Early Bird Chat

@petesouza: President Obama plays with Ella Rhodes in her elephant Halloween costume


119 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. October 31, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Danny early-ambling time, see ya in a bit!

  2. 3 jackiegrumbacher
    October 31, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Morning all. So this is official Halloween Day and clock changing time. We’re also only two days away from an election and it’s going to be a busy day getting ready for tomorrow’s Salsa the Vote. Hope everyone has a happy, healthy and safe Saturday!

  3. 24 Don
    October 31, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Good Morning TOD!

  4. October 31, 2015 at 8:30 am

  5. October 31, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Happy Halloween Saturday TODers.

    Heeeeeeya Chips.

    Everyone, this is Chuckie coming to you live with Meet the Press from an undisclosed location. One where my every prediction is wrong, but NBC still allows me to have a platform.

    • October 31, 2015 at 8:36 am

      Mr. Chuckles, your network barely gives me any coverage these days. Perhaps you can sponsor a poll showing me closing in on HRC…(wink, wink), or even better yet, a poll showing that the American people wished that I were president in the last 7 years instead of Obama. Wall street would HATE these polls for sure!

      Brother Bernie

      • October 31, 2015 at 9:08 am

        Good luck with that Bernie. I am sure you will be just fine, especially now that you want to break with President Obama and not wanting a third Obama/Biden term. Feel the burn!! LOL!!

  6. 30 Don
    October 31, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I don’t believe in bribery, I think it is a tool used by the weak. But in this instance I might have to use it to get out of walking with my son as he goes trick-or-treating tonight. I hate walking around the neighborhood for the simple fact that I’m forced to have conversations with my neighbors, don’t get me wrong they’re nice people but I’m pretty much a hermit and a loner. The reason I come here is because I like and enjoy everyone here.

    • October 31, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Proud Papa Don! Just keep thinking that tomorrow at this time, it will be all over, and in a few years, soon the boy will be old enough that he won’t want you taking him trick-or-treating 🙂

      • 32 Don
        October 31, 2015 at 8:47 am

        He mocks me, my ten year old son mocks me. Lately his new thing is to walk up to me and point to my shoes and say’s “What are those” loudly, this is something new that the kids do.

        • 33 jackiegrumbacher
          October 31, 2015 at 9:15 am

          OMG, thank you for saying that, Don. Some kid came up to my husband in the grocery store and said the same thing and he was totally shocked. Couldn’t figure out why or what was wrong with his shoes. I swear he’s never worn those shoes again.

    • 37 Dudette
      October 31, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Here’s what I do – drive nephew around other people’s neighborhoods! He and friends hit a few doors in his own neighborhood. It’s a small one so they just walk it themselves before dark. Then I drive him and a couple of his buddies to a couple of larger neighborhoods nearby. I rarely get out of the car. It’s great! LOL!

    • 38 Judith Fardig
      October 31, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Don, just wear your Ben Carson mask and nobody will speak with you!

  7. October 31, 2015 at 8:49 am

    • 40 carla4obama
      October 31, 2015 at 9:43 am

      The comments to this article are mind blowing. Example.. The media is liberal (93%) and why does the Washington Post not call out Hillary for her lies…which proves liberal bias. I had to stop reading the comments…they just re-enforce the head space of so many in the country.

  8. 41 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 8:50 am

    lmao. the fucking msm asskisses the rethugs fiercely and they turn around kick them in their faces. well deserved.

  9. 47 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 8:54 am

    essploding clueless rwnj toonists

    lame duck, baybee.

  10. 49 Roberta in MN
    October 31, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Good morning Chips, Dannystix & all early bird TODers

  11. 50 jackiegrumbacher
    October 31, 2015 at 9:20 am

    This morning our local newspaper featured a presidential straw poll among county Republicans who were gathered at a major event. The result was Trump, Carson, Cruz in that order. I can sort of see being swept up in the Trump, Carson idiocy, but CRUZ!! That these people surround me in my neighborhood is really creeping me out.

    • 51 catrst
      October 31, 2015 at 9:26 am

      I know. Used to be in my rural area GOP people were the vast majority but they were garden variety. Now I consider it a litmus test to hear from them what news they listen to and which candidate they support. If they don’t have enough of a filter to reject the crazy then I record that data and will from then on be on guard around them and know they cannot be trusted with breakable things.

