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  • White House says Obama did not consider dropping Biden from 2012 ticket

    11/01/2013 10:08:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:28pm EDT | Steve Holland
    U.S. President Barack Obama never considered the idea of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from his 2012 re-election team and replacing him with Hillary Clinton, the White House said on Friday. “Double Down,” a new book on the 2012 campaign, says Obama’s top aides considered the notion but decided not to pursue it because it did not materially improve Obama’s odds. White House spokesman Jay Carney, pressed on the issue at his daily news briefing, did not deny that such an idea was floated within Obama’s re-election campaign. …
  • DOJ lawyer Starts Booing of Paul Ryan

    01/21/2013 10:32:10 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 01/21/2013 | Twitchy
    Dan Freeman, an attorney for the Department of Justice, is taking credit for kicking off the boo-fest: Ben Howe@BenHowe This guy is a DOJ Lawyer from DC and he's taking credit for starting the Paul Ryan booing at #Inaug2013 #inauguration pic.twitter.com/bvefJZ9x
  • Paul Ryan Brilliantly Evokes Clueless Conservatism

    01/10/2013 7:02:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/10/2013 | Louis Woodhill
    The 2012 elections showed that the American people don’t like clueless conservatism any better now than when they were getting it in massive doses from George W. Bush. If the electorate really favored progressivism, they would have given the Democrats control of the House of Representatives, and they did not. Instead, the voters used the election to deliver the biggest jolt to the Republicans that they could without giving the Democrats complete control of government. The 2012 election amounted to a desperate attempt by the electorate to purge the Republican Party of clueless conservatism. Clearly, the people are trying to...
  • Why Mitt Romney Lost (NewsMax's Christopher Ruddy Blames the Choice of Paul Ryan was one factor)

    11/08/2012 5:44:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/08/2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    With the 2012 election results in, there are no short- or even medium-term "silver linings" for Republicans. SNIP SNIP On to why our pilot Mitt Romney and his plan were so flawed. 1. Paul Ryan. Romney's choice of Ryan was almost inexplicable. A good conservative, Ryan was unqualified for the job of vice president, and therefore the job of president. A sitting member of Congress, he held no leadership position on the Hill. Romney's VP selection was the most important one of his campaign, and by it he telegraphed his lack of political wisdom to the nation. With his VP...
  • Video: Biden Gaffe of the Day

    11/03/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2012 | Guy Benson
    This feature could easily be a daily installment, but seriously, who wants to monitor Joe Biden's every utterance? God bless the poor RNC staffer assigned to the 'Slow Joe Gaffewatch' beat. In any case, this one's an instant classic:Biden: "There's Never Been A Day In The Last Four Years I've Been Proud To Be His Vice President""Not one single day. Not one single day." Oh, you.
  • Politico: Christie Was Romney’s First Pick for VP

    11/03/2012 9:25:58 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 60 replies
    News Max ^ | November 3, 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was Mitt Romney’s initial pick for running mate but the GOP nominee suddenly changed his mind just days before an announcement was to be made, according to a new report by Politico. Plans were even made to reveal the selection in late July, shortly before Romney headed off for his foreign tour which included the London Olympics, campaign insiders told the website. But when Romney returned he had changed his mind and suddenly Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan was in and Christie was out, Politico reports. Romney advisers loved the idea of Christie on the...
  • GOP pounces on Biden flub in Virginia (Crazy Uncle Joe Gaffes again)

    10/28/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Carrie Dann
    Vice President Joe Biden earned ridicule from foes Saturday when he twice referred to the Democratic Virginia Senate candidate by the wrong first name. Biden began his remarks to an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 at the Lynchburg Armory by praising former Gov. Tim Kaine with the correct name but later declared two times that he is "a big Tom Kaine fan." Kaine is running against Republican George Allen for the seat vacated by Democrat Sen. Jim Webb, who is retiring. The vice president went on to offer similar compliments for ex-Rep. Tom Perriello, whose first name is Tom. A...
  • Scranton native @JoeBiden coming to Pa to campaign on Nov. 1, Obama camp sez

    10/28/2012 9:02:07 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 28 Oct 12 | Colby Itkowitz (@DCMorningCall)
    Scranton native @JoeBiden coming to Pa to campaign on Nov. 1, Obama camp sez
  • VP Candidate Paul Ryan in Charlottesville, VA on Thursday Oct. 25, 6:30 PM

