October 29th, 2009
05:30 PM ET
13 years ago

DNC asks supporters to take on Palin's 'lies'

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(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is taking fresh aim at Sarah Palin, encouraging supporters to attack the former Alaska governor on Facebook in order to "debunk her lies."

In an e-mail to supporters, and on a new Web site, the DNC asks supporters to call out Palin when she uses Facebook to transmit what the committee says are falsehoods.

"The more we push back with the truth, the more Sarah Palin and others like her will have to think twice before they promote lies, and the less they'll be able to derail progress," DNC executive director Jen O'Malley Dillon wrote in the e-email.

Palin is the latest high-profile Republican to be targeted by the DNC in a campaign they've labeled "call 'em out." Other Republicans in the DNC's cross-hairs have included House Minority Leader John Boehner, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.

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soundoff (225 Responses)
  1. Mike Hance

    What has happened to the Democratic Party?
    I was raised Democrat but have vote for all three parties usually picking the lesser of evils. Today, JFK who I admire would be too conservative for the Republicans let alone the Democrats. Ms. Palin poses some good questions that we should demand an answer to. We need to get away from this two party system of clueless crooks that could care less about the middle class.

    October 29, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom

    We ALL need to CALL OUT EVERY GOP LIE! What's really scary are the numbers of gullible, uninformed people.

    The GOP loves to fear monger and lie. They have no new ideas, no solutions to the BUSH DISASTER.

    Last poll of Americans, done by the Gallup people showed that the 7 out of TEN ....... Americans, believe that Palin IS NOT qualified to be president!

    52% of Americans do not know WHO the leader of the GOP is!

    And ONLY 21% of Americans identify themselves are Republicans!

    Its disgusting how the GOP's strategy is to LIE, often!

    GOP= hate, lies, fear and division!

    October 29, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. Andi

    Yikes. People love believing lies when they validate their own hatred, don't they.

    Putting aside the name-calling and other nasty stuff, people should seriously think about what this woman means to the political process.

    I shudder to think how many people in the US are so shallow that they support this type of person to lead our Nation. However, it is part of the democratic process, and if she is chosen as the GOP candidate, so be it. We'll have to wait and see, I suppose.

    October 29, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. Michelle

    I tried to call her out on her FACEBOOK page, and got "defriended." I am not longer able to comment on her precious page because I don't worship at the altar of Sarah. And she acts EXACTLY like a politician, except she is one without the courage to go on TV and state her beliefs. She hides behind her page, and refuses to be interviewed. I can hardly wait until she makes the rounds of the news shows to hawk her book...oh, wait, she won't. She'll only do Fox, won't she? She wouldn't dare talk to a real newsperson who might ask her something about this amazing book that she didn't write...or better, ask her to READ a section for us. Ha. Palin better get her dirty money while she can...her light is fading fast.

    October 29, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  5. The Party of No = The Party of Nobody

    Ok, that does it . . . .I'm going to have to join Facebook just so I can call this liar out!

    October 29, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  6. Doug, New Jersey

    Isn't it funny how Democrats lie when they state that republican has lied?

    Sorry, lying is a Democrat niche, they get high from lying, it is just the type of people they are. Even when they are caught in a lie (Rather for example), the Democrat media and every Democrat voter just goes on as if the lie were the truth, such cold heartless beings are incapable of feeling remorse.

    October 29, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. Liar-Liar-PantsOnFire!

    This woman has no conscience. Period. She promotes herself as a Christian and everything she does, every word that comes out of her mouth is hateful, lying and causes division. Lying is an abomination to God, Sarah! And it is written "Blessed are the PEACE MAKERS". She is not a peach maker – she is a divider.

    October 29, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  8. Laverne

    We can use Levi Johnston to put Mrs. Palin in her place. She is now rethinking her talking points when she goes on the Oprah show because Levi "knows stuff, ooh". I think Levi is a creep, but I think Sarah Palin is creepier!

