Vice President Joe Biden laughed a lot during tonight’s vice presidential debate. For an event that started out with a question about the terrorist attack which claimed the lives of four Americans, what exactly did he think was so darn funny?

Twitter has some theories:

Perhaps moderator Martha Raddatz was giving Biden the giggles.

Things did seem to get a bit serious toward the end. Any theories?

Raddatz noted that this was the first time that two Catholics faced each other in a debate, but she wasn’t the only one with religion on her mind. Quite a few tweeters found Biden’s seemingly endless chuckles reminded them of a certain Bible verse.

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/256595464718266370

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/256591761663737856

https://twitter.com/Tspill9/status/256600008562982912

OK, that might be the one thing that Biden won’t find hilarious tonight.

  • Love of Country

    I thought it was absolutely hilarious that Biden lied about voting for both wars and lied about what he knew in Benghazi and when he knew it.

    [sarc]

    • $18214255

      between the guy who was moderating and the teeth it took everything i had to hang on through 35 minutes.

    • mkreider

      But does he know that he knows it…..

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    #ThingsThatMakeBidenLaugh Suicide bombers and fart sounds.

    • Ken H.

      Biden is kind of a fart sound…

  • WingedBishop

    #ThingsThatMakeBidenLaugh #LadyParts

  • Dandee

    Things that Make Biden Laugh, the Tickle Me Elmo sitting in his lap, compliments of Big Bird.

  • http://twitter.com/Strat77 Mike G

    Raddatz was smirking all night herself. She is a disgrace. Or should I say she is a model of MSM reporting.

  • Art_Fold

    Biden just sealed the deal for the losing Obama/Crazy Joe campaign…. nice work Plugs! :-)

  • Kyle

    Wait, so we are going to get mad over a VP laughing when facts are intentionally spun and no specifics are given, but your GOP candidate can smirk and lies religiously but that is ok? I’m nearly convinced conservatives are brainwashed at this point.

    • grais

      It’s a shame you didn’t watch the debate. If you had, you’d know what everyone’s talking about.

    • J. Cox

      Please state sources for these “lies”.Wait..you can’t?Shocking.BTW..where are the plans or specifics from Biden?Have none?…just forward..nice plan.”when will you(Joe Biden) and Obama have UE under 6%?” “Err,umm,I don’t know”..sounds like a great plan..that and tax the evulll rich peoples.

      • Kyle

        Wait, you missed how Mitt Romney was fact checked even by his own political party and every major news network over the last debate? Mitts plan to close loopholes was a lie that he could shore up an estimated 4-5 trillion dollar gap in his concept for a balanced budget. “Trust me, I have a plan.” Then why does every economist disagree? What about the 2007 economic projection of Obama’s Unemployment plan said in 2012 we will see a drop below 8%. Also, Ryan said ‘stagnant’ economy, yet said it was slow growing? Which is the safest way to grow an economy?

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          Wow, you never watch anything but the Lame Stream Media do you? Being spoon fed lies because you can’t think for yourself. LoL

          Yes, Obama’s awesome! He added on $5.6trillion to the debt in one term when Bush didn’t do up to that much in two terms! He robbed $716billion from Medicare. And it’s a fact that a lot of people have STOPPED looking for jobs. If they were included, the unemployment number would be about 9% right now. The economy sucks right now, and yes it is undergoing a slow growth. The Ambassador kept begging for more reinforcements in Benghazi, but it fell on deaf ears (and now four Americans are dead because of Obama’s Administration). Biden lied about that by the way. And Ryan refuted all the other Liberal talking points you splattered up there. Anything else you wanna whine about that we can help educate you about?

          • TexasMom2012

            Actually if the Labor Force Participation rate was the same as under Bush and not the lowest since WW2, unemployment would be over 11%. And if you did not count part time workers, well over 14%. Our job market is way worse than the government acknowledges. I hope Romney comes in and publishes the real rates as soon as he is sworn in so that we see the real improvement over Obama.

          • BonesForever

            Actually, I’ve read economists citing actual unemployment at close to 20%, when all the people are counted who have dropped out of the workforce, unemployed new grads, and folks who have used up all their unemployment benefits and stopped searching for a job.

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            That’s what my husband said too that actual unemployment was near 20%. I believe it!

