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President Obama beat out Justin Bieber today to become the tweeter with the most retweeted tweet in the history of the internet. His victory tweet "Four more years" accompanied by a photo of him hugging wife Michelle has been retweeted by over 637,000 people and favourited 215,000 times. Barack Obama's most retweeted …


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  1. TrishaD

    He's much cuter than Justin Bieber..

    No idea if he sings better but I wouldnt be surprised...

    1. Hieronymus Howerd
  2. Evil Auditor Silver badge

    Who the fuck is Justin Bieber?

    1. An ominous cow herd

      RE: Who the fuck is Justin Bieber?

      You clearly don't have teen or pre-teen daughters....

    2. DrXym

      A wholesome teen pop start who is probably about go through some edgy adult reboot anytime soon a la Hanna Montana / Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears etc. to extend his shelf life.

      1. Esskay

        @ DrXym:

        According to the horrific radio station at work (which I sadly have no control over and is fiercely guarded by a team of stapler-wielding co-workers) that has already happened. Apparently he's now "grown up", which presumably means he can perform autotune assisted ramblings about kissing girls instead of just talking to them.

    3. Amorous Cowherder

      You really don't need to know! Do humanity a favour and don't encourage the little twerp by learning anything about him.

  3. frank ly

    re. sex doll likeness

    I'd feel secretly flattered, but go to court in a huff and demand a percentage of sales to compensate for my hurt feelings.

  4. Darryl

    Don't get the idea of retweeting something like that... Somebody didn't know?

  5. Stevie


    "The President also won re-election in the United States." Good one.

  6. Arctic fox

    "I think we all know who the real enemy is" Yes we do and its name is..........


    I think I need to lie down with a wet cloth on my forehead. I had a lot of pressure lately, life has been difficult...mumble, mumble.

  7. Gary F

    Useless over-statement (not in reference to Obama)

    "the most retweeted tweet in the history of the internet"

    Because we had Twitter in 1969 and every decade through the history of the Internet, didn't we.

    Since "tweets" can only be tweeted using Twitter then where is the relevency in comparing it to the "history of the Internet"? Twitter is only 6 years old.

    1. NumptyScrub

      Re: Useless over-statement (not in reference to Obama)

      quote: "Because we had Twitter in 1969 and every decade through the history of the Internet, didn't we."

      I understand your point, however the statement is factually correct. The most "retweeted tweet" in the history of Twitter, is also going to be so for the history of the internet, the history of the planet, and indeed the history of the universe. The only relevant time period is the 6 or so years that Twitter actually existed as a product, but sensationalism is rarely concerned with relevance. It sounds so much better to say "most retweeted thing in the history of everything ever!".

      Unless you include noises made by birds, of course. I suspect that there may be more retweeted tweets (and tweets retweeted more times) by avian vocalisation, than during the existence of website-that-publishes-inane-ramblings

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Useless over-statement (not in reference to Obama)

      This just in: words more general than needed used in statement. Outrage sparked, fury erupted, etc.

      In other news: Thing happened.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's a hollow victory

    Every place that I travel to in the U.S.A. all I see is pain and suffering of the working class. Four more years of this administration and the U.S.A. will likely to be in worse economic trouble than Greece or other countries on the brink. From what I have observed the U.S.A. does not have any economic nor energy policy in place. Their government is basically hobbling along without a clue and throwing money at crony projects under the guise of creating new jobs only to have the company CEO take the millions in tax payer money and then declare the company is bankrupt a year later. There are numerous Obama funded companies that have done this. What I see is not pretty and getting worse all the time.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: It's a hollow victory

      Bieber, is that you?

    2. Dire Criti¢

      Re: It's a hollow victory

      Oh fuck me, another Walmart Republican who swallows the GOP rhetoric! Duh!

      Conveniently forgetting of course which party created the economic mess in the first place.

      &DEiTY help us from rednecks, gun owners and people who can't do basic maths.

    3. Geoffrey W

      Re: It's a hollow victory

      I think you must have missed a couple of elections. It sounds as if you are talking about the start of the second bush term.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: It's a hollow victory

        Having a pissfest over politics is a waste of time and energy.

        There is no doubt that a lot of people are hurting in the Colonies as in Blighty. Obama is good at blaming others but in four years he has done nothing to improve the U.S. economy. Unemployment is higher than when he took office and the U.S. doesn't even count the unemployed who's benefits have expired after 2 years of unemployment. The stock market dropped at staggering 2.4% today and the Dow is down 1,000 points from when the president took office. The U.S. is a country deeply divided economically and politically. With Obama's slim victory I'd expect there will be serious political consequences. The next four years are going to be a whole lot different than the last and Obama won't be able to blame his predecessor for the problems.

        1. Dire Criti¢
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          Re: It's a hollow victory

          That's because the GOP from the Bush era caused almost unrepairable economic damage. No way could anyone clear that mess up in 4 years.

          Why do Republicans have a genetic predisposition for deafness and short term memory...oh yeah, and greed and selfishness?

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: It's a hollow victory

            It's either that or a hollow loss.

        2. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

          Re: It's a hollow victory

          Having a pissfest over politics is a waste of time and energy.

          [Proceeds to waste time and energy.]

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: It's a hollow victory

      Hang on to your hat baby, when you jump off the fiscal cliff :)

      BTW If Obama is seen as the evil socialist type, then surely another 4yrs is what you want instead of a millionaires' friend bunging money to CEOs that you complain about.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Four more years?

    Wasn't that 4chan's slogan?

  10. Anonymous C0ward


    Her image.

  11. Vortigern

    Wouldn't it have been dark where he was when he won?

    That's not a picture of him winning at all - If that were on the BBC he'd be forced to do an apology!

    But then I think if it was here then it would be a little less arrogant sounding and more gracious in victory.

  12. guvna

    My thoughts about Beber or however you spell his name.....

    Kill, Kill it with FIRE!!!!!

  13. b166er

    OK, I'll say it: I'm glad Obama won.

    I'm British, living in Scotland BTW.

    Thank you citizens of the United States of America for choosing the sane option. Your country still has an enormous effect on the rest of the planet and I'm glad Obama is steering your ship, rather than Mitt Romney.


  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Silly, sophomoric "news" piece

    More of these, please.

  15. disgruntled yank

    I believe I see the IT Angle

    The Register apparently employs a Justin Time Compiler.

    But if a picture is worth a thousand words, isn't the president substantially over quota on his tweet?

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