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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:44 PM

WOW! Matt Taibbi: The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Was Right to Laugh



I've never thought much of Joe Biden. But man, did he get it right in last night's debate, and not just because he walloped sniveling little Paul Ryan on the facts. What he got absolutely right, despite what you might read this morning (many outlets are criticizing Biden's dramatic excesses), was his tone. Biden did absolutely roll his eyes, snort, laugh derisively and throw his hands up in the air whenever Ryan trotted out his little beady-eyed BS-isms.

But he should have! He was absolutely right to be doing it. We all should be doing it. That includes all of us in the media, and not just paid obnoxious-opinion-merchants like me, but so-called "objective" news reporters as well. We should all be rolling our eyes, and scoffing and saying, "Come back when you're serious."

The load of balls that both Romney and Ryan have been pushing out there for this whole election season is simply not intellectually serious. Most of their platform isn't even a real platform, it's a fourth-rate parlor trick designed to paper over the real agenda cutting taxes even more for super-rich dickheads like Mitt Romney, and getting everyone else to pay the bill.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/the-vice-presidential-debate-joe-biden-was-right-to-laugh-20121012#ixzz29DZ4E4t6

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Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 #1
arely staircase Oct 2012 #2
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YvonneCa Oct 2012 #7
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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:57 PM

1. 7 recs and no comments? This is a really good article. nt

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:08 PM

2. my favorite part

"The Romney/Ryan platform makes sense, and is not laughable, in only one context: if you're a multi-millionaire and you recognize that this is the only way to sell your agenda to mass audiences. But if you're not one of those rooting gazillionaires, you should laugh, you should roll your eyes, and it doesn't matter if you're the Vice President or an ABC reporter or a toll operator. You should laugh, because this stuff is a joke, and we shouldn't take it seriously.?



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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:24 PM

3. Good read.

Taibbi really sums it up.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:42 PM

4. I'm going to recommend this article every time I see it.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:05 PM

7. Same here. Tweeted it...

...too.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:49 PM

5. 5 replies now

Just wanted to add one along with my rec.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:58 PM

6. He is exactly right! Extreme BS, Paul Ryan Edition

I've been really ticked at all media since the rush to declare Romney the winner of the first debate. He absolutely was not if you consider his lies and almost too aggressive tone most of the time. I think he was on uppers with his hyperactivity and blinking eyes. Ryan was dumbfounded that ole' Joe wasn't buyin' his BS. Extreme BS, Paul Ryan Edition

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