Keith quotes Nate Silver's latest debunking of the right wing talking point that the Democrats are out to destroy the Republican owners of car dealerships. He also takes Rep. Vern Buchanan to task for voting against the stimulus package and then complaining that the United States is "supposed to be in the business of creating jobs, and not killing jobs".
As Keith said....WTF???
Note to faux outraged Republicans...what Nate said...
A meme that is currently picking up traction in the conservative blogosphere is that the list of dealerships to be shuttered as a result of Chrysler's bankruptcy contains a disproportionate number donors to Republican candidates. There have been furious efforts to prove this contention by looking up campaign contributor lists at the Huffington Post, Open Secrets, and other places.There is just one problem with this theory. Nobody has bothered to look up data for the control group: the list of dealerships which aren't being closed. It turns out that all car dealers are, in fact, overwhelmingly more likely to donate to Republicans than to Democrats -- not just those who are having their doors closed.