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This week, in a move straight out of the Alinsky playbook, Democrats employed both the gender card and the race card in a cynical attempt to divert attention from the massive failure that is Obamacare (to say nothing of Benghazi).

First they tried to milk the vagina business by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, but Republicans were having none of it; they know that women are far more interested in cooking the bacon than in bringing it home.

Undeterred, Democrats then turned their focus to the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Actas if such a law was even necessary.

It's like, n****r please!

The blacks have practically been running the plantation ever since John Hancock signed the Constitution.

Morning lineup:

Meet The Press: Boston Marathon Bombing Roundtable: Author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis; Boston Globe Photographer John Tlumacki; Former New England Patriots Player Joe Andruzzi; Political Roundtable: Kara Swisher (Re/Code), Republican strategist Mike Murphy, Paul Gigot (Wall Street Journal) and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD).

Face The Nation: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD); Civil Rights Act Roundtable: Georgetown University Prof. Michael Eric Dyson, Evan Wolfson (Freedom to Marry), Tavis Smiley (PBS) and Nikole Hannah-Jones (ProPublica); Political Roundtable: Peter Baker (New York Times), Frank Rich (New York Magazine), Leigh Gallagher (Fortune) and Michael Gerson (Washington Post).

This Week:  U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power; Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D); Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Roundtable: Republican Strategist Matthew Dowd, Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, Democratic Strategist James Carville, Radio Host Laura Ingraham and Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA); Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI); Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Julie Pace (Associated Press), George Will (Washington Post) and Bob Woodward (Washington Post).

State of the Union: Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY); Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR); Roundtable: Democratic Strategist Cornell Belcher, Ron Brownstein (National Journal) and Republican Strategist Liz Mair.

Evening lineup:
60 Minutes will feature: a report on Pope Francis' first year as Pontiff (preview); and, an interview with Bostonian Shalane Flanagan, who is hoping to win this year's Boston Marathon (preview).

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart surveyed conservative reaction to the godless film "Noah."

And "Late Show" host-elect Stephen Colbert had a bone to pick with Bill O'Reilly.

Note: The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be airing reruns this week.

Elsewhere...

Iraq war vet/Congressional candidate Aaron Miller is fighting for his daughter's right to live in the Dark Ages.

Aaron Miller is running to represent Minnesota in Congress to make a difference in someone's life. One life, in particular, actually. The Iraq War vet explained at a district convention this weekend—as he has on several occasions since he started his campaign—that he his running for office to keep his daughter from learning about evolution at her public school.

The Mankato Free Press reported that Miller "repeated his story about his daughter returning home from school in tears because evolution was being taught in her class," an anecdote that he apparently manages to fit into most of his stump speeches.

Meanwhile...

House Speaker John Boehner got all choked up thinking about the American education system.

On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, started to sob at a Taco Bell event, but it wasn't because the salsa was too spicy.

Boehner made a brief cameo at a gathering sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as the former gave the latter $30 million to help teens graduate from high school. (Taco Bell employs many teens, so that's the connection.)

"Some of you know how I am about these things," Boehner said, choking back tears while praising the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs. "We need to do a better job at educating more American kids. We live in America, for goodness' sake."

And, from the annals of higher education...

Students at the University of South Carolina-Upstate will now have to go elsewhere for their gay indoctrination.

Last month, the South Carolina House voted to cut $70,000 from the budgets of two state universities to punish them for assigning books about LGBT people to students. Now, a state senator is accusing one of the schools of gay "recruitment" for hosting a one-woman comedy show called "How To Be A Lesbian In 10 Days Or Less," and has caused the show to be canceled.

"That's not an explanation of 'I was born this way,'" Sen. Mike Fair told Greenville's WYFF of the planned show at University of South Carolina-Upstate. "That's recruiting."

Fair added that the assigned reading at USC-Upstate and the College of Charleston was "just not normal" and amounted to the "glorification of same-sex culture."

And that's one to grow on.

- Trix

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