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Not much chores done, but I’m back on time – and that’s all that matters.
Feeling quite pleased with myself. Okay, Mr. President, let’s roll!
So, are the other TODobots still doing chores?
Not moi! Just waiting for my President!
Hi Layla, nice to see you here à l’heure!
Hey you! LOOOVE my President!!!!!!!!
Tut-tut! O well, you’ll be way ahead of me.
Yo, people! Get in here!
Too busy reading your comments to answer! Ha!
Was just finished answering your exercise comment when up popped the new thread, and up popped VC.
Sounds like a whole lotta exercise to me, all that popping!
A new perspective always helps. Thank you, JO’B!
Sorry, didn’t see you there. Hell-ooo, Dudette! You still in the land of the cousins?
Waiting for my flight home at this very minute.
Awwww! Hope you had a mah-ve-lous time! So how was your tan? I hear the weather there is nice and warm enough not to need your winter coat.
This is ridiculous, you know. I know I like to talk, but I like having ears around too!
Yo! VC, WTG! Hope your bags are packed for Hawaii.. Don’t take much, k, just a couple pairs of shorts and a sarong! And your bathers!
I wonder where my ‘bathers’ are, and if they still fit? Hmmmm.
HaHa! Found mine during the move – delighted they are TOO BIG! Woo Hoot!
Too big, eh? Hmmmm.
Who is taking over at 4:00 for Martin bashir? I think I missed the announcement.
Phil Griffin gave it to Alex Wagner. Seriously? That is what JoeScar Okayed? Hmm? Failed.
Ugh ! I cannot stand her…..
Neither can I. I find it strange Phil Griffin ignored the petitions which had Joy Reid leading.
Ugly, portly, Ed Henry doesn’t seem to seem to understand English. But, PBO told him to read about the NSA. Of course, it will be to no avail since Fox will revise what is written,
Uh ohh, I hadn’t signed in for so long. I forgot my name. I have been lurking though. I lost my father and had some other family business. It’s always a joy to come here; Chips and all your helpers.
My condolences on your loss. Welcome back, glad you can join us.
I’m so sorry for your loss ((((relellit))))
Glad to see you.
relellit, glad you de-lurked. My condolences to you on the loss of your father. May he rest in peace.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope we can bring you some comfort and love. We’re here for ya.
Very sorry for your loss relellit.
She already has a show at noon——did they change her time slot? I am just checking back in—-pant pant, huff, huff, racing around trying to do xmas stuff, but of course couldn’t miss the press conf. I might have missed this earlier news. I might be rare here, but I like Alex. Not perfect, but who is? She’s at least smart and I know her background and her liberal political view.
Alex is very comfortable with Corporate RW guests. That means promotion at MSNBC.
I am now certain that Martin blew up his last show on purpose. He wanted out.
Similarly we will not see Joy Reid at the helm unless she agrees to the allGOP allthetime framing that Chris Matthews has embraced so enthusiastically.
MSNBC is now comitted to Clinton and Christie. On social issues these two people differ but on the economics Corporate 1% matters they are identical Bad Twins.
If anyone here at TOD disagrees with my dark view please set me straight. I’d like to be mistaken on any of the points I made above.
I no longer watch at 4:00 pm so don’t know. I guess Alex will be okay since MSNBC got rid of Bashir, who I absolutely adored. Hope he ends up at a media outlet that will respect his sharp wit and excellent commentary.
I have not heard anything…but Ari Melber has been subbing all week.
I missed it too. Also, has anyone heard what Bashir has on his plate now?
Ever notice how, when she is first in, VC works to control the conversation? Personally, I haven’t, just wondering if others have.
Well, a girl has got to talk to herself if no one else is there to facilitate conversation. Don’t you talk to yourself when no one else is around? I do it all the time, Japa.
The problem is when I argue with myself. I get so confused as to who to root for.
I always root for me! Whichever me is taking the side *I* want to take.
VC you had the Gold, Silver, Bronze, Flowers and the Hand shakes for the 5th……VC you Tied the 5th?
The Bolt has nothing on YOU at TOD
Whenever i see the front row of the whpc…that says all that needs to be said
Dow now at 105 points. Wow!
Why is it you always see those 4 jackass men standing there?
Chuck, Jonathan, Ed, the ex- Fox guy.
Believe they work with their network camera operators in advance to check out the visual, so that once President Obama completes the press conference, they can hop on air and tell us what we should think we just heard from our President.
