October 30th, 2010
04:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin’s plan to stop Obama

Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) – Stopping the Obama agenda means electing John Raese to the Senate, Sarah Palin said Saturday.

At an event in West Virgnia, the former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee appeared with rock star and conservative activist, Ted Nugent, and told the crowd that Obama's policies must end.

"Obama points backwards and blames everyone else, and yet he has perpetuated the problem in these last two years," Palin said.

She also painted Raese as part of the solution for America.

"Washington's agenda must change. We can't afford politicians who will rubber-stamp their party's agenda," Palin said. "We need real leaders like John Raese. West Virginia and America cannot afford what's coming down the pike if we don't turn this car around."

Palin is just one of the national Republicans that have or will visit West Virginia. Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain already stumped in the state, and former New York City Mayor and 2008 presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani will be in West Virginia before Election Day.

Raese faces popular two-term Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin. Most recent polls show the race is neck and neck, and top non-partisan political handicappers describe the contest as a toss-up, which explains the bitter ad battles currently underway.

Former President Bill Clinton campaigned for Manchin earlier in October, and he will return on Monday for another event.

The winner of the special election in November will fill out the final two years of the term of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, who died earlier this year. Byrd was first elected to the Senate in 1958.


Filed under: 2010 • John Raese • Sarah Palin • West Virginia
soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. virginia nielsen

    Only if has good "guns"!!! She's a result of the madness that took over the 20% racists right wings in our country. She doesn't have capacity , or "gravitas", like her pal Rove said. Not even to take care of her household !!! She is a bipolar!!!

    October 30, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  2. Expat American

    Sarah Palin is fooling nobody. Educated people in the United States realize she nothing more than an erratic fog horn of stupidity. Educated people abroad realize that she is nothing more than an erratic fog horn of stupidity. How come the Poor White Trash Tea Bigots haven’t realized this yet?
    And how is she going to stop anything….on her snow machine?
    She is ridiculous as her the inbred trailer bigots who adore her.
    God Bless Red State Uhmurikka.

    October 30, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  3. Clwyd

    How does a person stop a B word person? Let them destroy themselves. This woman is sick and so are any of you out there that support ignorance!

    October 30, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  4. anthony

    Wait.. who is this woman and why does her opinion on politics matter again?

    Oh now i remember.. she's an ex governor who quit half way thru her term and has provided not a single solution so far besides inciting hate and fear and lies and hypocracy.

    And Americans rewards her ignorance and allows her a mouth piece to bash and disrespect our intelligent hard working President...

    October 30, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. kara

    Well since Raese's agenda includes eliminating minimum wage and stamping all over women's rights in between rounds of relaxation at his all white country club, Palin is for once, entirely correct. Raese's platform is entirely oposite to Obama's. Now if she could just explain why anyone in the right mind who wasn't a millionaire would support Raese's platform?

    October 30, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  6. annette

    sarah, the presidents problem has been you and your base. what can you tell us what you propose besides smaller government, change obamacare to palincare, trashing the stimulus – i guess you don't read newspapers outside alaska. you need to quit rabble rousing and start telling us what your plans are and oh quit spewing lies – your head looks like it is going to spew lava rocks.

    October 30, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. Chloe in Chatsworth, CA

    "We can't afford politicians who will rubber-stamp their party's agenda," Palin said.

    Too funny after announcing that if the Republican Party strays from HER agenda it will be replaced.

    October 30, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  8. Mike, Albany

    This woman is an idiot. She is a divider not a unifier. She is contributing nothing of value to society; rather she is wreaking more havoc than many of the politicians she is supporting. I'd like to know what great ideas she has had: What new technologies has she come up with? What great contributions has she made to the education of the next generation? In what way has she improved the lives of anyone? Until she's seen how difficult it is to achieve something of significance from start to finish, I think she should be quiet and stop critizing those who are doing just that.

    October 30, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  9. annie s

    Does this woman ever stay home with her children? Or does she still drag them out of school, drag them around the country, and teach them to be disrespectful and to roll their eyes at the idea of teaching as a profession?

