Skip to comments.Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era (What!)
Posted on 05/09/2010 8:35:41 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
HAMPTON, Virginia US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media.
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So lets see where will America be in ten years?
Will they be more free in Communist China? Or Socialist America?
Well, hell, Fidel Obama should just ban those devices now that we’re a communist country.
Never mind the diversions of blame, racism, and wealth envy.
Zer0 needs to get A golf game for his X-box. Willy Gates could give him one for Mothers’ Day.
Since those nasty little X-boxes are imposing such strains on our democracy.
Which we DON’T have. We have a Representative Republic...
Maybe O should go back and take some history classes.
I did not realize that when I take my I-pod to the gym I’m imposing “strains” on Democracy. LOL
*O* is such a lying SOS. Isn’ t he the one who was addicted to his Crack...berry?
“With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,” Obama said. ...
(Obama gives Queen Elizabeth an iPod - Los Angeles Times)
“It could only work if each of us stayed informed and engaged, if we held our government accountable, if we fulfilled the obligations of citizenship.”
OMG you are right!
But we are the little peasants who cannot afford to be distracted.
He on the other hand.. is our “Dear Leader” lol
What an embarrassment to the human race.
And didn’t his whole Presidential campaign run on “new media”??????
About how he was with this young generation and he knew about all these devices and was with the internet generation compared to that crotchety old Mccain?
Now he says he doesn’t even know how to work an i-pod?
Sounds like they are warming up the old “we didn’t get our message out” excuse for their upcoming drubbing at the polls.
Laughable as always.
I can't stand to watch or listen to any of his blathering, it's getting harder to even read the crap he spews.
At this point I admire Putin more than this pos.
With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, none of which I know how to work ”
IPOD | Candidate’s playlist ranges from Jay-Z to Dylan to Yo-Yo Ma — ‘I have pretty eclectic tastes’
June 26, 2008
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON Bob Dylan. Yo-Yo Ma. Sheryl Crow. Jay-Z. These aren’t musical acts in a summer concert series: They’re artists featured on Barack Obama’s iPod.
Growing up in the ‘70s, Obama said, he listened to the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Earth, Wind & Fire. Stevie Wonder is his musical hero from the era. The Stones’ ‘’Gimme Shelter’’ tops his favorites from the band.
The Illinois senator’s playlist contains these musicians, along with about 30 songs from Dylan and the singer’s ‘’Blood on the Tracks’’ album. Jazz legends Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker are also in the mix.
All I know is I have started watching a whole lot less tv because his grating voice and ugly mug is on every freakin’ channel. I turned to Animal Planet one day to get away from his grating voice and wouldn’t you know it they were doing a show on the Portuguese Water Dog.
Keep away from my ipod you POS narcissistic ahole.
The onslaught of the nanny state getting more and more aggressive.
Obama seems to say just whatever feels good at the time.. whether it’s true or not. And NO ONE fact checks him.
Now he says he doesn’t know how to use an i-pod.
But just a few months ago the Press was all ga ga over his selection lol....
Muslims don’t like these new-fangled gadgets either. So now that we’re a communist Muslim country, it should be Fidel Muhammed Obama, and we should turn off all the lights and do without indoor plumbing.
Obama's key contribution is that his policies are leading voters to demand emancipation from big government.
In a first, Obama places ads in video games
Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Saturday, October 18, 2008
Author: Tom Feran, Plain Dealer Reporter
Sen. Barack Obama broke new ground in campaigning by announcing his vice presidential pick via e-mail, text message and Twitter. Now he has become the first presidential candidate to advertise in online video games.
His campaign spent an undisclosed amount for ads running in 18 games through Nov. 3 in 10 key states including Ohio - nine of which voted Republican in 2004.
The ads appear on billboards and other signs in the virtual worlds of the games, which are played in real time on the Internet.
Among them are the popular “Guitar Hero” and nine Xbox Live games from Electronic Arts Inc., including “Madden 09,” “Nascar 09,” “NBA Live 08” and “NHL 09” - reaching hockey moms,
NASCAR dads and other sports-game players right where they live.
Embedded ads in games are nothing new for such commercial producers as cars, electronic goods and athletic gear, and EA said the “highly targeted” Obama buy aims especially at a hard-to-reach audience of young males, roughly ages 18 to 34.
Well, he is good at destroying my country ,but I think someone else is telling how to do that.
Education/indoctrination only by Obama’s chosen propaganda outlets, that is what Jefferson stressed? Goes on to say more access to information harms “democracy”. What? “You must involve yourself 100% of mind and body to my point of view or else you are not educated.” Give me a break.
Does President Dumbo understand/know about/comprehend the assault by the Federalists in which they restricted political speech of the Democrat-Republican Party who Jefferson was a part of?
Our electorate committed national suicide by electing this narcissist and his cohorts of the dem Party, they are to blame for putting totalitarians into power.
Yes! Remember this video!
Don’t worry. Your FCC will regulate things well enough so that there will be no more diversions and everyone will have no choice but to buy only what you tell them to.
With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, none of which I know how to work information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation, Obama said. ...
It could only work if each of us stayed informed and engaged, if we held our government accountable, if we fulfilled the obligations of citizenship.
His message is that we just “are too distracted” to get what he is trying to tell us. About how great his agenda is........... lol
You lazy college kids are spending to much time sitting in front of your X-Box and Ipad! You should be out their joining ACORN and helping get democrats elected. Don't you realize we are already projected to lose 40 seats in the congress and it's still 6 months till the election? And all you care about is playing Halo!
Perhaps Obama doesn’t like the fact that the Xbox and Playstation generation has given our soldiers a technological edge on other countries. Or maybe Obama just rattles on and on about crap he doesn’t know a thing about just to hear the sound of his own voice....lol!!
I think post 33 hit the nail on the head...
“Wow! This shows a serious level of WH administration frustration in that they cannot control the message.”
Some examples that come to mind:
- "We won't raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250k/year."Feel free to add your own.
- "This healthcare plan won't add one dime to the deficit."
- Tea Partiers are racists.
This guy doesn't know the meaning of irony.
Yes, that’s what they’d have us do. But not them.
This guy has issues.
Obama reminds me of your typical marxist college professor, who has to have an opinion on EVERYTHING! And EVERY OPINION that the marxist prof utters....always has the bottom line of: ‘America and Americans bad...every other country better’...lol!
Correctamundo. He loves it when the chatter is going his way.
Lord this man is such a self absorbed fool.
So I guess his solution would be LET THE GOVERNMENT CONTROL things.
That way we would be FORCED to listen to his message.
Says the lying media whore.
He won’t ban it outright. He’ll tax the hell out of all video games and ipods.
Obama’s intelligence is aptly described by Ambrose Bierce in the Devil’s Dictionary:
ERUDITION, n.Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.