Tagged Nate Silver

Will Republicans Impeach Barack Obama?

No, though you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise. A few congressional Republicans had attacks of the stupids (quelle surprise) and decided to intimate that impeachment may be in the cards. In response, Democrats decided to engage in epic bouts of nutpicking, in order to fire up their supporters in advance of the 2014 midterm elections by claiming that Democratic midterm victories were needed to stop a certain Republican march towards impeachment proceedings. This is all so incredibly ridiculous that it hardly merits discussion, but to the extent that readers are actually interested, let me point you to Nate Silver–no right-wing shill,…

Strolling Down Memory Lane

Everyone remembers the time when Nate Silver predicted disaster for a particular party’s election prospects, and operatives of said party turned on Silver and denounced him for predictions inconvenient to their side, thus proving that operatives of said party are epistemically closed and live in a bubble where facts and reality are not welcome. Right? Did you think that I was writing about Silver’s opinions and predictions regarding Republican prospects in 2012? Well . . . I wasn’t. Now, let’s be fair. It’s March, 2014, not November, 2014. A lot can happen in a little over seven months. But I can’t…