rise and shine



6:00: PBO delivers remarks at a campaign event (Private Residence)

7:30: PBO delivers remarks at a campaign event (Private Residence)


Monday: The President will deliver remarks at the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference. In the afternoon, the President will welcome Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan to the White House.

Tuesday and Wednesday: PBO will attend meetings at the White House.

Thursday: PBO and the First Lady will host a Cinco de Mayo reception at the White House.

Friday: PBO will attend meetings at the White House.

Saturday: PBO will travel to Columbus, Ohio and Richmond, Virginia for campaign events.


Morning everyone 😉 Catch you later.

104 Responses to “rise and shine”

  1. 1 africa
    April 29, 2012 at 7:54 am


  2. 6 Suzette
    April 29, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Good morning.

  3. 9 africa
    April 29, 2012 at 7:56 am

    The most beautiful couple Evah!!!

  4. 10 pugeretto
    April 29, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Africa – way to go! good Sunday to all TODs!

  5. 13 overseasgranny
    April 29, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Anyone else notice how well the flowers on the table went with Mrs. Obama’s dress?

    • 14 Suzette
      April 29, 2012 at 8:03 am

      now that you mentioned it.
      The First Lady looked awesome and so beautiful. She was glowing.

    • 15 jackiegrumbacher
      April 29, 2012 at 9:07 am

      It seemed to me everything went well with her dress because she just gave off so much beauty, it was breathtaking. I saw photos of other attendees–even movie stars–and nobody comes close to her. Michelle Obama was always a lovely woman, but she is one of those people who just improve dramatically with age. She simply gets more stunning every year as she seems to grow more fully and comfortably into what she is On a completely catty note, Arianna H looked awful in that hideous yellow dress. Yellow is a hard color for anyone over 17 to wear, but the aged Arianna should avoid it like the plague. UGH!

  6. April 29, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Gooooood morning everyone!

  7. 17 Ladyhawke
    April 29, 2012 at 8:02 am

    One of my favorite zingers last night from President Obama was when he thanked the members of congress for attending and taking time from THEIR EXHAUSTING SCHEDULE OF NOT PASSING ANY LAWS.

  8. 25 collegekay
    April 29, 2012 at 8:05 am


  9. April 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I watched Jimmy Kimmel “cold” this morn (no PBO buildup) and the guy killed it. It was better watching a second time than the first.

  10. April 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Good morning! I was curious, after the President nailed it last night, how the MSM would respond.
    Chris Hayes Starts off his Passive aggressive show, with a clip from Kimmel, disparaging the President and his Unity message of 08.
    And now, the Panel is supposed to discuss this POS topic.
    Afterall, their was no zingers or funny jokes from the President last night, right Chris?

    • 29 ChristiMTL
      April 29, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Morning everyone……….

      I don’t know how people can watch his show, I really don’t….I saw that this morning and turned it off 30 sec. later…I am tired of that emoprog/libertarian ****.

      It’s not because he can have a good guest once in a while that it makes up for the rest.

      I just saw that this one is a big fan,

      Glenn Greenwald ‏ @ggreenwald

      ”Really good @UpWithChris segment today on Obama’s escalated, civilian-killing drone program ”

      • April 29, 2012 at 8:17 am

        And he has a OWS libertarian on, bashing Government.
        I thought OWS was against Corporations, I did not know they hated Government?

      • 31 hopefruit2
        April 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

        I never watch Chris Hayes. I’ve seen his slant and I don’t care for it. He’s one of those privileged limousine liberals who adopt “causes” because it’s the cool thing to do, not because they have any genuine desire to make the world a better place. You will always find these “slacktivists” blogging and tweeting and pundioting on Cable TV about their “issue du jour” but not actually doing anything substantive to effect real change. Meanwhile they are hypercritical of others who are actually in the trenches doing the hard work, but not fast enough or efficient enough for them. Hayes also thinks he’s the smartest thing since Einstein (which he isn’t). The lack of humility is astounding. I’ve had it with his type. They can all go to hell and stay there.

