Skip to comments.Obama fires back: Lincoln ´loved´ racy jokes
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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Lincloln was known for his sharp wit and intelligence...-not ‘racy jokes’.
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Lincoln didn’t have a staff of 20 people writing “racy” jokes for him. Barry does.
Obama wouldn’t be capable of tying Lincoln’s shoe laces.
Doing a comedy/infomercial with an elite Hollywood movie star is Barry’s idea of being “out among regular folks,”
I doubt Abe would’ve corked up for a turn with a minstrel show while serving as President.
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”.
My fav is Ol Abe went out on a 3 day bender and the first thing out of his mouth was “ I FREED WHO !!!!!!!!!!”
That’s as close as he’s going to get.The “regular folks”in this country can’t tolerate his presence.
Lincloln was known for his sharp wit and intelligence
And people tend to forget he was a Republican, not a Democrat.
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.
Of course you have to go to the Daily Kos to find Lincoln’s ‘racy jokes’...
John Wilkes Booth also shot him in self defense because Abe Lincoln had a time machine.
Barky being so much like Lincoln and all. :=) Snicker
Man’s a fool.
Don’t care if saying it’s a sin....
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.
Does this guy ever stop being an idiot?
Actually, Lincoln was known for enjoying “ethnic” jokes. There’s a reason his favorite song was “Dixie.”
Those weren’t Lincolns jokes!! Those were the speech writers. Lincoln just read them from the teleprompter and everyone laughed.
Origninally, Lincoln floated the idea of simply deporting all the slaves.
Four Score..... were those four on teams in my bracket?
What was considered “racy” back then? Ankle jokes?
Need graphic of Abe filling out his NCAA bracket while the Civil War rages around him.
Police Squad! With Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln!
Racy humor of that era tended to be scatological, and sexual humor tended to be of the “farmer’s daughter” variety.
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
This is where “journalism” has gone...defending Obama’s photo ops and lies.
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.
Actually no he didn’t.
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 methat from these honored bled-white serfs called citizens, we take increased devotion to my political cause for which I gave up several rounds of golfthat I here highly resolve that these dead arent as important as my basketball bracketsthat this nation, under me, shall have a new birth of socialist benefitsand that government of the bureaucrats, by the progressives, for the liberal radicals, shall not perish from the evening news.
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.
Fewer than 3 years remaining in this communist bum’s 2nd term. Clown Prince nobama is insufferable. What a fool.
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!
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.
What is it with Leftists, and their need to tromp on the memories of significant men, to neutralize their own short-comings?
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.
Somehow I can’t imagine Lincoln doing “The Aristocrats.”
Obama better pray Lincoln’s not minding the pearly gates on the day he seeks admittance.
You forgot the SARCASM tag.
How many conversations DID Obama have with Lincoln?
Obama only knows Lincoln by watching some old Geico ads.
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 freedmens 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 didnt just flirt with the idea, as historians had previously known, but that he personally pursued it for some time.
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 Lincolns 1848 speech in the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the war with Mexico and the secession of Texas.
Why didnt 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?
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.
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 didnt.
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.
This is the only Lincoln that Obama knows-