Limbaugh Makes an Absolute Fool Out of Himself Trying to Bash Liberals Because of Nate Silver’s Predictions

limbaugh-idiotWhile Nate Silver is fairly well known to people inside of the world of politics, I highly doubt the  average American has heard of him.  To put it simply, Nate Silver is probably one of the most credible statisticians inside the world of politics.  He uses math to analyze who he thinks will win elections, and he’s been pretty damn good at it.

Recently he said that Republicans have a 60% chance at winning control of the Senate this November.  A number I’ve argued liberals should be terrified of because Mr. Silver is extremely credible.  He’s also someone many conservatives have attacked for producing “liberally biased” information whenever he said things like President Obama was headed for an easy victory over Mitt Romney.

So it comes as a little bit of a shock to see Rush Limbaugh trying to defend Mr. Silver because liberals are hypocritically attacking his “prediction.”

And yes, I said liberals are being hypocrites.  You can’t say someone’s information is credible, trust that what they say has a good probability of happening when it supports your side, then believe they’re full of crap simply because suddenly they say something with which you happen to disagree.

Take Limbaugh.  He was one of the many conservatives who bashed “liberal polling” during the 2012 presidential elections when almost all data said that Obama was going to win easily (Silver’s data was some of the most credible).  Yet now here he is, defending him because liberals have attacked him for saying Republicans have a good chance at winning the Senate.

Here, take a listen to Limbaugh tearing into Silver’s credibility right before the 2012 election:

Now here he is in the present day trying to defend him.  Limbaugh said, “Nate Silver must now be disenfranchised and thrown to the wolves because he is not furthering the cause. And they don’t care how many lies or distortions are necessary to further the cause because all of liberalism is a lie. All of liberalism is a distortion.”

The stupidity of these comments rests with how Limbaugh ignores the fact that Silver has predicted Republican losses many times – yet Limbaugh has attacked that information as being “liberally biased.”  Now here he sits, defending him because the information presented favors the GOP.

My belief is that this information from Silver shouldn’t bring down liberals, it should open their eyes.  That’s what’s making me so angry with liberals right now is that so many are whining about his information.  We shouldn’t be disheartened by it, we should be motivated by it.  We should make damn sure come this November that Republicans have no chance at retaking the Senate.

There are still months to go before November.  The information he’s presented now can be acted on and changed if liberals get out there, stay motivated and vote.  We control what happens this November, not Nate Silver.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Michael Siever

    It’s a midterm election, which Republicans tend to be favored, because Democrats don’t really get out the vote on those years. We don’t have to be mad at Nate Silver for for pointing this out. Instead, we can just get out the vote and prove him wrong. 2006 was a good midterm election for Democrats, and 2014 can be one, too.

    • 2Smart2bGOP

      Apathy in 2010 brought us Marco Rubio and Rand Paul; we can’t afford to make the same mistake this time around.

  • Pet_Orange

    Face it, Rush is right. Obamacare alone is doing liberals in. It’s a disaster in every sense of the word. The only thing leftists shouldn’t worry about is that the Repubs are perfectly capable of blowing it.

    • brian whittle

      Name one thing that is wrong with the ACA you have not got from a right wing bobble head or STFU

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Remember; they aren’t afraid that the ACA won’t work. They are afraid that it will.

      • Educated Moderate

        Nope. The none mindless voters love ACA. It has helped every REAL AMERICAN who has signed up for it.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        As it will for me; signed up less than a week ago and was so relieved that I sat in my car and cried for ten minutes. What’s your point? My comment is in reference to the right.

      • Dumb Liberal in Hiding

        Takes aware our liberties, costs us trillions, cancelled millions of policies, reduces doctor-patient confidentiality, reduces number of qualified doctors . .. do we need to keep being reminded?

      • Edcuated moderate.

        And everything you posted is a flat out lie. Try again you brainless drone.

      • Any Liberal is Brilliant next

        So yet another uneducated inbred.. Glad you all are dying off and the Real Americans will prosper soon.

      • brian whittle

        right wing bobble head
        talk, try again

    • 2Smart2bGOP

      That “disaster” just hit 6 million signed up. The CBO indicates that that is the ACA’s threshold for sustainability. I just signed up myself; for the first time in three years I don’t have to be afraid of illness or injury. I fail to see what is “disastrous” about it.

      • Pet_Orange

        “I fail to see what is “disastrous” about it.”
        Yes you do.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Wow – it only took you FOUR MONTHS to see into my mind, and tell me what it is that I “see.”
        All I see is that you’re an idiot.

  • crabjack

    “Limbaugh Makes an Absolute Fool Out of Himself”. That has to be some kind of oxymoron….

  • Sandy Greer

    As much as GOP/TeaPugs/RWNJs love to get a ‘hate on’ for President Obama and the American people…voting to deny time and time again, issue after issue…Party of No, no, no, no, NO!!!

    That’s how galvanized Lefties need to be. It’s too important to be complacent; we can’t rest on our laurels; can’t leave it to chance. We can’t even afford to fool around with third parties this time.

    Our president needs us. Each and every vote.

    The Right will take us backwards. Remember those 50+ votes to repeal/defund (gut) ACA. Take all that ‘hate’ of any/everything Obama into the ballot box, and vote (D) straight down the line.

  • Jaina

    “You can’t say someone’s information is credible, trust that what they say has a good probability of happening when it supports your side, then believe they’re full of crap simply because suddenly they say something with which you happen to disagree.”

    THIS is why I can read your articles. Unlike FreeWorldPress which always absolutely infuriates me with distortions, lies, misdirection, and implying a theory as truth. KUDOS to you for calling out our own liberal camp 🙂

  • republic84

    Everything will be fine in 2016 when we transition from Obama to Hilary

    • Pet_Orange

      Thanks for the laugh.