The Real Takeaway from the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate

By the Left Coast Rebel

Peter Suderman at on last night's debate:

Statist Malarkey
Here’s what we learned at tonight’s vice presidential debate: Not much. Biden grinned wide and laughed condescendingly. Ryan gave us his best sorrowful eyes and talked real slow. There was some convoluted disagreement about Medicare, and taxes, and abortion, a few zingers, and a lot of shouty crosstalk. Early on, Biden promised to be "very specific," and mostly wasn't. Ryan rattled off numbers and anecdotes, but failed to connect them in a meaningful way. Both sides were pretty much okay with war, if that’s what it takes to keep America strong, and were willing to talk over each other — loudly if necessary — in order to prove it.  

But mostly what we heard from the sidekicks on both presidential tickets was an echo, not an argument...

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  1. .

    Does this help?

    “Hello 9 1 1? There s an old man beating a child on my tv”.

    The Republican spin afterwards was priceless, as well. Here’s a quick rule of thumb: when you’re complaining about stylistic points, your guy lost.

    ....1 week ago: President Obama is calm, unflustered, respectful and solid. Conservatives pan his performance, he was “destroyed” in the debate! Romney was aggressive, confident, energetic, forceful — he showed true leadership!

    ....1 week later: Paul Ryan was calm, unflustered, respectful and solid. Conservatives say this is just what we need in a leader! Biden was far too aggressive, far too confident, too energetic and too forceful — not what America needs in a leader!

    This falls into the category: “It’s funny because it’s true.”

    Ema Nymton

    1. Further, if you are asserting that only Republicans are guilty of partisan gamesmanship, I have a bridge to sell you...

  2. Huh?

    Did you even read the article associated with this post? What was the gist of said article? Riddle me that.


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