Beloved American comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield would be insulted if he were alive today because the hack on NBC just compared Biden to him. Chuck Todd said, “Joe Biden is really upset, he feels he’s being disrespected. He feels as if the party has never really—there is a little bit of Rodney Dangerfield in him.”
Quoting Biden Todd continued, “They’ve never really given me respect, they did not want me [Biden] to run in ’15 and look at what happened in ‘16 and they didn’t want me to run in ’20 and look what happened, I actually won. Now they don’t want me to run in ’24, does he have a point?”
Firstly, I would like to just note that respectable people take accountability for their actions—Biden refuses to admit to a single mess he has caused and we’re all supposed to just ignore his gaffes.
Secondly, Dangerfield was a beloved all-American comedian who would have likely been insulted by the reference. This is the man who prided himself on being a lady’s man despite his appearance but the women Dangerfield flirted with were all adults.
Not to mention, Dangerfield’s comedy wouldn’t survive Biden’s liberal world order. I can’t help but feel like this is a slight against the deceased comedian. I have no idea what Mr. Dangerfield’s political views are but this would certainly be an insult to anyone!
The crew continued on trying to excuse away Biden’s failures but ultimately settled on the notion that these are abnormal times and that we should just all accept an abnormal presidency.
CHUCK TODD: All right, let me switch a little bit to this issue of Joe Biden, Jeh, I will take you a first crack. Joe Biden is really upset, he feels he’s being disrespected. He feels as if the party has never really—there is a little bit of Rodney Dangerfield in him. They’ve never really given me respect, they did not want me to run in ’15 and look at what happened in ‘16 and they didn’t want me to run in ’20 and look what happened, I actually won. Now they don’t want me to run in ’24, does he have a point?
JEH JOHNSON: In a sense, yes I don’t know that and this is just instinct. I don’t know that Joe Biden has definitively made up his mind to run in 2024. I’m sure at some point he’s gonna have that conversation with his family. My advice would be unconventional.
If you are not running, make that announcement sooner rather than later. Even before the midterms.
TODD: It opens the floodgates that’s for sure.
JOHNSON: It gives others the opportunity to prepare and to get organized for 2024 do the opposite of what Donald Trump’s going to do, which is to keep us all in suspense until the last minute.
TODD: Ali, where is most of this hand-wringing about Biden coming from? I don’t sense it coming from congress, I sense it comes from governors and maybe those who want to run for President.
ALI VITALI: But of course, it would, right? I also do think there is some consternation around the idea that Biden came in saying he would restore institutional norms, and maybe it’s because we are going through the January 6 hearings, and maybe its because the economy looks the way that it does, there is this feeling like you promised me it would be normal and this doesn’t feel like a normal that I want to accept so certainly we are post normal in whatever sense that that means.