UPDATE: Since posting this, I learned that Booker spent many years living in a low-income neighborhood. So I give him credit for that. Maybe I was a little too snarky here. Few politicians do things like that. Booker still strikes me as a poser. But he did apparently walk the walk, risking his life in doing so.
It’s Cory Booker, speaking to some admirers as he walks through a low-income neighborhood in this new campaign video announcing he is running for president.
Wassup with that? His parents were both executives at IBM. Is that how they talk in the IBM corporate suite?
Anyway, why pick on a politician doing politician stuff? Cory, Yale Law School graduate and Rhodes Scholar, is a man of the people. Because that’s who will be voting in 2020.
The video is heavily focused on race. It stars a gender-neutral kid playing drums. And of course, it’s completely vacuous, but quite nicely done.
That’s the only reason I can think of at this point for him to have to go.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Thursday during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing proclaimed that he was in the midst of an “I am Spartacus moment” and offered to fall on his sword and suffer the consequences, including possibly expulsion from the Senate, over the principle of releasing documents that had not been cleared for release.
Except, they had been cleared for release.
Booker is using the hearings to launch his 202 presidential campaign.
Here’s another video of Booker and the Justice Committee Democrats questioning Kavanaugh.
Democrats, led by Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, who are going to run for the Democratic nomination for president, were joined by protestors in staging major interruptions to the start of the Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
Felt sorry for Kavanaugh’s daughters, must have been traumatic, even though I’m sure people tried to prepare them for what was to occur.
I assume the outbursts by the demonstrators only help Republicans, as average people get more exposure to the type of people who will be running the country once the “Democratic Socialists” seize power.
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker compared Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to a Nazi, saying she lied to protect Donald Trump and in doing so was like Nazis who defended themselves by claiming they were just doing their jobs.
Booker made the accusation during an appearance this week on “The Breakfast Club,” a syndicated radio show. He said Nielsen was lying during Senate testimony earlier in the week about not remembering that Donald Trump during a White House meeting with senators had called Haiti, El Salvador, and African Nations “shithole” countries, and that she saw lying to defend Trump as part of her job.
If you come after Jews, if you come after Muslims, if you come after Haitians, El Salvadorans, if you come after my fellow American citizens, I will not tolerate it, and she should have been in the same way, as opposed to just doing her job. Well, we know what happened in Europe when people just did their job.
Booker Tuesday angrily lectured Nielsen during her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying Trump’s alleged epithet had caused him to emit “tears of rage.”