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#1 Posted by Aegon (5376 posts) -

A lot less tame than the Presidential debate. Anyone else watching?

#2 Posted by zoozilla (977 posts) -

Yeah, it's actually kind of exciting. Part of me thinks, "Shouldn't debates be a little more civil?" while the other part thinks "This is awesome!"

Biden's definitely making up for sleepy-Obama.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@Aegon said:

Anyone else watching?

Why would I? It's the Vice Presidential debate, and if I understand American politics correctly, the Vice President's power amounts to absolutely nothing.

#4 Edited by JasonR86 (9577 posts) -

Biden sounds like an asshole. The moderator is sort of picking on Ryan and is really leaving Biden alone. Ryan looks nervous and is being somewhat steam rolled. But he seems like a cooler guy than Biden. So far I don't think anyone there is doing a particularly good job.

#5 Posted by Aetheldod (3494 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: I guess totalitarian moonarian regimes have no need of shared power I presume?

And no , being non american I have no interest in the vicepresident of Americuh

#6 Posted by zoozilla (977 posts) -

This debate makes me realize how handily Obama could have argued against Romney if he had been more active.

In terms of personality, Biden isn't coming off too well - his smile is pretty off-putting. But in terms of the facts, he's handily beating Ryan.

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@Aetheldod said:

@Video_Game_King: I guess totalitarian moonarian regimes have no need of shared power I presume?

What power is being shared?

#8 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5137 posts) -

Paul Ryan is a fuckbutt.

#9 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

I haven't been, but Twitter just went from usual snark to absolutely insane lengths of Biden promotion. Seriously, this came up over just a few minutes ago.

"Biden is walking away from explosions without looking back." - @Rick Dietz

"Biden explaining; that's why we're sending AFGHANS to do the work. (Repeats) Ryan has no comeback." -@ebertchicago

"biden didn't just shut up ryan, he shut up the whole fucking building." -@aegies

"Holy shit. Just drop the mic after this." -@bradshoemaker

"After watching this debate, I am more convinced then ever that Joe Biden types Emails with the caps lock on #VPdebate" -@delbaum

"Watch out Joe! Ryan can name all four seasons and two Afghan cities! He was reading while he did those bicep curls." -@sydneemcelroy

"And here we go." -@kirkhamilton

#10 Posted by ajamafalous (11793 posts) -

Did Paul Ryan come out to a Rage Against the Machine song?

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#11 Edited by JasonR86 (9577 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

Paul Ryan is a fuckbutt.

A fuckbutt?

@Little_Socrates said:

I haven't been, but Twitter just went from usual snark to absolutely insane lengths of Biden promotion. Seriously, this came up over just a few minutes ago.

"Biden is walking away from explosions without looking back." - @Rick Dietz

"Biden explaining; that's why we're sending AFGHANS to do the work. (Repeats) Ryan has no comeback." -@ebertchicago

"biden didn't just shut up ryan, he shut up the whole fucking building." -@aegies

"Holy shit. Just drop the mic after this." -@bradshoemaker

"After watching this debate, I am more convinced then ever that Joe Biden types Emails with the caps lock on #VPdebate" -@delbaum

"Watch out Joe! Ryan can name all four seasons and two Afghan cities! He was reading while he did those bicep curls." -@sydneemcelroy

"And here we go." -@kirkhamilton

Any republicans or moderates in that list?

#12 Posted by Aetheldod (3494 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Like you know ..... how I put this .... you are the dude who tell people what to do amiright ? ... isnt what moonarian royalty does , man speaking to moonarians is hard as shit D:

#13 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7039 posts) -

Biden is kicking the shit out of Ryan. I wouldn't be surprised if Ryan replaced that constantly present water of his with vodka.

#14 Posted by Demoskinos (14510 posts) -

FUCK RYAN DAVIS PAUL RYAN

#15 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

Biden has been sort of a douche, and I really hate how biased this moderator is, but Ryan has been steam rolled in this debate.

#16 Posted by evanbower (1210 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aegon said:

Anyone else watching?

Why would I? It's the Vice Presidential debate, and if I understand American politics correctly, the Vice President's power amounts to absolutely nothing.

In character commentary!

