Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama tours the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)



12:30: White House Press Briefing

2:40: The President meets with foreign defense chiefs from more than 20 countries that are opposed to the Islamic State, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, and France, Joint Base Andrews

7:10: Attends a fundraiser for House Democrats, private residence, Virginia

The Week Ahead

Wednesday: The President will travel to Union, New Jersey, to attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event.

In the evening, he will travel to Bridgeport, Connecticut, for a campaign rally with Connecticut Democrats, featuring Governor Dan Malloy.

Thursday: The President will travel to Rhode Island to deliver remarks on the economy.

Afterward, he will travel to Long Island, New York, to attend a DNC event.

Friday: The President will attend meetings at the White House.


On This Day

President Obama receives a red shawl from Sri Narayanachar Digalakote, a Hindu priest from Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, located in Lanham, Md., in the Blue Room of the White House, prior to the Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative Executive Order signing, and Diwali festival of lights ceremony, Oct. 14, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Pete Souza: “The President appears in deep thought as he and senior advisor David Axelrod listen during a climate change meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. A moment later, he was laughing at a humorous exchange.” Oct. 14, 2009

President Obama talks with Vicki Kennedy, widow of Senator Ted Kennedy, and the Senator’s children, from right, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, Teddy Kennedy, Jr. and Kara Kennedy, prior to an event celebrating the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)


President Obama greets people on the tarmac after arriving at Detroit Wayne Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., Oct. 14, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)


President Obama greets a child on the Kingsmill Resort grounds during a break from debate prep in Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 14, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)


Pete Souza: “After a meeting in the Rose Garden, the President and Vice President walk back to the Oval Office.” Oct. 14, 2013



137 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    October 14, 2014 at 9:18 am

    GM! 🙂

  2. October 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

  3. 28 desertflower
    October 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Talking to myself again:)

    All this screeching from Greg Abbott about that “offensive ad” from Wendy Davis…look here! All the way back from 2003: Abbott fighting AGAINST Disabilities Act! Ok for me, not for thee!! h/t Charles Pierce


    Can someone make this a Tweet? Morning, TOD

    • October 14, 2014 at 9:30 am

      *Great* find DF!

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      October 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Df, there are days when I get fed up to the teeth with Republican hypocrisy and hatred. They stand for nothing but the undermining of US democracy as we know it and they lie and sneer at anyone who is not like themselves. Sometimes just to survive the day, I have to shut it out and go about quietly doing all the niggling, little unglamorous jobs that need to be done for an election. Today I’m manning the Democratic Office, which doubles as election center, to answer voter questions and am, once again, stuffing doorknob bags with election information for another day of action. If the people of Texas are so self-destructive as to elect this selfish, hate-filled man who is in the thrall of big money, then they deserve the rotten future they choose. Texas Dems have a magnificent opportunity to redeem their state in the person of Wendy Davis. If they blow it by staying home, rather than voting, then their own laziness will be their undoing.

      • 34 desertflower
        October 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

        I agree…soldier on, jackieg, soldier on! We’d like to save every one of them from themselves ( I know of what I speak,,,ARIZONA!) but they get what they choose to work for…or not work for. Thank you for all you do every day. Truly, deeply thank you 🙂

      • 35 vcprezofan2
        October 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

        Good Morning, JackieG, and thank you for your continued focus. You are a hard worker for the change you’d like to see! {{JackieG}} These days I hesitate to say the idiots who vote in the selfish, hate-filled Repubs get what they deserve only because I’ve come to realize (from hanging with you guys) how much they also force others who are sensible into accepting what they do not deserve.

        Did you see those ‘Claim your voice. Claim your vote’ videos in the previous thread? You could definitely add a couple of them which specifically address members from your community to your bag of goodies. 😀

  4. 36 japa21
    October 14, 2014 at 9:29 am

    GM all from extremely wet Chicago. Wish we could send some of this to CA.

  5. 42 Linda
    October 14, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I think Allison Grimes should do an ad linking McConnell to the reason we have no Surgeon General while Enterovirus D68 continues to spread across America .

  6. 43 Vicki
    October 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Good morning, TOD.
    Three more weeks of Pushed and False polls.
    Three more weeks of doom and gloom for Democrats from the MSM.

    Here is a sample of one of the many reasons to Not Believe any polls:

    Alaska is almost impossible to poll. Very sparse population, many of them far from media reaches. Not to mention a substantial Native American population that isn’t counted.
    Nevertheless, the media is claiming Mark Begich will lose.

    Here is why I think that is wrong. Alaskans received their share of the oil revenue this year. $1,800.00 or so, per person.
    I cannot see, or believe that Mark Begich is threatened. GOP/MSM claim that seat for no other reason than to persuade the rest of us to throw in the towel.

    It would be easy to lose heart when the front page of the NYTimes says that “GOP Senate chances grow.” “Oh no they don’t” is my reply.

