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April 13, 2017

Gaslight

Holy crap, a Republican (Ron Estes) beat a Democrat (James Thompson) in a special election in Kansas' 4th congressional district, so you might think this would be a Republican victory, right?

Simpleton. You're wrong! It's actually a *loss* for the GOP. Who are you going to believe, the lying election results, or the New York Times? Ace reporter Nate Cohn explains it all for us:

On Tuesday, Republicans won an unexpectedly close race in Kansas’ Fourth Congressional District. The Republican Ron Estes won by seven points over James Thompson, even though President Trump won the district by 27 points in November. No Democrat holds a House seat as Republican as this one, so it’s startling that the seat was even competitive.

See, the GOP win is actually a loss because the results were 'unexpectedly close'.

The title of Cohn's piece is 'A Republican Wins in Kansas. Itís Still a Loss for the G.O.P.' It's a dog's breakfast of wishful thinking, hand-waving, and speculative "woulda coulda shoulda" tea-leaf reading that is really quite indicative of the quality journalism we've come to expect from the NY Times since Trump has been elected.

( *waves hand* )

Your eyes are getting sleeeeeepy...
You can't hold them open any longer...
Pay no attention to the reality you thought you knew...
Listen only to the sound of my voice...

Hillary Clinton is president.
Hillary Clinton is president.
Hillary Clinton is president.


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posted by OregonMuse at 11:35 AM

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