Vice President Mike Pence issued a proclamation to the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday: the "Obamacare nightmare is about to end."
Pence told the fired-up conservative crowd that the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, would soon be repealed and replaced, no matter the raucous town halls nationwide packed with supporters of the health care law.
"Despite the best efforts of liberal activists at town halls across the country, the American people know better," the vice president told the fired-up crowd. "Obamacare has failed and Obamacare must go."
Pence took the stage at CPAC a vindicated and triumphant hero facing a crowd that knew him well — he has spoken at the conservative gathering many times before.
"My friends, this is our time," he said to rousing applause.
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The comments were red meat to conservatives but varied only slightly from Pence's usual stump speech.