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2013-01-25 01:40:22 PM
I think that I like this guy.
 
2013-01-25 01:41:38 PM
I look forward to our second black President.
 
2013-01-25 01:44:06 PM

Blues_X: I think that I like this guy.


Most people do.  Last time I saw approve/disapprove on him he had a 6% disapproval rating.  Runs Newark like an open city and has done a fantastic job of it.
 
2013-01-25 01:46:37 PM

serpent_sky: I look forward to our second black President.


seriously.  you can't pay for that kind of publicity.  rescuing a dog from the cold after reading a tweet, damn.
 
2013-01-25 01:47:16 PM

GAT_00: Blues_X: I think that I like this guy.

Most people do.  Last time I saw approve/disapprove on him he had a 6% disapproval rating.  Runs Newark like an open city and has done a fantastic job of it.


Which, if you know Newark, is no small feat.

And that brings me to the point I was originally going to make:  For as much as I like him, finding heroic things to do in Newark is like shooting fish in a barrel.
 
2013-01-25 01:48:25 PM

GAT_00: Blues_X: I think that I like this guy.

Most people do.  Last time I saw approve/disapprove on him he had a 6% disapproval rating.  Runs Newark like an open city and has done a fantastic job of it.


Much newer Quinnipiac poll not only gives Booker a 51-30 lead over a sitting Senator, but also puts his approvals at 54/16/29, and he's in positive territory even with Republicans by 12 points.
 
2013-01-25 01:57:56 PM
I'm ok with this guy being pres in 2024 or something.
 
2013-01-25 02:08:28 PM

serpent_sky: I look forward to our second black President.


I've voted for Obama twice. I can't go back to voting for white guys.
 
2013-01-25 02:10:45 PM
Suck it, Lautenberg!
 
2013-01-25 02:18:27 PM

JerseyTim: Suck it, Lautenberg!


Yeah, his comment that Booker needed spanked, and yeah he actually said that, and that Booker hadn't done much for Newark kind of backfired I think.
 
2013-01-25 02:37:03 PM
I see the Newark Booker signal is functioning well.
 
2013-01-25 02:38:10 PM
The more I see from this cat, this more I like him.

Maybe we can, I dunno, clone him and have him run all the coastal cities?

Or set up some kind of Cory Booker/Krysten Sinema breeding program.

You know, for Sciene.
 
2013-01-25 02:41:26 PM

Drunken_Empath: You know, for Sciene.


s/Sciene/Science/

siiiiiigh. Need moar coffee, apparently.
 
2013-01-25 02:43:18 PM
Cory Booker conquered ice when he saved the dog from the freezing cold.
Cory Booker conquered fire when he saved a woman from a burning home.
Cory Booker conquered wind when he gave people shelter, delivered food, diapers, and blankets during Sandy.

I'm guessing there's an earthquake in Newark's not-to-distant future.
 
2013-01-25 02:44:32 PM

penthesilea: Cory Booker conquered ice when he saved the dog from the freezing cold.
Cory Booker conquered fire when he saved a woman from a burning home.
Cory Booker conquered wind when he gave people shelter, delivered food, diapers, and blankets during Sandy.

I'm guessing there's an earthquake in Newark's not-to-distant future.


Are you insinuating that Cory Booker is the Avatar?
 
2013-01-25 02:48:49 PM
As I noted in my red-lit alternative to this headline: he is not a real person.  He is a PR campaign with legs, a city-issued SUV, and a twitter feed.

It's like his personality dial is set to "pander."
 
2013-01-25 02:58:37 PM
I glad he's looking at being Senator instead of Governor because no one is beating Christie. I feel bad for the token (D) that's gonna got shellacked.
 
2013-01-25 03:18:45 PM

serpent_sky: I look forward to our second black President.


And our second gay one as well.
 
