WATCH: The One CPAC Speech That Left Liberals and the Media SHOCKED



I was a huge Sarah Palin fan in 2008, but too often over the past few years I have watched her turn into a caricature of herself. So it was great to finally see her get back on the right track with this year’s patriotic keynote at CPAC.

It was a heartfelt, impassioned speech perfectly suited to her strengths that allowed her to speak as no other presidential or vice presidential candidate in history has ever been able to – as the mother of a service member.

Instead of allowing the spotlight to be on herself, she shone the light on our troops beautifully. She spoke about our failure at home to support veterans with what they deserve, from benefits like health care and jobs, to their struggles with suicide and PTSD. But she also addressed the lack of appreciation for their service and sacrifice, especially from the leaders who let ISIS take control instead of giving our troops the tools they needed to win.

The media salivated at the prospect of a controversial soundbite to trumpet, but they were sorely disappointed. The Mama Grizzly’s teeth were bared – but in defense of our vets and active service members.

The liberal media was aghast. Here are some of the headlines that followed the speech:

Wonkette: Sarah Palin Delivers Mostly Coherent Speech At CPAC, WTF?

Huffington Post: Sarah Palin Gave A Very Un-Sarah Palin Speech At CPAC

Mediaite: Sarah Palin Talks PTSD and Veterans in Surprisingly Un-Gimmicky CPAC Speech

Mediaite: Palin’s CPAC Speech Stuns Media Figures on Twitter

The only line that they tried to make a fuss about was this insta-classic: “Oh, the naive Obama State Department. Oh, they say we can’t kill our way out of war? Really? Tell that to the Nazis. Oh wait, you can’t, because they’re dead. We killed them.”

I can only imagine how many articles were scrapped because they didn’t get the material they were hoping for.

Check out the full speech below and tell us what you think!

Alexa is a freelance writer and communications consultant, with experience working on the Hill, at the RNC, and for... More about Alexa

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