143 Responses to “The VP Debate, Part 3”


  1. October 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      October 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      You wouldn’t think it when you see him on TV, but sometimes Bill Burton is a hoot on Twitter!

  2. 3 Mariele K.
    October 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Amen to Joe. Love him. He is killing this twit.

  3. 4 ranman11
    October 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Congrats Tien

  4. 6 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Ryan going for sincerity….yikes! 🙄

  5. 8 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Perfect pic, Chips!

  6. October 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Everyone should follow @BarackObama. His Twitter feed is having a FIELD DAY with this debate. Almost makes one think they had it planned like this…. nah.

  7. 10 Gangerworld
    October 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I smell a beat down coming from Joe Biden in T-minus 5…4…3…2…

  8. 11 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Favorite line: “now you’re Jack Kennedy?”

  9. 12 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    It would be so sweet if this debate beatdown was followed by this twerp losing his House seat. “Rising star” MY ASS!

  10. October 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  11. 18 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Joe is so soft and earnest when he talks about abortion. It’s a sensitive issue and that is the tone to take unlike ‘me-tarzan’ maroon like tone of the lying little pos.

  12. 20 donna dem 4 obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    hahahahahaha!!!!

  13. 22 sherijr
    October 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    okay finally here.. I was able to watch earlier for like 10 minutes during the Iran portion.. and Ryan w/ his nasty little smirky smirky was ticking me off, but Joe was purrrfect.

  14. 23 prettyfoot58
    October 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

  15. 24 Gangerworld
    October 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Perhaps some day, your (Ryan’s) children will serve as well (in the mlitary). HA! No fucking likely!

  16. 26 daisydem
    October 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Joe Biden raised two sons! Maybe he figures tonight he has to raise a 3rd one.

    • 27 daisydem
      October 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Joe’s sons or at least one of them served in the military. Joe knows what he is talking about … Joe feels what he is talking about. I love this man.

  17. October 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

  18. 29 sherijr
    October 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I don’t agree with this question, its one soldier who doesn’t like the tone… perhaps he should worry about the truth. How are we to fight back against lies? Joe is handling it very well.

    • 30 theo67
      October 12, 2012 at 1:26 am

      Maybe someone should ask them whether it’s the tone they don’t like or the truth about Romney. One Dem said last week to Eric Cantor, when accused of attacking him, “I’m not attacking you – I’m describing you”. They may not like what they’re hearing, but that doesn’t negate the fact or the truth.

  19. 31 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    47% again!

  20. 32 prettyfoot58
    October 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

  21. 34 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Zing. 47% are takers. Joe brings it in.

  22. 35 Smoothscotch
    October 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

  23. 37 dudette9t9
    October 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

  24. 38 prettyfoot58
    October 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Ut ohhhhhhhhhhh….Joe Biden went there….47%

  25. 39 sherijr
    October 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    wow Ryan is so over the top in his BS, this is crazy.

  26. 41 sherijr
    October 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Wow isn’t this the tone, her soldier questioned??

  27. 42 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    the little pos goes on attack on a question about all the negativity ? what a fucking little maroon.

  28. 43 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Pure lies! I hate that he gets the last word! Fucker.

  29. 44 Smoothscotch
    October 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

  30. 45 99ts
    October 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Haha – Ryan has gone negative while answering question on a negative campaign

  31. 46 Elle in MI
    October 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Ok, now ryan is just talking out of his a55 now, everything coming out of his mouth is a LIE. Get ‘im Joe! Everything he’s saying is a lie.

  32. 47 Gangerworld
    October 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Wow, Ryan’s using the most of his last word to pack in as many lies as humanly possible.

  33. 48 hopefruit2
    October 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Ryan is just flailing at this point. He’s just saying anything..lie after lie.

  34. 49 donna dem 4 obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    For those who will be tuning into cable please be ready to pushback on this.

    • 50 amk for obama
      October 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      The pundtwits go fuck each other.

    • 51 theo67
      October 12, 2012 at 1:34 am

      We knew they’d come back with that, and if President Obama had been aggressive last week, they’d have used that line on him. They’re so predictable. As soon as I heard them talking about VP Biden’s teeth, I knew the game was rigged. Tomorrow, they will expand on this concept to give Ryan the win. They know they’re losing.

  35. 52 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Joe is calling out the lies of the thug.

  36. 53 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Ryan:honesty!!!! Hahahahahah

  37. 54 Gangerworld
    October 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Did Paul Ryan just answer with “Honesty”? I nearly literally fell off my chair laughing.

  38. October 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

  39. October 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

  40. 62 Elle in MI
    October 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Joe should say you need people who don’t lie, now is the time to point out the issue.

  41. 63 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Biden did great.

