The Joker assaults 'Kid' Congressman

The POLITICO piece noting broad Twitter reaction to Joe "Chuckles" Biden's jocularity at the VP debate Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012: Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan were the two candidates on stage at Thursday’s vice presidential debate, but a third character emerged: Joe Biden’s laugh, which didn’t escape the notice of tweeting politicos. (And led, of course, to at least three satirical Twitter accounts: Laughing Joe Biden, Biden Smirk, and yet another Laughing Joe Biden.)

Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway: “Joe Biden’s laughing through talking about Iran sanctions?”

Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein: “Biden’s strategy seems to be to laugh at Ryan constantly. Will it work to infantalize Ryan, or backfire like Gore sighing?”

ABC’s Rick Klein: “Biden on verge of breaking down in laughter when Ryan talks.”

Former Eric Cantor staffer Brad Dayspring: “Joe Biden needs to realize this isn’t a Senate Foreign Relations Hearing. His laughter and condescending attitude is a disaster.”

Radio host Neal Boortz: “Looking like Biden’s gameplan is to laugh his way through this.”’s Guy Benson: “Will Biden laugh his ass off at the terrible economy, too?”

Movie critic Roger Ebert: “Joe! Stop smiling and laughing!”

Washington Times’ Emily Miller: “Biden laughing when he disagrees with Ryan is so annoying. Like a child in time out.”

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Funny, Twitter generally burst with reactions that Biden's grinning, laughing and general condescending attitude at the table was distracting at best, certainly awkward, and even disturbing.

Yet, Politico's own Roger Simon was all jolly over the weird display of hyena-like aggression (verging on rabid-like, too): "Biden smirked, sneered, and openly laughed at many of Ryan’s responses. It could have looked rude, but Biden made it look tough.

"After all, Biden was the 69-year-old defender and Ryan was the 42-year-old challenger. But by the end of the evening, Joltin’ Joe had done real damage to his opponent." (Read Simon's adoring piece: )

"FORWARD" THIS, Obama-Biden folks: I hear Biden's up for playing an aging Joker in the next Batman movie reboot. I wonder who should be Two-Face? The Riddler? Catwoman might be Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (not meant in a sexy way, I assure you). Hmm, I see a parody coming on... David Zucker, are you reading this?


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