140 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 desertflower
    September 16, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Hill says, “Black girl magic…is real.”

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      September 16, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Congrats, Desertflower! Hope everyone has a productive weekend. Lots of Hillary weekend of action events across the country. Check out hillaryclinton.com/states for something near you.

  2. September 16, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Good Friday, Nerdy…TODers!!!

  3. 4 desertflower
    September 16, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Thank you, Nerdy:) Happy Friday.

  4. September 16, 2016 at 9:50 am

  5. 6 hopefruit2
    September 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Congrats df on #1, and Happy Friday everyone 🙂

    So I see that Jimmy Fallon is trending, and not in good way. He hasn’t tweeted anything since yesterday (I guess the feedback hasn’t been so great). Contrast that with when POTUS was on his show back in June…he posted several tweets post-show, along with numerous tweets from grateful, satisfied viewers who thoroughly enjoyed his show, especially the segment with President Obama.

    The only people praising him right now are Trump supporters…
    I hope he notes the difference…

  6. September 16, 2016 at 9:57 am

    But let’s not let two basic facts get lost in this discussion:

    1) Trump has actively trafficked in this racist consipracy theory for years, and not only that, he continued to feed it this year, even as he was running for the GOP nomination for president.

    2) All indications are that Trump conceived of his birtherism as an explicitly racist appeal. While the true nature of Trump’s actual beliefs is important, since it goes to his fitness to serve as president, it’s also important that Trump explicitly tried to feed what he himself appeared to believe were racist tendencies among Republican primary voters, for political purposes.

  7. 11 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Two years ago, James Fallows of The Atlantic—whom I interviewed more recently for a podcast on this very topic—described the “one thing” that unites everyone who reports the news for a living: “It is the fundamental drive that makes us stick with this odd line of work, the usually unspoken but immensely powerful source of pride in what we do. It is summed up by three words: I saw this.”

    Every day for over a year now, political journalists have fanned out across the country to report on what we’ve seen, and what we’ve discovered is shocking. We’ve seen that Trump is racist, ignorant, and temperamentally unfit for the presidency—but we haven’t just reported that as our impression of the man, because those are the words of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and other leaders of the Republican Party, which Trump now leads. We’ve seen that.
    .
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    The goal is not to swing an election, or call Trump mean names, or render partisan judgment about whether electing him would be a world-historical mistake. It’s simply so that after this is all over, however it shakes out, we can say we bore witness faithfully.

  8. 12 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 10:08 am

  9. 13 vcprezofan2
    September 16, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Good Morning, Ms NerdyW, and thank you for your continued role to keep us on top of all the Obama Admin is doing. May your days be blessed, lady!

    Happy Thursday, TODobots all! (Am sticking my nose in here before heading out to see what’s happening on the roads around home.) 😀

  10. September 16, 2016 at 10:11 am

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  12. 27 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 10:14 am

  13. 28 vcprezofan2
    September 16, 2016 at 10:16 am

    /whisper/ Ms Chips, Blessings to you & Master DannyO!
    (Whatever you do, wherever you are, however you feel,
    be assured you are within our hearts …… for real!) ❤ ❤

  14. 30 Allison
    September 16, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I wonder what this is all about??

    11:45 AM EDT
    Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Governor John Kasich, and Mayor Kasim Reed

  15. 34 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 10:18 am

    • 35 desertflower
      September 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

      as she should. It’s all connected

    • 36 vcprezofan2
      September 16, 2016 at 10:45 am

      • September 16, 2016 at 12:24 pm

        Yet the media, because they know better than anyone, insists that HRC should not call out Trump on all the “deplorables” that is attached to him and his campaign. Is it because she is showing them up because they don’t seem to be capable of being the journalists they claim to be? If she says it, it *makes* them talk about it… at least more than they would talk about it otherwise.

        Just as HRC says she doesn’t get her campaign advice from the GOP, nor should she get it from the MSM.

  16. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    September 16, 2016 at 10:20 am

  17. 39 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 10:22 am

  18. 40 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 10:27 am


    How the Donald Trump Horror Flick is Stranger than Fiction | The Closer with Keith Olbermann | GQ

  19. 41 desertflower
    September 16, 2016 at 10:33 am

    What a relief!

  20. 42 desertflower
    September 16, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Agreed

  21. 43 desertflower
    September 16, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Let’s just savor this again…

  22. 46 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 10:40 am

  23. 47 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 10:45 am

  24. 48 hopefruit2
    September 16, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Matthew Gertz’ TL about Trump and his birtherism…. please retweet if you can!