        • Abiss

          Actually Kyle – why are you now lying? None of what you’ve said is true. The bi-partisan sponsored Ryan plan cuts $10 Tril in spending over the next decade. It closes the remaining deficit by projecting low growth estimates based on historical precedent. It simplifies the tax code and caps deductions making the proposed tax cuts revenue neutral. This stuff isn’t hard to understand, and the information is easily available to you via a quick search for ‘The Ryan Plan’. Secondly, every economist ‘doesn’t agree’ and the two the Obama campaign were citing in their ads came out publically this week and said the campaign had misrepresented their work. Again, easily confirmable via a quick search. Lastly, Obama’s ‘plan’ such as it was, said unemployment wouldn’t rise above 8% and would sink to 5.9% by the end of 2012. Again – very easy to confirm. Face it: No one is sleepy anymore Kyle. And we know we’ve been lied to – continually – for the last 3+ years. We not only know it when politicians are doing it, we know it when their water bearers are doing it as well. What we don’t know (yet – collectively) is why. Try being a good citizen, and neighbor for once. While you still can.

        • J. Cox

          Lets look at your “facts”..The current Admin said UE under 6% by 2012,not under 8%..which BTW,it isn’t.The 5 Trillion lie was debunked by Obama’s own people..ON CNN/MSNBC..guess you were on kool-aide break for that.Every economist?Please tell me how “every” economist can say that when 6 independent studies by “economist” say otherwise?

          Are you telling me that the economy is not stagnant?Are you saying that it is growing?I love how you quote the alphabet networks,but don’t actually have a single “fact” or proof anything Ryan said was a lie.Keep sippin that cherry kool-aide,come Nov.,you will want to dump some whiskey in it to console yourself….or you could take up JetBlue’s offer…either way..you do not know what the hell you’re talking about.

          • Kyle

            Actually, the 5 trillion dollar liar was never debunked and there is no phantom cut. Everyone keeps asking Romney, “How do you plan on shoring up your tax cut plan when it is projections to leave us 4.8 trillion dollars in the negative?” His response has been that he is going to close “Loopholes.” Mind you, there was no debunking as you claim. These cuts are going to be more over estate tax which is paid nearly exclusively by the wealthy. Obviously, they aren’t exclusively through estate tax but that is a huge part of this proposed cut.

            I hope you understand, I am not left wing. I am all for transparency.

            So what does he plan on doing? He plans on removing tax code deductions that you and I would take off at the end of the year. The impact of this would be so far felt that I am skeptical that many people would even bother paying their taxes; and we already have problems getting Romney to pay his taxes honestly to the point where he barely released two years worth and refuses to release the others. Please, do send me links to your 6 independent studies because anyone with a minor background in economics can project what is posted on their website to be a loss and unable to be made up from deductions alone.

            All the projections released in 2007 in which I am quoting support the information that unemployment would drop just below 8%, not 6% as you’re claiming. I am not discussing the modern projections from 2009+.

            Effectively you’re telling me that you’re alright with Estate tax being cut which is predominantly wealthy and it wont effect you and I and paying more on the back end of our taxes? Seems like a well thought out plan. This Romney/Ryan ticket clearly wants us to grow as a middle class.

            Obama hasn’t lied for nearly 4 years either. While unpopular with conservatives, at least he passed reform and did everything he has promised with the exception of being able to cut the deficit and create a collegiate football league. You can’t fix the economy in a years span prior to the crash. Housing obviously was a huge culprit and a society can’t run with low rates for that long. Most of the added ‘Obama’ debt is actually from interest.

            http://zfacts.com/book/export/html/324

            Here is a small economy lesson for you showing that supply side economics don’t work. Should be simple enough to understand. The ‘tickle down’ or ‘top down’ plan has just never worked. Obama’s plan effectively would have lowered the debt and it shows. However, he managed to take an economy headed towards a recession and make it slow growing, which is the SAFEST way to grow an economy. If you folks want another bubble that bursts, by all means, go for it.

            If this ticket is given a chance, and when they ruin the nation and you find you’re paying more, don’t ask people like me for help. I have already battled my way through life and paid my own way through college on my own dime without an ounce of support from my family. I watch these conservatives ‘donate’ their money while I am out on my weekends helping donate my time and money I have to help those who weren’t born into better circumstances instead of judging them.

          • http://www.facebook.com/K.Capman.Sr Keith Capman Sr

            You are a prime example for the parents to show their children that doing WLTC (Worse Living Through Chemistry =drugs like LSD, PCP, Angel dust, etc), will rot the brain and perception..

