My Twitter Coverage of the #VPdebate. Now with more YouTube! and Sass!


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Baratunde Live Tweets #VPdebate

I like live-tweeting things. Here are some of the things I tweeted on 11 October 2012.

Storified by Baratunde · Fri, Oct 12 2012 08:19:45

I just found this to be really uplifting and inspirational.
Daily Reminder: @michellemalkin hates you.emokidsloveme
I began by setting up a few streams and feeds including following the general #VPdebate hashtag, some pro-Obama fact-checking sources, and comedy outlets that do truth better
for official real-time debate response from #TeamObama, follow @OFAdebates #vpdebateBaratunde
#VPdebate prep: "The 7 habits of highly misleading people" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge1lWvgdG1I http://youtu.be/Ge1lWvgdG1I via @youtubeBaratunde
Good video. Love the production values on the graphics.
Paul Ryan and His Many Methods of Misrepresentationbarackobamadotcom
As before any sporting event, I had to put my team gear on.
I added the @Obama2012 'Sunrise logo filter' to my pic. Get your own now at http://www.picswitch.com/s/vyfd3Baratunde
I watched from my office. Thanks YouTube!
I know you know it, but don't forget you can watch tonight's VP debate on #youtubepolitics: http://youtube.com/politicsOlivia Ma
Some questions as the debate was about to kick off? 
Will Paul Ryan admit to steroid use during tonight's #VPdebate? We shall see!Baratunde
Will Joe Biden acknowledge that he's a sexy motherfucka during tonight's #VPdebate? #doitjoeBaratunde
Zerlina is always a great source for political insights. 
I'm excited for Biden to call Ryan out for his anti-woman views. Biden the original author of the VAWA is perfect messenger!Zerlina Maxwell
Sometimes people talk to me, and I talk back to them. It's called "interactivity." Try it!
@baratunde perhaps less hope and change kool aid 4 you. Are you better off than 4 yrs ago? Honesty would say no.Penley Arnold
@PenleyArnold wow, you asked me a question then answered for me. do you know what you're talking about? honestly would say noBaratunde
Just look at that cool guy right there.
RT if you’re fired up, #ReadyForJoe: http://pic.twitter.com/82tvtgWeBarack Obama
people AT the #VPdebate have been told they can't tweet during event. #OverMyDeadIPhone #ThisIsAmerica #GiveUsUsTweets #YesAmistadReferenceBaratunde
Want to know what Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will say in tonight's #VPdebate? Then WATCH THE DEBATE! #imageniusBaratunde
Sure I dislike many on the right for their policies, but what I disklike more? Hashtag ignorance.
I'll be commenting live on the VP debate! RT this post and encourage others to join our conversation. #debate http://pic.twitter.com/86FZ09ycKarl Rove
@KarlRove official hashtag is #VPdebateBaratunde
Some good tweeple to follow for most live political events.
my favorite live tweeters: @elonjames @lizzwinstead @ashong @sarajbenincasa @thingxinc @onionpoliticsBaratunde
And we're off!
BIden's eyes to Ryan: don't mention my son's name again, son. #VPdebateBaratunde
it's easy to promote military intervention when you're not in office. #VPdebateBaratunde
MALARKEY! drink! Just because! #VPdebateBaratunde
How Romney and the Republicans are politicizing the attacks in Libya: http://OFA.BO/jgbrn4TruthTeam2012
"that's not presidential leadership." #VPdebate #ohsnapBaratunde
FACT: House GOP cut Obama admin’s request for embassy security funding by $128M in FY 2011 & $331 million in FY2012: http://OFA.BO/WsSLsbTruthTeam2012
PAUL RYAN JUST ACKNOWLEDGED THAT AMERICA SHOULD OCCASIONALLY APOLOGIZE. #VPdebate #campaignundermined #traitortoromneyBaratunde
this is not jim lehrer's debate. #VPdebateBaratunde
The team at Thing X (a crew of friends I used to work with at The Onion) were very forward-thinking and brave, as always.
Because no one else is brave enough to step up and do it, @thingxinc is live-tweeting the #vpdebate right now.Joe Randazzo
FACT: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has called President Obama’s support for Israel “unprecedented.”TruthTeam2012
When someone calls you friend, you aren't. #VPdebateBaratunde
I am in love with #MarthaRaddatz. She had me at her first follow up question. #inlove. @andreaxgrant @CindySThomas @baratunde @ashongApril Yvonne Garrett
During a debate, everyone is a fact checker.
#FALSE: That's not how you make a nuclear bomb. Contact us for more info. #xcheck #vpdebateThing X
Ryan shouldn't have much trouble seeing the world from the p.o.v. of an ayatollah considering his views on women's rights. #VPdebateBaratunde
Former Bush Under Secretary of State Nick Burns: President Obama has been “very tough with Iran.”TruthTeam2012
MALARKEY TWO TIMES! drink drink! #VPdebate #ILOVETHISGUYBaratunde
Hey, a Republican administration making up stories about weapons of mass destruction so they can go to war! What could go wrong?Anil Dash
FALSE: We lost the title of Great Satan to Belgium in 2011. #xcheck #vpdebateThing X
how much more supportive could the US be of #Israel without sending all newborn american babes to serve in the #IDF? #VPdebateBaratunde
I really thought Uncle Joe was doing a good job.
Joe Biden for president? #VPdebateBaratunde
"You don't read the statistics." - #UncleJoe #VPdebateBaratunde
"Mitt Romney's a car guy." No, Mitt Romney HAS a car guy, as a possession. #VPdebateBaratunde
FACT: Romney wanted to "Let Detroit go bankrupt," insists that the President’s rescue of the industry was a “mistake.”TruthTeam2012
But we can all see the world the way we want to.
Ryan just owned Biden. @PaulRyanVP @MittRomney #LikeABossBraeden Dempsey
Then Biden said this: 
