Dick Morris gets called out on his lame predictions (video)

Morris: "The historical record is 74 seats, set in 1922. I'm confident we're past that."

Morris: "I believe when independent voters hear the message we are going to send them, we are going to win new 100 Republican seats."

Morris: GOP House pick-ups "could go as high as 100."

Morris: Republicans will "definitely win nine seats in the Senate."  Morris had previously predicted GOP could pick up 13 Senate seats.

Morris declared Gillibrand - who went on to win by 26 points - "still beatable."

Morris: Colorado is "another takeaway" for Republicans

Morris predicted Angle would win NV Senate race.

Morris: "Rossi and Murray are dead even tied, which I think it means Rossi is going to win."

Morris: "[D]on't count out Linda McMahon.

Morris: "Christine O'Donnell may yet pull out a win."

Morris: Hoyer and Frank "might be within reach.'

Morris: "[E]vidence indicates" that Dingell is "in jeopardy.

Morris: Mike Yost "can and will win if he gets funding.

Morris: Rankin "is en route to beating Mike Ross" in Arkansas

Bill O'Reilly garners the largest ratings in cable news prime time, and we have to admit we've been known to flip back and forth between the now elder statesman at Fox and Keith Olbermann at CNN (with an occasional view of Eliot Spitzer over at CNN).

But we long ago stopped counting on the bad predictions made by pollster/pundit Dick Morris.

Thankfully, the folks at Media Matters watch cable news shows for a living, and today they listed just some of Morris predictions that were completely wrong about the recent midterm elections.

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