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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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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.