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Reality Has A Liberal Bias?

xkcd Math

Nate Silver just crunches the numbers. He doesn’t create them. but weighs them based on past performance and puts them out there. The election shows that Nate Silver’s conclusions were correct, and the talking heads in the media were just making shit up to justify their spot in front of the microphone. I’m sure all of the apologies from the pundits will be appearing in print and on the talk shows real soon now [yeah, right].

The numbers say that people didn’t want to vote for Money Boo Boo. All of the voter suppression crap piled on by the Republicans in states like Florida and Ohio didn’t help Rmoney, and may have helped to motivate Democrats. Given the real effects of voter ID laws, a lot of Republican voters can’t fulfill the requirements without a lot of hassle, so they may stay at home and not bother.

Via Ellroon, my favorite existentialist tuxedo talks politics: Henri – Politique.

Update: Jams O’Donnell and Comrade Misfit have good ones too.


1 Kryten42 { 11.07.12 at 11:19 pm }

It’s been interesting. 😉 I see everyone is waiting on Florida, again! 😉 😛

Our ABC has a good summary blow-by-blow:
As it happened: Obama wins second term as US president

I see that BillO ‘s head exploded, and he is full of his usual sour grapes that his orgasmic fantasy World still eludes him! LMAO

And I see that nothing has really changed (except that some of the Congressional races were decided on the side of sanity, but that the Rethugs still own a majority of Congress. Great to see Elizabeth Warren win, and I predicted she would! ‘You go girrrl’! 😆 😛

Of course, the Rethugs still own the House, so the next four years will be the same as the last four, which will make Obama happy. He’ll still have someone to blame for getting nothing done. 🙂

Only in the USA can a Prez win and lose at the same time! And people wonder what the problem is! Really?

2 Bryan { 11.08.12 at 12:20 am }

The Republican Party of Florida has worked so hard to make Florida a ‘major player’ that they have managed to make it irrelevant in the nomination and election this year. If they don’t start fixing the mess they made in the next session of the legislature Florida will have a Democratic governor in two years.

Congresscritters only get two years in office at a time, and a number of the worse were eliminated this time, and more will be targeted next time.

The Repubs are fading before our eyes by becoming the party of white guys, a disappearing demographic. The Dems need to understand this reality, and go back to their liberal roots.

3 Badtux { 11.08.12 at 2:09 am }

One thing the House elections point out is that gerrymandering has totally destroyed the notion of democracy when it comes to the House. Democrats got more total votes than Republicans in the House elections, but by gerrymandering it so that Democrats got all-Democrat districts and Republicans got 49% Democrat districts, more total districts elected Republicans. It’ll be interesting to see if Barry O’Bama’s Supreme Court nominees will fix that (because we know the current Supremes are just fine and happy with the situation), because it’s clearly turning in an issue that’s making a mockery of the notion that the U.S. is a democracy.

Oh wait, here I am with those numbers again. Everybody knows that numbers have a liberal bias :twisted:.

4 Bryan { 11.08.12 at 9:17 am }

Redistricting is one thing that the GOP is good at in Florida, which is why Democrats win with huge margins where they win, and Republicans win close races.. If the Florida Democratic Party had a decent GOTV machine there wouldn’t be a single state-wide office in Republican hands. There is a very strong Republican state organization, and an almost non-existent Democratic counterpart. It’s all about funding.