And I've never met two guys who're more down on America across the board. We're told everything's going bad. There are 5.2 million new jobs, private-sector jobs. We need more, but 5.2 million -- if they'd get out of the way, if they'd get out of the way and let us pass the tax cut for the middle class, make it permanent, if they get out of the way and pass the -- pass the jobs bill, if they get out of the way and let us allow 14 million people who are struggling to stay in their homes because their mortgages are upside down, but they never missed a mortgage payment, just get out of the way. 
"MOVE BITCH, GET OUT THE WAY!" -@JoeBiden to the little boy on stage next to him. #VPdebateBaratunde
Ludacris - Move Bitch [Dirty]nicoda59
A great moment in debate history:
VP Biden on Paul Ryan: “He sent me 2 letters saying, ‘By the way, can you send me some stimulus money for companies here in WI?’”Obama 2012
FACT: Ryan slams the Recovery Act but asked for stimulus funds himself, including over $20 million for a Wisconsin energy company.TruthTeam2012
FACT: Multiple fact-checking groups called Romney’s attacks on Medicare "flat-out wrong" and "false line of attack."TruthTeam2012
The most important article I posted during the debate:
read this (or save for later). Tax cuts don't create jobs, according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/09/14/report-tax-cuts-for-wealthy-linked-to-income-inequality/ #VPdebateBaratunde
"Do you have any specifics?" asks #ModeratorOfTheYear #VPdebateBaratunde
It did take a while to talk about half the U.S. population, as Mira pointed out.
CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT VAGINAS NOW?????? #vpdebate IT'S WHERE YOU COME FROM, BOYS.MiraPtacin
Boom. Biden.
"Oh, NOW you're Jack Kennedy." #Awesome #VPdebateBaratunde
So Ryan is straight denying that Romney wants to increase defense spending? There's no shading this. That's dead wrong.Ezra Klein
. @Politifact: TRUE: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would spend $2 trillion that the military hasn’t even asked for. http://bit.ly/VFD3zTTruthTeam2012
i propose spending ALL the money on defense. that should take care of that. #VPdebate #WithLibertyAndDronesForAllBaratunde
@baratunde What about ponies?Nancy Goldstein
@nancygoldstein ponies communicate weakness to the ayatollahs!Baratunde
#ff @MarthaRaddatz #ModeratorOfTheYear #VPdebateBaratunde
Things I would pay for:
Martha Raddatz vs. Jim Lehrer debate next!Anil Dash
this sexual tension between biden and ryan is really something! #VPdebate #nojudgmentBaratunde
@baratunde It IS National Coming Out Day.Matt Nowak
@MattNowak1 that might explain it. thank you #vpdebateBaratunde
war, war, war, war, war, defense contractor profits, war, war, war, war, janesville. #VPdebateBaratunde
Ryan spoke about his pending child like this:
You know, I think about 10 1/2 years ago, my wife Janna and I went to Mercy Hospital in Janesville where I was born, for our seven week ultrasound for our firstborn child, and we saw that heartbeat. A little baby was in the shape of a bean. And to this day, we have nicknamed our firstborn child Liza, "Bean." Now I believe that life begins at conception.
don't all late term fetuses look like beans? #VPdebate #itstightinthereBaratunde
In my frenzy of typographical engagement, I threw in "late-term" erroneously. Fortunately, reasonable people on Twitter were there to help correct me.
@baratunde no you fucking moron...embrios look like beans...not late term...lemme guess...obamaMamajo
@tigergalore thanks for the correction you fucking heinous person. Have a lovely fucking Friday! Bless your goddamned heart!Baratunde
Rep. Ryan has cast 60 anti-choice votes during his time in Congress. http://OFA.BO/opwXcR #DetailsMatterAdam Fetcher
RADDATZ: I want to go back to the abortion question here. If the Romney-Ryan ticket is elected, should those who believe that abortion should remain legal be worried?
RYAN: We don't think that unelected judges should make this decision; that people through their elected representatives in reaching a consensus in society through the democratic process should make this determination.
"we don't think that unelected judges should make this decision." ? So you don't believe in the supreme court, the constitution? #VPdebateBaratunde
Fun fact about the conflict-seeking GOP ticket:
I'm not kidding. Number of times Mitt Romney’s 59-point “Jobs plan” mentions veterans? ZERO. Share this: http://twitpic.com/b2y27u #DetailsMatterBrent Colburn
"we can't keep spending money we don't have" says man who voted for two unfunded wars. #VPdebate #factsmatterBaratunde
A lot of conservatives replied to me that Biden also voted for these wars. My main point in posting this was that Ryan (and his party and many in the media) fancies himself some sort of mathematical, budget balancing, "serious" man about numbers, but he's woefully inconsistent. It's all malarkey, as Uncle Joe would say.
Schumer To Democrats: Pound Paul Ryan As A Fiscal 'Fraud'Senate Democrats' chief policy and messaging strategist is telling his members to hammer Mitt Romney's running mate Rep. Paul Ryan all th...
RADDATZ: Let me -- let me calm down things here just for a minute. And I want to talk to you very briefly before we go to closing statements about your own personal character. If you are elected, what could you both give to this country as a man, as a human being, that no one else could? 
"honesty" says liar. #VPdebate #evenhedidnotbelievehimselfBaratunde
As one who moderated dozens of social justice panels over the past decade, I bow down to @MarthaRaddatz! #WomanCrush @ashong @baratundeApril Yvonne Garrett
ok folks i'm done. that was fun. biden cut ryan off a few times too many but overall showed the young pup how to handle business. #vpdebateBaratunde
RT if you’re on #TeamJoe: http://pic.twitter.com/RxiQS5nsBarack Obama