Former President Barack Obama just made an unfortunate gaffe about President Joe Biden’s mental state while campaigning in Georgia with incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) ahead of next week’s Senate runoff election against GOP challenger Herschel Walker.
Why isn’t the actual Biden campaigning for Warnock this week? Well, the reverend won’t say why he doesn’t want Biden on the campaign trail, but his absence was highlighted when Obama made a comparison between Walker and a “crazy” avuncular character most American families seem to have.
“We all know some folks in our lives, who we don’t wish them ill will. They say crazy stuff and we’re all like, ‘Well, Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him,’” Obama said to laughs from the audience. “They’re part of the family, but you don’t give them serious responsibilities.”
Fmr. President Barack Obama: "We all know some folks in our lives…they say crazy stuff…Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him. They're part of the family but you don't give them serious responsibilities." pic.twitter.com/PTmY1rGTrQ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 2, 2022
Obama’s comments came immediately after mocking Walker for a story he recently told about vampires and why he would want to be a werewolf instead. The 44th president said that Walker can be anything he wants to be — just not a United States senator.
While the remarks were intended to be a dig at the Republican candidate, they remind voters of Biden’s own failings.
To quote journalist Michael Kinsley, “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.”
In that case, it seems Obama just made a major gaffe about Biden.
It seems obvious that Biden isn’t actually in charge nor given any “serious responsibilities,” as Obama said about the fictional “Uncle Joe.”
White House staff repeatedly walk back his comments — on topics regarding the military, national security, and the pandemic, among others. He often claims an unknown group known only as “they” want him to take questions from certain reporters. He was given a notecard to remind him when and where to sit.
Even the Easter Bunny commands the president.
The message is that the current president isn’t responsible for what he says, calling on the press, choosing his own seat, or even how he spends his time at the holiday egg roll on the White House lawn.
It is exactly as Obama described.
To make matters worse, readers might remember the embarrassing scene at the White House last April. Obama returned to the Presidential Palace to commemorate the Affordable Care Act — AKA Obamacare.
Biden was completely ignored by everybody in attendance. The president was seen walking around by himself, pacing back and forth looking for somebody to speak with.
Meanwhile, Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris left poor Uncle Joe out to dry as they worked the room.
At one point, Biden even seemingly tried yelling to get Obama’s attention. When that didn’t work, he tugged on his former boss’ shoulder just so he would speak to him. Legacy Media ignored it, but the international press ate up the national embarrassment.
The following clip from The Telegraph, titled “Biden appears ‘lost’ in White House event as guests swarm around Barack Obama instead,” captured some of the worst moments of the affair:
Sky News Australia’s Chris Kenny also said the occasion was “extraordinary” while remaking, “A U.S. president you can ignore. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it?”
Now, Warnock is completely ignoring him on the campaign trail and Obama is making Freudian slips about Biden’s mental state.
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