What President Obama has on his iPod
July 29th, 2010
09:50 AM ET

What President Obama has on his iPod

Judging from the mix of musical talents that tend to drop by the White House - such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers, all of whom were in attendance for "In Performance at the White House" Wednesday night - it's not a surprise that President Obama's iPod is fairly eclectic.

While he doesn't have an iPhone yet, he does have "a great iPod," he assured the hosts of "The View."

"You name a song, I've got it," the President said. "I’ve got Jay Z on there. I’ve got Frank Sinatra on there. I’ve got Maria Callas on there..."

But somehow, there's one ridiculously popular teen singer Obama has left off his playlist: "I do not have Justin Bieber," he admitted.

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  1. nikolasjones9

    Obama Has His Own Computer and iPad [video] ... US President Obama talks about iPad and “borrowing” a computer. Video.
    Cheap Ipods

    May 18, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cheap Ipod Nano

    Excellent post.Its really great..I like this well....
    Cheap Ipod Nano

    May 16, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. Victor

    I'm tired of Obama doing all these shows and going on vacations. Yes, he may not be going on outings as much as Bush, but Bush was not faced with a collapsing economy and this high of a rate of unemployment. And when a crisis did happen (9/11), Bush was there as quick as he possibly could. When the Gulf Coast oil spill happened, Obama took a while to get down there. Bush was the one who implemented the removal of soldiers from Iraq, Obama has just overseen the operation. And while people may be saying our economy is getting better, my parents lose half their salaries to taxes to pay for the poor and free health care for people who think they can just squeak by on the wings of hard working Americans. Just my input, hope you all have a nice day.

    August 3, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Huh??

    Ok, that's great that he has an iPod, but on May 9, 2010 at his Hampton University commencement speech he said:

    "With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, - none of which I know how to work - information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said.

    This guy is a first-class LIAR. If he has to lie about iPods, you can only imagine what else he's lying about...

    July 30, 2010 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      He is not a liar. You cannot speak to what the new communications age and equipment has brought to each individual who uses the various devices. That is not yours to define and belongs to each individual. Try opening your closed minded ideas and see the new age,

      July 30, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. RON

    The sad thing is that some of you teabaggers and rightwing nutjobs are so filled with hate that you cant tell truth from fiction anymore. This country is one I served in the military for, one I thought i could be proud of again.
    A new day, not hardly.

    July 30, 2010 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. Johnson

    Obama is only trying to be unique, doing he's own thing let's try and understand for a sec.

    July 30, 2010 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rita

    Notice he had to sidestep the Jersey Shore question cause he knows the faithful fans of that show make up the majority of his white voters.

    July 30, 2010 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      Rita are you 'FOR REAL"? DO YOU ACTUALLY BELEIVE ALL WHITE VOTERS LOOK AT THAT SHOW? I do not beleive all white voters are in that frame of mind as you are. Were you elected by all white voters to speak and represent them?

      July 30, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Rita

      I didn't say all white voters....I said the white people that are dumb enough to have voted for Obama. The people smart enough to know that reality shows are a waste of time know that voting for an empty suit is also a waste of time.

      July 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne


      July 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Srdjstuka

    The President needs some Ronnie James Dio, Pink Floyd, Sabbath, Maiden and Rush on his iPod. Tell him to give me a call and he can borrow some albums.

    July 30, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Srdjstuka

      "You name a song, I've got it," the President said. "I’ve got Jay Z on there. I’ve got Frank Sinatra on there. I’ve got Maria Callas on there..."
      "Name a song and you've got it?" asked a host.
      "Yes," replied the President.
      "Beyond the Realms of Death."
      "I...I don't have that one..."
      "Out!" the host hollered.
      "Wait!" begged the President, "I just haven't ripped that to iTunes yet! It is from the 1989 British Steel album!"
      "Wrong date! Wrong album! Out!"
      The President sobbed and was escorted from the stage.

      July 30, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. nick

    is this really the only thing he has to do at the moment, lets see we have got oil still in the gulf, Asian carp in the Mississippi, and a new oil leak in Michigan on top of the states bad economy and he is still campaigning

    July 30, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. Chrystal

    I Believe that everyone, including the President needs some time off to relax and collect busy thoughts. A fun tv show is ok because if the President's target audience is housewives, where else is he going to find them? If his target audience were going to be the sporty, golf loving community.....I think he would have shown up at some golf tournament. However, I also agree that there is a time and place for everything. I feel that timing is what Obama got wrong here. There are much more important places that he should be right now. Perhaps on the front lines in Iraq/Afghanistan or on a beach cleaning oil. If you look at real lives, especially our military's, you would notice that Obama has done so much damage to our country since he took office. He just looks good and plays well when he is on camera. New laws are where the proof in the pudding lie.

