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(NYPost)   R.I.P. to Newark Mayor Cory Booker... you're dead to the Obama administration for being honest   (nypost.com) divider line 66
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2012-06-08 10:30:25 AM
Yes, Rupert, this sounds 100% legit.
 
2012-06-08 10:31:46 AM
Moving to a cabinet spot probably isn't best for his political career anyway. Senator/Governor of NJ (I'd say Senator since Christie's numbers are good enough for re-election next year) then a Presidential run.
 
2012-06-08 10:33:12 AM
Got to love anonymous sources that will never, ever have to be proven or vetted by anyone.
 
2012-06-08 10:33:18 AM
By the way, I love how this is just slipped in halfway through the article:

TFA: Last weekend, Booker did a West Coast swing for the Obama campaign and is already scheduled for upcoming appearances.

Yeah, they're running away from him so much!
 
2012-06-08 10:33:27 AM
I doubt it.
 
2012-06-08 10:34:08 AM
Comparing criticism of Bain to a blatently racist campaign strategy is not "being honest" it's "being a bof-sidez-r-teh-bad, Bloomberg bootlicking, Morning Joe asshat."
 
2012-06-08 10:34:54 AM

Imperialism: Moving to a cabinet spot probably isn't best for his political career anyway. Senator/Governor of NJ (I'd say Senator since Christie's numbers are good enough for re-election next year) then a Presidential run.


Second.
 
2012-06-08 10:35:01 AM
New York Post: Because Parakeets Have to Shiat on SOMETHING.
 
2012-06-08 10:36:32 AM
Poor guy.


I guess the rest of us will just have to respect him for having an opposing opinion from the Kool Aid drinkers-(D).


If it cheers him up any, there's not going to be a second term for Obama, so the job that he wants isn't a reality. Unless he wants to be President Romney's HUD secretary, I'm sure Romney will take all the Democrats that he can in his Administration.


Maybe painting the opposition as being inherently evil isn't the way to go, Leftists. Aww, who am I kidding, you're too stupid to realize that when you smear shiat non-stop, rational people tune you out and you just come away smelling like shiat.
 
2012-06-08 10:36:55 AM
Now Cory, there's the truth.................................and, The Truth!
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2012-06-08 10:37:24 AM

LordJiro: New York Post: Because Parakeets Have to Shiat on SOMETHING.


I think parakeets know enough not to shiat on someone else's shiat.
 
2012-06-08 10:38:04 AM
Who cares? Booker is wrong about Bain anyway. Romney is throwing his business experience around as a qualification for office. Bain Capital is fair game.

Mittens on the other hand has an assload of "endorsers" who just months ago were saying he's worse than the herp.
 
2012-06-08 10:40:37 AM
"If you look at the totality of Bain Capital's record, they've done a lot to support businesses."

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2012-06-08 10:41:57 AM
Now granted you need to take NYpost columns with a grain of salt, but it's pretty clear that the Dems aren't happy about Booker speaking reasonably re private equity.

Party before country can be the motto of some Ds as well as Rs.
 
2012-06-08 10:42:05 AM

Crude: Poor guy.


I guess the rest of us will just have to respect him for having an opposing opinion from the Kool Aid drinkers-(D).


If it cheers him up any, there's not going to be a second term for Obama, so the job that he wants isn't a reality. Unless he wants to be President Romney's HUD secretary, I'm sure Romney will take all the Democrats that he can in his Administration.


Maybe painting the opposition as being inherently evil isn't the way to go, Leftists. Aww, who am I kidding, you're too stupid to realize that when you smear shiat non-stop, rational people tune you out and you just come away smelling like shiat.


You idiot republicans have made an art form out of painting the other side as "evil", asshole.
 
2012-06-08 10:43:16 AM
Yeah this is as believable as the unsourced story of Obama joining the New Party yesterday, and as with that one, there'll be (if there aren't already) literally dozens of right-wing blogs and posts repeating it.
 
2012-06-08 10:43:56 AM

Crude: Poor guy.


I guess the rest of us will just have to respect him for having an opposing opinion from the Kool Aid drinkers-(D).


