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2013-08-14 07:38:58 AM
Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.
 
2013-08-14 07:39:28 AM
* Tumbleweed *
 
2013-08-14 08:09:23 AM

Wendy's Chili: Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.



And yet, he'll be portrayed as the lib'rullest lib'rul to ever lib'rul a lib'rul by his even-more-bought-off opponent on the right, and at least a quarter of the electorate will be gullible/hateful enough to conveniently believe it with no reluctance or hesitation whatsoever. It is too easy to hate American politics sometimes.
 
2013-08-14 08:51:27 AM

EyeballKid: Wendy's Chili: Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.


And yet, he'll be portrayed as the lib'rullest lib'rul to ever lib'rul a lib'rul by his even-more-bought-off opponent on the right, and at least a quarter of the electorate will be gullible/hateful enough to conveniently believe it with no reluctance or hesitation whatsoever. It is too easy to hate American politics sometimes.


Yep.  And liberals will claim all criticism of him is racist, criticize the corporations that give to his opponent and not him, crank up the fear machine, etc....

On topic though, I hope he wins.  He's to the left of me, but everything I've read about him makes me think he's genuine, grounded, and really cares about his constituents.
 
2013-08-14 08:55:52 AM

FLMountainMan: EyeballKid: Wendy's Chili: Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.


And yet, he'll be portrayed as the lib'rullest lib'rul to ever lib'rul a lib'rul by his even-more-bought-off opponent on the right, and at least a quarter of the electorate will be gullible/hateful enough to conveniently believe it with no reluctance or hesitation whatsoever. It is too easy to hate American politics sometimes.

Yep.  And liberals will claim all criticism of him is racist, criticize the corporations that give to his opponent and not him, crank up the fear machine, etc....

On topic though, I hope he wins.  He's to the left of me, but everything I've read about him makes me think he's genuine, grounded, and really cares about his constituents.


Nothing says "caring about the destitute of Newark" like handing over our safety net to money managers.
 
2013-08-14 09:00:10 AM

FLMountainMan: And liberals will claim all criticism of him is racist, criticize the corporations that give to his opponent and not him, crank up the fear machine



Uh huh. Remember when Mitt Romney delivered his nomination address at the RNC, and the next day President Obama arbitrarily upped the terror color code just to draw attention away? Oh, wait, that didn't happen in 2012, that happened in 2004, when that mysterious unnamed stranger that all the "libertarians" on Fark can't remember was president, and John Kerry had delivered his nomination address at the DNC.

If you need me, I'll be duct taping my windows in case some ethnic from a street gang has a dirty bomb.
 
2013-08-14 09:09:30 AM

FLMountainMan: EyeballKid: Wendy's Chili: Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.


And yet, he'll be portrayed as the lib'rullest lib'rul to ever lib'rul a lib'rul by his even-more-bought-off opponent on the right, and at least a quarter of the electorate will be gullible/hateful enough to conveniently believe it with no reluctance or hesitation whatsoever. It is too easy to hate American politics sometimes.

Yep.  And liberals will claim all criticism of him is racist, criticize the corporations that give to his opponent and not him, crank up the fear machine, etc....

On topic though, I hope he wins.  He's to the left of me, but everything I've read about him makes me think he's genuine, grounded, and really cares about his constituents.


He cares so much about his constituents that he spends more time on TV doing interviews than running the city. Booker cares about himself most of all. I'm really disappointed he won.

But hey, he might be the perfect Senator. The Senate is a place where being a PR genius, a charismatic guy, and a smooth talker works well. Now that he doesn't have to run a. City a d can just focus on talking all day, he'll probably so great.
 
2013-08-14 10:38:08 AM
This thread lacks Spineronis.
 
2013-08-14 11:07:09 AM

EyeballKid: FLMountainMan: And liberals will claim all criticism of him is racist, criticize the corporations that give to his opponent and not him, crank up the fear machine


Uh huh. Remember when Mitt Romney delivered his nomination address at the RNC, and the next day President Obama arbitrarily upped the terror color code just to draw attention away? Oh, wait, that didn't happen in 2012, that happened in 2004, when that mysterious unnamed stranger that all the "libertarians" on Fark can't remember was president, and John Kerry had delivered his nomination address at the DNC.

If you need me, I'll be duct taping my windows in case some ethnic from a street gang has a dirty bomb.


Yeah, I get it.  Your guy would never do anything like that - he's infallible - and everyone not following your ideology is wicked and evil.

I bet you actually consider yourself an atheist, don't you?
 
2013-08-14 11:50:49 AM

Wendy's Chili: FLMountainMan: EyeballKid: Wendy's Chili: Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.


