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  •  Biden gave a great "smackdown" (1+ / 0-)
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    therehastobeaway

    for what it was, and smackdown is probably the right word - it coming from the tedious entertainment of pro-wrestling - sort of the 1st "reality show" in a way. I wish that kind of debate style wasn't necessary, but Biden did well to win the thing, etc. Ever since Fox News took hold, interviews and debates are mostly about interrupting people, and it's low brow. It makes our culture worse, and dumber.

    And so sure, Biden did well. And so too did Obama, in the speeches he gave in the days after his 1st debate, and onward, through two debates of his own.

    Biden's debate win has been exaggerated, just as Obama's first debate was exaggerated.

    It's typical.

    Many people just "see" it that way. But then, more than 50% of the country is prejudiced in some way against blacks, so that's going to happen.

    I'm not saying that you're prejudiced, but there's going to be a tendency for some over-correcting to occur because of people's "tastes." And if you're at one point in the spectrum, and I'm at another, then there are a whole bunch of Americans in a much less healthy part of that spectrum.

    And it's tiring.

    Mitt Romney hit his ceiling. And of course. Just look at the guy.

    •  Biden just destroyed Ryan (6+ / 0-)

      Ryan was the poster boy of an intellectual Republican that knows how to balance the budget. After the smackdown by Biden, I think his fame started to fade and his Conservative stardom lost its luster.

      You may not think so much about the VP debate. But it disarmed Ryan and made him look foolish. Before he was a star for the Republican party. Now his future is a bit shaky and he hasn't recovered from the smackdown by Biden.

    •  Critical thought, and critical to understand your (1+ / 0-)
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      tigercub

      thought:

      there's going to be a tendency for some over-correcting to occur because of people's "tastes." And if you're at one point in the spectrum, and I'm at another, then there are a whole bunch of Americans in a much less healthy part of that spectrum.
      Wonderfully stated.  Don't expect majorities of folks to understand this, though.

      Follow me on Twitter: @THTBAW. I crush trolls with truth, boredom with snark, and ignorance with links.

      by therehastobeaway on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 08:12:27 PM PDT

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