    It doesn't matter who is in office, the Bush types or the Obama types.....Americans will never be happy with anyone in office. That's one of our (America's) biggest problems......we are all self serving.

    July 30, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rita

    After today, if Tom Cruise jumps up and down on that couch, he will be splashing around in some stanky puddles that those nasty (except Elizabeth) ucnts left there today.

    July 30, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
    • NENE 1

      OMG ,, ARE U FOR REAL ?????

      July 30, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      Women hating Women. Burning my bra in the 60's was to help all this nonsense "catty" talk end and to help empower women to support each other and bring new and better ideas into the world. Women would but away such small ideas. You never hear a man commenting on another mans crotch, stomach, or any other physical parts. Intelligent people keep such thoughts to themselves and discuss ideas. America should not be surprised a women is not president.

      July 30, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      Also Rita, every other women on that show is at least 20 years older than Elizabeth. I am sure that is why when agreement is not there, the mature women donot cry, yell, and knoch of glasses of water from the table. Elizabeth has had many terrible two's tantrums along with one dimensional thinking.

      July 30, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      Rita YOU ARE N-A-S-T-Y AND I-G-N-O-R-A-N-T-

      July 30, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sharon

    Looks like the Fox & Friends set; can we hike the skirts up some more?

    July 29, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. RC

    All I know is that in this picture, he can't take those eye's off the blonde 😉

    July 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Robert

    I'm not usually on a site like this, but it was recommended to me so that I could see how stupid a liberal really is. THANK YOU for not dissappointing me. PLEASE try to understand that it is possible to do your own thinking or for some on you just try THINKING.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jerry

    If you don't like way Mr. Obama is running this country, Try running it yourself. Bush messed up this country and Obama
    is tring to fix it the best way He can so stop all of you BOO HOOs

    July 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jacob

    bush made this country terrible and all this therrible things happen so it will be impossible to fix the Oil spill the pirates,Haiti, Al-Qaida HOW ARE WE GOING TO FIX AMERICA WITH THIS KIND OF PROBLEMS!!!

    July 29, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. mike

    I dont understand why people always are complaining about how the "big bad capitalists" are evil because they make money. Get a life people, go to college, get a well paying job. This is a capitalist country where life is what you make of it. Stop looking for help from the government financially. You will find that the people who work for America's large corporations, and make a lot of money, are there because they are intelligent and good at what they do. I dont agree with reform because I see first hand the laziness of my generation, and giving us handouts is only going to make it worse. "Free money"- is useless, we need to teach young American's to work for everything they have. I'm 20 just in case you wanted to know, and I'm pursuing my college education-specifically going into the oil/natural gas exploration field.
    Just remember people dont need Free Money, they need to learn to earn it themselves.

    July 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Give a liberal a fish, he eats for the day. Teach the liberal to fish, and he decides that being given fish is less work and he starts social programs.

      July 30, 2010 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      It is not about making money. It is about the lies, fraud, misusing of funds, and nearly collapsing the moneyary system of the USA and the world all for GREED. Those people whose retirements funds were invested through various organizations no longer have retirement. So in their retirement now, though they worked and put back is no longer there because of voracious greed. Because of that , these citzens will now have to be supported by so call free money. The big guys got away with the money they worked their entire lives to have. Not one has been charged and brought to trial or had to return the money. So perhaps your ideology does not take into account that these big rich capitalistic dogs complain about taxes and "free money people" of while they live their lives luxuriously, have placed millions of hard working Americans on some type of welfare; which was not of the hard working people's own making. I am sure they appreciate you and your agreeing buddy's heart warming thoughts in support of the greedy.

      July 30, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  18. jimbob

    The biigest problem with OWEbama is the selling the Country out for votes, that is actually a pretty big problem. I know that is a bit complicated but try people try, your future depnds on it as much as ours.

    July 29, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      President Obama (you spelled his name incorrectly), isnot selling votes. That right belongs to the conservatives on the Supreme Court. Corporations, American or foreign, citizens American or foreign, now have the right to influence America's citizens elections with an unlimited amount of capital. Will the money deals be made for all no matter the race of the individual running for office. How do you say-– GOOD BYE DEMOCRACY!--HELLO GREEDY

      July 30, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  19. Jason

    Wow you have used this forum to push your political arguments. And 6 years from now if Obama is still blaming Bush, can we maybe say that Obama caused some of the problems? We are 13 trillion in debt people! You think he is intelligent? No, he is just glued to opinion polls so he can tell all of you robots what you want to hear. You all are pawns! Being a pop star and having charisma does not make you a good president, and his policies are destroying this country. You can say all you want about the capitalism, but under capitalism more people have come out of poverty than any other economic system on the planet...why do you think China adopted it? So get a clue people!