          • Kyle

            Wait wait, I am the prime example of drug use? Your prior generation and its first real example of a failed war has given me the example and fortitude I need to be the person I am today. I came from a family that wasn’t wealthy and nearly have a PhD because of my own efforts. I have never once touched an ounce of alcohol in my life let alone even felt tempted by tobacco or drug use. I grew up straight edge because of the music I listened to and with prime examples of the person I never wanted to grow up to be: One that is burnt out and perpetuating horrible cycles onto future generations.

            Turns out, I am willing to give out of my own pocket to care for others even though I, myself, have never needed medical care in my life. Why? Because government keeps the greedy in line because they can’t regulate themselves. Regulation has proven not to be an answer, so why not at least a government option? If you can compete at a fair cost, business has to operate honestly it turns out. Maybe that simple notion is too complex to understand because you think we are turning into a Universal Healthcare system. We might actually catch up with what the rest of the world has caught on to one day.

            If it were up to me, I’d force all of you to volunteer like I was required to for nearly 100 hours just to graduate from High School. I don’t judge you. I can just assure you, especially from your comments, that you don’t have an empathetic bone in your body. Go ahead and privatize, abolish things like public health, welfare and even education as some Tea Party members have suggested. Watch the world you live in without this “large government” to keep you down.

            When the troubled stateside becomes littered with trailer parks because you weren’t willing to pay or dedicate your fair share of money/time, call me crazy. Please. I love humanity and people whole heatedly but I can’t just trust that everyone will “do the right thing” and not be greedy or take advantage of those in this nation.

            Keep writing me off as a “Left Wing conspirator.” I have more than enough credible and cited information that I’ve formulated my beliefs on and years of education to back it up. What do you have, honestly? A radio or television show and a plethora of fourth and fifth hand information? Keep lying to yourself though like you have it all figured out.

        • Baldur

          Kyle, Put down the Kool-Aid and back away slowly… Liberal-progressive-socialist-hairy drum bangers *LOVE* to point out that Romney hasn’t given any specifics, but wont talk about how OBAMA has been in office for 4 years of the worst economic crisis in recent history but HASN’T PUBLISHED A BUDGET FOR THE COUNTRY THE WHOLE TIME. Boom, there it is. Too busy flying to Hawaii on “official” business or playing golf. Oh wait… whats that you say? “It’s Bush’s fault”? Mmmmkay.

          I had high hopes for Mr Obama, but history will show he has been the worst president EVER.

        • Baldur

          Kyle, Put down the Kool-Aid and back away slowly… Liberal-progressive-socialist-hairy drum bangers *LOVE* to point out that Romney hasn’t given any specifics, but wont talk about how OBAMA has been in office for 4 years of the worst economic crisis in recent history but HASN’T PUBLISHED A BUDGET FOR THE COUNTRY THE WHOLE TIME. Boom, there it is. Too busy flying to Hawaii on “official” business or playing golf. Oh wait… whats that you say? “It’s Bush’s fault”? Mmmmkay.

          I had high hopes for Mr Obama, but history will show he has been the worst president EVER.

    • Michelle

      Kyle – what are your thoughts about the biggest lie of the night? When asked about the Libyan consulate security, Biden said, “We weren’t told they wanted more security.” Biden childishly laughed, sighed, muttered under his breath, interrupted and was rude throughout the entire debate – not even the Left media is denying it.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        Kyle’s too indoctrinated into the Obama regime. It’s hopeless.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      I guess you didn’t listen or watch the debate. Ryan was respectful and backed everything up with..FACTS. *gasp* Senile Old Joe just kept tauting whatever it was he made up in debate practice even though facts didn’t generally support him, kept interrupting Ryan, and acting like a total bratty child.. I’m starting to think Democrats are brainwashed at this point if they think Biden wasn’t disrespectful or full of crap!

    • John (it true me am)

