Conservatives are having a field day with the comments a woman made because she got an "Obama phone." She is going to vote for Obama and predicts Obama will do more. It illustrates for the conservatives the portion of the population that feed off the government largess at the taxpayers expense, and she shouts it loud and proud.
The liberal blogs are getting upset over the conservatives having a field day with the meme because there is no such thing as an Obama phone. They think the conservatives are stupid for perpetuation the meme.
There is no "Obama phone?" Technically it looks like there is not. The "Obama phone" has quite a history:
- Communications Act of 1934. President Franklin Roosevelt[tAW]
- The Lifeline program started in 1984. President Reagan[tAW]
- The Lifeline program expanded in 1996. President Clinton[tAW]
- SafeLink started in 2008. President George W. Bush[E][TP][FC]
In the end, the liberals trying to make fun of conservatives over the Obama phone concept are really making fun of the Obama supporter whom thinks she has an Obama phone. And the conservatives are making fun of her for being proud of her government hand out.
However, do not worry about your tax dollars going to this program. It is funded by a charge on your phone bill called a "Federal Universal Service Charge." This charge is, of course, mandated by the government. So if you do not want to pay for these free phones you simply have to stop owning and paying for your own phone. As long as you pay for your phone, you are paying for hers.
Just to confuse matters a little more, the blog Jammie Wearing Fools points out that there is an Obama Phone website.