Debate Preview: The Gaffe Machine’s Greatest Hits

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Tonight’s the big VP showdown between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden — but which Joe Biden will we get? The likable, personable “Uncle Joe,” or the “Uncle Joe” that you try to ignore during family get-togethers. You know, the one who says things like “you can’t walk into a 7-Eleven without a slight Indian accent” and brags about the president’s “big stick”. Just in case it’s the ladder, Glenn, Pat and Stu went through some of Biden’s “greatest hits” on radio today.

  • landofaahs

    You can mine gaffs from Biden like mining sand in a desert. It’s too numerous to try and pick one grain out of the masses.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    People do not underestimate this debate. Biden is an experienced bulldog in debates and should not be discounted, especially as the moderator is connected to the admin and will probably throttle Ryan at every opportunity she can.

    Personally, I hope Ryan cleans house and we get to see Biden undergo a fundamental meltdown.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Land – remember too, the greatest masses of sand can be shifted by the moving of the smallest grain as well.

  • Anonymous

    I expect more laughter out of this debate. I was in tears after the last one.

  • landofaahs

    It is one heck of a pile ol’ Joe has piled up.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    True – I had some fun with the trio of communists who live in my apartment complex; I told them the democratic moderator had quit at the last minute and Glenn was replacing her.
    Talk about hearing some of the most enjoyable howls!!!

    He does have a large pile built up, the main thing is though, one word misspoke by either of them can change the debate in a heartbeat.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The last one was so one sided, I enjoyed every moment of it.

  • landofaahs

    Biden ought to remember the old saying “When the world suspects you are a fool, it is better to keep your mouth shut and let them guess than to open it and remove all doubt”.

  • landofaahs

    LOL. Yes, Ryan could make one tiny insignicant error and it would be blown out of proportion and wipe out all the stupid things Biden said over the years. People are easily fooled, especially liberal ones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Eddy/1192582678 Bryan Eddy

    As much as i like a good drubbing…I do think this could be cringe tv. Joe Biden debating Ryan is like bringing an idiot to a knife fight.

  • Xray 0-1 Actual

    Even so, Ryan should be ready for anything and everything. While most of the left’s knives are dull butter knives, enough inflicted wounds can still seriously injure.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    I love listening to Joe Biden drunk I hope he prepares with his good old friend Jack Daniels.

  • saugatuckbum@aol.com

    I listened to Joe’s gaffes on the show this morning and had to stop the car I was laughing so hard. Thanks for making my day.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Well, Obama wasn’t at his own debate with Romney. Maybe Biden will show up with some intelligence, but don’t hold your breath. BUT, if he does show some debating skills, there is a slim chance that the DNC might reverse the roles this year, putting Biden on the Presidential ticket and Obama as VP.

    (And then I’d be laughing all the way to the polls to vote for anyone BUT those two idiots)

  • Sunshine Kid

    Or a small breeze

  • Sunshine Kid

    It’s hard to have a political debate when one of the debaters is absent (and Obama was definitely not there). I think he might have been on the golf course in his head thinking about that empty chair of his and wondering if he could use the chair to fill out his suit.

  • VindicatorX

    It is 21:49 at this moment. So far there has been a lot of mugging coming from Joe – he can’t help but look like an idiot. When he does speak, the things he says are not congruent with known facts, he interrupts Ryan, and he speaks in a boorish and demeaning manner. On the other hand, Ryan sticks to the facts, and is respectful, as well as not sitting there like a trained ape like Joe.

    An aside, the moderator is trying to appear to be fair, but she can’t help asking set up questions like “How long will it take for you and Mr. Romney to fix the economy if you are elected?”. Biden sits there grinning, and Ryan deftly and honestly answered her, but offered no specifics. She knew when she asked the question that it was a tar-baby, and hoped Ryan would take the bait – she failed.

    To me, it looks like she wants to help Biden win, but Joe can’t seem to help himself. Instead of looking dignified and sticking to the facts when he answers questions, especially when he interrupts Ryan in an attempt to throw him off, all he manages to do is look like the goofy fool we all know that he is.

    The only reason Biden is Vice President is to serve as life insurance for Obama. He’s a heartbeat away from the Presidency, and that is all the more disturbing when you see how he behaves in this debate.

  • Lioness

    Red faced and giggly!!! Biden tipped a few for sure. A little liquid courage before lying to millions.

  • greywolfrs

    That guy was slurring so bad, I bet he had at least a 1/5.

