VP Debate Drinking Game: Because Biden vs Ryan Debate Is Only Tolerable With Beer Goggles

Official 2012 Election Vice Presidential Debate Drinking Game

October 11, 2012, 9:00pm


It's Thirsty Thursday — Vice Presidential Debate edition! Tonight's match-up at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky is the only debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, thank Zeus. Because let's face it: I don't want to watch this debate any more than you do. But, out of a weird sense obligation to be "informed" citizens in this ramshackle political system we call a democratic republic, we're going to watch this second-tier spectacle between two reincarnated used car salesmen. For liberals in the viewing audience, they can take solace in the fact that Biden can't do any worse against Ryan than Barack Obama did against Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate last week. Or can he?  

So here it is, the official PolicyMic Vice Presidential Debate Drinking Game!

And be sure to check out our highly popular presidential debate drinking game here.

WARNING: Drinking heavily during vice presidential debates may cause liver damage and feelings of inadequacy and powerlessness, unless there is a tie vote in the Senate, in which case, you'll just have to vote the way your boss tells you. 

Whenever the candidates say the following words or phrases during the debate, take a drink the for duration of time indicated.

THE GIMMEES (2 Seconds)

"Medicare"

"Budget"

"Deficit"

"Spending"

"Entitlements"

"Martha" 

"Romney"

"Obama"

THE PROBABLES (3 Seconds)

"Reagan"

"General Motors/GM"

"Class warfare"

"Bailout"

"Job creators"

"Borrow"

THE QUESTIONABLES (4 seconds)

"PBS"

"Broaden the base"

"Adult conversation"

"Path to Prosperity"

THE DOUBTFULS (5 seconds)

"Jimmy Carter"

"George W. Bush"

"Apple"

"I grew up in/I come from/I came from"

"Personhood"

"Church"

THE BLACKOUT-INDUCERS (Finish drink, get another, and finish that one immediately)

Ryan says, "Ayn Rand," "Atlas Shrugged," or "The Fountainhead"

Biden says, "This is a big fucking deal"

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