        • 32 prettyfoot58
          April 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

          HF….your words…

          You will always find these “slacktivists” blogging and tweeting and punditing on Cable TV about their “issue du jour” but not actually doing anything substantive to effect real change…..


          i find this to be true with many of the bloggers…..and TV pundits….that is why some folks can talk about these issues in the 3rd person…why they can intellectualize this issues..

          i do think that we need to explore topics…and have an understanding of what we are facing..but it is more than just a lecture…it is a call to action…based on that understanding…

          REV Al…is an example of this .he has been and continues to be an activist…

          • 33 sherijr
            April 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm

            I was just thinking about Rev Al.. I made a long comment yesterday about ‘pundits’.. and where their loyalties lie: in their pockets. And failed to mention Rev Al and wherein I believe the difference lies.. he is first and foremost an activist/ community organizer… he has a lifelong history of fighting on behalf of the disenfranchised. TV punditing is way down on his list of accomplishments.. and I just don’t think he will betray his roots- his history of fighting for the people by selling his soul on tv in the name of punditing. Whereas.. the Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow crowd are just ‘pundits’ – it is what they do, it is who they are.. and their goal, imo is all about ‘them’. Fame & fortune baby.

    • 37 lisalovesobama
      April 29, 2012 at 8:18 am

      Who cares what that ass thinks? His wife is probably already so ashamed of him. Wasn’t he connected to Huff Puff for a time? After last night, we need to brace ourselves for blowback. Get ready for new huff n puff headline: ” Obama: Secret Canadian, Kenyan Muslim who Eats Dog— First Dog Bo Obama’s life in jeopardy!!!” —– Exclusive Interview with Bo’s Brother, Cappy!!

    • 39 hopefruit2
      April 29, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Chris Hayes is always passive aggressive when it comes to PBO so his reaction is no surprise to me. He clearly has a personal resentment of PBO which is shared by some of his colleagues at MSNBC (Alex Wagner, Alex Twit, Rachel, Tweety, Chuck Todd, Joe Scarborough) with their constant but unsuccessful attempts to undermine him and make him seem ineffective in anything he does.

    • 40 anniebella
      April 29, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Jovie, in my opinion Chris Hayes is no better than Melissa H. Perry.

    • 41 africa
      April 29, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Exactly. I tweeted him pointing that out.

      • 42 anniebella
        April 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

        If I wanted to watch everything is Obama’s fault, I would watch FOX or listen to Limbaugh. I just want fairness, balance reporting. And keep your cheap ass opinion to yourself.

  11. 43 lisalovesobama
    April 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Omg!! I want that fake super PAC ad to go viral!! I’ve watched it three times in the last hour and lord knows how many other times last night. Good grief it was funny!!

  12. 46 Ladyhawke
    April 29, 2012 at 8:21 am


    Up With Chris Hayes is talking about the lack of bipartisanship in Washington. Jimmy Kimmel made a joke about it last night. Kimmel’s joke was essentially scoffing at President Obama for even thinking there could be any bipartisanship. One person on the panel made a good point that after the election, too many people disconnected and just waited for President Obama to do everything. And another panelist brought up the issue of money.

    I wonder how long it’s going to take for them to talk about the Robert Draper book “Do Not Ask What Good We Do”. Bottom line, the fix was in on the day of the inauguration. President Obama never had a chance at bipartisanship.

    • 47 hopefruit2
      April 29, 2012 at 8:24 am

      And it’s rather shameful that instead of heaping scorn on the GOP who made this treasonous pact to not cooperate with President even if meant literally destroying the country, these media pundiots are pointing fingers of blame at the President who was simply doing his job, governing the country, and treating our elected officials with the expectation that they put country before petty and destructive politics in non-election years.

