We lead off today’s MHP Daily with President Obama being booed at his own fund-raiser. But that’s what he gets for tweaking Red Sox fans, something of which I’m generally in favor. In Boston last night, he thanked the crowd for third baseman Kevin Youkilis, traded on Sunday to the President’s beloved Chicago White Sox. He was met with some light-hearted booing, but that about the only “low” moment during an evening in which he was introduced by Massachusetts senatorial challenger Elizabeth Warren in a fiery speech which targeted the President’s challenger:
Teeing off on the former Massachusetts governor, Warren told a full house at Symphony Hall: “Mitt Romney tells us, in his own words, he believes corporations are people. No, Mitt, corporations are NOT people. People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick. They love and they cry and they dance. They live and they die. Learn the difference.”
Obama also attacked Romney during his 40-minute speech, but his remarks lacked the bite of the line uttered by Warren.
“Mitt, learn this,” she added. “We don’t run this country for corporations; we run it for people.”
As soon as we find some video, we’ll get it up on the blog. I can only imagine what Warren will do at the Democratic Convention in August (c’mon, as if they’re not giving her a speaking slot). More on the speech here. What else do we have on our radar?
Both sides of the aisle have been claiming victory after the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s SB 1070 yesterday. Also, the presidential candidates reacted (more on Mitt Romney’s curious stance later today).
After twenty-five years on the Court, Scalia has earned a reputation for engaging in splenetic hyperbole—but he outdid himself this time…“The president said at a news conference that the new program is ‘the right thing to do’ in light of Congress’s failure to pass the administration’s proposed revision of the Immigration Act,” Scalia said. “Perhaps it is, though Arizona may not think so. But to say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the President declines to enforce boggles the mind.” Scalia did not explain how declining to deport these individuals boggled his mind.
Everyone is waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, but there’s something else happening on Thursday that could hijack some headlines.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is considering splitting in two, splitting its film and TV (including That Network Across Sixth Avenue) from its publishing businesses. Author Michael Wolff calls that “sequestering the disease.” (Depends upon what you consider the “disease.”)
Astroturf “tea party” sponsor FreedomWorks has hired an African American consultant to help recruit people of color. (Good luck with that.)