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Barack Obama Still Fighting to Keep His Blackberry
Technology Expert ^ | November 28, 2008

Posted on 11/27/2008 7:20:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

It's become a cause for some: to let Barack Obama keep his BlackBerry when he takes office.

What stands in the way? The primary concern has been the Presidential Records Act, which requires all presidential documents to be put in the official record.

Now, realistically, no matter what people say, it's not so much about national security as it is as making sure that if a "Watergate" happens, We The People have plenty of evidence to back it up. Ans as that's the issue, what's the problem.

We can track his cell phone calls. We can track his emails. So let him keep the BlackBerry (shoot, let him get a BlackBerry Bold or Storm if he wants).

Last night Barbara Walters had an exclusive interview with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on ABC. Besides suggesting a dog for the Obamas (who doesn't nowadays?), she ask him about his beloved BlackBerry.

"One of the things that I'm going to have to work through is how to break through the isolation, the bubble that exists around the president. And I'm in the process of negotiating with the Secret Service, with lawyers, with White House staff ... to figure out how can I get information from outside of the 10 or 12 people who surround my office in the White House? Because one of the worst things I think that can happen to a president is losing touch with the struggles that people are going through every day."

After all, he has to be able to keep in touch with Oprah. Seriously, though, Obama used technology to his advantage during the election. He's going to be the first president with a laptop (though we don't know if it's going to be Windows or Mac --- I predict Windows because it's probably easier to fit into the rest of the White House IT infrastructure), so why not the first President with a BlackBerry?

Otherwise, our President may be experiencing the withdrawal shown in this video:


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: addiction; adolescentpresident; barackobama; bho2008; blackberry; npd; obama; obamatransitionfile; presidentelectobama; securityrisk
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1 posted on 11/27/2008 7:20:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the boy needs to grow up he has not the foggist idea what this is all about plus just who will he be talking to on that thing


2 posted on 11/27/2008 7:24:08 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One of the things that I'm going to have to work through is how to break through the isolation, the bubble that exists around the president.

Might I suggest a myspace account? That would be so totally cool to be on his friends list. We could be BFFs (which I believe stands for Ben Folds Five, although I'm not entirely sure what that means).

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

3 posted on 11/27/2008 7:24:27 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that Obama is showing just how little he understands what he has gotten himself (and us, unfortunately) into. I think that he doesn’t have a clue what he is going to do. He certainly doesn’t know the proper protocol for a “POTUS in waiting”, just as neither Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton seem to know the proper role of a former POTUS.


4 posted on 11/27/2008 7:26:43 PM PST by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So the guy wants to be President of the United States and yet walk around with a device in his pocket that can give virtually anyone who's at all technically competent a PRECISE LOCATION.

Simple choice ~ withdraw now and keep his Blackberry, or decide to be voted in and give it up.

I hope that latest briefing with President Bush let him know how utterly dangerous being President really is, and that there are people out there who really do want to kill you no matter what you do or how many butts you kiss.

5 posted on 11/27/2008 7:29:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had no idea Obama had friends. Who are these people he wants to talk to?


6 posted on 11/27/2008 7:29:46 PM PST by Chris DeWeese (http://www.lifeinkc.com)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Hahaha.

We’ve got a teenager going to the White House. Oh, God.


7 posted on 11/27/2008 7:32:54 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: ReneeLynn

>Hahaha.
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>We’ve got a teenager going to the White House. Oh, God.

Yeah, too bad those Constitution framers didn’t put an age requirement on being president. [/sarc]


8 posted on 11/27/2008 7:36:51 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Chris DeWeese

Bernadine Dohrn, Hugo Chavez, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Fidel Castro, Mayor Daley, etc...


9 posted on 11/27/2008 7:38:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: al baby
plus just who will he be talking to on that thing

It's easy to answer. He has no idea what to do when things happen in the world, so he needs a permanent link to his advisers who will make the decision for him. Who are these advisers? Look at his cabinet picks, his campaign staff and see for yourself. He definitely knows who to call (can't vouch that he knows more than that, though.)

10 posted on 11/27/2008 7:39:19 PM PST by Greysard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does the Pope have a Blackberry?
Does Queen Elizabeth II?

Welcome to the Big Leagues, Excellency! They don’t play with gadgets and toys in the Big Leagues.


11 posted on 11/27/2008 7:39:33 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
scarlet Pictures, Images and Photos

He wants to keep the Blackberry so he can keep texting with Miss Scarlet.

I don't blame him...

12 posted on 11/27/2008 7:42:26 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: muawiyah
I hope that latest briefing with President Bush let him know how utterly dangerous being President really is, and that there are people out there who really do want to kill you no matter what you do or how many butts you kiss.

That was especially true for President Bush. And the ones that really wanted to get him were on MSNBC and the Comedy Channel (remember Jon Stewarts "snipers wanted" crap)

13 posted on 11/27/2008 7:43:45 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good grief the guy won’t even turn over his birth certificate. Do we think he’d give up his private blackberry? Everything that applied to every president before doesn’t apply to this buffoon.


