Rise and Shine




10:0: President Obama departs the White House

10:50: Delivers remarks at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va

12:05: Departs Va.

1:15: Arrives in Cleveland, Ohio

2:30: Delivers remarks at Cleveland State University in Ohio

4:55: Departs Cleveland

6:20: Arrives at the White House






Washington Post editorial: Here is one way to distill the confusing charges and countercharges of the first presidential debate:

President Obama has no adequate plan to cope with the frightening level of debt the U.S. government is accumulating. His proposal would only worsen the level of U.S. debt.

Republican nominee Mitt Romney has a plan to make it worse.

To understand that harsh assessment, you have to spend a few minutes with some facts that Mr. Romney did his best to obscure Wednesday.

“First of all, I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut,” he said. In fact, Mr. Romney has proposed lowering income tax rates, abolishing the estate tax and making other changes that would cost $5 trillion over 10 years…..

…. The Republican cites studies that he says prove that wrong, but when you look closely, they prove him wrong….

…. here’s the really scary part: Mr. Romney’s plan is irresponsible, even if he could pay for it….

Full editorial here









Paul Krugman: “No. 1,” declared Mitt Romney in Wednesday’s debate, “pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.” No, they aren’t — as Mr. Romney’s own advisers have conceded in the past, and did again after the debate.

Was Mr. Romney lying? Well, either that or he was making what amounts to a sick joke. Either way, his attempt to deceive voters on this issue was the biggest of many misleading and/or dishonest claims he made over the course of that hour and a half….

…. What Mr. Romney did in the debate was, at best, to play a word game with voters, pretending to offer something substantive for the uninsured while actually offering nothing. For all practical purposes, he simply lied about what his policy proposals would do.

How many Americans would be left out in the cold under Mr. Romney’s plan? One answer is 89 million. According to the nonpartisan Commonwealth Foundation, that’s the number of Americans who lack the “continuous coverage” that would make them eligible for health insurance under Mr. Romney’s empty promises. By the way, that’s more than a third of the U.S. population under 65 years old.

Full article here





Happy Friday everyone 😉

137 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 3 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 7:37 am

  2. 5 Carol
    October 5, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Right place at the right time.

  3. October 5, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Thank you, Chips, another EggCellent round up. Now, I can take my time and read before I shove off to work. Thanks Chips.

  4. 8 Melanie
    October 5, 2012 at 7:42 am

    32 days left yall. Fired up and ready to go!!!

  5. October 5, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Those photos say it all — we love President Obama. We’re more than fired up and ready to go!!

    Had to turn off Morning Joe this morning — way too much gloating over Romneybot’s lying-on-crack debate performance. I’ll stick to Current TV, thank you very much.

  6. 10 Jennifer
    October 5, 2012 at 7:48 am

    You guys are too much! I can’t sleep, get up at 4am PT and STILL can’t be first. Ha, one of these days, I’ll just stay up all night. (Hmmm….do you detect a sense of desperation)? Like a little kid waiting for Santa.
    Well, I’ll feel like a little kid when we’re all celebrating on election night! #AlwaysForward!!!
    Happy Friday to all and to all a good morning. 😉

  7. October 5, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Oh I hope the Jobs report is good, shut these Pundits up.
    Seriously, that would be sweet, because everybody and their Mother is piling on.
    One thing I have noticed, the Obama camp must not think the Debate was that big a deal, they are not all over the News.
    Just sayin.

    • 12 anniebella
      October 5, 2012 at 8:30 am

      I’m so glad the crowd show up for President Obama in Denver and Wisconsin. What a crowd in Wisconsin.

  8. October 5, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Poll: Obama up 61 points with Nevada Latinos, up 30 points in Florida
    By ALEXANDER BURNS | 10/5/12 7:00 AM
    Dramatic results from new polling could be a wake-up call for the GOP concerning this demographic.

    BOOM! Pundits can suck it!

  9. 23 amk for obama
    October 5, 2012 at 7:56 am

    With that effing good news, GM folks.

  10. October 5, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Good Morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone. Congratulations Carol and UT on # 1!

