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    Thank you Obama. While I tend to lean a little right during presidential elections my vote has been swinging back and forth between you and McCain so far this election. In fact I do have a minor lack of confidence latey in Palin as the right person to lead this country in the case that McCain's health fails (hes old with some health issues ya know) and it was going to make Election '08 a tough choice for me.

    My day goes something like this. Phone calls right when I wake up feeding me some one-sided view. On the way to work I ride the light rail and read the newspaper, usually containing some biased opinion about you or McCain which I attempt to avoid reading. Some more phone calls from one side or the other trying to get my vote. Then I go to lunch. Walking down the outdoor mall to buy food I get harassed by nice young people (usually from the democratic party) telling me whatever BS sounds nice trying to win over my vote. Then I go back to work and usually have a phone call or two from friends where we discuss the election (the only time I actually have an enlightened conversation concerning politics). Ride home on light rail . . . alright I wont go on the trend continues

    I hear and see lopsided views concerning Election '08 all day long. Political parties are getting way too invasive into life. I didn't ask for phone calls. I didn't ask to be chased down the street. I didn't ask for a freaking AppStore app.

    I see you have published a nice little app. I must admit that it is well done and feature rich. I also will concede that it was most likely a great move by your team. I wish I has thought of it and sold you the idea.



    Now I can get my Obama fix easily and conveniently from my phone with your very clean app. I can watch videos on youtube, read some news, subscribe to your txt msg and email updates, figure out where the local dems are holding events, read your policies on the issues, sign up to work for you (for free), and even call my friends in battleground states to force my political views on with the awesome battle ground state contact call list. If that isn't enough I can also choose to give you money!

    Get out of my phone Obama. Your app annoys me. Politicians already push their policies and agendas in enough mediums during election time. Campaign propaganda is unavoidable. I shiver at the thought that minor local candidates for future elections may follow in your footsteps and flood the AppStore with biased crap.

    This kind of thing doesn't belong on the AppStore from either party or any candidate. Yes I realize I don't have to download it but I don't feel that it needs to be there in the first place. Thank you Apple for rejecting solid apps like Podcaster (don't worry we have you covered) while allowing the AppStore to be flooded with countless numbers of countdown apps, tip calculators, other mindless crap, and now propaganda direct from Politicians.

    /rant

    while discussion is encouraged here, if you can't help but post things insulting people for their political beliefs then kindly do not post.

    Oh yeah and to all the devs, designers, and management that made this app happen: Raven Zachary, Jason Grigsby, Jonathan Wight, Lyza Gardner, Aileen Jeffries, John Keith, Dom Sagolla, Mike Lee, Louie Mantia, Tristan O’Tierney. Very well done. Creative way to support your candidate of choice and I'm impressed. I'm not fond of this avenue being opened as a possibility for Politicians to campaign. Or maybe I'm jealous. Either way well executed app.

    edit: I see ads on my site that I have never seen before since I typically avoid politics when I post. I see Election '08 ads. I almost regret writing this post.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Politicians Get OUT OF MY IPHONE started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 135 Comments
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      This thread is awesome.
    1. 02589's Avatar
      02589 -
      PF, I think you guys have been holding off on other news just to watch the immaturity of this thread for your personal entertainment!

      Just kidding.

      OTOH, it speaks volumes about the people that ask for help on new releases without reading the first post that explains the situation.
    1. cfrazie88's Avatar
      cfrazie88 -
      Dantana & Boe_Dye:

      There are truly winners and losers in life: Those who chose to believe in religion and those who do not! Who are the winners? What have they won?
    1. madmikus's Avatar
      madmikus -
      i can't understand your thinking, cash. who cares, really? if you're a mccain supporter, don't download it. if you're an obama supporter who doesn't want an obama app, don't download it. if you don't like seeing the icon, don't look at it in itunes. really, you spent more time weighing in on how much it inconveniences you than it could possibly have cost you by it's mere existence!

      sure there are stupid apps out there. but this is very, very clearly NOT one of them. it's not like this app is taking podcaster's place by existing.

      your whiney rant about how people's political opinions are not worth hearing in the public sector is a little hypocritical at best.

      now, let's get back to modding iphones.
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      Last one:

      @Dantana

      Thank you, that is probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me!

      @jajajafromHF

      ROTFLMAO!

      @poetic_folly

      Wow I forgot you were here! Still modding the moto's? I am glad that you are as amused as I am!

      @02589

      I think you may be right on that one.

      @cfrazie88

      I don't argue to win or lose. I argue for truth and enlightenment. I do what is right and good not for fear of punishment, but because it is right and good. I do not do evil and wrong because it is evil and wrong. I don't need a book to tell me the difference. The only thing that the book does is confirms what is already there in my heart.

      The Way was never meant to make people money, or create Mega Churches. It was never meant to lead Crusades or be a Political Oligarchy. Being a Pastor or a Minister was never meant to be a full time paid job. This is a perversion of what the Way was supposed to be. The Way benefits the person who follows it. It should not be to fill coffers or make collection plates heavier. And if in fact you have friends who are Racist and hypocritical then they are in the wrong. It is as simple as that.

