Hey Girl, It’s Debate Time Open Thread

Here we go! It’s that time of the week again. Who was the genius who scheduled one debate a week for the final four weeks? Bet Team Obama is regretting that now.

Anyway, I’m watching on C-SPAN, per usual. I’ve got my trusty 12 pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and I’ll be drinking on the following cues:

  • Every time Paul Ryan smiles
  • Every time Joe Biden chuckles
  • Every time Martha Raddatz rolls her eyes
  • For every mention of Medicare
  • For every mention of abortion or “War on Women”

Feel free to add your own drinking rules in comments. This is an open thread.

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273 Responses to Hey Girl, It’s Debate Time Open Thread

  1. DM says:

    I had seen this headline before today: “Obama mocks Romney”
    I googled the headline, and as expected, it’s been Obama’s favorite pastime.
    The voters must have expected Myiq in his clown attire at the debate 🙂

    Obama mocks Romney, says rival is hiding his viewsBoston Herald-
    4 hours ago

    On day after debate, Obama mocks Romney, defends Big BirdLos Angeles Times-Oct 4, 2012
WASHINGTON — With his flaccid debate performance against Republican Mitt Romney in the rear-view mirror, President Obama spent his travels Thursday …

    Obama mocks Romney on ’47 percent’ remarks during Univision forumWashington Post-Sep 20, 2012
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — At a forum for Latino voters Thursday in Florida, President Obama accused Republicans of thwarting his immigration efforts and …

    Obama mocks Romney’s ‘newfound outrage’ on ChinaLos Angeles Times-Sep 26, 2012
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – President Obama on Wednesday compared GOP nominee Mitt Romneyto a fox guarding the henhouse when it comes to cracking 

    Obama pollster mocks Romney campaign ‘fantasy’Politico (blog)-Sep 25, 2012
Obama pollster mocks Romney campaign ‘fantasy’ … “That reality may be uncomfortable for theRomney campaign, but this will be  an electorate that has been …

    Obama mocks Romney campaignUSA TODAY (blog)-Sep 29, 2012
Gallup Poll: Obama leads Romney … Obama mocks Romney campaign ‘reboot’ … 2012 – President Obama isn’t just attacking Mitt Romney’s policy proposals …

    • DM says:

      Cutter: “Are you suggesting we’re playing politics? 😯

    • angienc says:

      Ben LaBolt, Team Obama’s communications director (and just as brazen a liar as Cutter –note how he repeats the $5 trillion tax cut lie & the bullshit on Romney changing his pro-life position) had a testy interview on an Ohio radio show today too:

      Remember just a few days ago when Team Obama tried to start the “Ryan got testy at local tv interview” b.s. meme? Yeah, it’s called karma.

  2. carol haka says:

    Palin sat patiently as o’reilly tried to spin up some ridiculous assertions regarding her debate with biden. 🙂

    • cj says:

      I don’t know how that pompous windbag still has a show. God, he’s infuriating. I also noticed that she wouldn’t let him cut her off mid-sentence, which is a feat in itself.

  3. Congrats on the Giants win, Myiq2xu!

    It is a good omen for sure!

    (hi simo and toni!!)

  4. votermom says:

    The set up of the debate mod seems awkward.

  5. myiq2xu says:

    If you follow those drinking rules you won’t last 1/2 hour.

  6. DM says:

    I wore my SF Giant cap today. I’m so proud of that team, coming back from a 2 game deficit.

  7. Honey, I’m home! Just in time. Had to let my class out five minutes early.

  8. cj says:

    Carl Cameron said the Dems think this is their’s tonight. That’s what they’re circulating to their supporters.

  9. votermom says:

    I thought the scary lady said no breathing – I can definitely hear the audience breathing on c-span

  10. Here we go—I’m excited!!!

  11. DM says:

    I’m nervous.

  12. SYD says:

    Why do I feel this is a trap?

