November 3rd, 2008
10:42 AM ET
14 years ago

Palin: 'Far-left wing of the Democrat Party’ could takeover

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption caption=" Palin told supporters today that the McCain ticket 'will win!'"]
LAKEWOOD, Ohio (CNN) - With her voice beginning to crack on this final marathon day of campaigning, Sarah Palin promised an audience in Ohio: “We will win!”

“You can just feel it here,” she said at a rally in the Cleveland suburbs. “You can just feel it here in Ohio, victory's coming, we can do this, we can win, we can win Ohio. And we must win for you.”

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The crowd chanted “We will win! We will win!” throughout her remarks. At one point, Palin warned with urgency: “We must win.”

“We must win,” she said, “because Ohio, the far-left wing of the Democrat Party, not mainstream Democrat ideology, the values, the planks in the platform of the Democrat Party. It's the far-left wing of the party is getting ready to take over the entire federal government.”

Palin again accused Barack Obama of wanting to bankrupt the coal industry, citing an interview the Democrat gave to the San Francisco Chronicle in January in which he discussed his “aggressive” cap-and-trade proposal to limit carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

“Just yesterday, revelation, an audiotape surfaces,” Palin argued, despite the fact that the Obama interview has been posted online for nine months. “People are starting to hear in his own words what Sen. Obama’s intention is for the coal industry. You got to hear this tape. You’re going to hear Obama saying it, talking about bankruptcy, bankruptcy there in the coal industry. He’s explaining all this to the San Francisco Chronicle, and he says …”

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Palin was interrupted by an audience member who shouted “Liberal!”

She continued: “And there must be something about San Francisco and he because it’s like I heard on Fox News today, it’s like a truth serum where when he’s there, he seems to be more candid, and remember it was there that he talked about, there you go, the bitter clingers, the cling-ons, all of us, I guess, you know holding on to religion and guns and, um, so something about he being there in San Francisco.”

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  1. Bob Dog

    More divisive propoganda from Palin. I've had enough of the hurtful "we vs. them," "me vs. you," tactics that inspire people to hate each other.

    Ms. Palin is a disgrace to the decent folks of this county.

    Why can't we be nice to each other?

    November 3, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  2. Jesse in Virginia

    Once again CNN is running only the things that project Obama negatively while picking all the good articles to talk about Palin and McSame. CNN you all are losing the voters respect.


    November 3, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  3. Jeff Brown

    You are right Sarah... WE will finally undue the damage that the right wing has inflicted upon us!

    November 3, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. m. mckenzie

    Palin is an idiot! Anyone in their right mind would NOT vote for McCain/Palin.

    Obama/Biden all the way!!

    November 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  5. Film Professor

    America, have we not had enough of people like Palin and Bush who just slaughter the English language every time they open their mouths? Do we want capable, articulate, thinking people to be running our country, or do we really want more phobic people like Sarah Palin who don't think, disparage ideas, and inspire hatred and xenophobia?

    The code words she uses like "San Francisco" are so obvious and divisive. It amazes me that more of my Republican friends are not walking away from this disastrous ticket, but hopefully the polls are right and we will bury them in a landslide tomorrow.

    November 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. tcaudilllg

    The fool. The days of radical rule are over. The relationally challenged (or as we colloquially call them "the special interst) from across the political spectrum are on notice: we will rule for all, not for them.

    Democrats will lead so fairly that the Republicans will have no choice but to ape our concessions to them incarnate in the New Democrat platform. The age of reaction is over and the age of objectivity is at hand.

    November 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  7. DobyGS

    The only reason Gov. Palin feels enthusiasm when she speaks in front of current crowds is because the Republicans are renting venues such as they did at Penn State University ($8000) and only allowing loyal supporters into the event. The Republicans shielded Gov. Palin from the President of the University Dr. Graham Spanier greet the candidate. The campaign responded that they paid for the facility and only had to allow those that they wanted into the event. This policy continues the pep rally aspect of Republican campaign events, while Obama events are open to the public. Until the Republicans open their events to the general public, I will not believe that there is a general upsurge in enthusiasm for the McCain/Palin ticket.

