January 20th, 2014
02:30 PM ET
6 months ago

Palin slams Obama in MLK post

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reposted a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have A Dream" speech on Monday–and took a swipe against President Barack Obama at the same time.

"Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card," she said in a Facebook post Monday, a holiday that marks the civil rights icon's birthday.

While the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee didn't give a specific example of Obama playing the "race card," her comment comes after the President referenced his race in a New Yorker article published over the weekend.

"There's no doubt that there's some folks who just really dislike me because they don't like the idea of a black President," Obama said.

The quote came in a section of the story about his declining poll numbers among white voters over the last year. He also lost the voting demographic by a wide margin in his 2012 re-election bid, the article notes.

According to CNN national exit polls, Obama won only 39% of the white vote.

"Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I'm a black President," Obama added.

– CNN's Sara Fischer contributed to this report.


Filed under: President Obama • Sarah Palin
soundoff (195 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Very pathetic idiot, she is playing racial card, not Obama. Drive this evil away. Drive GOP garbage away from USA.

    January 20, 2014 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. Thomas

    While the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee didn't give a specific example of Obama playing the "race card," her comment comes after the President referenced his race in a New Yorker article published over the weekend.

    How many times have i listened to Sarah the Bimbo talk about her husband Todd's native American background .

    Palin has no understanding of history other then where she has her hair done.

    January 20, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    Palin attacking Obama is about as predictable as the sun coming up: the only difference, like the sun rising, is exactly when she will send out another tweet.

    January 20, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Leave it this racist bimbo to bring to make a statement directly contradictory to her own actions. All the slander towards this President started with you moron. Go to your room and read a book.

    January 20, 2014 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  5. freedom

    Absolutely true. He has played the race card since day one – how could he have been elected president if America was so racist? He couldn't have been. It never has had anything to do with the color of his skin – it's all about ideology. People forget that George W. Bush chose Condoleeza Rice as the first black and female Secretary of State. Republicans would have voted for her – and still would vote for her for president. It's – not – about – race.

    January 20, 2014 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. neastsider

    Way past time for Palin to crawl back into the dungpile and stay there.

    January 20, 2014 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  7. just saying

    obama has a dream too.... he dreams that someday he will live in a country where all will be on food stamps and the government dole. then there will be equality for all. abject poverty of course but equality for all.

    January 20, 2014 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. Tampa Tim

    As a white person, I truly like our president, and think he is trying to help all Americans. Palin, on the other hand has done very little to help our country. Is she that desperate to get on the Hannity Comedy Show, that she just throws hateful crap? Does she see an opening for president now that Krispy is losing popularity? Can she see Russia from Never Never Land? What does she read? What is the Bush Doctrine? Details on Fox at 10 (9 central)

    January 20, 2014 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  9. Tony

    People who constantly cry "race card" are the ones who raise the race card.

    January 20, 2014 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  10. Roger

    Ignorant to the end. John Mc Cain must just hang his head, and say wow what was I thinking ?!?

    January 20, 2014 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. Harold Read

    Straight from Obama's Teleprompter:

    “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” = blatant playing of race card.

    January 20, 2014 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  12. Tommy G

    Tampa Tim
    As a white person, I truly like our president, and think he is trying to help all Americans.
    -–

    Your statement is a total lie. Since day one he has been a divider not a uniter. He pits one group of Americans against another. These that don't agree with him well they are just bad, evil or racists. He represents the takers, not the makers, the people that are actually paying to support this country.

    January 20, 2014 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  13. Boomer in Mo

    I guess now she'll try to convince us she's black.

    January 20, 2014 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  14. Winston Smith

    Apparently the media allows air time to this airhead, on a schedule that coincides with the need for (what they consider), comedy relief. Why are we subjected to this kind of torture? It makes no sense. No sense at all.

    January 20, 2014 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  15. wendel

    this turd muffin should just go away. Why are we even listening or reporting on this dumb bimbo????

    January 20, 2014 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The Quitta from Wassilla doing what she does best trying to inject herself into other people's conversations and spotlight.

    January 20, 2014 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  17. John, PA

    "There's no doubt that there's some folks who just really dislike me because they don't like the idea of a black President," Obama said.
    -----–
    No; it’s not about you being black; it’s about your Lies, the Trillion Deficits, six years of FAILED policies, just plain being the worst president in the history of America.

    January 20, 2014 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  18. rbjjb

    Sarah Who?

    January 20, 2014 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  19. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Tommy G
    Tampa Tim
    As a white person, I truly like our president, and think he is trying to help all Americans.
    -–

    Your statement is a total lie. Since day one he has been a divider not a uniter. He pits one group of Americans against another. These that don't agree with him well they are just bad, evil or racists. He represents the takers, not the makers, the people that are actually paying to support this country.
    --------------------------------------–
    How can he a divider when his oppositions goal from the outset was to make him a one-term President and not to pass any of his legislative agenda. Ever heard of the word "nullify?" Look in the mirror and you'll find the problem with this country.

    January 20, 2014 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  20. Freddie MacDonald

    It is just a darn shame that Obama will go down as our country's worse president. He hasn't done much but talk for 5 years. No results to speak of. He has poisoned the well for other blacks that might want to run. People will not vote for them because they fear that they too will be an empty suit.

    January 20, 2014 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  21. michael

    Oh yeah can see Russia from her front porch! Palin the one who said the president was a terrorist sympathizer, not one of us, Marxist, Socialist, Food stamp resident, Distributor and Chief, whose racist innuendos, subliminal, and fiery inflammatory incendiary rhetoric polarized a presidential election and made it about race for repuglicans. I think this rightwing nut needs to fly back to Alaska finish her tenure as governor, trulu repent to God for all her lies, mischaracterization and misleading statements since she calls herself a Christian!

    January 20, 2014 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  22. Gurgyl

    @TammyG, your takers are Koch brothers, rich people to take off from Tax-paying brackets, not the unemployed, not needy not poor Americans. These Republicans evade taxes, loot this nation, to further evade they out money in CAYMAN ISLANDS,SWISS ACCOUNTS. USA needs tax code needs redone...

    January 20, 2014 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  23. YoonYoungJo

    Uhhhh... How was O playing the race card? He was saying it both ways. Some like him because he's black and some dislike him because a he's black. I don't see how he was playing the race card. He was making an opinionated generalizing statement.

    January 20, 2014 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  24. Thomas

    @freedom
    Absolutely true. He has played the race card since day one – how could he have been elected president if America was so racist? He couldn't have been. It never has had anything to do with the color of his skin – it's all about ideology. People forget that George W. Bush chose Condoleeza Rice as the first black and female Secretary of State. Republicans would have voted for her – and still would vote for her for president. It's – not – about – race.
    @just saying
    obama has a dream too.... he dreams that someday he will live in a country where all will be on food stamps and the government dole. then there will be equality for all. abject poverty of course but equality for all.

    ====

    Are you two really Fox news interns ?

    January 20, 2014 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  25. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    This woman has no class and she is too stupid to realize it. Thank GOD McCain was not elected President.

    January 20, 2014 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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