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Although I do think the VP debate was very close to a draw, much of that is Biden's demeanor, which IMO really damaged his credibility. The GOP wasted no time highlighting it:

 

Now of course Biden was doing his "that's malarky stuff" laugh as a way to laugh off Ryan, but I found it grating and unbecoming after the first time. The thought that comes to me is, "This is a seasoned, mature politician with much more years under his belt, this is the Vice President. Is this really how he presents himself after all that?" While Ryan was articulate, he lacked gravitas and a bold manner, yet that is something he can grow into as a VP.

If Biden had reflected the respect due to his office, he would have won, IMO. Yet his manner, something we have little to no reason to expect him to change, was found wanting.

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by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:50 AM

I find your answer refreshing and honest.  I thought Biden would mess the debate up by what he said.  Instead he messed it up by what he did not say.  Thanks for being honest and opened.

Quoting funnymommy71:

"Well seasoned veteran".. and debate savvy?  I know high school and law school debaters who were clearly upset by his demeanor (that act more maturely than do) watching this.   Look, I voted Obama/Biden in 2008.   I LIKED Biden, I really did even before he was picked as VP, knew he was brassy and hard lined.  BUT, This is potential PRESIDENTIAL behavior in the only VP debate?  COCKY, brazen and quite honestly BACK- PEDALLING as hard as he had to to dig out Obama's Epic fail....... I am an Independent- former Democrat and I am SO embarrassed and disgusted in his antics.  He came off as an ass, period.  I could not care less what came out of his mouth, because his Cheshire cat grin and constant laughter fouled it all.  This is their strategy to win another election? I really don't think any of our problems are laughable and showed disgrace. HE  lost this Independent and SOOO many of us I know of. P.S. Don't buy the Ryan was going to cry, he was just as upset as millions others were in Biden's 3 year old behavior. My 4 year old daughter pulls this stuff.  If Ryan reacted as Biden, the media would be all over him as a nut job- Ryan was clearly trying to be the adult though 28 years his junior.  How would you REACT to this kind of crap as a Mom.  Can't give Biden a time out- though he clearly needs a permanent one.  Not real crazy about Romney either, but he was a thousand times better than the seasoned Biden in his debate.  LOVED Me some Ron Paul that threw all the Corporate whore's under the bus in his debates!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. I did not touch the many issues addressed in debate as off topic here, as this was clearly about Biden's behavior only.  

Ron Paul- not forgotten........ never was bought out as a WHORE as the other 4.  Pass it on.  3 party system.........a dream

Quoting JonJon:

The Vice-President deftly disarmed the usually cocky, arrogant Ryan by laughing in his face!  That Biden is debate-savy!  It worked, too, because Ryan's face was red from embarrassment almost the whole time and his throat was so dry he drank half a pitcher of water. At one point, Ryan's eyes got watery; I thought he was going to cry

You shouldn't be advocating the Vice-Presidency as on-the-job training for Ryan.  Let's stay with the well-seasoned political veteran who has know "Bibi" Netanyahu for 39 years.

 


PamR
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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Saint Zilla on Oct. 13, 2012 at 7:55 PM

 I don't know...why don't you tell us why you're voting for that liar, Obama?

Also, please explain how you can vote for a serial plagiarist like Biden.

Birds of a Feather.

Romney has changed his stance on various issues over and over and over.  Including during the first debate. 

Ryan is following his lead.

For the GOP to have nothing better than to criticize Joe for than laughing pretty much says they got nothing.

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 8:31 AM

I think his disgraceful behavior, coupled with his lies is far more than,  "Oh, Ryan took a sip of water, how awful".

Quoting PamR:



Quote:

Saint Zilla on Oct. 13, 2012 at 7:55 PM

 I don't know...why don't you tell us why you're voting for that liar, Obama?

Also, please explain how you can vote for a serial plagiarist like Biden.

Birds of a Feather.

Romney has changed his stance on various issues over and over and over.  Including during the first debate. 

Ryan is following his lead.

For the GOP to have nothing better than to criticize Joe for than laughing pretty much says they got nothing.


catherine595
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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biden is a joke.brings shame to the vp.position

JonJon
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

You're a glutton for punishment.