    • 44 arapaho415
      October 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

      I saw that headline on @nytimes homepage, but I ignored it — though I have to admit that if I had a print copy of the newspaper like you do, I might have scanned it.

      Soooo hoping for a great deal of egg on the faces of the MSM.

      They appear to ignore what’s important to actual voters in these critical contests.

      Recall that Alaskans don’t cotton to outsiders telling them what to do:

      And this laughable SurveyUSA poll that shows Mark Udall behind in the Latino vote (posted on previous thread):

      This survey must have been conducted during the middle of the day, when Latino voters were earning a living, not waiting for a pollster phone call:

  7. 45 99ts
    October 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

    GM/GE again – I cannot believe I am so busy that I read the posts hours after they appear. Mr 99 just retired and we have been sooooo busy – cannot work out where he found the time to go to work!

    I had a wonderful Tuesday. Grandbabe (no longer a babe) came to visit – which turns any day into the best day of the year. Hope everyone has an equally great Tuesday.

  8. October 14, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Saw ABC and Jonathan Karl with some new poll saying how America public don’t like the way the President is handling the ebola situation. The America people can act like dam idiots sometimes, excuse my French.

    • October 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

      No don’t excuse it, I said what I meant to say.

      • 48 hopefruit2
        October 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

        Anniebella I would be very careful about that poll… We know the deal with these polls and how “accurate” they are. And the fact that Jon Karl was reporting it makes it all that more suspect.

        • 49 vcprezofan2
          October 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

          Hf,, how did you know that was Annieb? Of course, as soon as you greeted her I recognized her. 😀

          • 50 hopefruit2
            October 14, 2014 at 10:30 am

            A few days ago someone asked for her because they hadn’t seen a her post in a while, and she responded with this new account saying she was fine. 🙂

          • 52 GGail
            October 14, 2014 at 11:09 am

            vc, I knew it was Annie for a while now. The commenting is so distinctly Annie 🙂

            • 53 vcprezofan2
              October 14, 2014 at 11:20 am

              East and west coast ‘Morning’, Gx2! I haven’t really been attentive in the last little while. Still unconsciously grumbling that work has been taking up so much of my time when I had envisioned them having a slow period until …O, about end October – mid November. Of course, I’m reasonable – I don’t always grumble… never, ever do so when they deposit my pay.

    • 56 Linda
      October 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

      The CDC and the NIH have no legal authority to interfere with what the States do for public health. They can only make suggestions.

      I cannot believe how dumb reporters are about the laws.

      • 57 Vicki
        October 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

        Dumb, sure.
        Bought off, definitely.
        Evil, I think so.

        Linda, everything we hear for the next 21 days is media strategy with the sole aim of defeating democrats and thereby defeating PBO in this cycle.

      • October 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

        States Rights in action.

        States: We don’t need Feds. We got this.

        Crisis occurs

        States: Your fault Feds

      • 59 57andfemale
        October 14, 2014 at 11:45 am

        A great call from the President of the Nurses’ Association in CA and also some national organization. How these hospitals do nothing but pass a out a flyer (no equipment, no training) and that’s all they do.

        This is what happens when de-regulation becomes a religion and they become traitors to their country.

    • 60 57andfemale
      October 14, 2014 at 11:41 am

      Sure would like to see EVERY Dem re-framing this: budget cuts, GOP heartlessness and inability and disinterest to plan ahead = bad, irresponsible, life-threatening government. Anti-regulation religion of GOP leads to health crises. Drag out the GOP quotes, for God’s sake.

      This is Congress’ fault. This is the fault of GOP legislatures and governors who run their states like third world countries.

      Where is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. There should be coordinated response from every Dem.

      Ads, local races. Makes me insane.

  9. 62 Linda
    October 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Washington (CNN) — A third presidential bid for former Republican nominee Mitt Romney is definitely not in the cards if his wife has any say.

    “Done,” she said, when asked by the Los Angeles Times in a story published Monday, about her husband running for president. “Completely. Not only Mitt and I are done, but the kids are done.”
    Romney for president in 2016?
    Mitt Romney to the rescue?
    Romney backers tease ’16 interest

    “Done. Done. Done,” she added.

    Someone better tell Mark Hackprin…he announced that Mitt is running for sure on Morning Junk today.

    • 63 Vicki
      October 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

      MSM needs something to talk about since the excellent and true economic news is off-the-table for them.

    • 65 99ts
      October 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

      And Miss Ann has said “done” before – she can be persuaded – by anyone

      • October 14, 2014 at 10:16 am

        Well you know Mitt and Ann are flip floppers. Well Mitt is.

