Soul Drain, District Disrespect and Being Ann Coulter
The Top Events, People and Predictions from Politic365's Expert Analysts ...
TOP 3 EVENTS
The Money Pit. The President unveils a $3.8 trillion budget that attempts to have it both ways – cutting spending while attempting shadow stimulus.
Soul Drain. Don Cornelius committing suicide then Whitney Houston dying will cause African Americans to soberly reconsider the impact of depression in the Black community – during Black History Month.
District Disrespect. D.C. Councilman-at-Large David Catania's profanity-laced tirade against the elderly D.C. Ward 8 Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry should not have went unanswered (and Council Chair Kwame Brown is a punk for letting it go unpunished).
TOP 6 PEOPLE
Grumpy Old Men. Ron Paul: will he accomplish anything in this Republican primary or go back to publishing racist newsletters?
How to Be Black. Baratunde Thurston's book about growing between high achievement and very White Sidwell Friends and being raised by a Black militant single mom in D.C.'s inner city.
Fame. Newt Gingrich: it's all a publicity stunt now.
Distinguished Gentlewoman. Ohio Congressional candidate Joyce Beatty should be on her way to Capitol Hill with a nod from the state's Black Caucus
Being Ann Coulter. "Conservative Black Chick" Crystal Wright can't make up her mind if she wants to be a real cable TV pundit or the firebrand Conservative White Chick's twin sister.
Crazy Like a Foxx. Props to Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for doing the unthinkable for a politician: waiting to run for higher office.
TOP 5 PREDICTIONS
No Love. The anti-Black Mormon issue is going to become a big story in an otherwise slow Black History primary month.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico. The PRI will move into a solid lead in the Mexican presidential race.
Paycheck. Republicans and Democrats come up with a deal to extend the payroll tax holiday through the end of the year which includes cuts to several programs and extending the federal tax freeze through the end of 2012 (note: which the President will use as a way to rally votes from public sector workers)
Do the Wrong Thing. A GOP candidate will make another race-related gaffe about Black folks – during Black History Month. Wait ... this is almost not a prediction. Then let's do a betting pool on who will first.
My Way. Ron Paul will drop out of the GOP primary race by the end of this month and run as a third party candidate (money is on the Libertarian Party)