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  • BREAKING: FOX News Contributor & HuffPo Loon Escorted From “Hating Breitbart” Premier

    10/20/2012 8:54:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Gateway ^ | October 20, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Last night at the premier of Hating Breitbart in Washington DC, FOX News contributor and Huffington Post writer Ryan Clayton was escorted from the theater. ... This was after he got up and started screaming in the middle of the film. ... Far left activist Ryan Clayton has appeared several times on FOX News. ... Ryan Clayton actually appears in the Hating Breitbart documentary where he talks about the need for civil discourse in society… And then is seen viciously attacking Andrew Breitbart. Unreal.
  • The Jerk Store Called: They’re running out of Obama-Biden

    10/19/2012 7:22:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 19, 2012 | Matthew Continetti
    Remember when President Barack Obama was likable? Once upon a time the public viewed the incumbent more favorably than his challenger by large margins. These days Obama’s favorable and unfavorable ratings are similar to Mitt Romney’s. The televised debates have unveiled the current administration as alternately listless, manic, angry, soporific, rude, bullying, aloof, and thin-skinned. Americans who have just begun to tune into the election are seeing the president unmediated. They no longer are looking at him through the scrim of fawning press, majestic settings, and roaring crowds. And they are discovering that Obama is not so likable at all....
  • “Massive”/”Huge” Crowds for Romney-Ryan Rally in Daytona, Beach, Florida

    10/19/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 85 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | October 19, 2012 – 9:24 pm | Battleground Watch
    A consensus seems to be forming in the press about tonight’s crowd at the Romney-Ryan Rally in Daytona, Beach, Florida (no #s released yet): Huge crowd for Romney and Ryan in Daytona Beach tonight — (Washington Post) Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) October 20, 2012 Massive crowd for Romney and Ryan in Daytona Beach. twitter.com/shushwalshe/st… — (ABC) Shushannah Walshe (@shushwalshe) October 20, 2012 And traveling press secretary Rick Gorka is doing some of my style of campaigning with a little trash talk: Florida is Romney/Ryan country and it’s the next state Obama leaves. #romneyryan2012 instagr.am/p/Q_DH31sctr/ — Rick Gorka (@Rick_Gorka) October 20, 2012...
  • Beau Biden: Dad was having fun in debate, was in command of facts

    10/19/2012 4:09:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    CN2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/12/2012 | Ryan Alessi
    DANVILLE — While Republicans described Vice President Joe Biden as being overly aggressive during Thursday night’s debate, Biden’s son chalked it up to his day “enjoying himself” and trying to correct the record. Beau Biden, the attorney general of Delaware, spoke with Pure Politics’ Jacqueline Pitts and other reporters on spin alley after the vice presidential debate between Biden’s father and Republican candidate Paul Ryan. The younger Biden also dismissed critique from GOP surrogates, such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, that his father smiled like a Cheshire cat. Beau Biden also took questions about his upbringing from a Norwegian reporter.
  • When Liberals Get Religion

    10/19/2012 7:29:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | October 19, 2012 | By Paul Kengor
    Think about this: there have been three presidential/vice-presidential debates thus far, and not one question about Barack Obama's historic advocacy of gay marriage. That seems a rather curious omission given the gravity of the issue. No other issue among the candidates is as transformative as this one. Name another issue that involves completely redefining something as ancient as the Garden of Eden. You can't. The question ought to be asked in the next debate, and, even more intriguingly, within the context of how the two presidential candidates' faith relates to their stance-similar to how Martha Raddatz asked Joe Biden and...
  • Election 2012 Rasmussen Virginia: Romney-50 Obama-47; (10/18; 750 LV)

    10/19/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT · by Ravi · 42 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/19/12 | rasmussen
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  • Early Voting Statistics (data + my hack analysis)

    10/18/2012 12:24:39 PM PDT · by Ravi · 48 replies
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  • Romney gains a point post-debate in Gallup, up 7 (So much for Re-Energized Barack Obama)

