Yesterday was a great day for women, a great day for Democrats, and a great day for Obama. But there was another group of big winners yesterday- math and people who know things. Nate Silver was right. Again.
We’ve spent the last month with virtually every know-nothing bigmouth in the country with a microphone or a keyboard crapping all over him. He was basically called a fag by right-wingers, and bullshit artists like Joe Scarborough were wrong. Again:
Nate Silver was right. The Gallup Poll was wrong.
Silver, the computer expert who gave Obama a 90 percent chance of winning re-election, predicted on his blog, FiveThirtyEight (for the number of seats in the Electoral College), that the president would receive 51 percent of the popular vote as he called each of the 50 states, including all nine battlegrounds.
“Nate Silver, right,” said Bill Burton, who moved from the White House to the pro-Obama super-political action committee Priorities USA Action.
Every moron who cited that ignorant hump at Unskewed Polls, or actually listened to foot fetishist Dick Morris, or the increasingly deranged Michael Barone, should just be ignored from here on out. Anyone who, with a straight face, cites Rasmussen polls, should be laughed out of the room.