    10/23/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    From an email
    You’re invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Thursday, October 25, 2012 Doors Open 4:30 PM | Event Begins 6:30 PM Crutchfield Corporation 1 Crutchfield Park in Charlottesville, VA 22911 To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit: www.mittromney.com/VA Or Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at the Charlottesville Victory Office: 455 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901 For questions, contact us at: TeamVA@mittromney.com | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488)
  • Paul Ryan Rally (Fredericksburg, VA) Live

    10/16/2012 3:29:35 PM PDT · by MiddleEarth · 19 replies
    http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/Web/Paul-Ryan-in-Fredericksburg | Now | Fredericksburg.com
    Paul Ryan about to speak in Fredericksburg Virginia!
  • Ryan’s Debate Strategy

    10/15/2012 6:47:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-15-12 | Bob Costa
    Did Paul Ryan prepare for Biden’s bluster? You bet, his aides say, and they credit Ted Olson, a former United States solicitor general, for coaching the Republican veep candidate. For weeks, the 72-year-old Olson played Biden during mock debates. During intense 90-minute sessions, Olson mimicked every mannerism of the vice president, from his hand gestures to his sneer.
  • Pardon the interruption? Examining Biden's debate demeanor

    10/14/2012 9:45:34 AM PDT · by NOCO229 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | NOCO229
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/1899535244001/pardon-the-interruption-examining-bidens-debate-demeanor/
  • Beau Biden 'This Week' Interview: 'Defending my Dad' Joe Biden Against Debate Criticism

    10/14/2012 5:14:49 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    ABCNews (YouTube) ^ | 10/14/2012
    Video Here
  • Biden's Kennedy Crack Was Hot Debate Moment

    10/14/2012 12:38:07 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 65 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | Fri, Oct 12, 2012 | ABBY D. PHILLIP
    Vice President Biden's sharp retort to Rep. Paul Ryan's invocation of President John F. Kennedy was by far the single biggest single moment of the debate according to Twitter metrics. "Oh, now you're Jack Kennedy?" Biden quipped when Ryan asserted that Kennedy had successfully lowered taxes to foster economic growth. After Biden's retort, Twitter erupted with 58,275 tweets per minute, more than at any other point in the debate. Biden's comments brought to mind the other famous Jack Kennedy debate moment in which Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen slammed his Republican opponent Dan Quayle for comparing himself to Jack...
  • Joe Biden, 'Practicing Catholic'

    10/14/2012 11:53:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Amid all the smirking, chortling, and "give me a break, kid" sniggering that ill-mannered Joe Biden exhibited at the 2012 vice presidential debate, when he piously explained his stance on abortion, he exposed in totality the hypocrisy of liberal thinking. Toward the end of the debate, Biden's friend and one time houseguest, moderator Martha Raddatz, posed the following question to the candidates: "We have two Catholic candidates ... [a]nd I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion[.]" After Paul Ryan expressed how personal faith impacts...
  • Ryan adds Tuesday stop in Fredericksburg (and Lynchburg)

    10/14/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 14, 2012 | Andrew Cain
    GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has added a Fredericksburg stop to his Virginia campaign swing Tuesday, which starts with an event in Lynchburg. Ryan will attend a rally at Automated Conveyor Systems in Lynchburg at 11:35 a.m. He then will attend a Celebrate Virginia Live event in Fredericksburg at 6:35 p.m. Anyone who wishes to attend the Lynchburg event can pick up tickets at the Lynchburg campaign office, 3700 Candlers Mountain Road. Doors open at 9 a.m. The Fredericksburg event is at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. People who want to attend the Fredericksburg...
  • Hey, girl: Duran Duran’s John Taylor ‘likes Ryan, basically,’ thinks Biden was ‘a bit of a d***'

    10/14/2012 7:22:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 14, 2012
    Hey, girls (on film), he’s not just a pretty face! Duran Duran’s John Taylor seems to agree with many on Twitter, including Tawny Kitaen, who called Joe Biden an “embarrassing jackass.” The consensus is that Joe Biden’s debate performance was disgraceful, from the creepy smirk to the cranky old man attitude, capped off by his shameful laughing at the issues.
  • FACT CHECK: Slips in vice president's debate