    October 29, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. Irma in North Carolina

    Every thing that Sarah says you all know that she has some one else write the words and then puts her name one it. Probably some one fox news is writing the words for her and we all know what fox news a bunch of lies. When the 20 percent of the republicans get her in the white house the fox news gang will be her cabinet members. But it is a good thing some one is calling her on the lies. Wonder how come her book is going for such a low price now. That ought to tell you something right there. Wait till Levi tells the whole story about her.

    October 29, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  10. John

    Boy, she sure does get under the thin skin of liberals. Obama has the thinnest skin, he is the first translucent president we have ever had.

    October 29, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  11. sandy

    I and members of my family have been calling out Palin and her supports since she went live on facebook. It is fun and I feel I am doing my part for the country. Nothing but lies from her and loons that follow her.

    October 29, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. marty

    All you democrats must be really, REALLY scared of this woman to spend this much anger on her. She must really, REALLY terrify you. GOOD!!! You should be afraid, VERY AFRAID.

    October 29, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  13. A wised up Democrat who is now an Independant

    I've never found her to tell anything but the truth. IT'S OBAMA WHO'S SITTING ON A KEG OF LIES THAT'LL WILL SOONER THAN LATER BLOW UP ON HIM. ELEVEN MONTHS HAVE PASSED AND NONE OF HIS CHANGE HAS TAKEN PLACE. In fact nothing has he done. His followerers are blind mice and chicken little's.

    October 29, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  14. Michael

    Finally we Liberals are not playing the "ignore it- it will go away" game anymore. Sometimes you have to fight FIRE with Fire-as we have been doing to the baggers and birthers. No more Mr. Nice guy!

    October 29, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  15. Reagan was wrong

    Palin, Bachmann, etc. are people who habitually try to pass off their wild brainfarts as facts. For example:

    "Pallin' around with terrorists"
    "Death panels"
    "Re-education camps"

    What the DNC is doing is exposing this crap as the blatant lies they are.

    October 29, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  16. Jazz

    Wow and democrats just moaned when they thought Bush was eroding our freedoms, the DNC and Obama are both going after free speech and people with different views them, stupid commi pinkos are such hypocrites.

    October 29, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  17. Wake Up

    So people work hard, get masters degrees...law degrees...pay hundreds of thousands in schooling then government will punish them to redistribute wealth? Maybe if liberal losers finished school, didn't get pregnant at 17, and worked hard they wouldn't need govt handouts. I'm so sick of the lazy and unwilling.

    October 29, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  18. Jake

    I cannot wait to hear what else Levi Johnston has on her!

    October 29, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  19. KR

    Everyone should realize that a ghostwriter writes for her facebook and if you do not believe read for yourself, this woman even with a history of 5 colleges could not write and be so articulate. I want to see the day when she quits hiding behind the facebook, and has to create her own speeches. President qualified; you people that support Palin are delusional. I want to see the day when she has to meet the media face on face with debates.

    October 29, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  20. Jobless Recovery

    Why is the left so scared of Palin? She believes in LESS federal government, more states rights, less taxes...and more freedom. How is that so bad?

    October 29, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  21. California Democrat

    The destructive garbage that comes out of that woman's mouth is unbelievable!

    October 29, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  22. felicia

    Why is sara palin posing with AA's, what a phony she probably have never been that close too a AA. I'm sick and disgusted by the picture she is pure fakeness.

    October 29, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  23. Jim

    the thing is, so much of what the republicans have been spouting are untruths, half-truths, distortions and flat out lies. I see very very few actual facts used by them and a great deal of arguments that go "if you do/don't do this, then that very bad thing will happen".

    all they'd have to do to win major support is to just use actual facts.

    i guess the republicans don't have any facts to use.

    October 29, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  24. Nguyen

    Sad is lies are taking over the First Amendment . Some lies totally insulted the intelligence of the readers/audiences. More sad is there are enough people out there who believe in them and support them into a profitable business .

    October 29, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  25. S Callahan

    That is way too punky for the DNC to direct it's followers to 'attack' Palin's site. I rarely agree with her but would not take steps as the DNC feels it should and I feel it is just downright wrong for anyone to target someone just because the message isn't the one you want.......there is a 'free' speech issue going on here.

    October 29, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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