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Rise and Shine

On This Day: Residents greet President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama upon their arrival at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 3, 2010 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)



The President has no public events scheduled for today

12:30 EDT: Josh Earnest briefs the press



Steve Benen: An emphatic answer to the ‘Where are the jobs?’ question

…. The new report from Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, well ahead of forecasts. The overall unemployment rate, meanwhile, dripped to 6.1% – its lowest point since September 2008, nearly six years ago.

…. April’s totals were revised up from 282,000 to 304,000, while May’s figures were also revised up, from 217,000 to 224,000.

Overall, the report suggests the jobs landscape is clearly improving, which is no doubt proof that American employers are in on the conspiracy to distract Americans from Benghazi.

…. June was the 52nd consecutive month in which we’ve seen private-sector job growth – the longest on record.

At this point, with the year about half over, 2014 is currently on track to be the best year for U.S. job creation since 1999.

Full post here



Business Insider: US Jobs Report Demolishes Expectations, Unemployment Rate Plunges to 6.1%

Job creation in June was much stronger than expected as signs grow that the U.S. economy is accelerating.

The U.S. added 288,000 jobs in June, blowing away expectations for an addition of 215,000 in nonfarm payrolls. The unemployment rate also fell to 6.1%, the lowest reading since September 2008. Expectations were for the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 6.3%.

Last month’s jobs report was also revised, with non-farm payrolls growing by 224,000 in May, better than the previously reported 217,000.

The report also showed April non-farm payrolls were revised up to 304,000 from 282,000.

More here



 A Word from Donna (@NoShock)

I‘m going to speak to this just from a personal perspective. I’ve watched many Presidents in my day. I didn’t just become interested in politics when PBO came along. I volunteered for Clinton, Gore, John Kerry and then President Obama. I sort of watched Bush because my kids were over there fighting in that gawd awful war so I was tuned into cable and read the Washington Post religiously during his Presidency.

Times have changed so much with the progression of technology and the internet I have to say that of course President Obama’s Presidency is the most visible. White House dot org was a nothing site before this administration. Being able to follow PBO daily gives me an insight into his Presidency that was never available to me before.

I can tell you that Bush did very few events and when he did venture out it was to some military facility so that he could attempt to flex his C-I-C creds. It was always just a big photo op. His speeches were boring and you could only stand to listen to him speak for a minute or two before you felt violently ill. (no kidding) He was not well liked abroad because our standing in the World was piss-poor thanks to his Iraq War. Surprisingly Africa is the only country that I can remember that welcomed him warmly. Mainly because his funding for Aids in Africa is probably the only decent thing he did in his 8 years as President.

Clinton was visible and you would see on the evening news that he had traveled abroad or ventured out into DC. He remained relatively popular and was fortunate that the economy was doing quite well during his Presidency so even though he was mired in scandal from the day he stepped foot into the WH his approval stayed quite high. The country didn’t become quite so partisan until the Lewinsky scandal took place and you could feel the shift taking place after his impeachment.

IMO the Presidency was always been given the benefit of the doubt by the MSM. Papa Bush got it until he raised taxes on them. Clinton got it until the blue dress showed up. Bush got it until investigations outside of the media discovered that there were no weapons of mass destruction. President Obama got no honeymoon when he became President. CNN did a report card show on his first 50 days in office. Those bogus, staged town halls on Obamacare were no longer just being talked about on cable. Suddenly we were seeing this crap on the evening news and it was being reported as if it was real outrage by every person in the country. PBO kept right on doing his job. He worked tirelessly and never gave up on ACA and we got that bill through Congress and it is now law and millions of people have health care because regardless of what impact it had on him politically he was determined to see it through. Another testament to the character of this man.

The Republicans along with their enablers our MSM have used every trick in the book to bring him down but he just keeps doing his job. He travels the country from end to end talking to America. Practically every day there is some event at the WH, social media, unconventional media or somewhere in the country that he is involved with. He honors our military constantly and salutes our sports heroes almost weekly. He’s brilliant, handsome, affable, congenial, a great dad and husband and the hippest guy we have ever had grace the halls of the West Wing.