  13. “go back and forth between the two since that’s what a VP would do” = I’m going to try to trip Ryan up.

  14. Ryan is tooooooooo cute….

  15. myiq2xu says:

    Joe’s hairplugs are looking good.

  16. swanspirit says:

    Libya ! right off the bat .

  17. wmcb says:

    I think Ryan will do well, but not expecting a knockout. Joe can actually BS very well.

  18. well, Raddatz got right to the point….

  19. myiq2xu says:

    Easy set-up question for Biden

  20. Biden’s a windbag….

  21. votermom says:

    Boom! They first blamed a youtube vid, now they’re blaming RR.

  22. wmcb says:

    Great line by Ryan: Paris amb has marine guard, not Libya?

  23. swanspirit says:

    Joe thinks it is ok to laugh ??

  24. Joe laughing at him will not play well.

  25. look at that shit eating grin on Biden’s face—-WTF does that mean?

  26. votermom says:

    Malarkey! *drink*

  27. myiq2xu says:

    Forget your lines, Joe?

  28. DM says:

    The intelligence told them a lie? That’s b.s.

  29. stop pointing that finger gasbag!!

  30. Leaks from intelligence community coming tomorrow. “You will NOT throw us under the bus, be-otch.”

  31. mcnorman says:

    What about the ass going to Las Vegas as bodies were brought home?

  32. cj says:

    Fucking liar

  33. HELENK says:

    the first two minutes I want to smack biden for being an ignorant ass.
    smirking does not become a vice president

  34. Did I go to spam for not swearing enough? Or did my comment just disappear into the toobz?

  35. britgirls says:

    Biden’s grinning like an idiot. Gawd! o.o

  36. wmcb says:

  37. myiq2xu says:

    Don’t let Paul get on a roll.

  38. cj says:

    She cut Ryan off !!!! Jaysus

  39. SYD says:

    Ryan is doing well. IMO. Joe just has that shit eating green.

  40. DM says:

    Biden grins inappropriately, imho.

  41. oh man—-Biden’s face is making him go down….totally disrespectful and arrogant.

  42. votermom says:

  43. myiq2xu says:

    That made no sense.

  44. Joe keeps snickering and laughing- he is trying, I think, to come across as the friendly adult correcting a misinformed child.
    It isn’t working, He is looking as snotty as his boss.

  45. cj says:

    Mocking, just like Obama. Terrible

  46. britgirls says:

    Certainly not as interesting as the first debate. Ho hum.

  47. swanspirit says:

    Joe seems a bit drunk , even if he is dry his brain is wet

  48. cj says:

    She cut Ryan off again. I’d like to see how the focus groups are rating this.

  49. carol haka says:

    I hate the camera amgle. And poor biden looks like an idiot.

  50. taw46 says:

    Bibi’s my friend.

  51. votermom says:

    Bidenus Interruptus

  52. mcnorman says:

    Good gawd what a lot of crapoola

  53. Malarkey again! DRINK!

  54. taw46 says:

    Seriously, is Joe drunk?

  55. OldCoastie says:

    listening, not watching… Biden’s tone is not coming across very well… sounds like he has a headache and is dealing with a naughty child.

  56. is it me or is Biden making absolutely NO SENSE???? He seems incoherent to me

  57. myiq2xu says:

    Is Biden drunk?

  58. myiq2xu says:

    When Joe gets ready to interrupt he starts smiling.

  59. mcnorman says:

    Who let Biden snort the nitrous oxide?

  60. swanspirit says:

    What about letting terrorists getting dirty bombs !

  61. britgirls says:

    Okay … now she sounds like she’s arguing with Ryan. WTH? Just ask the questions lady.

  62. wyntre says:


    Biden is scary. He’s hysterical. He’s shouting. He’s rambling and now he says let’s everyone calm down when he’s the one who is cracking.

    His responses are juvenile and bar room drunk style. He is too theatrical and DRUNK!

