Fresh off the Democratic National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden used two appearances in Ohio on Saturday to mock the Republican National Convention in Tampa and accused his opponents of not having the courage to explain their policies. Those and other comments were quickly labeled as “false and discredited attacks” by the Romney campaign.

Biden even went galactic: claiming that a Martian visiting the RNC would have, essentially, been lost in translation.

“If you had been dropped down from Mars, (if) you’d been in a time capsule for the last 100 years, and you got dropped down from Mars and turned on the convention and you heard them talking about Medicare, you’d think they really cared about it,” Biden said. “You’d think it’s something they thought of.”

“Wouldn’t you have thought, ‘These guys, man, they must’ve come up with this idea and they’ve defended it all along.’

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