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SAY WHAT? Obama Twittering Means He's Got Too Much Free Time?

Christine Lusey 2011/06/21 13:00:00
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Twitter just can't seem to keep itself out of the news! And Twitter plus politics? Well, you'd think by now politicians would have gotten the message to stay away, but nope.

Of all the things President Obama could be focusing on, we learned recently that he'll be tweeting personally from the @BarackObama Twitter account, which seems both unlikely and unwise.

And it didn't take long for the Right to weigh in. Former Bushie Dana Perino says if Obama has free time to spend Twittering away, then perhaps we'd better “re-examine the roles and responsibilities of the president of the United States.”

On the other hand, if Republicans think everything Obama does results in disaster, then shouldn't they be happy he's got a new hobby to keep him occupied?


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  • The Wrong Guy 2011/06/22 00:50:44
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    The Wrong Guy
    +23
    If Sarah Palin can entertain the world with her buffoonery-via-tweets, it's only fair that Obama can continue agitating the increasingly-fragile and perpetually-frightened opposition with tweets. At any rate, it'll give them all something else to dissect in their search for "proof" that he's the Kenyan-born Muslim commie they wish he was.
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  • Roger Tyler 2011/06/29 09:35:44
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Roger Tyler
    it's just more of him, to ignore. at least you don't hear of him sleeping in meetings or getting some on the side-side office to the oval.
  • Keen Tojones 2011/06/27 20:13:39
    He should spend more time presidenting
    Keen Tojones
  • Prairie Wind 2011/06/25 21:04:32
    He should spend more time presidenting
    Prairie Wind
    Twittering for Obama sounds just like what Weiner was doing ... twittering about?
  • Alexander 2011/06/25 20:11:56
    He should spend more time presidenting
    Alexander
    Well you know when you have all that free time to shoot some hoops, play a little golf and now he can try to twitter it maybe a little too complicated for him. Since he has all those Czars, Union bosses, Code Pink, The New Black Panthers, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, George Soros to make all his decisions for him he does have to do something. The worst thing he can do is open his mouth and start talking thats when he gets into trouble.
  • Jane 2011/06/25 20:11:08
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Jane
    How many characters per message? Sheesh, the country isn't going to collapse in the time it takes to type 140 characters.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2011/06/25 08:32:57
    He should spend more time presidenting
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    As a private citizen OK not as a public official running for re-election.
  • talisgeir 2011/06/24 09:11:47
    He should spend more time presidenting
    talisgeir
    Like being a leader and coming up with some job-promoting plan. Remember when presidents actually unveiled their own plans for the country's problems? This one seems to prefer traveling and making speeches to actually trying to lead and solve the country's ongoing crises. Then again, maybe he thinks he's done enough damage already and is coasting on his laurels (trillions in stimulus leading in no small part to our current debt problem, Obamacare when we don't have the money to pay for the programs we already have, etc.) Anyone thinking of Nero fiddling while Rome burned? I sure have. Obama just doesn't get it, so it wouldn't surprise me if he thought utilizing Twitter was a good idea.
  • Everarianas 2011/06/24 08:24:49
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Everarianas
    Tweeting takes less than a minute. Taking a crap on the bowl takes more time!
  • ASTER 2011/06/24 06:00:59
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    ASTER
    He is becoming a Twitter Bird actually cause he is going to fly Next Year Yeah!!! twitter bird fly year yeah obama photos
  • Kat 2011/06/24 05:33:50
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Kat
    Are you saying you're complaining that the presiden't isn't so busy that he can't post a 100- message on twitter? You people are too hippocritical! >:/
  • T 2011/06/22 17:42:17
  • TombstoneJim 2011/06/22 16:53:23
    He should spend more time presidenting
    TombstoneJim
    +2
    Focus young man focus - you've got a job to do...put down the Balckberry and step away...
  • Jennie 2011/06/22 16:41:29
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Jennie
    Keep him on twitter and out of spending our money and dictating our affairs. I'm good with that because I don't twitter. HA! Twitter away Mr. O. Although I thought I read that he has hired people to twitter for him. Is this true?
  • moonchild 2011/06/22 16:01:39 (edited)
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    moonchild
    +1
    It takes what, a whole 10 seconds to tweet. My God, want to talk too much free time.