    October 30, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  10. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Palin is like a dog chasing a car and if the dog ever caught it, wouldn't have any idea of how to drive it. Furthermore, Palin speeches are like a dog barking but has no bite, just the same old barking over and over again. Instead of telling people to "man up" why doesn't she tell her husband to get a job, go to school or something instead of pimping off other people.

    October 30, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  11. S.positive

    This woman is mentally sick. I cannot believe people with any articulation in their head still give her audience. This is really an indication of how ignorant people really her. For godness sake.

    October 30, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  12. shannon

    Does anyone really take this screaming woman seriously. She's never for anything, she's just against things. She's got 10 lines that she uses over and over again, and this twitter thing is getting embarrassing for our nation. Does any rational person who wants to be a leader, really want to talk in teenage girl language and not be challenged at all. Good grief, can we be done with the tea bagges now.

    October 30, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  13. katiec

    Will CNN's love affair with Palin never end?? Blogger after blogger have complained about their bias, constant headlining everything that comes from this radicals mouth, pushing her and other republicans down our throats.
    Yet, they claim to represent the American people. They are just as bad, if not worse than the republicans.

    October 30, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  14. Irma in North Carolina

    I sure will be glad when the election is over. Getting so tired of seeing the racist teabagger out there running her mouth. I hope the american people have gotten their eyes opened up and do not let the Republicans in control, and most of all keep the teabagger away from D. C.

    October 30, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  15. keepstuffingthis

    This election is not even history yet, but even if the liberals were to retain congressional control, Obama is stopped. He knows we are watching and so do the liberals.

    October 30, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  16. keeth in california

    Sarah is such a hypocrite. She blasts Obama for pointing fingers when she did the very same thing as governor and still does - always blaming others for her problems instead of herself. Hypocrite, liar, quitter.

    October 30, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  17. A little sad

    More hate and divisiveness from the failed "mama", Palin.

    She is dangerous.

    October 30, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  18. NotFooled

    So you had a half term governor that quit before fulfilling her whole term, a bigot in ted nugent, and a wealthy carpetbagger playing to the crowds. What a display of respectabiliyt. I would certainly hope west virginia was civil and smart enough to ignore them.

    "Washington's agenda must change. We can't afford politicians who will rubber-stamp their party's agenda," She must be referring to the republican party – each member of congress has voted en masse against anything proposed by the dems. They did the opposite in 2000-2008 voting for anything proposed by republicans. So if the rubber stamp fits any party, it's the republicans.

    Sarah palin is an idiot.

    October 30, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  19. Liz the First

    I've never seen someone whose every statement is so opposite of reality. If Obama was really interested in the past, he'd have had Bush and Cheney frog marched off the podium at the inauguration and onto a plane to the Hague to stand trial for war crimes. He has to acknowledge the problems of the past administration's making in order to address them and try to fix them. this woman is not part of the solution, she's a huge part of the problem. she needs to just go away.

    October 30, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  20. Gail

    Mr. Raese wants federal poverty assistance to be directed through religious organizations. What is with these people.

    October 30, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  21. Norma

    Palin is as stupid as they come. How anyone can stand to listen to her is beyond me. As soon as I hear her squeaky voice, I shudder and change the chanel.

    October 30, 2010 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  22. Lynn

    No problem, I'll take the Presiedent over Palin any day. The president can put together a proper sentence and he can read. It really makes me sick that there are so many folks out there that think she is qualified to serve as the President. Be carefull what you ask for. Things are improving Palin only spouts off one liners and hate! she is not concerned about this country. Wake up people. You cannot serve as President sending dumb tweets!

    October 30, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  23. Rowe

    Oh great, that's all we need. A 'plan' from a half-wit, half-term QUITTER.

    October 30, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  24. MR AMERICA

    Sorry Palin. Obama is busy fixing things. You clowns are the ones that are looking backwards towards failed policy.

    October 30, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  25. KathyC in Minnesota

    Sarah Palin continues to ignore reality.

    Palin is all about Sound Bites and no solutions. Which is going to plague her if she does decide to run for President. That highb pitched ,shrilly voice of hers is enough to break glass wherever she goes. As well as unravel a lot of nerves.

    October 30, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
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