      • 48 Ladyhawke
        April 29, 2012 at 8:34 am


        This entire topic just makes me livid. I understand the concept of the loyal opposition party, but what we got from the Republican Party was obstruction and hostage taking as a governing strategy. The Republican Party put their party before the country. We have elected officials in the Republican Party who hate President Obama more than they love the country. AND THAT’S PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAULT because he wanted to change the rancor in Washington and get something done for the American people? This just drives me crazy. Everybody acts like there was only one branch of government responsible for GOVERNING. This country needs a lesson in basic government 101. President Obama is not a dictator. If he could have done everything he wanted to do by executive order, it would have been done already. Sheesh…..

        • 49 HZ
          April 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

          Layhawke, your comments are so on point. I believe we all knew deep within our souls that there was something so off-balance as President Obama began to do what we, the people eleceted him to do. Go to Washington, DC. work with the Congress for the people. He performed like a fine tune instrument with his abilities of intellect, knowledge of working with and for the good of people, and he always put the people first. We knew we had elected to the highest office in the land a man of courage, intellect, compassion, world awareness, a caring spirit, a man of the Constitution, a great husband, a great father, and a great friend of the people. A man who had a Core and follwed his North Star.

          But we observered that something was not right, and little did we know that from the very beginning a group of “out of touch, small minded little soul people, non core people, living with the hearts that were filled with so much trash, and ugly painful fears, collectively set out to destroy of Hope and Change. These, unlovable thinkers, jealous men, small vision men, and hearless men had hatched a plan to do everthing in their power to bring down the most powerful leader in the world at the expense of millions of innocent and good people of this country. That is enough as you stated, Ladyhawke, to make any decent person livid.

          If we choose to allow them to do this to us again, then we are not living out our” actions of goodness in deeds that are in our hearts .” We are not releasing the most clear and powerful elements of our souls: love, joy, kindness, helping others, reaching for the best fruits on our living trees of intellect, and preparing our hands, feets, and souls to be exercised each day to pull this great fruit off of a “Tree of Hope and Change,” that was planted in our hearts and minds almost five years ago. We heard the great music of this great composition of pure musical harmonies that was composed by one of the greatest conductors in this national society candidate, Barack Obama. In this great composition of hope and change, “Yes We Can,” we rose with our standing ovations until our hands, phones, door knocking, feet swelling, tired eyes, ear drums bursting in pure, and sweet yells of pure happiness, renewing visions, and gentle hearts and souls being moved for this great man. We were the souls that moved this man to go on and be our President.


          We must focus on the souls within our camp. And Lord knows,, we have some beautiful souls amongst us in this world of ours. This is our time to pull back the curtain and come on the stage of opportunity and perform with the grace, love, and pure joy of hard work to move President Obama forward for this nation to rebuild, renew, and reposition itself for a better and greater cause, Our salvation of a beautiful nation to explode with that “Hope and Change” that then candidate Barack Obama brought to us in 2007-2008.

          We will not allow a few unskilled, unprepared, unfit, and out of tune and touch instruments of hate, off balance melodies of fear, hate, and undisciplined thinking and lazy unproductive workers for the people thwart our purposes any longer. We do not thrive hate, and small mindedness, and stingly buyers of old, out of date instruments of ‘me, mine, and mine’,. However, we play a composition for an audience of great lovers of pure music, joyful hearts of receivers of the message of beauty and hope. So we take this composition of our President, Barack Obama, and focus our minds and souls to play every note with passion, hard work, and pure joy in order to bring about the goodness of the deeds that this President has been pouring and pouring out each and every day since he sat down in that Oval Office. And all across this nation and the world , we will move with his direction believing with our spiritual minds and souls to continue to perform one of the greatest concerts of our lives with a commitment to move on with that Hope within our hearts.

