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1.) Democrats and poets for racist anti-Semites — Courtesy of the good Democrats and poets at Alabama A&M, the students there will soon be getting the distinguished opportunity to consume a lecture by the Albert Einstein of bullshit, Louis Farrakhan. TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports that the racist and anti-Semitic minister is coming to campus:
“Farrakhan is set to speak with students at the Huntsville campus on April 10 at the invitation of a coalition of student groups, including the Alabama A&M Democrats and the Alabama A&M Poetry Club, according to local news reports … Kris Taylor, who leads the poetry club, predicted that there’s ‘going to be positive energy coming from this.’ ‘I don’t believe he’s going to come here and bash the Jews,’ Taylor said.”
That’s good to know, but if Farrakhan isn’t going to bash the Jews, that means he is going to have to write a whole new speech. But lucky for the scholars of the Alabama A&M Democrats, it also means that Farrakhan will be able to devote all the time he usually spends discussing how vile Jews are to further expound on how “murder and lying comes easy for white people” and how “the white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him.”
2.) Obamacare RIP? — If the individual mandate in Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional, it is possible that the Supreme Court will throw the whole law out since the mandate it so central to it. On day two of the Supreme Court Obamacare hearings, things didn’t look good for Obama’s signature domestic achievement, Ilya Shapiro reports for TheDC:
“The solicitor general simply failed to articulate the limiting principle to the government’s theory that at least four justices (and presumably the silent Justice Thomas) were seeking. This failure is shocking, because it was the ‘gotcha’ question that any first-year law student would have known to expect. That’s why news outlets, most notably CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, were all saying the individual mandate was in trouble. While we should never read too much into oral arguments, the odds now remarkably favor a decision striking down Obamacare’s key component.”
3.) Newt’s Nowhere Campaign — Newt Gingrich’s campaign to nowhere stopped in Annapolis, Md. Tuesday. TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein (ME!) reports on the passing scene and Newt’s decision to stay in the race:
“As easy as it is to mock Newt’s living-dead campaign, happy Newt is a likable fellow — especially if you are not Rick Santorum, who really does need Newt to drop out. But why should he? Sure, Santorum may have earned a one-on-one showdown with Romney. (Ron Paul doesn’t count.) But if you’re Newt and you don’t really care all that much if you are spoiling any hope Santorum has at winning the nomination, what’s to lose? The man is just having too much darn fun promoting his ideas and visiting the nation’s zoos to call it a day.”
4.) Cain’s Confession — Herman Cain explains why he makes provocative ads, like his recent ad featuring a rabbit being blown to pieces. TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports:
“Why is former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain releasing provocative ads showing a rabbit being shot and a goldfish struggling to breathe on land? ‘Because it gets your attention,’ Cain said in a conference call Tuesday night with reporters. ‘That’s why.'”
Okie dokie. That answers that.
5.) Poll of the day: Romney holds solid national lead — RealClearPolitics average of GOP presidential primary: Mitt Romney 37.1%, Rick Santorum 28.9%, Newt Gingrich 14.7%, Ron Paul 11.7%.
6.) BIRTHDAYS! –Qing Dynasty Empress Xiaozhuangwen turns 399 … British politician Neil Kinnock turns 70 (hat tip: Joe Biden) … Soft-spoken political commentator John Ziegler turns 45 … Actor Vince Vaughn turns 42.