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Early Bird Chat

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Today (all times Eastern)

11:0: The President makes a statement in the Rose Garden on his Supreme Court nominee

3:15: The President holds a roundtable with Cuban-American leaders, Roosevelt Room

5:10: Delivers remarks at a reception for Women’s History Month, East Room

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11.0 CST: The First Lady speaks at SXSW

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186 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 Allison
    March 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

    • 2 Allison
      March 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Good Morning Chips, Good Morning TOD. I’ll be glued to my computer @ 11:00AM!!

    • 4 No Child Left Behind
      March 16, 2016 at 8:45 am

      • 5 57andfemale
        March 16, 2016 at 9:40 am

        This looks like Mr. 57 and the dogs when I left the house this morning. He was watching TV in bed, Pearl was on the pillow above his head, Kasper was on his lap, and Nickelby was at his feet.

      • 6 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        March 16, 2016 at 9:56 am

        THAT’S ME…GOD BLESS THE ANIMALS..THEY ARE MUCH BETTER THAN HUMANS!

    • 7 Judith Fardig
      March 16, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Congrats, Allison! Woke up at 3 a.m. with the startling thought that POTUS might nominate Sandra Day O’Connor to put the ultimate squeeze on the GOP. Must have been the celebratory wine talking.

    • 8 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      March 16, 2016 at 9:53 am

      WHOMEVER THE PRESIDENT CHOOSES WILL BE QUALIFIED…HE GIVES THESE CHOICES THE UTMOST IN INTEGRITY AND THOUGHT…I’LL BE WATCHING ON THE FLATSCREEN PRIOR TO LEAVING TODAY! HE IS LOVED BY MANY AND HE IS AN INTELLIGENT MAN…WE ARE BLESSED!

  2. 9 Allison
    March 16, 2016 at 8:31 am

  3. 10 amk for obama
    March 16, 2016 at 8:33 am

    5/5 yet?

    • March 16, 2016 at 8:36 am

      It looks like they’ll still be counting in Missouri in 2017. Morning Petal!

    • 20 57andfemale
      March 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

      What a night, huh, amk?

      • 21 amk for obama
        March 16, 2016 at 9:13 am

        Indeed. I am not gonna listen to ya anymore. You scared me about OH and IL. 🙂

        • 22 57andfemale
          March 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

          NO ONE expected what we saw yesterday in IL and OH, although I think Nate Silver was pretty close to nailing it. Conventional wisdom was that Bernie would take at least two, and likely three states. OH was the real surprise, and her margins in FL and NC were fantastic.

          Sanders’ bashing of the Obama coalition & his cynical reasons for being a Dem – this damn well better hurt him. What a jerk.

        • 23 57andfemale
          March 16, 2016 at 9:39 am

          And it’s a damned shame that the media is acting like “meh” when Hillary had such resounding and unexpected wins last night.

          • 24 amk for obama
            March 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

            teann was dreck, dreck, dreck today am with a cursory, oh, yeah, hillary won too. I must say I am disappointed with axelrod, the pundtwit.

  4. 25 Allison
    March 16, 2016 at 8:33 am

    More great news. Thanks, POTUS!!

  5. 26 amk for obama
    March 16, 2016 at 8:35 am

  6. 27 amk for obama
    March 16, 2016 at 8:36 am

  7. 28 amk for obama
    March 16, 2016 at 8:36 am

  8. 29 Allison
    March 16, 2016 at 8:40 am

  9. 30 jackiegrumbacher
    March 16, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Once the President announces his choice, it’s going to be up to us to hit the phones. Maybe Hillary’s 5/5 sweep last night will convince Senate R’s that this may be their last chance to influence a SCOTUS nomination. If Hillary wins in November, she will likely carry enough Dem Senate candidates with her to flip the Senate. Then you would have a Hillary SCOTUS nominee approved by a Dem Senate. Act now, Senate R’s or you may have to forever hold your peace.