    What a fantastic Rise & Shine roundup – thanks Chips 🙂

  11. 28 dotster3
    October 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Ed Scultz is on the Today Show—-never invited till he was highly critical of Obama (debate)——telling the most outrageous story ever. He said he heard from a lady in Pa. who said when she knows more than the president, it’s a problem. Ed Scultz—–joining the rt. wing in pushing the biggest lie of all time, that Obama is ‘dumb’. Inexcusable. Disgusting.

    • 29 hopefruit2
      October 5, 2012 at 8:14 am

      I didn’t watch his show last night. And I will no longer watch. He and Tweety showed their true colors.

    • October 5, 2012 at 8:17 am

      Ed Shultz is a Nader Boy, it’s evident, he has on Bernie Sanders every night slamming the President.
      A little research tells you, that Nader and Danders see eye to eye on everything.
      These Purists are detrimental to our Party. At least the Tea Party ate not purists and fall in line with the Republican Party.

    • 33 edp4bho
      October 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Guess I gave him too much credit last night, saying he comes around quicker than Matthews. Okay, so he has that Twitter chyron running during his show asking for input. Why not all the tweeters here swamp his ass and call him out on his waffling? Then let him know you’re really through? Or are we really through, in the pinch of this crucial election where we rely on info from all sources? When are we ever really done giving these people views? Just wondering.

    • October 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      This is horrible. This is probably the most outrageous thing I’ve heard Ed Schultz say. How offensive. I will NEVER watch his show again.

  12. October 5, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I just can’t get over, how the right is now attacking the President. They say he is Dumb and lazy.
    That is just unbelievable.

    • 36 hopefruit2
      October 5, 2012 at 8:15 am

      That’s what the right does best. All of these are coded N-words. And the racist mainstream media is complicit in this.

      • October 5, 2012 at 8:19 am

        So, why don’t they just call him the N- word, get it over with? Wouldn’t that make them feel better? Jeeze!

        • 38 hopefruit2
          October 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

          I’m pretty sure they do it behind closed doors but they are too coward to say it in the open.

        • 39 99ts
          October 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

          They think they are “smart” by using other words – that they know will be translated as N-clang. The President ignores them – as he has done all his life. What is seriously dumb are the pundits thinking anyone other than their dumb base will believe what they say.

          I think it’s most enjoyable that despite Willard’s best efforts, the most talked about topics from his campaign have been lies, a chair and big bird.

    • October 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

      GM jovie, actually, this is a variation of the southern plan. This is what has always been used agaisnt a black person, especially the men.

    • 41 amk for obama
      October 5, 2012 at 8:23 am

      Let them dig their and mittbot’ graves.

    • 42 symmetry11
      October 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

      That is how most of them look at AA’s. That is why we always have to work harder/smarter to get over this stereo type. Sad but true!

    • 43 theo67
      October 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      They are the “Do Nothing” party with no ideas. They’re also the same people who got dizzy in President Obama’s first days when he was so busy that they couldn’t keep up with their attacks because he was everywhere. I could care less what their opinion is of anyone or anything,because they are the lowest form of humanity. They add nothing to the universe. They just take away.

  13. 44 pugeretto
    October 5, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Ed runs on emotions, that’s why I was never able to watch him for very long. Just started getting used to him this year…then he goes & explodes over this debate…! I loved in “Rewrite” above when Lawrence asked “and what does a matador do to a bull?” !!!!! Good one, & that’s how I saw the debate. We know & trust PBO and I believe he knows exactly where to take it from here.

    I could not get onto TOD last night…very upsetting…sorta hooked on coming here & had major withdrawal symptems. Major SAD!!!
    Good Friday everyone!!!

  14. 45 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Lawrence’s ‘Rewrite’ was fantastic. You never ever count out the matador because in the end, the matador runs the sword straight through the bull.

    • 46 Ann_T
      October 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

      I just watched Lawrence’s Rewrite. It was great!!! So true…the matador wins in the end! It’s also like bringing a knife to a gun fight. To me, Myth is like an annoying fly. At the right time, PBO will swat it!!!!

    • 47 theo67
      October 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      I guess Lawrence did do some guessing, after all… *wink*

      That Rewrite is recommended viewing for everyone who is concerned about what a bunch of unaccomplished pundits have to say about something that none of them has ever had to do – win an election.