    Re: George Bush

    "According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, today's trip marks Mr. Bush's 149th visit to the presidential retreat. The planned three-day stay, during which the president is being joined by family and former and current aides, will bring his total time spent at Camp David to all or part of 487 days.



    Yes, that's 487 days. And Camp David is not even where the president has spent the most time when not at the White House: Knoller reports that Mr. Bush has made 77 visits to his ranch in Crawford during his presidency, and spent all or part of 490 days there."


    Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-5...
  • tdterry1999 2011/06/22 15:51:13
    He should spend more time presidenting
    tdterry1999
    +1
    If only he knew how.
  • dispatcher 2011/06/22 15:26:00
    He should spend more time presidenting
    dispatcher
    +2
    He is such a waste of AMERICAS TIME, MONEY & PATIENCE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM GONE
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  • Michael Hertel 2011/06/22 13:51:52
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Michael Hertel
    He can communicate to people easily , leave messages to himself, I see no problem with it unless he does it so much that it limits his ability to get things done.
  • raybro 2011/06/22 13:34:05
    He should spend more time presidenting
    raybro
    +3
    we're paying for his tweet's.......
  • Lisa 2011/06/22 13:27:56
    He should spend more time presidenting
    Lisa
    +5
    Obama is a waste of time
  • raybro Lisa 2011/06/22 13:36:18
    raybro
    +1
    you got it sister.....I could not agree more!
  • zkittle06 2011/06/22 13:27:04
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    zkittle06
    YOU ALL SHOULD SPEND LESS TIME MAKING BLOGS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT TWITTERING.
  • lawlerskates 2011/06/22 12:49:13
    He should spend more time presidenting
    lawlerskates
    +1
    Our president should not even be using Twitter after Weinergate. I thought he went to Harvard......
  • Mikey Pooh 2011/06/22 12:41:24
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Mikey Pooh
    You Conservative douche wads crack me up. Everything he does is Presidential and there is a Purpose behind it. You just have issues with a Liberal running the Country so much better than the last Conservative "President".
  • Tigger Too 2011/06/22 12:09:17
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Tigger Too
    +1
    HERE'S the TRUTH about President Obama's Twitter account:

    "The president himself will be tweeting ON OCCASION [caps mine], according to TechCrunch."
    "Obama hasn't sent a personal tweet yet."

    Thus, Dana Perino and her minions need to get their facts straight, or else just STFU. The GOP and the Tea Party are trying to make it seem like President Obama will be spending hours on his smartphone, posting tweets on his @BarackObama Twitter account. This is patently false. His Facebook and Twitter accounts were created by Obama for America and managed by the DNC. However, effective immediately, Obama for America has taken over both accounts. THEY will be posting "daily updates from the campaign trail, from Washington and everywhere in between."

    So, there are the FACTS regarding @Barack Obama on Twitter. Conservatives should get their stories straight before jumping the gun and putting forth half-truths and sometimes outright lies. Of course, the Republicans {in particular, the Tea Party} have been in permanent attack mode ever since Obama took office, but just as in this case, many of them go off half-cocked and run with their accusations, most of which are based on faulty information. I believe we could call this little idiosyncrasy of the conservatives "premature prevarication."
  • Mariisole 2011/06/22 11:51:24
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Mariisole
    coolio.
  • Dhawgg 2011/06/22 11:45:58
    He should spend more time presidenting
    Dhawgg
    +2
    thanks again, Socialhead, for not providing appropriate options. Barry is a worthless tool, so I don't think "it's cool he's on Twitter" for that reason, but I don't think tweeting gets in the way of him doing his job. I just think he's awful at doin' the job.
  • shadow76 2011/06/22 11:44:03
    He should spend more time presidenting
    shadow76
    +2
    On second thought he is destroying this country, just twitter and flitter away, literally
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  • TimothyBrianFoley 2011/06/22 09:35:22
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    TimothyBrianFoley
    Same here I mean twitter over facebook eaier afster and better also sodahead too.
  • KingdomNow 2011/06/22 08:20:37
    He should spend more time presidenting
    KingdomNow
    He can Twitter all he wants from his cell after he's removed from office...if Bubba lets him.
  • Brandon 2011/06/22 08:04:51
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Brandon
    It's probably not even him tweeting, I bet he gave the phone to Michelle and said hey honey play with this new toy!
  • spike 2011/06/22 08:01:38
    He should spend more time presidenting
    spike
    and perhaps you should spend more time studying English:

