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Joltiní Joe knocks Ryan out of the park (CELEBRATING SLOW-JOE)
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Oct 13, 2012 | ROGER 'SIMPLE' SIMON

Posted on 10/13/2012 9:05:09 AM PDT by Chi-townChief

DANVILLE, Ky. — Whatever Joe Biden was drinking Thursday night, Barack Obama ought to order a case of it.

Biden took on Paul Ryan in the one and only vice presidential debate and did what Obama had failed to do last week in his debate with Mitt Romney: Biden not only won over the audience, but got under his opponent’s skin.

Biden smirked, sneered and openly laughed at many of Ryan’s responses. It could have looked rude, but Biden made it look tough.

After all, Biden was the 69-year-old defender, and Ryan was the 42-year-old challenger. But by the end of the evening, Joltin’ Joe had done real damage to his opponent.

In fact, as the 90 minutes flew by — it was the rare debate where one actually wanted it to go longer — Ryan began looking younger and younger. And not in a good way.

Both men have been in politics most of their adult lives, but Biden’s adult life has been longer. Biden was in the Senate so long, he knows a dozen ways of observing outward forms of politeness, while sticking a knife in your ribs and twisting it.

“With all due respect, that is a bunch of malarkey,” Biden said to Ryan at one point.

And how much respect is a bunch of malarkey due?

“This is a bunch of stuff,” Biden said of Ryan’s remarks at another point, leaving no doubt what word he meant instead of stuff.

“Romney said, ‘Aw, let Detroit go bankrupt,’ ” Biden said. “My friends and neighbors pay more than Gov. Romney in federal income tax! I’ve had it up to here!”

Ryan tried to dodge this right jab, but walked into a left hook instead. And it was of his own making. “He talks about Detroit?” Ryan said. “Mitt Romney is a car guy!”

Biden sat a few feet away from Ryan at the debate table and openly laughed in his face at this.

And one got the impression that Paul Ryan did not like to be laughed at. But did Biden care? He did not.

It was a very good evening for Biden, and he must have enjoyed the deliciousness of it: Barack Obama had easily knocked Biden out of the Democratic primaries four years ago, but here was Joe coming to Barack’s rescue now.

And instead of the score being Team Obama 0-2, it is now Team Obama 1-1.

Ryan was not knocked out. He had a few memorized zingers at his disposal. As to Romney’s now infamous “47 percent” statement, Ryan said, “Sometimes, as the vice president well knows, the words don’t always come out of your mouth the right way.”

The audience laughed at the reference to Biden’s past gaffes, but Biden didn’t make any gaffes Thursday night.

Instead, he not only stood his ground but advanced relentlessly on his opponent.

“Where did the recession come from?” Biden asked. “It came from this man’s voting!” And he stabbed his forefinger at Ryan like a dagger. “Their ideas are old, and their ideas are bad!”

Moderator Martha Raddatz did an admirable job of keeping the debate moving, even if she could not keep Biden from interrupting Ryan. Biden would interrupt the Devil himself, and one got the impression that Biden sometimes thought Ryan was the Devil himself.

Biden painted Ryan as a hypocrite by attacking the stimulus now, while begging for stimulus money in the past.

“He sent me two letters saying, by the way, ‘Can you send me stimulus money?’ ” Biden said. “ ‘It will create growth and jobs.’ Those are his words. And now, he’s sitting here looking at me?”

Ryan could only say weakly that, as a member of Congress, “that’s what we do.”

That’s what we do? Oh, my. That will never do.

“What would my friend do differently?” Biden said at one point. “My friend says 30 percent of people are takers.”

And by the end of the debate, Ryan had learned one thing: The only thing worse than being Joe Biden’s enemy is being called his friend.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012veep; biden; debate2012; ryan
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"Ryan began looking younger and younger."

Probably because Slow-Joe Biden kept looking more and more senile.

1 posted on 10/13/2012 9:05:17 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

“It could have looked rude, but Biden made it look tough”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/crap.wav


2 posted on 10/13/2012 9:08:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Chi-townChief

Obviously, the guy who wrote this has been taking the same mind-altering, reality-distorting brain candy that Obama and Biden are on. Kool-aid drinking Ozombie for sure.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 9:09:00 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Chi-townChief

I don’t know maybe Mitt shouldn’t even go to this debate( but then the media will crucify him and call him a coward.) This “debate” will be another organized media lynching of Romney as raddatz did to ryan.

Against all these odds ,Romney has to turn around the liberal gotcha questions into revealing how Obama is destroying America destroying our freedom and destroying our future with

1. 6 trilion in added Obama debt which we can never pay back, which will destroy America and our future, 1 trillion $ deficits every year etc.
2. how Obama’s abuse of power like its passing the dream act by itself requires Impeachment of Obama.
3. how the media never critizes Obama lets Obama get away with anything and how dangerous that is
4. the coming Taxmaggedon that Obama’s Obama care will hit all us from everywhere in 2013(convenient how it is after the election.
5. number of jobs lower than when Obama took office( by millions of jobs), and workforce grew by 8 million so workforce participation lowest in 30 years, very high real unemployment etc.

