Chat Away

@petesouza: Pres Obama looks on as departing WH Press Secretary opens a gift from him this evening

83 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. June 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    A great memory for a wonderful press secretary. Wish him well.

  2. 2 TrumpDog
    June 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I loved Jay and will miss him. Hope the guy replacing him is as good as he was.

  3. 6 Dudette
    June 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm


  4. 7 vcprezofan2
    June 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Meeeeee! I’s here at last!!!

  5. June 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    A friend of mine on facebook has reference to an article written by Allen West. It shows a picture of people lying on the ground about to be shot. I am suspicious that it is a current picture. Is there anyway to find out when a picture was take. I told them Allen West was a jackass.

  6. June 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Well, well.

      • June 20, 2014 at 8:55 pm

        Seriously hope we have a robust primary in the spirit of a true democracy. Until then, let’s fight like it’s 2014!

    • 19 Dudette
      June 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Guess he just announced for 2016 with that tweet… and doing it right, working to keep Dem Senate THIS year! Bravo!

      • June 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        Well, he has said he’s running and that he can’t wait for HRC to make up her mind but he’s also been very low key about it. We’ll see what develops. I hope he is viable. We need a vigorous primary!

        • June 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm

          Meta….I really do believe that more candidates will declare after the 2014 midterms

          • June 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm

            I truly hope so. This coronation stuff is getting tiresome. I saw an article already lining up HRC’s cabinet, for crissakes.

            • 23 Dudette
              June 20, 2014 at 9:09 pm


            • June 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

              I know….but the more they try to force her down our throats…the more we refuse to swallow…

              • June 20, 2014 at 11:08 pm

                One of my facebook groupd – Democratic – and lately they have been all HIllary all the time. I get sick of it. They are always on about B. Clinton was the best president and they would vote for him again, HIll and Bill – a twofer!, etc., etc. I liked Bill Clinton too but I don’t want to see him in the White House again and I think all the old Clinton baggage will come dragging back, I’m not as sure as they are that she will win a national election, and I was not impressed with her primary campagin in ’08. But they don’t want to hear any of that. If it keeps up I will drop the group. I wonder how widespread this Hillary stuff goes in the rank and file or if its just a relatively small group of vocal supporters.

        • June 20, 2014 at 11:17 pm

          I’m keeping my fingers crossed for an O’Malley-Deval Patrick ticket.

          I’ve mentioned before that RWNJ would attack Gov Patrick unmercilessly if he were President now; a cooling off period (i.e., time for the nastiest bigots to meet their maker) with President O’Malley and VP Patrick would be just the ticket.

          Then, time for President Patrick!

    • June 20, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    • 30 nathkatun7
      June 21, 2014 at 3:35 am

      I really like Gov. Martin O’Malley! If VP Biden decides not to run, Gov. O’Malley will be my #1 choice should he decide to run. Obviously, if Hillary Clinton ends up to be the nominee of the Democratic party I will vote for her. But right now I am for Joe Biden, and if not, then Gov. Martin O’Malley! My very dear niece who lives in SilverSpring MD, is 100% for O’Malley in 2016.

  7. 31 Anjo
    June 20, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Everyone had no internet service for 2 weeks at home too busy at work to do more than glance so waaaay behind, however have a great weekend everyone keep up the good work NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER its Obama ’til 2017

  8. June 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    TOD twitter brigade, Jay has set up his own twitter account:


  9. June 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    FYI –

    • 39 jackiegrumbacher
      June 20, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Thx, Meta. This was an incredible stupid claim for Clinton to make–one easily debunked by the Obama team. She did herself no favors with this.

      • June 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm

        It doesn’t make any sense for her to propagate this lie. Is she trying to burnish her credentials with uneducated white women? Just another indication that she struggles to express the truth with any semblance of authenticity.

      • June 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm

        This reminds me of when she claimed she had been under fire at that airport.

    • 42 vcprezofan2
      June 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      • 43 anniebella
        June 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm

        I really don’t believe POTUS would have okay anything like that. So what was the purpose of Hillary putting that in her book?

        • 44 vcprezofan2
          June 20, 2014 at 10:08 pm

          If you want my opinion, Annieb, I think Hillary is willing to exploit any scenario she thinks can be exploited.

          I really, really do not see her as a candidate who has the good of ALL citizens at heart. Though I don’t think she wishes harm to any citizen, I see Hillary as primarily interested in what benefits the Clintons and their kind, while allowing some general goodwill to ‘trickle down’. She and Bill smile and pat the rest of us on the head in passing, making sure to show largesse to a few well-placed ‘minorities’.

