October 12, 2012
Talking heads can say what they want in their attempts to pretend that Joe Biden did well, looked presidential, or behaved (as one has already said) “passionately” but maturely during the debate between the Vice Presidents tonight, Thursday, October 11th.
The bottom line is that Joe Biden was rude, condescending, arrogant, and simply over the top in his behavior throughout the entire debate; so much so that his behavior was the primary topic of discussion on all the social networks. Little can be remembered about what he actually said – but a lot will be remembered about how he behaved. Over and over during the debate, people commented about how irritating and obnoxious he was.
Here is just a sampling of tweets reflecting the average voter’s thoughts during the debate, beginning with Libya and then moving on. Tweets equating Biden with the rear of a donkey have been omitted –
RT @poliquest: #Biden already sounding stupid. The men that did it were in the pics! Ur pres apologized for US! #VPDebate
RT @LessaT: Oh, but Joe you & the Dem’s mistake cost 3 men’s lives
RT @lonelycon: Ryan comes out swinging, diplomat in Paris has Marine guard but not Benghazi? #VPDebate
RT @Lilleth71: Good job @PaulRyanVP … Not letting Biden weasel out of #BengaziGate
RT @RichardUSA: Biden didn’t answer the first question. Debate is over.
RT @ChuckNellis: Biden’s face is turning red already. Do you think his head might blow up on live TV?
RT @Dataaide: What is Biden talking about? Is this ‘opposite day’ in junior high school? #debate #tcot
RT @TJMcCormack: Same intelligence community that told us WMD, Joe? #debates
RT @funkyconserv: Biden is getting defensive! LOL
RT @DavidLimbaugh: Bull you weren[t told they wanted more security. #VPDebate
RT @Aijadaina: #vpdebate Wow, Ryan is hitting right between the eyes. Unraveling of Obama foreign policy. We should not project weakness …
RT @RightKlik Biden “We weren’t told that they needed more security” *TIP: Stop skipping intelligence briefings #VPDebate #tcot
RT @MelissaTweets: Is anyone buying what Biden is selling? He’s like a used car salesman.
RT @cicecandy: Is this a joke what the he’ll is Biden grinning about
RT @indyrallen Is it just me or is Biden coming off as a jerk? #VPDebate
RT @fuzislippers: Slow Joe needs to stop giggling like a lunatic, it’s off-putting and strange. #VPDebate
RT @torreymspears: Biden has to stop laughing. #VPDebate #tcot #p2
RT @RalstonReports: Ryan’s answer on Iran is strong, focused, tough. Biden: “It’s incredible.”
RT @themick1962: “We should not be apologizing for standing up for our values” Paul Ryan #Amen #VPDebate
RT @fr33dm4us: Slow Joe @VP, left his Respect at the door with his brain! #CSPAN2012
RT @NolteNC: What is Biden doing laughing like this?
RT @nogirlemen: Is English a 2nd language for Biden?? He makes no sense #VPdebate
RT @Mkber5: Wow can clearly see moderator is siding with uncle Joe. #vpdebate
RT @hughhewitt: Iran is a good way away? What? #debate
RT @AlinskyDefeater: They’re a good way away. Thanks for pinning that down Joe. #ocra #tcot
RT @DickMorrisTweet: #debates Biden looks weak on Iran. nobody believes that they are not close to a weapon.
RT @TXCupCake: I’m sickened by Joe Biden… And he doesn’t even have to say anything. It’s the fact that he is chuckling during this top …
RT @ObotNot: Biden: “This is just a bunch of STUFF!” kinda like your brain, Joe… #VPDebate
RT @Shavaun66: #VPdebates did the moderator blow off the fact that the Obama Administration #LIED about the Libyan Embassy attack? #Orga …
RT @jeffemanuel: RT @jstrevino: Bibi Netanyahu was 24 in 1973, when Biden says their friendship formed, leading commando teams into Syria.
RT @djohnsUSA: Someone needs to tell Bibi Obama talks to him all the time because he doesn’t seem to know that. #VPdebate
RT @BrianFaughnan: Biden: all options on the table, but war is worse than an Iranian nuclear weapon.
RT @TerriGreenUSA: “@schmidtkevinall: Is Joe Biden really trying to criticize Romney and Ryan for Gaffes? Pot this is Kettle, do you re …
RT @DavidLimbaugh: So Joe, you are on a hit assignment now to be insulting to Romney and Ryan tonight. You squirrel. #VPDebate
RT @redsteeze: I’m sure glad Joe Biden thinks this is all funny. Chris Stevens isn’t laughing #VPDebate
RT @fitethegoodfite: RT @chrisrbarron: Biden is totally blowing this… unbelievable… 2 disasters in a row for them
RT@Dataaide: Wow. What a blowhard Biden is. Ryan responds beautifully, and then Biden tries to interrupt again, and then laughs like a schoolboy…
RT @TeriChristoph: Biden’s cackling is tailor-made for an SNL skit.
RT @cbierzonski: Point scored on Scranton for Ryan! #debate
RT @StevenErtelt: Not sure how much longer Biden thinks he can interrupt Ryan without looking like a jerk.
RT @SwiftRead: Biden Lied! Tax rate lowered for ALL, allowing US economy to grow & collect more income/sales tax = revenue http://t. …
RT @zanieladie: ZING…Ryan: 1 Biden: 0
RT @southsalem: RT @DLoesch: “I think the vice president very well knows that sometimes words don’t come out the right way.” Ryan #vpdeb …
RT @Shavaun66: Your rambling JOE #VPdebates
RT @Dataaide: Thank you for interrupting Biden’s banter and allowing Ryan to speak some substance! #debate #tcot
RT @EyeOnPolitics: Biden asking Ryan to “show me a policy”… I have a feeling Ryan is about to show him several. #VPdebate #debates
RT @Jarjarbug: SHOW ME A #Budget Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #VPDebate
RT @Miz_Eisenhower: Biden is totally obnoxious.
RT @kerpen: Detroit DID go bankrupt after Bush and Obama flushed bailout money in a futile attempt to avoid bankruptcy. http://t.co/Xr914UM5
RT @readmylipstick: Every time Biden laughs that nasty smirky laugh I like him a little less… #vpdebates
RT @sdo1: Bingo. React to the guy. RT @LegInsurrection: Ryan needs to stop Biden from talking over him
RT @RedAlert: Ryan asks if it was a good idea to borrow money from China, and Biden giggles.
RT @Dataaide:”Every VP dabate I hear this stuff about panels” – wasn’t a funny statement, Biden. It was dumb. #debate #tcot
RT @BiasedGirl Sounds like it. “@JessaNaomi: Did Biden just say that 4% of the green jobs didn’t go under? #VPdebate” #debate #tcot
RT @cgpb: Biden’s gaffes, inventions & hyperboles will go on tonight in d world’s book of debating records!
RT @brandootr: I used to kinda like Joe, but he is showing his inner a–hole tonight #vpdebate
RT @sanuzis: Biden is being just OBNOXIOUS as hell continuously interrupting Ryan –
RT @FoxNewsInsider: Chris Wallace: Never seen a candidate as ‘openly disrespectful of the other as [Joe] Biden was to Paul Ryan’ http:// …
Just Sayin. The talking heads can spin it if they want, but this is what people actually thought during the debate.
Of course it is the issues that matter most – but it was hard to hear the actual discussion with all VP Biden’s interruptions. Which was perhaps the purpose.
Why does it matter how he acted, other than the fact that in doing so, he prevented us from fully hearing Ryan’s answers? The man who wins this seat is just one heart beat away from the presidency. I pray it isn’t Biden.