2013-01-25 03:26:25 PM

Drunken_Empath: penthesilea: Cory Booker conquered ice when he saved the dog from the freezing cold.
Cory Booker conquered fire when he saved a woman from a burning home.
Cory Booker conquered wind when he gave people shelter, delivered food, diapers, and blankets during Sandy.

I'm guessing there's an earthquake in Newark's not-to-distant future.

Are you insinuating that Cory Booker is the Avatar?


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-25 03:31:27 PM
Christie and Booker having some fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHN0ZeS5c-4
 
2013-01-25 03:31:47 PM
www.inquisitr.com

Christie / Booker 2016?
 
2013-01-25 03:31:58 PM

Diogenes: GAT_00: Blues_X: I think that I like this guy.

Most people do.  Last time I saw approve/disapprove on him he had a 6% disapproval rating.  Runs Newark like an open city and has done a fantastic job of it.

Which, if you know Newark, is no small feat.

And that brings me to the point I was originally going to make:  For as much as I like him, finding heroic things to do in Newark is like shooting fish in a barrel.


As someone who travels through Newark twice a day on my way to NYC, I see the turn around that is happening all the time. All the old factory buildings being torn down, new housing being put.. it's really coming along and he has a lot to do with it. Good man.

/also travel up to the Ironbound a bit for the restaurants
 
2013-01-25 03:32:13 PM
Obviously the guy is a Democrat. Had been a republican or libertarian he would have either just told the dog to pull itself down by it's own bootstraps or set up a webcam to laugh at the dog's suffering while he watched in the warm comfort of his home.
 
2013-01-25 03:34:51 PM
I hope he'll be President one day; I like the guy.  I don't care that's he black, but he's young, he can engage people, and he doesn't seem like an asshole.  We need more people like that in the White House, regardless of their party affiliation.
 
2013-01-25 03:37:32 PM

Warthog: As I noted in my red-lit alternative to this headline: he is not a real person.  He is a PR campaign with legs, a city-issued SUV, and a twitter feed.

It's like his personality dial is set to "pander."


Let me guess: your handle in TFA's comments section is "newarktheghetto."

Can anyone without an irrational hatred of people clearly better than they are explain to me why some people hate people who are clearly better than they are? Or is this a Jersey thing?
 
Bf+
2013-01-25 03:37:55 PM
Was it a tweet or the batman signal?
 
2013-01-25 03:39:56 PM
OMG a puppy!

I'm totally going to shut off my brain and vote for this bank whore!
 
2013-01-25 03:43:40 PM

JerseyTim: Suck it, Lautenberg!


I'd consider moving back to Jersey, just to get Booker into that old bastard's senate seat.
 
2013-01-25 03:44:58 PM

Coco LaFemme: I hope he'll be President one day; I like the guy. I don't care that's he black, but he's young, he can engage people, and he doesn't seem like an asshole. We need more people like that in the White House, regardless of their party affiliation.


I feel like he's genuine, as well. I mean, in a world where many elected officials seem to actively hate portions of, if not all of, their constituents, I can see how he may come off as someone just doing things for publicity. I just don't get the feeling that he is in it for the free PR. I think he enjoys helping people, and has a little fun with it. If you follow his Twitter, you can see that.
 
2013-01-25 03:48:48 PM

Lochsteppe: Warthog: As I noted in my red-lit alternative to this headline: he is not a real person.  He is a PR campaign with legs, a city-issued SUV, and a twitter feed.

It's like his personality dial is set to "pander."

Let me guess: your handle in TFA's comments section is "newarktheghetto."

Can anyone without an irrational hatred of people clearly better than they are explain to me why some people hate people who are clearly better than they are? Or is this a Jersey thing?


I believe it's just plain ol' jealousy.
 
2013-01-25 03:56:46 PM

Warthog: As I noted in my red-lit alternative to this headline: he is not a real person.  He is a PR campaign with legs, a city-issued SUV, and a twitter feed.

It's like his personality dial is set to "pander."


I'm glad someone sees through this shiat.

