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Last night was Sarah Palin night at the Downtown Disney AMC Theater in Orlando for invited tea party leaders and opinion makers.
Kristinn Taylor of Free Republic invited me to join him for a screening of “The Undefeated”, the two-hour film by Steve Bannon about Sarah Palin. The theater wasn’t quite full, but as Jason Hoyt of the Orlando Tea Party observed, the turnout was pretty good given that he and other Tea Party organizers had only five days’ notice to pull it together.
The version we saw was two hours long, and opened with photos and home movie clips of Sarah as a baby (looking amazingly like her daughter Piper), a smiling toddler, and on through her growing years. Sweet and innocent. The screen went to black with white confetti, and the sound of a roaring crowd grew louder as an image emerged of a beaming Sarah stepping onto the stage with husband Todd and her children as she was introduced to America as John McCain’s vice presidential nominee. The filled auditorium erupted with applause and cheers, mimicked by many in our audience. It was truly a moment of such happiness and excitement for her and her family and for America. And then…
The vile coarseness of the snarling Left overtook the screen with snarky, insulting, hurtful and hateful comments and slurs. It was jarring. Bill Maher, Joy Behar and many many others, casting their “pearls”. The depth of their viciousness and vitriol was akin to snarling animals attacking, intending to devour their prey. I found it frightening. People completely bereft of logic or sane reasoning, reduced to salivating wolves, eyes flashing, claws bared.
Rather than give you a blow by blow, here’s my take on The Undefeated: having met and seen Sarah Palin in person several times during my two tours with the Tea Party Express (which plays a prominent visual role in the film), I know from experience how people respond to her. They connect. In a BIG way. It is palpable. And it drives the envious Left and establishment GOP elite absolutely out of their minds crazy. And that comes across in this biopic.
Starring the leading conservative commentators Mark Levin, Tammy Bruce, Andrew Breitbart; conservative activists Kate Obenshain, Sonnie Johnson, Jamie Radtke; and Alaskan civil servants, political leaders and advisers from the dramatic days of change in mid-decade, “The Undefeated” provides a fresh and revealing look at Governor Sarah Palin.
The film is structured in three Acts and chronicles Palin’s early days in Wasilla; her achievements as Governor of Alaska, which yielded her an astonishing 80 percent approval rating; and her meteoric rise to the national stage as John McCain’s running mate.
Should you see it? Absolutely. You should bring your family and friends. “The Undefeated” will be screened in 10 theaters across America on July 15th. Bannon & Co. are hoping to fill those seats so the film can be shown in even more theaters.
After last night’s screening, Kristinn and I were invited to offer our impression of the film. A video crew outside the theater recorded our reactions which I’m told will be used for promotional purposes.
A big thank you to Dave “Third Wave Dave” Logan for posting about this last night.
Radio show listener Mabel of St. Cloud was there too. Tonight she’ll call in and together with Kristinn, we’ll talk about the film and they’ll tell you more about what they thought of “The Undefeated”. (Read what another woman thought of it.)
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