  15. 48 dotster3
    October 5, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Now Today is doing something I’ve never seen them do—–airing a Daily Show clip—–at the top of the show——from last night with Stewart going on and on slamming Obama’s debate performance and showing the Tweety clip where he was going wild. I have never seen such a one-sided effort as NBC has been launching. Guest host Gregory was laughing his head off, looked like the happiest guy in the whole world that they were airing an anti-Obama tirade.

    • October 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

      The Luberal media is anti Obama, no question in my mind.
      However, they are also, at times anti Robney. Which is what Democrats like.
      The liberal media is very cynical, negative all the time, never any praise just negativity for everybody.
      MSNBainC will not be around in ten years, as a result of this.

      • 50 99ts
        October 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

        Jovie – you make a really good point – the media is negative – it likes negative – it talks negative – all the time – regardless as to which person/people or party they are discussing.

        This is what is so wonderful about TOD. Everyone comes here to hear the good things that are happening, with the President, the first family, the economy. the states, the country, the military etc etc. It is so nice to have a place to go to hear all the good news.

      • 52 nospin
        October 5, 2012 at 11:29 am

        my dad who is 80 watches MSNBC (unfortunately I turned him onto it four years ago during POs run for the Presidency and now he is hooked). He fell for the gambit on debate night and repeated some of the talking points yesterday. I called him out last night. Then I told him, when the left and the right agree on something, when you can easily visualize them running around with hair on fire AND they are apoplectic about something related to President Obama, clearly that is a great indicator that the President is winning.

        Then this morning Dad said the jobs numbers were great, more folks are aligning themselves to the President across demographics and the biggest story line of this morning is Big Bird.

        All I said was. . . . “imagine that”

    • 53 amk for obama
      October 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

      So basically stew-rat was yelling at Obama and ignored all the lying bs coming out of mittbot ? Fuck him.

    • 54 hopefruit2
      October 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Just remember, those who laugh last, laugh the BEST.

      So come Nov 7, we will have the last laugh.

      John Stewart, David gregory, all of these men are suffering from INFERIORITY COMPLEXES and need the false security of a media studio to attack the President to make themselves feel better. Our President is ignoring the likes of John Stewart, Tweety, Ed, Gregory so much that they can’t STAND it. They are are frothing at the mouths.

      • 55 edp4bho
        October 5, 2012 at 9:53 am

        “, those who laugh last, laugh the BEST.”

        Thanks hopefruit. Just as too many of PBO’s supporters expect him to be exceptional all the time, he can’t be. And while all the RWNJ’s are having a field day, whooping it up….their laughs are premature and they should not become too comfortable with one event. We all should be mindful of how PBO is no drama all the time. He is purposeful, deliberate, studious, while the rest of everybody is looking for optics. Let’s get back to reality. I’m listening to radio right now and a regular guest is saying it’s possible that PBO knew the employment numbers before the debate and why he may not have felt the need to sully himself by debating a fool “in all his false glory”- my words.

    • October 5, 2012 at 8:35 am

      Yes, I saw that. It was sick. Also, regarding Ed: Before I came back here to TOD, I just sent him an email. Said that I had been a VERY loyal listener/watcher for YEARS……that I even forgave him for his actions in 2010, but that that loyalty has ended. Said that I will miss listening/watching, but I must stand by my principles and I WILL support my President….said that what he has done is no different than Romney–flipping and flopping…..said he is a “fair weather” supporter. Pointed out that I trust our President and his team…..that he always has a LONG game plan.

      • 57 nospin
        October 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

        ed is now trying to back pedal. You can tell from his latest timeline. He must have been getting called out big time.

    • 58 amk for obama
      October 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

      Just finished watching colbert’s take on the debate. Now that’s a man who deserves an emmy.

  16. 60 dotster3
    October 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

  17. October 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

    7.8% uE rate. Great news!

  18. 68 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 8:35 am

    • 69 dotster3
      October 5, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Countering the rt. wing spin/lie that the unemploy. numbers down because people have given up—–that lie has lost its luster

      • 70 hopefruit2
        October 5, 2012 at 8:39 am


        • 71 TrumpDog
          October 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

          Jamal Simmons is subbing for Press. I was washing dishes and listening to radio when I heard the number. I’m like WHAT??!!!??? (cuz I really expected them to be bad today) and quickly logged on to the internet to check it out. Sure enough — 7.8%!!!!

