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Twitter frowns on Joe Biden's laugh
politico.com ^

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?”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012polls; 2012veep; biden; clownbiden; condescendingbiden; debate; disingenuousbiden; jokerbiden; ryan; twitter
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To: eeriegeno

Glad to see folks noticed the dichotomy between Joes actions/words and the topic. His teeth must glow in the dark - obscenely white for an older man...


51 posted on 10/12/2012 3:17:42 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: matt04

Biden’s smarmy laugh is the reason I only watched a 1/2 hour or so of the debate.

After a while it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard.


52 posted on 10/12/2012 3:18:27 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: matt04

My only distraction with Ryan is that Eddie Munster bang hanging in the center of his forehead.


53 posted on 10/12/2012 3:21:48 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Apparatchik
so now you’re Jack Kennedy?

And, of course, the irony is that Kennedy was as much a media created fraud as Obummer is.

54 posted on 10/12/2012 3:30:39 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Stolen for my Facebook page!


55 posted on 10/12/2012 4:09:20 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: matt04

Even my daughter, who has absolutely no interest in politics, watched part of the debate and said Biden was very rude and came across as insulting. I wanted to slap him!


56 posted on 10/12/2012 5:28:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: nutmeg

Yeah, good one. Biden is everyone’s know-it-all uncle. Unfortunately, Ryan was polite enough to respect the jerk.

But, as many pundits have said, the VP debate, in terms of votes, does not really matter much.

I am really wondering how much the debates matter for the presidential candidates, as well. Was there anyone who tuned in to those debates whose mind was changed by it? I doubt it was more than 100 people.

My guess is that people who tune in to the debates are people who are actually paying attention to what is happening to the country, i.e., people who lean conservatives. A small percentage who tuned in would be Rat voters who just wanted to see their messiah in all his glory.

I have said this before on FR, and perhaps I should be wearing a tinfoil chapeau. For the next debate, I suspect, Obamugabe will be equipped with a hidden earpiece.


57 posted on 10/12/2012 5:34:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
My fourteen year old son was saying the same thing.....he also said that Biden needed a good old punch in the face for being such a jerk.

When I asked my son why he felt that way, he said because that "old jerk" is acting like Ryan has nothing worth listening too but he (Ryan) is right about a lot of stuff.

I was beaming with pride for my son last night.....but them again I'm always proud of him but especially so last night.

58 posted on 10/12/2012 5:35:51 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: matt04

Odd that anyone on the left would frown on this.

It has been a favorite tactic of Alinsky’s for several decades, that of simply laughing at your opponent when you have no counter-argument. It is part of his ‘isolate and ridicule’ approach in trying to gain support of the weaker argument. Who wants to be considered part of the group being ridiculed? Of course, it is nothing more than an ad hominem attack and logically fallacious for that reason.

Luckily, most of us conservatives are thick-skinned enough and independent-minded enough that we wear their ridiculing laugh as a sign of defeat and therefore as a badge of honor.


59 posted on 10/12/2012 5:43:52 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: thingumbob

Sounds like a smart kid!


60 posted on 10/12/2012 5:47:17 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: matt04

By the way, Mark Hemingway once stated that he read nothing more paranoid than Cleon Skousen’s “The Naked Communist.”

I wonder if he’ll retract that statement now that we know, through the Freedom of Information Act, that his daddy offered his services as a popular and influentially writer directly to Stalin in an effort to spread soviet-style communism to America.

I wonder if “Papa Hemingway” was insulted that Stalin ignored his offer completely.


61 posted on 10/12/2012 5:48:14 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: muawiyah

That’s straight from the liberal playbook.

When you know you support a position that cannot be logically and reasonably argued, result to the logically fallacious ad hominem Alinsky method of isolating and ridiculing by simply laughing at your opponent.


62 posted on 10/12/2012 5:50:55 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I was really impressed he was paying attention.....maybe it has something to do with the fact that the spouse and I often yell at the TV whenever these Moron’s make an appearence.


63 posted on 10/12/2012 5:53:01 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
You have to watch out for crediting Alinsky with too much ~ after all you can look around you just about anywhere and observe that Alinsky methods do not dominate life.

The guy was a mentally ill crank ~ his followers are on that route themselves ~ giving them credit rather than Ritalin or Thorazine just encourages them.

Put the real stuff in their chai when they're not looking.

64 posted on 10/12/2012 5:53:35 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: gotribe
Biden was quite a bit like the baby who discovered he could reach down into his dirty diaper and bring up decorative matter ~

Those women all knew that baby ~ or one just like Joe.

65 posted on 10/12/2012 5:56:41 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: reg45

manbearpig


66 posted on 10/12/2012 5:59:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Nonetheless, it was one of Alinsky’s tactics to “isolate and ridicule.” That it has become imbued in the very fabric of their perception does not mean that it was not a planned part of the strategy of the Statists.


