1.) Obama reaches out to Jewish voters, delivers slap — President Dum-Dum keeps getting it wrong. TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein reports: “Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards dinner in Washington Saturday night, President Obama made a verbal boo-boo. While defending his call for the rich to pay more in taxes, the president said he didn’t mind people calling him a class warrior for merely asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew. Whoops! The president meant to say ‘janitor’ instead of ‘Jew,’ and he immediately corrected himself. After all, he doesn’t need any more problems keeping Jewish voters enthusiastic about his re-election bid.” Well, maybe he’s trying to win back Al Sharpton. Obama’s been making a lot of gaffes lately, hasn’t he? Last week he talked about the building of the “intercontinental railroad,” and he thought he was supposed to wave to all his fans during a group picture of world leaders at the UN. Before that, he said Lincoln founded the Republican Party, there are 57 states, the Navy has “corpse-men,” etc., etc. These screw-ups are all isolated incidents and don’t indicate stupidity and incompetence, though, because Obama’s not a Republican.
2.) Cain: Able to win? — Hey, guess who’s still in the presidential race after everybody counted him out? TheDC’s Amanda Carey reports: “Herman Cain won the Florida straw poll Saturday, rounding out three days of Republican Party and presidential campaign events. Cain won first place with 37.1 percent of the nearly 3,000 votes cast, more than double the second-place finisher’s tally. Texas Governor Rick Perry, an early favorite, came in a devastating second, with about 15 percent of the vote, after raising expectations. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney came in third with 14 percent… Perry was the presumed winner during the days preceding the straw poll, but Cain swiftly gained ground, relentlessly covering the convention center with volunteers, supporters and campaign signs… Perry had a disappointing showing at Thursday night’s Fox News debate, and he took heat for his stance on immigration and for his inability to drive home his challenges to Romney.” If you still don’t think Cain has a chance, why are you a racist?
3.) If you’re reading this, Morgan Freeman probably doesn’t like you — And speaking of racist racism that’s racistly racist, TheDC’s Michelle Fields reports: “In a CNN interview with Piers Morgan airing Friday, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman claimed the tea party movement is racist. Asked whether Barack Obama’s presidency has made racism better or worse, Freeman responded by saying his 2008 election made it worse — because of Republicans. ‘Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term,’ he said. ‘What’s, what does that, what underlines that? Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.’” That’s right, Mr. Freeman: For the first time in American history, Americans are publicly opposing their president. Sheesh, you’d think the Easy Reader might pick up a book now and then.
4.) Perry’s honeymoon officially over — Getting back to Perry, he sure is getting a crash course in the fickleness of the American electorate. TheDC’s Jeff Poor reports: “Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s lackluster performance in his three Republican primary debate appearances has many conservatives scratching their heads, and wondering whether he really is the dream candidate many thought he was two months ago. Analyzing the results of Saturday’s Florida Straw Poll on Fox News Sunday, Fox News senior political contributor Brit Hume said businessman Herman Cain’s victory may not mean very much, and that Perry’s poor showings recently may indicate his campaign is on the verge of ‘total collapse.’ ‘Perry really did throw up all over himself in the debate at a time when he needed to raise his game,’ Hume said. ‘He did worse, it seems to me, than he had done in previous debates. Romney was as strong as he has been lately. He has clearly raised his game in reaction to the emergence of Perry. It’s been good for Romney in a way that one might not have predicted … Perry is about one-half a step away from almost total collapse as a candidate.’” Ouch. Can Perry come back from this? He’ll know it’s all over when lefties stop excoriating him. Just ask Bachmann.
5.) Protesters get what they were after — NYDN: “Scores of protesters were arrested in Manhattan Saturday as a march against social inequality turned violent. Hundreds of people carrying banners and chanting ‘shame, shame’ walked between Zuccotti Park, near Wall St., and Union Square calling for changes to a financial system they say unjustly benefits the rich and harms the poor. At least 80 people were carted away in police vehicles and up to five were hit with pepper spray near 12th St. and Fifth Ave., where tensions became especially high, police and organizers said.” What brutal savagery and so on. Well, ladies, if you’re marching in the street for equality, why should you expect special treatment when it’s time for the pepper spray? P.S. You may be wondering how many Tea Partiers have been pepper-sprayed by the cops. This is just a rough count, but it’s approximately: Zero. Give or take a nil.
6.) Today’s words of wisdom from Stephen Baldwin’s Twitter feed — “Hey Gang don’t forget to vote for sister in law, ‘ Chynna ‘ tonite on DANCING WITH THE STARS as she reps all that we love about her !!!”
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