Early Bird Chat


Pete Souza: Flexing with Superman before today’s trick-or-treat at the White House. Superman is Walker Earnest, son of press secretary Josh Earnest


All Times Eastern

2PM: President Obama speaks at a rally for Hillary Clinton; Unversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

After the rally, President Obama will fly to Miami where he will remain overnight


117 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. November 2, 2016 at 9:35 am

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

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and the sacrifices you are making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope that you know you are the child of an immutable, omnipotent, and omnipresent awesome God that looks after you everyday, especially today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  2. 2 desertflower
    November 2, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Thank you, Nerdy:) Congrats, RanMan!

  3. 3 whenpamelawandered
    November 2, 2016 at 9:39 am


  4. November 2, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Good morning and thank you, Nerdy. Hope you have a fabulous day.

    Let’s do this, Democrats!!

  5. November 2, 2016 at 9:42 am

  6. 6 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    petesouza – Someone’s warming up just in case he’s needed for Game 7.

  7. 9 desertflower
    November 2, 2016 at 9:44 am

  8. November 2, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Let’s do this, Latinos.

  9. 14 desertflower
    November 2, 2016 at 9:47 am


  10. November 2, 2016 at 9:51 am

    • 16 arapaho415
      November 2, 2016 at 10:49 am

      GM Dr. Bob.

      This is absolutely appalling, yes, deplorable.

      MSM is absolutely complicit in condoning these actions, which harken back to Birmingham Alabama 53 years ago, two months before JFK assassination.

      To MSM, $$$ more important than calling out #TrumpTerrorism, yet they fill the airwaves whenever someone of the Muslim faith is walking down the street and happens to be detained by law enforcement.

      #Infoterrorism #Infotraitors

  11. November 2, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Good morning TOD folks. That little guy is so adorable.

  12. 22 99ts
    November 2, 2016 at 9:56 am

    gm TODers – thinking of you all as your election gets weirder and weirder. I really have nothing sane to say – so thinking of you all and thanking NW for a little sanity at a very weird time.

  13. 25 Roberta in MN
    November 2, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Good Morning TOD and congrats RanMan on getting in line 1st. What a week so far. I am shaking my head at the FBI crap that is going on. With all of this and trying to supporters the vote, all voters Democrat need to get out and vote this election. Even MN has it’s problems. Glad we have a sane place to come to everyday, Thank you Chips, Danny, Nerdy and all the rest of the BT’s. Have a wonderful day.

  14. November 2, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Good Wednesday, Nerdy…TOD Family!!!

    • 28 GGail
      November 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      That’s encouraging and heartwarming! Thanks sw! 🙂

      More empowering and encouraging messaging – less negativity

  15. November 2, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Good morning TOD & Congrats RanMan 🙂

    What’s at stake if someone like Trump or Cheney ever reach the White House …. ever ….


  16. November 2, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin plans to muster thousands of poll-watchers across all 50 states. His partners at the alt-right website “the Right Stuff” are touting plans to set up hidden cameras at polling places in Philadelphia and hand out liquor and marijuana in the city’s “ghetto” on Election Day to induce residents to stay home. The National Socialist Movement, various factions of the Ku Klux Klan and the white nationalist American Freedom Party all are deploying members to watch polls, either “informally” or, they say, through the Trump campaign.

    The Oath Keepers, a group of former law enforcement and military members that often shows up in public heavily armed, is advising members to go undercover and conduct “intelligence-gathering” at polling places, and Donald Trump ally Roger Stone is organizing his own exit polling, aiming to monitor thousands of precincts across the country.

    • November 2, 2016 at 10:53 am

      All i can say is…Bring It ON!!!!!

    • November 2, 2016 at 10:59 am

      • 33 GGail
        November 2, 2016 at 1:05 pm

        Thank you PF for posting this again. I saw it on a previous thread. It is so reaffirming to see PBO quietly going about his business of putting America first.

    • 34 GGail
      November 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      I really don’t want to see this kind of trash posted on TOD.
      We know they are out there and all we have to do is keep our eye on the prize and they will not succeed.

      • 35 GGail
        November 2, 2016 at 1:09 pm

        The way these comments are posted, it’s hard to tell that my comment is in reference to the negative white nationalist tweet. So to be very clear – I don’t want to see this kind of negative trash posted on TOD. We know they are out there and all we have to do is keep our eye on the prize and they will not succeed.

    • November 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      I appreciate ALL that you bring to TOD swbluega. You inform us as well as entertain us. I find it hard to stomach Rachel or LOD for many years now. I catch a piece of a show now and again. I so look forward to the alt right and others’ tears come November 9th. Eyes on the prize.
      America is not the same country as your parents, and we will not go back. We must push for a voting rights law for the 21st Century. Any intimidation should land you in jail, and organizers too.

