Skip to comments.Barack Obama tells 2.6 million Twitter followers he has never tweeted
Posted on 11/16/2009 9:01:21 AM PST by Schnucki
Barack Obama left his 2.6 million fans on Twitter, the social networking website, bemused, disappointed and mildly irritated by admitting on Monday that he had never used the service himself.
"Let me say that I have never used Twitter," he told students in Shanghai. "I noticed that young people are very busy with these electronics. My thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone."
During his election campaign, Mr Obama portrayed himself as "connected" to the people through Twitter and his ever-present blackberry phone.
Some of his more understanding fans asked if it was any real surprise that the president had little time to "tweet". "Did anyone really think he was posting on his own?" asked @Inap.
Others, however, complained that Mr Obama has a "verified account" which is supposed to prove that it is his own. "Unfollowing @BarackObama now. What a letdown!" wrote @bkuri.
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Someday Obama’s groupies will figure out that honesty is not their idol’s strong suit.
Very disappointing. I thought that Al Gore invented the internet and Barry Hussein Soetero invented Twitter.
Obama uses his Blackberry for reading his instructions. He has no reason to use it as an output device. The people at the other end don’t care what he thinks.
Scarlett Johnansson's gonna be crushed, again.
You mean there are FAKE people online?
I’ll bet she has really bad breath...
We already know he’s a liar. Now we know he’s also a TWIT.
EVERYTHING about obama is a lie. We know Palin does her own Tweets
Yes, the media attacked Sarah Palin for using twitter saying it was undignified and that she should be going through proper channels in the media (the same partisan press that hounded her non-stop during the 2008 campaign and continues to smear her and those in her family).
Reminds me of Jimmy Carter’s empty garment bag he liked to carry off of AF-1.
he may never have tweeted but he’s sure blown a lot of stuff out his ass
Remember when this very thing was the reason John McCain was considered too *out of touch* to be president? Hmmm ...
Maybe not but he has Wee, Weed Up.
Anyone who thought Obama was actually entering these "tweets" himself is an idiot.
And anyone who thought Obama ever told a truth is seriously mentally ill.
the double standard is sickening. Palin (campaign) spend $150k on clothing yet we know nothing about OBama/Biden. Theres no curiousity at all. Maybe they spend $150k+ as well, but they get no criticism at all
You mean there are FAKE people online?
Yeah, and they vote DEMORAT too!!!
Even I Twitter.....always negatively when it comes to Obama of course, but I Twitter!
PATHOLOGICAL LIAR IN CHIEF!
Dr. Charles Krauthammer once suggested that Raila Odinga's favorite cousin is a narcissist, and I believe the word of a seasoned psychiatrist like Dr. Krauthammer.
But what is deeply disturbing to me is not the pathological lying and narcissism oozing out of Raila Odinga's favorite cousin.
It is the mental illness oozing out of his followers that is the most distressing since there are so damn many of these sick people who identify neither with Americans or freedom in general.
And yet Zero went ballistic at the thought of having to give up his Crackberry because of security reasons.
I’d hate to be the guy or gal that was tweeting for him.....
Hmmm...remember the commercial attacking McCain for not being able to use the computer?
He means Toot and Is lying!
Question: Wouldn’t a twit a twitter?
Pay no attention to that man in Shanghai. The great and powerful President has twitted!
he uses a ghost twitterer. shoulda known.
Czar of Tweet is not exactly a resume enhancer...
And the six pound study bible Clinton liked to lug around on Sunday mornings? It probably had a few hundred pages cut out to make it lighter.
b.bb.bbbb.bbu...bb..bbbu...bb..but I thought that once Obama got elected we’d all be using Twitter to hold direct democracy plebiscites on all major issues?
That’s nothing, the big scandal of the Obama/Biden scampaign is that people spent nearly a billion dollars on an empty suit.
No, she doesn't ;)
They’ve got the Internet on computers now? When did that happen?
wait. i can hear it now:
“do you mean that barack hussein obama hasn’t been 120% honest with me, his young, loyal, and ignorant follower?”
someone should ask those who believed that he was twittering why the hamburger they get from the national chain never looks like it does in the commercial.
I’ll bet she has a hard vacuum in between her ears.
Omg ... now you’ll tell me he doesn’t personally monitor his Facebook page and approve each new fan request.
And a rotten personality.
And yet, he's a TWIT!
Haven’t his followers figured out that TOTUS does the twittering?
Seriously, these folks must have thought that he actually called them the night before the election reminding them to get out and vote. They couldn’t figure out why he kept talking even while they were professing their undying love.
New age way of expressing buyer's remorse...
Photographic proof that Obama lied when he said that he had previously been lying on that detail. I wonder what his reason would be for lying about whether his previous comments were lies. [Note: I may not need to change my tagline until 2012.]
“Let me say that I have never used Twitter,” he told students in Shanghai
Is that why he goes away so often - to cleanse and purge
his soul, to finally speak a little truth. I guess he
thought his idiot followers in U.S. would never hear!
Now we know what Bill Ayers’ job is in the administration: Ghost Tweeting.
Why am I not surprised.
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