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Obama fires back: Lincoln ´loved´ racy jokes
The Hill ^ | 3/20/14 | Justin Sink

Posted on 03/20/2014 6:12:45 PM PDT by Nachum

President Obama pushed back on criticism of his recent appearance with comedian Zach Galifianakis to promote the Affordable Care Act, noting that President Lincoln "loved telling the occasional bawdy joke." The president´s remarks, during an interview with ESPN Radio´s Colin Cowherd that aired Thursday, were an indirect jab at Fox News host Bill O´Reilly, who argued during a segment of his show earlier this month that the 16th president would never have agreed to such an appearance. "First of all, if you read back on Lincoln, he loved telling the occasional bawdy joke and being out among regular folks," Obama

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KEYWORDS: celebrity; jokes; lincoln; obama; obamalegacy; presidentdouchebag; racy; revisionisthistory; theobamashow
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Abraham Lincoln is my name
And with my pen I wrote the same
I wrote in both hast(e) and speed
And left it here for fools to read.
1 posted on 03/20/2014 6:12:45 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Lincloln was known for his sharp wit and intelligence...-not ‘racy jokes’.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 6:14:52 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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3 posted on 03/20/2014 6:15:47 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Lincoln didn’t have a staff of 20 people writing “racy” jokes for him. Barry does.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 6:16:57 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

Obama wouldn’t be capable of tying Lincoln’s shoe laces.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 6:17:28 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

Doing a comedy/infomercial with an elite Hollywood movie star is Barry’s idea of being “out among regular folks,”


6 posted on 03/20/2014 6:19:08 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Cicero

I doubt Abe would’ve corked up for a turn with a minstrel show while serving as President.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 6:20:41 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Nachum

Mac Daddy, “Don’t blame me Lincoln made me do it so it’s his fault not mine and if you keep it up I’ll take my dolls and go pout in the corner and suck my thumb”.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 6:20:54 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Nachum

My fav is Ol Abe went out on a 3 day bender and the first thing out of his mouth was “ I FREED WHO !!!!!!!!!!”


9 posted on 03/20/2014 6:20:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: DManA

That’s as close as he’s going to get.The “regular folks”in this country can’t tolerate his presence.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 6:22:07 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Nachum

Lincloln was known for his sharp wit and intelligence

And people tend to forget he was a Republican, not a Democrat.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 6:22:30 PM PDT by rey
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To: Nachum
Lincloln was known for his sharp wit and intelligence...-not ‘racy jokes’.

It was said that you had to lock up the children and preachers when Honest Abe came to town. In Illinois, Linclon was a famous retailer of filthy stories.

12 posted on 03/20/2014 6:24:10 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: SeeSharp

Of course you have to go to the Daily Kos to find Lincoln’s ‘racy jokes’...

Lincoln: X-Rated

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/01/14/684142/-Lincoln-X-Rated#


13 posted on 03/20/2014 6:27:20 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AATDhGrhyjU

John Wilkes Booth also shot him in self defense because Abe Lincoln had a time machine.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 6:27:33 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Nachum

Barky being so much like Lincoln and all. :=) Snicker


15 posted on 03/20/2014 6:28:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

Man’s a fool.

Don’t care if saying it’s a sin....


16 posted on 03/20/2014 6:31:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Nachum

Can you see that affirmative action Kenyan phony writing the Gettysburg Address? He couldn’t even correctly punctuate it, much less write it or understand it. How dare he compare himself to Lincoln in any way.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 6:33:49 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Nachum

Does this guy ever stop being an idiot?


18 posted on 03/20/2014 6:36:22 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Unpossible !!


19 posted on 03/20/2014 6:37:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Nachum

Actually, Lincoln was known for enjoying “ethnic” jokes. There’s a reason his favorite song was “Dixie.”


20 posted on 03/20/2014 6:39:48 PM PDT by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: Nachum

Those weren’t Lincolns jokes!! Those were the speech writers. Lincoln just read them from the teleprompter and everyone laughed.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 6:40:02 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: RebelBanker

Origninally, Lincoln floated the idea of simply deporting all the slaves.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 6:40:29 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: LibWhacker

Four Score..... were those four on teams in my bracket?


23 posted on 03/20/2014 6:40:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

What was considered “racy” back then? Ankle jokes?


24 posted on 03/20/2014 6:41:42 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: DManA

Need graphic of Abe filling out his NCAA bracket while the Civil War rages around him.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 6:47:19 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Snickering Hound
John Wilkes Booth also shot him in self defense because Abe Lincoln had a time machine.

