Early Bird Chat


All Times Eastern

9:35AM: President Obama attends a meeting of the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses to discuss the Republican agenda to repeal Obamacare; U.S. Capitol

11:05AM: President Obama meets with Combatant Commanders and Joint Chiefs of Staff; Cabinet Room

1PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

2:30PM: President Obama participates in the Armed Forces Full Honor Review Farewell Ceremony; Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall



88 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. January 4, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  2. 2 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Read the whole thing:) Who to target calls to


  3. January 4, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Wednesday morning. Congrats vetivera24, on being first this morning.

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

    To all, I hope you display a strong vigorous, zealous, and enlivened countenance today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Notwithstanding the nightmare of BuffoonTrump in the Whitehouse, I am more than ever, Thankful to God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  4. 6 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Supposedly from the tiny handed Twitter feed today….naturally wants to make Dems look bad. THEY NEED TO OWN THIS

    For those who are unable to link to twitter.. This is Trump today..

    Republicans must be careful in that the Dems own the failed ObamaCare disaster, with its poor coverage and massive premium increases……
    like the 116% hike in Arizona. Also, deductibles are so high that it is practically useless. Don’t let the Schumer clowns out of this web…
    massive increases of ObamaCare will take place this year and Dems are to blame for the mess. It will fall of its own weight – be careful!

    He lied. He has no plan.

  5. 8 sherijr
    January 4, 2017 at 10:33 am

    So Trump is now listening to Assange as the teller of truth?? I don’t know what to think anymore, it’s all so insane.

    • January 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

      The buffoon is way in over his head, even as the media tries desperately to normalize his crazy behind. He is incapable of rational thought. I am looking for the day when someone will expose this corrupt Assange.

      • 10 sherijr
        January 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm

        Yep to all of it Africa. Assange is a racist pig.. I look forward to him, Snowden, Greenwald And Trump/Putin going down.

  6. 11 sherijr
    January 4, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Oh and good morning TOD. Thank you all. Thank you Nerdy, you are amazing and I am grateful. Thinking of and missing you Chips.

  7. 12 hopefruit2
    January 4, 2017 at 10:36 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Congrats vet24 on #1 🙂 Happy Wednesday, everyone.

  8. 13 hopefruit2
    January 4, 2017 at 10:39 am

    84% – No
    16% – Yes

    7.8K votes.


    • January 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

      A sad sack of excuse. I do believe they are in for a rude awakening. The push back at the Ethics Committee was just the beginning. I think lots of folks, even those who voted for the clown, as well as those who wrote Bernie’s name in or voted for one of those other two, are realizing what a colossal screw up they made. Besides that also, so many people are genuinely afraid of this crazy man, which I think, is what is making people act, in ways that they would not have before, by participating.

      I am hoping that it continues and that we never let our feet off the gas, never do a single thing to normalize this fool. Nothing about him is normal. Nothing.

      • 15 sherijr
        January 4, 2017 at 11:34 am

        This 10000%: I am hoping that it continues and that we never let our feet off the gas, never do a single thing to normalize this fool. Nothing about him is normal. Nothing.

        I am in all the way.

      • 16 desertflower
        January 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

        Agree. I feel like nothing happens without a reason and this is our wake up call…Americans are realizing that they need to engage and pay attention to their democracy. You MUST participate!

    • 17 hopefruit2
      January 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Well the final results of this poll are in:

      7968 votes
      84% – No
      16% – yes

      Fewer than 700 retweets – LOL!
      Over 1000 replies – most of them negative towards Marsha/GOP, but POSITIVE towards the ACA.

      I guess poor Marsha didn’t quite get what she expected. Perhaps POTUS should bring the results of this poll with him to his farewell speech next week. 🙂

      • 18 GGail
        January 4, 2017 at 11:23 am

        GM hopefruit. I hope you are having a pleasant beginning to 2017 🙂
        I am laughing out loud at the results of Marsha, Marsha, Marsha’s tweet. I guess the people in Tenn. and elsewhere told her how they feel about the ACA.

      • 19 jacquelineoboomer
        January 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

        GM – and I believe the President mentioned this morning while visiting Congress (paraphrased) that “in polls only 25 percent of the country want the ACA repealed.”

  9. 20 JER
    January 4, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    President Obama Meets With Democratic Lawmakers On Capitol Hill

  10. January 4, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Good day TOD ….

    ….. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ……

    • 23 jacquelineoboomer
      January 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Bob – If you have time – relating to 6 Jan, do you mean when he hears why all the “big” intelligence folks are briefing him on Friday … and perhaps the reason they all are (in addition to fact he’s to get the same brief/briefers as the real President) is because there are discoveries about Trump all over the brief?

