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Not Everyone Failed To Predict The Rise Of Drumpf

Some people got it right last summer.

This video of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is making the rounds on Twitter this weekend for obvious reasons. Ellison warns the panel at ABC This Week that Donald Trump may very well be the Republican nominee. Host George Stephanopolous and Maggie Haberman of the New York Times burst out laughing. "I know you don't believe that," says George.

They and a lot of others got it wrong. Keith Ellison was right.

It does seem as though getting it wrong never brings consequences to on air pundits, whereas getting it right often has the appearance of blacklisting you from the Beltway media. One must assume this is because of that Stephen Colbert WHCD adage: "Truth has a well-known liberal bias." The suits upstairs at mainstream media HQ might not mind truth on their shows, but God forbid there should be an actual liberal. Both sides and all that.

It's not surprising then that among the folks that got it right last summer were liberals like Ellison:

Digby, June 2015: ...Donald Trump has the potential to be a serious 2016 player. And that says everything you need to know about the Republican presidential field and the state of our politics today.

Michael Moore, December 2015: Donald Trump is absolutely going to be the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It’s going from being a joke to being a serious reality.

Robert Creamer at Huffpo, August 2015: Trump is not going away. He is, in fact, a real contender for the nomination.

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