for them or a child!

    March 23, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  11. JD

    Palin's not intelligent enough to know who the vulnerable Democrats are.

    March 23, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. Kathleen

    Sarah's ABOVE targets are my "Heros." Thank you to the above for having the courage to vote "for the people". Sarah is dead wrong on this.

    March 23, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  13. Squigman

    Alaska, please come to the lower 48, and retrieve your idiot.

    March 23, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. Florida Joe

    Reclaim the power by sending dollars to SarahPac?
    what's the matter Sarah have some additional books that you need to sell to your SarahPac..........What a sham she is..............

    March 23, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. ross

    ill give $100 if shell shut her worthless trap forever!

    March 23, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  16. Brian from CA

    So funny how a complete failure like Palin is judging the reform passage as a failure. Aparently she even fails at identifying failure. Amazing how a person like this has a public platform at all.

    March 23, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  17. Cathy Risberg

    Perhaps a group calling itself, Determined, Decent and Civil Citizens, those individuals who see access to health care as a basic human right to minimize unreasonable suffering and premature death, can come alongside these "vulnerable" Democrats and offer their support to these Democrats for their courageous act in voting for health care reform and justice for all.

    March 23, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  18. linus

    She may be a terrific mom, a good hunter -and a good looking woaman, but, this lady is clue-less about everything. Whoever prepares her "talking" points should make sure that at least she has a vague idea of the meaning or conceots behind them. Can't think of a more "unqualified and unfit" person for any federal or state office. She'll do Dems a big favor if she is the head of any Rep ticket.

    March 23, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. Felonious Monk

    It's funny how these so called Americans are really only concerned with money for their PACs. McCain and Palin both want to fight health care reform with your money.

    LOL, LOL, LOL

    March 23, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. Oh Really

    WHY does the press continue to go to this quitter's face book page? She is old news, please just stop with the Palin updates.

    March 23, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  21. mike

    LOL ...

    Thanks Sarah, that means those Dems will get an automatic boost when you stick you nose into the teabaggery-nonsense to give a 'boost' to the 'most conservative' person running ...

    sure worked out in NY a few months back ...

    LOL!!

    March 23, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  22. Mesa Mick

    ..."we're going to print pink slips for members of Congress as fast as they've been printing money."

    Tell me Sister Sarah, did you get that "snappy" line from the 4th graders in Wasilla that helped you prep for debates and news interviews by genuine reporters?

    By the way, you'll never lay a glove on the three reps from AZ that you have "targeted". These people are used to "real" challanges and don't give up half way thru things just becaue the job might be hard.

    Furthermore, these folks don't flinch at the lame "fear, smear, mock and lie" tactics of some rookie from the sticks – they have been work-hardened to that nonsense by the Tea Baggers and other right wing crazies from Krackaville, AZ that run amock in this state.

    Besides, we don't allow drive-by helicopter shootings in AZ – just concealed weapons in bars...

    March 23, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  23. theotherguy

    Is it always money with this moron?

    March 23, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  24. Abe

    Palin should target herself to be out of the face of politics. If Republicans think she is great, think twice. She might be able to afford a good health care program, but she is being selfish and not think for the have nots. I think for her to go after democrats who voted for the health care program is an American. She does not need to stick her nose in everybody's business. We already have enough divisions in our political parties and for sure the country does not need her to add more fire. These is a lady who abandoned her governorship and who is she to run around and try to make peoples lives miserable. If she wants to score political points this is not the way to do it.

    March 23, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  25. Bill in Dallas

    These Repubicans are really sore loosers. By November the Dems will be up in the polls and the Repubs are running against nothing more than being against everything. In the 19th Century we used to call these people Whigs and they are going in the same direction as the Whig Party. The Brown Baggers are looking more like storm troopers sent in to create fear and trepedation with their threats and tactics. Glad I don't have to associate with this crowd.

    March 23, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
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