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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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Ah… the PREDICABLE walk-back after offending the ThoughtPolice at Dog Breath Central.

It was not inevitable. This is a guy who ran into a burning building to save people just weeks ago.

I’m looking for the preference cascade to begin…if it hasn’t already.

Even Collectivists sometimes have a “getting off point”.

Of course he has to walk it back. You know he got a phone call that went something like this:
WH staffer: President Obama finds your lack of faith, disturbing. You have a nice administration there Mayor Booker, it’d be a shame if something happened to it…

Mayor Booker: Perhaps I should issue a correction. It appears I was quoted out of context. I don’t REALLY believe what I said the first time…

    Midwest Rhino in reply to abenson229. | May 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Right … except the implied threats were probably followed with a suggestion that he read the script the Obama boyz supplied. They wouldn’t want a confused messenger trying to write his own script.

    …WH staffer: Isn’t this what you really meant to say? Don’t you think they misunderstood what you really think (of Darth Vader/Obama)? Your thoughts betray you … you have allegiances that do not serve the master.

    Mayor Booker: Perhaps I should issue a correction. It appears I was quoted out of context. I don’t REALLY believe what I said the first time…

Juba Doobai! | May 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

Somebody said the following to Corey Booker: “Psst! Hey, Corey, that’s a nice shade of brown you got going on that thar skin o, yourn. I sure wouldn’t want something to happen to it. So, don’t get creative. Get back on the plantation. Don’t think cuz it ain’t necessary.”

Surprisingly Mayor Booker was able to straighten out the arm that BHO’s thugs twisted during the re-education session.

Frank Scarn | May 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

Time to send out Scout Rowdy Yates to round up all them strays and bring ’em back to the Liberal Plantation. Who knows what might happen if people get some of those freedom-from-government ideas floating around in their heads.

Truly, Chicago on the Potomac!

We have 2 liberal democrats running for president this year. The only issue that matter is only issue they won’t talk about or even attempt top address. Bain, dog eating, etc just fluff. Tell me how you are going to save the republic from its own government, then we’ll talk. till then your part of the problem, not the solution.

    Casey in reply to imfine. | May 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    “Drunk, fat and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

    I have to wonder what planet you come from, and what definitions of “liberal” and “democrat” you mis-use. If nothing else it should be self-evident that Romney is running as a Republican. I would love to hear your definition of liberal; I suspect it follows neither of the standard definitions, and it could not explain how Reagan was a Liberal, in the same way that Jefferson was a Republican.

    BTW, y’all should try that last sentence on your local Progressive, just to watch their heads explode. It’s fun. 🙂

    P.S. For more fun, I’ll ask imfine if he (or she) can explain the difference between a liberal (either type) and a progressive. And, yes, there’s a difference, just like there’s a difference between a conservative and a libertarian, even if the proggies don’t agree.

Mr. Booker, you may be able to straighten your arm out, but you can’t unring the bell.

From defense of private equity to no mention of it. Just another typical liberal without firm beliefs.

Here in Indiana there are two videos to see, one from Obama and the killer ad about Steel Dynamics in the Fort Wayne area.

When Keith Busse founded SDI in 1993, Bain’s $18 million investment turned into an $80 million profit when SDI proved successful, no doubt at the expense of its more-established competitors.

But today, SDI employs more than 6,000 people – more than 2,000 of them in northeast Indiana – and reported net income of $278 million last year.

In 1992, Bain acquired American Pad & Paper which then acquired SCM in 1994. By 1999, the year Romney left Bain, two American plants one of which was SCM in Marion Indiana, were closed, 385 jobs had been cut and the company was $392 million in debt. However AMPAD was sold out of bankruptcy in 2003 to Crescent Capital Partners and was purchased in in 2010 by Esselte – so it continues in business today.

Clearly, even if all 385 jobs lost were from Marion, which is but 55 miles south of Fort Wayne on I69, the 2000+ jobs in Fort Wayne, Columbia City and Butler has to make Hoosiers feel good about Bain.

Indiana is now Obama’s Hell and he is a snowball.

As walk-backs go, this one serves to underscore his original point a bit does it not? I wonder how many Dems secretly wish Obama would lose this election before he destroys the party.

    persecutor in reply to Mary Sue. | May 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    It’s becoming a replay of ’80– Reagan and Carter. No one was for Reagan, but funny, they didn’t vote that way!

    I think they reminded Cory if he wanted to stay inside of Massa’s mansion he better walk it back, or find himself back in the fields!

    Ragspierre in reply to Mary Sue. | May 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker Finds Horse’s Head in His Bed, Releases Hostage Video After Criticizing the Obama Campaign

    Pretty funny headline from PJMedia Tattler…

So so one made him an offer and he didn’t refuse it * SHRUG *

The market model resembles a natural model. Bain Capital is an integral and indispensable component of that model. As a member of the pack, with mutual interests, it provides aid to others. As a predator, it removes the weak and sick elements. As a decomposer, it recycles resources, material and capital. This model is most effective when it follows a natural or evolving order. This model is least effective when it is controlled through a monopoly, and especially one with authority (e.g. government). As with other elements of the system, this component is also subject to regulation by the internal order.

JimMtnViewCaUSA | May 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

A follow-up tweet on the topic of Booker’s “walk it back” msg says something like “if you listen carefully you can hear Cory tapping “help me” in Morse code under his desk” LOL

A perfect example why these majors need to be winned from the “public teat”
Obviously, the good mayors manhood has been retired for the duration

    Ragspierre in reply to Neo. | May 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    And mayors need to be weened, too…

      Juba Doobai! in reply to Ragspierre. | May 22, 2012 at 12:57 am

      Thanks to Obama’s overweening pride, arrogance, and race-baiting lots of black Democrats, like Booker and, soon Harold Ford, are gonna be weaned of their self-respect and manhood.

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.

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

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Milhouse. | May 22, 2012 at 12:59 am

    So he never had any manhood or self-respect to begin with, then. If he had, he’d stand up for what he believes.

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.