67 posted on 10/12/2012 5:59:11 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Borax Queen
Three people up there had absolutely no idea what it looked like on TV ~ Raddatz, Ryan and Biden.

This was a time for a serious 50X70 ft rear projection screen ~ is is that 'series and hugh' ~ whatever, that's what was needed.

68 posted on 10/12/2012 6:01:26 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
The error (Alinsky's and his critics as well) is that a proponent of a position will actually realize how stupid it is.

These leftwingtard guys are not 10 feet tall ~ most are mental midgets or morons. Some of them have never encountered thinking outside the leftwing box of memes and will frequently state that nothing you say makes sense.

They do not immediately move to ridicule your arguments when they run into a discontinuity ~ they fittzzz out.

69 posted on 10/12/2012 6:08:51 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: matt04
Twitter: media put off by the grinning/laughing jackass Biden

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

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?”

NBC’s David Gregory: “Biden’s smile is out of control.”

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith: “So did Biden practice laughing at Ryan???”

ABC’s Rick Klein: “Biden on verge of breaking down in laughter when Ryan talks.”

Former Eric Cantor staffer Brad Dayspring: “Joe Biden needs to realize this isn’t a Senate Foreign Relations Hearing. His laughter and condescending attitude is a disaster.”

Radio host Neal Boortz: “Looking like Biden’s gameplan is to laugh his way through this.”

Townhall.com’s Guy Benson: “Will Biden laugh his ass off at the terrible economy, too?”

MSNBC’s S.E. Cupp: “Biden needs to laugh a little less through the Libya, Middle East, nuclear Iran segment.”

Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “Ok. I have decided. I find the Biden smile slightly unsettling.”

PBS’ Jeff Greenfield: “Biden has always had a smile that at times is really, really inappropriate.”

Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard: “Can’t tell yet if Biden’s smirking, laughs, eye-rolling, head shaking, works for him or not against the oh-so-young looking eager Ryan.”

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer: “Biden is at risk of having his laugh come across like Gore’s sighs. He should knock it off.”

The New York Times’ Ashley Parker: “Biden’s grin is Chesire Cat caliber.”

Republican strategist Ron Bonjean: “Biden laughing does not come off with the intended effect. It is actually hurting him. Looks very condescending.”

Movie critic Roger Ebert: “Joe! Stop smiling and laughing!”

Washington Times’ Emily Miller: “Biden laughing when he disagrees with Ryan is so annoying. Like a child in time out.”

Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin: “Biden’s laughing is losing the debate- obnoxious”

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70 posted on 10/12/2012 6:22:20 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: HollyB

Ping


71 posted on 10/12/2012 6:51:30 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: matt04

Watched on C-Span online. I let what VP Joe did speak for itself. This politico is outright NOT FIT to be VP. Both he and Obama are now TOAST.


72 posted on 10/12/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: matt04

Ol’ Jo could play the part psyco killing in a suspense thiller.


73 posted on 10/12/2012 7:25:38 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: Leep

bidWanted to add: Last night biden reminded me of howie dean’s meltdown moment but stretched out over a hour and a half.


74 posted on 10/12/2012 7:28:30 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: Rebelbase
My only distraction with Ryan is that Eddie Munster bang hanging in the center of his forehead.

It's not a "bang." It is a widow's peak and he cannot do anything about it. It's Paul Ryan's hairline. People are born with them, although I cannot think of another famous person with one.

It is not as noticeable on women. BTW, Marilyn Monroe had one.

75 posted on 10/12/2012 8:05:08 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Wuli
"I hope enough undedecided people realize that Biden was working to Keep it from becoming an actual serious debate."

Bingo! Biden actually believes he'll be the one to take on Mitt in 2016, and that all this debate sauce will be forgotten. Probably so.

76 posted on 10/12/2012 8:08:49 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA OR NV = 281EV)
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To: ETL
Biden summarized in 90 seconds
77 posted on 10/12/2012 8:33:22 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Darnright

Live link:

http://p.nowthisnews.com/entry/179/


78 posted on 10/12/2012 8:35:47 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: madison10

It’s called a razor. I use one everyday to landscape my face.


79 posted on 10/12/2012 8:55:50 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: matt04

Someone with computer skills should add this Anderson Cooper sound track to Biden’s video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiO-WPZ912Q&feature=fvst


80 posted on 10/12/2012 9:45:41 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Rebelbase

I’ve had one of those all my life. It’s called a “widow’s peek”.


81 posted on 10/12/2012 9:50:36 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Biggirl
Both he and Obama are now TOAST.

Not if they control the voting machines and delivery of absentee ballots.
82 posted on 10/12/2012 9:53:51 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: crosshairs

I am very CONFIDENT on my position.

Besides VP Joe has to be seen as one who looked like he was cracking under the strain of being VP.


83 posted on 10/12/2012 1:51:55 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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