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Obama steps in it... again...with "computer illiterate" ad

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ThaBigP, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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    After making fun of McCain for not knowing how to use a computer or send e-mail, it turns out he never learned....because he cannot use a keyboard (and one would presume a mouse) due to injuries.

    From the Boston Globe, March 4, 2000

    McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.
  2. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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  3. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Change!!!
  4. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    d*e*s*p*e*r*a*t*e
  5. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    yeah that Obama...he's a real genius...what intellect

    57 states! change!
  6. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    but he can sign documents? isn't that weird that he can use a pen, which requires actually holding and manipulating an instrument over tapping on some keys. You only need one finger really. And with technology the way it is going, you can even use a stylus to type. how is that different from using a stylus to using a pen?
  7. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Wow ..... you are a real piece of work.
  8. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    :rolleyes:
  9. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I would guess that most elderly people are computer illiterate, but they sure as hell vote.
  10. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    So I can't question the almightly McCain at all regarding his problems?
  11. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    You ever had your shoulder blades broke repeatedly from torture?

    The weight of his arms would make it almost impossible to type for any extended period.

    I never noticed it till I broke my collerbone a few years ago .... but please, keep mocking a Man who was brutally tortured for 5+ years.
  12. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    who says I was mocking him? I just question the fact that he says he can't type but can use a pen. No one is asking him to be on the computer 8 hours a day. In fact, most people agree that typing is generally faster than writing. The fact that he is saying he is learning to use e-mail and internet now undermines the fact that he says he can't type. That just means he's SLOW to start using modern technology, not that he can't type because of shoulder problems.
  13. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    You don't necessarily have to type to send e-mail or use the internet.
  14. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    1 more to go!!
  15. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    but you do if you want to use your blackberry. he can punch numbers on a phone but not a keyboard? :confused:

    Besides, he's saying he's learning to go online by himself now. Usually, that requires so clicking and typing.

    It isn't like I don't think John McCain CAN'T use a keyboard, it is that hasn't learned to use it. Hey, more power to him if he's trying to learn, technology isn't exactly easy. I probably don't know all the features of my phone.

    I just don't think he can use the excuse of shoulder problems to say he can't use a keyboard.
  16. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    From the article...

    Owned.
  17. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Ouch.

    Re: Wondering no more [Mark Steyn]

    Jonah, why didn't the Obama guys and the AP figure that out? It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief knows how to send an e-mail ...but not how to do a five-minute Google search.
  18. adamc91115

    adamc91115 New Member

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    If the McCain campaign wanted to, they could destroy Obama on this.

    Personally, I hope they do. But we'll see what happens.
  19. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    O RLY?

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    YA RLY!
  20. bbgun

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    It's such a bogus issue. Even if he did know how to use a computer, he'd do very little of it as President--not unlike driving your own car.

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