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    Spartacus 2020: NJ Will Allow Cory Booker to Run for President and Senate

    Spartacus 2020: NJ Will Allow Cory Booker to Run for President and Senate

    Governor signs bill permitting dual candidacy.

    https://youtu.be/D7VVVsGRvuc

    Just come out and say you’re running in 2020, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

    It’s obvious now that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that will allow Spartacus to run for president and senator at the same time.

    From Politico:

    Booker, a Democrat and New Jersey’s junior senator, is widely expected to run for president in 2020, the same year he’s up for reelection for a second full six-year term in the Senate. In recent weeks, he’s visited Iowa and New Hampshire — which have the first presidential nominating contests in the nation — ostensibly to help out other candidates.

    Booker, however, has acknowledged that he’s considering running for president.

    Even if Booker doesn’t get his party’s party nomination, the bill would still allow him to run for vice president and Senate at the same time should the Democratic nominee choose Booker as a running mate.

    Although the bill does not mention Booker by name, it’s clearly geared toward him. Its sponsors said state law probably permits Booker to run for both offices, anyway, but the new law is meant to ensure that nobody can successfully challenge a dual candidacy in court.

    “I think it was clear, but this was just to stop any lawsuits to slow him down,” Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), a sponsor of the bill, said shortly after the Legislature sent it to Murphy on Monday. “Realize, also, we don’t have a primary [filing deadline] until April. And normally we have a pretty good idea of who the candidate’s going to be by then.”

    Booker has already made trips to Iowa and New Hampshire.

    I mean, you could tell Booker planned to run for the presidency during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He provided television with plenty of drama-filled antics, including the infamous Spartacus moment.

    Need another hint? It looks like Booker has chosen to mend the ties to the anti-Israel movement. Jewish Insider wrote today that Booker told the publication he supports BDS:

    “We’ve seen the alarming rise in anti-Semitism in the United States and across the world in recent years manifest itself in many deeply concerning ways, including in the actions of foreign governments targeting Israel and the Israeli people.”

    “I have long and staunchly opposed the BDS movement, and support this bill which will prevent international entities from imposing their will on US businesses with regards to their decisions, consistent with US law, to conduct commerce with our close ally Israel and its citizens. Initial concerns that this bill unintentionally infringed on individuals’ First Amendment rights have now been addressed by changes agreed upon earlier this year, and I feel confident that those modifications safeguard Americans’ constitutional right to free speech. I’ll be adding myself as a cosponsor, and will be urging my colleagues to support this important legislation in its modified form.”

    Booker ruffled the feathers of the BDS movement in August after a picture showed him holding an anti-Israel sign.

    https://twitter.com/LegInsurrection/status/1025470261200609285

    After the backlash, Booker claimed someone tricked him into holding the sign:

    “Just before delivering a speech in New Orleans, Senator Booker was approached by dozens of people for photos. In one instance, amid the rush, he was posing for a photo and was passed a sign to hold — he didn’t have time to read the sign, and from his cursory glance he thought it was talking about Mexico and didn’t realize it had anything to do with Israel. He hopes for a day when there will be no need for security barriers in the State of Israel, but while active terrorist organizations threaten the safety of the people living in Israel, security barriers are unfortunate but necessary to protect human lives,” said Booker spokesperson Jeff Giertz.

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    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 3, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Cory is accused of homosexually molesting a young man.

    Isn’t there a lawsuit against him for that?

    Would someone help me out with this, I must be missing something here:

    “It looks like Booker has chosen to mend the ties to the anti-Israel movement.” (emphasis added)

    “I have long and staunchly opposed the BDS movement…”

    “Booker ruffled the feathers of the BDS movement in August after a picture showed him holding an anti-Israel sign.”

    I’ve been under the misapprehension that the BDS movement was essentially anti-Israel, yet it appears here to be a pro-Israel movement.


       
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      Barry in reply to Edward. | November 4, 2018 at 12:56 am

      “Would someone help me out with this,…”

      That sentence is simply a mistake by Ms Chastain.

      Booker is sucking up to the Israeli support crowd, figuring it better than the anti-Israeli crowd in getting elected.


     
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    Milhouse | November 4, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Need another hint? It looks like Booker has chosen to mend the ties to the anti-Israel movement. Jewish Insider wrote today that Booker told the publication he supports BDS:

    No, it wrote the exact opposite, that he told it he opposes BDS.

    Booker ruffled the feathers of the BDS movement in August after a picture showed him holding an anti-Israel sign.

    This makes no sense either.

    So is that “Spartacus MMXX” or “Spartacus XX-XX”?


     
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    sestamibi | November 4, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Couple of issues here: First off, one doesn’t run “for president”. We have presidential electors who do the actual voting, and we vote technically for them, so Corey (or anyone else) would just be a name on the ballot. Second, let us remember that Paul Ryan ran for re-election to Congress while he was “running” for vice-president on Mitt Romney’s ticket in 2012, so such is not unprecedented.

    What disappoints me about Corey Booker, however, is his total embrace of the far left. I can recall the documentary “Street Fight” about his first race for mayor of Newark against incumbent Sharpe James, who was playing the race card from the bottom of the deck by claiming authenticity. Reminded me perversely of the mirror image of George Wallace once vowing that he would never be “outn—ed” again. But what really impressed me was the interview with Booker’s campaign manager against a backdrop of a huge American flag–a brazen move in the ghetto. But what really impressed me was his defense of Mitt Romney from scurrilous charges back in 2012. Sadly, the Corey Booker of those days no longer exists.


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