Skip to comments.Booker wins U.S. Senate seat
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.
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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.
Meanwhile, he lies about where he lives. Newark is worse off but who cares because he has a D after his name.
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.
“Forget it, Jake, it’s Jersey.”
just what we need in the senate sarc
It’s surely not Chinatown!
He’s got that seat for life if he wants it.
The RNC didn’t give Lonegan one dime.
Not to mention Jerseyites just couldn't pass up electing Magic Negro Jr.
You can bet Christie is largely responsible for that.
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)...
Of course he did. More proof that you can’t fix stupid.
They’re democrats.....what did you think they would do. This is New Jersey!!!
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!!!
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.
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.
So are the dems planning to run him against Hitlery in the primaries?
If I’m not mistaken the violence among the inner-city youth with illegal guns has gone up.
(months that is)
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.
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.
HollyWeed stuffs another pretender into the Senate.
There is a reason the Capitol is a laughingstock.
Sounds like Chi-Congo's Souf Side after years of Obama's "community organizing." Those animals have no pride in their surroundings.
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.”
The date of Bookers swearing-in has not been set but is expected before Nov. 5, according to GOP Gov. Chris Christies office.
Can’t be any worse the Lousyberg...the deadbeat old codger who has been as worthless as tits on a boar hog.
Booker v. Christie for the presidency ... Booker wins. Just a sign of the times.
I am convinced that if the Devil ran as a Democrat and God ran as a Republican, Satan would be President.
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.
Reconstruction I'm sure had a lot to do with that.
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.
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.
If you’re right, and you could well be...I’m writing in Putin.
He will be sworn in quickly. Bathhouse Barry wants Booger in town ASAP.
I knew we would lose this one. However, if we lose Virginia, we may be in trouble.
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.
I would dispute that. You think Ben Carson or Allen West would have won?
Politics is about perceived self interest first and foremost.
The collapse continues apace. Keep preparing for the day when the balloon goes up. Martial law will follow.
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.
Actually, they'll throw gas on the fire to speed up the process. Those ferals hate this country.
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.
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.
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.