  1. Typical of you and your ilk, you deliberately misrepresent what I wrote.  I didn't say laughing in anyone's face is a great debate skill, I said it's a tactic that Biden employed to unnerve Ryan and it worked.  I don't believe the President should or will do that but I expect the President will smile at some of Romney's lies and flip-flops when next they meet.
  2. Actually, the job of POTUS is on-the-job training for all but the VPs who successfully take over from their bosses but some men bring more and and some bring less of the right kind of experience to the job.  Anyone can crunch numbers as Paul Ryan does, but not everyone comes to the office with the people skills,  foreign affairs and other experience President Obama received when he co-chairman of the committee on foreign affairs...wait, here's a list of the committees on which Senator Obama sat: 


Obama held assignments on the Senate Committees for Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, and Veterans' Affairs through December 2006.[90] In January 2007, he left the Environment and Public Works committee and took additional assignments with Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.[91] He also became Chairman of the Senate's subcommittee on European Affairs.[92] As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Obama made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. He met with Mahmoud Abbas before Abbas became President of the Palestinian National Authority, and gave a speech at the University of Nairobi in which he condemned corruption within the Kenyan government.

Here's a list of Ryan's committees:  Ryan knows money; that's important but the President knows people; that's more important.  He knew more about and cared more about people than Ryan ever has.  The President dedicated his life before politics to helping people, Ryan ran in marathons then lied about how well he did.  He crunched the numbers in his favor. 

Ryan can count but we can't count on Ryan to count right; he decreased the embassy security budget by $300.000 million dollars and had the nerve to point fingers and avoid answering when Biden asked him to acknowledge it takes money to hire more people to be bodyguards.

When you read the President's resume before becoming President you read something quite impressive.  When you read Ryan's resume, you read something a bit embarrassing as it reads as if it belongs to an unremarkable college student.  Here's a few excerpts: 


Ryan attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Janesville, where he played on the seventh-grade basketball team.[16] He attended Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville, where he was elected president of his junior class, and thus became prom king.[17] As class president Ryan was a representative of the student body on the school board.[6] Following his sophomore year, Ryan took a job working the grill at McDonald's.[6] He was on his high school's ski, track and varsity soccer teams and played basketball in a Catholic recreational league.[18][19][20] He also participated in several academic and social clubs including the Model United Nations.[6][18] Ryan and his family often went on hiking and skiing trips to the Colorado Rocky Mountains

~Ryan majored in economics and political science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohi

~ Ryan worked summers as a salesman for Oscar Mayer and once got to drive the Wienermobile

Well, now we know why Ryan is such a big weiner. 

This is a list of the committees on which he has been assigned:

Committee assignments

Comparatively, his is a very undistinguised bio.  Do you want me to post Barack Obama's?  You KNOW how good it is.

And last, I get a kick from being told I condone lying by someone who wouldn't know the truth if it slapped her in the face.

slap

TRUTH

If you're going to call Joe Biden a liar, support your statement.  Meanwhile, Ryan lied the whole way through the debate.  I don't have to support that statement because the Vice-President himself called Ryan on those lies and Ryan had no comebacks.  It's extremely stupid to lie in the presence of a guy who knows every cobblestone on Capitol Hill and knows where all the skeletons are buried.

Thanks, Private Joker R Us; I enjoyed that.

Quoting pvtjokerus:

Oh come now......Do you think you can get away with making some tacky comments and not get called on it?  I am surprised at you.  But at least one can see that you can't defend the comments.....  ;  )

Quoting JonJon:

I'm not surprised you're doing your usual bsing but I KNOW you aren't fingerpointing and moralizing, Private Joke! 

You can't have a decent discussion without taking it to name-calling and insults.  In case you haven't realized, I've given you more than enough opportunities to show you can have a grown-up discussion.  You've failed all but once.  The odds of this being an honest-to-goodness rational discussion isn't good. 

Have a nice life.

Quoting pvtjokerus:

Your comment explains a lot.  Who else would think that laughing in someones face think that it is a great debate skill?

Now, I know you aren't below voting for someone that needs "on the job training."  You voted for Obama didn't you and we all know that  he did and still does need on the job training.

Last, how is it that you can vote for a man that lied to the American public right out of the gate of the VP debate?  Biden lied about the Libya fiasco and yet you condone it.  Why?

Quoting JonJon:

The Vice-President deftly disarmed the usually cocky, arrogant Ryan by laughing in his face!  That Biden is debate-savy!  It worked, too, because Ryan's face was red from embarrassment almost the whole time and his throat was so dry he drank half a pitcher of water. At one point, Ryan's eyes got watery; I thought he was going to cry

You shouldn't be advocating the Vice-Presidency as on-the-job training for Ryan.  Let's stay with the well-seasoned political veteran who has know "Bibi" Netanyahu for 39 years.