    July 29, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • JACOB

      you got a point we cant blame bush although he did most of americas economic problems if obama makes it anyworse its his fualt

      July 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  20. AbsolutelyConfused

    I don't see why everyone is so supportive of Obama. Yes, he is our president. Yes, he is 'trying' to fix problems.
    The reason a lot of people voted for him though is because he is black; half black mind you. I know many people who said they were voting for him because they didn't want an "old white guy" as president. Has americans dooped so low to basically return to racism?
    Mr. Obama is our president now, and I'm sure he's trying. Just as every president before him. Though, like many people, I feel that him going on an overdone, or any, talk-show is poor time management and a bad way to appeal to those informed Americans who actually care and read into politics. He is wasting his time talking about his iPod when he should be working on reforms that will actually help.
    For anyone ranking on Bush. If you all hated him so much, why was he re-elected? Don't complain when you helped cause the "problem". He tried as a president just as Obama is trying now. Not everyone can make great choices.
    As an American it is your duty to be informed and it is your responsibility to voice your opinion to our government. Many of you are lacking in this feild and shouldn't be allowed to complain until you try to fix what you despise in our government.
    Stop putting Obama on a medistle and stop pushing Bush into the ground. I may be swayed by the fact I am currently a military child, maybe not, but there is absolutely no reason to be supportive of Obama until he actually does something, instead of his pep-talks and false promises.

    July 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      You definitely are absolutely confused. it would take a lot to bring you. up to speed

      July 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Little Fish

    It's good that our President is young, cerebral and full of energy. Anyone else without those attributes could not handle the full plate he was handed. He deserves and warrants a second term. I shudder at the thought of the possible alternatives out there.

    July 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  22. seeyutm

    See ms suzy diamond
    you are the type that we were just discussing either just that stupid or ignorant, just hating or go live in Alaska or the North Pole from society.

    July 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  23. seeyutm

    some people just live to hate for the wrong reasons, Obama looked great up there putting Ms Elizabeth in check so easy to judge I think she is racist but in her mine she don't think so. How ignorant can people get expecting the president to make things happen over night or less than a year when this country has been ran in the ground for the last 10 yrs or so because of people running this country to benefit themselves and their weathy friends that looks down on the working class I don't have a problem with weathy or rich people as long as they are not cheating, taking,stealing and running games with the American people and brainwashing, or putting fear in people like the Republican Party has been doing as long as I can remember. I don't understand how people can say the things about Obama when they don't have the facts and try and turn it around to be incorrect information that's called hating or just that ignorant trying not to give him any credit I guess the poor working class people that loves to hate doesn't relize that those rich politicians are not thinking about them either I hope people get out there and Vote in these little elections like they did to Vote for the President and Vote those under-cover Klans out This country do not need those kind of people running this country anymore ! trying keep people from comming together to make this a better country or continue to destroy it. Vote, Vote, Vote tell a friend we need to try to work to gather to save this country from destruction

    July 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |

      There are some really ignorant stupid people on here. Its impossible being in the middle because both sides are at fault. Nothing Obama has promised in terms of the wars or unemployment have come true. The whole issue with immigration is a mess! The record breaking deficit with minimal return at best is a joke. I didnt expect Obama to fix everything in 2 years but we are many many years from any kind of rebound. Also the economic problems stemmed from the Democratic run congress the last 2 years of Bush's presidency. Not saying ending these two wars wouldnt hurt but if you end the wars all the soldiers are going to come home and not have a job waiting for them when they get here. We are in a whole lot of trouble and I dont see a real leader among any party. nobody wants to represent all of America. They only want to represent those who will help them get elected which will keep the country divided for way too long.

      July 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. zak


    July 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      Thank Goodness Bush spent most of his time on vacation and less time in the White House. All the trouble he caused would have been much worse. America definitely would have been "into" the depression. I am also grateful time ran out for Bush and McCain and Romney didnot win or we would be fighting three wars--including Iran.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. suzy diamond

    I CANNOT believe people care about what this dufus has on his iPod!!! What....... no one cares about the millions of people that have no JOB or the TWO wars going on, or this horrific deficit??? Maybe if some of these people that care about this guys iPOD HAD no job they might just see the point!! This guy needs to DO HIS JOB and stop appearing on cheap talk TV shows! He diminishes the Office of the Presidency and he's a TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT!!!!

    July 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey topaz

      It's not his fault we're in two wars.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      Oh but Mickey it is. Haven't you been reading? All this mess started when Obama took over. Republican GOOD...Democrat BAD......lol please

      July 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      suzy diamond your are a cubic zirconia in the rough.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • tyler from florida

      youre absolutely right. im starting to believe that people actually voted for him BECAUSE he is black. im not racist, i have black friends but come on, this is starting to get a bit ridiculous. this guy is not fit to LEAD A COUNTRY.