    10/18/2012 12:19:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 18, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for Re-Energized Barack Obama. Gallup’s seven-day tracking poll picked up its first post-debate day of polling — and Mitt Romney added a point to his lead among likely voters. He’s now up 52-45. Obama did pick up a point among registered voters, but still trails by a point, 48/47. He also went from +4 to +6 on his job approval among all adults, now at 50/44, but that isn’t helping much among likely voters, as the rolling average shows. When Romney took a six-point lead in yesterday’s tracking poll results, Washington Post analyst Aaron Blake cautioned to wait...
  • The TRAIL PAC Endorses Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for President and VP (Off-road recreation group)

    10/17/2012 11:58:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Side X Side Industry News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Jon Crowley
    NORTH BETHESDA, MD – The Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) is announcing today its strong endorsement of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for President and Vice President of the United States. TPAC was founded as the first national non-partisan political action committee dedicated solely to championing responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on designated roads, trails, and areas on public and private lands through the electoral and legislative processes. Early in President Barack Obama’s term he showed his passion for burdensome federal regulations when he appointed extreme leaders from the environment movement such as Carol Browner to be Director of the White...
  • Ryan Warns Of Desperation Attacks From Obama

    10/16/2012 2:12:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | October 16, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    With Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney making his final preparations Tuesday for his second debate showdown with President Obama, his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan took to the stump in Virginia, telling supporters that Mr. Obama can’t run on his record and is relying on desperate attacks in hopes of winning a second term “by default.”
  • Which Obama Will Show Up Tonight?

    10/16/2012 2:01:45 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 27 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 16 October, 2012 | Joan Fischer
    One of the incidental, and not often discussed, aspects of the presidential and vice presidential debates is the candidates' change in demeanor and content from one debate to the next. Those sometimes dramatic changes offer us a powerful glimpse into the real character of the candidate. Many pundits have been theorizing that Barack Obama will come out swinging in tonight's debate because he appeared so subdued and reticent in the last one. The public reacted badly to his subdued nature and reticence, and if there's anything that drives Barack Obama's personality and purported policy it is the public's perception of...
  • Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen 'photo op'

    10/15/2012 9:46:14 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    According to a Romney aide not authorized to speak publicly about the event, the campaign followed its usual protocol for impromptu, on-the-road stops by candidates: A staffer was dispatched to the St. Vincent De Paul Society ahead of Ryan's visit Saturday morning and spoke with a woman in charge on site, who said that it would be fine for the congressman to stop by. The campaign did not contact Antal ahead of the visit. The woman on site told the Romney staffer that some of the volunteers had already left, but that most were happy to remain until Ryan arrived,...
  • 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.
  • Does This Explain Something? UPDATE: What a Cover-Up Looks Like (Florida and Ohio news)

    10/15/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 15, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Why is Obama still leading Mitt Romney in Ohio, but trailing in Florida? This puzzle might be explained by the early blitz of attack ads the Obama campaign laid down against Romney in Ohio back in May and June, which created a sort of “opinion deficit” that Romney has had to try to make up during the past four months. Yet Obama also hit Mitt early in Florida, and Romney has bounced back pretty strong there in the past two weeks. Is it Libya? And is it possible that the deadly Bungle in Benghazi has raised concerns about the administration’s...
  • Romney/Ryan: Missed Debate Opportunities on Social Security

    10/15/2012 11:03:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/15/2012 | Tom Blumer
    At the first presidential debate [1] on October 3, aka Barack Obama’s Denver Debacle, the president, when asked by moderator Jim Lehrer whether he saw a major difference between his position and that of Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Social Security, gave this response: “I suspect that, on Social Security, we’ve got a somewhat similar position. Social Security is structurally sound.” At last Thursday’s vice-presidential debate [2], incumbent Joe Biden, who probably set new all-time debate records [3] for rude, obnoxious, interrupting, and inappropriate behavior, clearly believed he was scoring political points — and unfortunately probably did — when he...
  • Paul Ryan Victory Rally

