Silver: "Delusional People In Politics"

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    Nate Silver nails it, pointing out how frustrating it can be to analyze politics:

    Nate Silver: Between pundits and partisans, 'a lot of very delusional people' in politics - POLITICO.com

    From the interview:

    “Between the pundits and the partisans, you're dealing with a lot of very delusional people. And sports provides for much more frequent reality checks,” he wrote. “If you were touting how awesome Notre Dame was, for example, you got very much slapped back into reality last night. In politics, you can go on being delusional for years at a time.”

    Partisan ideology makes people talk themselves into some crazy stuff.

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    Mac, thanks for the link

    For whats its worth, I see you as a true open minded centrist. Its very apparent that with the ignorance of so many now a days you tend to get labeled on this board. shame.


    Nate Silver, hes the right wings worst nightmare. Dude is a super star if you love American Politics.
     
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    Much appreciated!

    I think it's a birth defect - I was just born without the partisan gene.

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    oh brother...

    Nate Silver should talk about talking crazy stuff
     
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    well, I can say this as I am a born and raised Irish Catholic Kennedy fan. You and a few others (thank the gods) add a dimension here that keeps me coming back.


    Its just astounding that a dude like you, who has no allegiance to speak of gets pigeon holed. Fing crazy.

    I hope Nate Silver keeps up the good work. I LOVE his pragmatic dissection of polling numbers with little to no bias involved. Silver the the young man from Rolling Stone do show we have a good crop of young American journalists.
     
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    As if by example...

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    hummhumm, just because I'm not lapping up what Natie Silver says..but you go right along believing you are not a partisan hack yourself
     
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    Okay, you got me. I'm a commie pinko fascist socialist Marxist Muslim, and I was born in Kenya too!

    Woot! The truth has set me free!

    :rock:

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    Of course, he's right.

    Anyone who thought Obama was going to lose because they thought he was a bad President was the epitome of delusional, which was, you know, pretty much the entire Republican party.
     
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    Steph, daaaling, why do you try and pigeon hole Mac (and many others)? Its just bad form.
     

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