It seems that the poll unskewing, poll denial, and bizarre optimism of Fox, Drudge, and the right -wing pundits was apparently shared by all the top players in the Republican party. The campaign and candidates were apparently genuinely dumbfounded when things turned out just the way Nate Silver and Bayesian statistics had predicted. I guess more of the Republican reality denial is genuine rather than merely feigned than I suspected.
And, it seems, the base, or at least the tweeting heart of the Southeastern core of the base, really is racist.
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