    10/15/2012 6:54:07 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 7 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    I'm at a Victory Rally for Paul Ryan in Waukesha WI. About 3000 showed up for an 8 am rally. Great intro by Lt Governor Kleefisch. Waiting for the man of the hour.
  • Biden's Abortion Blarney

    10/15/2012 6:28:58 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When Joe Biden was asked about abortion in the vice-presidential debate last Thursday, he replied with what, in part, has become boilerplate. "I accept my church's position on abortion..." he said. "Life begins at conception; that's the church's judgment. I accept it in my personal life; I just refuse to impose that on others, unlike my friend here, the congressman [Paul Ryan]." The personally-opposed, no-values-imposed (PONVI) argument is nothing new. For instance, consider the following version of a typical pro-abortion appeal: If each person will only agree to mind his own business, and leave his neighbors alone, there will be...
  • Interrupting Joe (Compilation from VP Debate)

    10/14/2012 7:53:15 PM PDT · by Joachim · 8 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 10/12/2012 | Ryan ONiel
    To see a video compilation and count of 85 Biden interruptions from the VP debate, click the source URL.
  • Ryan's Reason Contrasts Biden's Buffoonery

    10/14/2012 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Over the next few days, news media and Republicans will share video snippets of Thursday night's vice presidential debate. Voters will get an extra helping of Vice President Joe Biden chuckling, interrupting, laughing, mugging, smirking and otherwise behaving completely inappropriately. What Team Obama described as "just Joe being Joe" steadily devolved into Joe just being creepy. A CNN poll showed Rep. Paul Ryan winning the debate within the margin of error. A CBS News poll of uncommitted voters reported that 50 percent thought Biden won; 31 percent thought Ryan won; and 19 percent judged the debate a tie. But I...
  • Did Biden call Martha Raddatz "Honey" during the debate?

    10/14/2012 2:03:47 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 25 replies
    October 14, 2012 | self
    I just heard on a talk show on Fox that Biden called Martha Raddatz "Honey" during the debate. If a Republican had done that it would have been wall to wall news.
  • 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...
  • Saturday Night Live too PC to be funny with a Democrat White House

    10/13/2012 8:49:17 PM PDT · by winner3000 · 18 replies
    Self ^ | 10/13/2012 | Winner3000
    I went to Hulu and watched the SNL skit of the Obama/Romney debate. They made Romney into the unlikable person, made him say the most outrageously false statements such as he killed Osama bin Laden (Romney lied-straight out of the DNC talking points), and even had Obama being excused for his performance because he was thinking about what gift to get to his wife on their anniversary (such a romantic fellow!) and SNL even made a centerpiece of Al Gore's buffoonish excuse that Obama was affected by the altitude. I just turned off SNL after I watched their skit on...
  • Unhinged: Liberals on Twitter issue more death threats against Mitt Romney

    10/13/2012 3:39:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Examiner ^ | October 13, 2012 | Joe Newby
    Clearly violating Twitter's rules and federal law, liberal supporters of Barack Obama continued to issue more threats to kill Mitt Romney on the social media site, Twitchy reported Saturday. "[I] hate mitt romney so bad that if he becomes president im gunna kill him (sic)," tweeted "Ocean Burst!" "Paul Ryan isn't all bad, but I swear to god I'm assassinating Romney if he gets elected (sic)," another person tweeted. "[O]bama better win, or I'm gonna assassinate Romney (sic)," added "SammySosaVisions." "No this billboard did not just say "Save the American dream & Fire Obama!" Ill Lynch Romney myself if he...
  • Vanity: This Airtran Commercial Reminds Me of Biden's Debate Performance

    10/13/2012 3:28:36 PM PDT · by FtrPilot · 5 replies
    Airtran Commercial ^ | 10/13/2012 | FtrPilot
    This Airtran Commercial Reminds Me of Biden's Debate Performance
  • Ryan Stuns Biden on Foreign Policy in Big Surprise of Vice Presidential Debate

    10/13/2012 2:16:45 PM PDT · by oblomov · 17 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    The irony of ironies: The Biden-Ryan debate was more about foreign policy than the economy and jobs. Yet another irony: Paul Ryan, an expert on all things fiscal, disclosed a much better knowledge base of foreign policy than anyone thought existed. Shows how smart and well-rounded he really is. Mr. Ryan’s Benghazi slam, right out of the chute, won him the debate. This terrorist attack is going to be a huge presidential-race issue. Americans are furious at the Obama-Biden-Clinton stupidity and mismanagement surrounding the tragic Benghazi deaths. They are enraged at the Benghazi cover-up. Mr. Ryan accused Mr. Biden of...
  • Biden brings fight to Wisconsin with appeal to women voters (Wisconsin?)

