A new book is claiming that Barack Obama repeatedly wanted to dump Joe Biden as his VP and get him off the ticket.
It’s understandable when you listen to Joe Biden speak back then. He was a little more coherent, but he was still a buffoon.
Obama is really the best thing that ever happened to Biden. He would probably be retired by now if he had not become Obama’s VP.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
‘Shoot. Me. Now.’: Obama Wanted To Drop ‘Condescending’ Biden, New Book Says
Barack Obama and Joe Biden had such a “fraught relationship” that Obama wanted to drop Biden from the 2012 Democratic ticket, according to excerpts from a new book obtained by the Daily Mail.
Obama considered replacing his vice president with Hillary Clinton, leaving Biden “distraught,” according to The Long Alliance by Gabriel Debenedetti. Obama eventually stuck with Biden, though he was furious at his veep’s decision to blurt out the administration’s support for gay marriage, an announcement Obama wanted to make.
Biden’s actions were “tantamount to betrayal” and “an example of Biden trying to position himself in front of the president,” the book says, with staffers saying that “we can’t trust [Biden] to say his lines.”
For his part, Biden said he was “not going to grovel to this guy,” referring to Obama. “My manhood is not negotiable.”…
“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up,” Obama told a fellow Democrat during the 2020 presidential primary. He also urged Biden not to run in the 2016 election, again expressing support for Clinton.
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro made a great observation about this story.
The stories in which Obama seems most human and sympathetic are always the ones in which he's reacting to Joe Biden's bloviating asininity https://t.co/HQLEDzi2RL
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 31, 2022
It seems like Biden’s poll numbers go down every time he makes himself more visible by speaking. What does that tell you?