If you were asking “why jackasses?” then I would only add that it appears that’s all that’s available in the WHPC.
Front Roll status. AP is not a TV Network.
On the screen at the White House site: 4 republican operatives disguised as journalists
I guess the front row seat belong to them.
i like that..LP…
Oh, yeah, here’s one we haven’t heard in a while.
#1: Ronald Reagan always spent Christmas in DC so more Secret Servicemen could spend it with their families. #aloha— GS Elevator Gossip (@GSElevator) December 20, 2013
That is because he had dementia and did not know it was Christmas!!!!!!!!
Plus, I’m guessing if we wanted to bother, we could find lots of photos of King Ronnie celebrating Christmas at his ranch in California. People forget it’s all on the record!
THANK YOU J’OB!
What a crock !!!! He was here in Cali more than he was in DC
You poor things! Ha!
Now, if Barack & Michelle wants to get a summer home in California – I’ll be their caretaker – any time/any day!!!
And I’ll be your junior partner – any time/any day!
So, who gives a darn, but you and Peggy Noonan!!!! Barack Obama isn’t Ronald Reagen.
Great for saint Ronnie after having spent over 1000 days away from the WH in 8 yrs? Hmm?
There were 42 other POTUS so freaking what on what saintly forgetful Ronnie did?…..this to GS Elevator Gossip.
Just a hunch—-but I’m betting the SS guys don’t mind xmas in Hawaii.
Hmmm … you could be right about that. Ha!
I would also think that if you become a Secret Service agent in service to the POTUS, you would willingly accept your obligations.
Yes, let’s face it, if they are willing to give up their lives to protect his, they’ll be glad to accept any trip or assignment on his behalf.
So what? If you don’t like your job, quit it and let someone else do it.
He probably did not want to run into his kids.
I thought of them, too! That family did not quite get along!
POTUS Live Momentarily.
Watching Steve Harvey with President Obama right now. Cool.
Why is Tamron entertaining Andrea Mitchell? Perhaps I am being small-minded, but I am beginning to wonder about Tamron, and I really don’t like Andrea Mitchell.
They are best friends!
Andrea is overflowing with negative Obama stuff setting up this press conf. ——-as usual. I didn’t get Tamron calling Andrea her “beloved friend” either. Ewwwwww—–feel sorry for Tamron.
She has been promoted from the “field” to the “house”! Aunt Thomasina for short…..:-(
Shut you mouth Yardarm! ROFLMAO!!!!
I see you get my drift, eh?
Loud & clear
Ass kissing to please the corporate bosses. Maddow does it all the time. Always praising Mrs. Greenspan.
Can anyone tell me why those 4 hyenas get to stand up in front of the press before the speaker enters?
They love to preen before action and to show the other Journos, who they think are lesser species, just how “awesome” they think they are. That’s why PBO snubbing all of them during his last press avail was soooooo delicious
The Press made that decision…..Not any WH past or present.
They look like some vaudeville act.
That’s why my volume button is on mute right now. Don’t wanna hear them even cough
I hear ya zizi.
How about the way Chuck E. Todd is cozying up next to Ed Henry?
There are two more up there and they’re all rubbing noses and sniffing each others butts!
Welcome, Mr. President. Thank you for this News Conference, and thank you for doing a great job for the people of the United States and all those around the world. HZ
this pecking order just floors me…how is it decided
Last time he did not call on any of them…….remember ?
that was vert nice…some heads exploded….worth watching!
Another day of the Jackals ==> #WhiteHousePressCorps— zizi2 (@zizii2) December 20, 2013
TeaNN : ” Obama to hold ” Rare ” News Conference.”
I notice that the audio on MSNBC is about 3-4 seconds ahead of the WH.gov website.
CSpan 1 is ahead of both of them.
Ukrainian Tycoons' Shifting Loyalties businessweek.com/articles/2013-… via @BW #euromaidan— Pat Tymchatyn (@Tymchatyn) December 20, 2013
It was just a matter of time!!!!! Money, money, money!
Let’s see who wins the coal in his stocking——who asks the ugliest, accusatory, Repub talking point question. All of them?
Julie Pace is horrible——as are they all. ‘Is this the most horrific year in the history of time?’ ‘But people hate you, aren’t you going to jump off the bridge’? More or less.
Someone buy her a gift certificate to a hair salon……
Is he answering JUDY Pace, or what?!?