    10/13/2012 5:11:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | Fri, Oct 12, 2012 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware. "We weren't told they wanted more security there," the vice president asserted flatly. During a night in which Biden and Republican rival Paul Ryan both drifted from the facts on a range of domestic and foreign issues, that was a standout. A look at some of their claims: BIDEN: "Well, we...
  • What Happens When Politicians Get Acting Coaches

    10/13/2012 6:16:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2012 | Laura Hollis
    Egads, that was awful. And I do mean awful. Joe Biden’s constant laughing throughout the debate – beyond being annoying, rude, and unprofessional – was obviously coached. We see this in the legal profession with some frequency: litigators who hire coaches to help them act for the jury, in the hopes that the jurors will be swayed by the Academy Award-winning performance, and ignore the evidence. (Or lack thereof.) It’s already in the annals of campaign debate lore that Naomi Wolf coached Al Gore about how to act like an “alpha male” and “dress in earth tones” during his debates...
  • Joe Biden miscited our work at the debate last night

    10/13/2012 7:09:38 AM PDT · by don-o · 4 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | October 12, 2012 | Alex Brill & Matt Jensen
    In last night’s vice presidential debate, Vice President Biden said (as best we can decipher) that AEI research supports the assertion that Governor Romney’s tax plan would hike taxes on the middle class. First, we would note that AEI does not take institutional positions on any policy matters and that the views we have expressed are only our own. More importantly, Vice President Biden’s assertion is completely incorrect. In fact, we have demonstrated that Governor Romney’s plan can accomplish his stated goal of providing 20% statutory rate reductions for ordinary income while maintaining distributional and revenue neutrality. In plain English,...
  • Romney and Ryan bask in newfound momentum

    10/13/2012 6:54:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 13, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    LANCASTER, Ohio — Mitt Romney and Paul D. Ryan reunited on the campaign trail Friday, on a surge of fresh momentum from their debate performances and gains in the polls. “You know what, there’s a growing crescendo of enthusiasm. People recognize this is not an ordinary campaign, this is a critical time for our country,” Romney told 5,000 supporters gathered in the picturesque town square here. “There’s more energy and passion, people getting behind this campaign. We’re taking back this country, going to get it strong again.” Against a backdrop of a billowing, three-story-high American flag, and the brick Romanesque-style...
  • Biden: 'My Religion Defines My Life;' Pope: 'There Is a Grave & Clear Oblig to Oppose' Leg Abortion

    10/13/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Vice President Joe Biden gestures during his debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky., C with Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking) (CNSNews.com) - Vice President Joe Biden said in Thursday night’s vice presidential debate that life begins at conception, that he accepts the Catholic Church’s position on abortion, and that he believes abortion must be legal. The Catholic Church's teaching is not only that abortion is always wrong, but also that Catholics in public office have a grave duty to oppose legalizing it while speaking out clearly against it.The position Biden took on abortion...
  • Ryan Stands Strong Against Big Bad Wolf Biden

    10/13/2012 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    I’ll huff and I’ll puff till I blow your house in! Like the big bad wolf in the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs, Vice President Joe Biden thought he’d huff all over Representative Paul Ryan in the only vice-presidential debate. But between Biden’s snickers, interruptions, and finger pointing at Ryan, Biden demonstrated why President Obama’s agenda is “not working.” Maintaining a cool demeanor, filled with smiles throughout, Ryan kicked off the debate by assailing Obama’s handling of the terror attack in Libya. From then on, Ryan put mad Joe on the defensive, hitting him with fact after fact how...
  • Biden Embraces the Democratic Dark Side

    10/13/2012 8:02:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Chris Stirewalt
    Biden Embraces the Democratic Dark Side By Chris Stirewalt Published October 12, 2012 “I think it deserves to be laughed at. I think it deserves our scorn, and I think they should be ashamed of themselves.” -- Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, head of the Democratic Governor’s Association, talking to reporters after the vice presidential debate, explaining that Vice President Joe Biden was right to laugh and jeer at Rep. Paul Ryan’s fiscal plan, which O’Malley called “crap.” President Obama’s top political advisor, David Axelrod, jumped in and took over debate preparations for Vice President Joe Biden, according to a senior...
  • Biden's Lies From The Debate

