Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Funniest Observation of the Election Season Spotted in WaPo Comments Section

I kid you not.

A querrolous John Wagner at the Washington Post offers YARFHIL ("Yet Another Reason for Hillary's Ignoble Loss"), now that the James Comey, Russia, John Podesta, spirit cooking, Wikileaks, global warming, and redneck revolution theories have all been disproven.

No, Wagner reports that the vaunted Democrat computer analytics program was the culprit ("What Ada Got Wrong"):

Clinton’s data-driven campaign relied heavily on an algorithm named Ada. What didn’t she see?

Inside Hillary Clinton's campaign, she was known as Ada. Like the candidate herself, she had a penchant for secrecy and a private server. As blame gets parceled out Wednesday for the Democrat's stunning loss to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, Ada is likely to get a lot of second-guessing.

Ada is a complex computer algorithm that the campaign was prepared to publicly unveil after the election as its invisible guiding hand. Named for a female 19th-century mathematician — Ada, Countess of Lovelace — the algorithm was said to play a role in virtually every strategic decision Clinton aides made, including where and when to deploy the candidate and her battalion of surrogates and where to air television ads — as well as when it was safe to stay dark.

The campaign's deployment of other resources — including county-level campaign offices and the staging of high-profile concerts with stars like Jay Z and Beyoncé — was largely dependent on Ada's work, as well ... it appears that the importance of other states Clinton would lose — including Michigan and Wisconsin — never became fully apparent or that it was too late once it did.

...Clinton made several visits to Michigan during the general election, but it wasn't until the final days that she, Obama and her husband made such a concerted effort... As for Wisconsin: Clinton didn't make any appearances there at all... Like much of the political establishment Ada appeared to underestimate the power of rural voters in Rust Belt states.

Commenter jwilson1717 added the mic-drop:
They probably forgot to feed Ada the data that Hillary is an insufferable screeching hag that nobody wants to listen to for the next four years.
A few other noteworthy retorts:
• I'm just sitting back, waiting for the Democrats to blame their loss on a ham sandwich. So far, it's the only thing not yet implicated as the cause of her defeat.

• The ham sandwich just texted me and says he's already lawyering up.

• Clinton went 9 months without holding a press conference, emboldened with the support the media and Hollywood gave her. She needed cheat sheets from Brazile so she had canned answers to supposedly spontaneous questions. She didn't even show up to comfort her supporters when it was evident she lost until the next morning.
To the Democrat Party, I simply say: "See ya. Wouldn't want ta be ya."
Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News.


Anonymous said...

"...[Ada] the algorithm was said to play a role in virtually every strategic decision Clinton aides made,..."

Oh, yeah. I remember when those things were all the rage. :-)

jay said...

The computer made an error!

Yeah, that one works every time.

Eskyman said...

G.I.G.O. Garbage in, garbage out. Thank God this garbage is OUT!