Things in Politico which make me want to guzzle morning antifreeze part the 1

Joe Scarborough just wrote

Republicans were licking their wounds around this time last year after being blindsided by a presidential election whose outcome they should have seen coming a mile away. But ignorance was bliss as conservative politicians and talkers pushed bogus polls and political fairy tales to angry voters who were once again on the losing side of history. Media outlets that released polls showing President Obama winning were attacked as biased and conservatives who warned of Romney’s weaknesses were rhetorically burned at the stake as heretics.
Barack Obama won again and Republican leaders swore that next time would be different.

“around this time last year” Scarborough said

Nate Silver says this is a 73.6 percent chance that the president is going to win? Nobody in that campaign thinks they have a 73 percent chance — they think they have a 50.1 percent chance of winning.

Now that was when Obama’s reelection was less than a week away. I don’t know how to convert days to miles (if you use c then Scarborough is fine).

The main point of his current article is that people who don’t accept unpleasant facts reòeatedly make fools of themselves. He has a point there.

I’m sure next week he will denounce Republicans who say “the federal government is breaking records every year with the explosive growth of spending in every category.” when the record broken was the longest period of roughly constant Federal Government total spending in my lifetime. (note that’s nominal — real Federal Spending has been decreasing)

Or maybe he will denounce Republicans who question the observation that Republicans in Florida sure have made early voting inconven BENGHAZI BENGHAZI BENGHAZI
Now that Joe Scarborough is lecturing his fellow Repiublicans about the importance of faing facts, then they are in worse trouble than I thought.