    10/13/2012 9:03:50 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 6 replies
    Michael Berry Site ^ | 10/13/2012 | Michael Berry
    “I always say what I mean,” Joe Biden said Thursday. The notoriously gaffe-prone train enthusiast and current vice president of the United States made a number of factually inaccurate statements during last night’s debate. 1. The Obama administration “did not know” the Libyan embassy had requested additional security prior to the terrorist attack that killed four Americans “We weren’t told they wanted more security there,” Biden said in response to a charge from Republican opponent Paul Ryan. “We did not know they wanted more security.” -snip-
  • Video: The Ultimate Biden Laugh and Smirk Compilation

    10/13/2012 9:06:12 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/12/12
    The Ultimate Biden Laugh and Smirk Compilation
  • Joltin’ Joe knocks Ryan out of the park (CELEBRATING SLOW-JOE)

    10/13/2012 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 71 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Oct 13, 2012 | ROGER 'SIMPLE' SIMON
    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...
  • No Joe-mentum

    10/13/2012 9:08:38 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 12, 2012 | David Bossie
    Coming out of Thursday’s one and only Vice Presidential debate, the one thing that remains perfectly clear is that Joe Biden did nothing to stop the Romney-Ryan momentum. “The Big Mo” for the Republican ticket began with a bang almost 10 days ago due to the excellent performance delivered by Governor Romney at the first debate. At points Thursday night, a split screen was featured to show close-ups of both candidates at the same time, and the contrast could not have been more dramatic. In the left screen we saw the past. We saw an arrogant, liberal machine politician way...
  • Paul Ryan in Lynchburg, VA on Tues. Oct. 16 at 11 AM

    10/13/2012 8:27:41 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    You’re Invited to a Victory Event with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Doors Open 9:00 AM | Event Begins 11:00 AM Automated Conveyor Systems 6 Millrace Drive Lynchburg, VA 24502 To RSVP and Get Your Ticket Visit: www.mittromney.com/VA OR Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at Lynchburg Victory Office: 3700 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501 For questions, contact us at: TeamVA@mittromney.com or (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text VA to GOMITT (466488) All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects,...
  • Joe Biden interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times in 90 minutes. The Democrats have become the rude party

    10/12/2012 12:38:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 12, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    No one’s denying that Joe Biden delivered the more energetic performance in Thursday’s vice presidential debate. He interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times in 90 minutes. Yet some polls say that Ryan won and many pundits are calling it a draw. How come? Two reasons. First, deconstruct the Biden bluster and some of what he said was nonsensical. In the first 10 minutes alone, Joe insisted that the US intelligence community was wrong on Libya but trustworthy on Iran. He claimed that the staff at the Benghazi embassy didn’t want extra security when lots of sources say that they begged for...
  • How Many People Viewed the VP Debate?

    10/12/2012 9:46:37 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 18 replies
    Vanity -- Why haven't we seen the stats on the number of viewers of the Veep debate? Hmm?
  • White House Defends Biden's Statements On Libya

    10/12/2012 9:29:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending Vice President Joe Biden's debate statement that "we weren't told" there had been requests for more security at the U.S. consulate in Libya where four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack one month ago.
  • Ghost of Al Gore will haunt smirking, interrupting Joe Biden as he fibs about Libya

    10/12/2012 11:05:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/12/2012 | Toby Harnden
    Joe Biden came out swinging at Paul Ryan, flailing wildly and landing a few punches on his own jaw as well as his opponent's. He showed the kind of spirit and populist anger that President Barack Obama was so conspicuously lacking and has cheered up many demoralised Democrats. But Biden's performance here in Danville, Kentucky was both comical and self-defeating. Just as Al Gore sighed and rolled his eyes in 2000, so Biden smirked and guffawed. He gesticulated wildly and jabbed his finger. He interrupted Ryan and the moderator Martha Raddatz. Many women and swing voters will have hated it....
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, October 12, 2012

    10/12/2012 9:03:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 216 replies
    EIB Network ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Analysis: Feisty Biden gives Democrats reason to smile (and MSM gives Freepers reason to LOL)

    10/12/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    Vice President Joe Biden spent much of Thursday night's vice presidential debate smiling - often incredulously - at the comments of rival Paul Ryan. He wasn't the only Democrat smiling. Thanks to President Obama's widely-panned debate performance last week, supporters of the current administration have been despondent over polls that show Mitt Romney pulling even in the race. It wasn't just that the president's national polling lead had disappeared - it was that the man leading the charge was so passive and passionless when given the chance to make his case to the American people. No one is going to...
  • Who Won the VP Debate 2012: Paul Ryan Wins the Polls Against Laughing Joe Biden