Police Squad! With Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln!


26 posted on 03/20/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

Racy humor of that era tended to be scatological, and sexual humor tended to be of the “farmer’s daughter” variety.


27 posted on 03/20/2014 6:48:30 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Politicalkiddo
A 'Racy" Lincon joke:

He frequently told the story of how an Englishman kept a picture of George Washington in a privy, since it had the effect of making "an Englishman S-h-t...." "In the morning after My Marriage," Christopher C. Brown told William Herndon, "Lincoln met me and Said--'Brown why is a woman like a barrel--' C.C.B. could not answer. Well Said Lincoln--You have to raise the hoops before you put the head in.'"

-And no teleprompter

28 posted on 03/20/2014 6:50:01 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

This is where “journalism” has gone...defending Obama’s photo ops and lies.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 7:06:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum

In public speeches? There’s more than a little difference between what a president does in his free time and what he does for official business.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 7:07:40 PM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: Nachum

Actually no he didn’t.


31 posted on 03/20/2014 7:10:02 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: LibWhacker

If O-Bass-Turd had been there, it would have sounded like this:

Fifty seven years ago my socialist, Marxist, Kenyan anti-American father brought forth on this continent an idea of a nation, conceived in social justice, and dedicated to the proposition that majority rules and lots of pie for all.

Now I am engaged in a great civil war, testing whether the nation of bitter-clingers, or any nation I have conceived and so dedicated towards their destruction, can endure long enough for me to see it crumble before I leave office. I have been to the great battlefield of that war. I have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who escaped that battle with their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that I should do this.

But, in a larger sense, I can not dedicate, I can not consecrate, I can not hallow this ground. The brave men in front of me, who died here, have consecrated it for me, far above their poor power to add or detract anything buy my own interests, but I can do so with impunity. The world will little note, nor long remember what anyone but me did here, but it can never forget what I said here, which will be on an iPod mini that I will give as a gift to the next visiting head of state.

It is for me the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for me to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before me—that from these honored bled-white serfs called citizens, we take increased devotion to my political cause for which I gave up several rounds of golf—that I here highly resolve that these dead aren’t as important as my basketball brackets—that this nation, under me, shall have a new birth of socialist benefits—and that government of the bureaucrats, by the progressives, for the liberal radicals, shall not perish from the evening news.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 7:16:03 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Nachum

I have to agree with Obama on this. His law partner Herndon wrote in his memoirs that Lincoln could tell a dirty joke better than anyone he’d ever met.

I’ve heard this many, many times before. Besides, if it’s a question of intellect between BOR and BHO, they both lose.


33 posted on 03/20/2014 7:35:00 PM PDT by Carl from Marietta
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To: rlmorel

Fewer than 3 years remaining in this communist bum’s 2nd term. Clown Prince nobama is insufferable. What a fool.


34 posted on 03/20/2014 7:35:55 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Nachum

Fascinating how a pseudo-president can try to soil and demean one of our greatest presidents just like that sexual pervert from Arkansas did after he got caught being a sexual molester.

Leave it to this non-American to trash a fine man. What a scumbag!


35 posted on 03/20/2014 7:36:22 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: hal ogen

I cannot believe he made it into office, and unbelievably made it in for a second term.

I lost all faith in the American electorate, in much the same way I have lost all faith in the legislative branch and judicial branches of our government.


36 posted on 03/20/2014 7:53:41 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Nachum

What is it with Leftists, and their need to tromp on the memories of significant men, to neutralize their own short-comings?


37 posted on 03/20/2014 7:55:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Nachum

I’ve read ‘Lincoln’s Yarns and Stories: Witty Anecdotes that Made Him America’s Favorite Story Teller’ forward and backward.
Our 16th president loved sly humor, but I don’t recall a single bawdy or ‘racy’ story.
Lincoln was also known as “Honest Abe”; I think ‘Bathhouse Barry’ is lying again.


38 posted on 03/20/2014 8:43:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Nachum

Somehow I can’t imagine Lincoln doing “The Aristocrats.”


39 posted on 03/20/2014 8:44:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

Obama better pray Lincoln’s not minding the pearly gates on the day he seeks admittance.


40 posted on 03/20/2014 11:28:34 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: SeeSharp

You forgot the SARCASM tag.


41 posted on 03/21/2014 5:10:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum; Revolting cat!

How many conversations DID Obama have with Lincoln?