  25. 49 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 10:57 am

  26. 52 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 11:08 am

  27. 53 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 11:13 am


    SOON: Bob Woodruff Moderates Forum with First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  28. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    September 16, 2016 at 11:15 am

    The media can GTFOH.

    He’ll give his faux apology and we’re supposed to act like he’s not a racist? Like he wasn’t sued for denying blacks the process of renting an apartment? Like he didn’t call for violence against innocent black boys who didn’t commit a crime and were falsely charged? Like his family doesn’t have ties to white supremacists?

  29. 62 amk for obama
    September 16, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I must say the so called dem base on blogs are pathetically afraidycats, pretty much unreliable and easily (sitting in their comfortable couches) demand their candidates do the impossible. They were a big disappointment in 2010, 12 and 14 and looks like they will be maintaining that ‘unbeaten’ run in 2016. No wonder the thugs control most power at every level.

  30. 64 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 11:31 am

  31. 65 hopefruit2
    September 16, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Jon isn’t having any of it…and neither are we…

  32. 66 Don
    September 16, 2016 at 11:51 am

    This entire spectacle is so hurtful on some many levels that I really don’t know where to begin. The fact that America still allows this man to let linger through the air the possibility that the first African American President might not have been born in this country speaks volumes and it is so disrespectful to African Americans. And then some of you wonder why some of us don’t give two fucks about your anthem. We have laid down our lives defending this country in all of your legal and sometimes illegal wars. And now on this day you give center stage to a man that disrespects black people every chance he gets and you stand idly by pretending to be confused as to why he acts the way he does. Make no mistake about it, come November it will be black people that will save America from itself once again.

    • 67 Don
      September 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      My anger today stems from the fact that America is still allowing this birtherism shit to fester. I just can’t see past it, I trying to get past it but I can’t, I’m stuck.

  33. 68 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 11:55 am

  34. 69 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm

  35. 72 hopefruit2
    September 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm

  36. 73 Don
    September 16, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    This shit is just so fucked up on so many levels, the first African American President has to go into office and leave office on some bullshit. Some of you have no idea how this shit burns.

    • September 16, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Cosigning with you all the way….but…but…we cannot give in to this these feelings….the best thing that we can do is pound Trump and Trumpism into the dirt come November 2016….
      as BOB says…..#All50

    • 75 GGail
      September 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      I understand how you feel Don, but take that energy and do something positive with it. Maybe you could take your son to a phone bank so he can see how the election process works – then you two can go have pizza or ice cream to discuss why it’s so important to be involved.

    • 76 nathkatun7
      September 16, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Don, I am with you 100%! Thank you for saying so well and so righteously what I feel right now.

  37. 77 hopefruit2
    September 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    When you’ve lost Don Lemon….

  38. 79 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Hello TOD.
    TGIF
    Thank you, NW.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since last night.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}
    16Sep16
    WH presser is LIVE with Josh "The Voice" Earnest. He brought with him, Mayor of Atlanta & Gov Od OH
    The Briefing is already in progress, nearly 40% in.

  39. 80 GGAIL
    September 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Good West Coast morning TOD family. I’m taking a sick day today. Turns out that I have an upper respiratory infection and my doctor put me on antibiotics. I had no clue, except I was not having a great week at work 😳

  40. September 16, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I enjoy listening to our FLOTUS and ex- First Lady Laura Bush.

  41. 85 Don
    September 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Just imagine someone questioning your very existence, and then imagine a person convincing millions of people to question your existence. But yet in the face of the questioning you forge ahead and try to better the lives of the very people that question your existence in the first place. This shit affects you, and deep down it affects Barack Obama, a black man. Yes, a black man, because before he’s a husband and a father and even a President, he’s a black man in America. I can guarantee you that when he’s alone with Michele in the middle of the night, they talk about this shit. That proud black woman has to say to her man; we’re going to keep our heads high and fight through this. Strip away the politics and everything else; this is about a black man being asked to validate his very existence while being President of the United States of America. Shit like this makes you want to scream.

    • 87 catrst
      September 16, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      And in the end he will be up there with the greatest men we have know or known about and he isn’t done yet. Some of the most brilliant artists didn’t sell their work in their time but then their work became absolutely priceless. Its frustrating but be assured President Obama is one for the ages.

