The pop-up wisdom among the pundits immediately following the vice-presidential debate is that Paul Ryan won on style and it was a draw on substance. (The exception is MSNBC, where the main anchors are still covered in champagne.) The style half is certainly true. Joe Biden came off as a loony, condescending vulgarian, grinning smugly during Ryan's answers, rolling his eyes, interrupting constantly. There was a telling moment at the beginning of the debate when Ryan was trying to discuss the president's foreign policy. "With all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey,"
Watched "Morning Joe" for a bit this a.m., and the Dems certainly know what a rude, looney fool Biden looked, as they showed NONE of the split screen footage, not did they mention it. And as to the substance ("Biden looked SO Presidential"), Ryan barely got a word in....Martha Ravitch (and why isn't anyone talking about this? Is it because Biden behaved so abominably?) let Biden cut in and interrupt some 80 times by Fox's count, even allowing him to respond to a Ryan response, while not allowing Ryan the same opportunity. I wish I had a counted how many times she let Ryan get to his point---finally---and cut him off mid sentence to go on to "another topic" or to allow Uncle Joe to break in. I would say that she was weak as H--- if I didn't also think she showed favoritism over and over!!!!!!! But Looney Joe behaved in such Al Gore squared fashion that she, and her ilk, are being overlooked!!!!!!
The left desperately needed to promote this debate a win for Biden,regardless of the real substance of the issues. We already know the left couldn't care less about substance so they try to overcome it with mountains of lies and misrepresentations. This thing about Romney cutting $5 trillion in taxes is goofy.If you're going to lower tax rates then you have to get rid of some deductions.The left complains about corporations abusing deductions but of you to cut them,they classify that as an attack on the middle class.
Every dime in the fed budget is someone's sacred cow that the left can demagogue if you cut it. Never mind the $6 million field trips they take on seminars or fact finding missions on resort islands.
Obama's been cutting contacts to republican owned business since he's been in office and it's one of the reasons the economy is failing.We see what leftist business like Solyndra produces.The Chevy Volt has been one of the worst taxpayer wastes in history but Obama wants to spend billions more on car batteries.Who knows how much of the money actually went to prop up UAW pension plans.
Biden looked and acted the fool. He was rude and condesending. He was trying to make sure no one heard or understood a word Ryan was saying because they might like Ryan. The moderator did cut Ryan off. We have an idiot for a VP.
This quote sums up the brilliance of Paul Ryan: "Leaders run to problems to fix problems," he said. "President Obama has not even put a credible plan on the table in any of his four years to deal with this debt crisis."
Then this really funny comment by the writer, Matt Purple, follows the above Ryan quote and it is quite a mental picture: All the Crest dental strips in Biden's medicine cabinet can't white out that simple fact.
Biden lost big last night by every objective measure--style, substance and truth. Beyond the insane grins, shouting, em-phat-ic halt-ing talk-ing sty-le, arm waving, and 82 interruptions, he lied non-stop and wasn't coherent. Huge lies--like Medicare is safe to 2030 because he worked it out that way with Reagan and Tip O'Neill 30 years ago; like the Obamacare requirement of forcing religious institutions to pay for contraceptives and abortifacients isn't a violation of their 1st Amendment rights; like the CIA was at fault in Libya, but this same CIA will be sure that Iran doesn't get a weapon delivery system. Lie, lie, lie, grin, grin, grin. Those lies were just so absurd, you couldn't believe anything he said.
I know the American Spectator is a conservative publication, but it is reassuring when they and so many other sources can cut through Bidens planned interruptive, childish and incompetent debating manner. Watching him sit there last night making faces when Ryan was speaking, was like watching a little six year old brat doing the same thing behind the teachers back. It was planned, but doesn't work against adults who are smarter and who have class.
I don't know if anyone else noticed, but Biden distastefully referred to a subject matter last night as an Obamanation. Just another one of Bidens brain dead short circuits. He didn't save the day, he made it worse. It isn't morning in America with these people in charge, it is looming disaster. The economy isn't getting better, it is still going down hill. When Thrift Shops are going broke, you know there isn't any money out there to spend.
Joe Biden last night lived up to his moniker of The Evil Clown. All that was lacking was a little face paint, a wig and a clown costume. There is something deeply unsettling about this unstable mixture of the comedic, the grotesque and the wicked.
I'm searching for a replacement for my stage partner in my lecture series. My old partner acted as a worst example of human behavior, as I lectured the crowd. His snarling demeanor, passing of offensive odors, interruptions, drooling and scratching at fleas and inappropriate gestures provided counterexamples of the finer points of etiquette. I need to replace him as he has gone on to become the vice president of the United States.
Regarding the first post, not only did the biased moderator allow Biden to constantly and rudely jump into Ryan's comments, cutting him off mid-sentence .... she ALSO cut Ryan off a few times. .... Ryan turned the other cheek, which was okay in this case. Doing so highloighted Biden as the classless bully he actually is.
Very uncomfortable to watch. I would be embarrassed if I were a Democrat. I think the image of a rude smiling clown in voter's mind will now be something Obama will have to obliterate, along his own former debate behavior. He's got to get some dignity back in the leadership. God help Obama if he smiles once, memories will come crashing back.
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