Video: Biden taking Obama's deficit speech about as seriously as the rest of us

It wasn’t a serious proposal, so why keep up the pretense by staying conscious? O did what he had to do for 2012 by checking the “Republicans hate grandma” box and Biden did what he had to do by checking the “sleepytime comes after lunchtime” box. Or maybe not — maybe he’s not sleeping here but actually concentrating really hard to try to figure out how the hell the rich are singlehandedly going to close a $76 trillion long-term “fiscal gap.”

A third possibility: Maybe Biden was awake, listening intently, and just … couldn’t take it. It was, after all, “pitiful.”