Twitter immediately noticed that Vice President Joe Biden constantly interrupted Paul Ryan during their debate:

But tweeters also noticed that moderator Martha Raddatz forgot her etiquette guide. She actually joined in.

Ms. Raddatz can find helpful tips here.


  • Lidsamy

    Worse than Lehrer, and that is LOW hanging fruit

  • Lynne Mikulka

    Why do we let a democrat station run this debate????

  • sleazyrider

    Not sure who the moderator was…was she debating Ryan?

    • lainer51

      she is a friend of Barry’s as is her husband….
      imagine that?

    • redheadgrl

      It was like she was trying to interview him with Biden watching.

  • nc

    Biden interrupts Ryan, Ryan tries to respond, Raddatz interrupts Ryan. So frustrating!

    Good thing Ryan didn’t lose his cool like I would have.

  • CalCon10

    The libs might like it, but I think it’s going to turn off the precious independents.

    I mean, nobody likes a gang-up, and everybody hates bullies. Especially when the person being bullied is being forced to play by the rules.

    • Kate

      The libs will LOVE it- bullying, interrupting and being condescending is their forte! They pride themselves on it.

      I think women, in particular, will be turned off by Biden’s behavior.

  • Neil Leininger

    Biden came off as an asshat, lied about a lot of things and then the smirking made him very unlikable.

  • pbtruth

    Biden, VP of Rude

  • JackThomasAZ

    Martha Raddatz is as bad a moderator as Obama is a president. The only one happy about her lousy moderating was Jim Lehrer.

  • JackThomasAZ

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

  • orringtonmom (D)

    biden’s douchbaggery was expected, but it pissed me off that the moderator only interrupted when ryan tried to respond. both biden and raddatz were trying to counteract the perceived weakness of the last debates incumbent and moderator.

    ryan still had the zinger of the night: in regards to the comments on that video, the vice president knows that sometimes the words don’t come out right.” which was being kind to VP Footin DeMouth

  • JackThomasAZ

    Hey Martha. Barack is pissed. Lousy job. The dear leader expected more. Barack wants his toaster back.


    This is why Lehrer made a great moderator. He stayed out of the debate. While Raddatz let her partisanship show through, and the debate became 2 on 1.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    Anyone surprised that The Rad-Ditz and Vp Blind-Dem lack manners?

    In order to appreciate the need for manners one must have sufficient intelligence to understand why manners are necessary and proper accoutrements to the Civilized Evolved Man and be Evolved enough to aquire the self-control to avail themselves of such a basic component of civilization.

    Neither of these characters are evolved beyond the common barnyard animals, the nanny goat and boar.

    Having grown up on a farm, I’m familiar with the general personalities of these critters. Anyone else who has will immediately see what I mean…

    I honestly don’t mean this as a disparagement, but because the similitude is so exact that I’m uncertain that an animal behaviorist could reproduce them with such accuracy!

    And the curious thing is that Progressives, as a group, all fit it — and I’m not so certain anymore whether their philosophy encourages animalistic behavior or their lack of self-discipline and self-restaint produced their philosophy.

    Oh, K know from a practical viewpoint it makes no difference!

    But seeing the roots of it does keep me from being surprised.

    • barnrn

      The only thing you disparaged was the goat.

  • barnrn

    Martha Raddatz thought the debate was about her. She blew it. Shame on ABC, sending out this biased woman. I was embarressed for Martha and Joe.