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The Rev, Big Ed, Rachel and especially Lawrence were right. [View all]

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Each one played an important part in shaping the scenario before Election Day and predicting the correct outcome.

The Rev and Big Ed took the pulse of the electorate; women, blacks, Latinos, labor, young people and everyone else who both embraced the President's message and were put off by the Romney camp's.

The narrative on those two shows was about reaction and a sense of purpose. People were chomping at the bit to support Barack Obama. After four years of listening to GOP bullshit, it was personal.

Rachel was responsible for cold, hard analysis and historical perspective. Calmly laying out how everything relates to the bigger picture, explaining the trends and their meaning.

She did it all in her calm and methodical way. She was the anti-bubble.

And my favorite host is Lawrence. Simply because he and I share a vision on the sheer meaning of what things mean. The only way that I can understand what he talks about is because I spent almost eight years in Washington DC, paying close attention to the sausage making process. He was in Congress and I was in The Pentagon.

Being in such close proximity to the Federal Government and its workings, you can't but help to see how things actually works there.

I basically watch his show so that he can tell me things that I learned more than 25 years ago. His nightly Nate Silver updates were perhaps the most important indicator of what was yet to come.

If you had to pick just one thing to watch on Lawrence's show, it should have been the 538 Blog updates.

And I did some research and observing on my own which complimented those four shows. You can say that I stepped outside of what could have very well been a left wing bubble.

I also spent quite a bit of time doing op research. Checking out GOP sites and blogs, combing over the tenor and content of Republican voter types. And it was quite clear that they had absolutely no concept of what was going on around them.

All they did was live in an echo chamber. Every once in a while, their meanderings would leak out into the real world, but none of them could gain any traction outside of their own circles. The Rev, Big Ed, Rachel and Lawrence, night after night, destroyed every single right wing argument.

What bothered me most about the other side was their complete absence of sanity and reality. They had created a Barack Obama that didn't exist and did everything that they could to oppose that creation. They had no idea what Romney was all about, which left him open to be seen in a way that whomever was looking at him would see him.

Because the Right's primary motivation was to get rid of President Obama and not elect Romney, Romney was shifted into the classification of nothing more than a ham sandwich. While the President's support was more for him than against Romney. It was a triumph of positive support for the Prez over negative support by the other side.

All in all, math, science, history and civics were ultimate winners during this election. Anyone paying close attention to that stuff had no business being surprised at all over the eventual outcome.

The entire picture was laid out for anyone who took the time to see it, both our side and theirs.

Our side succesfully predicted the outcome and their side was set up to fail miserably

The Reality Based Universe is really cool to live in.

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