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Obama fires back: Lincoln īlovedī 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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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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