Skip to comments.White House to Cory Booker: "You're dead to us!"
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.
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Newarks (New Jersey) mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obamas Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post.
Hes 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 Bookers work in New Jerseys biggest city, according to administration and Democratic Party sources.
Thinking highly of Booker, Obamas 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 presidents key campaign themes.
Booker told a national TV audience the presidents attacks on Mitt Romneys record at private-equity firm Bain Capital were nauseating and made him very uncomfortable.
I have to just say from a very personal level, Im not about to sit here and indict private equity, said Booker, a rising Democratic star tapped by the presidents campaign as a surrogate speaker for Obama. If you look at the totality of Bain Capitals record, theyve done a lot to support businesses. Full article here
Did Cory Booker ever get married ?
He’s over 40 years old, right ?
hawaii verifies soetoro...
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.
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...
Yes, he was born in 1969. I could not find anything about him having been married. He had however several girl friends
Cory Booker is the real ‘cool black guy.’
Not some skinny, sissy dude.
Think you may have the wrong thread
“A lot of speculation that he’s homosexual “
nooooo.... Too many handsome men are turning....
By any chance did you hear that arrogant pos referring to the People’s House as his White House?
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.
The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. Its 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. Were 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 dont play with that.
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:
Newarks (New Jersey) mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obamas 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?
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!
It sure does
Just because some is still single at 43 does not mean they are homosexual. Ever heard of bachelor?
It took me until 46 to find the right one.
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