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. Ashanti Thomas

    And this is exactly why you lost your election against Obama. Because your ignorant. Please stay in Alaska lady. you hypocrite.

    January 20, 2014 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  2. Justme

    Did everyone ignore

    "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."

    I didn't vote for him because we have philosophical differences, not his color. He is saying that there are people that voted for him because of his color. That is a racist reason to be voted for. Doesn't matter right now anyway, he is the president til 2016 and unless the republicans can find a decent candidate, we will have another dem in the white house.

    January 20, 2014 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  3. Jimmy Cameron

    When President Obama made the comment that some people view him thru a racial prism what Sarah Palin seems to be missing is the fact that if 20% of white people dislike him just because his color and there is 20% of black people who like him just because he's black, the racist 20% who dislike him amounts to about 50 million people as oppose the 20% of blacks who like him just because of his color which would be about 8 million people.Surely even Sarah Palin must be able see the numbers are just not equal.

    January 20, 2014 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    When will she go away?

    January 20, 2014 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  5. NorCalMojo

    Nice Trolling

    January 20, 2014 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  6. Zil Zerimar

    SHUT UP FAILING PALIN!!! Have you seen RUSSIA from your place in Alaska? Hahahahahahahaha.....

    January 20, 2014 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  7. Calcommuter

    She may not have a clue what she is saying, but she did get an article about herself on CNN. And besides, she is happy that she will be able to watch the Sochi Olympics from her backyard...

    January 20, 2014 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. Damnright

    Sarah Palin is similar to Seattle Seahawk's Richard Sherman. She thinks in her own mind that she is the best....she ruined McCain's chance of winning the presidency.

    January 20, 2014 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. MommaG

    As a middle age white woman I have never felt that Obama was "the Divider" that the GOP accuses him of. The statement he made is simply the truth whether you like it or not. If you're offended by it – examine yourself, I would wager it's because you see your own reflection in his words.

    January 20, 2014 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. NanaBB

    it is a close race as to which one is the most stupid: Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman

    January 20, 2014 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. Andy

    Who is this 'Palin' you speak of?

    January 20, 2014 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  12. wjmknight

    God, what an evil wh ore she is.

    January 20, 2014 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  13. David

    Even on MLK day, she's just incapable of being nice and gracious to the nation's first black and minority President ... what is wrong with her? ...

    January 20, 2014 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  14. unretired05

    Sarah had a dream to be a half term governor and an also ran for VP. Her dream came true, so why doesn't she go away?

    January 20, 2014 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    I thought she was gone already?

    January 20, 2014 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  16. Deepen

    "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.

    so he spoke the truth? and this is an issue?

    January 20, 2014 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  17. palintwit

    Sarah Palin supporters are the very definition of low information voters. They watch Fox, a proven source of misinformation. Studies show Fox watchers think they are well informed but are really factually deficient.

    January 20, 2014 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  18. The Real Tom Paine

    -it must be said

    The Real Tom Paine
    cheer when Chicago lost the 2016 Olympics bid:
    ––

    The WORLD cheered when Chicago lost the bid for the Olympics. How insane is holding the Olympics in the murder capital of the USA? Chicago is a failing Democrat lead city that is imploding without money for such nonsense. Maybe they should have had it in Detroit?

    Face the truth.... Obama was just looking for one more celebrity event to show up at.
    *****************************
    Face the truth: you have 3 more years to watch him obliterate the rightie plantation you want to preserve. Enjoy!

    January 20, 2014 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  19. Deepen

    what do you think? all those southern rednecks don't hate him b/c of his race?

    January 20, 2014 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  20. GI Joe

    She plays the hate card, the bias card, the disgusting card, the lies card, the victim, the mean-old-mainstream-media card, the religious (her religion) card, the "look at me me me" card, ............... feel free to add whatever else you have seen for yourselves.

    January 20, 2014 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  21. just wondering????

    I wonder why CNN closed the story about that lying gold digging Democrat Wendy Davis? I guess Sarah Palin is better looking and red meat for the loony left that abound in here.

    Come you losers, you gotta admit she is hot! All you losers got is Joe Biden in a skirt, aka Nancy Pelosi.

    January 20, 2014 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  22. jnpa

    That has to be the most disgusting, pathetic, rude, and obnoxious comment that woman has ever made. But what else can someone expect from a person who is disgusting, pathetic, rude and obnoxious?

    January 20, 2014 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  23. Brenda

    Obama will go down in history as the worst US president-ever! He is totally pathetic.

    January 20, 2014 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  24. Big Red

    How bout you stop playing the God Card...then we'll talk

    January 20, 2014 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  25. McRCN

    It always amazes me how liberals get their panties in a bunch every time Palin speaks, post or tweets. If liberal news media outlets did not report it, who would even know?

    January 20, 2014 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
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