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FILE – In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. The level of inconsistency and chaos surrounding Trump’s coronavirus response is reaching new heights, as Democrats show new signs of unifying behind presumptive presidential nominee Biden. (AP Photo, File)

Has Joe Biden had enough of Donald Trump calling him “Sleepy Joe”? It appears so. On last night’s episode of “Joe Being Joe,” Biden turned the tables on Trump, admonishing him to “wake up” and “get to work.”

Just one problem.

As the words were leaving his lips, Biden appeared to run out of gas, at which point he furtively looked down, whispered “thank you” into the microphone, quietly closed his notebook, turned, and walked off stage.

Speech over, thanks for coming.

During the lethargic speech in a Philadelphia suburb on Wednesday, Biden criticized Trump’s handling of the Wuhan virus, accusing the president of being more concerned with reopening the economy than with the safety of the American people.

Declaring that he’ll be “ready on day one,” Biden tore into Trump with the typical Democrat spiel about ignoring science relative to the virus, called for more stimulus money for businesses and people alike, and suggested that Trump is more concerned with “his own ego” than working for the people.

The American people need confidence of clear guidance, grounded in science that’s going to allow them to resume their daily lives. American businesses need the support of the federal government to continue to backstop them through the phases of reopening. And workers need assurances that their health is your first concern.

Americans need a president who will put the American people first, not his or her own ego. America needs a president who will do the work. I’m ready on day one — after more than three years in office, why isn’t Donald Trump ready?

Then came the “wake up” (yourself) jab.

Mr. President, wake up. Get to work. There’s so much more to be done.

Realizing the speech was over, the audience clapped wildly politely.

No word if Joe was given a blankie and pillow when he got offstage.

In related news, as reported by CNN — AKA: The Most Trusted Name in News™ — on Thursday, the Biden campaign is launching its first major ad buy of the general election.

The ads will air in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — battleground states won by Trump in 2016 —  as well as on national cable networks over the next five weeks.

In the first ad, titled “United Us,” Joe continues the same old “politics of division” rhetoric that Barack Obama honed to perfection throughout his eight years in office — with Joe dutifully at his side.

I won’t traffic in fear and division. I won’t fan the flames of hate. I’ll seek to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued our country, not use them for political gain.

Uh-huh. Like Obama before him, Joe now promises to unite America.


Arguably, America was more racially-divided after Obama and Biden left office than at any time since the Civil Rights movement of the 60s.

That said, is “Sleepy Joe” really the guy to unite a country wracked by racial strife? Or will he fall asleep at the switch again, just like he did for eight years under Obama? Where was Joe, then?

Given the Democrats’ proclivity for dividing black America against white America — see: “ballot box” — let’s bet on “b”, shall we?

Mike Miller
Political junkie. Former senior writer and editor at Independent Journal Review. Realist. Slayer of hypocrisy. Sports lover (except for soccer, of course). Insufferable pizza snob.
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