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Twitter frowns on Joe Biden's laugh
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Posted on 10/11/2012 7:43:24 PM PDT by matt04

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan were the two candidates on stage at Thursday’s vice presidential debate, but a third character emerged: Joe Biden’s laugh, which didn’t escape the notice of tweeting politicos. (And led, of course, to at least three satirical Twitter accounts: Laughing Joe Biden, Biden Smirk, and yet another Laughing Joe Biden.)

Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway: “Joe Biden’s laughing through talking about Iran sanctions?”

TIME’s Michael Scherer: “Not sure debate cameras have been light tested for Biden’s teeth. Best to watch with sunglasses.”

Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein: “Biden’s strategy seems to be to laugh at Ryan constantly. Will it work to infantalize Ryan, or backfire like Gore sighing?”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012polls; 2012veep; biden; clownbiden; condescendingbiden; debate; disingenuousbiden; jokerbiden; ryan; twitter
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1 posted on 10/11/2012 7:43:24 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Hyena was the thought that crossed my mind while Joe smirked at serious discussion....


2 posted on 10/11/2012 7:45:37 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: matt04

I feel like I just spent a very, very, very long Christmas dinner with a drunken, obnoxious, “know it all” uncle.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 7:50:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: eeriegeno

“Chuckles”, the VP ...


4 posted on 10/11/2012 7:51:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: eeriegeno

I couldn’t help thinking “Citizen Kane” when Biden was acting like that. He seemed to think the whole thing was a lark. Juvenile was another word I’d use for Biden’s behavior.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 7:53:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The U. S. Democrat Party, Al Queda's U. S. front organization. And the rank and file has no clue.)
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To: eeriegeno
The debate reminded me a lot of the 2000 debate between George Bush and the Algore ~ that featured Al wandering about the stage mumbling, and grunting out animal noises.

So who is the Democrat chief advisor on ways to debate? That person is not doing them any good.

Plugs probably ought to check in for a fourth bout of brain surgery after this ~ the first three certainly didn't work.

6 posted on 10/11/2012 7:56:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: DoughtyOne

Check the comments on Politico. Not good for Biden. He even lost the readers at Politico!


7 posted on 10/11/2012 7:56:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: matt04

Nobody likes an A$$H*LE Clown


8 posted on 10/11/2012 7:56:56 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: matt04

Biden’s near constant interruptions and grimaced laughing made him out to be a true Ass Clown.

Now 70 million viewers got a chance to directly compare this glittering buffoon to the polished and professional leader sitting next to him.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 7:58:41 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I feel like I just spent a very, very, very long Christmas dinner with a drunken, obnoxious, “know it all ” uncle.

Biden was worse than Gore - remember Gore rolling his eyes and sighing all the time? This was equally insulting.

10 posted on 10/11/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: matt04

I think Biden idea on big issues is to just laugh them off.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 8:00:19 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: matt04

so Biden maximizing his obnoxious standard self, and the moderator excercising her bias did the job they were suppose to do (a)insult Ryan and (b)as often as possible keep Ryan from finishing/completing his competent answers - which they seemed to succeed at

and (c) try to turn Ryan into the mean person the Dims want to portray him as - but at least that part didn’t work

I hope enough undedecided people realize that Biden was working to Keep it from becoming an actual serious debate.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 8:01:22 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: GraceG

Not even Chris Wallace, and he ought to know one when he sees one.

When you lose apologists like Wallace, you’re in deep doodoo.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: matt04

so Biden maximizing his obnoxious standard self, and the moderator excercising her bias did the job they were suppose to do (a)insult Ryan and (b)as often as possible keep Ryan from finishing/completing his competent answers - which they seemed to succeed at

and (c) try to turn Ryan into the mean person the Dims want to portray him as - but at least that part didn’t work

I hope enough undedecided people realize that Biden was working to Keep it from becoming an actual serious debate.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 8:02:13 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: matt04
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15 posted on 10/11/2012 8:03:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: BunnySlippers

“Chuckles”, the VP ...

Excellent! This should go viral as the new nickname for the lying, old goat. I knew he was arrogant, ignorant, and rude, but he outdid himself tonight. I could hardly stand to watch.

