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Asked if he's gay, Booker says: 'So what does it matter if I am?'
Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | August 27, 2013

Posted on 08/28/2013 2:05:25 AM PDT by SMGFan

It's a question he has been asked in the past, but this time it came amid a campaign for the U.S Senate.

In a profile that appeared in the Washington Post on Monday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was asked about the persistent rumor that he is gay.

"People who think I'm gay, some part of me thinks it's wonderful," Booker told the interviewer, "because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I'm gay, and I say, 'So what does it matter if I am? So be it.'"

When asked about the interview by The Star-Ledger today, Booker said it was his plan to stick to the major issues in his race against former Mayor Steve Lonegan of Bogota, a Republican, and that sexual preference should not be an issue when voters go to the polls on Oct. 16.

"I don’t intend to answer," said Booker, who was returning from Washington after attending a meeting with President Obama on gun violence. "It should not matter. That was my point."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: booker; coreybooker; corybooker; gayrumors; homosexualagenda; liberalagenda; newark; newjersey; tbone
Yes, I heard of the elephant in the room , but he is a D-onkey!
1 posted on 08/28/2013 2:05:25 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Right , the question is , is he progressive in moderate clothing? Or just vote for him because he is Black? He did a great job in Newark & he will vote just like Lautenberg & Menendez.


2 posted on 08/28/2013 2:10:24 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMG is back on TV on "The Crazy Ones" this Fall on CBS)
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To: SMGFan

Rival calls Booker’s ‘gay’ comments ‘weird’

“It’s kind of weird,” Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota, said in an interview Tuesday night when asked about Booker’s remarks by Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg. “As a guy I personally like being a guy.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/319069-rival-calls-bookers-gay-comments-weird


3 posted on 08/28/2013 2:12:21 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMG is back on TV on "The Crazy Ones" this Fall on CBS)
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To: SMGFan

Born gay, as gay as the wind blows
As gay as the grass grows
Born gay to follow your heart

Live gay and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star

Stay gay where no walls divide you
You’re gay as the roaring tide
So there’s no need to hide

Born gay and life is worth living
But only worth living
‘Cause you’re born gay


4 posted on 08/28/2013 2:19:00 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: SMGFan

That’s him coming out, all right.


5 posted on 08/28/2013 2:27:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

(Obamas ears pick up)


6 posted on 08/28/2013 2:37:13 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: SMGFan

He can’t be the first black President, so ...


7 posted on 08/28/2013 2:48:51 AM PDT by magellan
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To: SMGFan

A fuggie! I can guarantee he’ll be Lindsey Graham’s BFF if he wins the election!


8 posted on 08/28/2013 3:06:35 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SMGFan

This is precisely the reason gays are gaining in the implementation of gay life. Why on Earth is this a campaign issue? Can you believe that people are interested in this? Well keep the issue of gays alive and they will gain more and more. Conservatives will NEVER learn. I always thought conservatives have done more to advance the gay agenda than anybody else.


9 posted on 08/28/2013 3:12:07 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: SMGFan

He’s one of the Chief GAY’s Best Friend....of COURSE he’s GAY!!


10 posted on 08/28/2013 3:14:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SMGFan

After the first women president guess what? Booker/Manning 2024!


11 posted on 08/28/2013 3:30:31 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SMGFan

In black culture...isn’t the term “on the down low”


12 posted on 08/28/2013 3:41:07 AM PDT by ken5050 (2014 Tea Party Trifecta! Retire Mitch, Lamar, and Lindsey)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

This looks bogus — I’d never seen anything to that effect before. Everyone’s just burned out on the use of the race card. Thanks SMGFan.


13 posted on 08/28/2013 4:00:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SMGFan

Hey booker... GOD says that it matters.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 4:17:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Born gay, as gay as the wind blows...

...please sir, so early in the morning...the real song, as horrible a tune as was ever dreamed of, is now running through my head and will be all day...thanks so much...


15 posted on 08/28/2013 4:49:21 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: SMGFan

Well if being a person that follows God’s word and or person of good moral character and a voter, it does matter to us if you are a pervert.........


16 posted on 08/28/2013 5:01:36 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SMGFan

“some part of me thinks it’s wonderful,”


What part is it? Is it in the front or back?


17 posted on 08/28/2013 6:55:06 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SMGFan; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs; NFHale; justiceseeker93; ...

So I guess he’s gay then. My gaydar is as accurate as your average meteorologist so I don’t have a clue whether he is by looking at him. I couldn’t tell that Darrin #2 on Bewitched was a homo until someone told me, I thought the reason he had zero chemistry with Samantha was just because he was a terrible actor.

Pretty pathetic, these libs attack “homophobia” all day long but refuse to come out of the closet themselves because they know it would break their mama’s heart and could cost them votes (or viewers, Kevin Spacey). Girl up and admit you pack fudge Corey.

At least he’s not denying it outright like Charlie Crist. Still pretty pathetic though not to answer, I mean that’s all well and good if the idea is to keep that stuff to oneself as you should and not pimp “gay rights”, I think former Republican Rep. Dave Drier took that approach. But Corey’s not for that, he’s for being out and proud and loud, right? So he’s a hypocrite.

Could he really just be refusing to answer because of his twisted principles? Call me cynical but I think that’s unlikely. Possible sure but I don’t know, if he’s not gay then he really shouldn’t want to be giving women the idea that he’s gay, right? Is neither gay nor straight, is he like “Troy McClure” in that classic Simpson’s episode where he married Homer’s sister in law? ;p

A shame all we’re tossing at him is Lonegan, who will lose badly because gay or not, who knows, doesn’t matter, but we do know he’s a socialist and a clown.


18 posted on 08/28/2013 12:20:05 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; SMGFan; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs; justiceseeker93

RE “Gay”:

So Booker is “carefree, lighthearted, and happy”?

Huh. And here I just thought he was queer... silly me.

RE Lonegan:
Lonegan’s a socialist? I’m not following here... ‘splain, please...


19 posted on 08/28/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

” So Booker is “carefree, lighthearted, and happy”?”

So Booker is “carefree, lightloafered, and happy”?


20 posted on 08/28/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Swishingly fabulouth...


21 posted on 08/28/2013 2:23:09 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

: )


22 posted on 08/28/2013 2:26:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: NFHale; Impy; SMGFan; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs; justiceseeker93
Lonegan’s a socialist I’m not following here... ‘splain, please...

No, Booker is a socialist and clown. I guess I worded that badly.

Lonegan is just a bad campaigner who can't win (couldn't even if the Chrissy and Jersey GOP lifted a finger to help, which they won't because he's not a country clubber), which is why it's a shame he's the only serious Republican that even ran. We're just handing this seat away to this maybe homosexual definitely socialist doofus, Booker.

Why couldn't that dumb SOB Chrstine have appointed someone besides a crony to be a seat warmer? Useless tub of lard.

23 posted on 08/28/2013 2:36:59 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; NFHale; SMGFan; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs

” Why couldn’t that dumb SOB Chrstine have appointed someone besides a crony to be a seat warmer? Useless tub of lard. “

Melt him down, and use the oil.


24 posted on 08/28/2013 2:40:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; NFHale

Use it for what? Even our nation’s prisons would deserve better than oil o’chrissy. Their food would taste like lies.


25 posted on 08/28/2013 2:57:54 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; NFHale

” Old Blowhard Oil”


26 posted on 08/28/2013 2:59:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Impy

That’s a whale of an idea...


27 posted on 08/28/2013 3:21:59 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

You think Lindsey will cheat on McCain?


28 posted on 08/28/2013 3:41:01 PM PDT by RB156
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