Don’t you just love it when plain people perplex plutocrats?
Don’t you just love it when those without obvious sources of power, authority, or influence upend those with?
Don’t you just love it when those without deep pockets upend those with?
Don’t you just love it when experts look like dopes because they were unable altogether to anticipate the future?
Don’t you just love it when someone you’ve never heard of pushes off his perch one of the most prominent persons in America?
If the answer to all of these questions is yes, this morning’s made for you! Republican leader Eric Cantor was ousted by Republican nobody-ever-before-heard-of, Dave Brat. And no one, absolutely no one, saw it coming.
More than anything else that’s what’s news. It’s not so much that power turned out useless,or that money turned out irrelevant. It’s that the conventional wisdom, the received wisdom, was wrong. However clever the talking heads, however sophisticated the political analysts, however experienced the politicians themselves, none can get it through their heads that leaders can be decapitated in a heartbeat by followers who are fed up.