    • 52 Don
      October 31, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Jackie, I feel you, for the life of me I can’t understand why anyone would vote for Trump, Carson or Cruz. Are these voters insane or what? In any room that I’ve ever walked I’ve never been the smartest person in that room, but even I know that any one of these guys would be a disaster of biblical proportions.

  12. 53 globalcitizenlinda
    October 31, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Good Morning Everyone! have a fantastic day and weekend

  13. 54 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Have you low energy peeps elected me as prez yet?

    • 55 globalcitizenlinda
      October 31, 2015 at 9:29 am

      mr trump, what do you think about speaker ryan?

    • 57 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2015 at 9:33 am

      With our media pushing everything the R candidates wish for, it could happen. I know ‘you’ asked that the election be held tomorrow while you were still number one in the polls, but we know you didn’t mean a real election with all that messiness. Just have the media acclaim you as president and you can move right into the White House by next weekend.

      • 58 amk for obama
        October 31, 2015 at 9:37 am

        who has time for this election nonsense? elect me today (or monday) and I’ll make murka yuuuuge again.

  14. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    October 31, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Hair-On-fire Emoprog here;

    PBO lying on the ground of the Oval Office and holding baby Rhodes is just a front that he is celebrating having sold out his base on some thing;

    I don’t know what yet but it has to be something us progressives really treasure …. ;

    and to think about all that money we gave him for his campaign and all the door-knocking we did ……..

    I have to go and continue listening to my angry progressive radio presenter so that we can share our mutual disappointment in this president, …., after all we are his base

    • 60 Don
      October 31, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Globalcitizenlinda, that right there is an emoprog’s wet dream when it comes to critiquing President Obama.

  15. October 31, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

    Off to swim and run errands.

  16. 62 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 9:39 am

  17. 63 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 9:41 am

  18. 66 jackiegrumbacher
    October 31, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Outraged activist checking in. Barack Obama has been president for over seven years and we have yet to see one indication that he means to personally cure cancer. Tell President Obama that Americans are sick and tired of waiting for him to act. Your signature is urgently needed to tell the president we want an Executive Order banning cancer and we want it NOW!!!

    • 67 tnmtngirl
      October 31, 2015 at 10:04 am

      OMG, jackie. That is SO spot on! Good morning, TOD. Orange Man checking in to wish all a Happy Halloween and ask, “Where are the jobs, Mr. President. Where are the jobs”?!?!?! But wait, “We’re going to KEEP THAT LASER FOCUS ON JOBS in the coming months……” Oh well, Oh s—. I quit!!!!!!! hehehehe

      HAPPY HALLOWEEN all. We have a neighborhood get together. All take our big bowl of candy, put it on a table at end of driveway so the kids don’t have to go to every single house around. It’s awesome!!!!!

    October 31, 2015 at 9:57 am


  20. 69 desertflower
    October 31, 2015 at 9:58 am

  21. 71 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

    wtf moment

    Hundreds of Spring Valley students walk out of class to support ‘Officer Slam’ — who attacked classmate.


    • 72 desertflower
      October 31, 2015 at 10:09 am

      First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Socialist.

      Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    • 75 Jeff
      October 31, 2015 at 10:23 am

      probably all ‘encouraged’ by the teachers no doubt.

  22. 76 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:01 am

  23. 77 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:03 am

    paging ut. check-in time.

  24. 79 desertflower
    October 31, 2015 at 10:05 am

    BriWi here…I think I finally figured this debate business out. Republicans had 90 debates scheduled and are pissed that the questions are too hard, so they cancel their debates with networks…Dems scheduled 4 debates and most people wanted more. By the time the Republicans are done having their whinefest and cancelling their debates from not being about to get their way 100% of the time….I predict that the number of debates will be equal for both sides! Hey! I didn’t get to be a top notch reporter for nothin’ you know! I’ve got some cookies upstairs!

  25. 80 Dudette
    October 31, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Aw! That photo of the President and the little one just melts my heart! So sweet!

    Happy Halloween Everyone!

  26. 81 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:13 am

    wait a minute, who is the kenyan?

  27. 82 desertflower
    October 31, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Morning Must Read that gets to the crux of the matter…


    The problem isn’t that CNBC engaged in “gotcha” questions meant to “embarass” the Republican candidates. It’s that any serious look is a fatal blow to GOP plans and proposals, which don’t deliver on promised substance. Trump can’t deport millions of immigrants; Carson can’t raise enough revenue to fund the federal government; and the “middle-class” tax plans of Bush, Rubio, and others shower most of their benefits on the rich. And as long as this is true, GOP candidates will have a hard time with all but the most friendly moderators.