      Let’s start a quick little list of Biden’s biggest lies. You can try to do the same with Ryan, let’s see how far you get before lying yourself.
      Off the top of my head…
      – Intelligence on Benghazi attacks. (Claiming they were told it was spontaneous despite numerous evidence to the contrary.)
      – Requests for more security in Benghazi. If he didn’t get the memo it was because he was too busy watching Spongebob to read it.
      – Romney’s phantom $5 trillion tax cut on the wealthy.
      – Bush tax cuts. The Republicans are not holding middle class tax cuts hostage, they are trying to maintain an existing set of tax cuts that are due to expire, that previously Obama himself wished to maintain(You do not raise taxes when the economy is struggling!) while they are now seeking to gut the tax cuts in order to paint the Republicans as evil puppets of the wealthy. Obama doesn’t want to cut taxes on the middle class, Obama wants to RAISE taxes on the upper class. There is a big, big difference.
      – Not cutting military budget and the related claim Romney/Ryan want to give the military more than they asked for. Military budget is down. If it wasn’t cut, where’d it magically go? R/R ticket wants to bring military back up to par, nothing more.
      – Particulars of Afghan war strategy, particularly where Ryan called him out on fighting seasons.
      – What military leaders asked for out of the surge. (Painting their comprimise with Obama to get even a brief surge as what they were asking for from the start.)
      – Voting for the wars in the middle east. Biden was in fact an outspoken supporter of the Iraq war.
      – $716b Obamacare money going back to Medicare.
      – Catholic institutes not being forced to go against their beliefs. He pulled a Clinton trick with verb tense.

      • http://jayinames.wordpress.com/ Jay

        Great list!

      • http://jayinames.wordpress.com/ Jay

        Great list!

  • Beth Larsen

    Guess Biden will be going to Martha’s fourth wedding… or will it be fifth?

  • Eh2Zed

    #ThingsThatMakeBidenLaugh Obamas Big Stick, and what cheerleaders can do on hard wood

  • I see stupid

    Acting like a drunk teenager bully while telling nothing but lies and still knowing the moderator and the real 47% still have his back!

  • $34609613

    Bill Maher tweeted: “Hello 911? There’s an old man beating a child on my t.v.”

    My tweet to Bill Maher: @billmaher You get’n your money’s worth Bill? Most polls showing Ryan won the @VPdebate. Even CNN shows Ryan as winner:http://bit.ly/VXsmdM

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    What an apt Bible verse. Tweeted it too just now.

    I could not keep track of all the blatant lies senile drunk Old Joe told. Ryan was slamming him with facts faster than Joe could come up with or reiterate his fabricated lies.

    • TexasMom2012

      But Ryan missed a big opening when Biden talked about the State dept budget. He needed to bring up priorities. State spent $100K on a charging station for the Chevy Volts that State bought for the Italian embassy. Should have spent that money on security for Libya but Obama regime is married to inefficient green energy more than embassy safety! I was screaming at the TV

      • Timothy Crenshaw

        I did my own screaming at the TV as Biden laughed and lied his way through the debate. It was really repugnant the way he patronized Ryan. It is obvious why only some Democrats thought that Biden won. Anyone capable of rational thought could easily see that Biden was making an ass out of himself.

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          Yeah me too. My husband had to turn it off because I was ready to throw my spaghetti at the TV. Biden just brings the inner repressed hatred and anger out in people.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      @disqus_9xuVu5vqdr:disqus Don’t know why your posts keep coming up as flagged for abuse. O_o I can’t reply to any of your stuff by clicking ‘reply’.

      Wow I didn’t even know about that! Yes he should have slapped that in Biden’s face!

  • $18214255

    i don’t know about the bible but my grandmother used to say the easiest way to not be a dick is to just not be a dick. biden didn’t get that memo from grams.

  • alumin

    Biden obviously had his hair plugs ratchetted in a litte too deep or maybe it was his industrial strength teeth whitener. His hilarity over our massive debt and unemployment crisis, inability of millions of americans to buy food and put gas in their car, and…Oh yes, the murder of 4 Americans by terrorists on 9/11 – well that was infuriating!

  • MaddMedic

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    Arrogant. Insolent. Asshole…That was Biden in the opening 5 minutes. Got worse as it went on!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Judy-Furey/100001048058757 Judy Normandeau Furey

    Biden was not just disrespectful to Ryan-Biden seemed to be mocking the whole debate including the moderator and the audience. Didn’t Biden learn anything from debate practice? Maybe the week of being sequestered from public really took a toll on Biden’s sanity. He had so many feet in his mouth he was laughing at his own gaffes.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Amen!

  • cscape

    I’ll tell you what STOPPED biden from laughing….. When ryan related the story about the auto accident victims, and mitt romney’s kindness and generosity to them – and the reason is because the same sort of tragedy affected biden early in his life

  • GEORGE_W_TUSH

    GOP: Biden interrupting Ryan was “rude”, but Romney interrupting the President was “assertive”.

    Let me tell the GOP that whining about the moderator is an excellent strategy to completely neutralize Biden’s win. Worked perfectly for us.

