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Cory Booker: My dinner with Ted Cruz
| 3/20/14 8:41 AM EDT
| TAL KOPAN
Posted on 03/20/2014 2:34:22 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
“First of all, he’s a Texas meat-eating cowboy, I’m a Jersey boy, vegetarian, so choosing the restaurant alone,” Booker joked Thursday when asked about the meeting on “Good Day New York” on the local Fox affiliate.
Booker and the Texas Republican were spotted dining together at Capitol Hill restaurant Bistro Bis last week.
(Also on POLITICO: Booker shuns spotlight)
“We went to a place close to the Capitol and we sat, what was going to probably be an hour meeting, we sat for three hours,” Booker said. “He and I sat for three hours looking for common ground. We found some good areas that we agree on.”
The newly installed senator said that the pair discussed the economy, and he praised Cruz’s intelligence.
“There was no filibusters going on, he did not read ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’” Booker cracked. “We had probably one of the best constitutional law discussions since I got out of law school. And I loved it, we just had a great intellectual discussion, but we quickly moved to … there are trends in the economy that have nothing to do with partisanship that are just bad.”
Citing wage stagnation and youth unemployment, Booker added: “We talked about what the facts were and then started trying to find ways we might get solutions.”
(Also on POLITICO: Cruz tells CPAC: 'Stand on principle')
Booker said his meeting with Cruz was just one of many he has planned. In fact, he said he intends to sit down with every Republican in the Senate.
“I’m going to meet with every single Republican, every single one of my colleagues,” Booker said, saying he has been working with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and has met with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: New Jersey; US: South Carolina; US: Texas; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: arizona; corybooker; cruz; johnmccain; newjersey; orrinhatch; southcarolina; tedcruz; texas; timscott; utah
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posted on 03/20/2014 2:35:02 PM PDT
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
I don’t know how explicitly Adams recognized the Lord, but it sounds like he knew the Lord was the author of freedom.
posted on 03/20/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT
by HiTech RedNeck
(Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
To: HiTech RedNeck
I dont know how explicitly Adams recognized the Lord, but it sounds like he knew the Lord was the author of freedom.
posted on 03/20/2014 2:38:14 PM PDT
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice."
The attitude that led directly to the Terror in the next two years.
posted on 03/20/2014 2:50:07 PM PDT
OH, Sam Adams! He was one of us!
That was just a slip of the tongue which he immediately laughed off. Not a substantive faux pas worth mentioning. I’m not a fan, but this is a non-issue.
posted on 03/20/2014 2:57:25 PM PDT
(1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
posted on 03/20/2014 3:00:05 PM PDT
(STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
I would like to hear Ted Cruz’s version of this ‘event’.
Booker is preparing for his upcoming minority role in the Senate.
posted on 03/20/2014 4:26:56 PM PDT
To: Sherman Logan
Ole Tom was all for the Terror until the Terror came for him. He came mighty close to losing his own head. Ironically Governeour Morris, a person Paine despised, got him sprung from prison.
posted on 03/20/2014 6:11:20 PM PDT
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posted on 03/20/2014 7:52:02 PM PDT
Two of my favorite people have dinner together. I can easily see how they had much in common and much to talk about. Both brilliant and both speak from the heart. Hope Washington doesn’t harm Cory. No chance of it harming Cruz, I think.
Booker shouldn’t feel he has to go on and eat with the other Republican senators—he’s had the best.
Did he drive one of these?
posted on 03/20/2014 11:12:45 PM PDT
(You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
ok, Corey, so what? the carpet bagging, empty suit, socialist had lunch with a conservative...
posted on 03/21/2014 8:08:41 PM PDT
To: SoConPubbie; SeekAndFind
Given Ted is polite, I doubt he asked Cory about NewarkGate (though perhaps Cory asked Sen Cruz for some legal advice regarding same):
NewarkGate: How Sen. Cory Bookers Friends Made Out Like Bandits
National Review ^ | 04/03/2014 | Eliana Johnson
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2014 7:07:51 AM by SeekAndFind
New Jersey state senator Ron Rice, a Democrat, calls it Newark-gate. He is referring to a state comptrollers report that details how a contractor swindled the city out of millions in public funds, and to the larger culture of white-collar crime that he says former Newark mayor Cory Booker allowed to flourish on his watch.
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