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Video: Sarah Palin wows NRA crowd at packed stadium

Watch Sarah Palin bring the house down in her speech at the “Stand Up and Fight” rally at this year’s NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis.

The former governor of Alaska, who ran for vice president in 2008, gave a rollicking address at the NRA’s April 26 “Stand Up and Fight” rally at its 2014 annual meeting held at Indianapolis’ packed Lucus Oil stadium.

Our problems with the Democrats and Big Government are not new, said Sarah Palin, who wore a loose white blouse over a black halter top, a stark shift from the tight tee-shirt and blue jeans she donned at her 2013 NRA convention speech. “The patriots were targeted by an out-of-control government.”

Palin mixed humor and rhetoric to whip the crowd in a cheering frenzy.

The biggest lines of the speech were in her discussion of foreign policy and terrorists.

The Alaskan said President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has it backwards when it pokes our allies in the eyes and coddles our adversaries.

Too often we worry about hurting the feelings of people looking to kill us and we use fuzzy language, such as Obama’s description of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting by an agent of jihad wearing an Army uniform as “workplace violence” not terrorism.

“We need to put the fear of God into our enemies,” she said.

“If I was in charge,” she said. “They would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists!”

Watch the full speech by Sarah Palin here:

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Neil W. McCabe is the editor of HE's "Guns & Patriots" e-letter and was a senior reporter at the Human Events newspaper. McCabe deployed with the Army Reserve to Iraq for 15 months as a combat historian. For many years, he was a reporter and photographer for "The Pilot," Boston's Catholic paper. He was also the editor of the free community papers "The Somerville (Mass.) News and "The Alewife (North Cambridge, Mass.)." Email him: Follow him on Twitter: @neilwmccabe.