Good Morning India

Arriving in New Delhi


6:0 AM ET (ish): President Obama and PM Modi’s press conference




The President and First Lady are greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon arrival in New Delhi


116 Responses to “Good Morning India”

  1. January 25, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Thank you Chips!

    You are up early to see POTUS. Like me!

  2. 4 susanne
    January 25, 2015 at 5:48 am

    ha! you all are up early!

  3. January 25, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Okay, I will 🙂

    • 8 99ts
      January 25, 2015 at 5:52 am

      I see you are gathering some new followers – no doubt they will think this is the “official” diary of PBO 🙂

      • January 25, 2015 at 5:56 am

        🙂 This is a regular problem on these foreign trips, at this stage I think I’ll just reply with -bo written at the end 🙂

        • 10 99ts
          January 25, 2015 at 6:02 am

          You are such a hoot – and no wonder they think it is official – no-one else seems to even mention that the President is travelling. I thought I would check cnn on line – front page ISIS and Auschwitz – with a few GOP political events added in – unreal

          On the politics page – PBO going to see the new Saudi King gets a large picture – but not India – a democratic country of a billion people and the US media doesn’t know of its existence. Tis no wonder a large proportion of the people are completely ignorant as to what the President does outside of DC

          • January 25, 2015 at 6:04 am

            Exactly right 99ts. And the ignorance of the WHPC at foreign press conferences is what really gets me, they have absolutely no interest in their host country, just in asking petty nonsense about stuff back home. Grrrr.

    • 12 Dudette
      January 25, 2015 at 9:38 am

      I got a bunch of these too. 🙂
      Some with absolutely NO English in the tweet or the graphic, so I have no clue what they’re saying.

  4. 13 99ts
    January 25, 2015 at 5:50 am

    gm early early birds – thank you again Ms Chips, the US media doesn’t appear to know that PBO is in India

    a mere 9pm here – good timing

  5. January 25, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Oooh, making lots of new Twitter friends 😕

  6. 18 arapaho415
    January 25, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Good early to Sunday TODville,

    Didn’t realize a new thread opened up, bringing this over from the last one:

    * * * * * * * * * *
    Missed AF1 arrival in India 😦 , but woke to see ndtv live coverage of the bi-lateral discussion between Presidents Obama and Modi — very animated, both leaders leaning in towards one another with lots of facial expressions and hand gestures — looked like an Italian get-together, LOL.

    Awaiting press conference to announce that the obstacles to the India-US nuclear deal (to allow US private companies to build civilian nuclear power stations in India) have been surmounted, and that PBO will leave India with ANOTHER Presidential accomplishment. (Our despicable MSM is under the delusion that PBO is as lazy as they are, so they ignore the whirlwind of tangible, concrete accomplishments completed in the last two months.)

    Appalled that the US media uses this opportunity to bash President Obama, rather than report on the stunning reception offered by the gracious Indian people. I know that part of their GOP agenda to refuse to let Americans in on a secret the entire world knows but us — how respected our President is by other nations, and how he truly is the Leader of the Free World in their eyes.

    • 19 99ts
      January 25, 2015 at 6:09 am

      Love your commentary arapoha – you compose the words so much better than I ever can – but I so share the concepts.

      • 20 arapaho415
        January 25, 2015 at 7:08 am

        Thank you, 99 (did you ever see that American sit-com “Get Smart,” with Barbara Feldon as Agent 99?

        Loved that show when I was a kid — the cone of silence, KAOS, etc. LOL.

        Always look forward to seeing your comment and perspective from Down Under.

        re: Climate Change:

        What does that weasel Abbott have to say about this?

    • 22 jackiegrumbacher
      January 25, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Arapaho, thank you for stating so clearly what our President hopes to accomplish in India. The US media IS appalling, despicable, pitifully biased and every other negative epithet we can give them. I’ll bet many of them are traveling to India with the president, but are spending time memorizing the GOP talking points texted to them at regular intervals. I’m sure foreign leaders feel great sympathy with our president when he has to deal with the US media yahoos at press conferences.

    • 23 Vicki
      January 25, 2015 at 8:59 am

      You couldn’t be more correct about Our President. Loved and respected worldwide and disrespected by morons on the editorial pages of our POS newspapers. (Maureen Dowd in todays NYTimes-pathetic crazy crap)

  7. 24 arapaho415
    January 25, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Just listened to CBS national radio news to see what they had to say about PBO in India, and the report said he was “distracted” while aboard AF1 by the horrific news of the awful murder of a Japanese hostage by ISIS.

