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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  1. D. Tree

    Sarah Palin indeed spouts many lies – but the problem is that she and her supporters actually believe those lies.

    Its hard to call a liar out when they don't understand the concept of lying.

    October 29, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. We Won Get Over It

    I think in stead of calling em out, a hardy soul should sue...when they come out with their lies...bring it out in the open. Let real Americans see that the republican party is all about...they are built on obstruction, lies, greed and violence.....CALL EM OUT ON THAT.

    October 29, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  3. Marie in California

    Won't they be surprised if Palin is elected our next president. She makes more sense than most of those out there.......and has more morals, scruples, etchics, and character than just about any other politician.

    October 29, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. Teena

    Palin and her ilk ude the internet to say whatever they want instead of having a debate.
    Oh, I'll debate as long as you pay me upfront. You betcha!

    October 29, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  5. Mike, Albany

    Her book is already discounted to $9.00 on amazon.com - even before it has officially appeared. I guess her words, whether on Facebook or on actual paper, aren't worth much.

    October 29, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  6. Dan Holiday

    Why is it that the liberals are so infatuated with Sarah Palin? You guys cannot stop talking about her. It is actually pretty creepy how obsessed you all are. The funnier thing is, how many of you talk of tolerance and acceptance, and also how hate needs to be abolished, then in the same sentence call her names and spew your hate and intolerance for anything but your ideas and ways. I wish you could step back and see the ways you act toward her. Calling her sexist names and such. It is truly pathetic. What a bunch of sad people you all are. Not to worry though. In one year the Congress will revert back to the GOP and two years from then that ridiculous joke of a man, Obama, will be looking for a new job. Maybe ACORN will hire him back...lol.

    October 29, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  7. Thanks GOPs!

    Hee hee, now there's full-time work!

    Thanks GOPs for keeping Sarah Palin alive - talk about 2012 insurance. We Dems appreciate it.

    October 29, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  8. A.B.

    Let's face facts!! Sarah Palin is not a serious 2012 presidential candidate. If the some members of the Republican Party leadership think that she is a viable candidate and she becomes the face of the Republican Party, then the party is really in deep trouble. This woman is clearly not fit for any public office let alone the U.S. Presidency. I don't know what she is trying to do by showing up at political events or even showing up on talk shows. If she thinks that she can repair her damaged credibility and change public opinion about her fitness for public office, I think that what she is doing so far is not working and will not work. Sarah Palin will be no more successful in changing the public's first impression of her than Dan Quayle was in changing the public's first impression of him.

    October 29, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  9. Enough

    If the DNC wants to call out Liars, there are plenty in the white house. Rahmbo and his short memory regarding Afghanistan, Obama and ACORN, for starters. Tim Geithner and his tax problems. The white house is loaded with Liars and they are bankrupting this country. So come on DNC you demand the truth, start at the top, the list will never end. While you're at it don't forget about Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.

    October 29, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  10. MARK

    OMG!!! Could the democrats be anymore focused on Palin. I guess they are trully worried about her and her popularity.

    October 29, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  11. David

    Well it is past time to call out the Dems and GOP for what they are. A tow party scam being pushed on the people for years now. Corporate controlled every last one of them.

    October 29, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  12. Obama=Trickle up Poverty

    This is just another attempt by the Democrats to distract us from the mess the Disaster in Chief is making out of our country. The bankrupting of America is being pushed under the rug so they can bash Sarah Palin some more. What a bunch spineless whiners.

    October 29, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  13. Bill

    These folks are scared to blankin' DEATH of Palin. I love it!

    October 29, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  14. beevee

    I think that the DNC is doing right thing in exposing Palin and other GOP biggies before they make any damaging comments to the demacratic leadership. Offense is the way to shut the GOP. good thinking.

    October 29, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  15. www.firedoglake.com

    I get emails from the DNC and the DCCC trying to sell us on the idea that Sarah Palin, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann are the ones who are blocking real change.

    Sorry DNC and DCCC, but the people who make up your base are not the same as the lemmings who hate and fear whomever and whatever the RNC, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh tell them to hate and fear.