14 posted on 11/27/2008 7:44:29 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: PistolPaknMama

The fault is in the buffoonery of the American people. Shakespeare said it this way, “The fault, Dear Brutus, lies in ourselves. We are underlings.” The American people again cannot understand the simplest truths.


15 posted on 11/27/2008 7:48:23 PM PST by Theodore R. (The most frightening words in the English language: The American people!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"One of the things that I'm going to have to work through is how to break through the isolation, the bubble that exists around the president. And I'm in the process of negotiating with the Secret Service, with lawyers, with White House staff ... to figure out how can I get information from outside of the 10 or 12 people who surround my office in the White House? Because one of the worst things I think that can happen to a president is losing touch with the struggles that people are going through every day."

Under his policies, those struggles are going to get worse each day.

16 posted on 11/27/2008 7:54:14 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Snickering Hound

Scarlett is a filthy little girl

I love her


17 posted on 11/27/2008 7:59:58 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a couple of friends and clients that are hooked on these things ~ and when I say “hooked” I mean “addicted”.

As a freelance graphic designer ~ and insomniac ~ I work some odd hours, and have wrapped up some projects at 2:30 or 3 in the AM only to send work off for approval, which I expect mid-morning.

Alas, I don’t have time to shut down my computer before I get a respsonse from one of my clients. I’m like, “What gives? Do you sleep with that thing under your pillow?”

The response that I get ~ “YES. I do sleep with it under my pillow.”


18 posted on 11/27/2008 8:00:14 PM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is long with good company. " - Turkish Proverb)
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To: OrioleFan

My co-workers would joke about killing Bush and it really got under my skin. My husband dared me to contact the Secret Service. If I joked about killing Obama, I’d be labeled a bigot and receive non-stop scorn.


19 posted on 11/27/2008 8:05:16 PM PST by neefer (Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is afraid the lifeline to his Communist handlers will be cut...


20 posted on 11/27/2008 8:05:43 PM PST by Fichori (I believe in a Woman's right to choose, even if she hasn't been born yet.)
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To: ReneeLynn
Hahaha. We’ve got a teenager going to the White House. Oh, God.

...just barely. Very tall, 13-year-old male. *roll eyes*

21 posted on 11/27/2008 8:07:31 PM PST by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ha ha the little boy is finding out that even he has to follow "obvious" rules.

Doesn't he want to talk with his wife? his children?

I wonder how much that blackberry is worth to him.
His CoLB is worth at least 800K+

He's turning out to be temper tantrum messiah
Barky, give up the presidency or the blackberry. Ya can't have both. Now, got to your room and GROW UP!

22 posted on 11/27/2008 8:09:52 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>>”One of the things that I’m going to have to work through is how to break through the isolation, the bubble that exists around the president. And I’m in the process of negotiating with the Secret Service, with lawyers, with White House staff ... to figure out how can I get information from outside of the 10 or 12 people who surround my office in the White House? Because one of the worst things I think that can happen to a president is losing touch with the struggles that people are going through every day.”

0bama won’t be able to call up his handlers when he freaks out or gets confused. How will he ask Ayers, Farrakahn or Soros (Or Chaves, or whoever his secret friends are) what to do if he can’t have untrackable calls?

What a lame excuse. The more he opens his mouth, the more he exposes himself as a coarse, stupid, lying thug.


23 posted on 11/27/2008 8:24:08 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: srmorton

Excellent post! Post of the day.


24 posted on 11/27/2008 8:26:22 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: ReneeLynn
We’ve got a teenager going to the White House. Oh, God.

Interesting post.

Do you know which decades in the 20th century (before the 1970s) have failed a produce a President? (Birth Date)

25 posted on 11/27/2008 8:34:49 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His Blackberry among other notable functions listed here on this thread is also his high tech “crib sheet.” At any given time George Soros can whisper (text) the right (sarcasm) thing to say or do.

Soros texts,” Remember to say we have wide bi-partisan support here. We have Republican Economists supporting our plan to spend to a silly oblivion..blah blah blah..it will get our economy back on track...blah blah blah”

Polly want a cracker! Sickening.


26 posted on 11/27/2008 9:11:37 PM PST by joygrace
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To: buccaneer81

The 30s and the 50s?


27 posted on 11/27/2008 10:31:06 PM PST by Canedawg (The media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All the Pres-elect needs to lose his Blackberry forever is tyo have one of h9is “private”messages leak out to the press.Or even worse,a leftist blogger.


28 posted on 11/27/2008 11:26:26 PM PST by screaming eagle2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So his handlers can tell him what to say in public.


29 posted on 11/28/2008 4:28:42 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well ... he should have known what he was getting into.

I would love to tell him to stop whining. Act like a professional. And most of all ... grow up.


30 posted on 11/28/2008 5:54:31 AM PST by Cloverfarm (Children are a blessing ...)
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To: Canedawg
The 30s and the 50s?

Absolutely Correct!

31 posted on 11/28/2008 9:42:49 AM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Chris DeWeese

sounds like he wants to call up the single mother of five who has to chooes between feeding her family or buying medicine for her dying father, or the unemployed auto worker who is struggling to keep his house.


32 posted on 11/28/2008 9:47:33 AM PST by EDINVA
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