• Sat, Oct 13 2012

The Best Twitter Reactions To Thursday’s Vice Presidential Debate

Something I have learned during the short time I’ve been employed at my night job doing telecom research (yes, I call during dinner; I offer no apologies considering how little we make) is that you can tell the state of certain current events by the way people speak to you while they’re watching them.

For example, during the presidential debate last week, I would call to households located in predominantly Republican states and receive primarily pleased people in good spirits. They would joke with me, tell me about funny stuff going on, and take my stupid survey. Many people from primarily Democratic states were in… well, not great moods. I got snapped at a lot and called some names that make very little sense to call someone over the phone.

However, if I’d been like a normal person and gotten the chance to watch either debate on television while simultaneously keeping track of Twitter’s wildness during events, I would’ve see all the hilarious Tweets and understood what was going on! But thank goodness for the Internet where nothing goes away, because now we can all see some amazing tweets about Thursday’s pillow fight debate.

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  • Lastango

    “pillow fight”, eh? How about a real fight. Liberal columnist Mickey Kaus is reporting that Biden’s comments during the debate may be part of an attempt by Obama to have Hillary take the fall for the Libya debacle. According to accounts, the Clintons have begun gathering advisors to figure out how best to counterattack if this happens. Put the popcorn on, it’s going to be a show. I just know you’ll be LOLing and sending hilarious tweets all the way through…

    • Tania

      “Founded by conservative commentator Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, former adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney [...]”

      Yep, that sounds like a fair and unbiased website from which I should be getting my political news. A quick google of their current articles backs this up.

    • Lastango

      Nice try misdirecting to the website. You’re going to have a tough time pretending noted liberal and former Slate writer Mickey Kaus is some kind of rightwing nut. Or any other kind of nut.
      BTW, denial is useless because the cat is out of the bag. Wolf Blitzer and John King were talking on CNN about Biden’s unseemly attempt to transfer the Benghazi blame to the intelligence community and the State Department. Bill and Hillary have got political ambitions, and it’s not likely they’re going to take this crap sitting down.
      (You like Hillary, don’t you?)

    • Tania

      I’m not an American, so I’m not denying anything except that site being a legitimate source of unbiased political news.

    • Lizzie

      Lastango, you might have been persuasive if you had used a different tone in your writing. But you come across as so slimy and manipulative that no one here, conservative or liberal, is going to fall for your spam.

    • Lastango

      Lizzie, your ad hominem attack is, um, slimy and manipulative. You can pretend all you want that Benghazi isn’t causing strain inside the Obama administration. It is, and on multiple levels. Why? Because the terrorist killings of our ambassador and staff there are not trivial. It is increasingly difficult to LOL away the events before, or the aftermath. Far too many important questions are being raised, and this is happening during our most important political season. Voters are noticing. Careers and futures are at stake.
      Sure, bloggers can try to distract us with chatter about tweets, giving the impression that this is somehow representative of the “reaction to the vice presidential debate”. It isn’t. And it won’t shield the players.

    • Samantha_Escobar

      Normally, I would never reply to these type of comments, but I’d like to take this opportunity to totally admit that I am a spy working for the US government and it’s my for real job to ~*distract u from da trooth.*~

      JUST FYI.

    • Lastango

      Spy? Nah. You’re just a liberal partisan throwing red meat to your fellow lefties.
      Here’s how you can refute me: put up hilarious posts about Elizabeth Warren’s aboriginal status, and Susan Rice’s performance regarding Libya. I can hardly wait to be ROFL.

    • Lastango

      I just stopped by to cheer everyone up… I’m reading that Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s deputy national security advisor for communications told “Foreign Policy” magazine that neither Biden nor Obama knew of the growing danger in Libya, or the requests for additional security. On Friday White House Spokesman Jay Carney said, “Those kinds of issues are handled in the State Department by security officials… (security matters) “are decided at the State Department”.
      So State is supposed to take the fall for the Benghazi disaster, the lack of preparation to deal with a massive terrorist attack, and the death of the American ambassador. That, folks, means the White House is throwing Hillary under the bus.
      Think the Clintons are going to put up with that?

    • Lastango

      Well well well… I read tonight that Hillary ended up taking the fall for Benghazi.
      Gosh – you all must be stunned!
      Now comes the fun part: watching the Clintons get even with the White House. In fact, I think it’s already begun.

  • Eva Fisher

    Wonderful! She’s right about the Biden face gifs too… so many possibilities.