      July 30, 2010 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  26. Texas Mom

    Texas is a wonderful state and just because I live here doesn not mean anything. Yes I did vote but not for him. I dont' believe all problems stem fromt he last 8 years of Bush if you really think about it everyone is letting Clinton get off scott free when this is mostly caused from him!!!

    July 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      Hahahahaha. OK if we are gonna do that then lets go all the way back to Bush Sr. Clinton cleaned up his mess.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Mom

      Well there you go its just like all democrats to blame republicans no matter what right?

      July 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      Hmmmmm. Are you not blaming all dems???? Hypocrite. Thats funny.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Mom

      NO actually I am not! I am stating that it is all in a downward things that happened before spiral to now. I don't believe that either side should be blaming anyone I think that everyone needs to take responsibility for themselves and work together. So therefore no you are wrong I am not a hypocrite. Just because I live in Texas is not the reason why I don't like Obama! There are several things in his campaign that I did not agree with.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      Hmmmmmm....but didn't you just blame Clinton? I am confused. Well I guess you win.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Mom

      There are no winners. That is not the point, the point is that we all need to shut up and get over it what is done is done and nothing and no one can change that so everyone needs to get off there high horses and quit thinking that right all the time(hint, hint). Everyone needs to shut up and do there part and move on and quit arguing about it all the time. This stuff gets really old reading it over and over again everyday. Bring on some real news!

      July 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      Well practice what you preach then. You are really only contradicting yourself.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Mom

      OK whatever you idiot I am moving on.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      Excellent rebuttal. Your whole argument was flawed. Better luck next time.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Mom

      Thanks Mr. Arrogant I have to have the last work!!

      July 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      I think you mean word.....but I am the idiot.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Mom

      HHHHMMMMM no its called a typo....and yes you are an idiot!

      July 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me. Na na na na boo boo stick your head in doo doo. Is this really what I am arguing with ???? Bye bye...don't mess with Texas.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Mom

      Nice chattin with you I gotta get back to work!

      July 29, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      Nobody has to blame republicans, the history is there to see what they do as well as support BP over the citizens of Louisiana. Joe Barton is a Texan also and republican. Protect big coroporations at the expense of average working American.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • fail

      Texas Mom, the "k" key is quite far from the "d" key... your "typo" argument is a failure.

      You must not do a lot of work where you live... an hour's worth of comments on the marquee blog...

      July 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • RC

      Now, now... can't we all just get along insted of having to get the last work? 😉 >:)

      July 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  27. ed C

    I've never seen a president more proud of himself because he knows how to work the latest gadget. Maybe he better stop pandering to the ipod and start protecting his own citizens instead of illegals....the View is all Democrat, except for Elizabeth, who is excellent at holding her own against the other hags. Joy Baher, with her crow voice, should be against the law, she's so full of herself she can't sit still. If it weren't for my wife, this program would never be on my TV.

    July 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      You seem pretty proud of yourself for making this post.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      Elizabeth doenot have a clue. She hasn't anything to won. Many of her statements show her lack of maturity. Her silly question to the President today says it all. What difference does it make about saved jobs instead of new jobs. President Obama said those people jobs saved care. That never occurred to her. Also, those people will not have to further increase unemployment. Commen sense Elizabeth. And you went to college Elizabeth? Perhaps if she were not trying to "get" the President, she could have asked a more pertinent question.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  28. roxanne

    thank God he has no bieber....Bieber is what al qaeda and bin laden has on thier iPod.

    July 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Do they even have iPods, living in those caves? Perhaps for extremist Podcasts...

      July 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Geno

    Who the hell cares what Obama has on his iPad or iPhone or iWhatever. Is this news?

    July 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • N


      You are the 9 Billionth person to say "THIS ISN'T NEWS!" on the Internet!

      Alright, party's over! Get back to trolling!

      July 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  30. WillyC

    I hope he has some Beatle tunes on there.

    July 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  31. MJK

    Better to spend his time on a tv program then spend it furthering yet another socialist piece of his agenda. I think the country would be better off if he spent all his time outside the oval office.

    July 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • vince


      July 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • MJK

      Just my opinion Vince - no need to get touchy.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      MJK, Obviously you support getting rid of social security and medicare as do republicans and that ninny running for Senator of Nevada. After all, they are socialist programs.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • MJK

      "The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery." – Sir Winston Churchill

      July 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      What medical or bills did Churchill have to ever worry about. In either he was dripping in sterling silver wealth his entire life from the moment of conception until death.

      July 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  32. cat

    I do not know about obama, but those hens on the view sure have some ugly looking legs. Now I cannot each my lunch.

    July 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      Why must a womans looks be attacked. This country cannot move ahead in more ways than one.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Nyc mom

    Alright Mr . Prezzzzz !!!!!

    July 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  34. darknight

    no justin on the ipod......lmao......i voted in the right person for president.......