  63. Lulu says:

    I am going to have to change channel or have nightmares about big teeth.

  64. This debate is annoying. Raddatz isn’t really letting things flow very well

  65. myiq2xu says:

    Martha looks like Sandra Bernhardt’s older sister.

    • hahahahahaha—–the problem is that Biden’s too “hot” for TV. His style is more effective live rather than on TV. His tone is too big, his facial expressions are too big, and those teeth????

  66. DM says:

    I’m trying to see both side. I think it’s fairly even, but Biden is condescending.

  67. myiq2xu says:

    Joe thinks he’s winning

  68. taw46 says:

    Got all his attack lines in there in one statement.

  69. OldCoastie says:

    I don’t “contempt” is going to play all that well…

  70. cj says:

    She’s letting Biden filibuster.

  71. wyntre says:

    Biden is like a hungry greasy used car salesman trying desperately to get the sale.

    What a turn off. He sounds confrontational, aggressive, and has a nasty tone in his voice. Very ugly.

    I’ve had it up to here with the 47% . . .

    Why doesn’t Ryan interrupt since Radditz won’t give him a chance to reply.

  72. myiq2xu says:

    Now we’re in Ryan’s comfort zone.

  73. votermom says:

  74. Joe Biden’s performance tonight is going to hurt him. And Team Obama. He’s set up another stark contrast. Unserious versus serious. And it’s going to hurt.

  75. DM says:

    Ryan is strongest with the economy.

  76. taw46 says:

    Zinger to Joe!

  77. myiq2xu says:

  78. Gotcha!!! Add Ryan….

  79. swanspirit says:


  80. cj says:

    How much did you give to charity, Joe?

  81. DM says:

    Oh God, Biden is using wife’s death for no reason in a political debate. Bad form.

  82. cj says:

    Ryan has got to explain the GM bankruptcy quote

  83. jjmtacoma says:

    Seems like some of Biden’s argument was practiced answers but they don’t seem to be a response to what is actually being said.

  84. britgirls says:

    Haaaa! Sometimes the words don’t come out of your mouth the right way. 😀

  85. votermom says:

  86. jjmtacoma says:

    I think he sounds better than obama did though… ouch.

  87. swanspirit says:

    I am so sick of Joe laughing

  88. I hope that people aren’t thinking that Biden’s doing a good job

  89. votermom says:

  90. taw46 says:

    It’s just all a big f**king joke to Biden.

  91. DM says:

    Biden’s snicker is really annoying. Democrats may not find it annoying, but independents might.

  92. hmm- lots of “Joe’s winning” tweets. what debate are they watching?

  93. carol haka says:

    Biden looks like a loon!

  94. mcnorman says:

    What a jerk! Why doesn’t Martha shut the ass down?

  95. OldCoastie says:

    The laughing does make him look desperate (finally looked at the tv)

  96. Simofish says:

    Biden is annoying. I think his body language, smirks, is gonna bite him in the ass.

  97. Simofish says:

    Biden is treating him like a kid. NO RESPECT.
    And the moderator is an IDIOT.

  98. Biden talks like he’s about to have a stroke

  99. wmcb says:

    Joe is coming across like a huge dick. The women in the CNN focus group DO NOT LIKE him.

  100. DM says:

    I think the common voter will be turned off by this debate. The moderator is doing a terrible job, imho.

  101. votermom says:

    Biden thinks this is Occupy the Debate

  102. pipermn says:

    What a jackass – I can barely stand to listen to that old drunk, joe, joe.

  103. cj says:

    Martha sucks

  104. Karma says:

    Geez…between Biden and the moderator it is stunning Ryan can get anything out.

    And when Ryan gets too close to finishing his point (and possibly a good sound clip) and she cuts it off.

  105. OldCoastie says:

    how much is 800 million billion, Joe?

  106. myiq2xu says:

  107. Karma says:

    Biden gets all of his sound bit lines out though.