I have 500 more items but no time and this is off the top of my head.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 9:09:43 AM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Chi-townChief

Can’t wait to read this guy’s delusional column in three weeks.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 9:09:49 AM PDT by badpacifist (Obama is not so tough when his media thugs aren't there to answer for him.)
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To: Chi-townChief
| ROGER 'SIMPLE' SIMON

LOL! Perfect!

6 posted on 10/13/2012 9:10:28 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Chi-townChief

this is a paid political announcement from the pravda of chi town


7 posted on 10/13/2012 9:10:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MissMagnolia

Media is just coaching the moderator and Obama to do more of what Biden did LIE , cheat, interrupt and don’t let Romney talk or finish any point as they did to Ryan.


8 posted on 10/13/2012 9:11:08 AM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Chi-townChief
Whatever Joe Biden was drinking Thursday night, Barack Obama ought to order a case of it.

I agree. Obama looking like a smiling simpleton will insure his defeat.

10 posted on 10/13/2012 9:12:53 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Chi-townChief
"Biden not only won over the audience"

On what frickin' planet?

11 posted on 10/13/2012 9:14:32 AM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: Chi-townChief

1910 Fruitgum Company:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksR0si3ZloY


12 posted on 10/13/2012 9:15:13 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Chi-townChief

Naw, it really did look rude. And anyone who isn’t a die hard lefty saw it the same way.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Chi-townChief

Biden’s handlers were smart. They knew he couldn’t win on substance. So they they appealed to the low-information voter base that judges on appearance, the faux appearance of a wiser, more experienced, amused veep. And of course the Dim pundits spin it to the best of their ability.


14 posted on 10/13/2012 9:16:08 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: Chi-townChief
Roger Simon must be trying to sway those who didn't see the debate. Judging from many of the polls, it's questionable that Biden impressed many.

And here's some of what Biden supposedly scored on Ryan with.

Fact Check: Top Ten Worst Lies by Joe Biden in VP Debate

15 posted on 10/13/2012 9:18:54 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Now there’s an oldie I can live without!!!


16 posted on 10/13/2012 9:19:38 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief
'SIMPLE' SIMON is out of his mind and his conclusions are 180 degrees removed from reality due to the fact that he has totally drunk the Obama purple Kool-Aid. Smirking JOKER Joe, looked and acted like the fool he is. Laughing, smirking, gesticulating and acting/reacting like a deranged lunatic as Ryan discussed deadly serious subjects and described the indescribable pain and misery MILLIONS of Americans are experiencing as a DIRECT RESULT OF THEIR FAILED DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICIES (yes I am YELLING)!

How JOKER Joe can laugh at a nuclear armed Iran that is Hell-bent upon vaporizing Israel and attacking America and her interests around the world is nothing short of mind numbing.

JOKER Joe lost the debate as a direct result of his outrageous, childish, boorish, condescending insulting, totally disrespectful actions and responses to Ryan and his reasonable responses. JOKER Joe showed America the angry, evil fool he really is and again exposed Obama and his administration as being totally aloof, disengaged and unsympathetic to America, her people and America's security, and interests, both home and abroad.

Ryan was the only adult in the room at the debate and held his own against JOKER Joe and the biased liberal "moderator".

TAGLINE

17 posted on 10/13/2012 9:21:10 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Further proof that Biden appealed only to the MSNBC nutjobs (like the author).

18 posted on 10/13/2012 9:27:52 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Chi-townChief

Further proof that Biden appealed only to the MSNBC nutjobs (like the author).

19 posted on 10/13/2012 9:28:08 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: ConservativeStatement
EggsAckley!!!
20 posted on 10/13/2012 9:28:30 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: Chi-townChief

Honestly? I expected to see The Onion as the origin of this article. I actually had to look twice before I believed this was real. Lucky the author writes in Obamaland. I doubt he could get a job anywhere else.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 9:29:14 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Chi-townChief

Honestly? I expected to see The Onion as the origin of this article. I actually had to look twice before I believed this was real. Lucky the author writes in Obamaland. I doubt he could get a job anywhere else.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 9:29:14 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Chi-townChief

Congrats Roger Simon! You have just been added to my FU list for Nov 7th! It’s a really long list!


23 posted on 10/13/2012 9:31:19 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: MissMagnolia

The entire article reads like a subtle warning about the dangers of lead paint.


24 posted on 10/13/2012 9:33:02 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Chi-townChief

What a putz.


25 posted on 10/13/2012 9:33:35 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

How many documented lies did Biden tell, Simon you putz?


26 posted on 10/13/2012 9:35:44 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Chi-townChief
The writer forgot tho think about the swing voters impression of Biden.
They saw a ignorant, brash; semi senile fool in Biden. In Ryan they saw a controlled, articulate problem solver.
27 posted on 10/13/2012 9:36:05 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Chi-townChief

I just love these satire pieces.


