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Booker wins U.S. Senate seat
www.philly.com ^ | 10/17/13 | Jonathan Tamari

Posted on 10/17/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT by stonewall_jackson215

Booker, 44, will become the Senate's seventh youngest member, and its ninth-ever African American and only the fourth black senator ever popularly elected. Even before winning the race, he was widely seen as a potential vice presidential contender as soon as 2016, though his credentials took a hit when the race turned out far closer than many expected.

With nearly all of the vote counted, Booker led Republican Steve Lonegan by about 10 percentage points - a convincing margin in most races, but much smaller than many had predicted for a rising star facing an underfunded opponent with views out of step with New Jersey's liberal leanings.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: booker; corybooker; lonegan; newjersey; nj2013; politics; stevelonegan
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1 posted on 10/17/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT by stonewall_jackson215
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To: stonewall_jackson215

So, collective New Jersey is ever typical. I feel sorely sorry for those in then non-city, western parts of NJ who are frankly outnumbered by selfish losers on the cost and in the large cities.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 7:41:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: stonewall_jackson215

Meanwhile, he lies about where he lives. Newark is worse off but who cares because he has a D after his name.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 7:42:29 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: stonewall_jackson215

How anyone could vote for him is totally beyond me. Newark is in shambles with 14% unemployment, escalating crime, etc.

Low information voters are responsible for the state of our country and everyone on the dole should be ineligible to vote.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 7:42:57 AM PDT by ponz7
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To: stonewall_jackson215

“Forget it, Jake, it’s Jersey.”


5 posted on 10/17/2013 7:43:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stonewall_jackson215

6 posted on 10/17/2013 7:46:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: stonewall_jackson215

just what we need in the senate sarc


7 posted on 10/17/2013 7:46:44 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dfwgator

It’s surely not Chinatown!


8 posted on 10/17/2013 7:46:55 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: yldstrk

He’s got that seat for life if he wants it.


9 posted on 10/17/2013 7:48:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stonewall_jackson215

The RNC didn’t give Lonegan one dime.

Not
One
Dime.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 7:48:36 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: machogirl
Newark is worse off but who cares because he has a D after his name.

Not to mention Jerseyites just couldn't pass up electing Magic Negro Jr.

11 posted on 10/17/2013 7:49:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

You can bet Christie is largely responsible for that.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ponz7
How anyone could vote for him is totally beyond me?

Blacks voted for solely because his skin had the "correct" amount of pigment, white liberals voted for him solely because they wanted to "feel good about themselves" and assuage "white guilt". Competence, qualifications, or prior job performance never even entered the equation (See Obama 2008/2012)...

13 posted on 10/17/2013 7:50:16 AM PDT by apillar
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To: stonewall_jackson215

Of course he did. More proof that you can’t fix stupid.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 7:51:31 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amensty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: ponz7

They’re democrats.....what did you think they would do. This is New Jersey!!!


15 posted on 10/17/2013 7:53:06 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Lonegan did a terrific job!!! God bless him!!! Thanks, Steve!!! The revolution to save and restore America to greatness has been kept alive by American patriot, Steve Lonegan!!!

Your outstanding performance last night is even more stunning when you realize....that less then one year ago...Obama carried NJ by seventeen (17) points and Bob Menendez beat his Republican SEnate challenger by twenty (20) points.

Whoever thought that almost 600,000 New Jersey voters would vote for a “true” Conservative candidate!!! Go Tea Party Pubbies!!! great job...Mr. Lonegan!!!


16 posted on 10/17/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: stonewall_jackson215

I want to see if he is sworn in immediately, or if there are delays.

Remember there were delays in swearing in and seating Scott Brown after the special election in Massachusetts in 2010. I want to see if Harry Reid drags his feet on seating Senator elect Booker, or if he moves quickly to get him sworn in.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 7:57:34 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ponz7

You should see Newark up close and personal. Coming in last Saturday from the airport on McCarter hwy, there are weeds growing in every crack in the concrete and bare dirt. The was trash on the sides of the highway. It’s like there is no care about how it looks. It’s a filthy town.

