I was home last night watching the Ryan/Biden debate and was blown away that old Joe was laughing at some really inappropriate times, like when he was blaming Obama’s 9/11.2 failure on the US intelligence services.
He’s always been something of a buffoon as far as I’m concerned, but last nights display put even him over the top:
Biden came over as a windbag and a demagogue. His constant interruptions, his phony and inappropriate laughter and his grimace of a smile framed his bombast and looked like a schoolboy making faces at a rival. He had the manners and affect of a longshoreman at a union hall or a brawler in a bar.
How can voters – especially women – look at that performance and not cringe in embarrassment?
In his caricature of a politician, Biden made clear how much the Obama administration survives by a combination of negative attacks and the rawest kind of demagogic appeal.He reduced his arguments for taxing the rich to thuggary and was so obviously pandering to populism as to be disgusting to all but the most committed Occupiers.
Biden did it so often it’s now become a GOP campaign commercial –
Joe the yuckster