    SHORTER, GOP: Wah

    • BeeKaaay

      leftwingwackos: Romney interrupting Obama was “rude”, but Obama interrupting the other guy was “assertive”.

      So what’s your point?

  • Bryan Taylor

    Biden is an expensive suit with a cheap man inside.

    • BeeKaaay

      Both Obama and Biden are empty suits.

  • Edward P Gilmartin

    saying 16 and trillion together tickles Joes tongue.

  • Andy Borillo

    He is deranged….something wrong half of his brain . .. .a part that controls a person to laugh, to smile, smirk without anything funny…..

  • cincinnatius

    What was NOT funny is the fact that the Obama administration (Biden) thinks that the American people are so stupid, so gullible, so out of touch with reality, that they will not understand what was said, or not said! Plato stated: “Either be involved with politics or be ruled by your inferiors”, and it could not have been more clearly demonstrated than last night. How much more “inferior” could you get than Joe “The Grinning Fool” Biden? And remember, he is one heart beat away from the presidency, though IMO, I would take his stupidity over Obama’s malice towards America.

    • Benjamin Joseph Smiff

      I think this Plato quote works pretty good too:

      – As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least with are the greatest babblers.

  • Salmon Diego

    A picture is worth a thousand words…

  • CurmudgyOne

    Thank you Joe Biden for your idiocy and the gifts you gave us last night.

    Romney/Ryan 2012–2020.

  • mkreider

    Biden reminds me why I try not to listen to Democrats: 1. they lie 2. they lie to cover their lies….. after a while it is like having your brain scrubbed with brillo

    • bsmith1593

      I’m a Democrat. Does that mean that I always lie?

      • NotJim

        BJS: It means that you are very susceptible to demagoguery.

      • Bubba in red “flyover country”

        That’s a non sequitur.

    • bsmith1593

      I’m a Democrat. Does that mean that I always lie?

  • sb36695

    Biden the Buffoon

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.douglass.31 Deborah Douglass

    If this debate were a contest of civility, Biden LOST and Ryan won! Democrats (including Biden) demanded civility of the Tea Partiers, but in my opinion Biden certainly wasn’t very civil last night. Young Americans should be appalled at the utter condescension and contempt shown by Biden toward his younger opponent. The fact that Ryan was able to maintain a respectful tone speaks highly of his character.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.douglass.31 Deborah Douglass

    If this debate were a contest of civility, Biden LOST and Ryan won! Democrats (including Biden) demanded civility of the Tea Partiers, but in my opinion Biden certainly wasn’t very civil last night. Young Americans should be appalled at the utter condescension and contempt shown by Biden toward his younger opponent. The fact that Ryan was able to maintain a respectful tone speaks highly of his character.

  • joecool

    Joe was in the wrong size Pampers last night. It wasn’t HIS fault!

  • joecool

    Joe was in the wrong size Pampers last night. It wasn’t HIS fault!

  • Lg

    Whats the name of that ticket again? Oboma-Bin -Biden …
    And we wonder where our kids get this stuff from

  • Lg

    Whats the name of that ticket again? Oboma-Bin -Biden …
    And we wonder where our kids get this stuff from

  • half white president

    So weird, his laugh doesn’t look real but it makes me laugh I like watching it now.

  • BeeKaaay

    #ThingsthatmakeBidenLaugh: non-cronies out of work

  • http://www.facebook.com/joanne.webster.7 Joanne Webster

    Biden’s unusual behavior, bothered me so much, I found myself yelling at him through the T.V. like as a child, booing the movie villain. I was relieved when I first read this verse; [ Proverbs 29-9] offered as explanation and salve.

  • $7421226

    imagine what our American History text books will say now about these 4 horrific communist-muslim-atheist saturated anti-American years and these anti-American democrats, after we inaugurate 100% AMERICAN President Romney.
    it’s up to us real Americans to make sure the Future knows just what that rabid animal obama and his vile sycophants did to try to destroy this nation.

  • $7421226

    imagine what our American History text books will say now about these 4 horrific communist-muslim-atheist saturated anti-American years and these anti-American democrats, after we inaugurate 100% AMERICAN President Romney.
    it’s up to us real Americans to make sure the Future knows just what that rabid animal obama and his vile sycophants did to try to destroy this nation.

  • lana ward

    Biden looked like the cat in Alice in Wonderland. That big, ugly, fake, spooky smile. Ryan should have had duct tape to slap on that lying yap!

  • mhojai

    It took a full week of preparation to get him to only be a complete jackhole!