Now I was coming from DisneyWorld and The Disney property is spotless. The contrast was astounding. There are many things to judge his performance as Mayor. This is just one of many. But of course, if you don’t even live in the city, why should you care?

Now we have a new senator. Shame on us.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT by njmaugbill (Nj)
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To: stonewall_jackson215

So are the dems planning to run him against Hitlery in the primaries?


19 posted on 10/17/2013 8:01:03 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: ScottinVA

If I’m not mistaken the violence among the inner-city youth with illegal guns has gone up.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 8:01:46 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: stonewall_jackson215
Indictment in 10, 9, 8, 7.........................

(months that is)

21 posted on 10/17/2013 8:03:29 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Between $9,000 property tax bills for a crap house, the highest car insurance rates in the country, Odingo care about to crush unions, and senior citizens being sent to death panels to cap social security payouts, New Joisey is a real utopia for all.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 8:08:28 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: stonewall_jackson215
Nathan Bedford's first Maxim of American politics: all politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 8:32:11 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: stonewall_jackson215

The leeches in the cities are excited at the prospect of having the pipeline to more government freebies open a little wider with the election of Obama’s puppet to the Senate.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 8:33:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: stonewall_jackson215

HollyWeed stuffs another pretender into the Senate.

There is a reason the Capitol is a laughingstock.


25 posted on 10/17/2013 8:35:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: njmaugbill
The was trash on the sides of the highway. It’s like there is no care about how it looks. It’s a filthy town.

Sounds like Chi-Congo's Souf Side after years of Obama's "community organizing." Those animals have no pride in their surroundings.

26 posted on 10/17/2013 8:35:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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...and
New Jersey.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 8:35:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: dfwgator

what i find really interesting is that, of nine blacks to have served in the senate, only 44% have been popularly elected to the office:

“its ninth-ever African American and only the fourth black senator ever popularly elected.”


28 posted on 10/17/2013 8:38:45 AM PDT by stonewall_jackson215
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The date of Booker’s swearing-in has not been set but is expected before Nov. 5, according to GOP Gov. Chris Christie’s office.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/cory-booker-new-jersey-senate-election-98436.html#ixzz2hzYyUqkU


29 posted on 10/17/2013 8:38:45 AM PDT by stonewall_jackson215
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To: yldstrk

Can’t be any worse the Lousyberg...the deadbeat old codger who has been as worthless as tits on a boar hog.


30 posted on 10/17/2013 8:45:03 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: stonewall_jackson215

Booker v. Christie for the presidency ... Booker wins. Just a sign of the times.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 8:46:58 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: stonewall_jackson215

I am convinced that if the Devil ran as a Democrat and God ran as a Republican, Satan would be President.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 8:54:08 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Cboldt

So the country gets another liar, cheat and crook in the Senate. Elected for life term and hopefully will not run for any higher office.


33 posted on 10/17/2013 8:54:37 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: stonewall_jackson215
what i find really interesting is that, of nine blacks to have served in the senate, only 44% have been popularly elected to the office:

Reconstruction I'm sure had a lot to do with that.

34 posted on 10/17/2013 8:56:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
So are the dems planning to run him against Hitlery in the primaries?

A very interesting question. I've been told that Booker's "mini me" DeVal Patrick is a member of the Clinton Crime Family so he's probably out.

Does Booker have a connection to the Chicago mob? He certainly fits the mold for a Baraq Part II.

35 posted on 10/17/2013 8:56:43 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: ScottinVA

Yeah because the “old white men” who built this country did such a lousy job creating the most powerful, and once prosperous, nation in the world that we need to keep electing more and more black leaders so the low information voters and rabid democrats can “feel good” about themselves. Yet they will sit and watch her burn.


36 posted on 10/17/2013 8:57:22 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Cboldt

If you’re right, and you could well be...I’m writing in Putin.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 8:57:30 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He will be sworn in quickly. Bathhouse Barry wants Booger in town ASAP.


