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10 Best Biden Put-Downs of Paul Ryan in Veep Debate

The vice president just couldn't seem to help himself: Ryan was an easy target.

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10. But you may be Sarah Palin. During a discussion of the Obama administration’s changes to Medicare via the Affordable Care Act, Ryan tried to paint a commision established by the bill as panel created to ration health care.

“You know, I heard that death panel argument from Sarah Palin,” Biden replied. “It seems every vice presidential debate I hear this kind of stuff about panels.”

Yes, that big, steaming pile of stuff again. And with those two sentences, Biden established that he’s an experienced vice president and equated his opponent with a figure who was not known for her expertise in much other than getting attention.

And that, young man, is how it’s done.


Adele M. Stan is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., who specializes in covering the intersection of religion and politics. She is RH Reality Check's senior Washington correspondent.

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