      • November 2, 2016 at 4:40 pm

        I appreciate that, elo4obama/biden; thank you for saying that. I think we all, in some way, bring something to this blog…be it information; be it entertainment or a laugh when appropriate; be it a word of comfort, encouragement, motivation, inspiration, sympathy, congratulations, or appreciation.

        While I know it is not, I can wish that this election cycle does not become the standard; that we, as a country, will come to our senses and not let ourselves be taken backwards.

        We don’t want to be distracted, but we need to stay aware. And yes, keep our eyes on the prize.

  17. November 2, 2016 at 10:04 am

    • November 2, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Seth Meyer has been awesome this election season. I believe he’s also gone on record that he would never have Dumpster on his show. I appreciate that so much. Fallon is still on my s#@t list for the softball questions and hair ruffling waste of time he spent with him.

  18. November 2, 2016 at 10:08 am

    We have the chance to DO something about gun violence. Let us seize this moment.

  19. 43 desertflower
    November 2, 2016 at 10:40 am

    It’s not so far fetched.


    The year is 2024. It has been nearly a decade since Donald Trump lost his bid for the White House, and the party that nominated him has moved on.
    Overt white supremacists like former senate candidate David Duke are no longer welcome to carry the party’s banner. Republican officials caught making racist statements are swiftly punished. The party’s official platform still bears all the hallmarks of Trump’s candidacy — hostility to undocumented immigration, reflexive anti-internationalism, support for more aggressive policing of the “inner cities,” and broad indifference to social issues — but the presentation is glossier.
    And the party has a new face: Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, is now the Republican nominee to succeed President Clinton. While the younger Trump’s platform is remarkably similar to her father’s, she has far more message discipline and none of his penchant for confrontation. In fact, when Trump senior declined to relinquish his habit of making statements embarrassing to downticket Republican candidates, Ivanka expelled him from the party.

    Under the Ivanka Trump campaign, right-wing nationalism has a kinder, gentler face. And it is gaining in the polls.

    Hint: France.

    • 44 nospin
      November 2, 2016 at 11:27 am

      I seriously doubt that for 2 reasons. The first, just like with our current POTUS, you won’t see another person of color in the White House for a while unless it is as a VP. In that same context, after HRC, you won’t see another woman as POTUS for at least 2 decades.

      The second reason, no person running for POTUS will win without the minority vote and I seriously doubt the GOP will be able to gin up enough minority voters to vote for them any time soon. Especially for a candidate named TRUMP.

    • 46 FoxfireTX
      November 2, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Nope. This is the future that the GOP faces, and no signs today that they are going to do anything to change it.

  20. 47 desertflower
    November 2, 2016 at 10:49 am

  21. November 2, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I guess the president is being very diplomatic with comey?
    He wants to stay out of it… Basically what he just said…
    Idk I wished he wasn’t so nice and pragmatic sometimes. Like now😉

  22. 50 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Donald Trump and His Uncanny Resemblance to Horror | We have seen all this before—during one of history’s darkest hours.

    The Closer with Keith Olbermann | GQ

  23. 51 Ladyhawke
    November 2, 2016 at 11:11 am

    • 52 carolyn
      November 2, 2016 at 11:42 am

      I read this statement…..it sounds almost mild, but it isn’t. We have seen hos PBO operates for eight years. Behind this statement is a will of steel, and I have no doubt Comey has been called on the Oval Office carpet. PBO does not want the reputation of the FBI damaged, and as Bob has said so many times: Trust Barack. He’s earned it. And also…..”He’s got this.” Remember, also, his wonderful team is working with HRC, and they have got this also.

      As Ranman says every dah: “Thank God Barack Obama is still president of the United States.”

  24. 53 Ladyhawke
    November 2, 2016 at 11:16 am

  25. November 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Good morning all…much success in all your efforts to bring Hillary home to victory, if you can’t physically take part in getting out the vote..pray, Pray, PRAY. Remember God is in control..He’s got this

  26. 56 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 11:43 am

    President Obama Talks Chicago Violence, Post White House Plans & Getting Out The Vote

  27. 57 FoxfireTX
    November 2, 2016 at 11:44 am

    PBO’s rally this afternoon in NC is scheduled to be aired live on cspan1 at 3:15 edt

  28. November 2, 2016 at 11:44 am

  29. 59 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 11:50 am

    SOON: VP Biden Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Tampa, Fla. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=6

    • 60 No Child Left Behind
      November 2, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you, JER. But I must say that this DT has a zombie that campaigns for him because every time I click on the abcnews.com link, it’s a Donald Trump rally in my face. Frankly, why so much coverage of this filthy, vile, vulgar, vain man?

