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  •  Very well done! (15+ / 0-)

    I wondered if, when Biden said Ryan was now trying to be Jack Kennedy, Ryan wet himself just a little bit.  Sure had that look on his face a couple, three times last night.  Heee

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 08:47:10 AM PDT

    •  Joe invoked Quayle AND Palin last night (3+ / 0-)
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      Nothing quite as good as Cheney's "Senator, I don't believe I've ever met you ...", but still good.

      Am I right, or am I right? - The Singing Detective

      by Clem Yeobright on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 08:57:30 AM PDT

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      •  Which, for the record, was a LIE. (0+ / 0-)

        Cheney had met Edwards before.

        And it was Elizabeth Edwards who told Dick that immediately when she went on stage.  You can see her saying it on the tape, and she's emphatic and shaming about it.  RIP.

    •  doesn't know Jack... (4+ / 0-)
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      "Jack" was an affectionate nickname used by President Kennedy's contemporaries.  It rang false when someone born six years and a few months after President Kennedy was assassinated referred to him in a too-familiar way. "JFK" or "President Kennedy" would have been much more appropriate.  Lyin'Ryan's use of "Jack" seemed like a calculated attempt to give him some insider gravitas, and it did not work.  

      I knew George Washington.  He had a distinct presence every day in my Second Grade classroom, in a portrait directly above the chalkboard.  And you, Lyin'Ryan, are no George Washington.  

      •  And it's that level of calculation ... (3+ / 0-)
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        ... that made me agree fully, after reading a diary here, that the "tender anecdote" about Romney/Ryan having met a man at a campaign stop who lost his family in a car crash was nothing more than an attempt to throw Joe off his game, or make him tear up so they could have another bullet for their "weakness" belt.  That carefully chosen and obviously rehearsed story was apropos of nothing, delivered at the beginning in the hopes of setting a tone.

        That kind of smarmy tactic is what Republicans have become.

        •  I thought that right away. (0+ / 0-)

          It made no sense in the 'Mitt Romney knows cars" seque. And the minute he said car accident I thought "you little fuck". Because there was no doubt that they had rehearsed him. That when Biden would inevitably bring up Detroit, he could tell the accident story and throw him off his game. Joe being a professional, and a man of integrity handle it with such class and dignity. Ryan should have melted away in Shame after that. Shows what a horrid human he really is that he kept on going. Smarmy bastard.

          "I think of the right-wing Republicans as jihadists; they’re as crazy as those people. They want to destroy the country that we want to save." Paul Auster

          by zesty grapher on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 05:52:19 PM PDT

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