1.) Puerto Romney — Puerto Rico is Romney country, the AP reports:
“Mitt Romney scored an overwhelming win Sunday in Puerto Rico’s Republican presidential primary, trouncing chief rival Rick Santorum on the Caribbean island even as the two rivals looked ahead to more competitive contests this week in Illinois and Louisiana … The victory in Puerto Rico was so convincing that Romney, the GOP front-runner, won all 20 delegates to the national convention at stake because he prevailed with more than 50 percent of the vote. That padded his comfortable lead over Santorum in the race to amass the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.”
As the old adage goes, as goes San Juan, so goes the United States.
2.) Eric Holder wants to brainwash you — In an uncovered video of a 1995 speech by Eric Holder, the current attorney general says he wants to “brainwash” Americans into becoming anti-gun. Among the ways he wanted to achieve this was to enlist influential figures in the fight, reports TheDC’s Matthew Boyle:
“Holder explained that he wanted to use influential figures like then-Washington, D.C. Marion Barry and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, as well as widely watched TV shows like ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ and ‘Martin,’ to forward his anti-gun campaign. He sought to push that same agenda through public schools as well, ‘every day, every school, at every level.'”
Holder thought Marion Barry was a significant enough figure to bring on board? Perhaps he really is incompetent.
3.) Sen. Coburn thinks Harry Reid’s just well — Actually, he thinks he’s the worst majority leader in Senate history, reports TheDC’s David Martosko:
“Speaking this month to The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid is the worst Senate Majority Leader he has ever seen. ‘Harry Reid has done more to damage the Senate, I would say, than anybody — all the rest of them combined — in my lifetime,” Coburn declared. ‘Never before in the history of the Senate,’ Coburn added, ‘have we had a majority leader who will ruin the traditions of the Senate purely for partisan political reasons.'”
4.) Anti-American, Anti-Israeli bias doesn’t matter — At least not to Media Matters, which is linked to the anti-American, anti-Israeli cable news station Al-Jazeera, TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein (ME!) reports. Among the connections, Media Matters’ foreign policy voice, MJ Rosenberg, gave a lovely speech at an Al-Jazeera sponsored forum in Doha, Qatar:
“In his stunning speech at the forum, Rosenberg praised Al Jazeera as a ‘mainstream network,’ bashed Fox News, suggested that the U.S. government intentionally bombed an Al Jazeera bureau and expressed unreserved joy that President Obama was treating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu so poorly … ‘When Netanyahu came to Washington, no president has ever treated an Israeli prime minister as coldly as Netanyahu was treated by Obama,’ Rosenberg said with obvious joy to what was presumably a largely Arab audience.”
5.) Poll of the day: Romney leads in Illinois — RealClearPolitics polling average of the Illinois GOP presidential primary: Mitt Romney 37.7%, Rick Santorum 31.3%, Newt Gingrich 13.3%, Ron Paul 7.3%. The primary takes place Tuesday.
6.) BIRTHDAYS! — Explorer of Africa, David Livingstone, turns 199 (hat tip: Henry Stanley) … Author Philip Roth turns 79 (h/t Seymour Levov) … Producer Harvey Weinstein turns 60 … American hero Bruce Willis turns 57.