If it cheers him up any, there's not going to be a second term for Obama, so the job that he wants isn't a reality. Unless he wants to be President Romney's HUD secretary, I'm sure Romney will take all the Democrats that he can in his Administration.


Maybe painting the opposition as being inherently evil isn't the way to go, Leftists. Aww, who am I kidding, you're too stupid to realize that when you smear shiat non-stop, rational people tune you out and you just come away smelling like shiat.


So how's the weather there in Bizarro World? 'Cuz it's a beautiful day here on Earth, where everything you just said describes the Republicans FAR better than it does the Democrats.
 
2012-06-08 10:45:09 AM

Crude: Poor guy. I guess the rest of us will just have to respect him for having an opposing opinion from the Kool Aid drinkers-(D).


Whatever you say dear.

I think it's adorable that you're still fighting the "lost cause".

Just make sure you're over something to catch your delicious tears in November.
 
2012-06-08 10:45:22 AM
Doubt it. If every Democratic spokesperson who failed to stay on message was "dead" to the administration there would be no one left alive.
 
2012-06-08 10:52:40 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: Now granted you need to take NYpost columns with a grain of salt, but it's pretty clear that the Dems aren't happy about Booker speaking reasonably re private equity.

Party before country can be the motto of some Ds as well as Rs.


I'm not sure I'm a fan of the lockdown control the obama admin always has over messaging, but even if we assume everything in the article is true, this seems to be a case of saying "We won't offer a position to someone who agrees to go on a show and talk us up, then goes off-message and criticizes us." It may not be a very "team of rivals" thing to do, but I'm not sure how this situation involves choosing between party and country.
 
2012-06-08 10:52:59 AM

magusdevil: Doubt it. If every Democratic spokesperson who failed to stay on message was "dead" to the administration there would be no one left alive.


Axelrod is about the only one left.
 
2012-06-08 10:54:56 AM
sources told The Post
according to sources
said a Democratic source

"Mayor Booker's comments are behind us and we are working together to re-elect the president in November," said Patrick Gaspard, head of the Democratic National Committee.

Other campaign insiders insist

Blah blah blah Ginger Blah blah blah
 
2012-06-08 10:55:27 AM
Seems legit...
 
2012-06-08 10:56:23 AM

magusdevil: Doubt it. If every Democratic spokesperson who failed to stay on message was "dead" to the administration there would be no one left alive.


I have to agree. The Republican party is like the Borg, everyone says the exact same thing. They are not allowed to have independent thoughts or they will be accused of being a RINO and will be primaried out of their elected position by an obedient bootlicker.

The Democratic party does not attempt to have absolute control over the thoughts processes or public speeches of its members. This can be a hindrance at times but ultimately it's best for the party and the country.

\That said, this story has a stronger odor of bullshiat than the holding pen at the gay rodeo.
 
2012-06-08 10:56:28 AM
The thing people need to understand about Democrats is that they are not a solid party, they actually disagree about certain things. They don't have a consistent message because they all have a mind of their own. Big friggin deal. I'd much rather have civil servants with half a brain than everyone all going overboard on the derp boat.
 
2012-06-08 10:58:43 AM
"He's dead to us," one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago.

So, NYPo decides to bring this up again as a controversy with an uncited and most likely made up source that even if true would be nothing more than heresay because it wouldn't be an official statement anyways.

/journalism is dead
 
2012-06-08 10:59:38 AM

bdub77: Big friggin deal. I'd much rather have civil servants with half a brain than everyone all going overboard on the derp boat.


well that is why you should be President instead of 0bama.
 
2012-06-08 11:01:36 AM

Stefanwulf: Debeo Summa Credo: Now granted you need to take NYpost columns with a grain of salt, but it's pretty clear that the Dems aren't happy about Booker speaking reasonably re private equity.

Party before country can be the motto of some Ds as well as Rs.

I'm not sure I'm a fan of the lockdown control the obama admin always has over messaging, but even if we assume everything in the article is true, this seems to be a case of saying "We won't offer a position to someone who agrees to go on a show and talk us up, then goes off-message and criticizes us." It may not be a very "team of rivals" thing to do, but I'm not sure how this situation involves choosing between party and country.