  28. October 31, 2015 at 10:16 am

    the count here! took me a while to swing by here since i decided to count my lucky stars why i have this job counting things all these years, and it seems like i might be counting up that number for the rest of my life. can u believe they leave me here, just counting trivial things the obamas do, then present them in snarky ways and at the same time give a pass for republicans no matter what they do?!? “some people” say i’m just jealous of the obamas and their great family and tremendous accomplishments, while i have no life outside of my counting duties at the white house, but that’s not true at all. the Ones who are in there now seem just like just fine people, even though they’re nowhere near as impressive as the great laura and g-dog (george loved it when i called him that!).

    slow day here, so only been counting my pastries-eaten so far today…2 glazed, 1 long john, and 2 cheese blintzes (if you count the one i hid in my beard for later). it’s going to be a great day!

  29. 85 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:20 am

  30. 86 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:20 am

  31. 91 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:21 am

    every poll, that’s yuuuuge.

  32. 96 debz
    October 31, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Trey Howdy here. Happy BENGHAZI!!! I’ll be wearing my Hillary costume today Trick-or Treating for e-mails!

  33. 97 kanga kid
    October 31, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Hello daahhlings! Its me, ahhhrriana huffinpuff. Check out my latest article, “why wont Obama lead?” On huffpuff.com. id stay to chat but i have a martini lunch with bill clinton and donald trump. Cheers daahhlings!

  34. 100 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:40 am

  35. 102 donna dem 4 obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Piyush “Bobby” Jindal just checking in to wish all of TOD a Happy Halloween. I’ll be back later with more of my absurdity. 😉

    • 103 desertflower
      October 31, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Hey, Bobby! BriWi here..is it true that the Feds slapped you down on funding Planned Parenthood? What exactly makes you think (opps! thinking is not your forte!) that the women in LA shouldn’t have access to healthcare? Or be able to make their own decisions about a legal health procedure? Just answer the question.

      • 104 donna dem 4 obama
        October 31, 2015 at 11:01 am

        You talking to me bro!

        I’m the most successful governor LA has ever seen. Planned parenthood is done! Screw that judges order.

      • 105 Don
        October 31, 2015 at 11:02 am

        This fucking guy, every time I see him I get physically ill. The utter nonsense that comes out of his mouth, the pandering and the dishonestly that flows from this man’s pie hole bothers me to my core.

    • 106 globalcitizenlinda
      October 31, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Hey Jindal,

      maybe returning funds to Planned Parenthood, like the judge ordered you, could help your below the margin or error poll numbers;

      try it and see, you have nothing to loose

  36. October 31, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Wow…who made me say this? Was I drunk? Or high on the weed? Do I want an Obama 3rd term?

  37. 111 arapaho415
    October 31, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Splendid spooky greetings this fine Halloween morn, TODville!

    Morning Joke here, will be back later to plug the next President of the United States, amk (trumpty dumpty [;) DF]), billr (kris ‘krispy Kreme’ kristy) or carolmaewy (Kasich).

    Glad to see someone has remembered to honor St. Ronnie this holiday.


  38. October 31, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Happy Halloween from Sarah Palin. 🙂 Trick or Treet

  39. 114 amk for obama
    October 31, 2015 at 10:59 am

    jtp’s furst diwali experience

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  40. October 31, 2015 at 11:05 am

    i’m having a hard time finding any clip of that time president obama invited lyin paul ryan in the front row for a speech, and then took apart the scam of the supposed “ryan budget” that “the news” had be flogging incessantly. i remember it being really brilliant, yet when searching around mostly i just see clips that promote the talking points spewed by lyin ryan. feeling like the republican operatives have figured out how to game internet searches now too with their propaganda. does anyone know where a clip of that might be? wanted to see it now that lyin ryan, with the help of “the news,” will be ramping up their false attacks again, and should be fun to see president obama bat them around like cat toys.

  41. 118 Dakota
    October 31, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Happy Halloween from your friendly neighborhood Fox News Pollster!


  42. 119 donna dem 4 obama
    November 4, 2015 at 10:41 am

    testing my italic text

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