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Booker's big mouth ruins relationship with Obama, Cabinet hopes
NY Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | JOSH MARGOLIN

Posted on 06/08/2012 5:10:01 AM PDT by dead

It’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker.

Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post.

“He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago.

Booker had been angling for the housing secretary gig in a second Obama term, according to sources in the administration and close to the mayor.

The job was certainly a possibility, given Booker’s work in New Jersey’s biggest city, according to administration and Democratic Party sources.

Thinking highly of Booker, Obama’s campaign asked him to appear on “Meet the Press” on May 20 to act as a mouthpiece, but he proceeded to eviscerate one of the president’s key campaign themes.

Booker told a national TV audience the president’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at private-equity firm Bain Capital were “nauseating” and made him “very uncomfortable.”

“I have to just say from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity,” said Booker, a rising Democratic star tapped by the president’s campaign as a “surrogate” speaker for Obama. “If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record, they’ve done a lot to support businesses.”

Almost immediately, top Obama aides were speed-dialing Booker, insisting he backpedal from his comments before returning to the Garden State. But the mayor wouldn’t do that.

Booker further enraged them by waiting until that night to post an online video that was neither cleared by the campaign nor acceptable to Obama strategists...

(Excerpt) Read more at newyorkpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: booker; corybooker; media; obama; oops; tbone
Was Booker thrown under the bus or did he don his parachute and bail out of the corkscrewing plane?
1 posted on 06/08/2012 5:10:07 AM PDT by dead
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To: dead
"Was Booker thrown under the bus or did he don his parachute and bail out of the corkscrewing plane?"

Booker, Deval Patrick, Bill Clinton, Ed Rendell ... it's getting awfully crowded under that bus so this might seem to be more than a strange coincidence. These players probably all have access to the 'rats internal polling.

If Zero crashes and burns in November, they can all say they warned him.

2 posted on 06/08/2012 5:21:35 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: dead

Booker is way better off not associated with obummer.


3 posted on 06/08/2012 5:22:09 AM PDT by clashfan (know your rights)
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To: dead

Booker told the truth. In the end, America will be better off for it.

Dial it back, excuses, etc. All of that doesn’t matter, anymore than it will for the the things Clinton and others have said this week.

Besides, when Obama loses there will be no Obama cabinet position to consider anyway.
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4 posted on 06/08/2012 5:25:39 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: dead

Now that the DemoKlan has publicly admitted that they have their long knives out for Cory Booker, that he might actually beat them to the punch and switch to the Republican party, where he would be much happier, welcome, and at home?


5 posted on 06/08/2012 5:26:30 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: dead
Wouldn't matter if he jumped or was pushed, the 0bama regime has had a decided dislike of intelligent and/or capable people from the beginning.

It is really difficult to think of a single 0bot who can do a job well.

6 posted on 06/08/2012 5:27:01 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: DGHoodini
Used to be 30% of black voters were Republicans ~ then Barry Goldwater decided we didn't really need them anymore.

Could be everybody is over that particular snit-fit.

Worth a try. Give Cory a call.

7 posted on 06/08/2012 5:29:12 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: DGHoodini

Obama said` “Booker was dead to them!”! What loyalty does he owe them to peddele their lies?

Get safe Cory, and join the true believers and get away from the hordes of the Demned!


8 posted on 06/08/2012 5:37:12 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: DGHoodini

Well, maybe those conservative Democrats under the bus will become the core of a new Democratic party...it would be refreshing to have a worthy ideological opponent again once the left wing self-destructs. There was a time when I could respect Democrats and even occasionally vote for them - Zell Miller, for example.


9 posted on 06/08/2012 5:37:40 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: dead
“He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago.

That is until they need his help in rigging the Newark vote again for Obama, and then all will be forgiven.

10 posted on 06/08/2012 5:38:45 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dead

He’s been doing a pretty good job in Newark. He’s better off disconnecting himself from obama.


11 posted on 06/08/2012 5:43:25 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: dead

Booker has earned a place in Heaven rescuing people from a burning building. Mr. Booker spoke the truth as well.


12 posted on 06/08/2012 5:48:58 AM PDT by AmericaUnite (Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. John Ch 8)
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To: dead
When I was a teenager, there was a television show called Julia that (according to Wikipedia) "[was] notable for being one of the first weekly series to depict an African American woman in a non-stereotypical role." Julia (played by the very pretty Diahanne Carroll) had a son named Corey. The show ran from September 1968 until March 1971.

Cory Booker was born in April 1969. Just sayin'.

13 posted on 06/08/2012 6:06:43 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: dead
Before November get’s here there will be a long line of democrats volunteering to be thrown under the bus!!
14 posted on 06/08/2012 6:12:13 AM PDT by ontap
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To: dead

Job requirement: Ability to lie while keeping a straight face and ignoring obvious facts. Willing to break law is a plus. Additional skills required for Justice Department.


15 posted on 06/08/2012 6:17:13 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: DGHoodini

A man who understands the free enterprise system? And a hero to boot? He is better than a lot of worthless RINO’s in the party. Open the door, welcome him in.


16 posted on 06/08/2012 7:04:03 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
From what I've seen of Booker, he does believe very much in government solutions to issues like poverty and joblessness.

But his solutions usually involve participation and responsibility on the part of the recipient, with an eye on a finish line where the recipient is self-supporting and in charge of his own life. He speaks the language of empowerment rather than dependence.

Additionally, he appears to be honest, which greatly distinguishes him from the vast ass-talking majority of his party. Plus, he helped oust the former mega-corrupt mayor Sharpe James and put his ass in prison.

He's a liberal, but he's OK.

17 posted on 06/08/2012 7:30:34 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: DGHoodini
he might actually beat them to the punch and switch to the Republican party

I think Booker is most likely looking towards a battle with Christy (which he'd probably win) or Lautenberg's Senate seat (which he'd definitely win).

Farther down the road, I see Booker in a "good vs. evil" battle for the Democratic nomination with Andy Cuomo, who has been appearing in his latest charade as a no-nonsense, fiscally conservative,middle-of-the-roader.

But with Andy, it's a complete facade, hiding the corrupt leftwing gangster Michael Corleone, following in his old man's footsteps.

Sincere or not, both Booker and Cuomo already signal change. For the next twenty years at least, everybody in the Democratic Party will be trying to get right of Obama.

18 posted on 06/08/2012 7:40:42 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

If Romney needs a Democrat for the Cabinet, Booker might be a good choice. A lot of Presidents have at least one Cabinet secretary from the other party.


19 posted on 06/08/2012 8:14:54 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: dead
For the next twenty years at least, everybody in the Democratic Party will be trying to get right of Obama.

A walk in the park for normal people. Lots of room there.

Ain't gettin' my hopes up, though.

20 posted on 06/08/2012 8:53:37 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“If Romney needs a Democrat for the Cabinet, Booker might be a good choice. A lot of Presidents have at least one Cabinet secretary from the other party.”

Wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Booker is thinking the same thing...


21 posted on 06/08/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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