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2017-01-10 06:18:32 AM  
I wish this guy would run for some kind of office I could vote him for or something like that I'm in California and I'm drinking
 
2017-01-10 07:23:31 AM  
Good for him. He really can't put up much of a fight; but, it sounds like he's trying.
 
2017-01-10 07:23:31 AM  
I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurric​a​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-​a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.
 
2017-01-10 07:26:00 AM  
It's going to be funny to watch the 101st Keyboard Commandos try to intimidate a guy who was the Mayor of Newark.
 
2017-01-10 07:27:49 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's going to be funny to watch the 101st Keyboard Commandos try to intimidate a guy who was the Mayor of Newark.


Who lived in tenements and housing projects and is generally a badass, though very calm and controlled when speaking (not unlike Barack Obama, in tone and style - he's a great speaker - only with a lot more balls behind those speeches.)
 
2017-01-10 07:41:55 AM  
I like everything Cory Booker says, and he seems to be a good Senator. He is clearly thinking of President. My question is this: in a general sense, before I can get behind him, isn't Newark still a shiathole?
 
2017-01-10 07:46:39 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I like everything Cory Booker says, and he seems to be a good Senator. He is clearly thinking of President. My question is this: in a general sense, before I can get behind him, isn't Newark still a shiathole?


It is but come on,, Booker isn't a wizard.
 
2017-01-10 08:53:21 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I like everything Cory Booker says, and he seems to be a good Senator. He is clearly thinking of President. My question is this: in a general sense, before I can get behind him, isn't Newark still a shiathole?


That's a miracle only an army of Bookers could help fix. One Booker though? It's less of a shiathole but you still should watch where you step
 
2017-01-10 08:54:56 AM  

serpent_sky: I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurrica​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.


He's one of my senators, and one that I enthusiastically vote for.
 
2017-01-10 08:57:44 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I like everything Cory Booker says, and he seems to be a good Senator. He is clearly thinking of President. My question is this: in a general sense, before I can get behind him, isn't Newark still a shiathole?


Yea and no. There have been a lot of improvements, especially in the Ironbound area. Quite a lot of it is still, well, Newark.
 
6 days ago  
And he'll testify while also saving a cat stuck in a tree and hand-delivering meals to shut ins.
 
6 days ago  
See, Booker would've beaten Trump had not the Dems demanded a coronation.
 
6 days ago  
And the liberal sms media gears up to smear him for his "corruption" while ignoring Trump in 3... 2...
 
6 days ago  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I like everything Cory Booker says, and he seems to be a good Senator. He is clearly thinking of President. My question is this: in a general sense, before I can get behind him, isn't Newark still a shiathole?


Is it better/worse than Baltimore? Camden?
 
6 days ago  

BeesNuts: And the liberal sms media gears up to smear him for his "corruption" while ignoring Trump in 3... 2...


This post makes me confused.  And hungry.  And kind of gassy.
 
6 days ago  
I love Cory Booker.  So happy he's my senator. His speech at the DNC gave me chills and I sincerely hope he plans to run for higher office.
 
6 days ago  

serpent_sky: I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurrica​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.


and half of his campaign financing came from Wall Street.
 
6 days ago  

havocmike: Three Crooked Squirrels: I like everything Cory Booker says, and he seems to be a good Senator. He is clearly thinking of President. My question is this: in a general sense, before I can get behind him, isn't Newark still a shiathole?

Is it better/worse than Baltimore? Camden?


Way better than Camden. Baltimore, I don't know. I haven't been there in 20 years or so.
 
6 days ago  
Too bad he's buds with the Trump progeny.
 
6 days ago  

dumbobruni: serpent_sky: I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurrica​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.

and half of his campaign financing came from Wall Street.


Well, 12.4%, but yes, that is the flaw that I see in a candidate that otherwise seems very much to be what I would like my representatives in government to be.
 
6 days ago  

dumbobruni: serpent_sky: I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurrica​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.

and half of his campaign financing came from Wall Street.


Which is totes worse than the GOP Congress that does that...or the President elect who selected Wall Street elites to his administration.

Brother, you gotta get a new talking point if you're gonna go outside the Townhall boards. This is just lazy :\
 
6 days ago  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I like everything Cory Booker says, and he seems to be a good Senator. He is clearly thinking of President. My question is this: in a general sense, before I can get behind him, isn't Newark still a shiathole?


Yeah, it's still a shiathole, but that's not the reason you should hesitate to support Booker.

He's a wolf in sheep's clothing. He's buddy-buddy with the banks and the school privatizers. He supported cuts to Social Security until grassroots activists shamed the fark out of him. If we nominate him or Gillibrand or Cuomo, we might as well let Trump run unopposed.
 
6 days ago  
Booker's got his eyes on the prize in 4 years and I say go for it Cory. In the meantime,please make Trump's life as miserable as possible.
 
6 days ago  
He will do a Trumpian kind of grandstanding to get in the news, but it will accomplish nothing this time around.
 
6 days ago  

serpent_sky: I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurrica​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.


