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. bcnu_too

    Please – can't someone put a sock in this ignorant moron's mouth and give us all a break. Obama hasn't even been in office for two years yet she gets the facts wrong again and tells the crowd he has perpetuated the problem for two years. Two years ago we were still on George W's downhill slide.

    October 30, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. Vote GOP - Greed Over People

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

    Now, that is ironic, coming from the shrill shill of the Rabid NAZI Committee that marches in jack booted lockstep!.

    October 30, 2010 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  3. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    Sarah Palin's plan to stop Obama is to be a self-absorbed, self-serving media wh0re who will say the wildest and most utterly idiotic things to make a buck.

    October 30, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  4. cisco4

    No Health Insurance....NO Medicere..No Soccial Security......its All Socialist.. according to Sarah Palin and her friends...So whats...... left Sarah?/??????

    October 30, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  5. Audrey Fryer

    CNN, why do you continue to post this drivel. She lies and you are just perpetuating the lies.

    October 30, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  6. harold112244

    she is very aware of the problems we face with government spending caused by incentives to politicians everywhere as well as big businesses paying for politicians favors in roundabout ways

    October 30, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  7. ted

    Palin is a moron, plain and simple. Oh yeah, I can hear the rightwing saying that Dems are afraid of Palin. I have no idea how they arrive at that conclusion. I simply believe that she would not be a good president of the US. She is ignorant, incompetent and stupid. But apparently the rightwing is looking at her body and not her mind.

    October 30, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  8. carlos

    this sow is just a ditto head, repeat what others say, repeat, repeat, unfit for anything that is intelligent and common sense.

    October 30, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  9. Americans Plan to Stop Alaska Bimbo

    GOP has no single agenda on how to move our country forward.
    The only agenda they have is destroying the American President.
    That is not the spirit of Americans

    October 30, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  10. beevee

    Do people listen and believe the lies and vengeful blabberings Sarah Palin spouts out at all these conservative meetigns. Those who beleive her must have no clue of rigth and wrong directions that the country id heading. Think for yourself american people and decide who will take the country in the right direction. Please don't listen to lies and scare tactics of politicians.

    October 30, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Looks like it's lights out for Mr. "Raese to the Bottom" when he has to rely on an insane teatard, and a washed up, irrelevant draft-dodging musician in his desperate attempt to win as a carpet bagger. Sorry, but those marble driveways aren't going to go over too well with hard working WV voters. Average hard working Americans have seen the light, and recognize that the GOBP is a desperate cult, and rather than admit their articles of faith, such as deregulation, tax cuts for the ultrarich and unfair global trade, are PROVEN FAILURES, these nutjob extremists instead are seeking to spread their darkness of ignorance, fear, lies, and hate. We are the light, and our votes will send the teatards scuttling away, like cockroaches from the light. The Party of NO has no plan, no valid ideas and certainly no concern for Main St. America. They are massively out of touch with the poor and working class. We know this, and will vote accordingly.

    October 30, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  12. willard bullock

    Oh my God
    Palin are keep fight against presdient obama cause he keep dangerous with musilims terroist
    Untied state amercian need keep away from presdient obama cause he would like play game his word mouth

    October 30, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  13. Marcus

    She's been saying it since 2008... and there are still people who listen to what she says....

    October 30, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  14. Sara

    Ohm boy, why Republicans are giving so much attention to this idiot. Stay in Alaska, you are disgrace. you already lost in 2008.

    October 30, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  15. Steve, New York City

    Palin again? When do we get the chance to stop hearing about this tiresome, dangerous imbecile? Her disdain for anyone that adheres to a secular lifestyle, as well as her scorn of science and higher education are incredibly dangerous. In fact, she seems to actively discourage "critical thinking" (and this is a "weapon of mass destruction" against the United States). Were it up to her, no one would learn anything beyond evangelical Christian studies and how to shoot/skin animals. If this imbecile ever gets elected, she will accelerate the US's downward dive (just like what happened to Argentina in the past 100 years).

    October 30, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  16. Squigman

    It never occurs to this idiot, that maybe there are some who'd like to see Obama stop her. I'm sure glad I dont have her nerve in a tooth.

    October 30, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  17. Bubba

    Whatever you do as a political party, do NOT back Palin. I am totally for a woman becoming president, vice president... but Palin is an idiot. The only thing she has going for her is looks. I could vote Republican or Democrat but I will not vote for someone as grossly underqualified as Palin.

    October 30, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  18. Reggie from LA

    Yes! By all means, stop him! Golly, Sarah. You arrived just in time to save America. That nasty ol' Obama is trying to be everybody's president. Reaching his hand across the aisle where snarling dogs (and Blue ones too) are waiting to bite. Enduring spineless dems who wanted instant gratification and have been worn down by propaganda are mumbling nonsense because they voted for immediate change. And what did he do, he took your country to ahh, uhm. Where'd he take it to? Iraq? No. Afghanistan? No, that was someone else who did that. Ooops, there I go blaming someone who isn't Obama. Forgot, that's against the GOP/TP doctrine. Whew. Glad you came along to straighten me out, Sarah. Get our country back!!

    October 30, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  19. Marge

    Some body ought to derail her train permanently and send her to the deepest part of Alaska where it takes her ten years to dig out.

    October 30, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  20. broderick

    This woman is such a joke the day will come when her fire burn out and u will see how much a joke she was!

    October 30, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  21. Janet

    This woman is a trip. What makes her think she is the voice of reason. First off I cant stand her voice. She quit her job as Governor. She is a JOKE . I am so glad she is on the outside looking in to our government. an the way its being run. This woman thinks like a grade school kid.

    October 30, 2010 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  22. GL

    I guest she still can not get over the fact President Obama beat her in 2008. Sound like sour grapes to me.

    October 30, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  23. 66Biker

    Thank you, Sarah Palin, for showing me what can happen when you vote for Republicons. I voted for you for Vice President in 2008. And ever since then you have proven that was a mistake every time you do anything. Every word you say, everything you do, everyone you support, all say what an idiot you are. And it all serves to make me wonder what kind of mess you and McCain would have made had you actually been elected. That is of course, if you didn't quit when you got tired of the job... What a loser you are.

    October 30, 2010 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  24. Indy

    Sarah Palin would not have a clue what Obama does on a daily basis, she has never stayed at one job or one school for any full term. This Fraud Star has been trying to pull of scams ever since she was ordered to have an special administration approve all her work while she was mayor in Wasilla. She never once made an important decision when she was Governor and had to have yet another deciding body make the important decisions because she was not intellectually capable of grasping how the energy sector functioed. Sarah Palin is nothing but a fraud

    October 30, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  25. Debbie from Arizona

    I just keep wondering why John McCain is always stumping for Republicans in other states. He happens to be running for re-election here, but he is not ever here. I guess he feels we are in his pocket here in Arizona. I find that arrogant and smug. I for one will be casting my vote for the young Democrat, Rodney Glassman. Our state needs some fresh ideas.

    October 30, 2010 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
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