Friday, October 12, 2012

Biden Giggles His Way to a Loss

Reminiscent of Al Gore's sigh's and groans which cost him a debate with George W. Bush in 2000, Joe Biden smiled, laughed, and giggled his way to a loss in a debate with Paul Ryan.

If you read the transcript or listened on the radio, you would think Biden did well.  If you watched on television, you could not help but be appalled at the juvenile behavior exhibited by the Vice President.  For the first 2/3rd of the debate, Biden smiled, laughed, giggled, and interrupted Ryan 82 times.   His behavior was not only juvenile, but also extremely disrespectful.

Here are some of the comments from journalists about Biden's behavior.

Phil Klein of the Washington Examiner:  "“Biden’s strategy seems to be to laugh at Ryan constantly. Will it work to infantalize Ryan, or backfire like Gore sighing?”"

David Gregory of NBC: “Biden’s smile is out of control.”

Ben Smith of Buzzfeed:  “So did Biden practice laughing at Ryan?"

Rick Klein of ABC:  “Biden on verge of breaking down in laughter when Ryan talks.”

Former Eric Cantor staffer Brad Daysping:   “Joe Biden needs to realize this isn’t a Senate Foreign Relations Hearing. His laughter and condescending attitude is a disaster.”

Guy Benson of TownHall:  “Will Biden laugh his ass off at the terrible economy, too?”

S.E. Cupp of MSNBBC: “Biden needs to laugh a little less through the Libya, Middle East, nuclear Iran segment.”
Roger Ebert:   “Joe! Stop smiling and laughing!”
Emily Miller of Washington Times: “Biden laughing when he disagrees with Ryan is so annoying. Like a child in time out.”
Jennifer Rubin of Washington POst:  “Biden’s laughing is losing the debate- obnoxious”

Chris Wallace of Fox:  "I don't believe I've ever seen a debate in which one participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as Biden was to Paul Ryan tonight," Wallace said.
Gloria Burger of CNN: "He was condescending at times to Paul Ryan. I think I could have done with a lot less eye-rolling and chuckling on the part of Joe Bide."
Below is an ad that the RNC released based on Joe's constant laughing, giggling, and smirking.

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