42 posted on 03/21/2014 5:11:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Nachum

Obama only knows Lincoln by watching some old Geico ads.


43 posted on 03/21/2014 5:12:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Slings and Arrows

44 posted on 03/21/2014 5:12:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: rockrr

Actually, yes he did. Unless you are trying to parse the part about it being his idea. But deportation was something he was looking at.


The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S.

Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents.

Historians have debated how seriously Lincoln took colonization efforts, but Mr. Magness said the story he uncovered, to be published next week in a book, “Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement,” shows the president didn’t just flirt with the idea, as historians had previously known, but that he personally pursued it for some time.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/feb/9/book-lincoln-sought-to-deport-freed-slaves/#ixzz2wbOHda6t

And of course there is this:

“My declarations upon this subject of negro slavery may be misrepresented, but can not be misunderstood. I have said that I do not understand the Declaration (of Independence) to mean that all men were created equal in all respects.” Debating with Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln said, “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of … making voters or jurors of Negroes nor of qualifying them to hold office nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races, which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.”

And just for the fun of it, from Front Page Magazine:

Lincoln did articulate a view of secession that would have been welcomed in 1776: “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one that suits them better. … Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit.” But that was Lincoln’s 1848 speech in the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the war with Mexico and the secession of Texas.

Why didn’t Lincoln feel the same about Southern secession? Following the money might help with an answer. Throughout most of our history, the only sources of federal revenue were excise taxes and tariffs. During the 1850s, tariffs amounted to 90 percent of federal revenue. Southern ports paid 75 percent of tariffs in 1859. What “responsible” politician would let that much revenue go?


46 posted on 03/21/2014 6:07:54 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: Lee'sGhost

I know you were trying for a grand and glorious gotcha but you fell short (again).

Thanks for the link to that book. I’ll look for it when it comes out. But I doubt that it will show anything new. Lincoln’s views on blacks were mainstream American for his time. Most people regretted ever introducing them onto our continent and were uncomfortable having them around. And his views on slavery were mainstream-northern - he favored the elimination of slavery and for blacks to just go away. There’s nothing unusual in any of that. That was the general sense of the times.

Unless you were a southern slaver that is. In that case you had no use for the darkies as humans but they made great pack mules. You owed your prosperity to their exploitation and weren’t about to allow anyone to futz with your investment.

Yes, it is true that Lincoln contemplated what to do with blacks in the eventuality of the elimination of the Particular Institution, and he explored to possibility of voluntary emigration. And you’re right in that it wasn’t an original idea but rather one that he read contemplated by Thomas Jefferson - only in Jefferson’s case it DID involve (involuntary) deportation.

Also, I see more than a few Lost Cause Losers toss off Lincoln’s quote regarding the right to revolution and, sure enough, you fail to understand its import.

Lincoln believed in the God-gifted right of self-determination. He understood (infinitely better than you) the process of soap box, ballot box, and ammo box. He knew that there must be a reservation for the pursuit of revolution - that it had to be for a moral purpose and by moral men. The southron slavers fit none of that description. Their motives were unjust, unholy, and depraved. Their methods were similarly contemptible. They exercised their right of revolution for a lost cause and mewling about tariffs or mis-applied “states rights” will never change that.


47 posted on 03/21/2014 6:56:53 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

Lordy! A simple, “you’re right” would have sufficed. You said NOTHING that supported your original statement or corrected mine.

Nacham said: Origninally, Lincoln floated the idea of simply deporting all the slaves.

You said: Actually no he didn’t.

I just documented that, indeed, he did.

End of discussion. Just for once in your pathetic, misguided life admit you are completely and utterly WRONG. I don’t now if would help recover any credibility, but it would at least demonstrate a little character.

BTW...the book came out in 2011. No need to wait.

http://www.amazon.com/Colonization-After-Emancipation-Movement-Resettlement/dp/0826219098/ref=la_B004IA7HBI_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395411133&sr=1-1


48 posted on 03/21/2014 7:18:21 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: dforest

This is the only Lincoln that Obama knows-

“Gay Bar”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTN6Du3MCgI


49 posted on 03/21/2014 7:37:06 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Lee'sGhost
Except that I'm not wrong. Lincoln NEVER contemplated the idea of enforced emigration (deportation). If in the highly unlikly event that you should find evidence to the contrary please present it. I seriously doubt that you in your pathetic, misguided life will ever get it however.
50 posted on 03/21/2014 9:14:03 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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