    It’s now clear to me that the adjectives MSM uses to describe PBO are the MSM projecting what objective observers see in the MSM– “distracted,” “complained,” etc.

    • 25 99ts
      January 25, 2015 at 6:12 am

      I’m enjoying watching the Indian people in the live stream – they are so exuberant and look so cheerful – I hope all the whpc fools have jet lag. So agree with your words on how the US media slant anything about the President to reflect their own thoughts not those of the President.

  8. 26 susanne
    January 25, 2015 at 6:14 am

    chai pe charcha

  9. January 25, 2015 at 6:15 am

  10. 31 arapaho415
    January 25, 2015 at 6:15 am

    NDTV is now interviewing the woman who accompanied PBO down the red carpet, so I saw the clip of POTUS and FLOTUS arriving in India (yay!).

  11. 34 susanne
    January 25, 2015 at 6:16 am

    walk and talk. my president is a beautiful man!

    • 36 susanne
      January 25, 2015 at 6:19 am

      flotus looks amazing in that dress and coat set. i’m so glad she’s accompanying the president on this trip.

      • 37 jackiegrumbacher
        January 25, 2015 at 8:16 am

        Yes, Susanne, she always has the most gorgeous and unusual clothes. And, most of all, everything looks great on her.

  12. 38 susanne
    January 25, 2015 at 6:21 am

    bringing this photo over. i love pbo’s face as he tosses the rose petals. and the lady with the basket has a very pretty rosy smile 🙂

  13. January 25, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Lovely, I go away for a few minutes and come back to another great thread with pics galore. Morning Chips.

  14. 43 99ts
    January 25, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Stories and details all over the India news site

  15. 46 99ts
    January 25, 2015 at 6:34 am

    I do like that they have the President and Prime Minister standing between two plants 🙂

  16. January 25, 2015 at 6:37 am

    OOOOooooo, good morning, TODville!!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the photos and videos!!

  17. 53 99ts
    January 25, 2015 at 6:40 am

    AND THE BS STARTS – question from Julie Pace on Yemen and Ukraine – I CANNOT STAND THE US PRESS – THEY ARE DESPICABLE


    • 54 99ts
      January 25, 2015 at 6:41 am

      Yet again, a US media person attacks US policy and attempts to put their words into the President’s mouth.

    • January 25, 2015 at 6:44 am

      Now I am relieved my feed froze 😕

    • January 25, 2015 at 6:50 am

      I AM WITH YOU IN THE DIGUST. These jackals have no idea how stupid they are.

    • 58 arapaho415
      January 25, 2015 at 7:12 am

      MSM are such obvious war-mongering cheerleaders, it’s nauseating.

      Glad PBO put her in her place though. Americans have no desire to engage in a land war in either Ukraine or the Arabian Peninsula.

      • 59 jackiegrumbacher
        January 25, 2015 at 8:21 am

        President Obama is so masterful at dealing with these jackals I wonder they haven’t learned that he makes them look like fools. They stand up every time trying to embarrass him and he turns it back so skillfully on them, they don’t even realize they’ve been skewered. They ought to just flat out called themselves the GOP Propaganda Corps.

  18. 60 susanne
    January 25, 2015 at 6:41 am

    ugh. first question about ukraine. do they really have no sense of decorum, of courtesy? couldn’t they just for a little while focus on what the president is saying and doing before changing the subject? and why the hell are they on this trip to india if they have no interest in reporting on the president’s work there?????
    i’m going to bed.

  19. 64 99ts
    January 25, 2015 at 6:43 am

    President Obama should start bringing the Youtube media people on AF1 to ask the questions at international events

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  23. January 25, 2015 at 7:03 am

    For real

  24. 69 arapaho415
    January 25, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Before President Obama and PM Modi’s joint statement, NDTV seemed disappointed that @FLOTUS did not accompany PBO to the meeting.

    I’m hopeful she was viewing and touching the sumptuous fabrics that PM Modi graciously offered our First Lady, and that she’ll order some fabric she can wear on the First Family’s next visit to India (when hopefully world events will permit their visit to the Taj Mahal [and tigers, too]).

    Saw the discussion earlier here about @FLOTUS not being able to accept the sari gift from PM Modi — that the gift will go to the Presidential Gift Museum (or whatever it’s called), but she can certainly buy some fabric or order a gown while she’s in India.

  25. January 25, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Another one:

    I think I will vote for him too.

  26. 71 99ts
    January 25, 2015 at 7:31 am

    • January 25, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Ha!! The Prime Minister trolling. Well played sir.

