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Tech challenge: Obama has trouble with iPhone
The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2012 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 09/09/2012 10:33:33 PM PDT by george76

On the campaign trail, President Obama is constantly talking about the importance of technology, but he met his match in an iPhone Sunday.

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But when White House trip director Marvin Nicholson handed the president his personal iPhone, Mr. Obama couldn't get it to work. A reporter who witnessed the scene said the president looked "befuddled."

"It's not clear he knows how to dial on an iPhone," the reporter wrote in a pool report.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
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1 posted on 09/09/2012 10:33:34 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Hell... I don’t know how to use an iphone either. Im a DROID guy...


2 posted on 09/09/2012 10:36:51 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: george76

I don’t know how this is news. I’m 26 and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t navigate my way around the iPhone.


3 posted on 09/09/2012 10:39:48 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: goseminoles

Barry is a CrackBerry kind of guy.


4 posted on 09/09/2012 10:40:11 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: george76

He’s used to a Blackberry, which has actual buttons on it. Speed dial comes in handy when you need to get your marching orders from Spooky Dude.


5 posted on 09/09/2012 10:44:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: george76

Obama’s Bush 41 supermarket scanner moment? Barry out of touch! LOL


6 posted on 09/09/2012 10:46:16 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: george76
Barry befuddled by an iPhone...

Maybe he needs an Ebonics keyboard.

7 posted on 09/09/2012 10:50:16 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: george76

Can this happen to the smartest man ever? Oh, that would be a big NO. IdiOt knows how to lie, how to finger point, how to threaten, how to pout, how to bow to foreigh leaders, but he can’t operate a phone. Typical Dem


8 posted on 09/09/2012 10:56:09 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: george76

I am okay with my iPhone. I hope to get the new one since the first issue to me is quite heavy. My hubby is a whiz with his iPhone. I am not going to knock him for this. Some reporters are getting way too nick picking.


9 posted on 09/09/2012 10:58:58 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: george76

This sounds like it was written by a gay guy trying to make conservatives look petty and vindictive. I can criticize Obamao for a multitude of things, but not being able to operate an iPhone...seriously?


10 posted on 09/09/2012 11:06:05 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

Need I say if he were a Republian, this would be a top news item for days, if not weeks.


11 posted on 09/09/2012 11:25:54 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama asks that instead of applause, people wave their legs in the air in support.)
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To: george76
The president then has more trouble dialing. When the call didn't go through, he blamed Mr. Nicholson for having an insufficient cell phone plan.


As usual, when Barry's confronted by a problem which his feeble intellect is unable to solve, he resorts to blaming others for his failure.
12 posted on 09/09/2012 11:35:11 PM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: george76

13 posted on 09/09/2012 11:35:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: PghBaldy

Ding ding ding...we have a winner. Absolutely correct.

My liberal friends tonight first said, “what is the Washington Times?”

I had to point out it is a small, conservative paper in D.C., but reminded them if this was Romney, the Washington Post would have it front and center along with everyone else.


14 posted on 09/09/2012 11:39:04 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: george76

You were here and now you’re gone
Hey did I do something wrong?
I just can’t believe that I could be so badly mistaken
Was it me or was it you?
Tell me, are we really through?
Won’t you hear me cry and you will know that my heart is breaking

Please forgive and then forget
Or maybe darling better yet, oh-oh

Ring, ring, why don’t you give me a call?


15 posted on 09/09/2012 11:43:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: pops88
"This sounds like it was written by a gay guy trying to make conservatives look petty and vindictive."

Meanwhile in Democratland...

16 posted on 09/09/2012 11:47:52 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom
"This sounds like it was written by a gay guy trying to make conservatives look petty and vindictive." Interesting that you say that, because if you follow that article to the end, it's pretty interesting what Obama's final remarks were: The president then has more trouble dialing. When the call didn't go through, he blamed Mr. Nicholson for having an insufficient cell phone plan. A volunteer called out, "I'll give you my phone, call my wife." "I'll call her and tell her that you're messing around here in the office, giving the president …." Mr. Obama said, his voice trailing off. Giving the president what, Mister Obama?
17 posted on 09/10/2012 3:07:17 AM PDT by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: george76

got my first iPhone in December...took me a day or two.


18 posted on 09/10/2012 4:01:14 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: george76

I criticize Obama for a lot of things, but I don’t care if he has trouble using his electronic gadget. Perhaps the media is trying to distract readers from the bad things about Obama that really matter.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 4:58:32 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle; Nachum

Like what?

Some charts?

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/09/four-simple-charts-to-share-with.html

Recent EOs

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws&q=obama+executive+order&oq=obama+executive+order&gs_l=news-cc.3..43j0l4j43i400.6146.10641.0.11230.21.8.0.7.7.1.206.842.5j2j1.8.0...0.0...1ac.IRKEJLjkAc8

GM in Indonesia?

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-09/03/c_131824907.htm

What’s going on at the UN?

http://www.eyeontheun.org/

This?

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-sues-doj-and-dhs-for-records-about-legal-basis-of-obamas-new-amnesty-program/

This?

http://floppingaces.net/most_wanted/noaa-conducts-large-scale-experiment-and-proves-global-warming-skeptics-correct/


20 posted on 09/10/2012 6:53:22 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: muwarriors92

Yep. People still talk about GHW Bush & the supermarket scanner,


21 posted on 09/10/2012 7:59:06 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama asks instead of applause, people wave their legs in the air in support of wimmyn.)
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To: ObamaMustGo2012
Interesting that you say that, because if you follow that article to the end, it's pretty interesting what Obama's final remarks were: The president then has more trouble dialing. When the call didn't go through, he blamed Mr. Nicholson for having an insufficient cell phone plan. A volunteer called out, "I'll give you my phone, call my wife." "I'll call her and tell her that you're messing around here in the office, giving the president …." Mr. Obama said, his voice trailing off. Giving the president what, Mister Obama?

You picked up on that too, eh?

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2928960/posts

22 posted on 09/10/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: george76

Isn’t there a rotary dial app for the iPhone?


23 posted on 09/10/2012 8:39:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: george76

Maybe it’s been done, but some enterprising cartoonist needs to draw Obamacare talking on his iPhone: “Siri, how can I fix the economy?”

Using iPhones clearly is not the only thing this guy is clueless about....


24 posted on 09/10/2012 9:31:45 AM PDT by DrC
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To: AliVeritas

Good links, thanks.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 9:38:11 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: DrC

Using iPhones clearly is not the only thing this guy is clueless about....

LMAO


26 posted on 09/11/2012 6:01:03 PM PDT by alexissy
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