  30. November 2, 2016 at 11:52 am

  31. November 2, 2016 at 11:56 am

  32. November 2, 2016 at 11:57 am

  33. 65 sherijr
    November 2, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I wanted to share this with you all, in case you haven’t read it yet: “The Dakota Pipeline Could Devastate some of the poorest people in America” http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/the-dakota-pipeline-could-devastate-some-of-the-poorest-people-in-america/ar-AAjJlqq?li=BBmkt5R

    thank you so much Nerdy and all of TOD. Miss you much Ms. Chips.

  34. November 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Dan now works at GoFundMe as VP Communications and Policy.

  35. 70 arapaho415
    November 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

    For those posted tweets on PBO’s comments re: Comey and Dakota Access pipeline, here are the videos:

  36. November 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm

  37. November 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Just one of the women highlighted…go to the website to read more

  38. 73 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm

  39. 74 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 12:39 pm

  40. 76 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm

  41. November 2, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    It looks like Latinos are coming out in droves to vote for Hillary.
    They may actually be able to put her in office… The tipping of the scale… So to speak…⚖

  42. November 2, 2016 at 1:08 pm

  43. November 2, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    bbl …. take care everyone ….


  44. 81 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 1:14 pm

  45. 84 Nena20409
    November 2, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Hello TOD on a Wednesday Partly Cloudy day 😉 from MN
    Bless you, NW. Thank you.
    Congrats, RanMan for your Golden Furst ⭐
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}

  46. 85 FoxfireTX
    November 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Leaving everything on the field……

  47. November 2, 2016 at 1:36 pm

  48. 87 Nena20409
    November 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm

  49. 88 Nena20409
    November 2, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Then this Horrific idiocy happened too.

  50. 91 Dudette
    November 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    My Tarheels welcoming POTUS today! Woooot!

  51. 92 Dudette
    November 2, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    James Tayloooorrrrrrr!!! 😍

    • 93 Dudette
      November 2, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    • 94 arapaho415
      November 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      GA Dudette.

      Thought about you, when I realized that UNC is #TarHeel territory.

      OMGosh, the video with the line for PBO is simply stunning — reminds me of PBO’s trips to Asia, but in a gorgeous, bucolic setting!

      I so detest the self-absorbed, unserious national MSM — thank goodness for local reporters like Andrew Carter. Only people who follow local reporters can possibly know how much PBO is cherished by Americans.

      And squeee… James Taylor, too!!!

      • 95 Obama Grandmama
        November 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm

        Shades of my trip to see Obama speak at U of O in Eugene, Oregon at a 2008 campaign rally. I bet he is enjoying campaigning for Hillary as he has always been a crowd pleaser.

      • 96 Dudette
        November 2, 2016 at 3:34 pm

        Hiya Arapaho! Couldn’t agree more about local reporters. Thank goodness for them indeed!

  52. November 2, 2016 at 2:04 pm

  53. November 2, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Please read and share:

  54. 99 FoxfireTX
    November 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Someone else who is leaving everything on the field…

  55. 101 No Child Left Behind
    November 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm

  56. 102 Nena20409
    November 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I don’t know how James B. Comey survives in his Job after the election.

  57. 103 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    SOON: Pres. Obama Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Chapel Hill, NChttp://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=2

  58. 104 FoxfireTX
    November 2, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    For the last few months, I’ve really wondered if there was any way that we could let President Obama know just how much we love him, support him and appreciate all he has done the last 8 years. The ratings make clear that he has the vast majority of support in this country, but in it is the “silent majority” because the ones that have the press attention are those who have been opposed to him from the beginning.

    Well, this election has shown the way! I am so thrilled at the number of folks turning out for him wherever he goes. Yes, they are there for Hillary but many are there to see our President. It has turned out to be his farewell tour and I am so thankful so many are turning out for him. In the midst of all the ugliness, he just continues to shine his light on all o us.

  59. 106 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 2:21 pm

  60. 107 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    President Obama Departs The White House For North Carolina.

  61. 108 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm

  62. 109 arapaho415
    November 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Looks like balmy weather on the east coast now.

    For those who can’t get enough of PBO and BFF @VP in shades…

    Washington DC:

    Tampa FL:

  63. 110 Nena20409
    November 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

  64. 111 JER
    November 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

  65. November 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Hillary is winning Wisconsin. Gold standard in-state poll gives her a good lead.

  66. 114 arapaho415
    November 2, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Too much is going on AT THE SAME TIME now:

    “A federal judge Tuesday ordered representatives from the Donald Trump campaign and the Nevada Republican Party to appear at a hearing in his courtroom Wednesday afternoon in a lawsuit filed by Nevada Democrats accusing them of the engaging in voter intimidation tactics.”

  67. 116 Nena20409
    November 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

  68. November 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    You see?

    Solar advocates file lawsuit, urge FL Supreme Court to remove Amendment 1 from the ballot: (link: http://tinyurl.com/zm2y673) tinyurl.com/zm2y673

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