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.”

Watch: Palin says Obama's tax plan is 'phony'

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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soundoff (249 Responses)
  1. Randy, San Francisco

    San Francisco is a very tolerant and open minded city. Even Palin is welcome to visit this beautiful city. Palin has much to learn from our cultural, social, and ethnic diversity.

    November 3, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. M. Wagner

    I was taught in elementary school that America is different than totalitarian and fascist countries ("they") in the following ways:

    -We have free elections, they have rigged elections and voter fraud
    -They have propaganda, we do not.
    -They torture people, we do not.
    -We have honorable patriot leaders, they do not
    -Their government officials can be bribed and have no ethics, ours do not.
    -We have separation of Church and State, if they even have church, it is state controlled.
    -We aren't imperialists or aggressors, they are.

    A big part of our problem is that not every American learned these lessons in elementary school. I guarantee that Sarah Palin didn't learn any of these lessons.

    November 3, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  3. Cardinal

    In a country with only two political parties (a right-wing party and a ultra-right-wing party) it's just plain ignorant to talk about a hypothetical left.
    Unfortunately way too many people just buy into the witch-hunt...

    November 3, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  4. White Christian Mother for Obama

    I will be glad when this is all over and she is sent back home and I dont have to see her face plastered all over the place. Its really getting old.

    November 3, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  5. Gino

    It's not only her voice that's crackin'. She can't speak a coherent sentence. Klingons??

    November 3, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  6. Alex

    My brain processes cringes and malfunctions if I read or hear anything about Gov. Palin. I found her a waste of my time because all she does is spew out innuendos and malice. An absolute disgrace to the female gender. Gov. Palin is "very" competitive by nature, she reminds me of the "mean girls" movie. That's all.

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. Lynne Kieper

    I heard Sarah Palin speak at a rally this morning and was dismayed by the number of blatant lies and exaggerations she spewed. Then I turned to McCain's address and it was more of the same....lies, half-truths and distortions. It's simply unfair to add things to alledged statements by Biden. The warning about the president being tested is a particularly agregious distortion: McCain added the words, "because of Obama's age and inexperience". Biden never said that, in fact, his statement was factual, since no matter what party, almost all newly-elected presidents face some sort of crisis or test. Lies about raising everyone's taxes, refusing to persue clean coal or off-shore drilling, etc. Disgusting. McCain deserves to have a decisive loss. Only one more day before truth wins out.

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. Dylan, Los Angeles

    AFTER 8 YEARS OF NEO-CONS running this country into the verge of bankruptcy, corruption of GOP leadership (DeLay, Cunningham, Stevens) is safe to say Americans are fed-up and demand a real change and throw the GOP out of both Congress and the White House.

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  9. gerri

    Take all the right wing Jihadists with you Sarah and start your own country ,ALASKA.

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    My God, McCain, what horror story have you brought to us from the State of Alaska?

    Sarah Palin could be the final ruination of America.

    I hope that McCain's final legacy is Sarah Palin.

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  11. Republicans= Me First Country Last

    I guess San Francisco is not Pro-American enough for Palin either.
    Riddle me this Sarah. Why would a senator from a coal producing state be against coal? Illinois has a lot of coal. I've watched this campaign for two years now and I have heard Obama talk, at least 5 times, about the need for CLEAN coal. Since Sarah is the "energy expert" let's see her explain what that means. To say Obama is against coal would be like saying Palin, who's from Alaska, is against oil. Stupid!

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  12. Mikatoga

    What is truly scary is that crowds of people cheer for this ignorant, know-nothing, small-minded, mean-spirited, lying, inarticulate person. OK, if you don't like Democrats and you don't like Senator Obama, I can respect that. But please, among all the Republicans in the US, there must be a few who are actually intelligent, thoughtful, knowledgeable and honest. Couldn't Senator McCain have selected one of these as his running mate? Remember, in the event of the incapacity or death of the President, the VP will step into the White House.

    On Tuesday night I (an older white male) will pull a cork from a very good bottle and toast the victory of Senator Obama. Immediately afterward, I will toast the return of Sarah Palin to Alaska. I suspect that Alaskans may not be pleased to have her back, but everyone I know will be delighted that we won't be seeing or hearing from her for a long time.

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  13. Vince

    It is truly pathetic that the Republican party has fully resorted to running on fear and division.

    Tomorrow is a chance for all of us to choose. We can choose Hope. Or, we can choose fear and division. We can choose a new direction, guided by calm judgement, rational perspective, and a consideration for our country and the world as a whole, or we can choose the same attitude and policies that have made us a divided and despised nation. We can choose to return this country to the people, or we can choose to continue to turn this country over to big corporations and special interests, until THEY become our government, instead of US.

    Choose wisely. It may be the most important decision you ever make.

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  14. Cynthia; Bham

    Tell Palin that an audio tape of her being punked where she thought that she was talking to Sarkozy has surfaced as well and it was funny as heck. She talks about preconditions and probably should have had some in place before she took the call. lol

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  15. Jim

    On Election Day, let's send Cariboo Barbie back into the political wilderness from whence she came.

    Yes, we can!

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  16. hooverguide

    Most of us just wish she could utter one complete, comprehendable sentence. We are beyond hoping for well thought out visions and plans for bringing we, the people, together.

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  17. Pat in IL

    Huh? Her lack of education and intelligence shows every time she opens her mouth. Where are her medical records???

    November 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  18. VOTE

    VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE. Do whatever it takes to vote. Even if you live in a state that is supposedly "safe", you must VOTE.

    November 3, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  19. Nebraska Isn't All Red

    She is like that John Cusack movie title: "Say Anything". And the right wing lemmings stand up like the good ditto-heads they are and cheer whatever scare or smear tactic McCain/Palin decides to tout that day. They don't seem to grasp the irony that they are cheering on a right wing-nut. evangelical fascist that still does not know what job she is ruinning for.

    November 3, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  20. Sam

    I never understand what this women is trying to say, she has these run on sentences that are connected with the words 'also', 'that' , 'this' and it just leaves me lost in translation.

    November 3, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  21. Dixie AZ

    Sarah Palin is saying what McCain wants her to say. He has her to do his dirty work. And, my, my, isn't she good at it?

    November 3, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  22. Richard Sattich - Georgetown Ky.

    I wonder how many 'Palin 2012' shirts they sold.
    I think she is catching up to George Bush in the polls.

    November 3, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  23. Rob

    The McCain campaign is trapped in the 20th century. Thankfully, according to the polls, it looks like the majority of America is moving into the 21st century. The old divisive name-calling smearfest politics are in their last throes. Palin tries to scare us with labels like "socialist." Smoke and mirrors, noise and distraction, fear, divide and conquer. How distasteful and repulsive.

    November 3, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  24. Connor

    Please get 3 more people to vote for Obama so we don't have to hear from her anymore.

    She says nothing. Maybe she should spend her time releasing the medical records that she has stonewalled on

    November 3, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  25. therealmarie

    Palin is a sad comment on America. All she is expert in rallying is hate.

    November 3, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
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