But government should be more like the private sector. You know, the perfect world where publicly talking shiat about a potential future employer won't impact your job prospects.

/what Booker said is fine
//Obama possibly not giving him a job cause of it is equally fine
///NY Post is not fine. Very not fine.
 
2012-06-08 11:01:59 AM

Crude: Poor guy.


I guess the rest of us will just have to respect him for having an opposing opinion from the Kool Aid drinkers-(D).


If it cheers him up any, there's not going to be a second term for Obama, so the job that he wants isn't a reality. Unless he wants to be President Romney's HUD secretary, I'm sure Romney will take all the Democrats that he can in his Administration.


Maybe painting the opposition as being inherently evil isn't the way to go, Leftists. Aww, who am I kidding, you're too stupid to realize that when you smear shiat non-stop, rational people tune you out and you just come away smelling like shiat.


You're being sarcastic right......right? Cognotive Dissonance for the win.
 
2012-06-08 11:05:50 AM

Crude: Poor guy.


I guess the rest of us will just have to respect him for having an opposing opinion from the Kool Aid drinkers-(D).


If it cheers him up any, there's not going to be a second term for Obama, so the job that he wants isn't a reality. Unless he wants to be President Romney's HUD secretary, I'm sure Romney will take all the Democrats that he can in his Administration.


Maybe painting the opposition as being inherently evil isn't the way to go, Leftists. Aww, who am I kidding, you're too stupid to realize that when you smear shiat non-stop, rational people tune you out and you just come away smelling like shiat.


9/10 based on all the bites you are getting.
 
2012-06-08 11:06:42 AM

Crude: Maybe painting the opposition as being inherently evil isn't the way to go, Leftists. Aww, who am I kidding, you're too stupid to realize that when you smear shiat non-stop, rational people tune you out and you just come away smelling like shiat.


That's rich, to make this accusation in a paragraph where the first sentence is directly in contradiction with the second one.
 
2012-06-08 11:08:28 AM
Talk about halfassing it Bill Clinton would have had this guy killed in a national park somewhere. Or maybe it is because Hil was more involved than Michele is.
 
2012-06-08 11:10:14 AM

Crude: Poor guy.


I guess the rest of us will just have to respect him for having an opposing opinion from the Kool Aid drinkers-(D).


If it cheers him up any, there's not going to be a second term for Obama, so the job that he wants isn't a reality. Unless he wants to be President Romney's HUD secretary, I'm sure Romney will take all the Democrats that he can in his Administration.


Maybe painting the opposition as being inherently evil isn't the way to go, Leftists. Aww, who am I kidding, you're too stupid to realize that when you smear shiat non-stop, rational people tune you out and you just come away smelling like shiat.


Plunk.
 
2012-06-08 11:16:01 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: bdub77: Big friggin deal. I'd much rather have civil servants with half a brain than everyone all going overboard on the derp boat.

well that is why you should be President instead of 0bama.


Grover Norquist called. He needs your help filing all the signed pledges he's gotten from Republicans promising not to raise taxes, ever. His mansion is getting a little hard to walk through.
 
2012-06-08 11:23:08 AM

Zerochance: tenpoundsofcheese: bdub77: Big friggin deal. I'd much rather have civil servants with half a brain than everyone all going overboard on the derp boat.

well that is why you should be President instead of 0bama.

Grover Norquist called. He needs your help filing all the signed pledges he's gotten from Republicans promising not to raise taxes, ever. His mansion is getting a little hard to walk through.


Why? He doesn't store these pledges at his house.

He did file Clinton's approval of the 0bama tax cut extension electronically.
 
2012-06-08 11:23:52 AM
he wandered off the plantation.
 
2012-06-08 11:25:15 AM
He wouldn't fit in an Obama administration. Defending capitalism. Friends with a Republican Governor. He's not down with the Chicago way.
 
2012-06-08 11:31:31 AM

badhatharry: He wouldn't fit in an Obama administration. Defending capitalism. Friends with a Republican Governor. He's not down with the Chicago way.


Really, this guy has no Republican Governor friends, doesn't defend capitialism. Link Guess that explains the primary.
 
