This is the 2nd of a series of posts on Sarah Palin’s CPAC speech, The first in the series is here.
After a montage of images on the big Screen Sarah Palin was announced and entered the stage.
And the crowd went absolutely wild.
Because I was part of the 2nd batch of press I was still standing to the side. While that precludes anything but a long zoomed in shot like this one……it also meant that I could still stand without blocking the audience and get the pan of the crowd that you see in the video.
That applause carried a full 44 seconds before she started into her speech. It’s applause that has been earned by her tireless efforts on behalf of conservatism, efforts that have taken a toll over the six years she has been on the national stage.
When the applause finally died she began acknowledging vets and then the college republicans and the young people in the crowd. She noted that to the proponents of Obamacare those young people were: “Obamacare suckaaaas…..” because: “you have the change they’ve been waiting for.”
One might think of this as simply a quip until you consider the story of the president on Funny or Die interview with Zack Galifiankis to sell Obamacare to the young and foolish generation.
— Tara McGuinness (@HealthCareTara) March 11, 2014
When Sarah Palin said the White House considers young people “Obamacare Suckas”, she was right again, I’ll give the last word to Jonah Goldberg…
it says something sad about the audience Obama is reaching out to. After all, if millions actually do sign up as a result (which I highly doubt), it would mean that there are millions of young people out there who couldn’t be persuaded by billions of words in newspapers, magazines, State of the Union addresses, and news broadcasts, but they are persuaded by a hipster webcast comedy show. That doesn’t really speak well of them — or the country generally.
Tomorrow: Day Three Green Eggs and Ham
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