Friday, May 27, 2011

Palin and the White Working Class

Just in time for vacation season, Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has tricked out a bus for a One Nation tour of the Northeast. Here's the announcement on

This Sunday, May 29th, Governor Palin and the SarahPAC team will begin a trip through our nation's rich historical sites, starting from Washington, DC and going up through New England. The "One Nation Tour" is part of our new campaign to educate and energize Americans about our nation's founding principles, in order to promote the Fundamental Restoration of America.

In other news, Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal reports that the most demoralized group in the nation is the white working class. Working class whites used to be the overwhelming majority, and

whites who have not completed college remain the backbone of many, if not most, communities and workplaces across the country.

They are also, polls consistently tell us, the most pessimistic and alienated group in American society.

No surprise there. The "average high-school-educated, middle-aged man earns almost 10 percent less than his counterpart did in 1980."

But here's the kicker. Minority men have done worse, and have suffered just as much in the recession. But minorities are optimistic. "63 percent of African-Americans and 54 percent of Hispanics said they expected their children to exceed their standard of living." Only one third of the white working class believe that.

Well we know what is going on. It is all about religion. America's secular religion, run by our liberal friends, has spent the last 50 years telling minorities how wonderful they are and how liberal politics will transform their lives. And liberals have been ostentatiously spraying taxpayers' money at them.

A century ago, the Progressives and then the New Deal liberals were doing the same gig--for the working class. And the working class believed them.

But now, liberal presidential candidates sneer at the white working class as "bitter clingers." All the benefits they showered on the white working class have melted into air. Even the foundations of the liberal deal with the white working class, Medicare and Social Security, are tottering.

And the white working class has been flip-flopping between the Democrats, that used to love them, and the Republicans, that can't quite bring themselves to seduce them.

Until now.

When Sarah Palin mounts a bus tour with a tricked-out bus, and starts at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride at the Pentagon on May 29, 2011, you know what it is all about. It is about connecting with the white working class. It is about a Fundamental Restoration of the white working class. Because if Sarah Palin can talk the white working class out of its funk and get it to believe in itself again...

All I can say is that I'll bet the other GOP presidential contenders right now are thinking: "Why didn't I think of that?"

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