  108. votermom says:

  109. DeniseVB says:

    Joe’s not making any sense at all. Nor are his comments matching anything Obama’s done during his term.

  110. carol haka says:

    This is ludicrous. Ryan needs to say excuse me when both of them start interrupting him. 👿

  111. DM says:

    Ryan is giving an excellent explanation of his tax proposal.

  112. myiq2xu says:

  113. Simofish says:

    I wish Joe would just get up and leave. He looks like he wants to.

  114. mcnorman says:

    Doesn’t the stagehand have one of those long hooks to yank his ass out?

  115. swanspirit says:

    OMG Joe is a pig !

  116. Biden is rude—-rude rude rude……

  117. wmcb says:

    According to time clock, Joe is just flat not letting Ryan speak.

  118. DM says:

    I’ve heard enough of this debate. I’m done.

  119. cj says:

    Katie Pavlich‏@KatiePavlich

    This debate should be renamed: Joe Biden and the Moderator Interrupt Paul Ryan! #vpdebate

  120. BTW—-Ryan is doing a great job. His contrast with Biden is very appealing. It is Ryan who is coming across as a thinking and measured person. Biden is coming across as a maniac

    • DM says:

      I think so. He did a great job with the tax issue. I’ll continue reading this blog to get what is going on. I can’t stand Joe.

  121. driguana says:

    Look at it this way…Biden is a heart beat away from the presidency…followed by Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Wasserman Smuck…Hilary, I Gore…wow. who do the Democrats really have?? Very sad…

  122. carol haka says:

    This is total bullshit. I can’t believe what I am seeing. What a clown! 👿

  123. Karma says:

    This is ridiculous.

  124. swanspirit says:

    Ryan needs to interrupt

  125. myiq2xu says:

  126. DM says:

    You have to stay tuned to let me know what is going on! I couldn’t listen anymore.

  127. cj says:

    What a f’n train wreck.

  128. taw46 says:

    She is pissing me off, yeah, right, she is a fair moderator. Won’t let him make any points.

  129. myiq2xu says:

  130. DM says:

    I’m reading the WSJ blog too.

    Talking tax policy is right in Mr. Ryan’s wheelhouse, and he looks as comfortable as he has all night answering this question. He’s probably rattled off 24 statistics in the course of his two-minute answer. He says the Obama administration’s tax policies would raise taxes on middle class.

  131. myiq2xu says:

  132. OldCoastie says:

    now he is scolding Martha…

  133. swanspirit says:

    This moderator is a bitch

    • cj says:

      Laura Ingraham‏@IngrahamAngle

      Why does Raddatz want to “move on” when Ryan is getting traction?

  134. myiq2xu says:

  135. Karma says:

    OMG…Ryan got to finish his point.

  136. myiq2xu says:

  137. HELENK says:

    that moderator must be getting alimony from her ex that works for backtrack.

    Ryan has more patience than I do.

  138. Underwhelmed says:

    Who chooses the moderators? Is it a coincidence that there’s a woman moderating this one, against Paul Ryan, behaving like a Dem shill? Because if he shows any temper, if he calls her on the crap, he’s just fed the War on Women bullshit. He’s walking a tightrope made of razor wire. I can’t believe anyone but Koolaid drinkers will fall for this hyperpartisan, co-ordinated rubbish.

    • Karma says:

      I thought the same. How convenient.

      And the weird thing is that Ryan is respectful when he debates but Biden’s stump speeches have these weirdly aggressive moments which stand out even worse while talking AT Martha rather than the large audience he has been stumping in front of.

      So it just prevents Ryan from trying to take control of the interruptions.

  139. cj says:

    STFU Martha

  140. DM says:

    From WSJ blog

    So were promised feisty, which we are getting. But I’m wondering what the tiny sliver of undecided voters will make of some of these exchanges, such as the recent one on taxes, where the two candidates (and the moderator) interrupted each other constantly. There must have been a five-minute period where Mr. Ryan didn’t finish a sentence.