    July 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jacquie

    Cripes, he wasn't wasting his time. He WAS at work. "The View" regardless of what you think of the show, has an audience and he is talking about his policies on a public TV Show to that audience. Maybe you think that audience should be marginalized because it isn't CNN. However, he is getting the word out about his policies, or at least one of the ways is to get hte word out to go where the people you want to reach are, so getting out the word is a legitmate Presidential Function, and while maybe it isn't the most pressing thing on his agenda, he can be reached anywhere he is in the world including the toliet, if he is immediately needed. Isn't technology grand?! He didn't wreck our economy, 8 years of George Bush and cronies did it and now we are the zoo-keepers who have to clean up after the herd of elephants. Frankly, the Republicans left a large stinkin load, and continue to dump on the middle class of this country to protect the rich and powerful, and they only way they do it is when stupid people think the Republicnas care about them.

    July 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geno

      Jacquie, don't you know that these women he's catering up to are among the wealthiest people in our country?

      July 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      Yes, a bunch of scholars that watch that show! He's in office 1year and a half...STOP WITH THE BLAME GAME ALREADY....it's now HIS administration and they haven't done a damn thing. The deficit is horrific and STILL growing and what's he done about 2 wars that he promised he would end and what about JOB??? THERE are MILLIONS of people who have no job and are now losing their homes as well as the people who already lost their homes!!! AT SOME POINT HE HAS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!! NOW IS THE TIME instead of appearing on a cheap talk show!

      July 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  36. A&N

    Just because he appears on the View doesn't mean he's not doing his job. Maybe he is smart and can multi task well. So why not?

    July 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      As people who do not see/know everything, we can only assume through what we see/know on the outside. Seeing him on the View apparently gives people enough fuel to say that Obama is wasting his time. Of course, he's doing stuff behind the scenes that no one really notices. All of this is debatable.

      July 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  37. H

    All I can say is if you disagree with him – get out and cast your vote. I personally think that he is the worst thing that could have happened to this country – but as all of the other posts so artfully point out – there are many people who dont agree with me. I just think you won't feel so cozy next year when you have to pay out your hard earned money in increased taxes to pay for benefits and programs most of you won't ever receive. I don't mind paying my fair share – but I don't think my government should continually reset the bar as to what they believe their right to my earnings.

    That said – it would appear that there are many of you who would happily work for free and give your money back to Mr Obama so he can redistribute it out to everyone else on your behalf. IPod – who cares what he listens to... he isn't my role model, he isnt my friend and he isn't my muse...

    With all due respect to the rest of you out there – you have no idea whats going down if you think what is happening is okay...best of luck

    July 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  38. lol

    Can't we all agree that Elizabeth Hasslebeck is looking fine in that picture?

    July 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • trix are for kids

      There really isn't much else to choose from in that picture...

      July 29, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Bob

    Black, White, Hispanic, Funny joke

    July 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  40. M

    Our previous President George W. Bush has spent more time on Vacation than any other president in History. It is a fact, look it up. So before you go trashing President Obama for making an appearance on a TV Show know your facts first. No President is perfect, we all know that. What we should all be doing is trying to come together to work on solutions to fix this countries problems instead of blaming President Obama for everything! He has inherited the some of the worst issues in our countries history & I am amazed that people really think that he has failed as a President since the turn-a-round was not instant. Our country was ran into the ground for 8years prior to President Obama taking office...have we forgotten this. Give the man a chance to do his job and instead of being part of the problem....trying being part of the solution for a change!!!

    July 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Whatha!

    I bet he has the Boy Scout Song on there! Oh yea, that's right. He no showed on their 100th anniversary celebration to be on The VIEW. Got Roll Model?

    July 29, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  42. No Seriously

    First, nearly all the other presidents HAVE done talk shows. Second, doing a 30 minute taping in NYC hardly prevents him from doing his job. Third, you'd have to be intellectually blind to think Obama has CAUSED any of the bs he's trying to fix, things that have been brewing for decades. Finally...if you're too stupid to know these things, your opinion doesn't really matter.

    July 29, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Candi

    Did he ever get Wilco on there?? LOL!

    July 29, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  44. Gloria -Canadians for Obama

    This President can't win for loosing. If he becomes a duplicate for Bush, he is condemned, if he tries to fulfil his promises, he is condemned. The working/poor and poor people need health care, the sick need health care, your economy was doing down the toilet and threatening to take mine with it and you are fighting wars you should not be in.He is damned if he does and damned if he does not. Every country wants to be like the USA, every country except mine. As your neighbours, we see the division, the ugliness and the pitiness. You call that DEMOCRACY. I say GO MR PRESIDENT, HAVE A FEW LAUGHS AND GET EXPOSURE AT THE SAME TIME. You have certainly had enough reason to shed a few tears.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  45. Sir Loin of Beef

    Everytime he does on one of these shows, he loses more and more credibility.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  46. Leslie

    What, no Van Halen?

