Chris Wallace on Joe Biden: I have never seen such a disrespectful debater

Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, has been watching presidential and vice presidential debates for a long time, so that’s really saying something. Here’s his full quote:

I have to say I think I have watched almost every presidential and vice presidential debate since the first four Kennedy-Nixon debates in 1960, and thinking back over the last few minutes I don’t believe I have ever seen a debate in which one participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as Biden was to Paul Ryan tonight. And that’s what it was. You can talk about the smirks, the smiles, the head-shaking, the mugging. He was openly contemptuous and disrespectful.


    I can’t believe I’m agreeing with Chris Wallace about ANYTHING, but on this, I agree. Biden was remarkably rude.

  • JackThomasAZ

    Joe Biden – thanks for showing America what a hateful, rude, arrogant, sneering, disrespectful, fascist, condescending elitist bastard you really are.

    • 13nanatutu13

      Oh… Jack…a fan I see..lolol

      • conservativechick

        It just means Axelrod alsogot an “A” in Alinsky class and he taught Joe well! NASTY people, all of them.

    • HoneyBucket

      I hate to sound like a liberal, but don’t forget liar. His Benghazi answers were absolutely shameful.

    • Citizen_Jerry

      No one should be surprised. Joe had been doing this hateful schtick against Republicans in the Senate for decades.

    • acriticalthinker

      I thought Joe was GREAT!!! But, then again I loved “Hinkle” in this commercial! So…..Hinkle was Uncle Joe’s secret debate coach!!!

  • JesLHW

    Biden just oozed contempt and derision. It was difficult to watch.


      Can you put a “B” in front of that “oozed”?

      • Glenn P Morris


      • 13nanatutu13

        You are quick….lol good one

  • William J. Miller

    Biden was probably coached to do it subtly, but Joe being Joe (to borrow a phrase from Dear Leader), he’s about as subtle as a Jack Russell Terrier on meth, and he overdid it. This is what people will remember from this debate, for better or (probably) worse.

    • TomJB

      LOL! I have a JRT and imagining her on meth… wow! Great imagery!

  • grais

    He certainly didn’t convince me that he wants to treat all Americans the same. The contempt and rudeness wasn’t just directed at Ryan, it was directed at Ryan’s supporters.

    • TexasMom2012

      Exactly, this east coast lib looks down disdainfully on those of us in flyover country and thinks his anecdotes about Home Depot puts him in touch with us. The way he treated both Ryan and the moderator tells you exactly what he thinks of those who do not march in lockstep with his left wing positions. No matter how ignorant I find Bidens beliefs I would never treat he or his followers with the disdain he showed tonight. No wonder neither he nor Obama can work with Republicans.

  • killdozerd11R

    Biden couldn’t go with the truth or on his or obummers record so he was an ass to ryan and would not let him answer without him or the stupid moderator interrupting him

  • lainer51

    that jerk is so full of himself, he probably thinks he was being kind! Narcissists never seen themselves for what they are.. Just look at his boss!

  • mike_in_kosovo

    CNN’s flash poll afterward agrees with Wallace and comments here:
    Winner: Ryan 48%, Biden 44%
    More likeable: Ryan 53%, Biden 43%
    More in touch with problems of people like you: Ryan 51%, Biden 44%

    • 13nanatutu13

      gotta love that!!!

    • Kate

      Have the liberals started with their “the poll is skewed!” claims yet?

    • Kate

      Have the liberals started with their “the poll is skewed!” claims yet?

    • acriticalthinker

      44% thought Joe was likeable? I guess the other 3% were already sleeping.

    • Tranquility7

      CNN came out the next day and rescinded those numbers. The poll was false since the group they polled was mainly Republicans.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        CNN came out the next day and rescinded those numbers.

        Except, they haven’t:

        The poll was false since the group they polled was mainly Republicans

        Except, it wasn’t: As of June 2012, Rasmussen has the D/R breakout as 35.4R, 34D, 30.5 I.

        CNN’s flash poll was 33R, 31D and 34I – hardly the ‘mainly Republican’ bias you claim, and a nice change from the usual +D overinflation.

  • Glenn P Morris

    CNN voter dials did face plants every time Biden pulled his clown face or put out a snark bark.

  • EastValleyConservative

    I expected this from Biden. And notice whenever he wanted to double down on his lies, he starts enunciating and getting louder. THERE. WILL. NOT. BE…..THAT’S. A. FACT.

  • AmandaJeff Day

    “Since 1960,he’s never seen anyone in a debate so openly disrespectful as JBiden,”

    JBiden,”I know. I was there in 1960.”

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Quick response video from the GOP of Biden laughing at the issues:

    • redheadgrl

      A good one. These are serious issues and Americans dealing with unemployment, possible foreclosure, having to get on food stamps they never thought they’d need, decreasing pay, decreasing home values, and rising gas and energy prices – Mr. Biden, we ARE NOT laughing. We are looking for a leader that can offer some solutions, not more hopenchange.

  • Right Wired

    Now doesn’t’ this sound familiar?

