Yvette Carnell: What Republican Reaction to Last Night’s Debate Says About Them
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by Yvette Carnell
Last night, Vice President Joe Biden took Paul Ryan to task on everything from the debt to foreign policy. It was a substantive debate, and one of the most engaging I’ve seen in awhile. But what was the reaction of the media and Republicans? To go at Joe Biden for perceived rudeness.
We have a Mormon who views himself as a savior, and believes it is his destiny to rescue America, vying for the Oval, and Republicans are peeved that VP Biden smiled and smirked too much?
What this tells you is that the media and Republicans have withdrawn completely from the arena of intellectual discourse. When it becomes all about style instead of substance, then politics as we know it in this country is over.
Did Biden barrel over Ryan in a few exchanges? Certainly, but that’s what most Alpha men do when challenged by younger and lesser adversaries. Republicans adored this quality in Bush, but in a Democrat, the standards shift, as they always do. It’s OK for Bush to be a gut guy, but when Biden does it, well, it’s an insult to Southern gentile standards.
Biden was Biden. He didn’t bother with thoroughly crafted canned answers. He said what he meant, and meant what he said. You’d think conservatives, who pride themselves on authenticity, would appreciate that. But they can’t because any smidgen of objectivity that remained prior Obama is gone now. You can’t very well expect people who view Obama, a centrist politician, as a Kenyan Socialist fraud, to make objective debate assessments.
Conservatives have come unhinged and I suspect most will remain mentally untethered from reality for some time to come. But the question then becomes; what do you do when half the country isn’t connected to reality in any real or identifiable way? How can you make your case when half the country is emotionally invested in something that doesn’t exist? That’s our challenge as liberals, and what last night’s debate demonstrates is that we have our work is cut out for us.
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