        • 67 0388jojothecat
          October 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

          Good morning TOD family. We can’t take the Rmoney family seriously if they plan or don’t plan to allow Mittens to run. He and only he makes that decision. If the polls and Koch’s want him to run he’ll run. Chrissy is out, Walker is out, who do the GOP have other than Mitt? All the others are clowns.

  10. October 14, 2014 at 9:56 am

    RACHEL MADDOW 10/13/14

    Democrats turning on Obama despite legacy of achievement


    Rachel Maddow reports on how the Democratic Party seems ready to turn its back on President Obama despite his demonstrable successes, and wonders if this is typical of a natural political cycle or a specific political calculation.




    • 69 hopefruit2
      October 14, 2014 at 10:10 am

      I think that’s a very broad and exaggerated statement by Maddow.

      Yes there are a few vocal Democrats, most notably from the PUMA/EmoLeft faction made up of mostly white elite limousine “liberals”, who are pushing a HRC presidency and see the best way forward is to attack PBO. They are given platforms in the media and are misconstrued as the Dem base (I would wager that most of them stayed home or voted for Romney in 2012).

      But other than those idiots, Dems are not turning on Obama. I think that is the MSM’s fantasy and desired outcome, but it’s simply not true.

      Meanwhile, it’s a bit ironic that MSNBC would be parroting this – when they have done their level best in the last 6 years to ensure that something like this actually happens. They are quick to report it because they would very much like that to be the case. Like the Presidential election in 2012, they are in for a big surprise when they find out that there is a huge Obama coalition – a silent majority out there who have not wavered in their support for this President. But it will be an INESCAPABLE revelation when HRC & her supporters come to find out that she simply cannot win any election be it the Dem primary or Presidential election without the support of this silent majority.

      • 70 Vicki
        October 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

        Morning, hf.
        I see this issue through the same lens. The campaign in waiting is a fully MSM approved weapon. That is what I thought when Jennifer Granholm and Jim Messina announced they were sitting 2014 out and waiting for H. Nothing has changed.

        H will be boosting Democratic candidates in the next few weeks and I am glad for her help.
        I think her motive is CYA.

        I predict as the election grows closer and the GOP/MSM bravado wears thinner and thinner, we will see ramped up Ebola scares of increasing intenity.

        • 71 hopefruit2
          October 14, 2014 at 10:59 am

          Yes, anniebella just posted something about Jon Karl’s “ebola poll” so that was to be expected. And the MSM has been furiously tweeting about the WHO’s report of projected cases of Ebola. The media loves this because it’s a convenient way for them to deal the race card right before the midterm election without appearing to do so.

          On another note, Messina and Granholm will realize (soon enough) that you can have the best team, best infrastructure, and the full support of the MSM – BUT, if the candidate is not approved by the voters, it’s no dice….

          I understand it’s convenient to think that PBO won because of everything else but him. But the voters know what they were voting for. It wasn’t Messina, or Axelrod, or PBO’s digital team. It was PBO, his cabinet and policies that sealed the deal.

          All the other stuff was just icing on an already very solid, well-baked, delicious cake.

  11. 72 japa21
    October 14, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Notice how the MSM never uses Rasmussen, although they did a lot in 2012 when it showed Romney doing well. This may be why:

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove (see trends).

    • 73 hopefruit2
      October 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

      I hardly hear about Rasmussen anymore. You would have thunk they went out of business!

      • 74 japa21
        October 14, 2014 at 10:40 am

        Nope. It’s just that they show a more favorable opinion of PBO than other polls. You will see them on some of the Senate polls, when they show an advantage to the GOP.

  12. October 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

    In the picture above labeled, “The President appears in deep thought …”

    He was probably praying for strength to endure the idiocy that he continuously finds himself having to deal with.

  13. October 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I was listening to Stephanie Miller and gang having a good laugh about McCain’s call for an Ebola Czar; especially after his comment about PBO having more Czars than the Romanovs.

    McCain and is ilk are constantly getting caught in their inconsistencies. That’s probably because their original statement was insincere; just them trying to discredit PBO and get in a good sound bite while they have a mic in front of them. They lie chronically and therefore, have a hard time keeping up with the lies they’ve told in the past. And when you’re on the verge of senility, that’s not a good thing.

  14. October 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Some of the very people who run their mouth the most concerning ebola are the ones who is against big Government. Ebola is not a new disease, and this country out to have been preparing for this day just in case. And that takes money I know, and I bet the House Republicans cut money which could have went for preparing the states.

  15. 80 hopefruit2
    October 14, 2014 at 10:14 am

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  17. 82 desertflower
    October 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Change the names and this would work for others, too.

  18. October 14, 2014 at 10:44 am

    The First Lady will speak today at the Annual Fall Harvest of the White House Garden today at 3:30pm.