      • 24 desertflower
        January 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        I didn’t understand that either:)

      • 26 57andfemale
        January 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm

        I’m assuming Comey will cave to Trump yet again. He should have been fired. He is unfit to lead the FBI. He has no respect for the seriousness and independence required of his position. He is as serious a traitor as Benedict Arnold, who had more reason to question his new government than Comey ever had the right to do to PBO, his administration or Hillary Clinton.

  11. 27 JER
    January 4, 2017 at 10:41 am

  12. January 4, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Feel the BURNNNNNN ….

  13. January 4, 2017 at 10:47 am

  14. January 4, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I hate what is happening to our pathetic media.

  15. 32 JER
    January 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

  16. January 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Good Morning TODers

    Thank you Nerdy for keeping this space together


  17. 34 57andfemale
    January 4, 2017 at 10:55 am

  18. 35 JER
    January 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

  19. 37 JER
    January 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

  20. 38 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 11:08 am


  21. 40 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 11:11 am

  22. 42 Allison
    January 4, 2017 at 11:13 am

  23. 43 JER
    January 4, 2017 at 11:18 am

    NOW: Sen. Schumer, Rep. Pelosi Hold Joint News Conference – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=6

  24. January 4, 2017 at 11:22 am

    The Zombie Eyed Granny Killer is running a survey on Obamacare.

    Follow prompts to support Obamacare.

    (608) 752-4050

    Press 1 to support Obamacare.

  25. 56 JER
    January 4, 2017 at 11:31 am

  26. 57 Judith Fardig
    January 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Nerdy, when you get a chance, look for the photo of the SoCal TOD friends in your Twitter DMs. Sent it a couple of days ago at Pamela’s request. Happy New Year to all!

  27. 58 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Did the TOD address bar always say “secure?”

  28. 61 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm

  29. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    We can watch the full “President Obama Farewell Parade” on the Defense Department website at 2:30 EST today. Will take place at Fort Myer, Va., with hosts Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Chairman of the JCS Gen. Joe Dunford.


  30. January 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

  31. 76 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Schumer on ACA 11:00 mark

  32. 77 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

  33. 78 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  34. 79 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Can someone put this up here for others?

    This is what we say when we call:) WHY would we want to do this????


  35. January 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Obamacare Repeal and Delay Becomes Obamacare Rescue
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    January 4, 2017 1:15 PM

    As was reported, this morning VP-elect Pence met with Congressional Republicans to strategize about plans to repeal Obamacare. It will be interesting to watch what leaks out to the press about what was discussed. But I found this initial disclosure to be fascinating:

    Message in the Pence meeting with the House GOP is that they’re on “a rescue mission” for Obamacare, rather than repealing and killing it.

    — Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 4, 2017

    Who knows what they mean by a “rescue mission?” One can only assume that they want to rescue millions of Americans from the benefits of Obamacare that I outlined yesterday. But it’s clear that the closer we get to actual action on their plans to repeal the health care law, the more jittery Republicans are becoming, as MJ Lee documents.

    Republicans are just getting started on their years-long dream of repealing Obamacare, and already, there are fears that things are moving too fast.

    Some Republicans are cautioning against repealing the Affordable Care Act too quickly and urging the party take the foot off the accelerator. The reason: there’s no plan on how to replace what they roll back. And while GOP lawmakers are eager to please their base with headlines of Obamacare’s repeal, they don’t want to be blamed for leaving people without health insurance and chaos in the healthcare market.

    Sen. John McCain told reporters Tuesday that he supports taking a slower approach to repealing the law, saying he is “always worried about something that took a long time in the making and we’ve got to concentrate our efforts to making sure that we do it right so that nobody’s left out.”

    Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House Speaker and a close ally of President-elect Donald Trump, told CNN that a big risk for Republicans is getting blamed for taking away people’s health coverage…

    GOP Sen. Rand Paul cited potential insurance market problems if the law isn’t replaced when it is repealed. “If Congress fails to vote on a replacement at the same time as repeal, the repealers risk assuming the blame for the continued unraveling of Obamacare,” he said in an op-ed Tuesday. “For mark my words, Obamacare will continue to unravel and wreak havoc for years to come.”

  36. 82 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Need reason to call? These people who preach about “moral high ground” to everyone else…they are repulsive.

  37. 83 No Child Left Behind
    January 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Mr. Josh Earnest brings tears to my eyes…

  38. January 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

  39. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Wonder if Roberts will flub the oath THIS time. Nah. Probably not.

  40. January 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

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