Why can’t Obama find a Commerce Secretary? Uhh … Abe Lincoln’s fault? Hooray for our favorite daytime teevee president! [YouTube]

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  • Ghengis

    More of a reference than a joke. Our first Family Guy president.

  • Mama Grizzly

    Watch out Letterman!

  • suchsweetthunder

    If loving him would be gay, I don’t want to be straight anymore.

  • hobospacejungle

    It’s funny because Abe Lincoln didn’t have a phone.

  • Norbert

    Is that the new Seal of the POTUS in the background? Goddam New York-San Francisco elitist hippie values.

  • o please

    [re=242780]hobospacejungle[/re]: … otherwise Obama’d ask him. Only to find out later they have existential differences.

  • WindbagCity
  • AxmxZ

    You can just see him basking in the glow of his own cute and the audience’s reflected adoration. Like a new hypostasis of Krishna Shyamasundara.

  • Internally valid

    Um, is Lincoln going to be our next commerce nominee failure? I know he was a “republican,” but that guy probably hasn’t paid taxes in a while.

  • SayItWithWookies

    “But then General Lincoln decided to join the CSA…”

  • shortsshortsshorts

    I don’t trust his humor. It’s almost, UnAmerican.

  • Magnus Maximus

    Man, Barry really cracked himself up with that one.

  • gurukalehuru

    It wasn’t really a very good joke, but I’ll give it a chuckle anyway, because it’s Barry.
    I’m a bit disappointed in the Clintonista tendency in his cabinet choices, and at the general tone of the stimulus package, because it does not say, “Kill and barbecue all the rich people,” but I don’t hate him yet. Ask me in 6 months.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=242780]hobospacejungle[/re]: [re=242788]o please[/re]: [re=242796]Internally valid[/re]: [re=242792]WindbagCity[/re]: Too Soon.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Joke all you want libtards. But this won’t prevent real Americans from realizing that under George W. Bush planes in New York crashed without any casualties, while under B. Husein Obama they plummet to the ground killing everyone.

    Worse President Ever!

  • bathalax

    right wing bloggers where are you? barry made a joke about abe. impeach him!

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    Today marks the first time in my life I have ever laughed out loud at a joke uttered by a president. I wuv him.

  • Cape Clod

    He went on to say, ‘only Lincoln would have accepted the position. Why? Because he wasn’t a spineless partisan douchenozzle, UNLIKE SOME REPUBLICANS I KNOW!’

  • Colander

    This isn’t as good as his ‘ginned up to spend a trillion dollars’ line from the other day, but it’s Friday, and his bill hasn’t passed yet, so I forgive him.

  • freakishlystrong

    It looks like democracy, (marxism), threw up on the wall behind him?

  • Bruno

    This is all just a recognition by the GOP that commerce no longer exists. It’s kind of like being the Secretary for the Telegraph Regulatory Authority

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=242815]bathalax[/re]: Don’t you know Reagan is their idol/God? Lincoln not so much. If Barry had made a joke about Reagan, there would have been a run on guns, ammo & ropes.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    It’s horrible about that plane crash in NY, but Morning Joe is actually talking about the plane crash instead of Judd Gregg & how much Barry sucks. It appears 50 people dying in a crash is the new bright shiny object to gawk at today.

  • freakishlystrong

    [re=242844]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Yes, it’s terrible, but being spared 3 hours of righ wing hate speech in the AM was refreshing, but not to worry, Monday, he’ll blame it on the Democrats.

  • eastcoastliberal

    [re=242844]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: My thoughts too but didn’t have the guts to say it.

  • eastcoastliberal

    Oh well nevermind…here’s Chuck Todd expounding on the fact that our Barry is so “embarrasssssssing”. Red flags and all that. Why do I watch Morning Joe? WHY?

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=242849]eastcoastliberal[/re]: Doh! Chuck used to be such a swell fellow–that WH correspondent gig has gone to his head & he feels he must now rag on Barry, too. Plus he hangs out with Joe & David Gregory too much now & their douchery has rubbed off on our good Chuck.

  • Crapola

    [re=242844]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Give it a day or two. Joe will eventually get around to placing Rahmbo on the wing of the plane a la ‘Nightmare @ 20,000 Feet’ in an effort to take attention away from the Gregg clusterfuck. Of course he’ll be joking, but I can hear the Paultards and Alex Jones cranking up the conspiracy machine as I type.

  • bitchincamaro

    [re=242835]freakishlystrong[/re]: It’s just that hack painter from Playboy, Leroy Neiman; Peter Maxx wasn’t available.

  • ifthethunderdontgetya”

    [re=242852]Crapola[/re]: Jones and the Paultards (band name!) have nothing on the shrieking harpy.

  • Paterlanger

    The Foxbots will try to spin this incident as another case of Barry “blowing it” but maybe it’s Senator Gregg who did the blowing. I’m wondering if this isn’t the first public instance of the RNC using its secret “Cocktober” files to force wayward Republicans to get with the program and stop being all bi-partisany with Barry.

  • Paterlanger

    P.S. David Denby. Sorry, you’re right, I have no rational reason to suspect that Judd Gregg is a pedophile and so this is the worst kind of snark. But the double consonants in his name, that’s a fair target, right?

  • pondscum

    [re=242844]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Drew Peterson was poised to take over the Today Show. And then I left for work…

  • hockeymom

    [re=242844]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: [re=242848]eastcoastliberal[/re]:
    Here’s my prediction…there will be the inevitable comparisons to Sully and some d-bag (Hannity, Rush?) will point out that the pilot in this tragedy was female.

  • Car Ramrod

    [re=242818]BobLoblawLawBlog[/re]: Today marks the first time in my life I have ever laughed out loud at a joke uttered by a president.

    I laughed pretty hard during “Foolmetwicegate.” But. Then I vomited on my shoes.

  • TGY

    Well, for Commerce a 200-year-old dead guy should do a pretty good job.

  • Crapola

    [re]ifthethunderdontgetya”[/re]: Just think: Bush would have been a brilliant preznit had he not been constantly undermined by all of those fucking Muslins.

  • you cannot be serious

    I lurves him so!

  • Not_So_Much

    Fuck it — I’ll be Commerce Secretary.

    I already got laid off from my real job, so I have the time. How hard can it be?

  • Fivetree

    Let’s just do what Juddkins wanted to do all along and abolish the damned department. No one ever came to anything but grief by being Commerce secretary: Henry Wallace? FAIL Maruice Stans? INDICTED Ron Brown? KILLED IN AIRPLANE CRASH It’s the Bermuda Triangle of the Cabinet …..oh, wait, maybe in another spasm of bipartisanshipnicity Hopey could nominate Walnuts and we’d never hear from him again.

  • randomsausage

    Barry could do stand-up. He just needs some decent material. That was shit.

  • Come here a minute

    [re=242960]Fivetree[/re]: Dick Cheney = Former CEO = 100% qualified.

    Expendable, also.

  • Custersdeadhorse

    Sarah Palin is a natural for the position as long as they don’t choose her to be the one to stay behind at State of the Union speeches in case all the others get captured/blown up. She could have her own giant fish tank that’s located in the building that no one visits and could work with the head of Algeria on his plan to convert Africa into a nation of one language and no need for passports to travel between its many counties that the rest of us thought were independent countries. She could even retrieve that trash bag full of only worn once designer outfits in a corner at the RNC. She could proclaim she is recycling, so she can be green.

  • DemmeFatale

    Fuck the Repubs. Fuck ’em all!

  • snideinplainsight

    Joe the Commerce Secretary? Hey, just thinkin’ out loud here. [bonk] NO NEED to THROW THINGS! [bonk] [bonk]

  • Fivetree

    [re=242983]Come here a minute[/re]: Good choice, maybe he would shoot himself in the face.

    And let’s not forget that Herbert Hoover was Commerce Secretary before he went on to become The President Who Caused The Great Depression. Herbert Hoover – GOT HIS ASS KICKED BY SOME GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR.

  • NoNewKidontheBlock

    Barry …. you are an stinky actor ! These sorry-ass jokes resemble your pain and insecurity. Even Hil’ry and Bid’n are start to getting apart … hummmm does that mean really something ???

    Don’t know …..anyhow bring another worthless tax-cheater … Keep looking….

  • heathenish

    Maybe someone from wonkette should apply for commerce sec. is there anyone out there who’s paid their taxes? or is that too much to hope for? Also I agree with Bruno about the Telegraph Regulation Agency, maybe we need to call it something new, not commerce, but un-commerce or something.

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