          

Kathy489
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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"Walter," comedian Jeff Dunham's dummy.

Joe Biden, Obama's dummy.

didine70
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Sometimes it was too much, true, but on the other hand if he had kept a poker face Republicans would have criticzed that too. He needed to be more agressive and more "alive" to make up for President Obama's debate performance and his smiles and laughs were a way to signal Ryan's lies. If he had been too bland, people would not have paid attentionor would have said he was "tired". 

Anyway, damn if he did and damn if he didn't. Just curious : if you're a republican, WHAT attitude would you NOT have criticized, coming from a democrat VP???

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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I don't get how some could base their vote on someone that they know has been unconstitutionally incorrect..and stick with that by saying "BUT Romney...this or that".   When you have a contractor (A) that you KNOW has taken short cuts, AND inexperienced in the first place (but you wanted to give him a chance)..but you're seeing a bad job performance...and you aren't sure about another contractor but you KNOW your house has to get done and it's only a choice between contractor A and/or B..why would you go back with A..KNOWING what he's done.. I guess I don't get it.. Even if contractor A HAD the best personality..told the best jokes..and you loved how he presented what he was going to DO FOR your house..but you have seen the job so far and it's NOT good..would you not think of the house before the guy.. I would put the second guy to work..

JonJon
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Unlike private joker, I find your reply fake and insulting.  You believe it's that easy to come in here and say anything and we'll swallow it whole.  You contradict yourself a few times on of those times being when you say you are a Democrat, then you say you are an independent. 

For someone who says she's a Demoncrat and has liked Biden since before he was VP, you jumped ship pretty easily and pretty readily; I don't believe anything you wrote about having ever voted Democrat because no Democrat would risk Romney/Ryan.  They are not made of the right stuff and every sentient being on the planet, including honest Republicans, know it.

Quoting funnymommy71:

"Well seasoned veteran".. and debate savvy?  I know high school and law school debaters who were clearly upset by his demeanor (that act more maturely than do) watching this.   Look, I voted Obama/Biden in 2008.   I LIKED Biden, I really did even before he was picked as VP, knew he was brassy and hard lined.  BUT, This is potential PRESIDENTIAL behavior in the only VP debate?  COCKY, brazen and quite honestly BACK- PEDALLING as hard as he had to to dig out Obama's Epic fail....... I am an Independent- former Democrat and I am SO embarrassed and disgusted in his antics.  He came off as an ass, period.  I could not care less what came out of his mouth, because his Cheshire cat grin and constant laughter fouled it all.  This is their strategy to win another election? I really don't think any of our problems are laughable and showed disgrace. HE  lost this Independent and SOOO many of us I know of. P.S. Don't buy the Ryan was going to cry, he was just as upset as millions others were in Biden's 3 year old behavior. My 4 year old daughter pulls this stuff.  If Ryan reacted as Biden, the media would be all over him as a nut job- Ryan was clearly trying to be the adult though 28 years his junior.  How would you REACT to this kind of crap as a Mom.  Can't give Biden a time out- though he clearly needs a permanent one.  Not real crazy about Romney either, but he was a thousand times better than the seasoned Biden in his debate.  LOVED Me some Ron Paul that threw all the Corporate whore's under the bus in his debates!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. I did not touch the many issues addressed in debate as off topic here, as this was clearly about Biden's behavior only.  

Ron Paul- not forgotten........ never was bought out as a WHORE as the other 4.  Pass it on.  3 party system.........a dream

Quoting JonJon:

The Vice-President deftly disarmed the usually cocky, arrogant Ryan by laughing in his face!  That Biden is debate-savy!  It worked, too, because Ryan's face was red from embarrassment almost the whole time and his throat was so dry he drank half a pitcher of water. At one point, Ryan's eyes got watery; I thought he was going to cry

You shouldn't be advocating the Vice-Presidency as on-the-job training for Ryan.  Let's stay with the well-seasoned political veteran who has know "Bibi" Netanyahu for 39 years.



          

JonJon
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM


Quoting Kathy489:

"Walter," comedian Jeff Dunham's dummy.

Joe Biden, Obama's dummy.

LOL!  Very good likeness except Biden is a happy guy; didn't you see that video of him dancing and singing, "The Village is the Happiest Place on Earth?"

          

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