  • Xray 0-1 Actual

    When analyzing events such as this, I find it helps to try and find some positives and negatives.
    Paul Ryan:
    + Ryan was very detailed in his arguments. He knew what he was talking about. He talked about the stance the Romney administration would take regarding the issues. Ryan’s arguments were solid.
    + His closing statements were pretty good. Like a concluding paragraph in an essay, they summarized what Romney-Ryan was looking to do. If one were to tune in only at the end, the conclusion was bite-sized and very filling.
    - His detail was a double edged sword. While it’s good for people who do the research and analysis, it acts as a turn off to those who won’t do the work and analysis.
    - He didn’t challenge some of Biden’s claims. For example Ryan should have pounced on Biden talking about the Benghazi murders. Biden mentioned that they were acting on initial intel that Benghazi was a protest. Yet, the State Department had already said that there were no protests directly prior to, during, and after the murders. Ryan had other opportunities to challenge like this, but didn’t take them.
    Joe Biden:
    + Biden has been in political debates before, so it would make sense he would have more experience in a debate. On experience alone, he should have had an edge over Ryan. Ryan hasn’t had much debate experience.
    + Biden was aggressive and used rhetoric. If anything, he made Romney look like the bad choice for America. Biden butted in a lot in order to talk and get his 2 cents in. However…
    - He came off as very rude with smiling and the interrupting of Ryan during the debate. To the independent voter, or even any voter in general, the rudeness was a bit of a turn off.
    - As mentioned earlier, there ARE fact-checkers who scrutinize practically anything said during a debate. Some things, like the aforementioned Benghazi murders, may not have been exactly true. This won’t look good to those who do their research.
    With regards to the moderator, I found it extremely frustrating that she did not try and stop Biden from speaking over Ryan. At times, she even cut off Ryan. I’ve already seen many say she is baised.
    From my point of view, I felt like Paul Ryan gets a point in terms of factual accuracy. Ryan may also get a point for likability: his polite composure vs. Biden’s rude behavior. Biden may have got the point running on negative rhetoric. He definitely gave the sense that Romney-Ryan had bad ideas, which unfortunately can influence some voters. In the end, it’s not why I think that matters; I’ve already sided with Romney. It’s what the independent and undecided vote thinks that matters. Whether that vote chooses based on facts, likability, negativity, or emotion we’ll have to see.
    In the end, the voters go to the polls to vote for the presidential candidate. While the vice presidential candidates are a large factor, they aren’t the only factor in the race. The reactions from both campaigns are going to be things to watch out for. How tonight’s debate will be used in the upcoming presidential debates wll also be something to watch for.

  • greywolfrs

    So, just got done watching that “debate,” what a joke. Biden was drunk as hell. He is still trying to sell the 5 trillion dollar tax cut for the rich. Biden is the dumbest person on the planet. Have another drink, Joe.

  • Xray 0-1 Actual

    He did go through some of the different versions of drunkeness. He started with the happy, smiling drunk. Then he went through the rude, irritating drunk. Afterwards, the rambling drunk. A little bit of the angry drunk. And finally, he reached the hangover. He was drained at the end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DAVID.E.ATHERTON David Atherton

    There’s a pile, allright, but it’s not sand!

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    I notice that and how he would not let Ryan get a word in at all.

  • mike

    In the debate, Biden flips the viewers the BIRD.

  • http://lynn-miller.myopenid.com/ Lynn Miller

    I listened to Joe’s gaffes on the show this morning and had to stop the car I was laughing so hard...NDOQESB.Tk

  • ValueSet

    It looks like it was directed towards Ryan, who was sitting to Biden’s left shoulder. My opinion: I think it was done on purpose. He gave Ryan the finger. This would play well to many of the current President’s constituents. ( Kinda like,
    look,” I flipped the bird to Ryan on National television… how cool am I ?”)

  • Sunshine Kid

    *Don’t drive. Too old. But I can still laugh.
    *

  • Anonymous

    courage there is no courage.the tree letter word JOBS, you got the BS right
    !What We have In Administration IS ‘COWARDS’ of ‘AMERITOPIA’!! who follow their bible RulesForRadicals Dedicated To Lucifer! We Need Divine Providence of God To Save US!

  • prairiefire2

    While watching the debate, I kept saying to myself ‘Ryan has been in congress for 7 terms, he will know what to expect from Biden.’ Many times I wished I could be the moderator. Times I wished Ryan were more forceful to get his rebuttal, or points, across. But, all in all, I was proud of Ryan’s performance. It’s his first time in the big leagues. Biden’s been on the stage over 30 yrs. The sooner we get rid of the Obama Admin, the better for all of us.

  • Anonymous