Forget the orchestrated forced laughter, snide attitude and belligerent behavior at the debate last night, none of it was Joe Biden’s fault as it turns out. It was Paul Ryan! Why didn’t we all see this as it happened?
If Vice President Joseph R. Biden smiled too much during his debate Thursday night, the White House said the blame lies with Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and his position on the Obama administration’s 2009 stimulus plan.
Many viewers said Mr. Biden appeared condescending or arrogant by smiling and laughing while Mr. Ryan, the vice presidential nominee from Wisconsin, was speaking during their debate in Danville, Ky. But White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday the vice president likely couldn’t help himself.
“When Congressman Ryan starts attacking the administration over the [stimulus bill] and the split-screen shows the vice president smiling, I can tell you, I can guess why he was smiling,” Mr. Carney said. “Because he knew how hypocritical that was, because he had seen the letters written by Congressman Ryan requesting [stimulus bill] funding, because it would help the economy in Wisconsin.”
So they’re still actually defending the stimulus? As to Ryan seeking a few bucks for his district, he’d be derelict not to.
If you’ve got a minute, drop Joe a line and let him know how bad you feel for him.
Now it’s your turn to talk—call 312.985.6433 and leave a message to let Joe know how you thought he did in last night’s debate.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 12, 2012