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(The Hill)   Cory Booker: "I am not Spartacus." Person behind him: "I'M SPARTACUS". Another person: "No, I'M SPARTACUS". Yet another person: "NO, I SAY I'M SPARTACUS".... etc   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2018-09-14 01:20:32 PM  
So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.
 
2018-09-14 01:21:31 PM  
He seems calm and well-reasoned.  GOP smear campaign in 3... 2... 1...
 
2018-09-14 02:40:17 PM  

Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.


For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.
 
2018-09-14 03:45:33 PM  
I'M BRIAN!

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/and so is my wife
 
2018-09-14 03:46:36 PM  

downstairs: Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.

For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.


Alan Alda and Phil Donahue killed a generation's worth of Democratic leadership
 
2018-09-14 03:53:41 PM  

whither_apophis: downstairs: Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.

For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.

Alan Alda and Phil Donahue killed a generation's worth of Democratic leadership


????
 
2018-09-14 05:20:13 PM  

downstairs: Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.

For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.


The time for them to grow spines was during Obama's 8 years.Now if they don't have spines yet, they better use broom handles or something as substitutes because there's no more time left.

If the US was Lord of the Rings, the Democrats are the Rohirim about ten minutes after Grima Wormtongue was kicked out of the king's hall. Now they need a Gandalf to set them on the right path
 
2018-09-14 05:21:39 PM  
Is Booker going to do any celebrity ads?

Hilarious Pepsi Advertisement (Spartacus Version)
Youtube -FYGmMzwJRA
 
2018-09-14 05:31:16 PM  

downstairs: whither_apophis: downstairs: Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.

For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.

Alan Alda and Phil Donahue killed a generation's worth of Democratic leadership

????


They were the public face of sensitive new age guy, "Let's talk about why that's a bad policy but I won't do anything to stop you"
 
2018-09-14 05:53:02 PM  
Sorry Black Spartacus.  You used the term and now it is yours for the rest of your public life.
 
2018-09-14 05:54:53 PM  

bigfatbuddhist: He seems calm and well-reasoned.  GOP smear campaign in 3... 2... 1...


Its cute you think they are only now starting. He is considered "far left" to them (and by much msm) even with his middling corporate stances he has shown. They are just so afraid of women you don't notice it as much.
 
2018-09-14 05:55:37 PM  

JDAT: Sorry Black Spartacus.  You used the term and now it is yours for the rest of your public life.


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2018-09-14 05:56:17 PM  
"In fact I think Durbin said, 'If you throw him into the pit, I want to be in the pit with you,'" Booker added

DEAL!
 
2018-09-14 05:59:21 PM  
"Booker has been teased by conservatives for the comparison, in part because a lawyer representing the George W. Bush administration, for which Kavanaugh worked, had already released the documents in question."

The GOP on the floor certainly didn't think those documents had been released at the time they started threatening him. They all seemed pretty farking sure he was violating the rules until they realized a censure vote was going to go nowhere and then changed tack claiming they had already released the documents they had previously claimed weren't released and didn't understand what all the fuss was about.
 
2018-09-14 06:01:41 PM  
No, he's
Ian Dury & The Blockheads : Spasticus Autisticus
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2018-09-14 06:05:02 PM  

whither_apophis: I'M BRIAN!

[proxy.duckduckgo.com image 850x637]

/and so is my wife


I am also Brian!
 
2018-09-14 06:08:04 PM  

Target Builder: "Booker has been teased by conservatives for the comparison, in part because a lawyer representing the George W. Bush administration, for which Kavanaugh worked, had already released the documents in question."

The GOP on the floor certainly didn't think those documents had been released at the time they started threatening him. They all seemed pretty farking sure he was violating the rules until they realized a censure vote was going to go nowhere and then changed tack claiming they had already released the documents they had previously claimed weren't released and didn't understand what all the fuss was about.


Especially since Cornyn still threatened Booker even after the "release" was publicized https://twitter.com/JohnCo​rnyn/status/​1038038181806043136
 
2018-09-14 06:09:29 PM  

JDAT: Sorry Black Spartacus.  You used the term and now it is yours for the rest of your public life.


Is that better or worse than 'dotard'?
 