    • 74 99ts
      January 25, 2015 at 7:58 am

      She didn’t even ask a question – she gave her viewpoints on Yemen, Ukraine, climate change – and then asked the President and the PM to agree with her!! The US media no longer reports news – they have made themselves the soothsayers of life and all must bow before them. The GOP agrees while they agree with the GOP.

      A most interesting turn of events in Qld politics – a Limbaugh look alike from talk radio has come out against the Qld right wing government. Suddenly the politicians who loved him through thick and thin are now suing because he said nasty things about them. This from a man who never stopped his attacks on Julia Gillard – who never bothered to sue him.

      • January 25, 2015 at 8:04 am

        EXCELLENT point, 99ts.

        • January 25, 2015 at 8:04 am

        • 77 99ts
          January 25, 2015 at 8:20 am

          Thanks meta – the question started out bad – and then she “explained” to President Obama that his sanctions weren’t working and Putin was doing fine!!! and her remark to the PM on climate change was insulting to the core – especially since most of her GOP supporters don’t even think climate change exists

      • January 25, 2015 at 8:23 am

        Greetings 99…

        have you had a chance to read an essay written by Hank Green…one of the you tube personalities that interviewed the President the other day…he gives his thoughts on the why MSM was upset about PBO allowing them to interview him and also about why the President went outside the MSM…worth a read…he nails it…

        View at Medium.com

        • January 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

          the link did not come up…let find the tweet….

        • 80 99ts
          January 25, 2015 at 8:31 am

          I did read it pf – a delight – worth a front page mention

          View at Medium.com

          “Of the people they asked to participate this year, I was the safest bet. I’m a 34-year-old white male with a graduate degree.”

          “Bethany Mota is a 19-year-old who is easy to write off as just another cute, fashionable girl. Though, as is often the case with people who get written off that way, there’s a lot of complexity there. She’s smart, caring, funny, and charming. She already has her own fashion line at Aeropostale. ”

          “Glozell Green is a 52-year-old comedian who has made a name for herself on YouTube with some outrageous challenge videos. Also, she is whip-smart, savvy, and has a laser-like focus on her goals.”

          His discussion of the “old” media was 100% fact.

          AND if Glozell is truly 52, I’m feeling like I’m 123! Lots of right wing jealousy there.

    • January 25, 2015 at 8:06 am

      BOOM! The US media is arrogant as hell because they feel that they’re “okay” as long as they are being bankrolled by the Kochs. But that money will dry up…and sooner than they think.

      • 83 Don
        January 25, 2015 at 8:13 am

        You just wait hopefruit2! When President Obama leaves office most of these media types are going to have to go out and earn a living. You never heard anything about most of them before Barack got elected, they really think that they go where they are on their own accord. No, most of them became famous because of President Obama.

    • 86 jackiegrumbacher
      January 25, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Oooh, I love Modi. Knock them sideways–they deserve every in your face rebuke they get. Foreign leaders and foreign press “get it,” The US media is stupid and incompetent. And it wouldn’t take much to answer them in a language far from their comprehension. Just using two syllable words should do it.

  27. January 25, 2015 at 8:02 am

    • 88 99ts
      January 25, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Thank you Ms Chips – I needed this to calm me down – I’ll go look at pictures of the visit and try and forget the WHPC. Next time I’ll turn off before the questions.

  28. January 25, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Current trending topics on India’s Twitter (in that order):

    International SRK Appreciation Day
    Hyderabad House
    Pooja Thakur

    Current trending topics on the US’ Twitter (in that order):

    The Interview
    Waffle House


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  30. January 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

    GM….Is the Press conference over…what link are you viewing

    • 105 COS
      January 25, 2015 at 8:23 am

      GM Chips and TOD, and thanks for posting the presser Chips. I missed it. 🙂

    • 107 jackiegrumbacher
      January 25, 2015 at 8:37 am

      I’ll bet there’s a tremendous amount of bonding between our president and foreign leaders after these press conferences–laughs shared about the WHPC and their silly questions, pats on the back and great admiration for the person who has to put up with the stupidity all the time. Then later, foreign leaders must start to wonder what the hell is wrong with Americans who tolerate the lies and the idiocy, which is a very good, unanswerable question.

  31. January 25, 2015 at 8:32 am

    This is the designer of FLOTUS’ ensemble:

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  34. 116 HZ
    January 25, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you my Chips. It is always such an honor and pleasure to enjoy the beautiful and historical moments and memories of our President’s visits all around the globe. What a remarkable, brilliant, and gracious leader we have.

    {{{{{{{{Thank you, our beautiful Chips.}}}}}}}HZ

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