28 posted on 10/13/2012 9:37:25 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Chi-townChief

The only reaction that came from the crowd was when Ryan pointed out that things don’t always come out of your mouth right, you should know that, Joe.

The crowd laughed.

So how this guy cane up with Joe winning over the crowd is preposterous.


29 posted on 10/13/2012 9:37:25 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Chi-townChief
So, this was printed in a newspaper?

And the main people who read newspapers will not remember it 5 minutes after finishing the article.

31 posted on 10/13/2012 9:37:45 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Chi-townChief

The interesting thing how negative (toward the article) the comments are on the SunTimes website. That tells me that even in Chicago, this desperate spin isn’t working.


32 posted on 10/13/2012 9:38:06 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: Signalman

That’s one of those existential questions, like how many angels can stand on the head of a pin. We may never know how many lies Biden told.


33 posted on 10/13/2012 9:40:07 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: dforest
So how this guy cane up with Joe winning over the crowd is preposterous.

I am sure the DNC compensates the author rather handsomely.

34 posted on 10/13/2012 9:40:57 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: originalbuckeye

I have to constantly look because the left has become so unhinged that it is truly a living parody of its absurdest self.


35 posted on 10/13/2012 9:41:27 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Chi-townChief

“Whatever Joe Biden was drinking Thursday night, Barack Obama ought to order a case of it. “

So.... the author admits Biden was ‘drinking’.


36 posted on 10/13/2012 9:42:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Chi-townChief

He must have been watching a different debate than the one that I watched.


37 posted on 10/13/2012 9:46:29 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Chi-townChief

The debate took place on a college campus. The report comes from a Chicago newspaper. Wondering if Axelrod’s expensive PR firm supplies the copy for these hit pieces. My money’s on the wholesome guys and the Silent Majority.


38 posted on 10/13/2012 9:46:29 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Chi-townChief

Biden destroyed an innocent American’s life and smiled all the way!
Joe Biden - Bearing false witness, as usual!
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=Biden


39 posted on 10/13/2012 9:47:33 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Chi-townChief

I believe “Joltin’ Joe” is taken, Roger. I’ve studied Joltin Joe and Joe Biden is no Joltin Joe. Jackoff Joe is the better term for Biden. Joltin’ Joe was a humble man who let his performance on the field speak for his greatness. Jackoff Joe Biden lied about playing football in college. Turns out, all he did was serve as a flag washer for a flag football team. Only a true sycophant would try to steal Joltin’ Joe’s nickname and give it to a putz who makes things up. What a worthless writer you are, Roger. There’s a wall in a bathroom stall just waiting for your wit and wisdom.


40 posted on 10/13/2012 9:48:31 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Chi-townChief

The comments at the articles site are great. The majority aren’t buying Simon’s crapola.


41 posted on 10/13/2012 9:52:40 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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“...Biden was the 69-year-old defender, and Ryan was the 42-year-old challenger....”

Yep as in 69 year old incumbent with a horrific record to defend.

42 posted on 10/13/2012 9:53:24 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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“...Biden was the 69-year-old defender, and Ryan was the 42-year-old challenger....”

Yep as in 69 year old incumbent with a horrific record to defend.

43 posted on 10/13/2012 9:53:34 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

To be honest Obama has looked like a smiling simpleton to me for almost 4 years now.


44 posted on 10/13/2012 10:00:38 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Chi-townChief
"...by the end of the evening, Joltin’ Joe...".....had only served to convince the viewers what a smart alec jerk he is. 'ol Joe and Algore belong in the same group of small minded men.
45 posted on 10/13/2012 10:02:14 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: Chi-townChief

There was a point in the debate where Biden was saying, “blah, blah, blah” when Ryan was speaking. It was unbelievable.


46 posted on 10/13/2012 10:09:28 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Retards like Simon are the reason why America is in the mess that it’s in. Does he actually believe that freak shows like the home run boy Biden put on is going to get us out of this mess? Obviously, Simon, like Biden, can’t take anything seriously and believe the proper action to be taken right now is to laugh and joke like a lunatic.


47 posted on 10/13/2012 10:11:26 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Chi-townChief

This is just plain weird analysis. I often do get the impression that Liberals believe in the most irrational things, like this tripe. Often they seem to think that their idiotic nostrums, failures, for some reason become more plausible if they’re presented in a loud and rude manner.


48 posted on 10/13/2012 10:13:50 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Chi-townChief

And if the Iranians have enough fissile material for one bomb they have already begun work on a delivery device, a device based on 70 year old technology. How long does Slow Joe think we really have in the age of internet hacking?


49 posted on 10/13/2012 10:15:25 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: MissMagnolia

Agreed - the author has to be on something. Wait until he sees how much ammo Joe Bite-Me gave Romney for use of the next few weeks, not to mention this coming Tuesday...Nobody in their camp seems to realize that the number of lies tossed out by Joe would equate into problems unless it was an election eve event where nothing had time for checking.


50 posted on 10/13/2012 10:16:07 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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