The final in my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:
Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth
Day 14: Why We Fight
Day 15: We Know America
In the close of her CPAC speech Sarah Palin talked about the thing most lacking in America today, optimism.
The left was awash with optimism in 2008 5 years ago.
For the first time in our history Americans believe their children will not do better than them, a huge chunk of the population has dropped out of the work force, records numbers are on assistance, our credit has been downgraded and the media has gone from celebrating The One™ who was going to change the world to arguing that the presidency is too big for any one man to handle and ignoring the targeting of those who would disagree although there were signs of what was coming this even the day before he came into office.
The problem for the left and the media is their optimism was based solely on the color of Barack Obama’s skin and what it meant to them. So when the first black president turned out to be just as unqualified as his thin resume would suggest he was, they became defensive because the first black president can’t be allowed to be exposed as a failure.
Because their optimism was based on a false idol, it failed/
Contrast that to the optimism that Sarah Palin expresses in the close of her CPAC speech.
We have documented the critiques of both the policy and the people left and right that Governor Palin described in her speeches yet she still expresses optimism in the future of America.
Why, because that optimism isn’t based on a leader, or a policy or even a party.
Her optimism is based on her faith in the American people.
A Closing thought, the optimism of Sarah Palin mimics the same optimism of a different American who once spoke at CPAC
There is, in America, a greatness and a tremendous heritage of idealism which is a reservoir of strength and goodness. It is ours if we will but tap it. And, because of this — because that greatness is there — there is need in America today for a reaffirmation of that goodness and a reformation of our greatness.
If you don’t know who that speaker was I’ll give you a hint. Sarah Palin spoke at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birthday.
It’s hard to be optimistic when your way short of the Mortgage with only a week to go and you need better than $100 a day in tip jar hits to make it happen
But if Sarah Palin trusts in the American people who am I to do otherwise, so I ask you please hit DatipJar below
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