    July 29, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  47. dan

    What a joke. The view has intellectual people hahahaha. Bunch of rich liberals. Stupid upstate-ny poster would bash bush. Hey the banks were clintons fault stupid he opened up the financing for all through the banks I know I was in real estate. The democrats ran congress for the last two years of bush and was told to control the big banks and mortgage giants but the dems would not do anything. upstate ny stop drinking the koolaid they are feeding you and get a brain for youself

    July 29, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  48. John

    I think it depends on who you are. Obama can do this. He's intelligent and is making a genuine effort to run the country with the help he's been stuck with, and this is an example of him connecting with people. Bush, however, would not have been able to pull this off. His image evokes that of a blindfolded child, laughing and swinging at a pinata.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Texas Mom


      July 29, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      John that is just about the best description of Bush that I have ever heard.

      July 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • DC

      Absolutely hilarious : ) I have actually seen a bumper sticker that was so funny that some of you might find of interest. It is a picture of George W with a sign next to it stating that "A village in Texas has lost its idiot". As for Texas Mom, Texas is ranked 48th in the nation for education, so we will let your grammar and spelling slide : )

      July 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Virginia Nielsen in FLORIDA

    This man is going to be the greatest prez ever !!! First because he came from the middle class and that's why he is having a hard time fixing what was left from the previous one. He is a good husband, good father, good athlete and a great cultural level !!! God bless OUR prez and all of us americans!!!

    July 29, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  50. Jonesy

    Hey, i live in DC and have lived in the area since Bush 1, Clinton, Bush II, and now Obama...President Obama is not doing anything other presidents have not done..We're not turning into a socialist country, there are no secret muslims running the country, corporate america has not relocated offshore to the Bahamas, lesbians and gays are not dancing in the streets with no clothes, the top leadership of the military has not resigned in protest...In fact quite the opposite: the president has shown he's a moderate, but a democrat. We continue to spend large amounts of money on two wars, and defense..corporate america is building up large cash reserves..I happen to believe America spoke clearly in 2008 when we threw out the corporate, oil barons, and deregulators of the Bush administration. America voted for change: Health Care, a new energy policy, and financial reform...you will get your chance to run the country back into the ground in 2012, but you don't have any legitimate candidates or a vision of moving forward, do you?

    July 29, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Julia Randolph, J.D.

      Amen!!!!!!!!!!! He who forms his opinions last, forms better opinions. He has more information and hopefully more insight that comes from the passage of time. Thanks for your thoughts. Finally, someone speaking on all this irrational fear, uninformed witch hunting, and 'Group think' that's going on with Republicans just because they STILL have nothing better than what's already there. Of course, it's usually the folks that have no ideas who are always griping at other folks' opinions.

      July 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • WillyC

      Well said.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • vince

      Excellent post. A dash a sobriety against an increasingly intoxicated rhetoric.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Texas Mom


    July 29, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  52. Dunny

    Nice i-pod Mr. President. Now get back to work.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  53. upstate-ny

    Who cares whether he's on the View ? I think it's a good thing. Our past president spent more time on vacation than any other president in history, started a war where there was a need for one, didn't deal with wall street, banking industry, health care, immigration etc. So for the past 8 years we had president that didn't deal with issues, at least this is trying to clean up Bush's mess. Whether we like the current president or not we or at least I have to give him credit for at least trying to do the right, make him more accessible to the public view, let people know what's going on and he's not sitting behind the wall of the white house, crawford, TX and kennbunkport, ME.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  54. Dianne

    I think the view is a good show to be on. Many women watch this show. It shows that President Obama will go to all areas to reach Americans. This may not be a news media, but The View is a source of information for many. I am happy to see this President take time for everyday Americans as well as big time news media.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  55. Nicole Magabo

    For those people saying the president has more important issues than go on the View, yoooo– all work and no play makes Obama a dull president.

    yall thinking he can fix the country and care about ONLY the country? he has a life, and i think it was clever of him going on the view. reaching out to an audience of intellectual people. try watching the view, before you trash it. most of those women have lived valuable and full lives, sharing their experiences is a blessing we can all benefit from.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Nyarlathotep

      The View features "Intellectual people?" This is The View shown here on Earth you're talking about, right?

      July 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Suz

    I want to believe that the pic was photoshopped... but, sadly, it wasn't. Oh, Mr. President... how could you do this to us, sitting on the couch with these cackling hens???

    July 29, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  57. N

    "Woot!" to not having Bieber Fever!

    July 29, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Total Li Aw Sum

      WOOT!! Justin Beiber sounds like a baby girl in pre-school chorus! Surprisingly, I am about the age of Obama's daughters...

