The Dreaded Picnic…..


President Barack Obama attends a picnic for members of Congress on the South Lawn of the White House. The annual summer event was revived this year after being pushed back and then canceled last summer






President Barack Obama arrives for a picnic for Members of Congress on the South Lawn of the White House, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a picnic for members of Congress on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

82 Responses to “The Dreaded Picnic…..”

  1. 1 a4alice
    June 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    hey TOD

  2. 7 COS
    June 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Dreaded indeed.

  3. 8 GGail
    June 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Really Chips?

  4. 9 a4alice
    June 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    It poured here in MN. Did it rain there?

  5. June 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    My victory was short lived 😦 congrats, alice!

  6. June 17, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    ok – I wrote something, but it was evil.

    bad girl.


  7. 15 Judith Fardig
    June 17, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Tally, we’re probably thinking what you’re thinking.

  8. 16 Vicki
    June 17, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    To be clearer about an earlier comment I made;
    Nancy Pelosi and Rosa De Lauro—-Thelma & Louise, 2015

  9. June 17, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    • 19 Vicki
      June 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      John Harwood nails it!!

    • June 17, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      • 21 a4alice
        June 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm

        good ones Meta! 🙂

      • 22 carolyn
        June 17, 2015 at 7:12 pm

        These House dems are showing they are just big whiney babies, just like the tea party. Pathetic. No way to govern. They show themselves up as pathetic. Dumb describes them. they need to actually read what this will do, and not take Sanders’ and Warren’s soundbites. But WHY do they want to humiliate their president????? I just don’t get it. Of course, they end up humiliating themselves…..it happens every time.

    • June 17, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      John Harwood has respect for the president I think…

    • 24 0388jojothecat
      June 18, 2015 at 12:23 am

      What are they angry/mad about? I keep hearing that TPP/TPA (whatever) is some “secret deal” or “what’s in it is secret” and the President says it’s out there for them to read it, see it, they just can’t go blabbing to others because it’s still under negotiations all the facts of the deal are not solidified. Since many of these A-holes like Saunders, Warren, etc., are so dead against and are making statements that are not true, and the media surely won’t tell the truth, who are the American people to believe?

  10. June 17, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Is it me or is PBO very, very late?

  11. June 17, 2015 at 7:01 pm

  12. June 17, 2015 at 7:04 pm

  13. June 17, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Sasha FIERCE!!

  14. 33 JER
    June 17, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    June 17, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I don’t know how to get this over to you…SPLC has it…keyword this…AMERICAN RACISTS JOIN EUROPEAN COUNTERPARTS AT RUSSIAN MEETING

  16. 36 JER
    June 17, 2015 at 7:15 pm

  17. June 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm

  18. June 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Obama says he doesn’t need the green light from lawmakers because of a sweeping 2001 AUMF that gives him legal justification. Lawmakers pushed back on that for months, so in February, Obama sent them a proposal for a new, ISIS-specific AUMF, saying he welcomed their vote on it even if he doesn’t think he needs it.

    Congress hasn’t done anything since.

    June 17, 2015 at 7:33 pm


  20. 48 JER
    June 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    • 49 derbingleguy
      June 17, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      PBO is amazing.

      • June 17, 2015 at 10:11 pm

        President Obama doesn’t play games. He’s always aligned with his principles, and believes that the “politics” will take care of themselves. He never puts himself in a position where he will be forced to lie about his beliefs, or to obfuscate them with a lot of shallow talk.

        Worker aid (TAA) is essential for him so he won’t budge. He will veto a TPA that doesn’t come with TAA. I hope republicans won’t be able to use procedural tricks to force his hand. I’m sure the president doesn’t trust the republicans to do the right thing for american workers. I’m sure he understands that republicans will want to pass the TPA and at the same time give him a political defeat on worker aid.

        Another note: the whole hoopla with his fellow democrats is because he “lectured” them a bit. Telling them to vote for TAA on PRINCIPLE, and not play games. Democratic politicians are not used to a leader who values policy and principle much more than “politics”. They resent the president for not caring “enough” about their political difficulties.

        They prefer leaders who will trade favors with them but who will bully them if they’re not “loyal” ? Well, so be it.

        Let’s say the last few days have illustrated, once more, what a DIFFERENT, EXCEPTIONAL kind of politician Barack Obama is. He ALWAYS HAS BEEN DIFFERENT. Remember his speech against the Iraq War, when this kind of position was not safe politically ? I’ll leave it at that.

  21. June 17, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Our poor POTUS..having to deal with those Congressional idiots.

  22. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    June 17, 2015 at 8:23 pm

  23. June 17, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Nerdy, thanks a trabatrabatrababillion for bailing me out with the posts, I thought I was free as a bird for TOD duty, but then had to hit the road and couldn’t get back in time to post – you’re a snuggly gem, thanks again!

  24. 70 susanne
    June 17, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    i love that pbo arrived late to the picnic, still in his business attire. message: i’m the guy doing his job; you must be the other guy.

  25. June 17, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    PBO is too good to them, and he is too good them. I pray they will all see what a treasure we have in this President!

  26. June 17, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I do my best to ignore the right wing idiots talking about the cost of the First Lady trip to England and Italy. I tell them how I read were Laura Bush went on 60 foreign trips in G.W. second term, and my tax dollars paid for those trips, when Laura and her twins flew all over the world. So what’s the difference I ask? Could it be that this First Lady is black and how dare she.

  27. June 17, 2015 at 8:59 pm

  28. June 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Former Bulls sniper during the Jordan years:

  29. June 17, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Thank god…could have been France, Spain or England. Win and we will face winner of China/Cameroon I believe:

  30. 79 arapaho415
    June 17, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    GE TODville.

    Here’s the pool report on the picnic (you can view PBO’s remarks in the videos on this thread):

    “We don’t have a full list of attendees, but beforehand House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was spotted eating a burger. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was with her husband and kids, getting some ice cream. So was Representative Jason Chaffetz. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was engaged in conversation with Senator Dick Durbin.

    There were tables spread around the South Lawn, with red, white, or blue tablecloths. Stations were set up surrounding the perimeter, where attendees could go get something to eat. The foods: Burgers (with or without cheese, and veggie) and handcut fries; nachos; chicken; and ice cream, and cookies…”

  31. June 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I really hate that my email address gets shared among candidates I never subscribed to and also have never heard of. Today I unsubscribed to Bernie Sanders and some woman in North Dakota. I’m tired of being civil, but firm and direct. Therefore, the language I used when unsubscribing, particularly to the Bernie Sanders minions was to say the least unladylike. It felt really good and I’ll continue in this vein as I methodically remove myself from these pathetic Dems mailing lists. However, I’m not angry. Life is good and Barack Obama is still President of the United States.

    Great Archie Bunker post L.L.

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