February 23rd, 2010
10:20 AM ET
10 years ago

DCCC launches 'Palin's Primaries'

The DCCC launched a tongue-in-cheek Web site Tuesday offering ‘a guide’ for Sarah Palin.

The DCCC launched a tongue-in-cheek Web site Tuesday offering ‘a guide’ for Sarah Palin.

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a tongue-in-cheek Web site Tuesday "to provide Sarah Palin with a guide as to which of the more than 55 competitive House Republican primaries to get involved in."

The DCCC calls the site "Palin's Primaries" and "will highlight the most divisive and messiest House Republican primaries in the country."

The group claims Palin set off a "Republican Civil War" when she endorsed Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in New York's Republican-leaning 23rd congressional district, over Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava last October. Scozzafava bowed out of the race and supported Democrat Bill Owens who went on to win the election.

The first set of House races listed on the Web site include open seats in New Hampshire and Tennessee.

Palin, the Republican Party's 2008 vice-presidential nominee, told activists at the Tea Party convention earlier this month that she believes competitive primaries are good for the party and produce the best candidates for general elections.

"Let's not be afraid of contested primaries," Palin said.

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soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Angus McDugan

    Why are the Dems so affraid of her? She's not that smart or media savvy. The libs are just hung up on her.

    February 23, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    CPAC approved her in the straw poll only 6%. She is not the future of the party.

    February 23, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  3. JDD

    But the Democratic Party will raise the level of public discourse. Bring change to the way government is run. Bring civility to the process.

    Independents are observing.

    February 23, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. Michelle

    This is pretty funny....but somehow she and Stapleton will turn it into an attack...I think they should just let Palin implode. Her fifteen minutes are about over.

    February 23, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  5. Robert


    Maybe they should create a site for her where the continents are identified, individual nations in each continent, and the names of the leaders there – with brief (and I do mean brief) descriptions of all political parties/systems and any conflict for each country.

    And maybe a tab for other stuff like what the duties of the vice president are, and how government works....

    February 23, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  6. Duck Fallas

    Please stop picking on Sarah. She never bothers anyone.

    February 23, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  7. Sadie

    This woman is walking death for the Republican party either way you look at it.......if she ends up running on the Republican ticket (not likely) she will lose big time because she doesn't have the support of the Democrats, most of the republicans and independents don't even support her........then if she runs on a Third Party Ticket she will divide the republican conservative vote in half and the eletion will be lost again just like it was lost in 2008 with her on the ticket.....when will the GOP open up their eyes and bring this woman out on lack of Knowledge.......this woman is also the most vindictive person I have ever seen........

    February 23, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  8. Captain Awesome

    I'm not surprised the DCCC would stoop this low to ridicule a person who doesn't even hold an elected office. Really? Obviously the dumocrats have too much time on their hands and really should focus their energy on something more constructive like fixing the economy.

    Real Change in November

    February 23, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  9. Biased

    Is this what a democratic Congressional Committee spends its time on? And do you really expect us to believe that Democratic politics will bring any new tone to Washington? The tone is more derisive and demeaning than ever and shows that the same old gotcha politics of attack the messenger rather than address the message is still alive and well and thriving.

    February 23, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. ran

    This for all the voters out there: If you are so upset with how congress in acting then voting for anyone who is either a fear/hate/obstructionist/purity Republican or a Blue dog or a Lieberman then you are just wasting your vote and are kidding yourself that you vote will change anything.

    If you want real change you will vote for either a true Democrat or an Independent in 2010/2012. By then maybe the Republicans will have gotten the message we want our elected officials to do for the people.

    If you want the same (i.e. gridlock, bills passed for the special interest etc.) then vote for more of the same fear/hate/obstructionist/purity republicans.