  141. OldCoastie says:

    Joe’s drunk…

    Martha is catching it every time he doesn’t like the question.

  142. Simofish says:

    Does the moderator sound condescending towards Ryan

  143. swanspirit says:

    wow Now Joe is arguing with her?

  144. myiq2xu says:

    • cj says:

      Awfully. And he flashes his big toothy grin at the same time, which makes me cringe.

    • Karma says:

      Pounding and pointing isn’t helping much either.

      I hope Martha has months of nightmares with that 3 feet away and being directed at her.

  145. swanspirit says:

    The calendar works every year LOL

  146. DM says:

    From what I watched, Biden came across as an ugly condescending a-hole

    • sleepyhead says:

      He was an ugly condescending a-hole way back when he was excoriating Anita Hill (for which I have never forgiven him, BTW) and now he is an ugly condescending a-hole who appears to be losing his marbles.

  147. wmcb says:

    Wait, did Biden just claim he voted against both wars??!!??!

  148. I’m watching CNN and Biden has spoken two minutes longer than Ryan

  149. JohnSmart says:

    the moderator is working for Obama/Biden.

  150. britgirls says:

    OMG … poor meeeeee! I’ve been watching this for an hour and now my husband just got home and wants to rewind and watch the whole thing again.

  151. carol haka says:

    I think Ryan gets to take Air Force 2 home tonight just as a national security issue alone. 👿

  152. myiq2xu says:

  153. swanspirit says:

    Now, Joe sounds like a loud drunk in a bar repeating himself

  154. Lulu says:

    Afghans to do the job, Afghans to do the job, Afghans to do the job. Old Joe is exhibiting some cognitive deficiencies.

  155. this is painful and I’m falling asleep……

  156. myiq2xu says:

  157. Lulu says:

    Does Joe have a whoopee cushion that is going off intermittently to make him grin at such odd times?

  158. pipermn says:

    Thank goodness for the mute button. Any respect I had for Martha is gone – she is a huge a-hole. She should have worn her I Love Obama and Biden sweatshirt.

  159. Karma says:

    Bitch you better not cut off his story about his little girl.

  160. DM says:

    WSJ blog:

    Paul Ryan doesn’t have Joe Biden’s experience on foreign-policy matters, but he seems to have a strong grasp on the range of subjects covered so far.

  161. Simofish says:

    Biden and Martha need to shut their pie hole

  162. DM says:

    If the VP debate is to give the voters an idea as to whether the VP is up to the task of being president, I think that voters will agree Ryan is.
    I’m not sure I’d say the same about Biden.

  163. wyntre says:

    Biden is the drunk at the bar; Martha is the unhappy bartender, and Ryan is the unfortunate salesman caught in the middle.”

    Shame;essly stolen from my pal moononpluto.

  164. myiq2xu says:

  165. Karma says:

    Ryan will get a few seconds to respond….Martha tells the truth

  166. myiq2xu says:

    Apparently Joe Biden decided to drunk blog this debate.

    • DM says:

      People who drink are pickled, so even if they’ve not touched a drop, the effects of drinking their whole life impacts their every moment.

      • Lulu says:

        Their brains rewire so to speak. I think Biden has mood swings that are very apparent from this debate. It seems to have little to do with what is going on around him.

  167. cj says:


  168. swanspirit says:

    Apparently so , I guess it was that or the shakes

  169. DM says:

    The moderator didn’t bother me as much as Biden. His voice is very annoying to me.

  170. Karma says:

    ‘Not going to rest’….how many times has that line been rolled out?

  171. Karma says:

    Good final statement by Ryan vs lies by Biden.

  172. cj says:

    John Nolte ‏@NolteNC

    Biden not doing well with CNN focus group, at all.

  173. myiq2xu says:

    New thread up!

    Closing this one

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