Skip to comments.VP Debate: Biden, Ryan at each other on everything
Posted on 10/11/2012 8:06:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. "That is a bunch of malarkey," the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration's foreign policy.
"I know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don't interrupt each other," Ryan said later to his rival, referring to Democratic pressure on Biden to make up for President Barack Obama's listless performance in last week's debate with Mitt Romney.
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Additionally, there are going to be plenty of statements Biden said that will be proven to be false.
It was Biff Tannen versus George McFly.
And we all know how that turned out.
Usually, the comments on this site are pretty far to the left, at least after the "paid posters appear". More on that in a moment.
After the Romney/Obama debate, the comments were overwhelmingly for Romney, and it stayed that way. The post ratings were overwhelming positive for pro-Romney posts.
Tonight, I noticed another phenomena: the posts are overwhelmingly anti-Biden. There are are some posts complaining about the moderator. But, most people were really put off by Biden's behavior, and those posts are getting high ratings. A few have even posted that they are now seriously concerned that Biden is only a heartbeat away from being President. The postings that support Biden are getting low ratings.
OK, I'll explain what I mean about "paid posters". Sometimes I will read an political article pop up on Yahoo News only moments after it was published. There are only a few comments. The initial comments (first 100 or so) will be conservative comments, and are usually well written. They will get primarily up-ratings.
Then all of a sudden there will be a flood of what I call "talking point" postings: the same kind of coordinated thing you see from the Obama campaign and the media. And there will be a lot of lame postings attacking "tea baggers", "rethuglicans", "republitards". You get the idea. And at the same time, there will be a wave of down-voting of the initial postings from conservatives. It's like someone blew a whistle and called people to the article to do so, all at one time. I suspect it's an organized effort, and I doubt anyone would do it so consistently, over a long period of time, for free.
After the Romney/Obama debate, Romney supporters overwhelmed the Obama supporters. After this debate, it's less overwhelming, but it's not exactly even, either. I think Biden really turned off some undecideds. He may have also scared off some people leaning his way.
I believe Ryan could have been more assertive, without being confrontational. But, I also think that he may have done just as well by letting Biden run wild. Biden didn't do Obama any favors tonight.
Romney had better be prepared for Obama trying the same thing. But, I suspect after Obama finds out how badly Biden was perceived, he will dial it back. Frankly, I'd like Obama to try to rattle Romney's cage. Romney has had plenty of experience with punks trying to one-up him, and Obama will get more than he bargained for. It would be really funny to see Obama lose his composure as a result.
Thanks for the musings on the ebbs and flows of internet news and commentary.
It is amazing what one can express and display using a keyboard these days... crudity, ill will and pure unadulterated idiocy.. and that’s on a slow night like tonight’s Dem Debacle. ;-]
Letting Joe be Joe is not an easy thing to do or watch. Ryan done good to just let him bark away.
Gee, that was fast.
I think that the hireds also have any number of web identities because many of the posts, even with different names on them, seem like the same personality.