      Never the less, thank you for the fine conversation. I have certainly come out of it with a lesson, and hopefully you did to.

      @madmikus

      While cash is the owner of the site, he can put up whatever he feels like. I am certain that he knew before hand the ruckus that would have started. So while I am sure that his initial intention was to point out the absurdity of this particular app in lieu of podcaster, it's now probably feeding his nightly entertainment. And that is fine too. It's his Site, on his server and he's paying for it. Let him spend his dime.

      However, i disagree. It's a stupid app... It's like all those "widgets" or "gadgets" that people make counting down the days left to W.'s reign in office. I mean if it really makes you feel better i suppose, but really doesn't a person have anything else better to do with their time then run around saying "W's got 90 days in office left". It's like being a child again and not being able to go to sleep on Christmas Eve because you are waiting for Santa Clause. That or watching water boil. Or an even more modern day example: Waiting for a 20gig torrent to download on DSL...

      Now that's painful...

      Different strokes for different folks i guess

      But i do agree that we should should get back to focusing on our iPhones which I have come to realize is the single greatest gadget ever.

      (of course it wouldn't be without great sites like this one! I WAS JUST PLAYING QUAKE! NOW HOW COOL IS THAT?!?! Someone needs to put up Wolfenstein or DOOM, or even better how about we drag out Descent or Rise of the Triad from the dregs?! That would be awesome!)
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by kainisable View Post
      All men are created equal, women are not our equal!

      you are on your own there buddy.
      prepare to be flamed by every female on this site!
      or worse, better not open any emails from people u don't know, may be a chernobyl virus!
    1. khaoticsquirrel's Avatar
      khaoticsquirrel -
      this app is the perfect complement to the obama channel!! now everyone can be on the obama app while watching 24/7 of obama on tv talking about his plans of change without explaining how to implement them! how great!?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by khaoticsquirrel View Post
      this app is the perfect complement to the obama channel!! now everyone can be on the obama app while watching 24/7 of obama on tv talking about his plans of change without explaining how to implement them! how great!?
      He's put more on the table when it comes to the "how we're implementing this" than McCain has.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by NArush View Post
      The last 8 years of Bush are enough, let alone the first four.
      Quote Originally Posted by NArush View Post
      That being said, Palin is NOT qualified to run this country, let alone a fortune 500 company.
      You're using "let alone" wrong...you state the smaller point first, "let alone" the bigger point.

      In other words, "The first four year of Bush were enough, let alone all eight." and "Palin is NOT qualified to run a Fortune 500 company, let alone this country."
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      Quote Originally Posted by IndianCheese View Post
      You're using "let alone" wrong...you state the smaller point first, "let alone" the bigger point.

      In other words, "The first four year of Bush were enough, let alone all eight." and "Palin is NOT qualified to run a Fortune 500 company, let alone this country."
      While i do agree the totalitarianism of the Bush Administration is thankfully over, I fear that he laid the seed for that totalitarianism to grow.

      Never the less I will be glad not to see his face all over the news. I will also be glad to see some new whipping boy in his place.

      I do however, not believe that this new President will be enough to make the general mood of this country nor its economy better.

      Although you are wrong in one point. Palin is more then qualified to run this country. Those qualifications are outlined in the Constitution and she has met all of them.

      Whether or not she is capable remains to be seen.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      As I have read this thread it is quite interesting.....

      My choice.... I don't want either one of them...... I think they are both a joke if you ask me......and I don't think they will change how it is right now.... they can both act like god but we all know things are not going to change or get fixed for a long long time.... our country is in such a mess right now that its a joke.....

      Now if you want to know who I really wanted.... I wanted Hilary.... get a woman in there for once! LOL

      By the way... I did not install this app on my iPhone nor would I wasted the space for it.... geesh I sound nasty but no matter how we all feel it will not be the way we want it to be, just like the iPhone... don't matter how much we want it to change in the way we want it... it is not happening.... LOL

      As for the dev's that made the app.. looks like the did a great job and I am glad that there are people that like it... to each their own.. but its just not for me...
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      Quote Originally Posted by theetoothfairy View Post

      Now if you want to know who I really wanted.... I wanted Hilary.... get a woman in there for once! LOL
      Personally, i like Huckabee if only for the sole fact that his commercials were brilliant.

      "My plan to stop illegal immigration, two words: Chuck Norris"

      I mean how great was that? And he wanted to dissolve the private bank that is the Federal Reserve. Not that it would ever happen, but just for the shear fact that he wanted to bring back the money producing ability to the government made me smile.

      Imagine, no income tax...
    1. Projectile's Avatar
      Projectile -
      Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
      OMG, Dude I just threw up!!!!!!
      Now I have to eat again, damn.....
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
      Burnout is an awesome game.