  42. 64 Smoothscotch
    October 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Feeling a bit warm from this debate and slurping my drink. (Maybe that has something to do with it). Excellent job VP BIDEN. OUTSTANDING no matter whateverthehell those PUNDITS say.

  43. 66 ranman11
    October 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    VP Biden has destroyed Ryan’s reputation tonight.

  44. 67 sherijr
    October 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    that smirk.. who smirks while talking about war w/ Iran… about everything this knucklehead smirks.

  45. 68 Pamela
    October 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I’m turning it off after the wrap. Fuck off, Ryan, you are not worth it.

  46. 69 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    30% and 47% again from Joe. He knocked out this out of the park along with the little pos’s ass with it.

  47. 70 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Ryan goes off as insincere and young. Biden talked with heart, Ryan: talking points.

  48. 71 sherijr
    October 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    trust this Ryan,.. the honor was all yours.

    All I can say is this country had damn well better be able to tell the truth from all the fiction this fool is spewing & vote POTUS in a landslide.

  49. 72 dudette9t9
    October 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    /large

  50. 73 Gangerworld
    October 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    No matter how Ryan finishes his statement, Joe Biden utterly crushed him tonight, and he knew it. This was his one chance and he knows he got crushed. I wonder how the media will spin this. Should be an interesting few days.

  51. 74 prettyfoot58
    October 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Awsomeeeeeeeeee Awsomeeeeeeeee wrap up by the VP…

  52. 75 Mariele K.
    October 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Joe is the man!! Nuff said.

  53. 76 cindysweatt
    October 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    PR: Honesty—I guess he will be turning over a new leaf. Seriously?

  54. 77 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    job creator, blah, blah,blah from the lying little pos.

  55. 79 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Marta did a great job!

  56. October 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Ok I need a gimlet. Who’s with me?

  57. 89 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Joe having a conco with Ryan’s mommy. Hahahaha! I love Joe!

  58. 91 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    My score

    Joe – + 10

    Mod – + 9

    Lying little pos – Bruised ass.

  59. 92 yardarm756
    October 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    All I heard from Ryan was talking points.

  60. October 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm

  61. 96 cookemom
    October 11, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Phone lines will be opening up for call-in Dems, Repub, and Indies on CSPAN. That’s where you get a real feel for how the average informed voter thinks about the debate. No pundit filters.

  62. 97 RinaX
    October 11, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Ryan staring into the camera at me during his close was one of the most frightening experiences I’ve had in a while.

  63. 99 dudette9t9
    October 11, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    • 100 theo67
      October 12, 2012 at 1:42 am

      Maybe if the media had spent the last four years pointing out facts like this, they wouldn’t be screaming these facts when the right is too far gone to care.

  64. 101 nabsentia23
    October 11, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I wanted to turn off the first Presidential debate between Romney and Obama because Romney kept lying. 99% of what Romney said was a lie.

    Now, I want to turn off the VP debate because Ryan refuses to get specific. When asked what constitutes justifible grounds for military intervention, Ryan said, “a threat to our National Security.” Hello! This is a vague term. What exactly does this mean! Be more specific! Maybe you can’t be more specific because you know very well that the American public doesn’t want any more wars. At least Biden gave us the year of 2014 as to when we will pull out of Afghanistan. All you said was that “we need to keep the gains we’ve made.”

    Look Paul Ryan! You and I are firm members of Generation X. And, you sold yourself here in Washington as a policy wonk. So, why is it that the old, crusty Baby Boomer, Joe Biden is beating your ass on specifics!!!!!! Policy wonks are suppose to be specific about what they talk about (even if the rest of the world doesn’t understand them). You’ve been dealing in general, vague terms throughout this debate. You even piggy-backed what Biden said when talking about Syria. Biden said that the Obama administration was working with those in the region to determine who should be supported against Assad. Then, you turn around and said that our government should work with “freedom fighters” in Syria. Hello! You just agreed with Biden and Obama despite your best efforts not to.

    You know what you should do, Paul Ryan… Leave DC and focus all your attention maintaining your biceps because you’re not cutting here in the National City!!!!

  65. 102 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 11, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    For he’s a jolly good fella, for he’s a jolly good fella, for he’s a jolly good feeeellllllaaaaaa —- that nobody can deny!

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Joe ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    • 103 dudette9t9
      October 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      Which nobody can deny, which nobody can deny!!!! For he’s a jolly good felloooooowwwwww, which nobody can DENY!!!!!

      Wooot!!!

  66. 104 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  67. 105 hopefruit2
    October 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  68. October 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Wow, that was intense. Joe did a splendid job. I guarantee you POTUS is dialing him right now to congratulate him.

    Paul Ryan is a smarmy know-nothing weasel who couldn’t give you a detail if his life depended on it. RIDICULOUS.