    • 31 57andfemale
      March 16, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Did you hear her speech last night, jackie? Mr. 57 and I couldn’t believe how good it was. And one of her points to these “activists” [supporting Bernie] was that you have to be activists all the time if you really mean it, and get out there and support PBO on his nomination to SCOTUS.

      • 32 jackiegrumbacher
        March 16, 2016 at 9:29 am

        No, 57, I didn’t hear–was too tired out from a cold/cough to stay up, but I’m going to look it up today. She’s absolutely right though, fair weather activism isn’t enough to get the job done as we learned all too painfully in 2010 and 2014. Good for Hillary for saying so.

        • 33 57andfemale
          March 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

          I don’t want to sway you, I’m interested in your honest opinion. But Mr. 57 and I couldn’t not believe how great a speech it was. Hillary has found her voice. It was excellently written, but she delivered it as if it was extemporaneous.

          The line about the SCOTUS nominee was so adept at shining a light on Sanders’ fair weather Dems without being insulting.

  10. March 16, 2016 at 8:44 am

  11. 39 amk for obama
    March 16, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    ugghly on the outside, ugghlier on the inside. Congrats gop, you built this.

  12. 62 amk for obama
    March 16, 2016 at 8:49 am

  13. 63 amk for obama
    March 16, 2016 at 8:50 am

    LOL.

  14. 64 arapaho415
    March 16, 2016 at 8:50 am

    GM TODville.

    Reposting this from yesterday’s Early Bird thread because it’s now the day after #SuperTuesdayII primary elections AND PBO will announce SCOTUS nominee soon.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Matthew J Dowd, chief strategist of Bush/Cheney 04, said on Sunday:

    US Senators “are paid by the US Treasury… US Senate should do their job… they show up day after day. They get a paycheck and they should vote it up or down.

    I think as of Wednesday morning the GOP position is going to change on this.

    If Trump does well in the primaries on Tuesday night, they’re gonna figure out that maybe a nominee by Obama is better than a nominee if Donald Trump is the nominee.”

    [46 second video clip]

  15. March 16, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Wednesday morning. Congrats Allison, on being first this morning.

    The greatest start of the day is when you wake-up in the morning and have all your faculties and mobility. If you don’t think so, try not waking up.

    To all, I hope that you have a cheerful, fun-loving, and super-fantastic day today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  16. 66 amk for obama
    March 16, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Go Srini.

    Why? …. You have to ask?

    • March 16, 2016 at 8:54 am

      He has Pakistani roots? /runs

    • 74 57andfemale
      March 16, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Giordano was a bit hair-on-fire all day yesterday, too, telling up we should have phone banked more. I thought something good may be afoot after I saw his projections late in the day.

      And there were the (perhaps erroneous?) reports all day that massive numbers of Dems were bailing to vote for Trump or Kasich in OH.

      Twitter: our friend and enemy at the same time.

      • 75 amk for obama
        March 16, 2016 at 10:00 am

        If you looked at the final IL & OH nos, not true at all. Fuck the emmessem.

        • 76 57andfemale
          March 16, 2016 at 10:06 am

          Bernie should stay in but stop doing damage, although that’s less of an issue now I think. MSM will ignore Hillary completely because of the “excitement” of the GOP race. But damn, I want to do some work on getting rid of the odious Mark Kirk in IL. We really have to get serious about the fascist who will be the GOP nominee. There is so much work to do.

  17. March 16, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Good morning TOD

    Congrats Allison 🙂

    So cool …

    #FORWARD

  18. March 16, 2016 at 8:55 am

    #YesWECan

    bbl … take care everyone …

  19. 79 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2016 at 9:02 am

  20. 84 forus50
    March 16, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Good morning! I was glad to see that HRC had a great night with a trifecta and a double-play. I hope she doesn’t mind the pressure of having to defeat the USA’s home grown little tyrant version of Kim Jong-un.

    So I’m trying to find where I read last night that primary turnout is completely unrelated to general election turnout. But it was a factual, historical piece that references elections in which the Dem primaries had lower turnout than GOP but the Dem nominee won handily in those states.

