Last week it was Big Bird, this week Joe Biden’s laugh was the breakout star of the first and only vice presidential debate.
Biden and Paul Ryan had a much more heated debate than President Obama and Governor Romney. They spoke about both foreign and domestic policy, and addressed their views on abortion. Many people are calling the debate a draw although some polls seem to favor Biden’s performance.
When he wasn’t emphatically speaking, Biden spent the majority of his time laughing at Ryan, sneering, and shaking his head. This resulted in quite a few Twitter accounts including Laughing Joe Biden and Biden Smirk.
He also called Ryan’s first answer “a bunch of malarkey” and it seemed like he restrained himself from saying shit, by using “bunch of stuff.”
Ryan wasn’t holding back either. “I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground,” he said when scolding Biden for interrupting him.
Reactions vary on whether Biden was too condescending in his treatment of his “friend” the Congressman. We’re not ones to knock condescension; in fact, we embrace it. So who are we to judge?