    February 23, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  11. Jay

    Is Sister Sarah even relevant anymore? I mean, lets get real here. She's proven that she's willing to align herself with racists, fear-mongers, homophobes, anti-rationalists, and is 'palin' around' daily with the likes of right-wing nutjobs like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. The woman lies, switches tracks faster than a freight train, uses her kids in sorry attempts to score questionable political points and then throws them under the bus when some clown like Limbaugh won't kowtow to her ravings. If anything, Sister Sarah is the spokesmodel for all things that are wrong with Republican party. Whatever she says, Republicans should do otherwise. Whoever she endorses, the Republicans should reject.

    February 23, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  12. donttreadonme

    The liberal dems (socialist elite) will continue to distract us with personal attacks, TMZ type dialogue all the while protecting their “cult of personality”!

    February 23, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Nancy

    Hey winkie do your home work so people will know you are not just out for their money but really have something to contribute to society.

    February 23, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  14. Kevin

    I hope it doesnt backfire

    February 23, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  15. Stop the Nonsense

    Have they not conscience? How could they pick on poor Sarah? So disadvantaged, so under armed.
    All kidding aside, don't these guys have better things to do? How about exposing those holding up agnedas that can help Americans? how about showing what Democrats are doing and why they are not happening.
    It's time to call out ALL politicians for their lack of leadership.

    February 23, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  16. Rick McDaniel

    The Dems and GOP should just join forces......there isn't a dime's worth of difference between them! They are both repulsive.

    February 23, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  17. Raff from NC

    Be the best or the worst if you want to be popular, if you want to be heard.
    Palin is the extremist right wing nuts. whatever comes out from this woman mouth will always be news.

    February 23, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  18. phoenix86

    Nice job. The DNCC invests resources in attacking someone who is not running for any office. A complete waste of money.

    Sound familiar? It is the Obama Method of Debt Accumulation on Wasted Efforts.

    February 23, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  19. rosslaw

    Hey, why stop there. Let's dream big and get the momentum going for a Sarah Palin-Dick Cheney ticket, the perfect ticket for the "earth is 6,000 years old and flat, no taxation since all wars are free" crowd.

    February 23, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  20. Marie MD

    Another brain fart from the quitter:
    "Let's not be afraid of contested primaries," Palin said.

    Well, duh, if nobody else is running for a seat then you have contested primaries and races, right?

    Just keep her away if you want to win a primary or any small menial part of a school play.

    February 23, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  21. Terry from West Texas

    Sarah Palin is a typical Conservative leader. Not very smart. Extremely impressed with herself. A compulsive liar (death panels). Interested exclusively in her own status and income. Does not give a rodent's caboose about the middle and lower classes. Loves expensive clothes. Cannot name the last ten presidents and their major accomplishments and failures. Given an unmarked world map, she could not find Portugal, Korea, Vietnam, or Argentina. Speaks only in Conservative talking points, none of which she understands or can give examples of.

    As with most Conservative leaders, it is embarrassing to have a conversation about her with a Canadian, Mexican, or European friend.

    February 23, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  22. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Let's hope the DNCC doesn't realize how much this kind of crap angers us and keeps it up. We will get lots more people who are fed up with the slime ball elitist attitude voting with us. Thank you for being so stupid DNCC.

    February 23, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  23. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Palin is trying to get people elected and will try to collect favors when she runs for president in 2012. When the people she supported lose, she won't be able to get any support for 2012. Those that win in 2010 may support her because they have this strange idea they won on their own.

    I hope that the support she gives is for those that don't win the primary but run in November as a conservative party person. That would cause all kinds of messy fun.

    February 23, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  24. inofritzn

    In other REAL news today.. lead climate scientists in the UK met to announce they will start over on climate monitoring. THIS WHOLE CLIMATE CHANGE SCANDAL BLEW UP AND CNN HAS NEVER REPORTED ANYTHING!!!!!

    February 23, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  25. HBO

    Good political move! I hope that the DCCC also makes sure that there are some viable Dem candidates in those districts who can swoop in an take the seats.

    February 23, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
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