2018-09-14 06:09:58 PM  

whither_apophis: downstairs: Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.

For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.

Alan Alda and Phil Donahue killed a generation's worth of Democratic leadership


Don't talk smack about Alan Alda and Phil Donahue!  M*A*S*H made me question war in general and Phil made me question the War on Drugs and the legality of abortion.  You're just made they made people think.
 
2018-09-14 06:10:07 PM  
"That dead guy over there? He's Spartacus."
 
2018-09-14 06:12:31 PM  
Clarence Thomas made a statement condemning Booker?

Guess the GOP needed to hide behind their black friend.
 
2018-09-14 06:13:29 PM  
Cory don' need no Anger Translator. Cory his own Anger Translator.
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2018-09-14 06:14:25 PM  

kermit the forg: whither_apophis: downstairs: Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.

For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.

Alan Alda and Phil Donahue killed a generation's worth of Democratic leadership

Don't talk smack about Alan Alda and Phil Donahue!  M*A*S*H made me question war in general and Phil made me question the War on Drugs and the legality of abortion.  You're just made they made people think.


And one of my favorite TV moments ever was when Donahue had Ayn Rand on the program. You don't really see public suicide so much anymore.
 
2018-09-14 06:15:39 PM  

whither_apophis: downstairs: whither_apophis: downstairs: Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.

For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.

Alan Alda and Phil Donahue killed a generation's worth of Democratic leadership

????

They were the public face of sensitive new age guy, "Let's talk about why that's a bad policy but I won't do anything to stop you"


Wow. I never would have thought that Alan Alda was responsible for the downfall of America.
 
2018-09-14 06:20:34 PM  

entitygm: whither_apophis: I'M BRIAN!

[proxy.duckduckgo.com image 850x637]

/and so is my wife

I am also Brian!


Bwian, eh?
 
2018-09-14 06:28:09 PM  
Keep that spine when your donors come calling, Booker, and I'll vote you into the White House.
 
2018-09-14 06:29:56 PM  
Where Cory Booker grew up. My brother used to take the bus with him to Bergen Catholic. He's hardly Spartacus.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harri​n​gton_Park,_New_Jersey
 
2018-09-14 06:32:01 PM  

stoli n coke: Clarence Thomas made a statement condemning Booker?

Guess the GOP needed to hide behind their black friend.


Not just 'a' statement, THIS statement:
"Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the most tight-lipped members of the Supreme Court, complained that the senator's theatrics undermined the dignity of the confirmation process."
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2018-09-14 06:32:44 PM  

VinnietheChin: Where Cory Booker grew up. My brother used to take the bus with him to Bergen Catholic. He's hardly Spartacus.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrin​gton_Park,_New_Jersey


You even included a link.  Good for you.  Keep practicing!
 
2018-09-14 06:35:10 PM  

Brainsick: stoli n coke: Clarence Thomas made a statement condemning Booker?

Guess the GOP needed to hide behind their black friend.

Not just 'a' statement, THIS statement:
"Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the most tight-lipped members of the Supreme Court, complained that the senator's theatrics undermined the dignity of the confirmation process."
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If there's one thing the president of the Long Dong Silver fan club knows about, it's dignity.
 
2018-09-14 06:36:52 PM  

whither_apophis: downstairs: Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.

For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.

Alan Alda and Phil Donahue killed a generation's worth of Democratic leadership


Republicans couldn't muster the collective integrity of Arnie Vinick's morning dump.
 
2018-09-14 06:41:30 PM  

Brainsick: stoli n coke: Clarence Thomas made a statement condemning Booker?

Guess the GOP needed to hide behind their black friend.

Not just 'a' statement, THIS statement:
"Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the most tight-lipped members of the Supreme Court, complained that the senator's theatrics undermined the dignity of the confirmation process."
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The hell, Clarence?  It's an extended job interview where the candidates should have already had their paper gone over with a fine-toothed comb beforehand [Thanks, committee confidential ratings!] , and then get raked over the coals about their entire professional history.  If they make it through, then it's confirmation vote.

This should not just be a farking induction ceremony.
 