2012-06-08 11:33:19 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: Now granted you need to take NYpost columns with a grain of salt, but it's pretty clear that the Dems aren't happy about Booker speaking reasonably re private equity.


Yep.

Especially when the Post quotes "anonymous administration sources", you need a pretty big grain of salt.

But when you read between the lines of what the administration says on the matter, it's pretty obvious they weren't happy and are trying to put it well behind them.
 
2012-06-08 11:34:19 AM

tricycleracer: "If you look at the totality of Bain Capital's record, they've done a lot to support businesses."

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Nobody wants to interview the guy who works at staples who put his kid through college, saved his house or put his family on health insurance..they always find some disgruntled 25 year union leech who got laid off because picking up a tool and getting to work wasn't in his contract.

The attacks on Mitt Romney's record at Bain would be something similar to someone cherry picking every bad shot Tiger Woods ever hit and then touting his record as a "failed golfer'
 
2012-06-08 11:37:51 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: granted you need to take NYpost columns with a grain of salt


Understatement of the century.
 
2012-06-08 11:45:50 AM
www.nypost.com
I'm sorry President Obama, I farted.
 
2012-06-08 11:49:51 AM

o5iiawah: The attacks on Mitt Romney's record at Bain would be something similar to someone cherry picking every bad shot Tiger Woods ever hit and then touting his record as a "failed golfer'


When Tiger misses a shot he doesn't put a thousand people out of work.
 
2012-06-08 11:53:29 AM

Imperialism: Moving to a cabinet spot probably isn't best for his political career anyway. Senator/Governor of NJ (I'd say Senator since Christie's numbers are good enough for re-election next year) then a Presidential run.


...which would basically be The Wire playing out in real life (yeah, I know, it's happened before).
 
2012-06-08 11:56:10 AM
As soon as Obama took the reins, after Bush spent eight years finding the biggest ditch he could find to run the economy into...

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...oh! Obama's policies actually worked? Oh noes!

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Big headline: Jeb Bush urges Obama to acknowledge brother's accomplishments

In the text below the video, almost at the end: Jeb conceded that a negative legacy of his brother's presidency would be the country's debt.

If only someone wrote a book that mentioned a dystopia where propaganda needed to have small corrections made in it years later because it wasn't the absolute truth to begin with...

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If only...
 
2012-06-08 11:56:56 AM

o5iiawah: Nobody wants to interview the guy who works at staples who put his kid through college, saved his house or put his family on health insurance..they always find some disgruntled 25 year union leech who got laid off because picking up a tool and getting to work wasn't in his contract.


So you think most of the union members don't go to work then how do those businesses stay in business? Let me guess government largess.
 
2012-06-08 12:03:15 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Now granted you need to take NYpost columns with a grain of salt, but it's pretty clear that the Dems aren't happy about Booker speaking reasonably re private equity.


Private equity is fine, Bain Capital is a nice example of predatory capitalism enriching the owners first and everyone else never.
 
2012-06-08 12:18:04 PM
Nothing Booker said was wrong. It's a mistake to attack Bain the way the DNC is framing it. They HAVE legitimately turned some companies around but they ALSO have left the bones of others to bleach in the sun. That's not even the issue, though.. the problem is the way the DNC is framing the argument, it makes it look like an attack on capitalism itself, which is bad.

That said, it's completely valid to use Romney's record at Bain as a context for his qualifications to be President.
 
2012-06-08 12:35:54 PM
I wonder why the Post doesn't mention the criticism GOP primary challengers had with Romney over Bain?

Rhetorical question.
 
2012-06-08 12:42:26 PM

The Bestest: Nothing Booker said was wrong. It's a mistake to attack Bain the way the DNC is framing it. They HAVE legitimately turned some companies around but they ALSO have left the bones of others to bleach in the sun. That's not even the issue, though.. the problem is the way the DNC is framing the argument, it makes it look like an attack on capitalism itself, which is bad.

That said, it's completely valid to use Romney's record at Bain as a context for his qualifications to be President.


The purpose of Bain wasn't to turn companies around; it was to make them look better on paper in the short term to make a profit. After the fact nobody cared whether the company survived or not and many didn't.
 
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