    • 45 Obama Grandmama
      June 20, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Reminder of the 2008 Primary lie by Hillary that included Chelsea of ducking bullets and running for life when leaving plane in war zone. Photos of Hillary receiving flowers from small girls on the Tarmack came out refuting her lie. Compulsive liars do it so frequently they are not even aware of it. Involving her daughter to me is inexcusable.

    • 46 Cha
      June 20, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you, meta.. I didn’t think so at the time I read. why the hell would she say something so inane?!

  10. June 20, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    • 48 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Looks as though it’s an unverified twitter account? I followed him, anyway!

      • 49 vcprezofan2
        June 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

        I hesitated about the lack of verification, then decided that the tone and wording seemed legit (no snark), so plunged right in. Also, he introduced it from the old @PressSec account. Maybe he’ll ‘verify’ it later.

  11. 52 desertflower
    June 20, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Stealing intellectual property. BIG NO NO…but from a liberal? For shame.


  12. June 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Poroshenko Proposes 15 Point Peace Plan
    21:57 (GMT)

    The office of the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, has published his proposals for a peace plan:

    Peaceful plan of the President of Ukraine on the settlement of the situation in eastern regions of Ukraine:

    1. Security guarantees for all the participants of negotiations.

    2. Amnesty for those who laid down weapons and didn’t commit serious crimes.

    3. Liberation of hostages.

    4. Establishment of 10 km long buffer zone on the Ukrainian-Russian border. Withdrawal of illegal armed formations.

    5. Secure corridor for the escape of Russian and Ukrainian mercenaries.

    6. Disarmament.

    7. Establishment of units for joint patrolling in the structure of the MIA.

    8. Liberation of illegally seized administrative premises in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    9. Restoration of functioning of local government.

    10. Restoration of central television and radio broadcasting in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    11. Decentralization of power (through the election of executive committees, protection of Russian language; draft amendments to the Constitution).

    12. Coordination of governors with representatives of the Donbas before the elections (in case of the approval of single candidature, in case of discrepancies – the decision is taken by the President).

    13. Early local and parliamentary elections.

    14. Program of creating jobs in the region.

    15. Restoration of industrial objects and objects of social infrastructure.

    The BBC reports that Poroshenko also announced that he would invite the OSCE to monitor the ceasefire.
    Needless to say, Russia and the terrorists have not responded positively.

    President Poroshenko, hopefully, is a way better strategist than Tzar Vlad. He certainly has a much better citizenry behind him.

    • 54 japa21
      June 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Seems pretty reasonable to me. So of course Tzar Vlad won’t like it.

      • June 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

        My hope, John, is that this is a planned step and that the coordination among the US, EU, NATO and President Poroshenko is exceptionally well planned.

        Vlad is invading Ukraine with armor and mercs 24/7.

        If that doesn’t stop and attacks on Ukraine troops continue, then a massive hammer of concerted sanctions along with economic and military (logistics, training, etc., not troops) assistance for Ukraine will be delivered quickly and abundantly.


    • 56 jackiegrumbacher
      June 20, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Poroshenko seems pretty impressive to me. This is a reasonable and sane plan and he’s probably aware (and hopefully prepared) for its rejection by Putin. Still, he’s showing all Ukrainians and anyone in the world watching that Ukraine is a country with strong leadership that’s committed to building and growing, not destroying.

  13. 57 Dudette
    June 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Just picked up dinner. Listening to some lovely Celtic tunes on my local public radio station. Hats off to ya, Chips!

    Off to brave the traffic!

  14. 61 Dudette
    June 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    But wait, there’s more…

    😀 😀 😀

  15. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    If this big march of 20 people (guns a’blazing) or less (the normal “big march” count from these yokels) takes place, can’t say this wasn’t expected. It’s more or less the next step in their deranged little minds. Probably their street map shows the White House at the end of the corn maze. Sickening. If the situation were in reverse, all the streets in the white community would be cordoned off and no permits granted, of course.

  16. June 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      While an appalling look at appalling people, gotta say that photoshopped image tells the tale. Love the shoes, Condi.

      June 21, 2014 at 9:35 am


  17. June 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm

  18. June 20, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    • 77 jackiegrumbacher
      June 20, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Dmitry doesn’t think much of the ceasefire. I hope the Ukrainian government doesn’t live to regret it.

  19. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Some cities don’t treat their firefighters well, either, do they?

  20. 79 Jovie
    June 20, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    This show will be cool.

    • 80 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Too sleepy to read the story, but there’s a whole “Hollywood” media branch of Navy communications (and probably all services) to advise on this kind of stuff, telling the Navy story. This does sound good!

  21. June 20, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I’m going to really miss Jay. I still miss Reggie Love 😥

  22. June 20, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Am impressed with Amardeep Kaleka

    I think he’s just the person to defeat Paul Ryan …


    Yes WE MUST

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