This angers the Right and the media because he doesn’t care what they think of him. He was hired by us to do a job and he is determined to do just that. There has never been a President who has worked as hard for all of America. Half will never appreciate that but it’s okay he’s still there President too. And when the tornadoes and hurricanes sweep through their towns and cities he’ll go and give them assurance that he’ll be there to see them through and help to restore sanity to their life’s.

No poll will ever capture what he does each and everyday for this country. Skewered or weighted it doesn’t matter. The appreciation of our Nation is for the history books. The job of his supporters, those of us who know better, is to make sure that those who aren’t paying attention never forget!



A Word from EricFive

Silly Season is officially in full swing. Let’s see, Boner initiates bogus lawsuit against PBO which serves to energize Dems, increasing fundraising and inspiring intelligent and impassioned mocking via the “SoSueMe#”.

Then the Supreme Court issues a partisan anti-woman decision which served to energize and enrage Dems and make the GOP look like a party out of its time (and mind, next stop, theocracy).

So what narrative is the MSM/GOP pushing?

PBO is the worst president ever according to a biased and bogus “poll”.

Chuck Todd cheerily trumpets this bullshit (its the perfect companion to his “PBO’s presidency is over” nonsense from last week, which was “based” on skewed reading of a single poll question in a single poll).

The MSM/GOP are feeling the heat, so they create anti-PBO headlines through manipulation (and often misinterpretation) of polls. Propaganda 101. The MSM/GOP are attempting to recreate the mood of 2010, but reality keeps interfering with their objective, so they are relying more and more on strategically timed polls to halt any momentum of the Dems.

Trumpeting skewed polls and ignoring or burying news that can be viewed as positive for Dems (or the country) is the current tactic. Unfortunately for the GOP/MSM, this is not 2010.

Dems seem more unified and are more angry at the GOP than they are with their own party.

PBO is leading the party through both words and deeds.

He has no fear of the GOP and is speaking truth.

So is Harry Reid, who has really found his voice recently.

In short, don’t fall for the propaganda which is designed to depress Dems. The over the top nature of their propagandizing tells me they are desperate, subtlety is out the window as they see their influence in dictating perceptions waning.



Am I The Only One Who Still Only Sees A Parrot?

Kasai? You’ve ruined my week.


On This Day

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet local residences as they arrive at Fort McNair from Camp David and proceed to the motorcade in Washington on July 3, 2010


President Obama meets with Speaker of the House John Boehner on the patio near the Oval Office, Sunday, July 3, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)


President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia return to Andrews Air Force Base after their visit to Africa, July 3 2013

President Obama meets with members of his national security team to discuss the situation in Egypt, in the Situation Room of the White House, July 3, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)


MoooOOOooorning everyone! Will catch up with more news later, thank you to Donna and Eric for their wonderful comments.


oh donna ;-)

We’ll get the results soon, but whatever happens – thank you Donna Dem, you’re an inspiration 😉

Keep on donating here – every single dollar counts.


deadline: midnight – push donna dem over the line

You can donate to Obama/Biden 2012 through Donna Dem’s fundraiser here

Every dollar counts – even a $3 donation would be great 😉

Endless love to Tigerfists88 on Twitter – I asked him to promote Donna Dem’s fundraising drive, and he did. Legend.



Click here for the updated leaderboards


Hey Donna Dem – you’re amazing:


wake up donna dem, you need a new target!

Tomorrow (September 30) is the end of the 3rd quarter for campaigns to file their donations with the FEC.

You can donate to Donna Dem’s fundraiser here you’d help her win a call from the President, and help him get re-elected 😉



one day to go….

