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

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

The Democratic National Committee is taking fresh aim at Sarah Palin.

The Democratic National Committee is taking fresh aim at Sarah Palin.

(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. susie

    When is this admistration going to grow up?

    October 29, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  2. bill

    just ignore the fool.then maybe she will go away

    October 29, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  3. Four and The Door

    Sarah Palin Rocks! She has the DNC on the defensive and oh do they hate a politician that doesn't act like one.

    October 29, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  4. katiec

    Unless the media starts doing its job, confronting, questioning these politicians lies, distortions, sewer tactics, showing them as the undesirables they are, some people will continue to believe.
    And, you know CNN will not do that as they are in the party of
    NOthings back pocket.

    October 29, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  5. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Palin is nothing but lies.... a total phony deluding the right-wing nutcases.. they deserve what they get.

    October 29, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  6. Amazing

    DNC – How about we fact check ALL the lies coming out of the white house when they make accusations against FOX. There is so much fact checking to be done within your own party that maybe you should think about it before you go slinging mud. FACT check Obamas campaign promises against reality..........you know, the transparency, elimination of pork, no tax increases, working for ALL Americans, the people he surrounds himself with, etc. Pot calling the kettle black? Amazing the DNC is afraid of little old Sarah Palin, what a bunch of cowards the DNC is.

    October 29, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  7. Kathleen

    Give her enough rope; she will hang herself. Is she for real?

    October 29, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  8. Bev


    It would be nice if Obama and the DNC put as much effort into making a decision regarding Afghanistan-–as they do attacking Fox and Palin.

    Maybe they should start calling Afghanistan Palin--and we might actually see a decision ASAP.

    October 29, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  9. Marie MD

    It's a shame that anyone needs to tell us to discredit the Alaska quitter when she does such a good job of it herself.
    What is annoying is that the DNC, or anyone else for that matter, thinks she is worth it.
    The woman is a trainwreck.
    Go Levi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 29, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  10. Sniffit

    Stop whining GOPers. If you put yourself out there and make public statements, you're asking for scrutiny...and when people use their own freedom of speach to point out that you're a lying sack of stupid, it's not an infringement on your own freedom of speach or an attempt to limit it. In fact, it's precisely what the founding fathers had in mind: public discourse and debate to arrive at the truth. You lie, you pay the price...and she is a PROVEN liar. If only we could create "truth panels" to determine whether people like her need to be euthanized haha

    October 29, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. Robert

    And who is to debunk the lies of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Dunn, ACORN, MSNBC, Biden, Emanuel, Jones, Axelrod and Jarrett?????? Why do they keep saying that those who are opposed to THEIR VERSION of healthcare reform are against reform altogether? And why do they keep saying that the opposition has offered no alternatives????

    October 29, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. demsrulz

    Why bother... The republican party is dead..

    October 29, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  13. gary davis Harbor Oregon

    well its about time some democrates get off there butts and stop the lies from that moron . she wants alaska out of the union. and so on .
    go get her

    October 29, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  14. ran

    This the only time anyone should respond to this "thing" which is to call out any lies "it" makes. Otherwise don't give "it" another thought.

    October 29, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  15. white female

    Thank you DNC, let's get busy and stop this, these lies must stop.
    The time has come to stop the RNC, Michael steele, and Sarah Palin must stop this wrong doing.
    It's so sad what a mess these people on the RNC side of the fence has gotten themselves into with these two fools at the head of their party.

    October 29, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  16. Bluebonnet

    This is getting almost comical. The DNC is scared crapless that the Republicans are going to put one over on them. IF THEY COULD TELL THE TRUTH THEMSELVES, Palin's truths wouldn't make any difference, would they? You liberal loons and the DNC are absolutely scared to death of Ms. Palin and, I for one of MANY, think this is humerous.

    October 29, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  17. usualone

    What is sad about Sarah Palin is that she probably believes her lies - all the way to the bank.

    October 29, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  18. Robert J 1

    Weel I have to say this that Palin has learned well from Boehner, McConnel, Graham, Limbaugh, Beck, and co.
    Anything for publicity to benefit themselves . They all have gotten so phony it's not even politics or a political party any longer. It just a sham for self benefit and egoat the publics expense. These people don't care about America! They only care about themselves and they are becoming even more transparently and blatantly open in their self centered egotistical stupidity. Maybe if they are ignored by the media they will just go away like the bad dream that they are!

    October 29, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  19. Debby

    No surprise another childish act by the DNC. They are more worried about Palin then the economy and trying to pass a decent health care bill.

    October 29, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  20. TangledThorns

    Here is a novel idea... How about the DNC take on lies from actual elected officials like Nancy Pelosi and her CIA lied claim? Or Obama saying the AARP supported his health care reform ideas? Or Rep. Grayson for all the other nonsense that spews from his mouth???

    October 29, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  21. GOP = "I hope he fails"

    The DNC continues to be wise in their selection of enemies. They would love for people to be thinking about Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Baukman and Sarah Palin when they walk into the voting booth.

    October 29, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  22. George

    Sarah is disgusting and reminds me of a female Rush Limbaugh.
    Thank God she and McCain lost. Now I wish she would go away into the sunset. Please go away Sarah!

    October 29, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  23. FAYE, NV

    Sarah is the best at inciting rife and hatred. She gets an A for that.

    October 29, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  24. tom

    I a'm looking for your reporton the administration attacking the AP for it's report on jobs created by the so called Stimulus plan

    October 29, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  25. joann

    why do the media keep giving Palin air time...she is not news....we know all the liars now in the RNC...they all just want Pres. Obama to fail....the RNC doesn't want a the first black president to suceed in what the previous presidents before him couldn't do...like health care reform....now if was Bush that pushed health care reform it would have been passed.....

    I just don't understand why the news media doesn't call out the lies these people sprew...like the media looks at everything Obama does or doesn't do with a magnfying glass.....

    The man has only been in office for 10 months and is doing more and has more on his plate than Bush did in his 8 yrs....

    October 29, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
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