    10/13/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Nick Kalman
    LA CROSSE, Wis. - A day after going toe-to-toe with Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a spirited and oftentimes feisty debate, Vice President Joe Biden took the fight to his GOP rival's home state. Speaking to a crowd packed with 2,000 people at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Biden tried to follow up on his Thursday night performance. This time, with a particularly direct appeal to women. "If anyone had a doubt about what's at stake in this election, when it comes to women's rights, and the Supreme Court, I am sure they were settled last night," Biden...
  • Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security!

    10/13/2012 1:50:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on October 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Full Title: Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security! Update: CBS News: Biden’s got some clean-up to do on Libya; Update: White House: No, really, we had no ideaThis was easily the most disturbing moment of the entire debate — so much so that media outlets like the Washington Post and BuzzFeed immediately published rebuttals to Joe Biden’s claim at the end of the debate. When Martha Raddatz opened the event by talking about Libya, Paul Ryan hammered the Obama administration for not heeding the calls for better security in an area where everyone...
  • Is the White House throwing Hillary under the bus on the Benghazi attack?

    10/13/2012 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:44 pm on October 12, 2012 | Allahpundit
    My guess is no, they wouldn’t dare, but the Daily Caller and Tom Maguire make a fair point. In the span of about 18 hours, we’ve had Biden and Carney each insist that blame for Benghazi’s security failures lies outside the White House. It’s State that’s responsible for protecting U.S. diplomats in the field, which means if the buck doesn’t stop with Obama here, then it must stop with you-know-who. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, as cabinet members are expected to take the heat for the president when something goes badly wrong. But in this case you-know-who has her...
  • Rupert Murdoch Predicts ‘Nightmare for Israel if Obama Wins,‘ WH ’Still Lying About Benghazi’

    10/13/2012 12:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch went on a bit of a Twitter tear Saturday morning, predicting a “nightmare for Israel if Obama wins” re-election and accusing the White House of “still lying about Benghazi.” The media mogul — whose company owns Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and others — said Vice President Joe Biden “threw [the] CIA under the bus“ and ”now [White House] throws State [Department]!” He also came down on Mitt Romney, saying the Republican presidential nominee needs to ignore personal attacks at the next debate and focus on his jobs plan:(continued)
  • Paul Ryan and the Tax Man (Fact Checking the Claims of Joe Biden)

    10/13/2012 9:43:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/13/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    In a way, it's probably good that Joe Wilson wasn't sitting up front at the Vice Presidential debate this week nor, more importantly, at the various political roundtables analyzing it ever since. Had he been, the congressman would probably have gone hoarse by now from all of the opportunities to stand up and shout, "You lie!" And that has certainly been the overriding theme since the opening moments of the battle between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden. Both sides are claiming that the candidates' performances were overshadowed by the "fact" that each of them were lying over and over and...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Mark Steyn: 'Politicized' Benghazi distracts from Big Bird

    10/13/2012 12:21:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 12, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    "The entire reason that this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan." Thus, Stephanie Cutter, President Obama's deputy campaign manager, speaking on CNN about an armed attack on the 9/11 anniversary that left a U.S. consulate a smoking ruin and killed four diplomatic staff, including the first American ambassador to be murdered in a third of a century. To discuss this event is apparently to "politicize" it and to distract from the real issues the American people are concerned about. For example, Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki, speaking on board Air Force One...
  • Krauthammer: 'Biden’s Debate Prep Was Watching The Shining'...

