Politically Incorrect Joke Abraham Lincoln Once Told Perfectly Describes Politics Today

When Abraham Lincoln was only 33 years old, he gave what would become one of his most famous speeches before the Springfield Washington Temperance Society.If you’ve never heard of the speech before, you can read the whole thing here, but what I want to focus on is the slightly off-color Irish joke that Lincoln tells. Today, we would call this “politically incorrect,” but the meaning behind the joke is just as true and useful today as it has ever been.That’s because Lincoln...

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