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Right-Wing Analyst Says Nate Silver Is Too Much Of A Sissy To Crunch Poll Data

Since the 2008 election, self-described gay geek Nate Silver has emerged as the go-to guy for spot-on poll analysis and election predictions.

But, apparently, he’s so prescient he ticked off a right-wing blogger, who attacked him for being too “effeminate” and “soft-sounding” after Silver predicted a likely Obama win next week.

On October 25 Dean Chambers of Unskewed Polls wrote “The Far Left Turns to Nate Silver for Wisdom on the Polls” for Examiner.com, in which he lambasted our number-crunching dreamboat as “a thin and effeminate man with a soft-sounding voice.” He also suggested Silver could be a eunuch.

Nate Silver is a man of very small stature, a thin and effeminate man with a soft-sounding voice that sounds almost exactly like the “Mr. New Castrati” voice used by Rush Limbaugh on his program.

In fact, Silver could easily be the poster child for the New Castrati in both image and sound. Nate Silver, like most liberal and leftist celebrities and favorites, might be of average intelligence but is surely not the genius he’s made out to be. His political analyses are average at best and his projections, at least this year, are extremely biased in favor of the Democrats.

In another post, Chambers made his own prediction that Romney would win the White House by 54% of the popular vote and as many as 359 electoral votes.

He also took another opportunity to piss on Silver’s boots:

Before this year I had never heard of Nate Silver, but I don’t read the New York Times (it’s useless) and I don’t have a bird or need to line a cage with the paper. Nor do I waste my time reading the rantings of insane moonbats and other assorted America-hating leftists at sites like Democrat Underground or The Daily Kos.

Silver started his political analysis at Daily Kos.

Chambers’s site, part of a larger network of reactionary blogs, “interprets” poll data that’s been skew by the media or lefty pollsters and makes it more palatable to gun nuts, homophobes and various mouthbreathers.

This is what his site looks like:

Silver invented a wildly successful baseball-stats system at age 23. He then founded the blog FiveThirtyEight, now owned by the New York Times, where he correctly predicted the popular vote in the 2008 presidential election within one percent, predicted the outcome in 49 out of 50 states, and accurately predicted all of the Senate races that cycle. He was named one of Time’s  100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009.

In other words, he’s not sweating Chambers’ dis.

On Twitter, Silver recently posted about the description, writing, “Per http://unskwedpolls.com, I am ‘a thin and effeminate man’ & therefore not to be trusted. Unskewedpolls argument: Nate Silver seems kinda gay + ??? = Romney landslide!”

We’ll stick with our guy.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Oct 31, 2012
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  • 4 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      They HAVE to attack Nate Silver.

      The right wings game is to use polls that lean heavily. The problem is, when polling companies like RAssmusen are so far off, as they have been, people start to discount them. So they then create new companies like Gravis Marketing and Purple strategies to just throw polls at the wall.

      As an example. In one state, Rassmusen which over estimated McCains vote by 9% had Romney ahead by 1% and Gravis Marketing had him ahead by 11%.

      Nate Silver is aware of these polling companies and takes their type of polling and their history into consideration therefore he blows the right wings game. So they HAVE to try to attack or discredit him because if people listen to him then their phony polling data gets less play in the media.

      But also, isn’t it interesting, the guy couldn’t state anything wrong with Silver’s meathods. Just basically called him stupid and femmy. Wow, he sure proved his point didn’t he?

      Oct 31, 2012 at 10:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      I just watched a YouTube video of this guy and he didn’t sound like a sissy-boy to me. Nerd, yes; sissy-boy, no.

      Oct 31, 2012 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LubbockGayMale
      LubbockGayMale

      That’s like what I saw on FixedNEWS Sunday… here’s the hurricane bearing down on NYC, Pres. candidates pulling back their campaigns, and what does Fixed do for coverage? Their own little show of ‘my aren’t we bitchy today’ regarding politicians, celebs and weathermen. Not one radar cut away, or updates from a weatherman! Ya think they realize their man Mittens is gonna get whipped????

      Oct 31, 2012 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      I saw Nate Silver on Bill Maher the other week and my immediate reaction was “are they sure he’s gay.” He was not effeminate in any way. Was he over the top butch? No. But he was a long long way from effeminate. In fact he was very cute if you like guys in glasses.

      Oct 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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