      July 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Kraig Rasool

    It is a known fact that most people with the intellect such as President Obama has would indeed have an array of
    musical interests..... But Im just happy that Lady Gaga wasnt on the list.....He reached quite far down into the barrel
    with the Jonas Brothers but you cant fault him for that....he has teenage daughters who Im sure scream for them..

    July 29, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      I agree the man is educated, but that doesn't mean he's an intellectual.

      July 29, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  59. asante

    Cool that is nice mr president,music is the soul of life:-D

    July 29, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  60. asante

    Cool that is nice mr president,music is soul of life:-D

    July 29, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  61. fedora-man

    i was just think that if he had justin bieber on his ipod i would loose all faith in him.......Obama you even better than before now that i kno that you recognize the trash that is BIEBER

    July 29, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  62. Jules

    Somehow, I just don't care what this guy has on his iPod. I really think he should be focused on more important issues.

    July 29, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • s

      you don't care, yet you took the time to click the link, read the article and comment on it. Hmmmm

      July 29, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      Yes, I did. I'm concerned that our President is wasting time on a talk show. Aren't you? Other than that, what's your point? Do you even have a point? I doubt it.

      July 29, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      S – I think he said he didn't care what Barry had on his phone. I don't see where he said he didn't care about the story. Jules – I agree, he needs to spend more time in the Oval Office doing his job.

      July 29, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • s

      I do have a point, the president is human, he has a life. Being on the view shows him in another light. Seriously, go get some coffee, and get your workout in, obviously someone has their panties in a bunch today. The fact is if you didn't care, you never would have clicked the link to find out what is in his i pod.

      July 29, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • neil

      and what is your point jules? true if you don't care you should not bother commenting...simple...now get out of here...

      July 29, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • s

      Oh please, Sir Loin of Beef, the whole point of the story was what THE PRESIDENT HAD ON HIS I POD, nothing else. No political anything. Maybe that's why it's on marquee blogs.

      July 29, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • s

      Ahhh Neil, you are my new best friend lol

      July 29, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      I do care, that's why I read the article. Just because you disagree with me is no reason to assume my point of view is insignficant. Maybe you should have a cup of coffee or a workout. Either way, my point is valid to many Americans who feel our President shouldn't be wasting his time on The View, Letterman or any other talk show.

      July 29, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • s

      You have no point as Neil said, so leave please! My coffee and workout was great!

      July 29, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      Thank you both for proving once again that the intelligence level in this country is far worse then I imagined.

      July 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • s

      Seriously I agree with Neil and S, this was about an I Pod and nothing else. Jules, get a life, better yet go to work or go look for one.

      July 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angie

      Would you like a medal for that Jules?

      July 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julia Randolph, J.D.

      Obama ALREADY SPENDS MORE TIME IN THE OVAL OFFICE THAN most other President's ever have. It wouldn't matter whether he took an hour or two to do anything other than "be in the oval office" and you folks would have him hanged for it. All you Bush/Republican/anti-Obamaians, it seemed to be okay with you that Bush took a vacation for two weeks out of every month, but Obama can't make a single appearance on a talk show that a lot of our fellow Americans watch, whether good or bad, half way into his second year. What double standards. Oh well!

      July 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      ..so why click on this link, Jules?

      July 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Jules, even Presidents need breaks. 😛

      I agree with those who point out that he's not the first President to be doing something like this.

      Whether he's doing a good job as President overall, that can be debatable, obviously. However, an appearance on a talk show really shouldn't diminish even an ounce of his credibility.

      July 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • ---

      Just because she give an opinion doesn't mean that she should be attacked for it. Also, Obama has not spent more time in the Oval Office then most of the other presidents, he's spent most of his time on Air Force One flying around the world. I believe that cnn had an article about his not being present, maybe you should go find it and read it. Finally, just because someone doesn't like Obama doesn't mean they love Bush...or that they are a Republican, look at Obama's popularity polls, tons of Liberals dislike him too.

      July 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Powell

      "Thank you both for proving once again that the intelligence level in this country is far worse THAN I imagined." **If you are going to make a comment about the intelligence level in the country, could you please make sure your comment is grammatically correct. Thank you in advance, Jules.**

      July 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • zak


      July 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • VA MOM

      I agree!!!!!!! What does he think he is doing???????? Lets see I know 5th graders that also say he needed to worry about more important things!!!!!!!!!! LIKE: ON GOING WARS (or did some forget to tell him we still have a few of them) GULF COAST OIL SPILL...........IF HE HAS SO MUCH FREE TIME MAYBE HE SHOULD GO CLEAN A BEACH!!!!!!

      July 29, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      Jules, he has a life just like you do, he goes to work and he gets off work, NO ONE IN THIS WORLD WORKS 24/7 NO ONE, you probably dont even work a full 8 hour day, you probably half-ass half the day and take extended lunches!