    10/12/2012 9:03:51 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 29 replies
    polymic ^ | 10/12/12 | Jsse Merkel
    If you're a liberal or a Democrat, you probably loved Joe Biden's performance last night; if you're an independent or a Republican, not so much. According to RealClearPolitics.com, the Obama campaign was deeply wounded after last weeks presidential debate. Mitt Romney not only came off as more likable the he ever had previously, but he also came off as more knowledgeable and confident than President Obama. Over the past eight days, the polls have shifted over to Governor Romney's favor. Biden was sent out to reverse this increasing trend, rally the base and show the American people that the administration...
  • Is Paul Ryan fit to be president -- the unspoken question at the vice presidential debate

    10/12/2012 9:45:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    It was all psychology Thursday night at the vice presidential debate. The unspoken issue—about which nary a word was spoken—was really, in my opinion, all that mattered. Sigmund Freud himself would have enjoyed watching. Coming on the heels of a presidential debate in which challenger Mitt Romney outdistanced President Obama, leaving him to chase Romney in the polls, the bulk of the American electorate really only had one question left: If Mitt Romney were, tragically, to die in office, would Paul Ryan be able to take over and be a credible president of the United States? That unconscious question—which I...
  • Carney: Biden Was Speaking About Himself, The President, And The White House, Not The Administration

    10/12/2012 10:38:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 82 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | October 12, 2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
    The White House press secretary said the Vice President didn't contradict the State Department last night because he was not speaking about the Administration as a whole. VIDEO
  • Biden meltdown burns Obama campaign

    10/12/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/12/12 | Brett Decker
    The 2012 presidential election is one of the most momentous crossroads in U.S. history. As Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP’s vice-presidential nominee, stated in his Thursday debate against Vice President Joe Biden, the outcome on Election Day will determine “what kind of country we are going to give our kids.” Under Obama-administration policies, out-of-control government spending has grown to such an extent that federal debt is now larger than the gross domestic product of the United States, the largest economy in the world. U.S. power and prestige in the world are in such dramatic decline that armed Islamists can...
  • Biden Won the Argument but Ryan Won the Debate

    As I posted yesterday, I was worried about Ryan going into the debate and it was justified.  Unlike Biden, who has run for President twice and is in his second run for VP, Ryan never has been in a formal, moderated debate at the national level and so was a little unsure of himself from the get-go.  He really only warmed up near the very end when he rattled off all the broken promises for this administration (it seems by then Biden got too tired to interrupt him).  So Biden won the argument.  He won by interrupting him at least...
  • Catholic Countdown to Election 2012, Day 25. Substance and Smirks

    10/12/2012 7:01:52 AM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/12/12 | Deal W Hudson and keith A Fournier
    Thursday evening's debate between the vice presidential candidates was historic... Never before have both vice presidential candidates professed membership in the Catholic Church and claimed with pride the name Catholic as an accurate description of their Christian faith. Yes, both Ryan and Biden profess the Catholic faith. However, there is a certain irony in the timing of their debate. On the day when Pope Benedict XVI commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council - and presided over the opening of the Year of Faith - the two Catholic participants in this political debate show the stark contrast right...
  • Joe's wearing his "Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky" shirt underneath his suit tonight (Parody)

    10/12/2012 7:35:00 AM PDT · by Harley · 17 replies
    twitter ^ | 10.11.12 | Dr Jill Biden
    Some of Biden's wife's Tweets during the debate last night: How badly do you want to take a razor to that little V of hair in the middle of Paul Ryan's forehead? Now let's all go back to forgetting about Kentucky until the next Kentucky Derby. Joe's using his thoughtful voice now. Joe's never given up on the idea that if you laugh hard enough you can float up to the ceiling. Joe's smiling so much because he wants to show off his recently bleached teeth, ok? Joe's wearing his "Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky" shirt underneath his suit tonight.
  • I hope the GOP takes issue with classic arrogant Biden ugly smirking

    10/11/2012 8:33:31 PM PDT · by Milagros · 30 replies
    I hope the GOP takes issue with classic arrogant Biden ugly smirking I hope REP capitalize on Joe Biden's constant despicable cocky laugh, as a:Show of DEM insensitivity, and an overall lack of seriousness and responsibility.
  • Who Do You Think Won the Vice Presidential Debate?

