Left Versus Right: The Gap Widens

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Dean Chambers, the rightie poll-denier genius behind unskewedpolls.com, explains the basic difference between the American Right and the American Left:

While many conservatives look to former Clinton political consultant Dick Morris to understand the polls and political surveys on the elections, or even a site like UnSkewedPolls.com, those on the left look to New York Times blogger Nate Silver.

Behold some of Morris’s predictions from 2010:

Morris talked about Christine O’Donnell having a 50-50 shot to win the Delaware U.S. Senate seat (she lost by 13 percent), how Republican Joe DioGuardi had a good shot against incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in the New York U.S. Senate race (she won with 62 percent), and how Carl Palladino had a “superb chance” of upsetting Andrew Cuomo in the New York State gubernatorial race (he lost by 29 percent).

Steven Taylor:

The bottom line here is that Chambers is claiming that the “right” like to get their numbers and analysis from a blatant partisan commentator and/or from a source that re-calculates the polling results while the “left” likes to go to a fellow who analyzes copious amounts of data via sophisticated modeling. This strikes me as damning the “right” quite frankly. It certainly puts Chambers’ POV into perspective (not that this is a surprise).

In other words, Chambers lives deep in the weeds of rightie la-la-land and wouldn’t know reality if it smacked his face and introduced itself. Further, Chambers’s opinion piece is unconsciously and hysterically funny, especially if you are amused by psychosexual obsessions:

Nate Silver is a man of very small stature, a thin and effeminate man with a soft-sounding voice that sounds almost exactly like the “Mr. New Castrati” voice used by Rush Limbaugh on his program. In fact, Silver could easily be the poster child for the New Castrati in both image and sound.

See also Tbogg, “Unskewed Studmuffin Dean Chambers Does Not Care For Nate Silver’s Dickless Polling.”

And here’s the punch line: Yesterday even Chambers had Obama two points ahead of Romney. See “Now Even the “Unskewed” Polling Has Obama out in Front.”

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  1. Rick Massimo  •  Oct 27, 2012 @9:06 pm

    I think Chambers is trying to say that the fact that Dick Morris once worked briefly for Bill Clinton makes him a librul, so “we on the right are WAY more open-minded than you libtards who get info from one of the New York-ish elitists, which is totally NOT code for ‘Jewish.’ ”

    As TBogg points out, he drops the name of his own website casually, without making any reference to the fact that it’s his, so yeah – he really could be that stupid.

  2. moonbat  •  Oct 27, 2012 @10:04 pm

    It apparently never occurred to this genius that the only important criteria for evaluating a pollster is how accurate they are. Instead they focus on the superficial. Typical wingnut.

  3. Tom_B  •  Oct 27, 2012 @10:07 pm

    I wonder if Chambers actually expects enthusiasm for Mittens from the Right. Yesterday, they were caught photoshoping a larger crowd at a Romney rally to support the “Romentum meme”. To an angry, white Southern Baptist (the “base”) there are no Christians running in this race– you have two Catholics, a Muslim and a Mormon.

  4. pluky  •  Oct 27, 2012 @10:11 pm

    “[T]he “left” likes to go to a fellow who analyzes copious amounts of data via sophisticated modeling.” I’m an actuary. For the record, let me state that I, and those of my colleagues with whom I have discussed Mr. Silver’s work, are in awe. The man runs the correlation coefficient matrix corrections in his Monte Carlo simulations for crying out loud. He rocks!

  5. Doug Hughes  •  Oct 27, 2012 @10:53 pm

    Trying to convince the base that you are winning – when you ain’t – is standard political fare dished up by either party. There is no sin there. Mitt’s campaign is trying to convince the base that there is a rational argument for the belief that victory is in sight – when the pros on the campaign (all two of them) know the only hope is a serious stumble by your opponent.

    There is a problem with SOP in this case. The GOP fanatics – evangelicals and the NRA kooks who have been preparing for the revolution just aren’t going to accept that they lost when it happens. I wish it was going to be a case of ‘heads exploding all over the place’. But my gut tells me there will be repercussions when Obama wins. Spreading the delusion that Mitt is winning and gaining in the final days of the election will make the loss even more bitter.

  6. Kyle  •  Oct 27, 2012 @11:19 pm

    So the left uses a source that analyzes copious amounts of data and has an impressive track record of predicting election results.

    The right chooses a blustering, arrogant talking head, without regard for his dismal track record, because he tells feel-good fairy tales.

    The last three decades of American politics in a nutshell.

  7. c u n d gulag  •  Oct 28, 2012 @6:45 am

    Dean Chambers citing Dick Morris on polling – DICK MORRIS! ROTFLMAO!!!

    I don’t want toeven think about what Dick Morris does to the poor chickens, before he finally gets around to reading their entrails.

  8. erinyes  •  Oct 28, 2012 @7:27 am

    That’s pretty funny;Nate Silver is apparently a skinny little panty waist (code:fag), but Dick Morris is a hunk-a-hunk of burning manhood ? Hell, INMHO, Morris comes off as being VERY effeminate,not that the notion is any earth shaking revelation. Who cares?
    Well, apparently the right does. They seem to be stuck in high school as far as intellectual evolution is concerned. That explains the popularity of FOX news.

  9. erinyes  •  Oct 28, 2012 @7:40 am

    Doug Hughes, regarding your comment about preparing for the revolution:
    it is something that I’ve thought about to, and it frightens me far more than Iran getting a nuke (or even a thousand nukes). There are way too many armed and angry people just waiting for the shoe to drop.

  10. c u n d gulag  •  Oct 28, 2012 @8:05 am

    I’ve been saying that for awhile now – if Obama wins, there will be blood.
    And sadly, it won’t be turned inward.
    After their parties treasonous activity to keep the economy from growing and improving, and to keep unemployment high by denying the President and the Democrats jobs bills, they felt this election was in the bag for them.
    Now, add in voter suppression in some key states, and they were so supremely confident that they nominated a flip-flopping Mormon Governor from MA as their candidate – and further p-o’d their Evangelical base by putting a Catholic from WI by his side. No Southerners, no Protestant’s, on their ticket.
    And now, FOX and Dick Morris, and Radio Rushwanda, are doing their best propagandizing the rubes, hoping to keep their spirits up until the election.

    And if they lose, there WILL be blood.
    Whatever self-restraint Conservatives may once have had, has disappeared in the past 20 years – and especially in the last 4.
    I can’t predict what they’ll do, or how bad it will be, but, there WILL be blood. These treasonous traitors will have nothing to lose, and will start acting violently, all in the name of “Democracy,” “Freedom,” and “Liberty.” In other words, the usual code words for hiding their Fascist intent.

  11. buckyblue  •  Oct 28, 2012 @8:13 am

    Chambers is calling Silver a thin-effeminate-panty-waist? Have you seen the guy? Easily three bills, easily. Has one of those faces that looks like your nephew at Thanksgiving when he stuffs copious amounts of mashed potatoes in his yawning gorge. And I don’t even think righties are dumb enough to go running to Dick “the dick” Morris for campaign prognostication. Maybe they do in the sense that they know he’s going to be wrong, so they listen to him, and do the exact opposite.

  12. c u n d gulag  •  Oct 28, 2012 @10:57 am

    Chambers looks like a guy who couldn’t get laid with a fistful of pardons in a women’s prison.
    Or, come think about it, a men’s prison either.

    This is the first time that I’m glad they closed The Catskill Game Farm. Animals in cages is his only hope for sex that isnt’ within arm’s length.

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