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White House: Cory Booker is “dead to us”
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/08/white-house-cory-booker-is-dead-to-us/ ^

Posted on 06/08/2012 3:15:07 PM PDT by chessplayer

When the Obama campaign sent popular, telegenic, man-of-action Newark Mayor Cory Booker out to do a little surrogate-advocacy on their behalf last month, something happened that the Democrats certainly did not intend: Cory Booker made a very public display of intellectual integrity (I know, I know — a rare beast in politics, but it can happen). On “Meet the Press,” Booker said that Team Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at private-equity firm Bain Capital and other such petty campaign tactics were “nauseating” and made him “very uncomfortable.” And it felt so good.

But the Democrats didn’t take kindly to Booker making such a distasteful spectacle of himself and shooting one of their most prominent attack memes straight through the heart, and before the day was out, Booker had released a four-minute explanation that even the MSNBC anchors called a “hostage video." Then, Booker went on Maddow’s MSNBC show and made it look like he had been commanded to walk back his comments from on high — and the hits just kept on coming.

Booker is a relatively young and clearly pretty ambitious politician — but he’s going to paying for this one for a long time yet.

"Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post."

“He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago.


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Going to take a lot of butt kissing to get the Tom label removed.
1 posted on 06/08/2012 3:15:17 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

He should change to GOP, where people are allowed to think for themselves.


2 posted on 06/08/2012 3:19:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: chessplayer

Join our team! We love free thinkers!


3 posted on 06/08/2012 3:19:33 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: chessplayer
“He’s dead to us,”

Anybody else having flashbacks of 7th-grade girls' recess conversations?

4 posted on 06/08/2012 3:21:13 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: chessplayer

Sure hope he isn’t on the ‘kill list’.


5 posted on 06/08/2012 3:22:12 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: chessplayer

Ubama thinks loyalty is a one-way street.


6 posted on 06/08/2012 3:24:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a "sarcasm" tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: chessplayer
why isn't the media going after the administration for such a threatening statement.....sounds like a threat to me
7 posted on 06/08/2012 3:25:22 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Izzy Dunne

The dims have there very own “Fredo” Corleone”!


8 posted on 06/08/2012 3:25:22 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Cory seems to be a decent fellow. Maybe he can learn to walk down a different side of the aisle. His gait may be bit different after being tossed under the bus.


9 posted on 06/08/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: chessplayer

If they picked him for a cabinet position today (although none are currently open that I know of) he’d barely get confirmed by the senate and settled into his new office before Mr. Obama is out of the White House (God willing) so why bother? Maybe “president-elect” Romney will take a look at him now for something like HUD or some such.


10 posted on 06/08/2012 3:26:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: FrdmLvr
Join our team! We love free thinkers!

Yeah, maybe. What about free thinking Olympia Snowe?

11 posted on 06/08/2012 3:31:12 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: chessplayer

Mayor Booker actually is doing a decent job in the hell hole that is Newark.
But he is still a demorat.


12 posted on 06/08/2012 3:32:46 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
What about free thinking Olympia Snowe?

She's dead to us.

13 posted on 06/08/2012 3:44:10 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman

Bill Clinton got Bookered today also. Valerie Jarrett strikes again. She is the weak leak.


14 posted on 06/08/2012 3:50:28 PM PDT by magua
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To: chessplayer

SCARFACE


15 posted on 06/08/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: magua

You must be right about Valerie Jarrett. So much of the nastiness that comes out of the White House seems like the behavior of a vengeful woman and not a man. I really wonder if the dopey Obama has much control at all in his admin.


16 posted on 06/08/2012 4:00:14 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: formosa

If you believe Ulsterman Report’s White House Insider, then, no, he doesn’t. Jarrett completely runs that guy.


17 posted on 06/08/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: chessplayer

Typical Chicago politics. Shocking, I know.


18 posted on 06/08/2012 4:11:15 PM PDT by AMitchum
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To: FrdmLvr

Join our team! We love free thinkers!


Do we really want him? Looks like he’s bending over backwards now to get back in the good graces of his master.


19 posted on 06/08/2012 4:12:32 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I wasn’t thinking of the 0bama azz kissing faction.


20 posted on 06/08/2012 4:21:24 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: chessplayer

Time for a little snook fishing on Lake Tahoe?


21 posted on 06/08/2012 4:25:33 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: chessplayer
Place your bets, FReepers!! On what date will "to us" be removed from that headline? Place your bets!!



Sorry, but with I'll Have Another retired, there's nothing else fun to bet on...And it's the only other thing that's practically a sure bet.
22 posted on 06/08/2012 4:48:29 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I bet he eventually will.


23 posted on 06/08/2012 4:59:02 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Wouldn’t that be a kick in someone’s azz. lol


24 posted on 06/08/2012 5:12:14 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: FrdmLvr
I wasn’t thinking of the 0bama azz kissing faction.

You mean all the other RINOs and GOP-elite, like: Susan Collins, Arlen Spector, George Voinovich, Lisa Murkowski, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, etc etc etc.

25 posted on 06/08/2012 5:57:56 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: formosa

“I really wonder if the dopey Obama has much control at all in his admin.”

I’ve always read him as a sock puppet. He goes where he is sent and says what he is told to say.


26 posted on 06/08/2012 6:20:37 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: chessplayer

The only reason Obama is not the ass of the Nation is because he has maintained total loyalty in the media and Dem Party. He will sink fast if he starts springing leaks with people pointing out that the emperor has no clothes.


27 posted on 06/08/2012 8:02:57 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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