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    Someone’s in trouble

    Someone’s in trouble

    Someone’s in trouble:

    Newark N.J. Mayor Cory Booker (D) expressed reserve about the Obama campaign’s Bain strategy against Mitt Romney, telling “Meet The Press” viewers on Sunday that he was “uncomfortable” with the line of attacks.

    “This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides,” Booker said. “It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity.”

    Time to walk it back:

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker released a Web video Sunday emphasizing his support for President Obama and clarifying remarks he made earlier in the day where he criticized the president’s campaign tactics as “nauseating.”

    “I used the word ‘nauseating’ on Meet the Press because that’s really how I feel, when I see people in my city struggling with real issues,” said Booker in the video. “I get very upset when I see such a level of dialogue that calls us to our lowest common denominators and not the kind of things that can unify us as a nation and move us forward as a nation.”

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    ClinkinKy | May 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Mr. Booker was sent a picture of a bus with enough room underneath to accommodate him.

    Poor Booker will be found with a dead prostitute or live “boy” and his career will be history. That’s the Chicago way.


     
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    Milhouse | May 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Booker is a Democrat like Bloomberg is a Republican. If Republicans had a chance in Newark he’d probably switch parties.

    Ex-Rep. Artur Davis Former congressman (D-Ala.); fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics :

    It’s hard to imagine a more instructive couple of days for those who want to know where the Democratic Party’s head is at: its only high-profile African American moderate just got a brushback pitch for leaning in too close to the Independent thought zone; the Obama camp looks ominously like a cult of personality that tolerates no dissent; and the reelection campaign just doubled down on the European leftist notion that business is fair only when it operates in a sanitized, risk free manner.

    As for Booker, my hope is that the pushback won’t turn him into just another faux centrist who won’t risk offending his base. He already looks a little less brave and a lot more conventional after the forgive me video from the bunker he released on Sunday. In fairness, a public servant with his gifts and history with Obama deserved much better.


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