#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@Aetheldod:

It doesn't help that Moonarian isn't a word. (My auto-translate has no clue how to handle that phrase.) It's Lunarian. I'm Lunarian (Senastian, if you want to be specific).

#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aegon said:

Anyone else watching?

Why would I? It's the Vice Presidential debate, and if I understand American politics correctly, the Vice President's power amounts to absolutely nothing.

In character commentary!

What mean you?

#19 Edited by Zekhariah (697 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aegon said:

Anyone else watching?

Why would I? It's the Vice Presidential debate, and if I understand American politics correctly, the Vice President's power amounts to absolutely nothing.

It is still fairly important in symbolically allowing the presidential candidates to differentiate themselves (e.g. a young (relatively for politics) guy picking a real old dude to be vice, or making up for a possibly perceived party split).

Hard to care though. Living in nothing close to a "swing" state, there are not even presidential related advertisements here.

#20 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aegon said:

Anyone else watching?

Why would I? It's the Vice Presidential debate, and if I understand American politics correctly, the Vice President's power amounts to absolutely nothing.

You don't.

#21 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

FUCK RYAN DAVIS PAUL RYAN

BIDEN DON'T CARE

#22 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

I honestly didn't think old man Biden could pull through. He fucking KILLED.

#23 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1376 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aetheldod:

It doesn't help that Moonarian isn't a word. (My auto-translate has no clue how to handle that phrase.) It's Lunarian. I'm Lunarian (Senastian, if you want to be specific).

Aw man. We should go to the Moon and start a party there.

"Space rocks for some. Gravity for everyone!"

#24 Posted by Phatmac (5720 posts) -

BIDEN IS BRINGING THE HEAT! GOD DAMN.

#25 Posted by evanbower (1210 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aetheldod:

It doesn't help that Moonarian isn't a word. (My auto-translate has no clue how to handle that phrase.) It's Lunarian. I'm Lunarian (Senastian, if you want to be specific).

.. Will you ever get tired of this? I assume you're an adult man.

#26 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@SathingtonWaltz said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aegon said:

Anyone else watching?

Why would I? It's the Vice Presidential debate, and if I understand American politics correctly, the Vice President's power amounts to absolutely nothing.

You don't.

そして、説明しろ。

#27 Posted by Vinny_Says (5681 posts) -

Joe Biden is from the "The Office" town....crazy

#28 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@evanbower:

Tired of what?

#29 Posted by Aegon (5376 posts) -

Martha Raditz...she's a saiyan.

#30 Posted by golguin (3830 posts) -

Now that it's over I can say that this debate was a lot better than the first. The abortion question offered a clear distinction with the Romney/Ryan ticket only supporting abortion in the case of rape, incest, or life of the mother and the Obama/Biden ticket giving the choice to women and their doctors.

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#31 Posted by Aegon (5376 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aetheldod:

It doesn't help that Moonarian isn't a word. (My auto-translate has no clue how to handle that phrase.) It's Lunarian. I'm Lunarian (Senastian, if you want to be specific).

.. Will you ever get tired of this? I assume you're an adult man.

Shhh..we don't talk about it. He doesn't know.

#32 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

@JasonR86: Don't know most of the people involved well enough to say. Probably not, but they were generally just snarky about the previous debate and even admitted that Romney won. It was surprising to see people that excited about goddamned Joe Biden. I've affectionately called the man "Spud" for the last year or so because he seemed roughly as harmless. If he's mobilizing people (and I do mean SNARKY people) in droves, that's going to be very effective.

#33 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@Aegon said:

@evanbower said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aetheldod:

It doesn't help that Moonarian isn't a word. (My auto-translate has no clue how to handle that phrase.) It's Lunarian. I'm Lunarian (Senastian, if you want to be specific).

.. Will you ever get tired of this? I assume you're an adult man.

Shhh..we don't talk about it. He doesn't know.

What don't I know? Something about myself? I'm confused as to how you would gather this information.

#34 Posted by Slag (3897 posts) -

Biden brought the PAIN.

Ryan looked like a little boy up there, fool got schooled!

#35 Posted by Aegon (5376 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aegon said:

@evanbower said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aetheldod:

It doesn't help that Moonarian isn't a word. (My auto-translate has no clue how to handle that phrase.) It's Lunarian. I'm Lunarian (Senastian, if you want to be specific).