He just put Julie is the ‘stay after school do you homework session.’ HZ
Howdy O’s!!! What a great getting up day on TOD boulevard!!!
I’m listening to my President and as usual, after his shout out to me, he is doing a wonderful job. It only takes hearing his responses to the questions to let me know that all the MSM hoopla is not his concern. He doesn’t care about polls and his ratings. He acknowledges and tolerates them with a sense of ‘oh gee whiz you idjits get a life’. I’m so glad he’s as steady as it goes, which keeps me positive and caring less and less about what they say (not that I ever did).
Merry Christmas Mr. President! You’re making sure we all sleep better and better.
The gulf between the quality of the questions and the answers is HUGE—–like Grand Canyon huge.
Which is why I focus on the person giving the answers and not at all on the question nor the questioner. They want to be the center of attention, but sorry, I won’t give it to them, no more than I would cater to a child throwing a tantrum. I refuse to waste one pixel’s life by mentioning who they are, what they said, or how they said it. Their disrespect deserves no mention, imo. They only want to see him get angry by prodding and trying to hit some button they’ve yet to find. I won’t reward them in that effort.
Yep, extremely huge! Pres O sounds very relaxed, very together…..very professor-ly.
Agree. And like crater on the moon huge. And black hole huge.
I find it so that Pres O is so calmly educating the ignorant, uninformed journos. He shouldn’t have to so thoroughly – that’s their job – but they fact he can is so awesome to me.
and –If you like your healthcare you can keep it……..
Here is MP. Still back on R&S, trying to catch y’all, and not to miss the plane later! Will grab a hot cuppa and be right back!
Ed Henry is worried about PBO’s “credibility”. Chuck Todd looks on in admiration, proud of his twin Henry.
@PressSec the people in that room with major credibility problems are the #NEWSTAINERS like Ed, Chuckie, etc. Please let'um know, We know.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 20, 2013
Ed Henry is a rude consummate asshole. Sorry for the bad language.
Mr President…..pleas lay down so I can beat you like a dead horse.
Clue to @jpaceDC President Obama doesn't care about polls. He cares about People – all of them, not just the #Plutocrats. cc @PressSec @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 20, 2013
You will never see this kind of disrespect again, that is unless we get another AA PRESIDENT. I HOPE Ed Henry feels important, now.
His reason for being is to show up the President OBAMA.
On the other hand, the elegance, grace, patience, and dignity of this man is a joy and a pleasure to behold.
They’re all really pounding the “tough year” term—-must have been orders from on high (RNC). Karl is asking the tough year question AGAIN—–I guess so they can all report on Obama’s “tough year”.
It goes on and on with the “gotcha” b.s. There’s nothing that is newsworthy that can be promulgated to the public.
PBO to Jonathon Karl : ” I beat myself up more that Ed Henry and you do on a daily basis ”
If only he WHPC could get rid of the jackasses I watch day in day out…
Briana Keiler on the debt ceiling..
PBO ” Brianna…you already know the answer to that ” NO !
@edhenryTV Only a man who has no respect for himself would totally disrespect our dignified President, the way you just did. You are a mofo.— (@JOBoomr) December 20, 2013
And every time someone asks a particularly vile, accusatory question, he’s smirking in some sort of perverted glee. He’s gross.
Eek. I’ll be watching HGTV all afternoon!
That’s exactly why I call him Ed ‘Cheshire Cat’ Henry. He sits in the front row and smirks for the entire briefing every day. I couldn’t believe his snarling questions President Obama. So accusatory and disrespectful. He’s just insufferable.
Yo, mofo @edhenryTV, when @jonkarl and others look 100% more professional than you do at a presidential presser, time to switch careers.— (@JOBoomr) December 20, 2013
“No, nada, nyet, nil, none, nah, uh uh, puleeeezzee, get outta here….. Next”! PBO on debit ceiling negotiations
@whpc gives the American people another big demonstration of #theStupid and why Press has 20% trust rating. @EdHenryTV @ChuckTodd @Jonkarl— Bill R (@cmpnwtr) December 20, 2013
Good tweet, Bill!!!
BTW, the WH Press Corps twitter handle is @WHpresscorps not @whpc (which is some church)
OK, that was a good question that gave PBO a chance to talk about NSA issues. Respectfully asked and answered.
Chuck Todd—–”Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I hate you. You’re a billion times the man that I am, and I could never even dream of measuring up and so I hate you.”