  21. 86 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2016 at 9:03 am

  22. 88 GGAIL
    March 16, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    I will be sitting at my desk when PBO makes his announcement. 🤓
    I love how his administration is guiding the process. Email and Twitter -awesome!

  23. 91 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2016 at 9:11 am

  24. March 16, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Kinda of a dumb phrase for the Republicans to go with, no? LOLz. Let’s let them hear our voices as soon as the announcement comes.

  25. March 16, 2016 at 9:20 am

    • 112 amk for obama
      March 16, 2016 at 9:29 am

      😀

    • 113 No Child Left Behind
      March 16, 2016 at 9:37 am

      It was the entire MNSBC cast of characters. Even the brilliant Rachel Maddow let her voice unmask her. There was a tangible but absent notch in it. Her tone was not celebratory but matter-of-factly.

  26. March 16, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  27. 116 andogriff
    March 16, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Good morning Ms Chips, morning TOD, & congrats on first, Allison! Thrilled to wake up this morning to hear that Hillary did so well yesterday!! Brilliant. Hope everyone has a beautiful day! 😀😘

  28. March 16, 2016 at 9:27 am

    On the local front in Illinois:

    Well, I am happy on the local front for the results from last night.

    Anita Alvarez had to go. I had never been fond of her, but I was done with the result of the Rekia Boyd murder. From the result of that, I just felt nothing but disgust when I saw her. So, seeing her go down made me very happy. And, those who put up that fraud More shot themselves in the foot – More didn’t take votes from Foxx – she took them from Alvarez.

    And, as for Ken Dunkin…don’t let the door hit you on your way out. I absolutely despise Michael Madigan..but, even when you have the Devil in your midst, somehow, there always happens to be an even worse Devil in the form of our Governor- Bruce Rauner. We have been without a State Budget since July. The thought…the mere thought.,..that ANY Democrat would side with Rauner – FOR ANY REASON – I didn’t give two shyts what Madigan decided to do to Dunkin. So, good riddance to him, and I hope the 30 pieces he got from Rauner was worth it, considering the thousands of the ‘least of these’ in my state that have been hurt because of Dunkin’s paid -for ‘ independence’. Negro, please.

    And, Tammy Duckworth won. Wasn’t feeling her, but Andrea Zopp didn’t even reach out to the Black community like she should have..so, oh well. I’ll support Duckworth to get rid of Kirk.

    • 120 57andfemale
      March 16, 2016 at 9:49 am

      My feelings exactly, rikyrah. Any one of the Dem Senate candidates would have been fine, but we stand our best chance with Duckworth. Zopp didn’t reach out to anybody, or didn’t have the money to do so. I didn’t get one piece of literature from her.

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  34. March 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

    THIS!!

  35. March 16, 2016 at 9:44 am

    If you go to the sidebar and scroll, I’ve posted a series of tweets on the #SuliForum … important news about Iraq, Kurdistan that you won’t otherwise hear or read anything from corporate American media ….

    back to work …

  36. 141 MightyPamela
    March 16, 2016 at 9:48 am

  37. March 16, 2016 at 9:53 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD!!! Congrats Allison on #1! Happy #DoYourJobWednesday to everyone, and what a great day to be alive to witness our President nominate his THIRD SCOTUS pick of his Presidency! 🙂

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  40. 159 hopefruit2
    March 16, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Well, I guess it’s official:

  41. March 16, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I’m very surprised by Garland. He’s older, safer pick.

  42. March 16, 2016 at 10:12 am

    • March 16, 2016 at 10:13 am

      And POTUS punked me, too! LOLz!

  43. March 16, 2016 at 10:17 am

  44. March 16, 2016 at 10:20 am

    You go, Trudeau.

  45. March 16, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Does the nominee have to step down from where they’re already a Judge because they’re nominated?

  46. March 16, 2016 at 10:24 am

    The only thing that makes me really not like Garland is his age. I really did want a young nominee.

  47. 182 amk for obama
    March 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

    No srini???? That does it. I am not voting for the kenyan in 2016.


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