I’m still stoked that nature put a gun to my head, pulled the trigger, and the hammer fell on an empty chamber.
But, back to the world at large … remember when polling started to show the race slipping away from Romney a year ago? And wingnut sites sprung up claiming the polls were skewed, illustrating the one thing wingnuts excel at, denial of widely-observed empirical facts? Now that polls have swung against the GOP on the shutdown and debt ceiling, they’re back:
TPM — Jim Geraghty, a correspondent for the conservative National Review, conceded that the numbers brought “largely bad” news for the GOP, but also said that the NBC/WSJ poll’s sample looked “iffy.” In a column published Friday, Geraghty highlighted highlighted that 14 percent of the poll’s sample is not registered to vote. “I’d love to see the crosstabs of how this sub-sample feels about what’s going on in Washington,” he wrote.
The conservative website PJ Media likewise ran a post noting “a statistical problem with that much-cited NBC/WSJ poll that shows Republicans are getting whooped in the shutdown.”
Republicans and conservatives repeatedly questioned polls taken during the 2012 campaign that showed President Barack Obama with leads over Mitt Romney. The so-called “poll trutherism” reached an apex when a conservative activist named Dean Chambers launched the now-defunct website, UnSkewedPolls.com
This is all to protect the fragile, megalomaniacal ego of Ted Cruz. Who had the Teaparty on their feet screaming fealty today, cheering the clueless bozo who split the GOP into pieces, led the most extreme nutters straight into a political Little Bighorn, and then rode away to accolades of heroism and lucrative fundraising never to return and relieve the exposed, bewildered soldiers he left behind.
There’s something chilling about Cruz, beyond being a full blown religious phony with McCarthy-esque qualities, something that seeps cold down into my bones. Something I don’t feel to the same degree when I see Rand Paul or Marco Rubio pitching their equally annoying spiels. Cruz is different, more pure and unabashed in his evil, he strikes me as the kind of ruthless, sinister maniac who would light his own grandmother’s house on fire just so he could run into the street screaming his opponent du jure must be a closet arsonist. Cruz as a hero doesn’t say a lot for the remaining Teaparty dead-enders who worship him either. Their sacred exemplar of US patriotism is now a Canadian born sociopath representing a state that brags about seceding.
By all that is not holy, it really does seem like this has to be peak wingnut.