    “And now, folks, it’s time for “Who do you trust!” Hubba, hubba, hubba!
    Money, money, money! Who do you trust? Me? I’m giving away free money.”
    – The Joker, Batman, 1989

  • stuckinIL4now

    Seems it woulda been to Uncle Joeke’s benefit had there been a real unbiased moderator,

    • brianmouland

      And people complained about Jim Lerner

      • AngryConservativeAsianDude

        She never intervened in Biden’s repeated interruption during Ryan’s allotted time. It is like watching a martial arts tournament when one side keeps using illegal techniques ( biting, spitting, groin strikes, eye-gouging, etc ) while the Ref turns a blind eye. Can anyone even claim victory that way?

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Per RNC, Biden interrupted 82 times during 90 minute debate:

  • Dio Heerai

    The LEFT is going to laud Biden as a winner BUT the truth is NOBODY liked Biden .
    The lasting Impression ON WOMEN will be of SMART, HANDSOME and RESPECTFUL YOUNG MAN Paul Ryan and CRABBY, OLD, PUSHY Joe Biden. Who do you think they will vote for?

    • ObamaPelosi

      Women are idiots if the think Biden did a good job. I’m sick of people in this society supporting bad behavior. What does it teach our generation if you go on stage and act like a rude jerk in front of millions to try to win a debate? If that was the case, Ryan could have acted just as bad. We should not be encouraging Biden’s stupid behavior in this country. No one should give Biden a win based on his disgusting performance. Our society is going down the toilet because of people like Biden. He sucks. Now I know why Obama picked Biden. They’re both the same.

  • redheadgrl

    Similar to Mr. Obama in the last debate. They don’t think they should condescend to the point they have to debate, much less be respectful to their opponents. Watch Mr. Obama try to do the same thing in the next debate since the base thought he was so weak in the first one.

    • Mike G

      Exactly. They both have the same attitude. It will be very interesting to see what Obama does. He might even back off a little since Joe did such an amazing job.

  • Citizen_Jerry

    Joe Biden has been doing this same schtick for decades. Back in the Senate, his specialty was dragging Republicans before his committee and humiliating them.

  • Junie3

    They will have an excuse for him tomorrow.

  • Al Sharptons Hair

    I’m going to take an Obama and wipe my Biden…

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Mike Lee

    Joe Biden is the walking definition of a JERK. How the Democrats put up with this guy I’ll never know. Obama chose him because he knew he’d stay out of The One’s way. That he wouldn’t challenge him. I doubt he won a single vote tonight. Watch for Obama to be a major rude jerk next debate too. I think it’ll backfire. The Dems will go “Yeah! That’s our guy!” as they think he is being “tough”. The rest of the country will go “Meh”.

  • Semper Fi

    Hey Joe was the debate in 3D or are your teeth really that big? Freakin’ scary, man. You look like you swallowed a piano.

    • Judith Lewis

      That’s funny!

    • 13nanatutu13

      Too funny. His teeth look as false as his rhetoric…

      • lainer51

        and his hair…. don’t call him “plugs” for nothing.

  • rant stocks

    Classic Biden over talk,interupt,and accuse this is Biden a seasoned liar.I expected know less.

  • CapitalG

    Was looking forward to an actual debate but this was tough to watch. I went for a bike ride instead because it got so annoying. I generally enjoy Biden (for a Dumbocrap) but that was just creepy and desperate. It was clear within 20 minutes that Ryan would win the debate by default.

  • WilliamK

    Nobody that age has a wrinkle free forehead. Maybe the botox got sucked into his brain.

  • ObamaPelosi

    Biden was an ass. His behavior was pathetic and un-American. How can he still be VP? I am ashamend of you, Biden. I know you are already a cheat, a plagarist. You have no morals. You suck Biden.

  • John Hanover

    Slate says Biden won, if it was in lowering the moral standards and respect for the Vice President then yes he did. In regards to telling the truth, defending his and his boss’ accomplishments, and offering a clear and concise easily understood vision and argument for reelection Biden was shut out and stood there with the bat on his shoulder in backwards K after backwards K. If Biden wants to act like a thug then by all means maybe him and Paul should step outside and settle it the ” Inside The Belt-Way ” way.

  • Johnny Banco

    I agree with Wallace about Biden’s behavior towards Ryan, but he’s forgetting that Gore was almost as rude and riduculous towards GWB in their first debate.

    • TexSizzle

      Key word: almost.

      • Johnny Banco

        Yep, “almost” is key, which is why I used it, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Biden’s gold medal in bad behavior was as unprecedented as Wallace portrayed it – Wallace just forgot about Gore vs. GWB in their first debate.

  • acriticalthinker

    I thought Joe was GREAT!!! But, then again I loved “Hinkle” in this commercial! So…..Hinkle was Uncle Joe’s secret debate coach!!!

  • oday

    Chris Wallace Mouthpiece of Fox News…..of course he is going to say that.

  • oday

    Chris Wallace Mouthpiece of Fox News…..of course he is going to say that.

  • Tranquility7

    This is serious? How about the facts? Romney was extremely rude to the President, continuously interrupting both the President and the moderator, yet that to Republicans is acceptable? Incidentally, Ryan still failed to explain how his tax plan would work and it is going to cost the middle class big time. Mitt & Paul still fail the politifact checkers and are selling you a bill of goods. Look where you are getting your news source from. Did you know that Al Waleed Bin Talal, an extremely wealthy Saudi Arabian mega billionaire is a 7% shareholder of Fox News? Google it. So why do you have a problem with Obama being a Christian again?

    • Grandma HeadInjury

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