          You don’t know how happy I am.

          Oh and you know how a friend does awful things to you and you finally part ways. But then you give them another chance because you think they learned and plus they seem to be trying. Then they do that last thing and you’re like “I’m done”. That’s how I feel right now. FUCK YOU ED SCHULTZ.

          • 72 nathkatun7
            October 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

            You are bigger person than me. I was done with Ed Schultz in 2010 when he urged progressives not to vote in order to punish President Obama. Right there and then I realized that he was working against the interests of the people.

    • 73 Linda
      October 5, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Ha…. I hope Morning Junk’s head explodes.

    • 74 Lovepolitics2008
      October 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

      FANTASTIC news !!!

      Mainstream media downplaying those good news in 3…2…1…

  19. 75 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

  20. October 5, 2012 at 8:36 am


    GOOD MORNING, TODville!!!!!!!

  21. October 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Oh I love this. Joe is freaking pussed the UE rate is 7.8%.
    made my morning. Look at him squirm!

  22. 79 collegekay
    October 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

    7.8%??? Holy shit. Another GOP talking point GONE. Hahahahahahaha.

  23. 80 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Also, July and August estimates revised UP – 50K jobs EACH 🙂 🙂

  24. 81 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 8:38 am


  25. October 5, 2012 at 8:42 am


  26. October 5, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Well the root against America crowd is crying this morning. Bureau of Labor Statistics show unemployment rate down to 7.8%.

  27. 86 Linda
    October 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

    jack_welch : Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers

    rooting for failure…… I truly despise these plutocrats…

    • 87 anniebella
      October 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Linda, I would love to tell Mr. Welch that if President Obama can’t debate, but he can tell the TRUTH. If anyone want to be President, they owe the American people the truth and during the debate we didn’t get that from Romney. But if Jack Welch loves liars, well it speaks volume as to what kind of person he is.

    • 88 amk for obama
      October 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

      So welch, in his senile years, has gone full wing-nut ?

  28. 89 NurseShar
    October 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Good morning folks, great news, watching morning Joe’s head explode this morning, PRICELESS!

  29. 90 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I do recall in March/April when we had gotten some positive reports for a few consecutive months, Tweety declared that these numbers so early didn’t matter – that it was the report in Sept/OCTOBER that mattered. Well, Mr. Tweety – there you have it. The same Tweety also said that if the unemployment rate falls below 8%, then PBO would get elected but if it went to 9% then he would lose.

    Well, Tweety, what…er…say you today? I shall be watching you closely.

    • October 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

      But but but Ed Shultz said…

      I bet they are all having a Sad!

    • 92 theo67
      October 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      If unemployment went to 9%, why would you vote back in the people who caused it to go to 9% and prevented anything to help fix the problem they cause, and what would you be expecting from them to fix it when all their promises include the “solutions” that caused the mess in the first place? That argument has always been stupid, and I expect nothing better from the media.

  30. 93 anniebella
    October 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

    We are heading in the right direction. No, we are not there yet. Yes we want to create more jobs, but we are heading in the right direction. 7.8% Re-elect the President and get some Congress and Senators who will put the country first, and work with this President I believe we will see the jobs increase.

    • 94 99ts
      October 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

      Imagine if congress had passed the jobs bill – probably be getting closer to 6% – the GOP reps really hate good things happening – just like the media.

      • 95 anniebella
        October 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

        99ts, that is why the House and Senate Republicans sat on their right wing, racists, extreme, asses and block, obstruct, filibuster, and did nothing to help the economy because we know what was more important to them. And it wasn’t helping Americans, or improving the economy. What a bunch of racists sick bastards they are.We have got to get out to vote and re-elect this President and get rid of some of those Republicans.Don’t Boo, Don’t get mad…….Vote .

        • 96 Mae who love our CIC
          October 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

          Annie just want to piggy back of your comment. When God is for you, the devil in hell can do you no harm. Fret not because of evil doers, they will soon be cut down and wither.

  31. October 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

    You know, in hindsight, now that the dust is settling, I think it was wise of PBO and his team not to go on a mea culpa jag about the debate. They said a few words about making adjustments and the President picked up his speed and went in for the count the very next morning. NO handwringing and most certainly no panic. This is what leadership and true strategic agility and professionalism looks like.

