10 Hilariously Wrong Wingnut Election Predictions

Why were wingnuts convinced that Mitt Romney was going to win the election last night when all the polls said otherwise?

Let's count a few ways.

The Scott Walker recall failed!

Sarah Palin had this to say after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was declared the winner of Tuesday’s recall election: “Obama’s goose is cooked.”

Republicans don't like Obama because of the Recovery Act!

He alienated most of what little Republican support he had with the Stimulus Bill.

Obama lost the first debate!

Mitt Romney won Round 1 decisively. Wednesday’s presidential debate marked the beginning of the end for President Obama.

There were lots of Romney lawn signs everywhere!

There is no denying the Republicans have the passion now, the enthusiasm. The Democrats do not. Independents are breaking for Romney. And there’s the thing about the yard signs. In Florida a few weeks ago I saw Romney signs, not Obama ones. From Ohio I hear the same. From tony Northwest Washington, D.C., I hear the same.

Lots of Republicans ate at Chic-fil-A and saw the Breitbart movie!

I've written here before that politics is all about showing up. And in recent months, people on the Right have been doing a lot of showing up. They've showed up at Romney-Ryan events in unprecedented numbers. They made Dinesh D'Souza's "2016: Obama's America" a huge hit despite a virtual blackout from traditional media. They stood in line for hours at Chick-fil-A restaurants to buy chicken sandwiches in response to politicians' bullying. They packed houses at the "Hating Breitbart" premiere.

Because of abortion!

On November 7, we may well look back at this week’s events and see that this was the week that President Obama lost the presidency — because of the abortion issue.

Because he made the Catholic bishops mad!

President Obama just may have lost the election. The president signed off on a Health and Human Services ruling that says that under ObamaCare, Catholic institutions—including charities, hospitals and schools—will be required by law, for the first time ever, to provide and pay for insurance coverage that includes contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization procedures.

The polls are all biased!

Despite the pattern of skewed polls, most of them commissioned by the mainstream media, the overall electoral landscape is looking more and more favorable for Romney.”

He's losing the Jewish vote!

Obama has been weak in his support of Israel. Many Jewish voters and big donors are angry and disappointed. I predict Obama's Jewish support drops from 78% in 2008 to the low 60’s.

Romney's lead with independents!

Given all the available information – Romney’s lead among independents, the outlier nature of the 2008 turnout model, the elections held since 2008, the party ID surveys, the voter registration, early voting and absentee ballot data – I have to conclude that there is no remaining path at this late date for Obama to win the national popular vote. He is toast.

Wingnuts' consistently spectacular wrongness is truly something to behold, is it not?


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