  42. September 16, 2016 at 12:27 pm

  43. September 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I am so freakin’ disgusted I can barely even breathe. This sickness runs so deep in this country and I can’t “tolerate” it.

  44. September 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

  45. 92 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  46. September 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    #ALL50

  47. 94 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    September 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I AM SADDENED BY THE NUMBER OF VETERANS WHO WERE VISIBLE WITH THE DONALD TODAY AND ACTING AS IF PBO CAME FROM THE PITS OF HELL AND THE OBAMAS NEVER DID ANYTHING FOR THE MILITARY..THE BOOMERANG IS GOING TO BE A BIG ONE..THEY DISGUST ME!..MY PUTER IS GOING IN FOR A CLEANSE ON SATURDAY..I WILL BE OFF THE GRID!

  48. 95 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

  49. 96 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    September 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

  50. 97 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 1:08 pm

  51. 99 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm

  52. 100 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm

  53. September 16, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Will we be able to listen to FLOTUS this afternoon at George Mason?

  54. 102 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 1:17 pm

  55. 103 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 1:19 pm

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  57. 105 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    • September 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      Trump has lost CNN, at least for today. They are livid about getting played with this horrible lie, and add to that the manhandling of one of their photojournalist producer. They are even using the “LIE” word. Never seen them do that before with Trump. I know they are all shitheads, but they need to be encouraged when they are doing the right thing.

      • 107 COS
        September 16, 2016 at 1:48 pm

        Roland Martin came on MSNBC right after the big lie from Trump and told the host that the media got played by Trump once again.

  58. 108 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 1:27 pm

  59. September 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    There are sooooo many Trump issues that the media should address…his tax return (ask him to produce letter from IRS saying he’s being audited), birther issue (admission today does not make the past 5 years go away), Trump U (including the bribes to drop the case), Trump Foundation (charities), Trump Organization (International ties to allies and adversaries; conflict of interest), etc.

    The media should be hitting Trump and his campaign on ALL OF IT just as hard and as consistently (i.e., 24/7) as they’ve been hitting HRC.

    He’s such a con…as corrupt as they come. So for those who claim to support him because he will be a change from the corruption in DC, how is this different? Just confirms that he appeals to the deplorable mentality of his supporters and is allowing them to be more open about their isms.

  60. 110 donna dem 4 obama
    September 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Wishing I was there 😦

    FLOTUS at George Mason University today

  61. 111 donna dem 4 obama
    September 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Hillary volunteers on scene ready to register voters

  62. 113 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    • 114 CEB
      September 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Duh! POTUS has been saying this and showing it from Day 1. I also remember how Krugman slammed PBO on the economy during his first term. I guess, better late than ever, but he and those like him helped to make the recovery slower than it could have been.

  63. 117 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  64. 119 donna dem 4 obama
    September 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I’m loving this guy. And regarding his work on the Trump (non) charity donations he should win a Pulitzer Prize. He nails them on the birther crap with this one:

  65. 120 hopefruit2
    September 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve had my issues with Lil’ Luke, but here he’s not mincing words in his 8-pt rant against not just Trump, but the entire GOP who stood by silently and allowed his vile bigotry to fester over the years….

    • 121 0388jojothecat
      September 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      The media is a MF@#@K’ing Liar TOO. They want to act like DT was telling the truth and instead of calling him an insane nutjob they promoted him as a viable candidate JUST FOR RATINGS and Shits-and-giggles. This was ALL a GAME for the MEDIA. I wish that every politician calls them out to their face for even putting this lunatic on camera and into our homes. This fiasco is ALL the doing of our so-called media and DT-birther sympathizers.

      Mightypam, looks like the starts have lined up to FINALLY kick Birther-DT in the A$$ and I hope in his wallet.

    • September 16, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Just read through that sting. It seems he feels free to express his thoughts now that he’s away from the MSM. I agree with it all…especially #6.

  66. 125 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 2:02 pm

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  70. September 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Just clearing the air.

  71. September 16, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Man, today is just too much.

    • September 16, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      To be expected. I hope this will also motivate people to STAND UP and VOTE for HRC.

    • 136 Don
      September 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      They really don’t want us to protest, but if we do we should do it on their terms. Throughout history the oppressed is always charged with making sure the oppressor is comfortable. The only protest they approve of is us holding hands and singing “We shall overcome”. Sorry to be going on a rant, but today I’m just not feeling none of this shit.

  72. 137 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 2:15 pm


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