Clueless Joe Biden

"Paul Ryan is the kid solving calculus problems on the blackboard. Joe Biden is the kid making fart sounds in the back of the room".
Comment: I saw this on FB today .. hits the nail on the head


  1. WSJ: The Bully vs. the Wonk - The Veep's strategy: Show contempt for your opponent.

    On nearly every specific issue on which Mr. Biden attacked, he was demonstrably wrong. The Administration's Medicare actuary really does say that 15% of hospitals will take on operating deficits as a result of ObamaCare's cuts in payments to Medicare providers. The American Enterprise Institute study doesn't say that Mr. Romney's plan will raise taxes on the middle class, and Mr. Ryan's Medicare plan doesn't raise costs for seniors by $6,400. Mr. Biden never even tried to offer a second-term agenda.

    But this 90 minutes wasn't about an exchange of ideas or a debate over policies. It was a Democratic show of contempt for the opposition, an attempt to claim by repetitive assertion that Messrs. Ryan and Romney are radicals who want to destroy "the middle class." Mr. Ryan's cool under assault was a visual rebuttal of that claim, and we certainly know who looked more presidential.

  2. Noonan: A draw on substance, but the vice president loses on style.

    In terms of content—the seriousness and strength of one's positions and the ability to argue for them—the debate was probably a draw, with both candidates having strong moments. But in terms of style, Mr. Biden was so childishly manipulative that it will be surprising if independents and undecideds liked what they saw.

  3. Miller: What Biden didn't say:

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s bizarre behavior in Thursday night’s debate was no accident. The exaggerated expressions and overheated theatrics were meant to distract the public from arriving at the obvious conclusion: This administration has no viable solutions to America’s problems.
    ABC’s Martha Raddatz, moderating the debate, asked Mr. Biden what he would do about the $16.2 trillion debt besides raising taxes on the wealthy. The former Delaware senator had no direct response. Instead, he launched an attack on Mitt Romney’s plan to provide tax relief for everyone.
    Mr. Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, summarized the problem aptly: “We asked the Congressional Budget Office, ‘Tell us what President Obama’s plan is to prevent a debt crisis.’ They said, ‘It’s a speech. We can’t estimate speeches.’ “


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