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October 15, 2012

Pew Poll: Biden Pounded Ryan, 47-46;
But Independents Call It For Ryan, 50-39

Bill Maher was befuddled that Republicans would say this debate was close to a tie, with advantage to Ryan.

He figured it was just because we "lied." See, liberals admitted Obama won the first debate, but mendacious conservatives wouldn't admit that Biden kicked Ryan's ass in this one.

Let me offer a different theory: Liberals had to admit Romney trounced Obama because it was an absolute bloodbath. Meanwhile, conservatives say this debate was closer, advantage to Ryan, because that's what it was.

Which is what it was. Independents -- neutral-country judges in these verbal Olympics -- say Ryan beat Biden.

Was it a slaughter like the Romney beat-down? Nope. But a win's a win.

Incidentally, this polls was of adults. Not even registered voters, and definitely not likely voters. That accounts for Biden's alleged one-point curbstomping of Ryan.

So: That's why conservatives said a debate which Ryan won narrowly, was won narrowly by Ryan.

Because we actually see reality, and accurately describe it.


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