It’s embarrassing. Not just the fact that Joe Biden has no natural teeth or hair, it’s just the whole idea that he has no ideas.
As he’s fond of saying, “A day without ideas is like a Tuesday, I think.” At least President Obama knew when he was bowing to Saudi kings, they were somehow superior beings. Joe, unfortunately for all of us now, seems to think everyone he meets is a superior being. That’s why some of us call him Jobama, because whatever he does know about his job he apparently learned from his former boss, who also never thought too highly of Joe, the poor old thing. So for Jobama, essentially the job is bowing to kings and more recently kow-towing to the men who look like the men who used to iron his shirts in the Chinese laundry.
Staffers bring Jobama sweeping, complex legislation to sign and without a thought for the people these royal decrees will affect or consultation with their elected representatives, he bows his nearly useless head to the Resolute Desk, gets confused about what to do with the signing pen, tries to put it in his suit coat pocket but can’t find the pocket with both hands, gives up, puts the pen in his pants pocket where it’s sure to leak. Like President Obama said, “Never under-estimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.” Like I said, embarrassing.
But not for Jobama as he mumbles happily to perhaps friendly elves sitting nearby and, lucky duck, finds another pen thoughtfully placed on the desk next to the Executive Order. He looks at the pen with happy wonder for a moment and signs his lunch voucher or hall pass, or whatever it is they have for him today, and bows to the camera assistant standing nearby who seems surprised.
Now, the superior beings for whom Joe works may find this amusing – the obedient old grifter punching in for his 30 minute work day, but many of us find it worrisome because we don’t know who, exactly, Jobama works for. We have to guess they are the same people who kept him locked in his cellar during the campaign for the White House, but then some of us think they must be those men who look like the men who used to iron his shirts.