2018-09-14 06:41:37 PM  

BMulligan: kermit the forg: whither_apophis: downstairs: Flappyhead: So far, Booker has released 75 Kavanaugh-related documents that were at one point deemed committee confidential.

Which is what matters here.  Theatrics or not, he forced the GOP to publicise dozens of documents they wanted to keep private.  Not to mention it seems to have stiffened the spines of other Democrats.

For once, sheesh.  And I don't think many intelligent people would disagree that now is the time for the dems to grow spines.

Alan Alda and Phil Donahue killed a generation's worth of Democratic leadership

Don't talk smack about Alan Alda and Phil Donahue!  M*A*S*H made me question war in general and Phil made me question the War on Drugs and the legality of abortion.  You're just made they made people think.

And one of my favorite TV moments ever was when Donahue had Ayn Rand on the program. You don't really see public suicide so much anymore.


He did? How badly did he embarrass her?
 
2018-09-14 06:45:48 PM  

nacker: VinnietheChin: Where Cory Booker grew up. My brother used to take the bus with him to Bergen Catholic. He's hardly Spartacus.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrin​gton_Park,_New_Jersey

You even included a link.  Good for you.  Keep practicing!


I'm sorry, did I disrupt your fantasy of Cory being a heroic, lifesaving, project dweller, here to save us like Spartacus. He has you fooled.
 
2018-09-14 06:48:05 PM  

stoli n coke: Brainsick: stoli n coke: Clarence Thomas made a statement condemning Booker?

Guess the GOP needed to hide behind their black friend.

Not just 'a' statement, THIS statement:
"Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the most tight-lipped members of the Supreme Court, complained that the senator's theatrics undermined the dignity of the confirmation process."
[img.fark.net image 350x196]

If there's one thing the president of the Long Dong Silver fan club knows about, it's dignity.


I don't even care about Justice "Oh, am I naked? How did that happen?" Thomas' personal dignity. But...Sessions? DeVos? C'mon, Thomas! These hearings lost their dignity in the mouths of those lying sh*tweasels and at the hands of a corrupt Congress well before now
 
2018-09-14 06:50:30 PM  

quiotu: JDAT: Sorry Black Spartacus.  You used the term and now it is yours for the rest of your public life.

Is that better or worse than 'dotard'?


I guess he was trying to be snarky or racist or whatever, but Black Spartacus is a badass nickname.
 
2018-09-14 06:53:16 PM  
Everyone knows you must grow up poor to believe in things like public education, transportation, and helping people. Claiborne Pell epitomized this.
 
2018-09-14 06:56:58 PM  

VinnietheChin: nacker: VinnietheChin: Where Cory Booker grew up. My brother used to take the bus with him to Bergen Catholic. He's hardly Spartacus.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrin​gton_Park,_New_Jersey

You even included a link.  Good for you.  Keep practicing!

I'm sorry, did I disrupt your fantasy of Cory being a heroic, lifesaving, project dweller, here to save us like Spartacus. He has you fooled.


No.  But you also said your brother knew him, implied he wasn't a nice guy, and linked an article about where you were from that doesn't really support your opinion.  Why should anyone think what you have to say has any weight?  So before you try to continue your argument you may want to consider providing some evidence to support it.
 
2018-09-14 06:57:56 PM  

gamergirl23: Everyone knows you must grow up poor to believe in things like public education, transportation, and helping people. Claiborne Pell epitomized this.


That was a thing of beauty.
1 Smart for you from the 401.
 
2018-09-14 06:58:15 PM  

VinnietheChin: nacker: VinnietheChin: Where Cory Booker grew up. My brother used to take the bus with him to Bergen Catholic. He's hardly Spartacus.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrin​gton_Park,_New_Jersey

You even included a link.  Good for you.  Keep practicing!

I'm sorry, did I disrupt your fantasy of Cory being a heroic, lifesaving, project dweller, here to save us like Spartacus. He has you fooled.


WTF? Corey Booker never claimed to be from the projects. He's said with pride that his parents were IBM executives, which was a rare accomplishment for a black person in the early 70s.

You don't have to be a Jersey stereotype, "Vinnie."
 
2018-09-14 07:10:41 PM  
"committee confidential" is not a security classification, all it means is "we don't want the public to see it, because reasons."
 
