While Joe Biden and Barack Obama were once opponents for the Democratic nomination, once Biden was chosen as Vice President, a real friendship was born and Americans loved it. Perhaps the only good thing to come out of the the transition from President Obama to Donald Trump, was the Obama/Biden ‘Bromance’ memes, which were both hilarious and touching. Biden, though, has one favorite and it, as well as anything, demonstrates the difference between Democrats and Republicans.
There’s perhaps nothing that better illustrates the deep bond between these two wonderful men than when President Obama awarded Vice President Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
While the tears flowed then and probably after, what kept us laughing during the transition were the memes…the glorious memes. Here are a few of them:
Biden: I'm gonna throw his wig into the fireplace
Obama: Joe don't
Biden: One Horcrux down, 6 to go pic.twitter.com/YJt4gXYFfq
— Hogwarts Logic (@HogwartsLogic) November 16, 2016
Biden: *whispers* I left a bag of Cheetos in the bathroom.
Biden: in case he needs to powder his nose.
Obama: Joe…. pic.twitter.com/GHUAqwrHlC
— Common White Girl (@girlposts) November 16, 2016
Trump: Can I get past
Biden: What's the password
Trump: I don't know
Biden: Losers says what
Obama: JOE pic.twitter.com/TB713TMsES
— Typical Girl (@SoDamnTrue) November 15, 2016
Joe: "What if we take batteries out of all of the remotes before we leave"
Barack:" Joe we can't-"
Joe: "Or we could cut all the cords" pic.twitter.com/wLD9Oe6Ugd
— memes (@memeprovider) November 11, 2016
Obama: It's gonna be ok but we have to move.
Joe: But how will Santa know where to bring my presents next year?
Obama: I'll tell him
— The Cultured Ruffian (@CulturedRuffian) November 13, 2016
Biden: Ok here's the plan: have you seen Home Alone
Obama: Joe, no
Biden: Just one booby trap
Obama: Joe pic.twitter.com/IDTc2L1sKF
— Dean E. S. Richard (@deanfortythree) November 11, 2016
Biden: Hillary was saying they took the W's off the keyboards when Bush won!
Obama: Joe put-
Biden: I TOOK THE T'S, THEY CAN ONLY TYPE RUMP pic.twitter.com/D6Vh7Zu429
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 13, 2016
biden: cmon you gotta print a fake birth certificate, put it in an envelope labeled "SECRET" and leave it in the oval office desk
obama: joe pic.twitter.com/uzHNPNT8dX
— memes (@DailyMemeSuppIy) November 11, 2016
Occasionally, the memes weren’t funny at all:
Biden: These memes are just an illusory escape from the public's feelings of utter powerlessness and uncertainty right now
Obama: Joe… pic.twitter.com/ozIoctMfpg
— lord crunkington III (@postcrunk) November 14, 2016
Then there was this one, which actually came from the Vice President:
Happy 55th, Barack! A brother to me, a best friend forever. pic.twitter.com/uNsxouTKOO
— VP Biden (Archived) (@VP44) August 4, 2016
Generally, the theme was the same: Obama the consummate professional and Biden as the impish sidekick. Some, though, joked that there could be a little more than just a platonic friendship.
Obama: "Joe, why are you still holding my hand?"
Biden: "I wanna freak Mike Pence out"
Obama: "But why?"
Biden: "Just roll with it" pic.twitter.com/o5KZZ0Ysgz
— thomas a moore ? (@Thomas_A_Moore) November 12, 2016
Biden’s favorite meme is one of those:
"See? Doesn't this feel right?"
"Joe I'm not leaving my wife for you."
"You said we'd be together forev-"
"8 years. I said 8 years." pic.twitter.com/C2PoAXCD00
— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) October 17, 2016
And that, in a nutshell, is the difference between Democrats and Republicans. To Republicans, humor is cruel and the idea of even joking about two men loving each other, even in a platonic way, is revolting. Democrats know there’s no shame in love…period.
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