A vote for Booker is a vote to end Social Security and public education.
 
2013-01-25 03:57:05 PM
Corey Booker is, frankly, leading.

This is what leading looks like.

And this is how you build leadership credibility. There is nothing this man will not do for his community, and therefore all those who work for him feel pressure to perform to a higher standard themselves.
 
2013-01-25 03:57:44 PM
I'm pretty cynical, and even if he just does these things for publicity he is still doing them, and actively engaging the electorate. Would love to see mo politicians step up like this.

// not sure I've ever even seen my mayor.
 
2013-01-25 04:01:54 PM

Lochsteppe: Warthog: As I noted in my red-lit alternative to this headline: he is not a real person.  He is a PR campaign with legs, a city-issued SUV, and a twitter feed.

It's like his personality dial is set to "pander."

Let me guess: your handle in TFA's comments section is "newarktheghetto."

Can anyone without an irrational hatred of people clearly better than they are explain to me why some people hate people who are clearly better than they are? Or is this a Jersey thing?


No, I didn't post in the article.  And I'm glad people in Newark like him.  If I lived in Newark, I might even vote for him.  But every article I read about him leaves me with the abiding conviction that he cares more about making himself look good than he does about actually helping the people in his city.  I hope I'm wrong -- if he really IS that good a person, he's the biggest altruist to be elected to politics maybe ever.  As it is the whole twitter feed thing strikes me as AWing and not much more.
 
2013-01-25 04:04:48 PM

ghare: Lochsteppe: Warthog: As I noted in my red-lit alternative to this headline: he is not a real person.  He is a PR campaign with legs, a city-issued SUV, and a twitter feed.

It's like his personality dial is set to "pander."

Let me guess: your handle in TFA's comments section is "newarktheghetto."

Can anyone without an irrational hatred of people clearly better than they are explain to me why some people hate people who are clearly better than they are? Or is this a Jersey thing?

I believe it's just plain ol' jealousy.


No, it isn't jealousy.  I do not care to hold political office.  I do not care to be Twitter famous. Or TFamous.  Or any other kind of famous.  And I certainly don't ever want to move back to New Jersey.  I *do* care about being a good husband and a good father, and a good co-worker to the people on my team at my office.  If not a single person outside those groups ever comes to know about how I've lived me life, I'm fine with that.    If I ever get a chance to rescue a dog from the cold, I'll be perfectly content if only the dog and I know about it.
 
2013-01-25 04:05:29 PM
I know I say this in every Cory Booker thread, but he's got NO CHANCE at ever being elected President of the United States. And I like the guy and will gladly for him to be my Senator.
 
2013-01-25 04:07:10 PM

spicyed: I'm pretty cynical, and even if he just does these things for publicity he is still doing them, and actively engaging the electorate. Would love to see mo politicians step up like this.

// not sure I've ever even seen my mayor.


As much as I think he's motivated by pandering to the masses for good PR to get re-elected, I absolutely agree with this.  If we assume that we live in a world that needs politicians, the least they can do is buy free press through helping people in little ways.
 
2013-01-25 04:09:57 PM

Warthog: Lochsteppe: Warthog: As I noted in my red-lit alternative to this headline: he is not a real person.  He is a PR campaign with legs, a city-issued SUV, and a twitter feed.

It's like his personality dial is set to "pander."

Let me guess: your handle in TFA's comments section is "newarktheghetto."

Can anyone without an irrational hatred of people clearly better than they are explain to me why some people hate people who are clearly better than they are? Or is this a Jersey thing?

No, I didn't post in the article.  And I'm glad people in Newark like him.  If I lived in Newark, I might even vote for him.  But every article I read about him leaves me with the abiding conviction that he cares more about making himself look good than he does about actually helping the people in his city.  I hope I'm wrong -- if he really IS that good a person, he's the biggest altruist to be elected to politics maybe ever.  As it is the whole twitter feed thing strikes me as AWing and not much more.