    November 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  8. HBJP

    So true. The left is coming!!! Can't wait for tomorrow to come and go and put an end to Palin's incessant fear mongering. Sarah, go home and put it on ice.

    November 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  9. Charlie Bradley

    One more day Folks....One More Day before we can send this woman back to Alaska!!!

    DO NOT let this fear monger, simpleton, whack job get anywhere NEAR our White House. This woman seeks to DIVIDE THE COUNTRY. WE are THE UNITED States of America. NOT the DIVIDED States of McCain-Palin

    November 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  10. PL

    What time does Sarah Palin flight leave going back to Alaska?

    November 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  11. Claude, Texas

    HUH?? I don't understand a word she says!!

    No more hatred and division – send Palin back to Alaska!!

    November 3, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  12. Bitter in Texas

    Earth to Saint Failin (Sweety)...the far left radicals are far better than the Far RIGHT Radicals with no new IDEAS and can only spew Hate and Fear. Do Ya hear us???

    November 3, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  13. Eli

    Where is the straight talk, when Gov. Palin's medical records have not been released?!?

    November 3, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  14. America demands answers

    "in the days perilous times shall come, men (and women) shall be lovers of themselves..lovers of money(power, selfish, hateful, warmongers) be not deceived....thou shall not bear false withness against thy neighbour.....
    We are trully in the last days when people could lie this long and continued unrepentantly...sad for the whole country 24hrs to go.
    Hope, faith we will get there America

    November 3, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  15. Lisa in Ohio

    I was at the rally in Lakewood, Ohio this morning. Her voice never "cracked" like CNN said. And it was very inspiring! Everything she said was the truth and she really got the crowd going.

    CNN and other like-minded news outlets have done their best and have partially succeeded in making people think she is an idiot. Don't be one of the sheep that believes their anti-conservative bias.

    FYI–the picture they are showing is NOT from the rally this morning.

    November 3, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  16. Phil in KC

    Palin is so far to the right she can't even see the center, let alone the left. To her, anyone with a moderate point of view is a leftist. Another reason Palin does not belong in the role of VP – she is out of touch with reality.

    November 3, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  17. Never will acknowlege That one for anything

    Hope and Change-

    Thank God I have plenty of Money and Time.

    After THAT one and his get done with this country that is all you obamabots will have left. Hope and change in your pocket if you are lucky.

    That one will never be MY president. I have time to wait. It came back to us after Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. It won't take much time to come back to sensible this time either.

    November 3, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  18. Ramon

    Do all the Republians know is how to try to instill fear in the people? Haven't people had enough of the fear factor from the Bush Administration? And people are going to vote, again, on the basis of fear? If so, I guess people just don't learn lessons very well.

    November 3, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  19. therealist

    Next year, when we reach a 1 trillion budget deficit, we will remember why Democrats are always worse than Republicans when it comes to government spending..

    November 3, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  20. Frecklesmom

    Sister Sarah is a 20 minute wonder. I'm sure she'd like to be in the race in 2012, but come on...can anyone ever forget what an idiot she's looked like in this race? She needs to go back to Alaska, get defeated in the next election there, and then just stay OUT of politics. Maybe she can learn to cook or something.

    November 3, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  21. Barry

    The "cling-ons"? Seriously?

    November 3, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  22. Bob Stephens

    Hey Caribou Barbie, aka Hate Monger, we will be glad to see you butt heading back to Alaska Wednesday morning, so you can drive the people up there crazy.

    November 3, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  23. Sue

    Joe Scarborough said today on "Morning Joe" that Sarah Palin was really smart. She is not smart. She is a female George Bush. She is politically savvy but she has no natural curiosity or depth of thought. All she can do is memorize sound bites. She also has an ability to incite hate. She knows nothing about San Francisco or its people. I would appreciate it if she would just stay away.

    November 3, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  24. Rodger

    Yes Sarah, you have found your base...ignorant red necks!

    November 3, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
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