Enough With The Cory Booker Worship
OK, I get it. Newark Mayor Cory Booker is cool. He tweets, shovels snow, and saves people from fires. Heck, he can probably even leap tall buildings in a single bound. So when he made some comments on ‘Meet The Press’ it was going to be news. From The Washington Free Beacon:
As far as that stuff, I have to say from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity. It’s—to me, we’re just getting to a ridiculous point in America. Especially, I know, I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record, they’ve done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses; this to me, I’m very uncomfortable.
He also went on to say much the same about Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
But the last point I’ll make is, this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough—stop attacking private equity, stop attacking Jeremiah Wright. This stuff has got to stop. Because what it does is it undermines to me what this country should be focused on. It’s a distraction from the real issues.
That opinion doesn’t seem like a big deal to me. While you or me might think they can or should be issues, saying he doesn’t think think they should be isn’t exactly going on the reservation. Of course, what happens then? He gets praised by the right who like the Bain comment and denounced by the left for daring to say anything that can be interpreted as a negative statement toward President Obama.
And when I say denounced I mean absolutely trashed. Go over to Twitchy.com and check that out. Racial epithets, vulgar names, hate tweets, and all other kinds of awful stuff.
Poor guy, right? Nope. I’m not buying his act. As soon as this happens? He backtracks, cowers, and tries to walk back what was a reasonable opinion in the hopes of appeasing those that were attacking him. See here:
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 20, 2012
Oh really? I guess Booker missed Candidate Obama calling George Bush “unpatriotic” for adding $4t to the debt in 8 years? A feat President Obama managed to surpass in about 3 years.
I guess he also missed the fact that, by sheer numbers, Candidate Obama ran more negative ads than any candidate in history?
Yeah, that’s elevating.
OK, we’ll that go.
Then he added this nugget:
But we on the left (as I believe PBO has righteously worked to do in his 1st term), must elevate the dialogue not simply amplify it
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 20, 2012
So President Obama has elevated the dialogue during his first term, huh? Hmm.
I guess Booker thinks that calling your political opponents ”enemies” and asking Latinos to “punish them” is elevating? Whatever. Let’s not even get into the list of big donors his campaign put out. Yeah, that’s a serious issue, right Mr. Mayor?
Oh, and how about this quote:
What Jeff Vanderbeek has proven after five years of trying of trying to work with him [is] that he is a highfalutin, high-class huckster and hustler. He came into the city with a mouthful of promises, but a pocket full of lies.
Very elevating, right? Yeah. The guy that said that? Mayor Cory Booker after losing a legal battle.
The simple truth is Cory Booker is a politician. While he may have said something he genuinely believes, once people this Democrat may need to further his career revolted on him? He made a politically-motivated ‘clarification’ (read flip-flop) that was faster than any of President Obama’s multiple flops on Gay Marriage. That’s all he did. I mean, when a leftist shill like Joan Walsh accusing you of undermining President Obama and cozying up to Wall Street give you pause? I’m not impressed.
You know, if I was in charge of a city for 6 years and it had an unemployment rate hovering near 15%? I’d spend more time worrying about that than trying to be a surrogate for President Obama. Or even I couldn’t handle that, I’m sure I’d at least avoid cooking the books to make myself look better when I went on the radio. But that’s just me.