See, that’s why I should have been born in Hawaii. He can look at them with a ‘you a-hole smile’, answer the question, brush his shoulders off right to their face and keep on moving. They get slit every time, and still aren’t smart enough to know they’ve been gutted.
love that he said ‘mele kalikimaka’! also, he’s going to have ‘better ideas’ after a couple of days of sleep and sun. it’s so necessary for him to commune with himself in this place. and i’m so hoping all tods can make a trip here before long
Love PBO’s answer to the Toad re. healthcare—–the demand is there, the product is good. In spite of all the problems over 2 million have signed up. People will have access to health care who haven’t had it, and that’s a good thing. Toad rebuts. Obama shines in response.
The youngster in the pool asks a meaningful question. The old guard should take heed. Youngsters know what’s important to their lives and the lives of the general public. Good question that gives PBO a chance to explain the Olympic decision.
This will warm your heart after the asshat reporters at the press conference. It’s his personal experience with booze, sex and his experience as a WH reporter. He starts out idealistic. it’s a good read.
Take this Town and Shove It
A White House reporter’s tale of sex, booze and the briefing room.
By SAM YOUNGMAN
December 18, 2013
Long article, this is on p. 2
“…When I returned from my 28 days in rehab, in January 2010, it was harder to ignore the near criminal disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country, especially in an industry that has turned neighbors against each other while its instigators clock out and meet for a beer together, skilled actors who in many cases spend the day feigning hatred for each other on camera but are actually bound by their shared nihilism and reckless self-absorption. In Washington, a divided America is good for business…..”
@marabout40 That happens when you're reading off a Rove/RNC/Koch memo script and don't understand what you're asking about.— (@aspirational12) December 20, 2013
The vast majority of questions are on “politics” instead of policy. Fascinating to see the president always redirecting the conversation to policy and what can be done for the american people.
.@havewhatusay @3ChicsPolitico: Have a wonderful, well-deserved vacation Pres @BarackObama! The @WHpresscorps do not represent @wethepeople.— Vick C. (@sonamie) December 20, 2013
Brilliant – totally one-sided on that part – and dignified year-end press conference, Mr. President … although a couple of the real reporters asked a couple of good questions, unless you missed them since they were kinda drowned out by … you know … the mofos.
So, there you have it. He’ll be off on hiatus!
This song really has nothing to do with the President’s departure, except the “Blues” part on my part (only because we’ll miss him!) and maybe the “and while I’m away … dust out the demons inside” part – I’m sure he would sing that and add ” … inside Congress and this WHPC and Duck Dynasty world.” But I don’t think Elton John is on Chips’ “banned” list, so I’m going for it.
Have a wonderful vacation with your family in Hawaii, Mr. President! We shall miss our chance to see and hear you every day, but enjoy the Christmas R&R, sir.
“I love that guy”——President Obama on Pete Rouse and his long planned departure. Said he’s going to miss him, looking forward to Podesta, who “shares my values” etc.
The whpc with all their yapping and sniveling end up really bringing out how smart, prepared, and credible our POTUS really is, and what unprepared weasels they truly are.
So sorry for your loss, Relellit. My father was my heart, and I miss him every day.
GDP +4.2% each year since 1949 when Dems run the WH, versus 2.6% for GOP. S&P 500: Dems: 12.1%, GOP: 5.1% http://t.co/D5cwuGDJWR— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) December 18, 2013
It’s been a rough journey. At least I was able to clear up the lies being told. My family members, their friends, and neighbors during that time were amazed at how deep I was into the computer every time I got a chance and how happy I was daddy saw President Obama before he left this earth. I was relentless . I am/was so HAPPY my father got a chance to see President Obama after living through Jim Crow, WWII, and appreciate President Obama in the 9 decades of his life. No doubt daddy is laughing at how stupid the fools in this press conference are.
Oh Pluzzzee Chuck E. Toad needs to stop his lies. I had to roll the dvr back to make sure Chuck E. Toad said that PBO’s demeanor wasn’t happy. President Obama was not dreading the press conference as Chuck E. Toad thinks. If anything, it was Chuck E. Toad who dreaded not having the chance to push his BS. No, the President is not going to delay the mandate. Why would our President do that when a couple million people have signed up or take the benefits away from people who are enjoying the ACA?
Once again the WHPC proves that it is as useless as, as, as…I can't think of anything so useless that still isn't more useful than WHPC— john miller (@deaconmill) December 20, 2013
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