  69. 111 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  70. 113 dudette9t9
    October 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Good time to drop a few coins in the campaign bucket!!!

  71. 115 utaustinliberal
    October 11, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you Joe Biden. He knocked the stuffing out of Paul Ryan.

    Martha Raddatz did her job as a moderator. Paul Ryan looked and sounded like an idiot.

  72. 117 jackiegrumbacher
    October 11, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I was so proud of Joe Biden and I swear if I had to see that Ryan smirk and those dopey eyes for one more minute, I would have kicked in the tv. JMy husband said he looked like a used car salesman. Joe was a real person; he knew his facts, he didn’t take any guff and he kept delivering the truth. I don’t care what anyone says, I fell in love with him all over again. Marta put Jim Lehrer to shame. She was on top of things and didn’t let up. Good for her.

  73. October 11, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Steve Schmidt is an idiot!

    • 119 anniebella
      October 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      When you think of Steve Schmidt all you have to do is remember he is part of the team who pick Sarah Palin, enough said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 120 theo67
        October 12, 2012 at 1:47 am

        He didn’t just pick Palin, he groomed her to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency, knowing that she was crazy and dangerous and totally incompetent. It says a lot that MSNBC thinks his opinion is worth anything after that.

  74. 121 Eveingeorgia
    October 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Joe was everything we needed him to be plus some. His answer to abortion and his closing statement were absolutely stunning!

  75. 122 cluny
    October 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    JOE THE HERO AGAIN!

  76. 125 cookemom
    October 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    OK so are we to assume that everyone is Catholic now? No offense, but why is Catholicism in a governmental debate/ I see the abortion issue and other personal social issues, but why the need to identify them as if only Catholics view on the matter is relevant? Religion has no place in the debate imo.

    • 126 dudette9t9
      October 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Totally agree. I cringed at that question, but at least Joe answered it well.

    • 127 theo67
      October 12, 2012 at 2:06 am

      I think it was ok – although, the right wing are the ones who’ve made it an issue in this campaign. It’s the first time both VP nominees were Catholic, and the Catholic bishops have made a mess of things. With the Catholic bishops entering the political debate, and attacking the Nuns on the Bus, it was important for Catholics to see the contrast. VP Biden seems much more authentically Catholic than Romney, who worships an atheist who hates people. The “Catholic vote” doesn’t exist, and I’ve heard a ton of people who are Catholic actually say that VP Biden’s answer sold them. Plus, the Catholic church denounced Ryan’s plan – this question allowed VP Biden to address a whole host of assumptions and details. It’s horrible that this entered the debate, but it was important that the opportunity to present a contrast was made available.

      • 128 cookemom
        October 12, 2012 at 9:06 am

        Until and unless all religions practiced in America are given the same importance, than there is no need to have the candidates religious affiliation identified. It’s bad enough that we allow religion to play such a large part in politics. I think we give the Catholic church way too much importance. There views are no more important than those of other religions.

        • 129 theo67
          October 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

          I wholeheartedly agree with you in theory. However, in reality, the GOP have made this a religious fight, violating the Constitution’s mandate. They have drafted religious institutions to carry their water for them, and have declared this Administration to be waging a “war on religious freedom”. And many people are buying into those lies. It has to be addressed. It’s not just the Catholics in this fight, though – it’s also the entire protestant foundation of the evangelical right. It’s very unfortunate that they’ve gone this route.

  77. October 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    5,800 tweets . . .

  78. October 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Once again MSNBC fail. Albeit, Ed said Buden did great, but he just said Ryan- mission accomplished.
    What?

    • 132 kathryn kivett
      October 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      It’s Ed, what more do you need to know? AH…not you Jovie

    • October 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Mission accomplished – he managed not to run off the stage in tears!

    • 134 Obama Grandmama
      October 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      I am watching the MSNBC debate recap and they are all positive about Joe other than Steve Schmidt who is their GOP representative. I see nothing negative in their reviews. I did watch the debate on C-Span before turning to Rachel and gang.

  79. 135 kathryn kivett
    October 11, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    There is a song trying to run through my head…can’t think of the name or singer…something like….da da da da I’m in Love…What is it?…Damn, I hate being old……da da da da I’m in Love…..bouncy, just like Joey…

  80. 136 anniebella
    October 11, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I didn’t watch the debate, how did my Joe do?

  81. 138 yardarm756
    October 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    While it’s obvious to the most casual observer that Biden kick butt, The pundits and talking heads are parsing this as a kinda split decision (CNN). MSNBC is leaning in Biden’s favor butttttt, he tripped up in a coupla places.
    These people must have a lot of skin in the game to keep shit going.

  82. 143 vitaminlover
    October 12, 2012 at 2:20 am

    President Obama, Vice-President Biden–smelling like a rose.

    Willard and Paulie–left for dead.


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