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George Will on the set of ABC News This Week
2 + 2 isn't 5, George.
George Will.
Self-identified conservatives outnumber self-identified liberals 2-to-1 in a nation that has reelected the most liberal president since Lyndon Johnson and his mentor Franklin Roosevelt.
We wish President Barack Obama was that liberal. But aside from that nonsense—conservatives outnumbered liberals 2 to 1?

According to the exit polls, the ideological makeup of the electorate was 25 percent liberal, 35 percent conservative. I know conservatives are bad at math—they've underscored this point dramatically over the last several weeks. But maybe one of George's editors has a calculator they can lend him?

Conservatives are a third of the country. Yes, there are more of them than liberals, but that has much to do with the vilifying of the word "liberal." How do we know that? Because "moderates" voted for President Barack Obama by a big 56-41 margin.

But this is how they've convince themselves that they are a super-majority of the American electorate. This is why they assumed they were headed toward a landslide victory. If they outnumber liberals 2-1, how could they possibly lose? Indeed, George predicted a 321-217 Romney victory.

Even their respectable pundits can't help but dish bullshit.

Seriously, reality isn't that goddamn hard. It just isn't. Yet they can't even be honest to themselves about the shape of the electorate.

Originally posted to kos on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 09:53 PM PST.

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