          No, we will not be stopped just because a few small minded, hate filled, non visionaries of hope, light, joy, greatness for good deeds to be accomplished in this nation failed to live up to their responsibilites of protecting this beautiful nation of ours, , but we will now more than ever, take our seats in the orchestra of Hope, Love, Joy, Hardwork , Pure intellect, and Angels of Light for Spirits of love, peace, truth,and hope to move forward for a better world for each of us. And we will do this with President Barack Obama again in 2012.HZ

      • April 29, 2012 at 8:34 am

        It’s more than that! CH has an undertone to his Show, making everything Obamas fault.
        He is a Hater! Subtly, yet impetuous!
        I cant stand him and his scripted guests.
        Not one mention, from all those jokes last night, of how the President eviscerated the Republicans. Sadly!

        • 51 hopefruit2
          April 29, 2012 at 8:38 am

          Jovie my comment above about Hayes is pretty much in line with yours. He harbours personal resentment towards PBO and it shows.

          • April 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

            Which leads me to ask? What is a liberal? It has many different factions, most recently, the RW libertarians now call themselves Liberals.
            I think Liberalism and it’s definition, is under attack.
            And it is reinforced by pundits on msnbc, like CH, MHP and Rachel Madcow!

            • 53 hopefruit2
              April 29, 2012 at 8:47 am

              Many of the cable news “liberals” you see on TV only play that role. They are conservatives with the exception of maybe one or two issues. That’s why Ron Paul is very, very, very appealing to them.

              • 54 theo67
                April 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm

                I think it’s more than just being a liberal vs conservative. It’s about being a person who lives their values. Martin Bashir said last week that he’s actually quite conservative. Yet, every week, he is able to point out the absurdity and cruelty now inherent in the Republican party. Since when did conservative equal not caring about your fellow human beings? Or wanting to do well as a society, rather than just as an individual? The Republican party has lost its soul – that’s clear. But, so has the so-called Liberal group within the Democratic party – the so-called “progressives”. They care more about intellectualizing, than actually getting anything done. That’s why they could spit on the health care reform law and demand that it be killed when it was still a bill – and why some of them were so quick to say that if the Supreme Court struck it down, then it would open the door to their fantasies. They have no idea what went into drafting and passing that bill. Many of them never even read it, and have no idea what’s in it! Otherwise, they’d know that single payer won’t solve all the problems addressed in the bill. The so-called “liberal pundits” are cut from the same cloth as the right wing ones, to a large extent. They’re trapped in the beltway bubble, and they are quite comfortable there. They don’t really care anymore.

                Well, they’ll have a shock in November when reality bites them in the butt. I’m so sick of them.

                • 55 pkayden
                  April 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

                  Never thought of Bashir as a conservative. I love his commentary and how he attacks the Rethugs with glee. Very smart guy. I wish MSNBC would replace the repeat of Hardball at 7:00 pm EST with his show.

      • 56 anniebella
        April 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

        hopefruit2, that is what really piss me off as well. These media folks know well that President Obama bent over backward trying to work with those Republicans, but i knew even before that book came out that they had no attention of working with this President. I knew the Republicans sabotage. obstruct, filibuster any and everything which could help this economy. They wanted the economy to fail, and the sorry media knows that.

        • 57 jackiegrumbacher
          April 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

          The issue isn’t what the president could or could not do to create mythical bipartisanship, the issue is the amazing number of achievements PBO racked up with a hostile, subversive opposition party and a bunch of weak. scared Democrats. No other president in history has accomplished so much with such negligible support. He is truly a wonder. So that’s exactly my retort to anyone who brings of the phony bipartisanship issue. President Obama rose fully to his role as chief executive and accomplished miracles; every Republican member of Congress sank to the lowest common denominator and accomplished zip.