.. Will you ever get tired of this? I assume you're an adult man.

Shhh..we don't talk about it. He doesn't know.

What don't I know? Something about myself? I'm confused as to how you would gather this information.

You see...you're not you.

You're....

*slowly lifts up mirror to @Video_Game_King:'s face*

#36 Posted by Toxin066 (3250 posts) -

Was a lot more entertaining than the presidential debate.

#37 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@Aegon:

Huh? All I see is Eltosian's face. So what? I think you guys already know about my powers. *taps crown a couple times to make that point*

#38 Edited by Ares42 (2546 posts) -

Isn't the vice-presidential debates traditionally more heated, as it's not as much about the personalities and more about the policies ? They're basically just there as proxies to represent the policy of the presidents, so they can be more blunt and honest about the whole thing. Having that said I realized something sorta weird while watching it. Republicans are saying "Americans needs to take responsibility for themselves, but we need to take responsibility for the world", while Democrats are saying the complete opposite. There's some really strange cognitive dissonance there.

It's also really strange how they both have these very "good/bad" sides. It made me think that what the US really needs is a financially responsible Democrat, which made me realize why Clinton was so popular. It just seems so strange that none of them realize that if they put some real work on their weak side rather than just continue harping on their strong side they would win in a landslide.

#39 Edited by Flawed_System (388 posts) -

Biden was terrible. Disrespectful, blamed intelligence community, blamed bush, cited incorrect numbers, arrogant etc.

No one that supports Obama will see that of course.

#40 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

Was hoping that Biden would have ended it by Shotgunning a beer, and choke slamming Ryan.

#41 Posted by MrKlorox (11197 posts) -

"Biden was rude, and that's not very vice-presidential."
 
Tell that to Cheney.

#42 Posted by Animasta (14632 posts) -

@Flawed_System said:

Biden was terrible. Disrespectful, blamed intelligence community, blamed bush, cited incorrect numbers, arrogant etc.

No one that supports Obama will see that of course.

that's because you're fucking wrong? goddamn. Were you not actually watch the debate? Ryan was out of his goddamn league, his closing statement sounded like he was trying to sell me a car

#43 Posted by Aegon (5376 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aegon:

Huh? All I see is Eltosian's face. So what? I think you guys already know about my powers. *taps crown a couple times to make that point*

I google image searched Eltosian and this is the first human face I came across.

Hmmm

#44 Posted by K9 (621 posts) -

@Ares42 said:

Isn't the vice-presidential debates traditionally more heated, as it's not as much about the personalities and more about the policies ? They're basically just there as proxies to represent the policy of the presidents, so they can be more blunt and honest about the whole thing.

It really depends on who is participating in debates. The 2008 vice presidential debate was as void of policy discussion as one can get.

On a slightly unrelated topic, the media coverage has become quite trash. I constantly saw tweets popping up on screen during the debate and right now the news anchors are discussing the memes that emerged during this debate.

#45 Posted by Aetheldod (3494 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: My bad sir/madam I forgot it was lunarian :P

#46 Posted by jeffrud (382 posts) -

The best part was when Cheri Honkala told Biden that...oh, right. Fuck the debates.

#47 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7039 posts) -
@Animasta

@Flawed_System said:

Biden was terrible. Disrespectful, blamed intelligence community, blamed bush, cited incorrect numbers, arrogant etc.

No one that supports Obama will see that of course.

that's because you're fucking wrong? goddamn. Were you not actually watch the debate? Ryan was out of his goddamn league, his closing statement sounded like he was trying to sell me a car

It was clear how much more experienced Biden is than Ryan. Ryan was completely outplayed at every turn.
#48 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@Aegon:

Localization can be like that. (This is the Eltosian I became.)

#49 Posted by clumsyninja1 (817 posts) -

@MrKlorox: Also, tell that to moderate Mint!!!

#50 Posted by HistoryInRust (6267 posts) -

This presidential race might as well be a wrestling storyline. I can identify heels, faces, I can tell you narrative peaks and valleys and victories both minor and major for all characters. There's rising action and exposition and, eventually, the direct conflict.

I even know who's going to win. And it will probably involve a steel chair or two.