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Skewed: Obama Can't Be Ahead Because Nate Silver Says So and He's, Like, Gay

by Abby Zimet

With only days till the election and polls flying around like Mitt flips, the right-wing media has mounted a nasty campaign against New York Times pollster Nate Silver, whose FiveThirtyEight blog has predicted the strong probability of an Obama victory since June. Proving that science is in the eyes of the beholder and any fact you don't like can always be ignored, critics on the right say Silver's "leftist" numbers are skewed and that this map, from Dean Chambers' UnSkewed Polls, is our electoral future. Why is Silver wrong? Because he's too queer to be right.

Update: Silver takes a shot at the "pundits" who insist the race is "too close to call," when in fact it isn't.

"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. Nate Silver, like most liberal and leftist celebrities and favorites, might be of average intelligence but is surely not the genius he’s made out to be."

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