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Biden Doesn't Like That You Call Him America's 'Goofy Uncle Joe'

"I beat every Republican in every poll when they thought I was running."

Vice President Joseph Biden is often referred to -- mostly affectionately -- as America's "Uncle Joe." But it seems he isn't such a big fan of the joke.

"I'm not comfortable with goofy Uncle Joe," the vice president told CNBC, arguing that the lighthearted nickname belies all the serious work he's done as veep.

"I ran the Recovery Act — beginning, middle and end. I did the Iraq thing," he said. "And by the way, the so-called goofy Uncle Joe — if you notice, I beat every Republican in every poll when they thought I was running [in 2016]. You notice that my favorability was higher than anybody that's running for office in either party."

A popular caricature used by The Onion, the meme is also based on silly comments Biden has made in real life ... like when he called the Affordable Care Act "a big f*cking deal" on live television. Or when he said that President Barack Obama "has a big stick."

At the same time, the vice president has also been a powerful advocate for gay rights, gun control, and the fights to end campus sexual assault and domestic violence.

And how can you not love a guy who fights for women's rights and pulls off aviators?

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