    10/12/2012 8:43:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 12, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Full title: Krauthammer: 'Biden’s Debate Prep Was Watching The Shining' - 'Excellent Imitation of Jack Nicholson' "One would think that Biden’s debate preparation was watching repeatedly 'The Shining,' and I think he did an excellent imitation of Jack Nicholson." So marvelously said syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday's Special Report on Fox. Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/12/krauthammer-biden-s-debate-prep-was-watching-shining-excellent-imitat#ixzz29991BLTA
  • The Edge of Panic

    10/12/2012 8:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Ricochet ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rick Wilson
    Last night's performance by Biden – capering, giggling, near-maniacal opera buffa – was targeted in one place: a dispirited, demoralized Democratic base on the edge of panic. Paul Ryan was businesslike, steady, and on-point. He hit solid doubles all night, and that's all he needed to do. If he'd been as amped and manic as Biden, it would have been a political and imaging disaster. Biden aimed to throw the Obama base a lifeline. He fed the Kos Kidz desperate need to see some fight, but at the cost of his remaining (and mostly notional) dignity. If you want a...
  • Freep This Poll: Who do you think won the vice presidential debate?

    10/12/2012 7:51:02 PM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 25 replies
    Crazy Uncle Joe was in my city today. Our local liberal newspaper is running a poll: Who do you think won the vice presidential debate? Hurry, they will not keep the poll up for very long.
  • Socially Slow Laughin’ Joe

    10/12/2012 6:45:42 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 October 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    One of the most important qualities in a leader — in fact, in anyone who must manage, and negotiate with, people — is having a feel for man’s nature. This brings us to what has not yet been explored about Joe Biden’s bizarre behavior at last night’s vice-presidential debate: what it tells us about his grasp of reality. For the record, it’s clear to me that Biden’s overtly obnoxious, condescending manner was the result of an act. But the vice president is a phony from way back. In 1988, it was discovered that he plagiarized a speech by British Labor...
  • Tom Brokaw Rips Biden's Debate Antics

    10/12/2012 5:52:04 PM PDT · by barryobi · 37 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 10/12/2012 | matt hadro
    NBC's Tom Brokaw blasted Joe Biden's debate antics on Friday's Morning Joe. "I mean he just can't contain himself," note Brokaw. "And he's become a caricature on the talk shows." "I just don't think you should be laughing during a discussion about thermonuclear war with Iran," Brokaw called out Biden, who repeatedly shook his head at opponent Paul Ryan while smiling and laughing.
  • The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Was Right to Laugh

    10/12/2012 5:16:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    The Rolling Stone ^ | October 12, 2012 | Matt Taibbi
    I've never thought much of Joe Biden. But man, did he get it right in last night's debate, and not just because he walloped sniveling little Paul Ryan on the facts. What he got absolutely right, despite what you might read this morning (many outlets are criticizing Biden's dramatic excesses), was his tone. Biden did absolutely roll his eyes, snort, laugh derisively and throw his hands up in the air whenever Ryan trotted out his little beady-eyed BS-isms. But he should have! He was absolutely right to be doing it. We all should be doing it. That includes all of...
  • VP Debate: Body Language Expert Sees Big Contrast

    10/12/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 12, 2012 | By ABBY D. PHILLIP
    If Vice President Joe Biden channeled his inner pit bull, Rep. Paul Ryan brought his inner puppy to the debate stage, according to facial expression expert Chris Kowal. Kowal, an assistant professor at Purdue University, used computer software to analyze the facial expressions produced by the nearly 400 muscles in the human face during Biden and Ryan's face-off. As Biden's big laughter took Twitter by storm, the computer model lit up with readings of frustration and discomfort—the emotions you might experience laughing at a funeral, Kowal said. "It's not an uncommon reaction when people see something that really makes them...
  • Pollto FReep: Who do you think did better in last night's vice presidential debate?

