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I have to be honest, throughout the debate I was screaming at my TV, I thought there too many opportunities where Congressman Ryan could have attacked and or defended himself. He was letting himself be bullied by Biden.  Sure Biden looked like a jerk with all of the laughter, but to me Biden always looks like a Jerk. Would others notice?

Yes they did,  the SCHMOTUS’ constant laughter and rudeness was noticed by others.

Like for example, CNN’s Gloria Borger

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or Chris Wallace, who called it unprecedented:

“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,”

 Others from both sides of the aisle chimed in:

NBC’s David Gregory

The Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo:


New York Magazine’s John Heilemann:

WAPOs Chris Cillizza:

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Salena Zito:

CNN’s Piers Morgan

Much of America had to wonder, “With al Queda attacking our embassies, slow job growth, rising oil prices, and so much wrong with the economy; just what the hell is he laughing about.

Based on the media reactions and the flash polls, I was wrong. People noticed and appreciated the fact that Paul Ryan was polite and respectful and Tickle me Biden was a Jerk.