Joseph D. McDonald Jr, A Republican sheriff out of Massachusetts, has refused to apologize for a totally outrageous and offensive joke he made about President Obama at a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.

Hoping to get some laughs, he told a story about Abraham Lincoln visiting Obama in his dreams and urging him to go to the theater.

In case you didn’t know, Lincoln was murdered in a theater.

From the Huffington Post:

Democratic critics say even a joke suggesting the current president might get shot was inappropriate, especially from a public safety official.

He told the Patriot Ledger of Quincy ( ) on Tuesday the uproar over an old joke is “absurd.”

He says it was no different than Democrats joking about former President George W. Bush going hunting with former Vice President Dick Cheney, who accidentally wounded a hunting partner in 2006.


Should McDonald apologize?

Were jokes about George Bush just as tasteless?

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