    We know that the real obstacles to change are in the Democratic Party, including Sen Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas), Sen Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), Rep. Mike Ross (D-Arkansas), and several members of the Obama administration.

    The Republicans are not a threat and only will return to power after 2010 because you all failed to rein in members of the Democratic Caucus in the House and Senate who call themselves Democrats, though they are not.

    October 29, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  16. Cruzan Obama Mama

    I love it. Finally the DNC is showing some back bone.

    I'm so tired of her jumping in there to stir up the pot and then just get away scott free. You cannot just continue to ignore this behavior.....SHE HAS TO BE PUT IN HER PLACE. She is worth NOTHING. You fools need to recognize that the Dems are not afraid of her....you're the ones that should be concerned. You are blindly supporting a person that could care less about you.....ask the people of her beloved Alaska. Think about it.

    October 29, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  17. Suzan

    Why do you delusional republicans keep saying we are afraid of Palin.......NO way are we afraid of her.......she will never make it past the Republican primary's......haven't you been reading the news......not even your own party support her......they don't even ask her to come and campaign for them.........just because 57% of the far right wing conservatives support her (that's not hardly the majority of your party) it's going to take a lot more than that to elect her as the next President .......because the other 43% of your party and 100% of the Democratic party and 48% of the independents don't want her.......so we ain't AFRAID of Palin the LIER and QUITTER.

    October 29, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  18. Pam

    I don't think it is necessary to call out on her statements.
    When people see her name, they know that what comes out of her mouth is un-intelligent gibbrish!

    October 29, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  19. Grahame

    With regard to the infamous 'death panels' remark. It's not the legislation you morons, it's the insurance companies. Palin and the rest of the GOP cleverly use misdirection techniques to fool the gullable miscreants who swallow her excrement hook line and sinker.
    Her supporters are always spouting off about her family values. Just step back for a moment and consider what she does with anybody who disagrees with her. She slanders them by using flagrant lies using the time honored method, namely "If you tell a lie that's big enough then people will start to believe some of it." Yes! the DNC should finally really go after her and her ilk. It's not that Sarah Palin in herself that is dangerous, it's the mindless lemmings who believe her and want to follow her over the cliff.

    October 29, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  20. Oh yeah, lots of change

    Why does the DNC hate her so much?

    October 29, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  21. Greg

    What I find particularly interesting is Ms. Palin's choice to hide on facebook and lob political grenades safely immune to follow-up questions. There is no debate, there is no discourse, there is only her position being put out there. Those that believe in her have no need to comment but those who do not believe, cannot ask for clarification.

    In her view she is operating from a position of safety. Others might call it cowardice.

    October 29, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  22. Danny

    It's about time Democrats grew some cajones and start fighting back against the GOP & Insurance Company smear tactics. If President Clinton and the Dems would have done this back in 1994 we'd already have health reform!

    October 29, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  23. Mickey, NY

    Gimme a break, Sarah...everybody is lying but you, right?

    GOP: Evolve or die...

    October 29, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  24. Bananarama Victim II: Electric Boogaloo

    Why is it every time Palin's mentioned the cry-baby conservatives ask open-ended questions of liberals concerning supposed infatuation or fear of said woman?

    Mainly Democrats and liberals in general just have a hard time believing that anyone would put their eggs into that basket. And that's saying a lot after you elected Bush twice...

    The way that Republicans will back the least intelligent candidates is weird, but seeing as how you like watching cars drive around in circles for hours, nothing is too far a stretch.

    October 29, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    "And, you know CNN will not do that as they are in the party of
    NOthings back pocket."

    I beg to differ. They are in the business of making money. Their money comes from ad revenue. The amount they can charge for their air time or space on their website has a direct relationship to viewership and the numbers reported by click counters. You know what increases viewership and clicks? CONTROVERSY. The "news" media would hype an argument over whether water is wet in order to increase ad revenues...and that's the truth. Sure, some are quite obviously corrupted and biased, like Faux, but with others, like CNN, it's a far more insidious infection that has obliterated their sense of journalistic integrity.

    October 29, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
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