However, I do think Ryan could have done better. For one thing, he should have asked that ditzy moderator and Joe why letting people keep their own money is a “cost”.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 8:09:10 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Frank Lund’s focus group is very interesting. ALL of the women disliked Biden.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 8:09:29 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The debate reminded me of the class clown mocking the math genius. Biden was joking while Ryan was too numbers oriented. Night and Day but Ryan won.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 8:22:39 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: matt04

Debate? What debate? I want my rebate from the Obamaphone.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 8:22:58 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Romney has run a business, an Olympics, and a state. Obama has never run anything but his mouth.)
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To: matt04

“My friend...”
“My friend...”
“My friend...”

Hey Joe, go blow. No one is buying the “my friend” malarkey you are using on Congressman Ryan. Go shove it up your keister.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 8:24:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: gotribe

My wife went off. She said that Biteme was rude and disrespectful. I told her that Biteme was just drunk.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 8:28:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: PMAS

A total lack of respect, and a lack of respect for viewers who expect people to act respectfully. It was like a teen age boy who farted, an uncontrolled laugh, was it a nervous laugh? I didn’t see anything funny at all, he didn’t act Presidential at all in my opinion. I was turned off with his lack of seriousness about real questions.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 8:28:33 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: gotribe
Biden will be 70 years old Nov. 20th...just what, five or six weeks...I say he is beginning senility...and by 75 will need full time care..
and I am almost 70 myself...so I'm not really insulting him, it is just a fact...

This debate was not interesting as the moderator seemed to not have control..and I found it hard to follow...
and let us remember OLD JOE has been in politics for 45 years or better...that is more years than Paul Ryan has been on the earth...so I feel Paul will improve as the years unfold...

23 posted on 10/11/2012 8:30:30 PM PDT by haircutter (.)
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To: eeriegeno

Biden was RUDE, CRUDE and A TOTAL ASS and he was so sickening, I stopped watching it until the very end.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 8:31:05 PM PDT by CORYDON
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To: eeriegeno

Biden was RUDE, CRUDE and A TOTAL ASS and he was so sickening, I stopped watching it until the very end.


25 posted on 10/11/2012 8:31:11 PM PDT by CORYDON
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To: GraceG

“Nobody likes an A$$H*LE Clown”

Yes Joe, this was a big Effing Deal, to use your words, and you blew it. I have never seen a political “figure” step on his “weenie” as badly as you did tonight!
Looks like most of the press agrees.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 8:32:39 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: eeriegeno
Biden was RUDE, CRUDE and A TOTAL A_ _ and he was so sickening, I stopped watching it until the very end.
27 posted on 10/11/2012 8:33:00 PM PDT by CORYDON
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To: matt04

...what the ell did biden do for 5 days when he went and hid...did he and his “coach” have a ticklefeast?


28 posted on 10/11/2012 8:34:35 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: matt04

Biden’s smirk would make one scary Halloween mask.


29 posted on 10/11/2012 8:37:10 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: matt04

clownus interruptus


30 posted on 10/11/2012 8:40:41 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: CORYDON
have to agree with you..

I watched c span as I did with the Romney/Hussein debate, but they used a split screen and it drove me nuts with Biden’s smirks grins, smiles and laughing...that I spent most of the 90 min. on the computer...so really didn't enjoy this one..

will be so glad for Nov. 7th and know we have a new, intelligent, classy, President with dignity and respect for the Office of POTUS

31 posted on 10/11/2012 8:43:23 PM PDT by haircutter (.)
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To: rovenstinez

It was all acting, to try to make Ryan look absurd - he was laughing at him to make Ryan appear to an amateur.
Biden made himself look unhinged, crazy.


32 posted on 10/11/2012 8:48:40 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: matt04

That was so infuriating watching this bufoon, the VP, be so disrespectful of his opponent, of his office, of Americans in general.

I kept hoping Ryan would stop, turn to Biden, and ask him what the heck was so darn funny? Is it the 8% unemployment? Is it the four Americans murdered in Benghazi? Is it the increasing number of casualties in
Afghanistan? Just what is so hilarious?


33 posted on 10/11/2012 8:54:13 PM PDT by Girlene
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34 posted on 10/11/2012 9:04:34 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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35 posted on 10/11/2012 9:14:01 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: matt04

Joe Biden reminded me of a pedophile you would see on a sex offender registry..he looked like Sandusky’s long lost brother


36 posted on 10/11/2012 9:20:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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37 posted on 10/11/2012 9:22:30 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: haircutter
and let us remember OLD JOE has been in politics for 45 years or better...

