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Obama fires back: Lincoln 'loved' racy jokes
« on: March 20, 2014, 02:11:00 PM »

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Re: Obama fires back: Lincoln 'loved' racy jokes
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 04:47:43 PM »
Yes, Lincoln liked, and occasionally told a bawdy joke.  But almost without exception, there was a moral or lesson attached to them.  Plus he didn't have someone leading him to come up with a joke, he didn't have a teleprompter, everyday citizens used to sleep on the WH floor overnight if they wanted to see him the next day, he didn't talk about how wonderful he was, and he had a Civil War (brought on by pro-slavery democrats) to contend with.  Things were a bit different.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

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