Obama and his many phones (22 HQ photos)

Photos from official White House Photographer, Pete Souza

  • Oddie Monsta

    Lol ok

  • AssClown

    I don't see the banana phone…

    • Hunter X

      Michele is off-camera, deep-throating it.

    • Fitdude

      That's because your mom swallowed it.

    • Si1entStatic

      …. or the Red phone to the commissioner, Also I want to know which statue in #6 #11 #21 houses the red button to open the bat cave poles slides.

    • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

      Since Clinton any form of banana is forbidden inside the White House.

      – "White House"?? THAT'S ….

  • Qualitychecked


  • Larence


  • aaron

    #5 quality picture…!

    • DistractedCO

      There are phones that still have chords on them?!!!
      WUUUUT? O_o

      • mihaisuzuki

        Those are Hard Lines Telephones that can't be jammed.

  • Mchpereson

    Hahahaha, The red button is to call the Valet(butler) to get him food or drink! It is not a panic button.

  • http://mensconfidence.com/ TommyB

    #4 Air Force One has to be the baddest freakin plane, man. They did a special on it on NatGeo. The thing is a beast. http://www.mensconfidence.com

    • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

      WARNING: trojan-infecting site!

      – the one you love to hate

      • http://mensconfidence.com/ TommyB

        Omg you are like herpes, woman.

        • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

          Come get some!
          Also: I'm resistant.

          – the one you'll love to hate

    • inb4 shitstorm

      air force one is just what it is called if the president is aboard.

    • xani

      those guys on the right are watching the chive

  • Sandusky


    • etcrr

      Obama to Congress: I’ll decide what’s constitutional If he stays, then he wants to become Dictator?

  • etcrr

    I have a tremendous respect for the office of the presidency of the United States but not the guy who is in it.

    • aaron

      Did you prefer the previous guy?

      • etcrr

        I am a conservative, I would refer to myself as a fan of President Reagan. He was the last Republican I trusted

        • Slappy McGee

          Reagan (or more accurately, the men holding the puppet strings) made more backroom deals then any President ever with Iran Contra taking the cake. Reagan was like the college football coach whose program was beyond corrupt, but just claimed that he had nothing to do with the violations. The only difference between the two is that Reagan might have been senile enough to actually not know what was going on. Nice man, poor President.

          • Markus

            Don't forget that Reagan also gave amnesty to 3 million illegal immigrants and raised taxes a dozen times. You can also thank him for paving the way for the severe income inequality that now exists in this country, via his trickle-down Reaganomics (which obviously doesn't work…taxes are lower than any time since before the Great Depression – if less taxes on the wealthy = better economy, we should be through the roof right now).

            If he ran today, he certainly wouldn't make it through any of the Republican primaries. He would probably be tagged a socialist by the lot of the current Republican nominees. The myth of Reagan has just grown so large, that it's political suicide for conservatives to not revere him on mountain high, let alone criticize a single thing the guy did.

            • Pathetic Libs

              Both of you are FOS and your revisionists history is sad, at best.

        • Jak

          Jumped on that bandwagon did ya?

        • aaron

          Irrespective of my political allegiance i can objectively say someone is doing a good or bad job: what is it about his performance that you dont like? I dont think any President in recent history has had the shit storm to deal with that he had when he came to office…

          • Mr.Wiseass

            I'm not saying G dub was a good president because I really don't think he was, but you don't consider 9/11 a "shit storm"?

      • R_Swift

        You are attempting to compare the two? To what result?

    • Truth

      If you Americans don't keep Obama, you're idiots.

      • VanIsleChiver

        If you Americans don't elect Ron Paul, you're idiots.

      • Fred Garvin

        He will be available next January and you can have him. You love you some clown dictator.

    • Hmmm

      The logic of you folks who say, "Well, Bush was worse so Obama is doing great," is analogous to saying, "Well, syphilis is terrible, so this case of herpes really isn't as bad as it seems."

      Can't we get someone in the top office of the country who isn't a permanent rash of costly embarrassment? Sure, the guy seemed great during the near-orgasmic frenzy of hope and change because he promised us the world (and because he seemed even less crusty than John McCain.). But he's proved to be much less clean and pure than we thought, and now we're going to be stuck with the uncomfortable effects of his inept handling for the rest of our lives.