          • 58 Ladyhawke
            April 29, 2012 at 9:35 am

            Totally agree jackie. And don’t you love it when people were saying PBO was trying to do too much in the first two years. Like it really would have made sense to hold off on the healthcare reform, Dodd-Frank and everything else until 2010. Fat chance. President Obama knew what he was doing. He knew he had to strike by the iron was hot and he did what he needed to do. It is truly a amazing that he was able to get so much done domestically with so much obstruction and sabotage from the GOP. But the thing that should really be impressed on the American people is that his foreign policy was so successful simply because the Republican Party could not obstruct or filibuster his agenda. So imagine where where we would be today domestically if there had been a modicum of cooperation from the GOP to do the right thing for the country.

      • 59 africa
        April 29, 2012 at 8:53 am


  13. 63 utaustinliberal
    April 29, 2012 at 8:25 am

    GM. Still can’t get over how freaking amazing PBO was last night. I’ve watched it more than 5 times and you bet your ass I’m watching it all day. 🙂

  14. 67 utaustinliberal
    April 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

    PBO killed it last night and Chelsea is killing it today!!! Wooot!!!!!!!!! Liberal Librarian wake up! 😀 😀 😀

  15. 71 Linda
    April 29, 2012 at 8:51 am

    I went to check at HuffPuff and they have a thread about his take down of Arianna….It is on complete lockdown moderation, yet all the others about the Dinner are wide open for her rabid trolls to whine one.

    • 72 anniebella
      April 29, 2012 at 9:05 am

      As much as she gets on tv running her darn mouth about President Obama, how he hasn’t done anything. I guess the Huff Puff witch can’t take it.

  16. April 29, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Oh my, the puppy eyes in the first photo 😀

  17. 74 ChristiMTL
    April 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I don’t know what’s going on on Chris Hayes’ show but he’s getting a lot of push back on twitter…..so basically it’s the same BS as 2010. The one thing I don’t understand with these so called PL pundits…..yea ok bash PO all you want….but shouldn’t they care about the next SC nominees??? Citizen United wasn’t awful enough? How about all the terrible laws against women that the RWers push for?….I really don’t get these people. They pretend they care sooooo much about the poor and middle class.

    In reality, they couldn’t care less.

    • 75 lisalovesobama
      April 29, 2012 at 8:58 am

      no. as long as they can make money for griping, they don’t care. When it comes to money libruls and repukes are the same. They only love one color: green. Kimmel was right last night when he talked about the media, they are dishonest, they divide rather than unite us and they are always looking for scandal to sensationalize. They suck, especially the art of punditry. Disgusting.

  18. 79 Linda
    April 29, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Chris Hayes wife is Kate Shaw…a lawyer that worked in the White House as Associate Counsel to the President….I am not sure if she still does since they recently had their first child.

  19. 80 amk for obama
    April 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Who is that morose looking guy sitting at left of the flotus ? You came there to laugh, then laugh, you fucker.

  20. April 29, 2012 at 9:07 am

    David Gregory said his favorite part of last night was Kimmel’s edgy stuff (attacks on Obama). What? He didn’t choose President Obama with his excellent material and delivery??? Well, I’m just shocked!
    Also I noticed again how Ed Henry has this most painful half smile through gritted teeth while PBO was up there being hilarious. I am not at all fond of that chubby chipmunk, who is still bitter from Obama making mincemeat out of him at press conferences.

    • 84 Linda
      April 29, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Ed Henry was trying NOT to laugh….I could tell he was in pain holding back…..I was afraid he was going to puke.

    • April 29, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Same thing on this week show. They are ALL playing that one clip of Kimmel slashing the Presidents 08 message.
      Thru do this all the time, it’s like they call each other before their shows, to synchronize their message!

      • 86 Linda
        April 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

        Sunday shows seem to coordinate now….they all ask the exact same questions.

      • 87 Ladyhawke
        April 29, 2012 at 9:25 am

        It’s really easy for them to snicker about that joke because they all know that the fix was in and they were accomplices to the GOP obstruction. And Ed “Cheshire Cat” Henry was one of the worst offenders. He makes my skin crawl. He sits in the front row of the briefing room with a smirk on the face every day. It’s like a game to him. He’s just a conduit for the manufactured controversies created by Fox.