So would you rather have someone doing positive things in order to get attention for doing those positive things, or someone not doing anything and grousing about all the negative things going on?

At the end of the day, if the guy has realized that he can get the attention he wants by helping his fellow man, more power to him - the end result is still him helping out his fellow man (or dog, in this case.)

Personally, I like Booker. Not sure on the comment about Booker on social security. Everything I've seen of him points to wanting to strengthen our social safety nets, not to get rid of them, but I'm not from Jersey.
 
2013-01-25 04:09:58 PM

Warthog: If I ever get a chance to rescue a dog from the cold, I'll be perfectly content if only the dog and I know about it.


So brave.
 
2013-01-25 04:15:48 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: As someone who travels through Newark twice a day on my way to NYC, I see the turn around that is happening all the time. All the old factory buildings being torn down, new housing being put.. it's really coming along and he has a lot to do with it. Good man.

/also travel up to the Ironbound a bit for the restaurants


Just wait until Prudential building is done and they bring their headquarters to Newark as planned. The place is going to be the modern day version of Hoboken or waterfront of Jersey City.
 
2013-01-25 04:17:48 PM

Warthog: As I noted in my red-lit alternative to this headline: he is not a real person.  He is a PR campaign with legs, a city-issued SUV, and a twitter feed.

It's like his personality dial is set to "pander."


Gee. I can't imagine why your submission wasn't greened. Based on what you've written here, I'm sure it was quite the "bon mot." I'm super cereal.
 
2013-01-25 04:19:56 PM
EighthDay:

So would you rather have someone doing positive things in order to get attention for doing those positive things, or someone not doing anything and grousing about all the negative things going on?

At the end of the day, if the guy has realized that he can get the attention he wants by helping his fellow man, more power to him - the end result is still him helping out his fellow man (or dog, in this case.)



Of course having the person doing the positive things is preferable.  But is he out getting attention for doing little positive things (like rescuing dogs and cats) because he can't make headway on bigger things like Newark's crime rate, or teen pregnancy rate, or general urban blight?

I don't know the answer to that question, but it seems odd that a person who runs a major urban area has so much time for twitter and driving around the neighborhoods.  Is he also devoting the time he should be to the much harder, deeper problems confronting Newark?  If he's taking on the big issues AND the little issues, then maybe the guy really is a modern-day saint.   I left Jersey 10 years ago, so I've not followed things up there in great detail.  Is Booker actually making Newark a better place for everyone, or is he just finding ways to do good things for random individuals and then getting press for them?
 
2013-01-25 04:24:45 PM

Warthog: EighthDay:

So would you rather have someone doing positive things in order to get attention for doing those positive things, or someone not doing anything and grousing about all the negative things going on?

At the end of the day, if the guy has realized that he can get the attention he wants by helping his fellow man, more power to him - the end result is still him helping out his fellow man (or dog, in this case.)


Of course having the person doing the positive things is preferable.  But is he out getting attention for doing little positive things (like rescuing dogs and cats) because he can't make headway on bigger things like Newark's crime rate, or teen pregnancy rate, or general urban blight?

I don't know the answer to that question, but it seems odd that a person who runs a major urban area has so much time for twitter and driving around the neighborhoods.  Is he also devoting the time he should be to the much harder, deeper problems confronting Newark?  If he's taking on the big issues AND the little issues, then maybe the guy really is a modern-day saint.   I left Jersey 10 years ago, so I've not followed things up there in great detail.  Is Booker actually making Newark a better place for everyone, or is he just finding ways to do good things for random individuals and then getting press for them?


I get it - you're just asking questions, right?
 
2013-01-25 04:25:59 PM

Warthog: EighthDay:

So would you rather have someone doing positive things in order to get attention for doing those positive things, or someone not doing anything and grousing about all the negative things going on?

At the end of the day, if the guy has realized that he can get the attention he wants by helping his fellow man, more power to him - the end result is still him helping out his fellow man (or dog, in this case.)