      July 29, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • fojeba

      Communication is an important part of a President's Job.Why would you just mention the ipod ?Did he talk about current social political and economical issues? Should he be hidden somewhere in the white house for you to know that he's truly focused ?

      July 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Laura

    We have one classy,smart president & Thank Goodness he does not have Bieber on his Ipod !!!. God Bless Our President & Bless Us All !!!!!!

    July 29, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Wow Laura, you are so easily duped. Good luck in life.

      July 29, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • R Low

      I agree with Laura. God bless our President. He's intelligent, compassionate, moral, inclusive and shows an amazing amount of grace and dignity. He's done more good in his short time as president than any president I can remember in my 60 years. I am so thrilled to wake up each morning and know he's the leader of our Country.

      July 29, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Philip

      Laura, I agree with you 100%. I am also 100% for Obama & his policies, it's good to see the fatcat capitalists in this country being taken down a few notches by financial reform which is long overdue

      July 29, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • d

      What would these Obama lovers have to say if George Bush, or any other Republican President were to waste away his valuable time on such a ridiculous show? They would chastise him for not spending his time on the more important matters that our country faces! But The Great Obama does it, and he is the greatest president in our countries history! Get a life people!!!

      July 29, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Paperclip411

      I agree with Laura. And even if you don't like him, you still ought to bless God that we have a President and not a country in complete peril and chaos like many other places in the world. I don't even agree with everything he say but I still pray for he and his cabinet and the other Reps/Senators, and act in the way I can. We need to remember to respect authority again as a country. How we treated Bush was ridiculous too even though I could not stand his decisions! We've all taken Freedom of Speech way to far.

      July 29, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Julia Randolph, J.D.

      To Robin, John, and D: NO PRESIDENT could ruin our country more than BUSH tried to. Obama is taking on the challenge of cleaning up what Bush did. AND YES, it does take a while. Duh! Yes, he's still doing it. That kind of a mess can't be fixed in a year. PLUS, he's taking care of new business as well. So Nay Say all you want, you won't be able to deny at the end of four years, AFTER this four years, that our country will be better off. Just wait and see. You can save energy and withhold comment until later and they will probably be more intelligent comments. And hopefully more fair. We can hope!

      July 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • thetruth1028

      Couldn't agree more. Regardless of the what those tea-baggers and Limbaugh-heads say...

      July 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Hilarious. Bush spent 33% of his Presidency on vacation and you're bugging out over thirty minutes.

      July 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffany

      I agree with Laura. Thank God we have a president who isn't focused only on big business and the rich. George W. Bush created the problems yet Obama gets the blame. Even though I despised GWB, I was never as disrespectful towards him as many "patriotic" republicans are towards Obama. When dems complained about GWB, we were told to support the president. Hypocrits!!!

      July 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • What a bunch of Idiots

      Only the SMARTEST people comment on entertainment blogs to talk about politics.

      July 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Piper

      I agree with Laura. God bless our President.

      July 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      OH PLU-EZZZZZZE!!! What cool aid are you drinking?

      July 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      Well, to all you Obama lovers we will see how many "normal" people agree with you in November when the dumbocrats hopefully lose. You can complain about Bush and his golfing but Obama has been golfing more in the short time as president than Bush did in 8 years! Talk about hypocrites! Why is is always ok when the dems break the law and back room deals are cut but if the republicans did that, it would be hell to pay. And yes, Obama is RUINING our great country.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • WWJ

      You guys are all idiots. What are you socialists to think it is okay to go on housewife pop culture crap television like The View? This appearance was poorly timed.

      July 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • jcat

      Jeez John,
      When someone said that about W they were branded traitors & unamerican

      July 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex Hailey

      u r an idiot obviously and one of the ones who voted for him and got us in this horrible situation

      July 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • don

      @John, you pretend that you are the one who isn't duped by a political party; but what's funny is that you are just being duped by Republicans; yet you have convinced yourself that you are the free thinking one.

      July 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      I don't know, I think Barack and Justin would make a cute couple. I mean, intellectually, they're at the same level and they probably spend an equal amount of time worrying over the country's economic problems.

      July 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Right on sister! He's one smart man. He'll be judged as the greatest. Not by Fox and conservative crass of course.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • jacob

      altough jusin beiber cant sing that cant make obama a good president

      July 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • fojeba

      Bieber might become an artist some day but for now he's a marketing attraction for kids and teens.president Obama could not be duped with that.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve O

      I agree with John, she is setup for failure.

      July 30, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      AMEN GIRL!

      August 3, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  64. NJoy1

    I wonder if he has these lil guys!!!!!


    July 29, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • jason

      so true matt.

      July 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • zen

      out of all the great things president obama talked about; this is what we focus on?????

      July 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Bush was on vacation for almost 3 years total of his presidency, look it up. Thats just physically, he was on vacation mentally pretty much his whole term.

      August 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |

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