And he will be thoroughly and publicly excoriated by the Trump team for daring to speak even a single word against Jeff Sessions. He'll suddenly become the worst and most overrated legislator in the Senate. An obstructor. A Hillary flunky.
 
6 days ago  
YEAH!  We need someone in there like Loretta Lynch who schedules secret meetings with people she's considering charging...  Oh, and Holder who gleefully sent thousands of assault rifles to Mexico so the cartels could kill a bunch of innocent people more efficiently.
 
6 days ago  

Diogenes: BeesNuts: And the liberal sms media gears up to smear him for his "corruption" while ignoring Trump in 3... 2...

This post makes me confused.  And hungry.  And kind of gassy.


The amount of "dirt" a democrat has aired on the news is directly proportional to the likelihood that this democrat will run for president next.

Looking like the dems are eyeing up booker pretty hard.  I expect him to be poisonous in 12 months.
 
6 days ago  
This is 100% political grandstanding to position himself for the next election. Sessions will be confirmed and I doubt Booker has any real objections at all

I like Booker but this is a waste of time.
 
6 days ago  

skylabdown: YEAH!  We need someone in there like Loretta Lynch who schedules secret meetings with people she's considering charging...  Oh, and Holder who gleefully sent thousands of assault rifles to Mexico so the cartels could kill a bunch of innocent people more efficiently.


I see a lot of words strung together, are they supposed to mean something?
 
6 days ago  
everyone can tell you that he shoveled snow and ran into a burning building but does anyone know what he did for newark?

dudes half frog and half publicist.

mayor was just a jumping off point for senate.
 
6 days ago  

Peaceboy: I wish this guy would run for some kind of office I could vote him for or something like that I'm in California and I'm drinking


I think that is why he is doing this.  Not as a grand gesture but as a way to get in line for 2020.  What can I say, I am a cynic.
 
6 days ago  

Wendy's Chili: Three Crooked Squirrels: I like everything Cory Booker says, and he seems to be a good Senator. He is clearly thinking of President. My question is this: in a general sense, before I can get behind him, isn't Newark still a shiathole?

Yeah, it's still a shiathole, but that's not the reason you should hesitate to support Booker.

He's a wolf in sheep's clothing. He's buddy-buddy with the banks and the school privatizers. He supported cuts to Social Security until grassroots activists shamed the fark out of him. If we nominate him or Gillibrand or Cuomo, we might as well let Trump run unopposed.


Really?
 
6 days ago  

serpent_sky: I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurrica​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.


Honestly, he seems better than decent. I'd only heard him speaking, but I didn't know he actually did things. He seems pretty awesome. Thanks for the links.
 
6 days ago  

serpent_sky: I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurrica​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.

FIFY
 
6 days ago  
Paging fark's resident Cory booker stalker/hater:

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
6 days ago  

shinji3i: dumbobruni: serpent_sky: I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurrica​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.

and half of his campaign financing came from Wall Street.

Which is totes worse than the GOP Congress that does that...or the President elect who selected Wall Street elites to his administration.

Brother, you gotta get a new talking point if you're gonna go outside the Townhall boards. This is just lazy :\


Ms Serpent cited Wall Street ties as a reason why she was never voting for Hillary Clinton.
 
6 days ago  

skylabdown: YEAH!  We need someone in there like Loretta Lynch who schedules secret meetings with people she's considering charging...  Oh, and Holder who gleefully sent thousands of assault rifles to Mexico so the cartels could kill a bunch of innocent people more efficiently.


Oh look, our first hatemonger chimed in.
 
6 days ago  

Giltric: everyone can tell you that he shoveled snow and ran into a burning building but does anyone know what he did for newark?

dudes half frog and half publicist.

mayor was just a jumping off point for senate.


I hear what you're saying.  But I think that's a bit like criticizing someone for working towards a promotion at work.  Aspirations for higher office aren't necessarily bad.
 
6 days ago  

Giltric: everyone can tell you that he shoveled snow and ran into a burning building but does anyone know what he did for newark?

dudes half frog and half publicist.

mayor was just a jumping off point for senate.


In his defense, during Hurricane Sandy he personally drove around town picking up people who were stranded when they asked him for help on twitter. Pretty cool thing to do. Still don't trust him due to the friendship with Uday and Qusay Trump, but have to give him props for that one.
 
6 days ago  
I appreciate the responses about Newark, and I know no one could be expected to turn Newark into a shining example overnight. My bigger concern is how easy it would seem to run a national campaign against the former Mayor of Newark. My campaign slogan would simply be "What, do you all want us to end up like Newark?"  It seems like it'd be very easy to run an effective negative campaign against him in this day and age where people don't take the time to actually think about who they are voting for, what they are voting for, or what would help move a country forward. Rather, they vote on gut instinct it appears. An unfiltered id, if you will.

Our President-elect got elected by mastering a form of communication that by its very definition disallows deep and nuanced thought. And the Dems think we can win with the former Mayor of Newark? Do you see my concern here?
 
