After last night's Vice Presidential debate, I think the conclusion that will be reached is that the Right will declare Ryan the winner for having command of the country's state of affairs and presenting himself as a calm, collected candidate, the Left will declare Biden the winner for being the loudest, and the independents will see that there was only a single adult present on the stage who represented himself respectfully and humbly as Vice Presidential material.

The CNN poll found Ryan the winner by a small margin, 48/44 [1].

Regardless of polls and opinions, the entire debate is summed up by Proverbs:

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet [2].  - Proverbs 29:9

When a fool is annoyed, he quickly lets it be known. Smart people will ignore an insult [3].  - Proverbs 12:16

This would certainly explain the laughing, snarking, and snickering that Joe Biden presented throughout Paul Ryan's discussion on the assassination of an American Ambassador.

In love of liberty,

The Bulletproof Patriot


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  • Karl Bonner

    I'm glad Biden gave Ryan a rough time over taxes and health care, because the Romney-Ryan ticket deserves 150% of the rough treatment. Why? Because their plans are all based on socio-economic deception.

    Go onto or any other neutral site, and you'll learn just what a bunch of hooey it is that you can cut income tax rates by one-fifth yet somehow make up the revenue through closing loopholes and "base broadening." It's interesting how the neutral sources keep calling foul over Romney's tax proposals. It's also extremely fascinating how few details Romney has released about which loopholes and base broadenings he plans to deal with. If you have a secret plan to make your tax policy revenue-neutral, Mitt, share it with us!

    The other one is health care. The Romney-Ryan plan does for Medicare what the 2004 Bush-Cheney proposals tried to do for Social Security: backdoor privatization. There's just one problem. Medicare is the most overhead-efficient health insurance program in the United States! This is not the place to go into an arcane discussion on why health insurance is rife with inherent market failures, but the fact is that 3% overhead in Medicare is far better than any private company.

    Obama didn't clobber Romney-Ryan over their intellectual dishonesty in the first debate, so Biden covered that base very well in the veep debate. American voters need to wake up to just how unctuous the Republican Party has become with respect to any issue in the "economic dimension" of the ideological debate: right-wing radicals on the inside who are willing to pose as centrists in the general election by misrepresenting their policies, and hoping the campaign "doesn't end up dominated by fact-checkers."

    • M.A. Weimer

      I also have wondered how the Romney/Ryan ticket intends to cover a 20% across the board tax cut, presumably in personal income tax rates, and have not yet heard a solid explanation. Thus, I won't defend it and will question it along with you.

      The Medicare "3%" overhead is, however, not entirely true, and depends on propagation by people like Barbara Boxer. Politifact covered this one as well [1]. While the true overhead of ~5-6% is lower than the private insurance industry overhead of ~11%, I don't see how this is a benefit when doctors are regularly ditching Medicare due to low reimbursement rates and what Physicians Practice calls a "bureaucratic nightmare" [2] [3].

      If there is truly an interest in "intellectual honesty," why has nobody called out the enormous scam at the heart of the Obama Plan - namely, that there are simply not enough "millionaires and billionaires" to tax to eliminate annual deficits. The fact is, based purely on IRS data, that even if we taxed incomes over $1 million at 100%, we would only raise federal revenues by $549.4 billion [4], or less than half of the annual deficits since 2009.

      Additionally, history has shown that the general concept of reducing income taxes to promote economic growth is true [5]. Simply raising tax rates won't solve the deficit problem because you'll wind up with fewer people left to tax - money doesn't appear out of thin air.

      I'm still waiting on those "endless facts" about the creeping of Communism, by the way.

  • Karl Bonner
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