      What we need, it seems, is a political virgin.

      • GG Alin

        Bravo good sir! Obama is just one in a long list of puppets. This type of scum just passes maniacal legislation for the next guy to come along and put into effect. You sure don't hear nothing about Bush and his fascist Patriot Act but Obama comes along and just keeps signing extensions for it. Its like the ol "outta sight outta mind trick".

        wake up folks, its time to come in from the pasture!!!! Playing dumb or yelling ignorance does not change the facts!!

  • SweetAwesomeness

    jesus christ does this guy work at all?!?!? he always seems to be on the phone!

    • DingDing

      LOL @ the idea that when he is on the phone he must be on personal business. I guess you dont use a phone as part of your job in Wendys

      • JabJab

        I guess you don't use sarcasm working for Guthy Renker.

        • DingDing

          If the comment was anything other than stupid (big if) it was irony not sarcasm, Guessing you dont work in a library. Or near one, Or own a dictionary.

          • NiceOne

            Wow, you know the definition of irony about as well as Alanis Morissette

          • Obama


      • fuck obozo

        How many times has he been golfing so far??? yea, he works hard at fucking the country up, and all the idiots on this site who support him probably live with their mom, and don't pay any taxes…. bunch of idiots..

        • SiT

          are you one of those guys who says, we shouldn't pay taxes, while walking on a sidewalk payed with taxes( no not magic money), or are you one of those guys who says, fuck everyone else, aslong as I have money they can all die?

          • todrunk2

            I don't know what sidewalks you walk on, but the one in front of my house I paid for.

            • ron paul sucks too

              my problem is that I do pay taxes unlike 47% of the rest of the country who want more of my money…. anyone who supports obozo can eat a dick.

        • Your Mom Says Hi

          Correction, I live with your mom, and I tax that ass nightly… 🙂

          • and clean your room

            We both do… she needs a colostomy bag after all those taxes

    • Hunter X

      The problem is…he's on vacation even more than he's on the phone- which is a lot, apparently.

      • Markus

        It's actually less than either of the Bushes or Reagan, or Clinton or Carter for that matter.

        I know Fox News tells you he's on vacation "a lot," but try to remember their motive…and try thinking for yourself. I know it's hard, but you can do it!

        • fuck you and obozo

          you are full of shit, do you guys on the left really just make up what ever you want and treat it like the truth? he has set new records for the number of golf games, and vacation days. and not to mention the biggest is he has spent more on vacations than the last 12 POTUS combined… you sir are a fucking idiot.

          • Markus

            You can look it up yourself in less time than it took you to write that reply.
            http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/17/evening… – After 31 months, Obama had taken 61 vacation days, or about 2 days a month. At the same time in their presidencies, W had taken 180 days, or about 5 days a month, and Reagan had taken 112, or about 3.5 days per month.

            Over 8 years, W spent 490 days at his ranch in Crawford. Obama has a lot of catching up to do.

            Once again, I know it's hard to look things up for yourself on the internet, but I'm sure, if you put all your (obviously evident) talent into it, you can figure it out.

            Although I was partially wrong. Carter spent the least amount of time on vacation, not Obama.

            • You are DELUSIONAL

              More revisionist history from the kiddies.
              113% GDP, Yes lovely job by the clown dictator.

        • todrunk2


          • Markus

            That moment when you realize…you don't have facts to back up your point so you must pull out the communist/Marxist bread-and-butter defense.

            • Markus is ignorant

              he actually just stated the facks… and proved you wrong Markus…he brought it… it has been brung… so therefore, in retrospect, you sir… are the fucking idiot… haha markus… hey markus… everyone wants to tell you seomthing… ha ha… I think glen beck is on tv tonight… make sure you tune in… loser…

              • markus is the man

                I meant hunter and obozo… my bad markus… so insert hunter and obozo before markus each time… haha.. my bad… my hate was in the right place…

    • TxLoneRider

      If only you where not correct. I would love for him to have done nothing. But when you look at his executive orders and the "out of session" appointments, that the senate would not have even had time to vet because of the non-existent notice, he has done far too much.

      • Clown Dictator Chief

        113% GDP
        The car was in the ditch before clown dictator and he drove us strait into the river, on purpose.

