Biden Looks Completely out of It During Obama WH Visit – Opinion

Barack Obama visited the White House again Tuesday. This was his return to Washington since 2017. He was there for the recognition of the 12th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which resulted in many people (including me) losing the health care plans they had, despite Obama’s lie that you could keep your plan.

Mike Miller (my colleague) pointed this out earlier.

Obama’s “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it” promise was named Politifact’s 2013 Lie of the Year. He made the same promise about “your doctor,” with the same results. O promised that the family’s average premium for health insurance would drop by $2,500 within the first year. However, premiums rose by over 60% in four subsequent years.

But here he was, with Joe Biden, trying to sell how wonderful it is that we all had to pay more — assuming we could even get the good coverage or the doctor we liked that we may have had before.

Obama may have thought that his appearance would make Joe Biden more attractive, but it could be the reverse. It was obvious that Obama and Joe Biden had a strikingly different look. Obama — while older than he was in office, is still coherent and energetic. Obama looks older than Joe Biden next to him, but he is still coherent and energetic.

Obama joked that Biden was still his Vice President.

When Biden was supposed to do his part, it wasn’t clear that he knew.

Biden continued his strange whispering act, making Obama look embarrassed. Joe doesn’t seem to understand that the term “Obamacare” was a bit of a slight against the plan.

This was a complete mess. I think he’s trying to say that he had some experience to be able to put through the American Rescue Plan because of the work done on Obamacare. But he doesn’t seem to know what he’s saying.

He squints to read — so he’s likely looking at a teleprompter but, still, it’s incomprehensible; he trips all over himself and refers back to “when we were president.”

Kamala Harris presented Obama. Biden then stood at the side, just looking out from it. Biden pulled out something that looked like gum or candy to eat while Obama spoke, and did not seem to pay any attention.

It went from there downhill.

Everyone was talking to Obama after the ceremony and completely ignored Biden. First, Biden seemed disoriented.

He appeared desperate to get noticed. However, everyone kept shunning him. Joe was not included in their conversation. Biden even tries to get Obama’s attention, putting his hand on his shoulder, but Obama continues to talk, not acknowledging him, in this clip.

Now, I don’t know who filmed this event, but they interestingly picked up — or maybe focused on — this treatment of Biden.

This just didn’t look good at all. It didn’t look like Biden was in charge, it looked like everyone was sucking up to Obama, which can’t make the insecure Biden feel good and will likely feed the flames of those who think Obama is the power behind the scenes.

Joe Biden’s thoughts are pretty well summarized in this sentence.

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