Last night, MSNBC’s hyperventilating hosts had former Bill Clinton swami James Carville on for a chat and immediately asked him what kind of whiskey he intended to guzzle. “Put away the razor blades and put the Ambien back in the cabinet, we’re gonna be fine,” Carville said, citing unnamed “quants” who told him Joe Biden would pull out the victory.

Quants? Are those anything like “pollsters,” i.e. the people told us Joe Biden was going to cruise to victory with 350 or so electoral votes? Carville concluded his segment by holding up a gigantic bottle of Champagne and promising us he would indeed drink it, but maybe not till the end of the week.

Claire McCaskill, the former Missouri senator who lost her seat in 2018 after going batspit crazy about opposing everything Donald Trump did, right down to spastically trying to block him from making routine cabinet picks, demonstrating that she had no clue about Trump’s vast popularity in her state, admitted that Democrats had managed to talk themselves into believing Trump is a lot less popular than he is.

As Jake Tapper memorably put in on CNN, “You can’t get high on your own supply.” That supply was the media-polling complex, an echo chamber in which professional Democrats and their friends who rule the culture kept singing chorus after chorus of, “We Are the Champions” before the game even started.