February 17th, 2010
02:50 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin targets Obey in Wisconsin

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/17/art.palin.flag.jpg caption="Sarah Palin urged followers Wednesday to donate to Sean Duffy."]Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama's signing of the stimulus bill by urging followers Wednesday to donate money to a former MTV reality star.

Wisconsin Republican Sean Duffy is running in a primary where the winner will earn the right to challenge powerful House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, a Democrat.

Obey introduced the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, legislation that is also known as the stimulus bill.

"In this election year, we'll see many darling Davids take on entrenched Goliaths," Palin wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday morning. "Just one of these many brave souls is a northern Wisconsin patriot named Sean Duffy."

While never mentioning Obey by name, Palin alludes to him as "a liberal Goliath who's been in Congress over 40 years now."

"Hope lies in draining the swamp in D.C. and sending Commonsense Conservatives to Washington who understand the need for fiscal restraint," Palin wrote.

Before facing off against Obey, Duffy will have to beat candidate Dan Mielke in the Republican primary.

Duffy is serving his fourth term as district attorney for Ashland County. He became known nationally for appearing as a cast member on MTV's 'The Real World.'

Filed under: 2010 • David Obey • Sarah Palin
soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Lisa

    Oh how can I forget this women is married to someone who was a member of a group who wanted to break away from the United States, everyone say oh the Democrats are afraid of her, for what reason, her own part;y will bring her down, if she runs for the nomination, so think about it, all of you Obama haters, no matter what Obama does it is congress, that must get behind the president to pass these ideas, if, I believe if he was not an African American, he proably wouldn't be getting all of the flack he is getting from the american people, the real deep down hidden reason is his skin color and people being afraid, because Bush did more harm then good to this country then any other president so lets get behind this president to find solutions and stop all of the fighting, we can do this if we put our heads together

    February 17, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. Irma in North Carolina

    Sarah just please go with the rest of your family the uneducated racits , the tea party gang and leae the rest of this country alone.

    February 17, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  3. Hawk in Texas

    Will this idiot never go away.

    February 17, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  4. hampster

    Why is she urging followers to donate when she gets a $100,000. for being a stand up comic at political gatherings??????

    February 17, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  5. Abbie Gomillion

    Beat it, Obey.

    February 17, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  6. R.Reynolds

    I think it's outragous that a person who let down the state of Alaska, can't take care of her own family, doesn't have any idea what she has or not read should have the qual to be telling me how our government should be run. We have our president who's intelligence is so far beyond her's working with people of her party that would rather just say no than help the American people and so we should listen to the gotcha lady with anything but pitty that she does this comic act and calls it polliticing. Go home Mrs. Palin and be a MOM first, read history books, get an education in pollitics and then ask Alaska if they trust you enough to follow through with the responsibilty of an office FOR the people.

    February 17, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. Indy

    We have seen the Ponzi scheme and now we have the Palin scheme.You charge a $100,000 a speech and tell your followers it all go's to the cause, but you spend it anyway you want to enhance your life style. Is this legal to scam the lesser intellegent people of the country ? Charge $100,000 a speech and all she offers is half sentences and lies, fear and hate. The average person would be thrown in jail for this scam.It is too funny that "Fiscal Responsibility" is the Tea Party mantra and they are going to preach that in Sin City, which would be a bad thing in Palins God's eyes. It amazes me that there are people stupid enough to pay a nickel to see this former part time Governor spew out her lies and hate, without a single agenda that would help the country.Too bad Alaska won't take her back, but their buyers remorse is extreme and can't blame them.I feel very sorry for the people that are sucked into her scam.

    February 17, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. Michael in Houston

    Tell us more O wise one. For you are truley a gift to us all from God....gifted with vast intelligence and wisdom, compassion and you and only you know what best for us all. Please tell us how to think, live, what to watch, and how to vote for we are not worthy of anything unless we listen and obey your glorious insights.

    February 17, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  9. gwryder

    Yeah, sure. Run on the Republican ticket and vote party lines as dictated.
    We need to boot out both parties and envoke real change.

    February 17, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  10. Four and The Door

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 turns out to have been proof positive that massive government spending does not recover an economy. Japan proved that well before Obama, Reid and Pelosi did, but at the time, Democrats had enough political capital to make that huge bet on bad economic advise. They lost. We lost. Our children lost. This was a very expensive lesson and I hope future generations will study these results before they make the same mistake again. Get government out of the way. Vibrant, well run businesses drive economies.

    February 17, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  11. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    The Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working, although you would never hear that on Fox. Do some fact checking wingnuts, or just check with your republican congressmen. Oh, I forgot, facts are too scary for a conservative.

    February 17, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  12. Kathleen

    To Four and the Door,

    Where, oh where were you when Cheney was making Huge amounts
    of money paid by our Government to Haliburton?
    And, when Bush ran our country into the ground.
    WHERE Were YOU!!!

    February 17, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  13. Annie, Atlanta

    Four and the Door – belief is one thing, facts and figures quite another. When you spout off your belief as a fact, without figures to back it up, it's worthless. You don't want it to work, so in your reality it didn't. Wonderful.

    February 17, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  14. Annie, Atlanta

    Kathleen @4:25, I agree, and could not have put it better. Excellent.

    February 17, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  15. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Palin is an idiot who is mentally deficient and acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way. As an idiot Palin has bad judgment in public and political matters. This description of Palin is in the dictionary.

    February 17, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  16. SC-Pub "no" more

    What have you and your "NO" party offered except "NO" and criticism?

    February 17, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. MsDp

    Stop repeating the lies from the republican party. No one ever stated the employment rate would not reach 10%. If was a desire to prevent the employment rate from reaching 10%; however, due to lack of concern from congress, the recovery package was not large enough to accomplish this desire. This is why people should follow facts for themselves and not be spoon fed. The recovery package or stimulus was never big enough and it was purposely done this way so the republican party could use it aganist the President; just like they're doing. But the saddest part about this LIE is that every one seems to buy it and America continues to have such great faith in the republican party even though this party fooled the country for almost a decade.

    February 17, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  18. Mark S.

    What does Sarah the quitter know about common sense anything, except of course quitting, oh yes, and lying.....

    February 17, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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