Livebloggging — DougJ

In addition to the hoedown at Coveritlive, I’ll be live-blogging here. Joe Patrice, a debate expert, will also be liveblogging here, logged on as me.

I’m drinking so I’ll start early. I’m watching MSNBC.


8:46 pm  I’m kind of over Ezra Klein.


8:54 I think Biden may have already lost this debate.

8:55 This election is already over. Maybe next time we will nominate a real progressive.

9:03 Ryan just seems like such a douche.

9:04 Biden out of the blocks strong, IMHO.

9:05 Ryan sucks. Crappy voice. That sigh.

9:05 Ryan really is bad, just doesn’t come across well on tv. And I said that as someone who doens’t think Mitt comes across that badly.

9:09 “These guys bet against America all the time”.

9:14 The trouble is that no one really cares about foreign policy.

9:18. Martha Raddatz is very good. I like her.

9:24. Joe is better than I am at this, so just read him. I’ll be joking around over at Coveritlive instead.

9:47 Ryan is impish and glassy-eyed.

9:53 Comment of the night from commenter elizabelle: “Ryan’s forehead looks like corduroy.”

26 replies
  1. 1
    Redshift says:

    If comments are enabled on this post, won’t it defeat the whole purpose of using Coveritlive?

  2. 2
    jwb says:

    Comments? I like how you play dangerously, DougJ!

  3. 3
    maven says:

    Does Ryan get to do exercises during this encounter?

  4. 4
    Anne Laurie says:

    I’ll be watching from the corner this time. Thank you, DougJ, and also MisterMix, for taking the time to deal with all this agita

  5. 5
    geg6 says:

    Thank heaven.

    And yeah, I’ve been over Ezra for a while now.

  6. 6
    dmsilev says:

    @Redshift: I think the idea is to give a fallback if when the main blog software goes belly-up.

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    Evolving Deep Southerner says:

    @Anne Laurie: Anne Laurie, I’m starting to believe that if I met all of the Balloon-Juice front pagers in person, you might be the only one I’d generally like. Well, you and maybe Kay. She seems cool, too.

  8. 8
    Joel says:

    Well done, DougJ.

  9. 9
    Joel says:

    Well done, DougJ.

  10. 10
    Joel says:

    Well done, DougJ.

  11. 11
    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @Joel: I just want to say good luck. We’re all counting on you.

  12. 12
    Anne Laurie says:

    Allergy season in Kentucky, if the CSPAN feed is any indicator…

  13. 13
    hilts says:

    Maybe next time we will nominate a real progressive.

    Chris Hedges / Amy Goodman 2016

  14. 14
    Evolving Deep Southerner says:

    Ain’t trying that shit downstairs. I think I’d spend so much time fucking with it that I’d miss the damn debate. I think we’ve pushed the concept of synchronous communication past its practical boundaries. I’ll stay here and read at my own damn pace.

  15. 15
    maven says:

    Wow Doug. You and Andrew can share your Prozac…..

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    I think Ezra is definitely a neo-liberal, but he did a great takedown of Willard’s variously dishonest stance on health care last week.

    It’s on. Come on, Uncle Joe! Stomp his ass.

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    MomSense says:


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    Randy P says:

    CSPAN is the only way to go

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    Tonal Crow says:

    Don’t you mean:

    8:54 I think Biden may have already lost this debate.
    8:55 This election is already over. Maybe next time we will nominate a real centrist, like Joe Lieberman, who will work with the Republicans in good faith.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Paul Ryan is looking down! Paul Ryan is looking down! AND TAKING NOTES! I hit the shift lock by accident, and this debate is over.

  21. 21

    Holy fuck. The Fate of Civilization is on Joe Biden’s shoulders.


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    Randy P says:

    Ryan’s first lie — no military guards in Libya. Was that 20 seconds in? Weren’t a couple of the dead guards?

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Looking down and taking notes is a sign of intelligence and leadership for Republicans, and a sign of weak-mindedness, wish-washyness, and depravity for Democrats. Didn’t you get the memo?

  25. 25
    Maude says:

    John, yer rotaters is off again.

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    Cassidy says:

    The State Dept. doesn’t use “military” guards anyway. They have Diplomatic Security Agents and the SPS contractors, as well as the PSS contracts.

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