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Official GayPatriot Ryan-Biden debate thread

According to Bruce Kesler at Maggie’s Farm, “The CNN tracking of men and women Independents throughout the debate found women favoring Ryan over Biden.

And what about gay male independents? Who did they prefer?

UPDATE: A conservative blogress found “Joe’s demeanor was nothing short of appalling“:

When one thinks of what a few gusty sighs did to Al Gore’s presidential aspirations, Biden’s debate performance should earn him deportation. He was by turns loud, obnoxious, condescending, and disrespectful. He smirked, giggled, sighed, and huffed his disbelief at everything Paul Ryan said. He also talked over at least half of Ryan’s answers. Thanks to Joe’s behavior, this was not a serious debate about substantive issues for the benefit of concerned citizens. This was a crude charade by a demagogue throwing red meat to his followers.

Read the whole thing.

: Seems a lot of folks found Biden condescending. Philip Klein contends that Biden fires up liberal base, but wonders if he turns off independents.

UP-UP-UPDATE:   Paul Mirengoff watched the debate with his wife,

. . .  who is neither a Republican nor a Democrat. She was appalled by Biden. A few times, she even told his TV image to shut up and let Ryan speak. I can’t ever remember my wife talking to the TV before – that’s my role in our house. (more…)

TODAY: GayPatriot’s America with guest Richard Grenell

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 11:00 am - October 11, 2012.
Filed under: Radio & Podcasts

Today at 1PM on our almost-weekly broadcast of GayPatriot’s America, my special guest will be Richard Grenell.  Richard is the former Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations.  He served under President George W. Bush and four of our Ambassadors to the United Nations.

We will discuss the 2012 Presidential Election and the importance of foreign policy. We will also discuss the ongoing events surrounding the 9/11/2012 attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Please tune in at 1:00PM Eastern Time at GayPatriot’s America on

Ed. Note: This show was postponed from last night.  It will be available on iTunes immediately after the live broadcast.

Here’s the podcast!

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-Bruce (GayPatriot)

GayPatriot LA Dinner Monday, October 15

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:28 am - October 11, 2012.
Filed under: Blogging,LA Stories

Given the responses we’ve received so far, we’ve determined that Century City is the most centrally located place for our meet-up.

If you’d like to join us, please e-mail me to RSVP — and for details.

Anticipating the Ryan-Biden debate

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:18 am - October 11, 2012.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election,Biden Watch,Paul Ryan

Ever since Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan to be his running mate, many on the right have been looking forward to tonight’s debate, all but certain that the silver-tongued Wisconsin Republican will make mincemeat of the gaffe-prone Delaware Democrat.  So certain are conservatives of Ryan’s impending triumph that Commentary’s Seth Mandel felt compelled to caution us, asking whether conservatives were overconfident about the Ryan-Biden debate:

Among the chatter heading into tomorrow night’s vice presidential debate between Paul Ryan and current Vice President Joe Biden, it’s easy to pick up on the confidence conservatives have in Ryan and their dismissive attitude toward Biden. Both of those are well founded, since Ryan is a solid debater and in strong command of the facts, while Biden is … Biden.

He reminds us though that he was a better speaker in Charlotte than was Obama and moreover, that he’s “capable of projecting warmth on command.”

Conservatives may be overconfident, but I doubt Paul Ryan himself is.  The man is a a Boy Scout.  He is always prepared.  Note that he
tapped former U.S. solicitor general Ted Olson to play the role of Vice President Biden in preparations for next month’s debate.”  Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck called Olson “one of the most skilled, intelligent, and successful litigators in America“.  Ryan has begun sparring with Olson nearly a full month before the debate.  He’s not taking this debate lightly.

Paul Ryan will be prepared to face a candidate who differs from the conservative caricature.

The real question, however, is how Joe Biden will comport himself.  Will he feel it incumbent upon himself to make up for Obama’s bad debate performance.  In that case, expect him to stumble and stumble badly.  Or the Obama campaign, knowing that the vice president can’t undo the damage the president inflicted upon himself, could insist that Biden play it safe, knowing a gaffe could hurt more than a dull performance; he might come off as wooden and programmed.  (That would certainly invite mockery, but likely wouldn’t hurt the campaign.)

Jim Geraghty reminds us that Biden, known for playing fast and loose with the facts, “may… let’s say, misremember some of the finer points of the policies he’s defending or attacking.”  Ryan could challenger him on those misrepresentations (as Sarah Palin failed to do four years ago), calling into question not just the vice president’s credibility, but that of the man who tapped him as his number two. (more…)

“. . . never had a veep who’s been so dreamy”

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:16 am - October 11, 2012.
Filed under: Paul Ryan

Our reader Kurt alerted me to this HillBuzz post featuring this musical tribute to Paul Ryan: