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Palin Rallies NRA Faithful at Convention

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Friday, 03 May 2013 08:07 PM

By Todd Beamon

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Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin rallied the faithful at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention on Friday by slamming President Barack Obama for using the parents of those killed in the Connecticut shootings as “backdrops” to push his gun-control agenda.

And Palin — wearing a T-shirt that said “women hunt” — was just as harsh on the mainstream media for allowing Obama to get away with it.

“That same media is now the reliable poodle-skirted cheerleader for the president that writes the book on exploiting tragedy,” Palin said, according to Politico.

The former Alaska governor insisted that all Americans experienced “despair, sadness and absolute anger” when they saw what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.

And while everyone should be more concerned about those being shot to death every day on the streets of such cities as New York City and Chicago, that should not guide public policy.

“Now, emotion is a good and a necessary thing,” Palin said, Politico reports. “But we have politicians exploiting emotion for their own agenda. We have well-meaning Americans who are desperate to respond.

“We’re fighting the good fight,” she added. “The Washington establishment sneers at you, and you don’t give up. The lamestream media just plain doesn’t get you, and you don’t give up. You don’t retreat.”

Palin received a standing ovation after describing the 4.5 million members of the NRA as her “brothers and sisters.”

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