Shocking Revelation: Steve Jobs Tears Obama Apart in New Book!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Maverick74, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Maverick74


    "Jobs' Meeting With Obama

    Jobs, who was known for his prickly, stubborn personality, almost missed meeting President Obama in the fall of 2010 because he insisted that the president personally ask him for a meeting. Though his wife told him that Obama "was really psyched to meet with you," Jobs insisted on the personal invitation, and the standoff lasted for five days. When he finally relented and they met at the Westin San Francisco Airport, Jobs was characteristically blunt. He seemed to have transformed from a liberal into a conservative.

    "You're headed for a one-term presidency," he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where "regulations and unnecessary costs" make it difficult for them.

    Jobs also criticized America's education system, saying it was "crippled by union work rules," noted Isaacson. "Until the teachers' unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform." Jobs proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year."

    Aiding Obama's Reelection Campaign

    "Jobs suggested that Obama meet six or seven other CEOs who could express the needs of innovative businesses -- but when White House aides added more names to the list, Jobs insisted that it was growing too big and that "he had no intention of coming." In preparation for the dinner, Jobs exhibited his notorious attention to detail, telling venture capitalist John Doerr that the menu of shrimp, cod and lentil salad was "far too fancy" and objecting to a chocolate truffle dessert. But he was overruled by the White House, which cited the president's fondness for cream pie.

    Though Jobs was not that impressed by Obama, later telling Isaacson that his focus on the reasons that things can't get done "infuriates" him, they kept in touch and talked by phone a few more times. Jobs even offered to help create Obama's political ads for the 2012 campaign. "He had made the same offer in 2008, but he'd become annoyed when Obama's strategist David Axelrod wasn't totally deferential," writes Isaacson. Jobs later told the author that he wanted to do for Obama what the legendary "morning in America" ads did for Ronald Reagan."
  2. Max E.

    Max E.

    Ouch, this one is going to leave a mark on all those OWS protesters who worship Steve Jobs, though i doubt they will ever read this article. He basically stated what we already know teachers unions are crushing the education system, and the government loves to shower themselves in lavish benefits that most people find unnecessary.

    What i find funny is that all these "anti establishment, anti logo" kids love mac products. The other day bugscoe posted an article about the looting thats going on in the OWS movement and someone was complaining about how their 5500$ MAC laptop got stolen.

    First off i could have never afforded a laptop in college, secondly when i bought my first laptop i got one which was pretty much top of the line for about 1800$.(this was after my first 6 figure year) How the fuck can you possibly complain about your impoverished lifestyle when you can afford a laptop that costs as much as a car while you are in college?

    These guys are supposedly against companies over charging based on a brand name, but they will go out and pay 3 times the regular cost for a computer or cell phone just so it has an apple logo on it, and they will actually claim they are against name brand stuff. These guys dont seem to understand that Apple is exactly the kind of brand name shit that they are protesting against. There is no difference between an apple computer and a 400 dollar pair of jeans.

    There is no better example of capitalism, and free market success then Steve Jobs himself, who came from nothing and made himself a billionaire, with no handouts from anyone. Steve Jobs is basically the antithesis of everything they are fighting for yet these guys worship him, and even went so far as to have a moment of silence for him. Its just more evidence that these OWS protesters are grossly misinformed.

    Cant wait to see the full interview on 60 minutes on Sunday.
  3. Maverick74


    You know it's funny, the press did 24 hour coverage on Job's death for days straight. It will be interesting to see if they give this story even 5 minutes of coverage. I think this story is very important as it really gets to the heart of what's wrong with this country. And Bill Maher even came out after his death on "Real Time" and went into a long winded commentary saying he was a liberal and how the conservatives were going to try to "claim" him as one of their own because he was a successful entrepreneur.
  4. So Jobs visited Obama,offered Obama advice,stayed in contact with Obama and offered to help him on his re election campaign and the right tries to spin that as Jobs tearing Obama apart ...LOL !!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Max E.

    Max E.

    I saw that from Bill Maher. Its funny cause you couldnt really make an argument for anything besides the fact that Jobs was a free market success story based on the evil "C" word, capitalism. I really dont know how one could possibly spin Jobs life into an anti capitalist, big government story. I was surprised the article from your post actually came from the huffington post. Like you said it will be interesting to see if it just gets buried here, or if this gains traction after the interview is aired on 60 minutes on sunday.

  6. Maverick74


    Did you read the article? Of course not, stupid question. Carry on...
  7. In recent weeks we've had many people in business chime in with 2 cents and the messages are loud and clear. Wealthy people have a lot to lose, not only in terms of money, more in the fact they are underemployed and so is their money.

    The rich like to do stuff with their money and they are constricted.

    This week we heard sensible messages from Trump, Cuban, Steve Wynn and now Jobs. Even Buffett admits their is nothing to invest in.

    Every message from the rich is disregarded, no one is listening, the status quo counter with tired and worn arguements, facts and figures from the past. the past has led us to the present, more of the same will produce more of the same.
  8. Of course I did.Did Jobs not offer Obama advice,visit and stayed in contact with him,offer to help Obamas 2012 re election campaign ?
  9. Maverick74


    Of course he did. Look, Jobs was a liberal most of his life and there is no doubt in my mind that he "wanted" Obama to be the guy that gave that speech in Denver and in Grant Park. I do not deny that. Deep down in his heart he wanted Obama to make good on his promises. But like most liberals, he came to realize what a fraud Obama was and took the opportunity to express his displeasure with him. It took him his entire life, but I think Jobs finally realized that most liberals are full of shit.
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    #10     Oct 21, 2011