2018-09-14 07:17:11 PM  
Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the most tight-lipped members of the Supreme Court, complained that the senator's theatrics undermined the dignity of the confirmation process.

...having slept through the part where the Republicans destroyed all dignity of the process by refusing to release relevant material because it might be politically damaging.
 
2018-09-14 07:22:46 PM  

natazha: "committee confidential" is not a security classification, all it means is "we don't want the public to see it, because reasons."


Earlier ref shortened a bit too much - the marking was just part of the shenanigans involved.  Ya know, bulk-marking everything confidential by fiat of committee head when you're supposed to vote on it while including minority members.  Thousands of pages of documents made available to committee members only hours before kickoff.  Some larger number withheld with "Eh... you don't need to see this."  It's all a continuing shiatshow.
 
2018-09-14 07:28:12 PM  

Target Builder: "Booker has been teased by conservatives for the comparison, in part because a lawyer representing the George W. Bush administration, for which Kavanaugh worked, had already released the documents in question."

The GOP on the floor certainly didn't think those documents had been released at the time they started threatening him. They all seemed pretty farking sure he was violating the rules until they realized a censure vote was going to go nowhere and then changed tack claiming they had already released the documents they had previously claimed weren't released and didn't understand what all the fuss was about.


To be fair the GOP did release the documents.  At 4AM of the day Booker was going to make them public.
 
2018-09-14 07:31:37 PM  

Magwi: bigfatbuddhist: He seems calm and well-reasoned.  GOP smear campaign in 3... 2... 1...

Its cute you think they are only now starting. He is considered "far left" to them (and by much msm) even with his middling corporate stances he has shown. They are just so afraid of women you don't notice it as much.


"Far left", according to the GOP propaganda machine is anyone to the left of Atilla the Hun.
Also any uppity minority or female politician they decide is too annoying. Ever notice how whatever candidate is running as a dem against any republican is smeared as "most liberal ____" ever?
 
2018-09-14 07:50:59 PM  

El Dudereno: Magwi: bigfatbuddhist: He seems calm and well-reasoned.  GOP smear campaign in 3... 2... 1...

Its cute you think they are only now starting. He is considered "far left" to them (and by much msm) even with his middling corporate stances he has shown. They are just so afraid of women you don't notice it as much.

"Far left", according to the GOP propaganda machine is anyone to the left of Atilla the Hun.
Also any uppity minority or female politician they decide is too annoying. Ever notice how whatever candidate is running as a dem against any republican is smeared as "most liberal ____" ever?


Exactly. I appreciate that he is doing what every dem should, but pretending he is extreme is laughable.
 
2018-09-14 08:18:26 PM  

VinnietheChin: Where Cory Booker grew up. My brother used to take the bus with him to Bergen Catholic. He's hardly Spartacus.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrin​gton_Park,_New_Jersey


OMG! He's not even from the hood, but he told us he was by being all black and stuff. If he'd lie about that, who knows what else he's lying to us about?
 
2018-09-14 08:23:35 PM  
Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the most tight-lipped members of the Supreme Court, complained that the senator's theatrics undermined the dignity of the confirmation process.

To hear Clarence Thomas talk about "dignity" is about as funny as Trump publishing a link to a fact checking account.
 
2018-09-14 08:31:22 PM  

Magwi: bigfatbuddhist: He seems calm and well-reasoned.  GOP smear campaign in 3... 2... 1...

Its cute you think they are only now starting. He is considered "far left" to them (and by much msm) even with his middling corporate stances he has shown. They are just so afraid of women you don't notice it as much.


What the GOP considers "far left" would be called center-left (at most) anywhere else in the world.
 
2018-09-14 09:09:36 PM  

Silverstaff: Magwi: bigfatbuddhist: He seems calm and well-reasoned.  GOP smear campaign in 3... 2... 1...

Its cute you think they are only now starting. He is considered "far left" to them (and by much msm) even with his middling corporate stances he has shown. They are just so afraid of women you don't notice it as much.

What the GOP considers "far left" would be called center-left (at most) anywhere else in the world.


What the GOP calls "far left" would be called "too fascist" by Fidesz
 
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