Dissecting the meteoric rise of GOP outsiders

Shell shocked Republican establishment gnashing teeth

Longtime readers of Seeing Red AZ know we often run a post known as “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter,” featuring the writings of favorite brainy conservatives such as Dr. Thomas Sowell.

Today we’re breaking tradition and offering you a grand bit of deep thinking midweek. Victor Davis Hanson’s commentary in National Review, couldn’t be more apropos, situated between two Republican debates* and with anointed establishment candidate Jeb Bush failing miserably while outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson steamroll ahead, flattening governors and senators in their wake.

Tooth-Gnashing in the Republican Establishment” is enlightening. Consider it a gift. Best of all, it’s one that can be shared.

* The 4th Republican debate is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 — less than a week away. It will be broadcast on Fox Business Network, and can be seen live on the web. The debate will focus on jobs, taxes, and the general health of the economy, as well as domestic and international policy issues.


19 Responses to Dissecting the meteoric rise of GOP outsiders

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    This “outsider” phenomena is gaining momentum. Yesterday the people of Kentucky elected conservative businessmen Matt Bevin to the governor’s office. He handily defeated the state’s Democrat attorney general Jack Conway. Bevin will be only the second Republican governor in the state in nearly 50 years.

    Republicans now also have a majority in the state Senate. Although Kentucky is the home of Sen. Rand Paul, Democrats have traditionally controlled the state government. Last night, Republican Matt Bevin broke that longstanding chain by hammering Conway 53 to 44 percent.

    Like Hillary Clinton, Jack Conway was a steadfast supporter of Obamacare.

  2. CD 8 PC says:

    Kentucky Republicans also made history with the election of Bevin’s lieutenant governor running-mate, Jenean Hampton.She is now the first black elected to statewide office in the state’s history. Both of them campaigned as conservatives.

  3. Vince says:

    The good news is, Americans are fed up with out of control liberalism everywhere. Houston voters defeated a wide ranging homosexual pushed measure yesterday.

  4. MacBeth says:

    People are fed up even in liberal strongholds. In Tuesday’s election, San Francisco’s “Sanctuary City” sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was trounced by Vicki Hennessy, a former chief deputy, who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. This came after Mirkarimi was the subject of national criticism following Mexican illegal alien Francisco Sanchez’ killing of Kate Steinle this past summer. Sanchez, a felon who had been repeatedly deported and then returned to the US, was released from Mirkarimi’s custody even though federal immigration officials had requested he be detained for deportation. 


  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    After ousting Eric Cantor, Virginia came through again against the rich liberal, Terry McAuliffe.

    Republicans held onto the Virginia Senate in fiercely contested elections Tuesday, leaving Gov. Terry McAuliffe without legislative leverage or political momentum as he works to deliver Virginia for his friend and ally Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016.

    The outcome was a blunt rebuke to McAuliffe (D), who had barnstormed the state with 24 events over the past four days and who portrayed the elections as a make-or-break moment for his progressive agenda.

    “Today, Virginians voted for a fiscally responsible and conservative majority,” Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment (R-James City) said Tuesday. “Our victory is all the more impressive in that it was achieved despite the record-breaking millions of dollars spent by Governor McAuliffe, his allies and out-of-state PACs. This election was decided by Virginians.”

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      Yes!!! In Virginia Republicans will hold their Senate majority despite aggressive campaigning by liberal McAuliffe. This spells a major personal defeat for McAuliffe, a close ally for Hillary Clinton, as well as a crushing defeat for NY billionaire Second Amendment restrictionist Mike Bloomberg, who donated heavily to Democrats who he relied on to carry his gun control efforts.

      The “silent majority” is finding its voice. We can only be pushed so far.

  6. azgary says:

    A Preview of The Fox Business Debate – Will It Be Different From CNBC? You Decide…

    Everyone thinks the next Presidential debate hosted by Fox News Business Network would most likely be different from the CNBC debate. We’re not quite sure why anyone would believe that, but OK….

    Take a look at an interview from one of the FBN debate moderators, Trish Regan. Rep. Louie Gohmert explains his position. Trish Regan is one of the next debate moderators. You decide.

  7. azgary says:

    yes SRAZ, the establishment mouthpiece fox is doing the next debate, partnered with another mouthpiece for the gop/rnc establishment, publication National Review:

    ““While we are suspending our partnership with NBC News and its properties, we still fully intend to have a debate on that day, and will ensure that National Review remains part of it,” Priebus wrote in a letter to NBC.”

    Begs the question, “Can moderators be fair having called Trump a ‘witless ape’?”


    • Villanova says:

      These are not debates. Sen. Ted Cruz correctly called them “cage matches.” The moderators are doing little more than trying to make a name for themselves. My bet is even those on the upcoming forum are liberals.

      On another note, thanks to SRAZ for the excellent Victor Davis Hanson commentary. I bought his book “Mexifornia” years ago. He was right in his predictions then. He’s right now.