6 days ago  

dumbobruni: serpent_sky: I think he may have presidential aspirations. And I'd be pretty damned pleased if he did. Living in CT, we get a lot of NY and NJ news, and he really cares about his constituents and I think is quite genuine when it comes to what he says, especially since he walks the walk.

The man literally was inviting and feeding people at his own house after the hurricane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cory-booker-neighbors-hurrica​ne-sandy_n_2059971.html

and as mayor, he went into a burning home and saved a woman (burning himself in the process), personally responded to a call about a dog in the freezing cold and rescued him, and generally was very present as mayor of Newark and could be found helping people shovel, etc.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/cory-booker-rescues-a​-freezing-dog-9-other-things-he-has-saved.html

I think he'd be a refreshing change in 2020. A decent human being.

and half of his campaign financing came from Wall Street.


Geesus, this. I adore Booker but crap thrown at Hillary is going to stick to him too.
 
6 days ago  

Epoch_Zero: Giltric: everyone can tell you that he shoveled snow and ran into a burning building but does anyone know what he did for newark?

dudes half frog and half publicist.

mayor was just a jumping off point for senate.

In his defense, during Hurricane Sandy he personally drove around town picking up people who were stranded when they asked him for help on twitter. Pretty cool thing to do. Still don't trust him due to the friendship with Uday and Qusay Trump, but have to give him props for that one.


maybe he should be an Uber or Lyft driver?

in alot of places people volunteer to do the same thing when there is a storm, to give people rides in to work, like nurses and doctors. we do it because its the right thing to do, not because we get publicity from it.
 
6 days ago  

Giltric: everyone can tell you that he shoveled snow and ran into a burning building but does anyone know what he did for newark?

dudes half frog and half publicist.

mayor was just a jumping off point for senate.


Aaaand it begins.

Right wing hate bags get on social media and throw shade, somebody relatively important tweets about these "concerns", Fox picks it up for their afternoon segment and invites guests to throw more shade in a "panel discussion", and finally to catapult the propaganda they call out the rest of the press on failing to cover this important story and then voila.  All major news networks are "asking questions" about Corey Booker for the next 2 years.
 
6 days ago  

skylabdown: YEAH!  We need someone in there like Loretta Lynch who schedules secret meetings with people she's considering charging...  Oh, and Holder who gleefully sent thousands of assault rifles to Mexico so the cartels could kill a bunch of innocent people more efficiently.


Um, what? WTF does Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder have to do with Booker?  Do you always just randomly associate black people with one another?

Are you having a stroke? Do you smell toast?
 
6 days ago  

Saiga410: Peaceboy: I wish this guy would run for some kind of office I could vote him for or something like that I'm in California and I'm drinking

I think that is why he is doing this.  Not as a grand gesture but as a way to get in line for 2020.  What can I say, I am a cynic.


If he has a fairly consistent record of doing the right thing, regardless of whether his political ambitions have led him to behave in a laudably moral fashion or his laudable morality has facilitated his political success, he's likely to continue doing the right thing.
 
6 days ago  

BeesNuts: Giltric: everyone can tell you that he shoveled snow and ran into a burning building but does anyone know what he did for newark?

dudes half frog and half publicist.

mayor was just a jumping off point for senate.

Aaaand it begins.

Right wing hate bags get on social media and throw shade, somebody relatively important tweets about these "concerns", Fox picks it up for their afternoon segment and invites guests to throw more shade in a "panel discussion", and finally to catapult the propaganda they call out the rest of the press on failing to cover this important story and then voila.  All major news networks are "asking questions" about Corey Booker for the next 2 years.


so thats a no? you cant tell me what corey booker did for newark other than give people rides, shovel snow etc....

maybe the department of public works would be a better arena for him?
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

Giltric: Epoch_Zero: Giltric: everyone can tell you that he shoveled snow and ran into a burning building but does anyone know what he did for newark?

dudes half frog and half publicist.

mayor was just a jumping off point for senate.

In his defense, during Hurricane Sandy he personally drove around town picking up people who were stranded when they asked him for help on twitter. Pretty cool thing to do. Still don't trust him due to the friendship with Uday and Qusay Trump, but have to give him props for that one.

maybe he should be an Uber or Lyft driver?

in alot of places people volunteer to do the same thing when there is a storm, to give people rides in to work, like nurses and doctors. we do it because its the right thing to do, not because we get publicity from it.


I guess my point was that he could have been doing a 'Heckuva job Brownie' thing or delegating that to an underling or a task force and going on to making sure the wealthy are fully rescued, but he didn't.
 
6 days ago  

Giltric: everyone can tell you that he shoveled snow and ran into a burning building but does anyone know what he did for newark?

dudes half frog and half publicist.

mayor was just a jumping off point for senate.


Your last sentence makes absolutely zero sense. None.

I'm not voting for trump because being a crotch grabbing, ass clown was just a jumping off point for president.
 
6 days ago  

Hobodeluxe: [2d0yaz2jiom3c6vy7e7e5svk.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com image 800x430]


Yeah that's totes real
 
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