Wasserman Schultz chastises raunchy Oscars featuring Michelle Obama

The jury is still out on Seth McFarlane’s performance hosting the Oscars Sunday night, but it seems no one gave a thumbs up on the tasteless joke he made about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

The crowd groaned, gasped and even unleashed a few “boos” when McFarlane said:

This is interesting, Daniel Day-Lewis not the first actor to be nominated for playing Lincoln. Raymond Massey portrayed him in 1940’s “Abe Lincoln In Illinois.” This is true. I would argue, however, that the actor who really got inside Lincoln’s head was John Wilkes Booth.

To the audience’s reaction, McFarlane replied, “Really? A-hundred-and-fifty years, and it’s still too soon, huh?”

McFarlane threatened Napoleon jokes would follow, but instead, anti-Semitic jokes told by his bear Ted garnered harsh a Twitter response from none other than the ultra-liberal Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

According to Twitchy:

DWS Oscars tweet

Which prompted a conservative response:

Laura Ingraham Oscar tweet

If that wasn’t enough, the evening ended with a surprise appearance by first lady Michelle Obama, surrounded by military personnel, to present the Oscar for best picture. The move drew mixed reviews and even criticism from some journalists who called it “stupid and pointless,” according to Fox News.

See the video of the McFarlane’s Lincoln joke from NewsBusters here:

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR

  • http://yahoo jim

    people in hollywood have no morals at all. they all suck. no respect for anyone or anything but the money. :(

  • Maggie

    When your standards are lower than DWS,you have to be a deep earth worm. A woman who lies w/o blinking an eye and steals from the working to give to the lazy w/o taking a breath and spends her days defending this corrupt administration,well,you might as well take the show off the air. Right? No,my guess is more libs will watch next year.

  • Michael Nappi

    I turned on the Oscars twice last night. the first time I saw the cat of Django Unchained on stage. I immediately changed the channel as I refused to watch them honor a movie celebrated racism and gun violence, made by a bunch of people who are against the second ammendment.

    The second time I tried turning back to the Oscars I saw Hanoi jane Fonda herself walking on stage. I will never watch them again. I will never pay to see another movie unless it is by the very few stars worthy of respect such as Clint Eastwood.

    I'm glad I didn't turn back to it. Seeing Michele Obama would have only made a bad evening worse. That's the trouble with the country right now, the Obamas have too many people thinking the Obamas are royalty and celebrities instead of the public servants that they are supposed to be.

  • ms moommist

    OMG, the raunchy chastises the raunchist!

  • Angie

    The appearance of Michelle Obama was really tasteless but she would do anything to get coverage; besides, she looks oglier than ever.