I'll let you decide if the former president is throwing shade at the current president here.
Barack Obama was campaigning for pro-death "pastor" Raphael Warnock in Atlanta yesterday and during his speech, he made a bizarre comment about "Uncle Joe."
We all know some folks in our lives who, we don't wish them ill will, they say crazy stuff and we're like, 'Well, you know, Uncle Joe. You know what happened to him. You know, it's okay.' They're part of the family but you don't give them serious responsibilities.
Okay. There are several ways you could take this.
First, it's just an innocent comment about a random Joe Schmo with no other connotations.
But Joe Biden has been referred to by The Onion and left-wing comedians as "Uncle Joe" pretty regularly, even during the Obama administration. Obama may be nefarious, but he's not an idiot. You may have forgotten how, like his many drone strikes, he likes to be surgical in his linguistic assassinations.
Obama could easily be referring to Uncle Joe Biden, saying "we shouldn't give him real responsibilities," implying that Joe is incompetent to actually lead. It's like he's smiling and saying, "Hey, you really think we'd let Joe Biden govern? Don't worry, I've got it under control."
It wouldn't be the first time Obama completely denigrated his former VP.