    'presidenting?'



    spend studying english presidenting face palm
  • Student 2011/06/22 07:48:38
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Student
    A head servant in charge doesn't do chores. He has plenty of time to tweet.
  • Algor. Mortis. - ҎԊǢɬ Physi... 2011/06/22 07:39:21 (edited)
    He should spend more time presidenting
    Algor. Mortis. - ҎԊǢɬ Physician
    +2
    This is definitely a reason to impeach him, I mean, if he has 5 seconds to look down at his phone and type words into it, then he obviously has time to fix the economy immediately.
  • Stuart 2011/06/22 07:37:57
    It's cool he's on Twitter
    Stuart
    +1
    I think it is great. Anytime we can get him talking freely without the teleprompter he always screws up and says what he really thinks. I don't think he will be tweeting for long though. You remember how many times Biden got out in public during the first year of the administration. You also remember how little he has been allowed to talk in public since then because of all the times he let the cat out of the bag on the real agenda.

    I just wonder how much time he will have to tweet considering how much time he spends campaigning and golfing and fitting in video chats with his wife and kids while they travel around the world on the public dime. At least he usually passes of most of his duties to Biden. That frees him up for running all the wars he has started and escalated since becoming commander in chief. Why is it again that none of the liberal groups are protesting his warmongering? After all, he has been "mongering" more that Bush ever did. Oh yeah. He's not a Republican.

    Let's check out all the other things he has accomplished since a lot of people on this thread are bashing conservatives. Let's see. He extended the "Bush Tax Cuts" He has kept Gitmo open. He has kept military tribunals just like Bush. He has not only escalated the wars that Bush had goin...





    I think it is great. Anytime we can get him talking freely without the teleprompter he always screws up and says what he really thinks. I don't think he will be tweeting for long though. You remember how many times Biden got out in public during the first year of the administration. You also remember how little he has been allowed to talk in public since then because of all the times he let the cat out of the bag on the real agenda.

    I just wonder how much time he will have to tweet considering how much time he spends campaigning and golfing and fitting in video chats with his wife and kids while they travel around the world on the public dime. At least he usually passes of most of his duties to Biden. That frees him up for running all the wars he has started and escalated since becoming commander in chief. Why is it again that none of the liberal groups are protesting his warmongering? After all, he has been "mongering" more that Bush ever did. Oh yeah. He's not a Republican.

    Let's check out all the other things he has accomplished since a lot of people on this thread are bashing conservatives. Let's see. He extended the "Bush Tax Cuts" He has kept Gitmo open. He has kept military tribunals just like Bush. He has not only escalated the wars that Bush had going but has started a few of his own. He has created more debt than all other Presidents combined. The unemployment rate that Bush had at 5 percent before the Democrats took over Congress is now at around 9 percent with the percentage of Black unemployment and young adult unemployment (Obama's key constituency) is up to around 15 percent or more. He has shut down the oil rigs in gulf causing thousands of people to be out of jobs and the cost of gas has almost doubled. Even though he had a veto proof majority he barely passed the health care reform legislation which he promised would make insurance more affordable.

    I don't know about you but everyone I know has seen a huge jump in their cost for health insurance and doctors are dropping patients left and right due to the cost of these"reforms" and the decrease in government payments for Medicaid and Medicare to the point they are losing money. Insurance companies have dropped some types of coverage. Obama has even admitted that it isn't good for companies. How? By granting waivers to hundreds of big corporations (those that donate to him).

    By favoring Big Business who does he leave with the burden of these regulations? That is right. The small business person. The people that would have been hiring people back by now if they weren't so scared of the future under Obama.

    There has never been a Recession that has lasted as long as it has under the Obama administration. Why? Because no matter how much he repeats that he is going to focus on jobs, he has no idea how jobs are created. If he did, then those billions of dollars would have put some people to work in jobs other than government jobs. You know things have to be bad when McDonald's had 1 million job applications last month and they hired 62000. McDonald's and Walmart appear to be the only places keeping the economy afloat right now. Yay hope and change.
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