White House targets Sarah Palin, begs for cash
Here’s the e-mail sent out this morning by President Obama’s political arm authored by Mitch Stewart, the director for Organizing for America, a.k.a. your White House. Can someone tell me if there ever has been a time where the White House has targeted a private citizen in such a way? Palin is not serving in elected office or running for anything, but they still feel the need to call her a liar?
Now remember, this is not the Democratic National Committee crying about the current popularity of Sarah Palin, this is President Obama whining and moaning about a private citizen who is on a book tour. Begging for money – a half million dollars mind you – proves the current administration sees Palin and the conservative movement as a serious threat.
They see this movement as a crisis, and you know good ol’ Rham … Emanuel is not one to let a crisis go to waste.
Here is the text of the e-mail. I’ve provided a screen shot as well, just click to enlarge.
Right now, Sarah Palin is on a highly publicized, nationwide book tour, attacking President Obama and his plan for health reform at every turn.
It’s dangerous. Remember, this is the person who coined the term “Death Panels” — and opened the flood gates for months of false attacks by special interests and partisan extremists.
Whatever lie comes next will be widely covered by the media, then constantly echoed by right-wing attack groups and others who are trying to defeat reform.
As we approach the final sprint on health reform, we can’t afford more deception and delay. We need to be ready for anything — and have the resources to respond with ads, events, and calls to Congress when the attacks come.
So we’re setting a big goal: $500,000 in the next week to help push back against Sarah Palin and her allies. Can you chip in $25 or more to help reach our goal?
Earlier this month, Palin publicly said that she hopes health reform will be “dead on arrival.” And since then, she’s been working fiercely toward that goal.
On Tuesday, Palin went on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show where she outrageously — and falsely — suggested that Americans could “face jail time as punishment” if they don’t buy insurance.
Palin has many more interviews scheduled on Hannity and other conservative shows in the next few weeks, with more platforms to go after the President. As soon as she does, the rest of our opponents will likely parrot those attacks.
We need to be prepared. And we’re counting on you help. Can you chip in $25 or more?
Maybe the name calling and begging for cash was a result of the Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll recently released … hat tip to Gateway Pundit who has some screen caps from O’Reilly on Thursday night.
The fear of Palin is palpable (the other private citizen so attacked was Rush, by the way).
Let me fix the first sentence for Rahm: "Right now, Sarah Palin is on a highly publicized, nationwide book tour, criticizing President Obama and his scheme for health reform at every turn, despite being ignored by the major media."
Maybe they should spend some time explaining exactly what the purported flaws in her arguments are, rather than insinuating that she is a liar. Unless they can't of course…
Could Sarah Palin, like Andre Dixon today in the UConn vs Notre Dame football game in which UConn has won in overtime, whom Dixon sealed the fate of Notre Dame's football coach, could Palin end up doing the same with both her book and her Facebook site for President Obama in 2012?
You can tell Sarah Palin has launched her 2012 run by how the left is acting. Pehaps they have been bugging her phone, but they seem to have a heads up on what remains publically unspoken. Biden can be heard mocking "Drill baby Drill" in speeches, White house web pages have issued Jihad commands to their red guard brigades. Obama even took a swing at Sarah Palin all the way from China. He said in a speech…"old-fashioned ideas about the role of women in society continue to bedevil the U.S. ". This was a back handed way of saying Americans think women like Sarah Palin belong in the kitchen. It is ecouraging to see this crazed level of insecurity coming from Obama central command.
Sarah Palin would be the ideal republican candidate for Democrats. Regardless of whether or not you like her, she is divisive, and she is a walking drama magnet. Palin for republican president would ensure another 8 years for Obama, so be careful what you wish for.
Current leftist talking point is " I hope she runs…that will assure Obama's re-election". Don't fall for their pathetic jedi mind games. If they really felt that way, they would keep their mouth shut instead of being so aggressive at spooking conservatives to back someone "more winnable". The left may say "I hope she runs", but if they were to actually cast a primary vote for the candidate most likely to lose to Obama, it would be for Huckabee.
Every day, Obama becomes more "divisive", even among liberals. And we have three years to go. Who knows where the country and the electorate will be by then? 2010 might be a good indicator. We shall see.
The nomination of Sarah Palin as the Vice Presidential candidate last year was America's wake up call. Her continued popularity offers a glimmer of hope. She stands for all that is good and right in America and the "left" is scared of her. America better harken to the wake up call, otherwise you can kiss freedom goodbye.