Metaphor of the day

posted at 6:01 pm on April 21, 2014 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, this one’s at least two weeks old but making the rounds today on Facebook and Twitter. Consider it a reminder that unlikely possibilities, however remote the odds, do sometimes come through.

Although some people have to climb walls much higher than this.

In previous reports on our House forecasting model, we’ve noted two key things: Democrats have a very small chance of retaking the House in 2014 and, if anything, Republicans are more likely to gain seats than lose seats. But how many seats could the GOP gain? And with what probability?…

The chance of [Democrats] regaining the House is still very low — about 1%

[B]ased on the current model and current conditions, there is a real chance that the 2014 election could give the GOP as many or more seats as it had after the wave election of 2010. There is less of a chance, though still a chance, that the GOP could command a majority as large as its post-WWII high-water mark. But, as of now, 2014 appears unlikely to give the GOP the unprecedented majorities it had after 1928 (or after 1920 for that matter, when it controlled 302 seats).

They have a chance to pick up Senate seats this year too a la 2012, which, if it happened, would all but guarantee another filibuster-proof majority after the 2016 Senate elections and thereby usher in the End Times. But it’s a small chance, probably on the order of you and I making it to the top of the wall before this dude does.

Anyway, good to know that Spider-Man is real.

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That guy is definitely not democrat.

Bigbullets on April 21, 2014 at 6:08 PM

If Obama had a son..

hillsoftx on April 21, 2014 at 6:13 PM

My boss too is all into goals.

I see a Braveheart HOLD.

Great metaphor and fantasy Allah, love the positivity.

seesalrun2 on April 21, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Whoa! Flipped upside down???!!! Spider Man is envious!

rukiddingme on April 21, 2014 at 6:14 PM

How did he do this without government help?

SAZMD on April 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Put a bottle of whiskey up there as the prize and Diane Sawyer would beat this guy to the top.

Bishop on April 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM

heh. He wussed out and did it the easy way. I liked to see him try it without going upside down.

tommer74 on April 21, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Perfect metaphor for Obama’s excellent Race to the Top school initiative!

Murphy9 on April 21, 2014 at 6:22 PM

The chance of their regaining the House is still very low — about 1%…

Pelosi can always fly her broom.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 6:22 PM

…Republicans are more likely to gain seats than lose seats. But how many seats could the GOP gain? And with what probability?…

The chance of their regaining the House is still very low — about 1%…

Is it me, or does the quoting not make sense…?

I presume the second bit refers to Democrats, but it doesn’t ‘read’ that way… ?

Midas on April 21, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Midas on April 21, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Yep, you’re right. I did a bad job excerpting it. Fixed now. Sorry about that.

Allahpundit on April 21, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Does praying to Gaia work?

faraway on April 21, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Pelosi can always fly her broom.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Schadenfreude: Or Pole-Vault in,..or parachute in!
(sarc):)

canopfor on April 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM

This didn’t surprise me at all. Winning the NL MVP award was just the beginning for Andrew McCutchen.

truerino on April 21, 2014 at 6:51 PM

In previous reports on our House forecasting model, we’ve noted two key things: Democrats have a very small chance of retaking the House in 2014…

You folks haven’t seen the Democratics’ October surprises yet. Hint: it involves the idiot Eric Holder and the Democratics’ favorite Nazi stooge George Soros.

slickwillie2001 on April 21, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Yep, you’re right. I did a bad job excerpting it. Fixed now. Sorry about that.

Allahpundit on April 21, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Ah, no worries – thanks.

Midas on April 21, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Speaking of climbing:

Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Meadows, CA, US
1h
Rock climber is rescued by helicopter in Yosemite National Park – @AP
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canopfor on April 21, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Does praying to Gaia work?

faraway on April 21, 2014 at 6:42 PM

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canopfor on April 21, 2014 at 7:52 PM

He didn’t do that on his own.

~ BHO

Freelancer on April 21, 2014 at 7:54 PM

That guy is bat$#it crazy and pretty incredible all at the same time.

Philly on April 21, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I know people who would give their insurance to be able to do that.

Horatia on April 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

If Obama had a son..

hillsoftx on April 21, 2014 at 6:13 PM

There was nothing downhill about this guy at all!

Shy Guy on April 21, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Nothing I will ever do will ever be as cool as what this guy just did!

sjoseph371 on April 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM