President Barack Obama on Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis

I‘m a huge fan of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. My husband and I are obsessed with the retro cable access format and have watched each episode quite a few times. Galifianakis’ timing is crazy and his guests have a great sense of humor. (Have you seen his Happy Holiday’s Edition? It’s crack.) Bill O’Reilly’s panties are in a bunch because President Barack Obama appeared on the show to promote Obamacare.

O’Reilly doesn’t like anything the president does. I don’t support every single thing he does but I do give him props for using social media to make the message accessible. O’Reilly claims that President Lincoln would have neeeeever debased himself that way but, yo, isn’t that like saying, “President Barack Obama would have neeeeever owned slaves,” today, like Lincoln did not-so-way-back then? I wish O’Reilly would stop evoking Lincoln so much: we have been miseducated on who he really was and what the motives were behind the Emancipation Proclamation. And besides, if social networking were around back then, he may have been promoting something like, colonization as a way to confront the issue of slavery:

For much of his career, Lincoln believed that colonization—or the idea that a majority of the African-American population should leave the United States and settle in Africa or Central America—was the best way to confront the problem of slavery. — History Channel, read the rest of it here.

Now that’s an interview I wouldn’t have tuned into.

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