      • April 29, 2012 at 10:48 am

        They are all playing that clip because it goes with their meme that President Obama has no accomplishments to run on and that he’s lost the ________________(fill in every demographic here) vote.

        Gotta have that horse race too ya know. Can’t let viewers know that without even campaigning, Pres.Obama has been kicking Mitt’s ass up and down the field.

    • 89 anniebella
      April 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

      What do we expect from the likes of Ed Henry, Dick Gregory, Chuck Todd, Jay Tapper? I don’t want to condemn all the media, but a heck of alot of them are anti-Obama.

  21. 91 Linda
    April 29, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I was hoping PBO would nail them on the Draper book……

    • 92 hopefruit2
      April 29, 2012 at 9:12 am

      He’s saving it for the campaign rallies, and the debates…. PBO has lots of material on both the GOP AND the MSM that he’s going to effectively use as the election draws near.

      • 93 Ladyhawke
        April 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

        You know hopefruit2 I was hoping he would go to the well on the Draper book last night too, but you make a great point there is plenty of time to work that into the campaign speeches. In fact, I think it will be more effective when he is addressing the rallies to bring that up. It gives me chills just to think about it. It’s going to be powerful to hear President Obama make clear what he was up against from day one. Everybody in the country needs to understand that. And maybe they will start to think how much better off the we would be now if the Republicans had put the country before their party.

      • 94 vitaminlover
        April 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

        Yes, hopefruit2, he is saving it. Then at the appropriate time he will go in for the kill.He is very shrewd. They won’t know what hit ’em.

  22. April 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

    My other “deep thought” of the day 🙂 is that both Chris Hayes and Melissa H Perry are treating their shows like they were still in grad school ——at a gathering of intellectuals—-and/or pretenders—-at a local coffeehouse—–with the luxury of amusing themselves——as they take turns throwing a bunch of stuff out there—–whether it has merit or is just cockeyed—-in some narcissitic, egoistic exercise—–resulting in a complete waste of air time. We don’t have that luxury now. We are facing a critical election with so few non-friendlies on our news channels. That’s why it is so frustrating and maddening. We don’t have the time and patience for this now. Too much is at stake.

    • April 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

      so MANY non-friendlies is what I meant to say, of course.

    • 97 Lovepolitics2008
      April 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

      LOVE your comment. You pointed out exactly what is wrong with the “liberal elite”. They personally won’t suffer if republicans get more power. These people have never experienced insecurity, poverty. When they express contempt at the President, I feel like screaming. I fantasize sometimes that all these guys should be kidnapped and be forced to do some “community organizing” for a year or two so they would finally “get it”. And finally understand what President Obama is all about.

  23. 98 amk for obama
    April 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

    My favs – His shots at

    1. do-nothing rethugs

    2. mittbot

    3. arinna puffington

    • 99 anniebella
      April 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

      amk for obama,, you didn’t like the hit on Trump. He is going to be piss, you know how a bully is watch him be on all kinds of tv shows running his mouth. And the one where he said he was born in Hawaii, then he gave a wink. POTUS did good. I like the ones you mention too.

    • 100 Renegade522/AuntSis
      April 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Oh, I totally agree. I also like to include ‘you snob’ dig too. This WHCD goes under “Oh, No He Didn’t” category. It was right on! Off to listen o Jimmy Kimmell’s bit.

  24. 101 aristac
    April 29, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Since they are pushing that Kimmel peice, we need to start pushing the las bit he did on the MSM and putting it everywhere, along with all the great POTUS sutff.

    • 102 anniebella
      April 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Good idea, aristac. I don’t tweet, if i did I would ask the media what did they think of what Kimmel said about the media? They will ignore that, like they ignore Romney lying.

  25. 104 amk for obama
    April 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

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