    10/12/2012 6:50:02 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | CNBC
    Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan took center stage on Thursday night for their highly anticipated debate. Biden was under pressure to help President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the momentum it enjoyed before Obama was outmaneuvered by Republican rival Mitt Romney last week in the first of their three debates.
  • Plugs, Unplugged

    10/12/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-11-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)Joey’s speaking parts didn’t really sound that much better than they looked. And they looked pretty bizarre.                              Or, as the <>Bookworm suggests (h/t Doug Ross), perhaps they just hired a new pharmaceutical provider. “Do you remember Jennifer Granholm at the DNC, when she was yelling and gesticulating wildly?  She was a 33 rpm record playing at 78.”     “Watching the Vice Presidential debate tonight, it was obvious that Joe Biden had broken into her medicine cabinet and taken twice the dosage.”   Apparently Big Guy’s advice to Little Joe was right on target: “I think...
  • The vice presidential debate was Biden’s smile vs Ryan’s eyes. The eyes may have it – just

    10/12/2012 6:59:25 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 22 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Last updated: October 12th, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    The world would’ve forgiven Paul Ryan if he had thrown his glass of water over Joe Biden last night. Throughout the vice presidential debate, Biden was aggressive to the point of rude. His strategy was obviously to make up for Obama’s weakness the previous week by being forceful and unrelenting. While this made for an entertaining opening, the performance quickly became repetitive and annoying. Picking a winner depends entirely on personal taste. Some viewers will decide that Biden was tough and Ryan was weak. Others will conclude that Ryan was reasonable and Biden was out of control. Personally, I thought...
  • Towery (Pollster): Debate Will Be Remembered for Biden's 'Clown Faces'

    10/12/2012 7:05:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    While Paul Ryan showed his nerves in Thursday’s debate by drinking “enough water to be a camel,” vice president Joe Biden’s performance was marked by “clown faces, grimaces, and smiles,” debate expert and pollster Matt Towery tells Newsmax. “His facial reactions were like that of a novice debater, who was in his first debate round — perhaps in junior varsity,” observed Towery in an exclusive interview. “I mean continuing to make clown faces, and grimaces and smiles. That’s going to be what people are talking about tomorrow.” [Snip] “No one probably imagined that he would interpret a smile as being...
  • Last night, Joe Biden was a three-letter word: J-E-R-K

    10/12/2012 6:59:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 12, 2012 | Jim Treacher
    That was one of the weirdest debates I’ve ever seen. Paul Ryan was a precise, patient policy wonk, and Joe Biden was CRAZY GRANDPA, YOU WANT A PIECE O’ ME, SON?? I could scarcely even pay attention to whatever lies Biden was telling, so distracting was all his laughing and interrupting and flailing about. As Christopher Bedford puts it, he swapped out “hope and change” for “interrupt and laugh.” He was so obnoxious, I became convinced he was trying to goad Ryan into taking a swing at him. [Snip] My favorite moment was when the man who’s a heartbeat away...
  • National Journal Column: Paul Ryan Wins Debate as Joe Biden Fails to Embarrass Rival

    10/12/2012 7:11:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/12/2012 | Michael Hirsh
    Vice President Joe Biden had one task in his debate with Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday night: to regain the offensive against the Republican ticket after his boss, Barack Obama, all but relinquished the stage to Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate last week. Biden failed in that goal, for the most part, though the sometimes gaffe-prone vice president certainly did not embarrass himself. What the 69-year-old vice president needed to do in this debate was to use his vastly greater experience in public office—four decades’ worth—to show up his 42-year-old rival’s inexperience, especially in foreign policy. But Biden...
  • Democrats: Biden wasn't rude, he was just passionate

    10/12/2012 7:06:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/2012 | Byron York
    DANVILLE, Kentucky -- There are two ways to judge Thursday's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, and no one yet knows which one voters will choose. The first is on the substance of what was discussed. That debate was about a tie, with Biden winning on issues like Medicare and Afghanistan, and Ryan winning on taxes and Libya. Judged on the substance, it seems unlikely that debate will change much of anything in the broader presidential race. The second way to judge the debate is on style, but that really means just one thing: Joe Biden's demeanor....