If the aim of Joe Biden Thursday night was to win over the base of the Democrat Party, then he certainly succeeded. Crude, boorish, offensive, condescending and belligerent, he encompassed the trademarks of the angry left.
When you’re unable to debate the issues, then shout down your opponent, interrupt and act like a buffoon. In other words, he represented a party that has nothing to offer but smear, distraction and lies. He told whoppers that went unchallenged by the incompetent moderator Martha Raddatz and can’t possibly have endeared himself to independents on the fence.
FNC’s Chris Wallace, certainly no partisan, though it was the crudest performance he’s even seen.
“I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a debate in which one participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as Biden was to Paul Ryan tonight,” Wallace said.
He added: “It was openly contemptuous and disrespectful.”
Paul Ryan managed to keep his composure, and it was obvious Biden was trying to goad him into losing his temper so the Democrats could claim he’s not prepared to hold his own on the world stage. It got so bad we thought it probably would have been a good idea to just announce to Raddatz that he would no longer answer if the interruptions didn’t cease.
The debate will be memorable only for Biden’s crude behavior and otherwise will be forgotten on the substance pretty quickly since the next presidential debate is Tuesday; that will largely overshadow the idiocy we witnessed last night.
Sure, the left ate this crap up but that’s only because Biden represented them: They’re lewd, boorish, childish and angry. On all counts, Biden succeeded there. If acting like Beavis can be considered victory, by all means they can claim it.