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Bad News Continues for GOP: Allen West Likely Out

Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:13 PM
The biggest failing of the conservative mind is its failure to prioritize facts and evidence over opinion. This kind of willful ignorance is prized by conservatives. Think of how many TH pundits swore Romney was going to win. Think of how may TH posters insisted Romney would be elected president. The reality was right there for you to see. How could almost all of you be so completely wrong? unless you had a predisposition to ignore evidence and confuse fact with opinion.

Floridians in the new 18th congressional district gave much of the conservative world a shock Tuesday when Rep. Allen West, a freshman congressman, ended up slightly behind Democrat Patrick Murphy in voting with 97 percent of the precincts reporting. While the full vote count may not be known until Wednesday/Thursday, according to a WPTV.com account, Business Insider felt confident enough to report Murphy as the projected winner based on NBC News numbers. These had Murphy up 159,959 to 157,578 with 99 percent of the precincts reporting.

One thing this contest certainly was not was boring. At one point, West...