Klein’s grip on reality appears to be slipping away.

(RCP) — “It was a victory for socialism,” TIME’s Joe Klein said of last night’s election result in NY-26. A Democrat won a special election to fill a vacancy in the U.S. House from a very conservative district in New York.

For the last two years, Republicans have been lambasting Barack Obama who is right in the middle of the political spectrum, a mild liberal, as being a wild-eyed socialist. Well, there ain’t anything that he has proposed that is purely socialistic as our Medicare program; a single payer program run by the government. And the folks love it,” Klein also said.