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Blue-Collar Americans Embrace Palin's Defense of American Exceptionalism

Blue-Collar Americans Embrace Palin's Defense of American Exceptionalism

At a recent book tour stop for her best-selling book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin drew a blue-collar crowd consisting of all races in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

As can be seen in the video below, many who came to see Palin said they identified with her because she has a son in the military. Others said they loved her “values” and how she “stands by them.” An active duty soldier said that Palin “speaks the truth” and is “straight-forward.”

“And I like that so much,” the active duty soldier said. 

Another gentleman said Palin has “soldiers in her heart and we have her in ours.” A woman said Palin is “better in real life” and noted how “genuine and sincere” she was. 

Palin’s tour has even sold out copies of the book in all of the book stores in a Wisconsin city, but the crowds she is drawing may be more reflective of Palin’s appeal to blue-collar Americans of all races who value the country’s traditions and culture. 

Those like Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have emphasized in recent weeks that Republicans need to win elections by not letting the “R” be branded as representing “rich guys” and speaking more to the hearts of blue-collar Americans. 

Palin has proven that her message of reform against crony capitalism and the bipartisan permanent political class and embrace of traditional values, culture, and American exceptionalism has the potential to appeal to blue-collar Americans of all races without having to pander. Her book forcefully argues that the “war on Christmas” being waged by atheist scrooges and the country’s elite is the “tip of the spear” in a larger battle against American exceptionalism.

photo credit: Shealah Craighead

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