Thanks for the reminder UT: “Tomorrow, September 30th, is the end of the 3rd quarter for campaigns to file their donations with the FEC …. please Money bomb! Money bomb! for the Obama campaign and for Donna’s campaign. Spread on Twitter also.”

If you can donate to Donna Dem’s fundraiser here – even $3 would be great – you’d help her win a call from the President, and help him get re-elected  😉

Thanks everyone.


well, well, well: donna dem’s had to up that target again!

You can donate to Donna Dem’s fundraiser here – even $3 would be great. Win her a call from the President – and help reelect him 😉


press on …. for donna dem

As the President said today, every single dollar counts.

Please, if you can, send some Obama Diary love to Donna Dem’s fundraising efforts for Obama/Biden 2012 – and help boost the President’s fundraising figures for this period, and win our pal a chance to talk to the President

***** A donation of even $3 will help *****

Donna Dem: I know this is asking an extra step or two or three or more, but this is how we’ll increase my totals in these final days: a $6.00 or $9.00 donation split into $3.00 donations will go a very long way toward winning this challenge.

The deadline is September 30.

Thanks everyone, let’s do it for this amazing woman. Let’s press on 😉

***** Donate here *****


press on, donna!

The deadline is September 30, here are the current leaderboards:


From Donna Dem:

I’ll need your help to make this once in a lifetime opportunity happen. It will take every donation I can acquire this week. So I’m asking you to do something a little different. If you can donate, will you please make it in multiple amounts? I know this is asking an extra step or two or three or more but this is how we’ll increase my totals in these final days. A $6.00 or $9.00 donation split into $3.00 donations will go a very long way toward winning this challenge.

A word of caution: If you have already made ten (10) donations to my fundraiser this month you have maxed out for this challenge. Thank you for your many donations. So for those who cannot donate or are not in a position to donate please continue to support this effort by sharing my fundraiser link with your family and friends and ask them to donate a small donation if they can.

All the thanks and appreciation I can gather is being sent your way. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

If you can, please help Donna Dem by donating here – thank you.


Today’s email from the President: I enjoy talking about fundraising deadlines as much as I imagine you enjoy hearing about them. But this Friday’s deadline is important.

It’s a chance for us to prove how we’re different from any campaign in politics: We rely on ordinary Americans giving what they can – one grassroots donation at a time.

This is not just a campaign. It’s a chance for each of us as citizens to organize and change the course of history. And before we close the books this Friday at midnight, I hope you’ll become a part of it.

Please donate $3 or more today.

I’ll be calling some grassroots donors like you by phone this week, so I can say thank you. And if I don’t call you, there’s a chance I’ll see you at dinner with three other supporters sometime soon. Even if I don’t get to thank you personally, every single donation counts.

Thanks for doing your part,



See? Even the President is asking you to donate to Donna Dem’s fundraiser 😉


go donna!


If you can help, even with $5, you can donate to Donna Dem’s fundraiser here – thanks everyone, let’s push her over the line 😉


well, would ya look at who’s leading!


From Donna:

Now look at what the TOD Family has gone and done…

I’m on top of the leaderboard in dollar amount of donations and number of donations. BUT…I’m starting to get a little concerned about the #2 person in the number of donations column (which is the part of this contest that I think I might have a legitimate shot at winning because with the dollar amount it only takes one or two BIG donations to throw you out of that field).

Seems this person is not raising very much money but is adding 30 donations at a clip. They just broke into the top 20 with $329.15 with “64″ donations. Obviously they are getting people to donate in $5.00 or less increments instead of one specific dollar amount (I didn’t think about asking people to do this).

He/She seems to have found a way to legitimately game the contest. Oh well, I’ll just have to work that much harder.

If you still would like to donate please know that you can give multiple donations (for instance $10.00 can be broken up into two $5.00 donations).

I hate to ask any more of the TOD Family but you’ve gotten me so close that now I’m starting to taste it 🙂

Thanks again for all you have done!


Donate here – do it for our Donna!







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