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Intense verbal sparring in VP debate came quickly tonight



Published: Thu, October 11, 2012 @ 9:40 p.m.

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP)

At odds in an instant, Republican Paul Ryan cited the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya as evidence Thursday night that the administration's foreign policy is unraveling.

Vice President Joe Biden shot back, "That is a bunch of malarkey." "Not a single thing he said is accurate."

The sparring is fast in this, the only debate between the two vice presidential candidates in the presidential campaign, with a little less than four weeks left to run.


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1andersonathan(669 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Townhall.com’s Guy Benson: “Will Biden laugh his ass off at the terrible economy, too?”

(See also: Complete coverage of the VP debate)

MSNBC’s S.E. Cupp: “Biden needs to laugh a little less through the Libya, Middle East, nuclear Iran segment.”

Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “Ok. I have decided. I find the Biden smile slightly unsettling.”

(Also on POLITICO: 5 things to watch in VP debate)

PBS’ Jeff Greenfield: “Biden has always had a smile that at times is really, really inappropriate.”

Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard: “Can’t tell yet if Biden’s smirking, laughs, eye-rolling, head shaking, works for him or not against the oh-so-young looking eager Ryan.”

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer: “Biden is at risk of having his laugh come across like Gore’s sighs. He should knock it off.”

The New York Times’ Ashley Parker: “Biden’s grin is Chesire Cat caliber.”

Republican strategist Ron Bonjean: “Biden laughing does not come off with the intended effect. It is actually hurting him. Looks very condescending.”

Movie critic Roger Ebert: “Joe! Stop smiling and laughing!”

Washington Times’ Emily Miller: “Biden laughing when he disagrees with Ryan is so annoying. Like a child in time out.”

Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin: “Biden’s laughing is losing the debate- obnoxious”

Comedy Central’s Indecision: “If this keeps up much longer, Joe Biden’s going to sprain his laugh muscles.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/...

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2oldskool(97 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Childish if not down right sickening.
Have they not had 3.5 years to make a positive change?
BS campaign. AGAIN

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3oldskool(97 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

I see no positive outcome either way.
Sick of the whole thing.
But if Obummer wins again, I am jumping on the un-employed band wagon to get mines!! woo-hoo gobama!!

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4exlonghorn(35 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Chevy Chase call your office!

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