Of course having the person doing the positive things is preferable.  But is he out getting attention for doing little positive things (like rescuing dogs and cats) because he can't make headway on bigger things like Newark's crime rate, or teen pregnancy rate, or general urban blight?

I don't know the answer to that question, but it seems odd that a person who runs a major urban area has so much time for twitter and driving around the neighborhoods.  Is he also devoting the time he should be to the much harder, deeper problems confronting Newark?  If he's taking on the big issues AND the little issues, then maybe the guy really is a modern-day saint.   I left Jersey 10 years ago, so I've not followed things up there in great detail.  Is Booker actually making Newark a better place for everyone, or is he just finding ways to do good things for random individuals and then getting press for them?


He's done good for the city, even outside of his PR antics, but he needs to be kept far away from higher office. He's a Wall Street privatizer at his core.
 
2013-01-25 04:27:41 PM
I'm sorry, I like the guy, but that seems a little too much like a publicity stunt.
 
2013-01-25 04:29:07 PM

BMulligan: Warthog: EighthDay:

So would you rather have someone doing positive things in order to get attention for doing those positive things, or someone not doing anything and grousing about all the negative things going on?

At the end of the day, if the guy has realized that he can get the attention he wants by helping his fellow man, more power to him - the end result is still him helping out his fellow man (or dog, in this case.)


Of course having the person doing the positive things is preferable.  But is he out getting attention for doing little positive things (like rescuing dogs and cats) because he can't make headway on bigger things like Newark's crime rate, or teen pregnancy rate, or general urban blight?

I don't know the answer to that question, but it seems odd that a person who runs a major urban area has so much time for twitter and driving around the neighborhoods.  Is he also devoting the time he should be to the much harder, deeper problems confronting Newark?  If he's taking on the big issues AND the little issues, then maybe the guy really is a modern-day saint.   I left Jersey 10 years ago, so I've not followed things up there in great detail.  Is Booker actually making Newark a better place for everyone, or is he just finding ways to do good things for random individuals and then getting press for them?

I get it - you're just asking questions, right?


Yes, I am.  He strikes me as a shallow, self-aggrandizing career politician who focuses on easy / cheap PR, and I've seen nothing in the press to suggest he's made bigger picture contributions to his city on issues that require harder work or engaging in contentiousness.  Do you have examples of any?  Because if you do I'd be prepared to revisit my opinion of him.
 
2013-01-25 04:30:04 PM

clambam: I'm sorry, I like the guy, but that seems a little too much like a publicity stunt.


Given his track record, it really isn't. If you follow him on twitter, he's always taking the time to listen to people and give honest answers.
 
2013-01-25 04:31:13 PM

TonnageVT: clambam: I'm sorry, I like the guy, but that seems a little too much like a publicity stunt.

Given his track record, it really isn't. If you follow him on twitter, he's always taking the time to listen to people and give honest answers.


That's my question.  What has he done other than answer his fan mail on Twitter (and get driven around the city during natural disasters)?
 
2013-01-25 04:37:00 PM

talulahgosh: serpent_sky: I look forward to our second black President.

seriously.  you can't pay for that kind of publicity.  rescuing a dog from the cold after reading a tweet, damn.


This is after he ran into a burning house and carried out an old woman to save her life.

As long as he doesn't get busted, say, having an affair with his secretary or frequenting high priced hookers like Elliot Spitzer, this guy could go very very far.

And he's relatively young. Assuming he sits out the 2016 presidential election because he'd have to go up against Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, or Andy Cuomo, he'll only be about 56 years old in 2024.
 
2013-01-25 04:38:23 PM

TonnageVT: Just wait until Prudential building is done and they bring their headquarters to Newark as planned. The place is going to be the modern day version of Hoboken or waterfront of Jersey City.


I just looked that up because I didn't know about it. Over near Military Park

How many stories?
 
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