  • chicago

    Interesting post. I'd rather see pics of Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe in the oral, meant oval, office…

  • Zero

    Get this clown out of office…start political debate now

    • ???

      Ron Paul 2012!

      • ron paul sucks too

        no, but anyone would be better than this idiot

    • DistractedCO


  • MikeBedlam

    There's no way this post ends well.

    • etcrr

      Obama to Congress: I’ll decide what’s constitutional. I can't imagine keeping his ass in office.

  • http://thechive.com/ bkfrijoles

    #5 are those his Presidential Pogs Collection??

    • Mchpereson

      Challenge coins, dummy.

  • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo

    "I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go." —at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon, May 9, 2008

    • Just_some_guy

      Yes yes. We've all heard it. And to anyone with the ability to think it's patently obvious he meant 47 and was referring to being one away from hitting 48–the number of continental United States.

      Must be awesome never to have made a trivial mistake in your life. Go you.

      • The_Dood

        If I did make such a mistake I do believe I would catch it, knowing the correct number of states and all. I would think just saying 57 states would feel weird enough to make one correct themself. Also, he didn't say continental so he would still be three away by your logic.

        • Just_some_guy

          You're really stretching it there, man. You always say "continental" when you refer to the lower 48? And, when giving say 3 speeches every other day of your life for about 2 years, you never makes mistakes without catching them? You people live in some sort of fancy dream world. How do I get a ticket there?

        • Just_dumb_guy

          ↓ lol, typing just about the same thing at the same time.

      • Just_dumb_guy

        except he's a retard that was running for (and bullshitted his way into winning) the presidency?! FIFTY states, been that way for awhile now, I would think just slipping up and saying 57 would be odd enough to make me think about it and correct myself. yeah yeah, we all make mistakes but this guy is fucking useless

      • todrunk2

        Obama's teleprompter was on the fritz that day.

      • Inurface

        49 continental states … just a trivial mistake

    • ClamUp

      surely we are not going down the "stupid things he said" road. Not after the guy he followed.

      • Just_some_guy

        Well, I think my point shouldn't be conflated with what happened before. I rarely got on W's back about stupid stuff he said because of the point I was trying to make.

        The point is–when everyone in the free world records everything you say you WILL be caught saying stupid shit. Even if you're not a stupid person. End of story.

        • ClamUp

          well if you have declared "end of story" I guess we all have to STFU

          • Just_some_guy

            I like how you think.

        • The_Dood

          I agree with your point. I just think that in this specific case, if you are trying to be the president of the Untied States, that you should probably know how many of them there are. The fact that he made the mistake and didn't catch it makes me think that he actually thought he was right. I've said some stupid things before, but when they are this stupid I either catch my mistake, or I'm absolutely fucking wasted.

          • Just_some_guy

            The fact that you ACTUALLY entertain the notion that a gentleman who managed to get a J.D. from Harvard truly believes there at 58 states leads me to believe you essentially do not like the fellow, for whatever reason, and by virtue of that have decided this can't be an honest mistakes but rather is incomparable incompetence. I mean that IS the most sensible explanation here, isn't it? Not that he made a mistake but rather that he REALLY thinks there are 58 states. Yeah. That sounds about right.

            • Just_some_guy

              and good Christ–I should re-read these things before I hit "submit". Disregard the stupid typos, if you'd be so kind.

            • The_Dood

              You're right. I don't like the guy. Regardless of whether I like him or not I wouldn't let someone that I liked get away with that one either. I just think that one statement is just a little too stupid to be explained away as a mistake. It's like saying "Look at that beautiful blue sun." It something that just strikes you as wrong as soon as you say it. I just don't see how someone could mistake something that is such common knowledge and not notice, especially given his education and that he was already an elected official of the country. You would think he would know, but it's the fact that he didn't catch it that gets me. Anyways, at this point we are pretty much just reiterating.

              I understand your sentiments and I'm pretty sure you understand mine. We're never going to agree on this so it's fairly trivial at this point. Let's just agree to disagree.

              Also, I would like to genuinely thank you for actually being civilized in a debate. That's something that not too many people are capable of, especially in politics.

