This was the photo that accompanied the post. I believe its attempted statement is: “How could a sissy man like Nate Silver ever know anything with such a faggy lady brain?” Sadly, its real statement is: “Maybe if we stopped being terrified that facts make our balls shrink, we’d actually be able to demonize our enemies without knocking ourselves repeatedly in the dick”.
Josh Jordan, National Argle Bargle:
Nate Silver’s Flawed Model*
So as the campaign season winds down, the right-wing finds itself desperately trying to reconcile the fact that everyone they know in KKK-ville, Crackersas are faithfully voting against their economic interests to get rid of the nigger, with the fact that the 2012 election may end up being too far away to steal. Well, if 100% of the idiots you listen to plan to vote for the Sociopath with the serial killer eyed son and reality disagrees, then that only proves that reality has once again showed its crippling liberal bias.
And any foolish person who dares note reality as if it was some uncaring arbiter of the way things actually are, is obviously just as biased as the reality they claim to “study” and “comment on”.
And since declaring liberal bias on everything from national news media to ice cream flavoring has won them nothing but people who should know better bowing and groveling before their feet, why not keep it going? And declare as enemy any who refuse to play your game?
- Polls are LIES! Unless they agree with us, then they are the only thing that is true. So if Nate Silver refuses to bend over backwards to break his accurate model of calculating what the polls mean for us, then he’s an unamerican poopy head who doesn’t know what polls mean. Even though no one knows what they mean, because of them being lies in the tank for Obama.
So yeah, the enemy du jour is Nate Silver, of Five Thirty Eight fame for the unconscionable crime of knowing how polls work at a time when Republicans are declaring them lying socialist foot-soldiers working for the devil in partnership with the evil teacher unions and the Girl Scouts.
And the post is all the dumb you’d expect, showing a complete failure to understand even the most basic concepts of statistical analysis and a desperate latching on to Gallup’s recent *cough* departure from the land of the sane as the one last vestige of sanity now that even Rasmussen refuses to show the infinite Smiler victory they know everyone must support.
What’s most amazing about this most recent war on polls is how self-destructive it is.
Okay, yes, everything wingnuts do is self-destructive. And yes, the point of these types of posts is to help sell the “ACORN voter fraud stole the election, because we’re the Moral Majority and we’ll still be the REAL TRUE MAJORITY even when we’re literally only the 27% and nothing else” myth. But still, disbelieving in polls and acting like you don’t need to do anything because you’ve got it sewn up when you’re so behind you might just need divine intervention? The only possible group that could hurt is them. It’s not like they can even remotely hurt liberals by arguing that polls are lies.
But I guess for a group of old racists exploiting the power of White Resentment, the sheer terror of having to face up to being a shriveled core of meaningless fossils of an era we’d all like to pretend never existed is far too much for one psyche to take.
Better to pretend that the vast majority still have your back. Yeah, permanent Republican majority, everyone hates how black Obama is…
And hey, if that doesn’t work, you can just go full fascist. I mean, it’s not like your utter disdain for democracy and the notion of free and fair elections has been particularly subtle lately. Now, if we could only figure out a symbol that speaks to your unflagging jingoism, fear of communism, racial resentment, and deep Christian roots for you to march behind…
‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. I’m not even getting into the meat of the post, but if you want to dive in and see someone knock themselves out with just how out of their depth they are, it’s worth a laugh. We are aware of all Internet traditions.™
*I believe his post could better be titled: “How my Statistics for MBA Mouthbreathers class left me woefully unprepared for real Statistical Analysis”.