    And today we have such great news about the UE rate going down and poll numbers in key states going way, way up. I’m SO SO SO proud of OFA and everyone who has volunteered to do the lion’s share of phonebanking battleground states. I know CA alone has logged way over a million calls. We are FIRED UP and most assuredly READY TO GO.

    • 98 snowbird42
      October 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

      And FL has registered 10K new voters. Remember the terrible charts when they werent allowed to register?

    • 99 Vicki Green
      October 5, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Meta, You got it exactly right. Instead of feeding the negative OFA picked up the positive and 7.8% is a seal-the-deal number. We can all do our happy dance now.

    • 100 theo67
      October 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      So true – when President Obama makes adjustments, he’s still going in the same direction. He has a long term view and he follows a “North Star”. He’s consistent – even if tactics may adjust, the worthy end goal remains steady.

      Compare and contrast with his “opponent” who is not worthy. Flip flops. Lies. Major strategy shifts within the same hour. Unreliable staff. Dishonesty. No core.

      He’s not worthy.

  32. October 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Joe is so disappointed that the numbers are good. Look at that asshole squirm?
    Very satisfying!

  33. 105 DIVASMOM
    October 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

    BREAKING NEWS: US jobless rate dips to 7.8% as economy adds 114,000 jobs, at expectations

  34. 106 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

    • 108 nathkatun7
      October 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Ben White is exactly right! I am pretty sure the number for the jobs added in Sept. will also be revised up. One thing I know anecdotally is that construction of new apartments and condos seems to be up right here in San Diego.

  35. 109 Eveingeorgia
    October 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

    This is great news to cap off a nerve-wracking week.

    I too am through with Ed and Tweety.

    • 110 anniebella
      October 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

      I’m about to email Ed and Matthews.

    • 111 57andFemale
      October 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

      It’s one thing to spout their fact-challenged tantrums on their own shows. Ed never got national attention until he called PBO ‘dumb’ (which is rich, coming from fact-challenged Ed Schultz). To do it two days after the debate, when so much of the political landscape has shifted to Mitt’s lies and a fresh, reasonable look at PBO’s performance, that Ed Schultz would still be throwing his tantrum on national TV is a disgrace.

      Hard to tweet but I’m doing my best. Now the same for Tweety.

  36. 112 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 8:58 am

  37. 116 bjw2
    October 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

    OK…TODers, I just have to drop in and say Good Morn!!

    LMAO…..what about those great job numbers.. 🙂

  38. October 5, 2012 at 9:01 am
  39. 124 Grab a Mop Grace
    October 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

    So funny. Now Morning Joke pretty much saying the numbers don’t make sense. So he’s implying that these numbers are made up?
    All of a sudden Joe needs an explanation on how the unemployment rate is determined.
    I guess he wasn’t confused about it when then rate was 8.1%. haha…

    Obama/Biden 2012

  40. 127 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

    We’ve got good news people. Retweet away!

  41. 129 snowbird42
    October 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

    The numbers make me so happy! Romneys talking points gone. Now if our Pres had brought up the 47% Romney would have said he was wrong, so sorry and gotten the sympathy of 60 million. Did nt happen, win for Obama. Now the numbers, good news.

    • 130 Marsha
      October 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

      I agree completely, the President accomplished all of this with GOP obstruction, and his own party doubting is abilities. Lets see:

      Affordable Health Care for millions
      End the War in Iraq
      Lillie Letterbed Fair Pay Act
      Unemployment the went as high as 10% down to 7.8%
      31 months of private sector job growth……..

      and the list goes on.

  42. 131 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 9:11 am

  43. 132 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

  44. 134 joyce
    October 5, 2012 at 9:13 am

    What a wonderful wonderful end of the week. Great feeling. Off to donate again. Thanks to everyone here keeping a lot of us from going insane.

  45. October 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

  46. 136 Betsy
    October 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

    This affirms my belief President Obama HAS THIS! I am sooooooo thrilled. I didn’t freak out after the debate (had to talk him down), I felt more like Lawrence O’Donnell, and I am so glad Imwas able to keep the faith.

  47. 137 lockewasright
    October 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Unemployment under 8% means all Mitt’s bases are belong to our man president Obama.

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