Appearing on ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, President Obama explained that his pop cultural tour to push Obamacare – a tour that has spanned from The Ellen Degeneres Show to the Funny or Die! sketch Between Two Ferns – was actually Lincolnesque. He stated:
First of all, if you read back on Lincoln, he loved telling the occasional bawdy joke, and he went out among regular folks. One of the hardest things about being President is being in a bubble that is artificial. Unless you make a conscious effort, you start to sound like some Washington stiff. So you got to consciously try to get out of that, if you want to remind yourself of the wonderful people you are supposed to be serving with a sense of humor and aren’t thinking every day of position papers.
Obama’s words were actually a rip-off of a defense used by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes shortly after Obama’s appearance on Between Two Ferns. Undoubtedly, the MSNBC-watching president parroted the Hayes line.
In that spirit, then, we present a list of the shows Abraham Lincoln would have appeared on to push his agenda:
WWE Monday Night Raw: The Great Emancipator would have been ready to rumble. Enshrined in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Lincoln once challenged an entire crowd to wrestle him: “I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.”
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: You’d better redneckognize! President Lincoln liked to test fire rifles outside the White House. And you know he’d be ready to enjoy himself some down home cookin’, being a good Kentucky boy and all.
The Real Housewives: If you thought these women were insane, wait until you meet Mary Todd!
Project Runway: Abe had his own style, top hat and all!
Extreme Home Makeover: Slogan: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Obviously, the Gettysburg Address would be given from the stage of the Oscars.
Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013). He is also Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.