The ignorant would interpret that as synonimous with 45 years' experience.

Ryan might have quipped that "Grins" has 2 years' foreign policy experience... repeated over 22 times.

38 posted on 10/11/2012 9:24:09 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: CORYDON

It was unwatchable to me. I had to shut it off, and then later, watched the various pundits.

To think that the stupid leftists cry about “bullies” — when, as per usual, it’s they who are projecting.


39 posted on 10/11/2012 9:51:33 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: eeriegeno
Hyena was the thought that crossed my mind while Joe smirked at serious discussion....

I think he's a cross between Ted Baxter and Mister Ed. But a little laughing hyena thrown in there is about right.

40 posted on 10/11/2012 11:14:51 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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To: matt04

Wow I flip on CNN for a second and they have Van Jones giving commentary? Are you f’n kidding me?


41 posted on 10/11/2012 11:35:04 PM PDT by eak3
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To: FlingWingFlyer; StarFan; stanz; NautiNurse; kristinn; Bigg Red; GOPsterinMA
I feel like I just spent a very, very, very long Christmas dinner with a drunken, obnoxious, “know it all” uncle.

Exactly... well said, FlingWingFlyer!

42 posted on 10/12/2012 12:17:54 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: reg45

All of the above!


43 posted on 10/12/2012 12:18:52 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Biden dredged up the S.O.B. story about his wife’s death (at her own hands). He’s long had to give up his LIE that the driver of the truck that killed her was DRUNK. His wife blew a stop sign and was hit by oncoming traffic.


44 posted on 10/12/2012 12:35:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Borax Queen

I listened on the radio. Heard his hrumphs and grunts. Heard him overtalking Ryan and then heard the debate “moderator” change the subject mid-answer from Ryan several times.


45 posted on 10/12/2012 12:36:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: matt04

Biden gave the game away when he jumped on Ryan for daring to mention Kennedy (apparently trying to channel Lloyd Bentsen scolding Dan Quayle). Ryan was merely making the point that keeping tax rates low actually raises revenue when the economy improves and more people are working. Biden shaking his head and muttering “it’s never been done”, despite the abundance of evidence to show that it has, made for a weak counterargument. The “so now you’re Jack Kennedy?” outburst made Biden look small and desperate - but then, his whole performance did that, too.


46 posted on 10/12/2012 1:19:06 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: matt04

I was expecting to laugh at his many gaffes but did get that with this debate. I found his laughing creepy, like an actor who learned from a bad instructor.


47 posted on 10/12/2012 1:30:56 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: matt04

What I witnessed last night was an embarrassment; it was embarrassing that a man a heartbeat away from running our country acted like that. Biden spent the entire debate smirking, laughing, and interrupting. He interrupted, according to Reince Priebus, 82 times. CNN had an even higher number, apparently.

The strategy Axlerod and the Dems obviously wanted Biden to go in with was to be aggressive and make it seem as though Ryan is young and inexperienced, hence they had him laugh as though everything Ryan was saying was outlandish and ridiculous. The problem is, I think it backfired.

The moderator made her bias clear as she allowed Biden to interrupt. After he would interrupt, she’d let him talk, and then she’d change the subject, not allowing Ryan to respond. Either this or she wouldn’t allow Ryan to respond to certain points Biden would toss out there. Also, I noticed she would press Ryan more on things or ask him for specifics, whereas she would often allow things Biden said to go.

Who won the debate? I was disappinted in Ryan’s performance to a degree. I thought he should have been been a bit more aggressive and countered some of Biden’s arguments/crap better. That said, he held his own, and when your opponent has to resort to smirking, laughing, and interrupting 82 times, then I am going to give the person who acted like an adult the win.


48 posted on 10/12/2012 2:12:25 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Borax Queen

I had to shut it off as well. Besides Joes lies, his laughing and smirking pushed me over the edge.


49 posted on 10/12/2012 2:38:18 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GraceG
Nobody likes an A$$H*LE Clown

This guy thought Biden was laughing too much:

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50 posted on 10/12/2012 3:05:08 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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