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Nate Silver has been the target of rabid right wing extremists lashing out at him for stretching their pea brains with arithmetic, calling him ""a man of very small stature" and "a thin and effeminate man with a soft-sounding voice." (That's coming from a lardass named Dean Chambers who is basically a front man for Rasmussen).

Monday on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough joined the dogpiling of poor, innocent (but definitely not mathematically challenged) little Nate:

"Nate Silver says this is a 73.6 percent chance that the president's going to win. Nobody in that campaign thinks they have a 73.6 percent -- they think they have a 50.1 percent chance of winning.

.... Anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue [that] they should be kept away from typewriters, computers, laptops, and microphones for the next ten days, because they're jokes."

Here's Nate's pulling out the canned whoopass on Joe today:


8:41 AM PT: Joe replied: "Why don't we both agree to donate $1,000 to the Red Cross right now? Americans need our help now."

Nate replied: "Better idea: Let's bet $2,000."

Hat tip to kossack social democrat

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