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White House to Cory Booker: "You're dead to us!"
Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2012 | Bob Beauprez

Posted on 06/09/2012 6:21:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

The Obama Administration might not have a clue about fixing the economy, but they are very clear about how they deal with people who disagree with "The One."   

The enormously popular Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Cory Booker, one of  Obama's most favored surrogates, was assigned by the campaign to appear on Meet the Press a couple of weeks ago.  Booker was asked to opine about the campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's time at the private equity firm, Bain Capital.  But, instead of following the Team Obama script, Booker called the attacks "nauseating" and said the tactics made him "very uncomfortable."

Booker wasn't alone.  Within days, about two dozen high profile Democrats distanced themselves from the Bain attacks.

Booker and the White House had previously talked about the highly favored mayor taking one of the top cabinet positions should there be a second Obama Administration.  But, as the New York Post reports this morning, the love affair is likely over.  A "ranking official" at the White House is quoted as saying Booker is "dead to us."  

Just days ago, the New York Times exposed Obama's secret "kill list" and personal involvement in fingering terrorists for elimination.  Apparently, the White House handles campaign dissent similarly.  

Read more below...

Newark’s (New Jersey) 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.”  Full article here


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1 posted on 06/09/2012 6:21:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Did Cory Booker ever get married ?

He’s over 40 years old, right ?


2 posted on 06/09/2012 6:29:20 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Kaslin

hawaii verifies soetoro...
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/see-hawaiis-official-form-verifying-they-have-obamas-birth-certificate/


3 posted on 06/09/2012 6:31:47 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Kaslin

and Clinton apologist Lanny Davis was quick to say that the White House has “vicious people” working there because of this. Civil wars can be fun. Get the popcorn.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/lanny-davis-goes-off-on-obama-campaign-you-have


4 posted on 06/09/2012 6:33:27 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Kaslin
A "ranking official" at the White House is quoted as saying Booker is "dead to us."

Since in this White Hut there are only a few people who actually have any rank....

This must be from Valarie Jarret....she is politically tone deaf and Obama closest confidant...

She would not be political smart enough to handle it differently...she rather use the media to send a Chicago type message than a nuanced DC type...

5 posted on 06/09/2012 6:44:09 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Yes, he was born in 1969. I could not find anything about him having been married. He had however several girl friends


6 posted on 06/09/2012 6:47:01 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
One at a time, the dems are opening their eyes. May not be good for their careers, but he is probably realizing that Obama won't be elected in November anyway. I suppose if there is any common sense in these knuckle heads, then they will wise up. It's not just their career at stake, it's the good of our beloved country. This article calls describes him as going ‘rogue’, no he's using his own sense and being truthful, not a puppet. Good for him for being real with the American people who he is supposed to be serving. It's just a shame, that he has gone back to campaigning.
7 posted on 06/09/2012 6:48:19 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Kaslin

Cory Booker is the real ‘cool black guy.’

Not some skinny, sissy dude.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 6:56:53 AM PDT by altura
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To: biggredd1

Think you may have the wrong thread


9 posted on 06/09/2012 6:57:47 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Kaslin
I could not find anything about him having been married. He had however several girl friends

Girlfriends ? I find nowhere did he name a name. A lot of speculation that he's homosexual is all that I find. There's no reason for him to hide a girlfriend.
10 posted on 06/09/2012 6:58:29 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Kaslin
For quite a long time I've been trying to come up with a number of adjectives to describe the Obama regime, and I have come up with quite a few, but this action brings to mind one more... Petulant. Reminiscent of a spoiled little child upset that his mother refused to buy him a toy at the mall screaming "I HATE YOU!!!!"

Mark

11 posted on 06/09/2012 7:02:49 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: PieterCasparzen

“A lot of speculation that he’s homosexual “

nooooo.... Too many handsome men are turning....


12 posted on 06/09/2012 7:02:49 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

By any chance did you hear that arrogant pos referring to the People’s House as his White House?


13 posted on 06/09/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

No, I didn’t. I’ll have to check that out. He’s so &%$ pompous. Completely misses the point of his role. Can’t wait for a new admin.


14 posted on 06/09/2012 7:17:15 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB
Here is the exact quote

The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It’s wrong and people, I think, need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office. We’re dealing with issues that can touch on the safety and security of the American people. Our families or our military personnel or our allies. So, we don’t play with that.

Obama: Notion I Would ‘Purposely Release Classified National Security Information Is Offensive’

It comes after Obama said he was personally insulted at the suggestion that his administration would release sensitive national security information for perceived political gain:

15 posted on 06/09/2012 7:48:08 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Newark’s (New Jersey) 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


So the problem, according to Obama, is that Booker was honest. That shouts volumes, don’t you think?


16 posted on 06/09/2012 7:50:31 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: biggredd1

They STILL haven’t shown the actual document. All we know for sure is that the person in Hawaii says they’ve seen it. How do we know they’re not lying?

Show US the BC!


17 posted on 06/09/2012 7:55:01 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: Personal Responsibility

It sure does


18 posted on 06/09/2012 8:17:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Just because some is still single at 43 does not mean they are homosexual. Ever heard of bachelor?


19 posted on 06/09/2012 8:22:46 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

It took me until 46 to find the right one.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 8:31:44 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Congratulations and good for you for not settling : )


21 posted on 06/09/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Kaslin

Maybe obama is donating another ex-dem to the republican party. He’s getting good at that.


22 posted on 06/09/2012 9:14:22 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: CrazyIvan

Well, see


23 posted on 06/09/2012 9:16:54 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: PieterCasparzen

“.......There’s no reason for him to hide a girlfriend.......”

Unless he has more than one.


24 posted on 06/09/2012 9:57:28 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570

The top google result for the term...

“cory booker” gay

is a thread on a gay gossip site.

Here’s page 2 of the thread...

http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/ajax.html?t=10082456#page:showThread,10082456,2

Some people on that site seem fairly sure that he’s gay.

Here’s a quote:

“For what it’s worth, I have a friend who worked on his election campaign a few years back, and he says with confidence that Booker is gay. Much of his constituency is anti-gay, so he really can’t come out.”

another:

“He is hot and smart and committed to hopeless causes, of course he is gay. We flirted a lot with each other back in the day at Stanford, fwiw.”

Granted this is internet gossip.

But a search for “Cory Booker” girlfriend does not turn up any names of exes or current girlfriends.

If you wait a few hours, this page will probably come up in google with that search, because those words are on this page.

If anywhere on the web a girlfriend was disclosed, at any time in the past 10 or 15 years, google would have the page indexed.

Cory’s educational resume is the stereotypical left-winger’s dream resume, Rhodes Scholar and all, and it’s easily found on the web.


25 posted on 06/09/2012 11:27:24 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Kaslin

All Booker has to do is wait til November, he can probably gain a spot with the incoming administration- Obama’s crew are history, they’ll
have to crawl back to their academic holes and obscurity, like Carter’s.


26 posted on 06/09/2012 12:14:22 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Kaslin
A "ranking official" at the White House is quoted as saying Booker is "dead to us."

That sounds like the always-personable Plouffe, hard-faced reincarnation of Alois Kaltenbrunner, "Protector" of Moravia.

Of course, that works both ways.

27 posted on 06/09/2012 5:37:13 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: PieterCasparzen
A lot of speculation that he's homosexual is all that I find. There's no reason for him to hide a girlfriend.

Do a metasearch (using a non-Obama-friendly/censoring [Baidu-style] results with political criteria) on "Man's Country Chicago" and see what you get.

28 posted on 06/09/2012 5:41:14 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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