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. Moderate Democrat

    Ever notice that she doesn' finish anything she starts? Don't worry, she'll quit this soon as well. She's a natural born quitter.

    October 29, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  2. HeadlessHessian

    Sarah reminds me of the talking stain commercial!

    October 29, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. JR

    why do some folks keep asking if opponents of Pailin are "threatened by her?" I don't think that anyone feels threatened by her. I think that the right word is "disinterested." That horse has already left the gate.

    October 29, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. Greg, MN

    The DNC should start by debunking Obama, Reid, and Pelosi lies. Then they may give their party some credibility.

    No wonder the Rueters poll released yesterday revealed more Americans identify themselves as conservative rather than liberal.

    October 29, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. Ann

    Maybe Palin is a liar but DNC has become a joke. What is their problem? Are they really afraid of this woman?

    October 29, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  6. David

    The liars of the century acuse her of lieing? Wow they are making fools of themselves spending like idiots raking up huge debt on Americas credit card.Whats she lieing about DNC?The facts like your doubling the debt,printing new cash at 120%(Carter printed 13%,to pull that back intrest rates hit 20%).Telling you to drill for energy instead of sending billions to Brazil so they can.Telling you by not drilling your missing trillions in future tax revenues economic growth and high paying American jobs.Telling you to slay the death tax kill capital gains,reduce payroll taxes,let people keep more of their monney.Telling you borrowing trillions isnt a smart move.Telling you borrowing, spending and printing, will as usual cause massive inflation.Telling you to use free market HC solutions to bring down costs like tort reform interstate purchasing instead of spending trillions creating another gov program that will go bankrupt.Gee I guess all these lies are causing the DNC alot of fear no wonder because we know whos lieing out here,and its not her.

    October 29, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Today is just not a good day to be a Republican. More and more it seems that this is becoming the norm.............tsk.

    October 29, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  8. ann

    you people are so scared of her and Fox news. What a hoot! The administration and the peope who are so afraid of both are the best sales people for both. I went to Fox news out of curiosity when the White house people started badmouthing them and guess what...I'm hooked. They tell it like it is. Go Fox and go Sarah and expose these people for what they are.

    October 29, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  9. pattyo

    How could any clear thinking American think for one New York minute that this woman is even remotely qualified to hold public office, much less President or Vice President. She is all frosting and no cake. Picture her sitting down at a summit meeting with world leaders. If that doesn't give you chills you are brain dead.

    October 29, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  10. B

    You don’t have to push back too hard against Palin.

    Just give her all of the rope she needs and she will -always- hang herself in the press...


    October 29, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  11. J.P.

    The government is broke and Obama and the statists in the Congress continue to spend more money than we have, or ever will have, in a manner that would make even Big Spending George Bush blush.

    What about this is a "lie?"

    October 29, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  12. Bob in Pa

    The DNC is so scared that Americans might finally rise up and take back control of their country.

    October 29, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  13. Peggy

    Are her lips moving???????????? Well, then, she's LYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! End of story.

    October 29, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  14. Marie Laveaux

    I dont't think the woman is worth all of this attention. Only her simple-minded followers believe what she says, and the RNC is probably never going to let her get nominated. She's beginning to remind me of David Duke the Republican KKK member from Louisiana who ran for every offfice you can think of. He kept up a constant barrage of controversy which kept his bankroll fat for years.

    October 29, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  15. Tony

    Palin is just a Republican pawn....even most Republicans (the ones with half a brain) don't like her. She's laughable and she keeps herself and her whacked out family in the news to sway viewers from the real issues facing our world today. She's a good little patsy!

    October 29, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  16. mike

    The only lies I see are coming from this immature administration.

    October 29, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  17. Chris - MN

    Refuting high-profile liars seems appropriate to me.

    October 29, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  18. shmeckel

    I can’t believe that the dnc is dumb enough to spend money fighting this woman. Most republicans don’t even like her. You are throwing away good money. Is the dnc really scared of this woman; you must be kidding me.

    October 29, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  19. franco

    There are enough lies in both parties. If their lips are moving, they are lying!

    October 29, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  20. MikQuick

    I would say just ignore her – but history has shown that in this country, simply ignoring a stupid idea or person doesen't work. There are too many nuts out there (like the 3 of 10 that feel she would be qualified to be president) that only believe what their party tells them and do not seek out the truth. Facts, facts, facts man – that is the way to beat down the likes of Mrs P. Our news should be more concerned about reporting facts and fact checking instead of sensationalizing someone's opinion because they are in the midst of their 15 minutes of fame. The fight for ratings that generate income by selling advertising works against the idea of checking facts – ahh capitalism at its finest.

    October 29, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  21. annie s

    Excellent idea. The fanatics like Ms. Palin have owned the argument for too long – it is time to shout them down with truth!

    October 29, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  22. New Yorker

    What a joke. The DNC World Champion Deceivers asking people to join them in debunking the truth.

    October 29, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  23. SammyD

    The DNC is sure scared of Palin, it's pretty funny to watch. Unfortuantely it's not very productive attacking an American citizen who is just stating her opinion. BTW what lies are you talking about?

    October 29, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  24. Wake Up

    Dems-we are going to call all of you out in 2010. In fact, you weak left repubs...we are coming for you. No more bailouts. No more spending. No more!! Obama, you have created a firestorm. You will be voted out oin 2012, as long as the repubs field a conservative candidate.

    October 29, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  25. sean

    It would seem to be a battle of diminishing returns- Palin seems incapable of telling the truth ("Bridge to nowhere", "Death Panels", etc.)and her activities are actively sinking the Republican Party- approval ratings prove that. As if that isn't enough she is selling a book as hers that she didn't write (some right-wing "christian" sniper did that for her), and her white trash war of words continues with her near son-in-law.

    The reality is though, Republicans have been emboldened by her ability to spew and not get caught- hence their increasing levels of un-real statements. Push back, and push back hard- these anti-patriots must be stopped, and show for what they really are.

    October 29, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
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