Sarah Palin really wooed her audience at the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” held at the Lucas Oil Stadium last Saturday night.
The former Governor of Alaska claimed that Americans’ constitutional rights as formulated by the founding fathers are under attack, She added that policies such as gun-free zones are “stupid on steroids.”
Palin, 50, said that the framers of the constitution knew that if the Second Amendment went, then the rest of the constitution would not be far behind.
In her short speech, Palin ridiculed the argument that gun stores are responsible for crime, which she compared to “blaming the messenger.” She said if “Gun stores are an accomplice to crime, then that fork made me fat.”
Sarah Palin, was chosen to be the 2008 Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee by John McCain’s advisors. Despite not winning the election, she still enjoys broad support among elements of the party’s base. The proof of that was plain for all to see (and hear!) as her reception would have made any rock star envious.
After returning to Alaska in 2008, she quit her job, alleging “frivolous” ethics probes and the legal costs which would be involved in fighting the allegations. She wrote a successful book, called “Going Rogue,” which sold over two million copies, and joined Fox News as a political commentator in 2010.
Palin has now launched a new show called “Amazing America,” on the Sportsman Channel.
In addition to Palin, other 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls spoke, or appeared in videotaped messages that were shown at the conference.
Palin made no effort to hide her contempt for former New York City Mayor Michael I. Bloomberg’s gun control proposals. She also made fun of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s recent testimony on Capitol Hill.
As for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s suggestion to fire off shotgun blasts into the air to scare off would-be intruders, Palin’s scorn was palpable: “Just aim up in the air – that was his directive, his advice,” she said. “Well, fine, Joe Squirt Gun, if your rapist is a bird.”
However, Palin saved her most controversial remarks to the end, when she referred to political correctness in handling the country’s adversaries “instead of putting the fear of God in our enemies.”
She said that if “I were in charge” — a line that drew applause from the crowd — “they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”
There is no question that the so called “civilized” measures used to control terrorism don’t work, since the enemy has a different set of values.
Whatever may, or may not be Sarah Palin’s faults, political correctness certainly isn’t one of them.