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Obama Having iPhone Issues


Barack Obama used to love talking about being a "techie." He would would mention e-mail and texting and his old Blackberry. Apparently, the president has met his match with the iPhone. It might just be too much tech for him.

The president had stopped at a campaign office in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to thank volunteers. Then, for the cameras, Mr. Obama was supposed to call two campaign workers who were out working on his behalf.

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.

Obama reassured reporters by saying, "Oh, I got to dial it in. Hold on, hold on. I can do this. See, I still have a BlackBerry."

Read the full story at The Washington Times

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  1. agent007Comment by agent007
    September 11, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    On this one, I sympathize with Obama.

    I have my Droid Razr and still am struggling at times to find how to get it to do what I want! My big fingers don’t help either with trying to ‘text’ on these gadgets! :)

    Sometimes I wish people would once again learn to talk to each other more face to face. I fear we are becoming too ‘digitalized’ and de-humanized.

    This from an IT professional, believe it or not :))))

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    • dave33Comment by dave33
      September 11, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

      Just because you know the blackberry O/S doesn’t mean you should know the Apple O/S. Obama uses a Blackberry because it is the only O/S that the Feds allow, because of its built in security.

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    • SnowyComment by Lena
      September 11, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

      There is one button on the face of an Iphone.

      Press it. It turns the phone on.

      Then you see icons. (pictures)

      Press the picture of a telephone receiver (also has the word “phone”) and the next screen is the number pad where you type in the phone number.

      A 5 yr old can do it.

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  2. cgretiredComment by cgretired
    September 11, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Someone needs to pin the operating instructions to his teleprompter. Or not..

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  3. cdrcodyComment by cdrcody
    September 11, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    If you read the complete story you will see that when the call was finally made and didn’t go through, he blamed the fellow who gave him the phone for having an insufficient cell phone plan. That’s typical of Obama, always blame somebody else. That reminds me of something I picked up some time ago that is quoted below.

    “His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.
    — Hitler as his associates know him (OSS report, p. 51)”

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      September 11, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

      When I listened on U-tube to Obama making a July 2008 speech in Denver where he called for his own “Brownshirt Army with funding equivalent to the US Army”, I was surprised his campaign didn’t go into a meltdown. But I guess compassion and blind idealism are still alive in America and common sense on the decline.

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