I do loves me some wingnut pundit fail.

HANNITY: All right. The race that I am most interested in tonight, and we may get the results maybe sometime this hour and if we do, I’m very interested in this, and that is the Pennsylvania 12 race.

And here you have John Murtha’s old seat he held for all these years. 2-1 Democrat to Republican registration in the district. It’s literally neck-and-neck going into this race. If Burns pulls this off tonight what would that say to you?

PALIN: I think Burns will pull this off tonight. And just like the “Randslide” that we were just talking about, you’re going to see Burns having this representation of a smaller, smarter government, getting the economy back on the right track with some limited overreach of the government. That’s what Burns stands for. [...] We need someone like Tim Burns in there. And you’re going to see that via vote today with the electorate.

Only the Quitter can so effortlessly produce phrases like “via vote today with the electorate.” That’s why she gets the big bucks.

Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth.

Republican Tim Burns has conceded to Democrat Mark Critz in the special election to fill the late Jack Murtha’s (D) congressional seat in Pennsylvania. [...] And as we pointed out in First Read this morning, this GOP loss — in this environment — raises REAL questions about the Republican Party’s ability to take back in the House in November.

Why? If the GOP couldn’t win here — the only congressional seat that John Kerry won in ’04 but Obama lost in ’08 — it’s not going to have an easy time netting the 40 House seats in November it needs to retake the House.

With Critz’s apparent victory, this becomes the SEVENTH-straight competitive special House contest that Democrats have won and the GOP has lost since 2008.

It must be so comforting to watch Faux if you’re a wingnut. No doubt, this unfortunate little episode won’t be discussed today — even though this was the race Hannity was “most interested in.” It’ll be scrubbed away by some Winston Smith-type figure at Faux, and all will be comfortably plus plus good for the GOP again.

Randslide!