38 posted on 10/17/2013 8:57:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: dfwgator

I knew we would lose this one. However, if we lose Virginia, we may be in trouble.


39 posted on 10/17/2013 9:04:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: stonewall_jackson215

The polls in New Jersey currently show Governor Chris Christie up by 28 points over his Democrat opponent.
Booker is being mentioned as a potential Hillary Clinton running mate.


40 posted on 10/17/2013 9:08:15 AM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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To: nathanbedford

I would dispute that. You think Ben Carson or Allen West would have won?

Politics is about perceived self interest first and foremost.


41 posted on 10/17/2013 9:10:37 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: stonewall_jackson215
I knew the residents of NJ didn't have the courage to change. Generational liberalism and “look, I'm not a racist because I voted for ( insert generic minority )”
42 posted on 10/17/2013 9:12:26 AM PDT by Farnsworth (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: stonewall_jackson215
Booker wins U.S. Senate seat

The collapse continues apace. Keep preparing for the day when the balloon goes up. Martial law will follow.

43 posted on 10/17/2013 10:13:45 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Nero Germanicus
Booker is being mentioned as a potential Hillary Clinton running mate.

There are millions and millions of low-information votes to be had in XX chromasomes and in increased cutaneous melanin content. When combined, the effect is supra-linear.

44 posted on 10/17/2013 10:16:44 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: aquila48
And the self interests are perceived to be tribal. West and Carson are perceived to be renegades.


45 posted on 10/17/2013 10:16:44 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: kelly4c
Yet they will sit and watch her burn.

Actually, they'll throw gas on the fire to speed up the process. Those ferals hate this country.

46 posted on 10/17/2013 10:23:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: nathanbedford

You got something against renegades? :-)

Largest percentage of the black vote for President:
Barack Obama 95% vs John McCain in 2008
Lyndon Johnson 94% vs Barry Goldwater in 1964
Barack Obama 93% vs Mitt Romney in 2012
Al Gore 90% vs George W. Bush in 2000

Dwight Eisenhower got 39% of the black vote in 1956 and Richard Nixon got 32% in 1960.


47 posted on 10/17/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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To: nathanbedford

In today’s society interest groups define tribes (or sub-tribes) and parties are the biggest tribes of them all.

And that’s not to say that skin color doesn’t embody a certain “self interest”, as in the case, for example, where there is widespread prejudice (positive or negative) toward people of that skin color. In that case it is a shared self interest that cause the people of a particular skin color to “stick together”. And in the case of blacks one could make a strong case for that. But not in the case of whites or for that matter, asians.

It is my firm belief that politics (ie self interest) trumps everything, including race, religion, national origin, language, etc. - even family.


48 posted on 10/17/2013 7:54:15 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: stonewall_jackson215

Lonegan 2014!


49 posted on 10/17/2013 9:49:10 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: aquila48
It is my firm belief that politics (ie self interest) trumps everything, including race, religion, national origin, language, etc. - even family.

The Maxim (all politics in America is not local but ultimately racial) is, of course, hyperbole used to focus thinking on the powerful force shaping American politics. I do not understand how it confounds the Maxim simply to turn it on its head and state the reverse. The point of the Maxim is to increase our understanding of politics and how it is made, the point of your quote above is to assert that politics is somehow independent, apart from and impervious ("trumps") to "race, religion, national origin language etc.-even family."

I think very few would accept that notion.

If what you mean is that a man's politics is determined at least partially by race, you're talking in circles. The whole issue is what determines politics.

That is a bottom-up discussion but if we were to talk to a professional he would ask the first question, what is the race of the subject? If he asks, "what is his precinct" he is really asking the same question. The professional makes his living doing top-down analysis by determining the factors which go into making an individual's political decision. Primary among those factors is race.

There are of course others, some of which you list. The Maxim as hyperbole is designed to restructure thinking rather than state a scientific theory repeatable and true in every application in every time and place.


50 posted on 10/17/2013 11:02:31 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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