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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) debates Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R) during the U.S. vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky October 11, 2012.       REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENT
Republicans are mad as hell that Joe Biden laughed off Paul Ryan's marathon of mistruths:
Vice President Biden's laughter during the vice presidential debate Thursday night is still the talk of Twitter on Friday morning, and is turning into one of themost memorable aspects of the first and only VP debate this cycle.

Republicans think Biden was disrespectful to the American people and laughed off serious issues during Thursday night's debate with Paul Ryan. The Republican National Committee released a new Web video almost immediately after the debate, and members of Mitt Romney's campaign referred to Biden's reaction shots in most of the post-debate interviews.

"These are very serious issues and I'll let the American people judge Vice President Biden in terms of his facial expressions," senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie told "Fox & Friends" on Friday. "I thought it was very disrespectful to the American people."

You see, lying isn't a laughing matter. And if you're a Democrat in a nationally televised debate, the only appropriate response to a dishonest opponent is to nod respectfully and thank him for his forthrightness.

Heaven forbid you should call him out or correct the record. And if you do make that terrible mistake, please, please, whatever you do: do not express amusement as your opponent continues to repeat the same old debunked malarkey in answer after answer. Please. The issues are too damn important.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:50 AM PDT.

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