    10/12/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 14 replies
    KVOA TV Tucson ^ | 10-12-2012 | KVOA TV Tucson
    Poll asks: Who do you think did better in last night's vice presidential debate? Jackass Joe or Paul Ryan
  • Biased Raddatz, TV moderators scar Obama, Romney, Biden, Ryan debates

    10/12/2012 1:22:39 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 11 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    This year, Americans will be subjected to another presidential election season of unfair and unbalanced debates. After two debates, the American public has seen liberal Jim Lehrer of PBS exercising no control over the proceedings and liberal Martha Raddatz of ABC allowing Vice President Joe Biden to interrupt Congressman Paul Ryan 82 times.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-12-12 (The Biden Bounce: Smirkin' Joe Crazier thrills the DUmmies!)

    10/12/2012 12:08:32 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 44 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 12, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Arrogant, condescending, rude, obnoxious, smug, smirking, snarky, disrespectful: No wonder the DUmmies loved him! Who am I talking about? Smirkin' Joe Crazier, of course. Joe the Jackass. Joker Joe. Smirky the Jerk. In other words, Joe Biden, the Vice President of United States, who made a complete ass of himself last night. It wasn't the gaffes this time, it was the laughs--and the grins, and the eye-rolls, and the interruptions, and the dismissive, derisive comments. . . . In short, everything you're taught NOT to do in junior-high debate club, the nearly 70-year-old Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., in political...
  • Biden Wins Debate, will now Investigate Foreign Campaign Contributions.

    10/12/2012 12:06:36 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October , 2012 | Dan Miller
    The decision to send him to China to get to the bottom of the mess was made during last night's debate. Proverbs 29:9 When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest. Vice President Biden was the clear winner, on points, of last night's debate.Here are the points:Interruptions -- Biden 82, Raddatz fewer, Ryan none except when Biden was misusing Ryan's time.Guffaws -- Biden continuous, Ryan none.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbvJ-fXRXUg?feature=player_detailpage] Video link Contempt shown for opponent -- Biden continuous, Ryan rarely. Since style trumps substance, these are the...
  • Biden’s Ridicule Has Limited Reach

    10/12/2012 11:30:25 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 10 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/12/12 | CaroleL
    Vice President Joe Biden's behavior at last night's debate proved one thing: Team Obama has given up trying to win over independent voters and is betting it all on their base. Mr. Biden's laughter, dismissive comments and smirks whenever Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) spoke was obviously an effort to placate those who react the same way when someone dares to point out President Obama's failures and offers alternatives. So why did Mr. Biden choose to concentrate on appeasing his party's base less than a month before an election most experts say will be decided by independent voters? Of course he...
  • NY Times Transcript: Joe Biden's Geographic Malarkey (Syria vs Libya)

    10/12/2012 11:03:44 AM PDT · by mkboyce · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/11/12 | NY Times
    MS. RADDATZ: Let’s move to another war, the civil war in Syria, where there are estimates that -- estimates that more than 25,000, 30,000 people have now been killed. In March of last year, President Obama explained the military action taken in Libya by saying it was in the national interest to go in and prevent further massacres from occurring there. So why doesn’t the same logic apply in Syria? Vice President Biden. VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: It’s a different country. It’s a different country. It is five times as large geographically. It has one-fifth the population that is Libya, one-fifth...
  • (Catholic) Bishops say Biden made 'inaccurate' mandate statement

    10/12/2012 10:55:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan participate in the Oct. 11, 2012 debate as moderator Martha Raddatz looks on. Credit: Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images Washington D.C., Oct 12, 2012 / 10:57 am (CNA).- The U.S. bishops criticized Vice President Joe Biden for an “inaccurate statement of fact” about the HHS mandate’s impact on religious institutions during last night’s vice presidential debate. "With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear,” said Biden during the Oct. 11 debate in Danville, Ky. “No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown...
  • The world’s longest Fixodent commercial

    10/12/2012 10:02:33 AM PDT · by shoff · 6 replies
    examminer ^ | 10/12/2012 | Steven Hoffman
    Last night I followed the advice of a troll that infiltrated a Long Island social website regarding the first debate. I turned the sound off, which according to this blogger would give almost x-ray vision in the hearts and minds of the debate participants.
  • 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...