And yet, he'll be portrayed as the lib'rullest lib'rul to ever lib'rul a lib'rul by his even-more-bought-off opponent on the right, and at least a quarter of the electorate will be gullible/hateful enough to conveniently believe it with no reluctance or hesitation whatsoever. It is too easy to hate American politics sometimes.

Yep.  And liberals will claim all criticism of him is racist, criticize the corporations that give to his opponent and not him, crank up the fear machine, etc....

On topic though, I hope he wins.  He's to the left of me, but everything I've read about him makes me think he's genuine, grounded, and really cares about his constituents.

Nothing says "caring about the destitute of Newark" like handing over our safety net to money managers.


I've seen this quite a bit, but without anything to back it up - are there any actual instances where he has said he supports this / lobbied to change it / etc?

All I've seen is conjecture...
 
2013-08-14 12:17:06 PM

FLMountainMan: EyeballKid: Wendy's Chili: Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.


And yet, he'll be portrayed as the lib'rullest lib'rul to ever lib'rul a lib'rul by his even-more-bought-off opponent on the right, and at least a quarter of the electorate will be gullible/hateful enough to conveniently believe it with no reluctance or hesitation whatsoever. It is too easy to hate American politics sometimes.

Yep.  And liberals will claim all criticism of him is racist, criticize the corporations that give to his opponent and not him, crank up the fear machine, etc....

On topic though, I hope he wins.  He's to the left of me, but everything I've read about him makes me think he's genuine, grounded, and really cares about his constituents.


Cares about his constituents, with higher crime rates and failing schools, I guess it is a "tough love" kind of thing. Booker is no more "genuine" than any other slick Joe politician in this state.
 
2013-08-14 12:36:51 PM
NJ could've had Rush Holt, and instead they choose one of the worst corporate whore Democrats.

Great job, guys.
 
2013-08-14 12:43:19 PM

EighthDay: Wendy's Chili: FLMountainMan: EyeballKid: Wendy's Chili: Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.


And yet, he'll be portrayed as the lib'rullest lib'rul to ever lib'rul a lib'rul by his even-more-bought-off opponent on the right, and at least a quarter of the electorate will be gullible/hateful enough to conveniently believe it with no reluctance or hesitation whatsoever. It is too easy to hate American politics sometimes.

Yep.  And liberals will claim all criticism of him is racist, criticize the corporations that give to his opponent and not him, crank up the fear machine, etc....

On topic though, I hope he wins.  He's to the left of me, but everything I've read about him makes me think he's genuine, grounded, and really cares about his constituents.

Nothing says "caring about the destitute of Newark" like handing over our safety net to money managers.

I've seen this quite a bit, but without anything to back it up - are there any actual instances where he has said he supports this / lobbied to change it / etc?

All I've seen is conjecture...


He's since backtracked, but it was only three weeks ago that he supported raising the retirement age.

Link

But I knew where he stood long before he ever publicly commented on the issue. He speaks the same language as Alan Simpson, Erskine Bowles, Ed Rendell, Mark Warner, Michael Bloomberg, Harold Ford Jr., Andrew Cuomo, the Washington Post editorial board, and other "moderate" deficit scolds.

They try to appeal to liberals by favoring gay marriage and abortion, but they work for Wall Street, and Wall Street doesn't like public retirement plans that they don't profit from.

Let's hope Hillary leaves this camp before she gets to the White House.
 
2013-08-14 12:46:55 PM

Wendy's Chili: Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.


THIS. He puts partisanship aside in that he will suck up to the same people that the GOP sucks up to. You know, to show he's as good at it as they are. Democrats need to stop drinking the Booker Kool Aid.
 
2013-08-14 12:59:14 PM
he should roll through Lonegan.  that twit has nothing to offer.
 
2013-08-14 02:07:00 PM
Nice.
 
2013-08-15 09:32:04 AM

Wendy's Chili: FLMountainMan: EyeballKid: Wendy's Chili: Yay.

We need more people like Booker who will put partisanship aside, reach across the aisle, and work with Republicans toward a grand bargain to privatize Social Security.


And yet, he'll be portrayed as the lib'rullest lib'rul to ever lib'rul a lib'rul by his even-more-bought-off opponent on the right, and at least a quarter of the electorate will be gullible/hateful enough to conveniently believe it with no reluctance or hesitation whatsoever. It is too easy to hate American politics sometimes.

Yep.  And liberals will claim all criticism of him is racist, criticize the corporations that give to his opponent and not him, crank up the fear machine, etc....

On topic though, I hope he wins.  He's to the left of me, but everything I've read about him makes me think he's genuine, grounded, and really cares about his constituents.

Nothing says "caring about the destitute of Newark" like handing over our safety net to money managers.


If the city follows the gameplan you want it to, it will wind up like Detroit.  Which it already strongly resembles.
 
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