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Biden Bombed
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/12/2012 12:45:21 AM

You don’t win a nationally televised debate by being rude and obnoxious. You don’t win by interrupting your opponent time after time after time or by being a blowhard. You don’t win with facial expressions, especially smirks or fake laughs, or by pretending to be utterly exasperated with what your opponent is saying. That’s why Vice President Joe Biden didn’t win the one and only debate last night with his Republican rival, Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan. (Snip) There’s one person who should be delighted with Biden. That’s Al Gore. He had the honor of having delivered the most

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I heard Mary Matalin comparing Biden's behavior to algore's sighs during his town hall flop years ago. It also reminds me of the attitude Democrats regularly display like at Paul Wellstone's funeral. A win to their wacko leftist base perhaps but just to obnoxious, insulting and anti-intellectual to the rest of us.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tylertexan, 10/12/2012 12:49:23 AM     (No. 8927373)

Biden was probably coached to do it subtly, but Joe being Joe (to borrow a phrase from Dear Leader), he's about as subtle as a Jack Russell Terrier on cocaine, and he overdid it. This is what people will remember from this debate, for better or (probably, hopefully) worse.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: trapper, 10/12/2012 12:52:12 AM     (No. 8927379)

Here's a telling newsflash: the Obama Big Bird ad went up on Chicago TV tonight two hours after the debate ended. You read that right. Obama is advertising in CHICAGO. Heh heh heh.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jhadley777, 10/12/2012 12:53:27 AM     (No. 8927384)

Obama took the batteries out of Joe's hearing aids while he was enjoying his fourth red bull before the debate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/12/2012 12:53:48 AM     (No. 8927385)

Democrats in general and Team 0bama in particular play to the lowest denominator, so yes this jazzed up his base, but did not win any new votes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: J Wayne, 10/12/2012 12:55:31 AM     (No. 8927387)

I had to turn it off early on. I figured I'd irritate the kids and wife less if I wasn't yelling at the computer as I watched. The transcript will be easier to handle. What a jackass.

The upside is that any squishy "undecided" with 2 brain cells to rub together might have been repulsed by crazy Uncle Plugs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/12/2012 12:55:37 AM     (No. 8927388)

Personally, I enjoyed Biden's outstanding personal demo and commercial for Poli-Grip.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/12/2012 12:57:30 AM     (No. 8927390)

Tomorrow morning Joe Biden will be blaming too much Kentucky bourbon for his disrespectful debate appearance. Being a part of the Obama crew he has to blame someone or some thing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bluefindad, 10/12/2012 1:00:31 AM     (No. 8927396)

Biden is one of the most popular members of Congress, well liked by Democrats, Republicans, and the press.

It depresses me that Biden the demagogue is well liked. Hopefully Fred is wrong.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: radrelic, 10/12/2012 1:15:14 AM     (No. 8927415)

After all settles in and forever for history Smirking old Joe now in the realm of creepy old Joe.

Could have expected more from the democrats intellectual, as Eastwood named him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/12/2012 1:57:27 AM     (No. 8927446)

I stayed in the computer room while the tv was on in the den on the other side of our house (probably 100 feet away, or so). From that distance, I could hear Biden blustering on the whole time, but never heard Ryan or Ms. Radish. It was just amazing how loud and obnoxious that buffoon was.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: danu, 10/12/2012 2:59:17 AM     (No. 8927478)

*Jack Russell Terrier on cocaine*...with attention deficit disorder.
I knew a Jack Russell like JB....fatiguing.
Bur we know the hardcore leftoids would gladly vote for a terrier on coke.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/12/2012 3:07:49 AM     (No. 8927482)

Just think how many families in our TV-centric culture saw Joe act like a jerk in glorious color on a 50-inch screen.

It's not a good look for the democrats.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JAN, 10/12/2012 4:46:57 AM     (No. 8927529)

Now we know why this administration was incapable of getting a single senate vote for it's budget.

They sent Joe up to the hill to do the heavy lifting and everyone ran for the hills.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/12/2012 6:05:23 AM     (No. 8927568)

As stated, I'm sure the base is happy with Joe. They keep urging BO to be more confrontational. But the undecided voters are not looking for a blow hard. Joe WAS Joe last night. He knew he couldn't win on substance so he went for bombastic but overshot. You begin to understand why the Country is having so many problems. The BO/Biden ticket is so arrogant that they don't listen or work with anyone else. The results are as expected.

BO's programmed responses and Joe's manic behavior are NOT a reassuring mix.

In contrast, Romney/Ryan were thoughtful, steady, and confident. It would have been nice if Ryan could have managed a few good take downs but that's hard to do with someone that acts like they are on drugs. Solid and reliable will do.



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