Letter: Skewed nonsense
Let the whining begin! It’s the end of the world – again! President Obama is a dictator, and we will lose our freedoms! Which freedoms? I have yet to get any details.
Glenn Beck, Newt, Dick Morris, Laura Ingraham, Bill Kristol, George Will, Bill O’Reilly, Karl Rove, Michael Barone, John Boehner, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Charles Krauthammer, Rush Limbaugh, Peggy Noonan, Ari Fleischer, John Kasich, the American Conservative Union, Red State Blog, the Washington Times, Rasmussen and, yes, UnskewedPolls’ Dean Chambers – that is just a start of a list of people who believe their own skewed nonsense.
I studied the polls and knew Mitt Romney “could” win, but the deck was stacked against him in the battleground states. I guessed 303 or 332 electoral votes and a 2-million-vote edge for Obama. I was wrong on the popular; it was 3 million.
How did the right-wing echo chamber do with the polling data? A big Romney win, they said. They hoodwinked millions of conservatives who bought in to their ineptitude, delusions and denials. Nothing in the data supported any of the predictions the noise machine made, yet they just yammered away endlessly.
Progressives give thanks to all the right-wingers for believing everything the noise machine says and writes, and for nominating candidates who are clearly out of touch with reality. And for saying the stupidest things.
Without you, we couldn’t have done it!