  19. October 14, 2014 at 10:46 am

    “40,000 unprocessed Georgia voter registrations go to court”



    Over the last few months, [New Georgia Project] submitted some 80,000 voter registration forms to the Georgia secretary of state’s office — but as of last week, about half those new registrants, more than 40,000 Georgians, were still not listed on preliminary voter rolls. And there is no public record of those 40,000-plus applications, according to State Representative Stacey Adams, a Democrat.

    [Republican, SoS Brian Kemp’s] office says they are not doing anything different than usual in processing the voter applications. These things take time, they say…

    Monday marked the beginning of early voting in a number of Georgia counties, making the case of the 40,000 missing voters all the more urgent.

    To that end, Third Sector Development announced yesterday that, after weeks of fruitless negotiations with the state, they were going to court to find out the status of the missing registrations — or, more to the point, the eligibility of more than 40,000 potential voters.
    And here’s why this matters:

    • In the battle for U.S. Senate between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn, the three latest polls show the race to be a statistical dead heat.
    • The same can be said for the last two polls in the governor’s contest between GOP incumbent Nathan Deal and Democratic nominee Jason Carter.
    • A tight House of Representatives race — like the one between incumbent Rep. John Barrow, D, and challenger Rick Allen, R, in GA-12 — could come down to less than 1,000 votes.

    And Georgia rules require the winner to net a majority of votes — 50 percent plus one. If no candidate garners a majority, there will be a runoff on January 6.

  20. 85 desertflower
    October 14, 2014 at 10:47 am

    One more thought for the day before I go off to work…keep pushing toward that North Star and do not be distracted by the bs thrown at the wall to see what sticks. Republicans have done ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH for 6 years and now they want to sit back and pretend to care. Screw that! Keep calling, keep talking and keep sharing what you know with the rest of America….truth always wins out. Expose them for the bought and paid for, lying little cretins they are. End sermon for today 🙂

  21. 87 amk for obama
    October 14, 2014 at 10:51 am


  22. October 14, 2014 at 10:54 am

    But, he says(Sen Hughes), “This would be the first time that there would ever be a vote of any kind that would deal with dissolving the SRC or any of the other issues that we’ve talked about.”
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf has said he favors abolishing the SRC.

  23. 89 criquet
    October 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    GM all.

    MSM on the battle lines for the GOP:


  24. October 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Chuck Todd helping the republicans gain control.
    Any questions?

  25. 93 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:06 am

  26. 94 amk for obama
    October 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

  27. 97 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:10 am

  28. 98 hopefruit2
    October 14, 2014 at 11:10 am

  29. 99 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:10 am

  30. 100 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:11 am

  31. 101 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:12 am

  32. 102 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:13 am

  33. 103 hopefruit2
    October 14, 2014 at 11:15 am

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  35. 105 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:15 am

  36. 111 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:16 am

  37. 115 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:17 am

  38. 116 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:21 am


  39. 117 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:29 am

  40. 118 donna dem 4 obama
    October 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Tim Russert is rolling in his grave…smh/ 😦

    • 119 yardarm756
      October 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

      Opinion/belief instead of news……Wizard in training!

    • 120 Nena20409
      October 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      The same way in 2010, Chris Matthews’ comments and extreme biased questions against Conway, the AG Dem in KY, was used by Rand Paul and that helped Rand Paul win.

      NBC/MSNBC didn’t ask for the ad to be taken down either.

      The DC/NY pundits are all in on helping the GOP take control of the Senate. That is their Goal. That is why Chuck said what he said. They know that Grimes is not going to mention POTUS. So the issue now is how she voted……a challenger, mind you, to an institution GOPer since 1984. It isn’t his record and his obstructionism that are the issues…….it is how Grimes Voted. Grimes was a Dem Delegate in 2012. Obviously, she voted for president Obama. But fluff over substance, that is the Issue in the Beltway punditry.

      Note, GA, SA or KS are now Driving the pundits CRAZY. So Fineman, Chuckles, Mika, Scarborough, Halerine, Luke, jr., etc are all having a collective heartaches.

  41. October 14, 2014 at 11:39 am

  42. 122 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    • 123 Nena20409
      October 14, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Perfect way to help the world.
      Just the reduction of Kerosene burning, Wood burning and Coal burning to cook …..would drastically reduce C02.

  43. 124 MightyPamela
    October 14, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Morning y’all. Beautiful, wonderful REAL rain in the night. So soothing.

  44. 125 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Sure do miss Martin on the teevee!

  45. October 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

  46. 129 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

  47. 130 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Science matters!

  48. 131 amk for obama
    October 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

  49. 132 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

  50. 133 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

  51. October 14, 2014 at 11:56 am

  52. 136 Nena20409
    October 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Congrats VC on Your Gold medal.
    Your dancing thingy is 😎

  53. 137 Nena20409
    October 14, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    The Flying red-hair youngster is one of my Fav pictures.
    Great Post Chips.
    Thanks for all you do.

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