Last night was truly frustrating until I saw this via The GOP.com:
Crazy Uncle Joe was a total hot mess last night, fidgeting, sighing, laughing, interrupting a total of 82 times, and making an overall fool of himself. This is to say nothing of the outright lying. The reviews coming in have been highly critical of Biden’s decorum from normal people on both sides of the aisle, while hardcore leftists are giddy with the performance.
The 2012 vice presidential debate was sometimes a 2-on-1 fight, with Biden and moderator Martha Raddatz both interrupting Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan repeatedly. It was hard to top Biden’s obnoxious tone, though. The Washington Examiner quoted the RNC’s JoePounder saying “Biden interrupted 82 times during the entire debate.” To those watching on television, that seemed like a low number.
Raddatz followed the Biden lead though – interrupting the debaters 50 times. She leaned heavily on Ryan, interrupting him 31 times, 12 more than the 19 times she cut off Biden. She also took a liberal tone onabortion and let Biden control the debate tone by never shutting up. He led Ryan on time by 1 minute 20 seconds, 41:32 to 40:12, but it was doubtful thatt he debate clock could track every Bidenism. CNN’s Anderson Cooper said Biden managed to “continually inject himself” into Ryan’s comments. Cooper, too, was living in the land of understatement.
Fortunately, hardcore leftists only comprise roughly 20% of the electorate, so the rest of us can go back to our lives secure in the knowledge that Paul Ryan was the gentleman and winner of last night’s truculent debate. Personally, I’m not happy that Ryan missed opportunities to point out that our troops are being murdered by the Afghans they are training, but there must have been a method to the madness we endured last night.
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By the time final statements were made, Tickle Me Biden’s prescription Prozac had finally kicked in and he was much calmer but was still under the influence of Liar Juice: spewing what can only be considered a bunch of well, lies. Folks saw through that as well.