Former President Barack Obama appeared to make a Freudian error while speaking at a rally for Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in Atlanta on Thursday. He implied that President Joe Biden is not someone we should entrust with “real duties.”
The election between Warnock and Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate in the Peach State, has reached a runoff. The outcome of this contest will significantly impact the balance of power in the upper chamber. Both sides must win in order to succeed.
In their efforts to re-elect Warnock, the Democrats are pulling out the big guns, and Obama remains their most powerful weapon.
On Thursday, though, he appeared to target his former vice president.
During his speech at the gathering, Obama poked light of Walker’s remark that he would rather be a werewolf than a vampire.
“We all know some folks in our lives — we don’t wish them ill will — they say crazy stuff,” Obama said.
Then he slipped into an aside using one of the nicknames often applied to Biden. “You know, Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him. You know, it’s OK. 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 minor slip of the tongue reveals a another issue: Warnock does not appear to want Biden involved in his campaign. The president has not been requested to campaign in Georgia for Warnock.
Obama has also disregarded Biden. When the ex-president returned to the White House to attend a ceremony commemorating the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, Western Journal readers may recall a pitiful episode.
During the ceremony, Obama was the main attraction. Even when the current president sought to gain Obama’s attention, he was absolutely disregarded.
Watch these 13 seconds and tell me who Democrats think is President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/deRELUAsuV
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) April 5, 2022
Obama was plainly alluding to Biden in his Thursday remarks. But if you listen attentively, you will notice that the audience hesitated before laughing or clapping. Even Warnock supporters saw that Obama’s quip was a poor idea.
Regardless, it is also rather evident that he was correct. “Uncle Joe” should not be trusted with significant responsibility. Two terrible years serve as evidence of this.