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

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

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/29/art.palin.flag.jpg caption="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. fielding mellish

    Send this idiot and the other liars all the unfiltered broadsides they richly deserve!

    October 29, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. mark

    We need more people committed to unveiling obama's lies!

    October 29, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  3. smokey

    I think this is a great idea...I am just wondering why it took so long for the DNC to stike back. But I am sure glad they are..By not calling out these bold face mis-truths from the start, we end of spending so much time and effort in the long run trtying to dispell the myths, that we are often playing catch up, which is not a good strategy...Also which regards to the Health Insurance Reform debate, why don;t we start asking all these Republicans and so called Blue Dogs, what insurance they all have and call them out on this issue..Seems to me, the American people would be interested in knowing whether they have Medicare which is a goverment run prgrm, yet they continue to fight the public option ! This seems to me would be an aswesome strategy....Keep up the great work DNC .......

    October 29, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Pretty lame from the DNC. No wonder they fear this woman so much.

    October 29, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  5. Gary

    sounds like a plan

    October 29, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  6. turdburglar

    I wish this article would have at least provided one example of the lies they are debunking.

    October 29, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  7. John in Tampa

    The problem here is you're taking her too seriously.

    October 29, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. Who put the twit in twitter? Sarah!

    They need to take on all those buffoons. Palin, Beck, Coulter, Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Huckabee, etc.,etc. A real rogue's gallery of knuckle draggers, birthers and flat earthers.

    October 29, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    If you are too lazy to read and do research as Palin has proven she does not, then you resort to gossip and lies to boost yourself. The problem with Palin lying is we are smart enough to research the truth. Palin can continue to try to skate through life telling lies but it's time to put up or shut up.

    October 29, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  10. Ray SF

    HER lies?? What about all the lies by Pelosi??? By Obama?? Thank God we have Palin and Fox to call out all their lies! This is how I feel and I am a DEMOCRAT!

    October 29, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  11. J.Crobuzon

    Let's debunk Lindsay Lohan's lies first, then A-Rod's, and if there time left over we can debunk whats-her-name too. Yawn. So many tabloid celebrities, so little time.

    October 29, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  12. Jackie in Dallas

    Frankly, I feel that is giving her too much attention. For all her posturing about being a "real" American, I notice that neither her nor her husband have dropped their association with the Alaskan secession group, nor have they paid back the RNC for all those clothes, makeup, and hair styling that was inappropriately paid for out of campaign funds.

    Then she blasts the father of her grandchild, a man barely out of boyhood, for doing what he can to make a living. Given a choice between believing Levi or Sarah on how Levi was basicaly squeezed out of his child's life and away from his fiancee, I think I'd actually believe Levi. Interestingly enough, Bristol is keeping quiet about the whole situation.

    October 29, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  13. Donkey Party

    Funny that Palin blasts Levi for "attention getting lies". If anyone knows anything about attention getting lies, it's Sarah Palin. Let her keep pandering to the right-wingers, their party is making it's final spin in the toilet bowl. Good riddance!!!

    October 29, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  14. Oneton Tomato

    Don't waste your time. The ranks of the Republican party are facing the honest question against her popularity: qualified or not. She has a new book and promotions while more and more conflicting schedules for party appearances is a ploy to shoot down what being Rogue is all about. So how does the party dump someone who is popular especially with the religious right? Find a way to make herself look bad to the party and blame it on Democrats. You never saw them eat their own before? It's called natural selection.

    October 29, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  15. Big Daddy

    I won't even comment !!!!

    October 29, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  16. VB Lincoln Park NJ

    It's about time. Those of us who can think and reason are SO TIRED OF HER UNBELIEVEABLE TRASH!!!!!

    October 29, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  17. New Age Independent

    In other words... "The DNS are asking liberal zealots to post lies about Palin on Facebook.

    October 29, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  18. AEK

    The operative word here is "think" twice. These people do not have to think about what they're saying. Their champion, Rush McChubby, is the perfect example. Say any unsubstantiated thing you want, like from some prank website, say it loud and frequently, and then when it's pointed out to be false, claim that it could be true. Doesn't matter to the quitter Palin (you know, the one who pals around with the Chinese Communists!), Beck and the rest, the flock will always follow them to the Kool Aid no matter what!

    October 29, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  19. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    All the DNC needs to do is woo Levi and he'll tell ALL. Throw him a little cash and see what he leaks.

    October 29, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  20. Dean

    Gee, I thought Obama wanted us to report those who disagreed with him to the White House.

    October 29, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  21. Brian

    Palin, Boehner, Bachmann – nothing more than angry, marginlized malcontents that can not come to grips with their minority status. All they can do is carp and complain.

    October 29, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  22. Kevin in Ohio

    Lies?????????? The ONLY liars are the liberals and democrats who continue their hate-campaign against this honest woman.

    October 29, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  23. GI Joe

    Anybody with the Cult mentality to follow the blatant lies of Palin, Boehner, Steele, Bachmann, (and their leader, Limpballs) is too much of an inbred idiot to ever understand the truth.

    Wish they had all gone to Africa with Jim Jones. This country would be better off without them causing such hate and fear. Never anything good or positive.

    October 29, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  24. W Spivey

    This lady tells so many lies, you could fix the unemployment problem just rebutting her.

    October 29, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  25. Change In America

    Please CNN stop posting Palin on the blog she is awful.

    Palin is trying to destroy american

    October 29, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
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