              • Just_some_guy

                You are most certainly welcome. Though, I didn't actually perceive it as a political debate at all. I just don't think the most likely explanation for what he said is that he actually believes there are 58 states. That's like saying the Pope, if he were to somehow say Jesus was Buddhist, actually BELIEVED it: it's simply not something that can make any sense.

                But you are surely correct that we clearly will continue only to disagree on this particular matter.

                Incidentally, I was never an Obama supporter. I just sincerely don't think he actually meant what he said. I'm quite positive he meant to say 47–it's a totally satisfactory, logical and sensible explanation. Especially considering he was on the campaign trail and had one left to go in the lower 48. Just saying…

                • The_Dood

                  On another topic though, why is it the lower 48? Isn't Hawaii the southernmost state?

  • http://cinemaplastique.tumblr.com MigraineBoy

    #2 Hello, this is President Oba… Yes, I'll hold.

    • Yo Yo Ma

      made me laugh.

      • http://twitter.com/JmsMr27 @JmsMr27

        me too! good one

    • Commando00

      SOmeone should dub this pic in with the Capitol One commercial……

    • iChive


    • winstonlabrador

      Press one for English.



  • Greg

    Holy shit is that a plane? #15



    • Aly

      You should probably get your shift key fixed. Just an FYI.



        • The_Dood

          It's the key below the Billy Mays key.

  • cantreadgood

    "Haha great joke sweetie! I'm really sorry, but I'll be working late again tonight."
    *Looks up*
    "How you doin' honey?"

  • dude


    • LeftFrontPocket

      I would hope veterans would have more sense. Its Republicans who have sacrificed US military lives by entering and then fucking up 2 wars for no visible benefit to our security.
      Ask the families of those still serving if they object to Obama taking us out of Afghanistan.

      Before the haters start I am NOT dissing the men and women who have served (I was one of them). Just the leaders who fucked up in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not necessarily George W. Bush. More like the people who had their hand up the guys ass moving the controls.

      • MarineVET

        I would hope everyone have more sense. I am against the wars, as well as Republicans and Democrats. Ron Paul is a Libertarian running as a Republican, and the only candidate to call for an end to the wars and against possible conflict with Iran. End the wars, start the peace.

        • TxLoneRider

          Very, very naive, should we have just let Hitler march across Europe??

          Should we just let the Somali pirates board what ever ships they want?

          Should we let a country who has a long history of human rights abuses, providing weapons to terrorists, who we could be at a defacto state of war with (Iranian soldiers have captured and help US citizens, and have killed US soldiers serving in Iran); a country whose leader has stood on our soil, in front of the UN and threatened to use nuclear weapons in our country and in an Allies country, who is currently working on long range missile, and diesel-electric subs technologies for delivery, and has placed in deep bunkers tools to produce high quality fissionable materials open access to further materials and allow them to finish development of those weapons.

          are y'all f'n nuts.

          Seriously, that is like me carrying a handgun, running into a gang member, giving him my gun and putting my hands above my head.

          Yes, Ron Paul is right about the government of the US needing to be cut in half. But history is full of "peaceful people" masecuring the people in other nations.

  • ash

    The fuck is he wearing?

    • Just_some_guy

      He's wearing what I assume is a J.D. vestment. I'm confused by the color–I'm pretty sure he got his J.D. at Harvard, so it should be red, not blue. Might be an honorary robe he received somewhere else.

    • Gorton

      its called a slanket. Keeps you warm when you watching TV

      • Zero

        hahaha nice

        • Takeittothehouse


    • Jed

      Presidential Snuggie

    • Ivy

      perhaps it is robes worn while he was giving commencement speeches?

      • Hostile 17

        Clan robe ? 🙂

  • The dude

    #12 “Hows that couch working out for yah, yah comfy?” “Quite…are we gonna be on the phone for this entire meeting?” “….is that a problem?”

  • lfsg

    #11 meh, economy is f***d up

    • NoUDidnt

      Do I get extra points for f**king the economy 4 months before I got into office?

    • mali_sapun

      i don't like where that shoe is going

    • etcrr

      Obama to Congress: I’ll decide what’s constitutional. This is the president you want in office? NOT ME!

  • lfsg

    does anyone know what are the paintings in the oval office?

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