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Spartacus Launches Campaign Tour with Promise to “Bring a Fight” to the NRA

Spartacus Launches Campaign Tour with Promise to “Bring a Fight” to the NRA

“And folks, we will bring a fight to the NRA like they have never, ever seen before — and we will win”

Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) launched a national tour on Saturday. Politicians on both sides of the aisle love boogeymen they can hold up as “the” problem, and Booker is no exception as he promises to “bring a fight” to the NRA.

Fox News reports:

Democratic presidential contender Cory Booker promised on Saturday to “bring a fight” to the National Rifle Association (NRA), calling for a range of gun control reforms as part of a hometown launch for a national campaign tour.

“We won’t wait for more thoughts and prayers for communities that have been shattered by gun violence from Pittsburgh to Parkland to Charleston,” he told the crowd in Newark, where he served as mayor for seven years before becoming a senator. “We will pass universal background checks, we will ban assault weapons and close loopholes that allow people who never should have a gun to get one.”

“And folks, we will bring a fight to the NRA like they have never, ever seen before — and we will win,” he said.

This is the same drum he beat during a town hall last month in which he said “we’ll bring a fight like the NRA has never seen.”

The segment is riddled with problems in that Booker seems to be either making things up as he goes or regurgitating falsehoods he read on the internet.


The NRA responded as only the NRA can.

Booker hasn’t really taken off as a candidate for 2020 and is polling in the low single digits.  His campaign, however, claims that it’s playing the long game and is not worried about his slow start in polls and fundraising.

The Washington Post reports:

Booker’s choice to formally announce his campaign in Newark, with a speech that echoed lines of Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights writings, was meant to put firm underpinnings beneath a candidate who has been criticized by some as inauthentic and a campaign that has struggled to survive in a sprawling and diverse Democratic field.

Booker, the mayor of New Jersey’s largest city from 2006 until 2013, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, finds himself solidly in the middle of a presidential pack that now numbers 18. Booker raised more than $5 million in the two months since he announced his bid for the presidency, a number that places him behind other high-profile aspirants like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is expected to formally announce his candidacy on Sunday. O’Rourke and Sanders raised more in the first 24 hours of their campaign than Booker did in more than 60 days.

Booker’s campaign and supporters insist he has enough support and cash to avoid being deemed irrelevant, while skirting the intense scrutiny visited on front-runners.

For some reason Booker apparently imagines that America wants to become just like Newark, a “model” for America. Or something.

As mayor, Booker was proudly “deeply involved with Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” the Bloomberg anti-Second Amendment cohort.

One of his more controversial policies was to offer residents of Newark $1,000 to phone in tips about people in possession of illegally owned guns.


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Colonel Travis | April 14, 2019 at 8:07 pm

with a speech that echoed lines of Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights writings

The (D) party has kicked King to the curb. Content of character = skin color to these jerks. Bonus content points if you’re gay.

    oldgoat36 in reply to Colonel Travis. | April 15, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Aside from trying to evoke MLK, the left throws him to the side lines because he was a Republican. He believed in character counting for your life and not in affirmative action pushing the race card.

    King would not fit in with the Jesse Jack-son and Al Sharpton thugs who pretend to be Reverends while shaking down places for “Money for Nothin'” which seems to stick far more to their pockets than going to the people they use to gain their ill gotten gains.

    This is progress. A phony, always angry, demented twerp who uses imaginary friends to bolster his image for his own gains is a presidential candidate. This from humble and Godly servitude. See. Progress. Just like all the leftists who are pretenders to a greater good, when the only greater good they truly represent is themselves. And maybe a T-Bone.

I am so ready. Nickname me Ten Gauge.

So Spartacus wants to take on half the country. A country with 320 million people. Alrighty, then.

We own more than half the guns. OK, New Jersey. Take on Texas. And BTW New Jersey. I don’t want to tangle with you. I hear when you show up for a Phillies Eagles game You can put on a fight.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 14, 2019 at 8:49 pm

Cory will soon be transformed in Cher. See Hollywood Chef’s Tweet.

cher-tweet-nimby.jpg the Last Refuge

A candidate who wants to rollback the 2A? Well, par for the course for Democrats. No thank you.

But one who also wants Newark as a model for the country? FAIL.

Finally a presidential candidate flakier than a croissant? FAIL.

For those who don’t know him beyond his “Spartacus”
nonsense, this guy probably lived in the meat-packing district of Manhattan for the social life while mayor of Newark. Check out his likely made up stories about T-Bone. Or the interviews with Newark residents who laugh about his questionable stories of derring-do around town.

Booker is as delusional in his pursuit of the Dem candidacy as he is about T-Bone.

    Edward in reply to PrincetonAl. | April 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    I do seem to recollect rumors that while he maintained a legal residence in NJ he didn’t actually live in Newark while Mayor, but across the river in NYC.

JustShootMeNow | April 14, 2019 at 9:08 pm

Every time I hear one of these dumb-asses say stupid shit like this I reload a couple hundred rounds. I think there is a box of 62gr calling me now.

Shouldn’t that be: “Fiercely Heterosexual” Spartacus? He does try just a tad too hard, doesn’t he?

    Arminius in reply to rangered. | April 14, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I came to grips with my heterosexuality decades ago. I like women. Which made it tough for me to be in the Navy. Women, like beers, are few and far between when you are at sea.

      Firewatch in reply to Arminius. | April 15, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      I was never on the boat very long before taking a nice ride in a SeaKnight, but you guys had a ice cream machine. LOL!

    Arminius in reply to rangered. | April 14, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    It used to be kind of fun back in the day when it was illegal to be gay and in the Navy. After six weeks of drilling holes in the Indian Ocean I’d have Sailors come up to me and tell me they were gay and they needed out. I’d ask them for their wallet. Sure enough there was a picture of their wife or girlfriend.

    Yes, it sucked. It sucked for all of us. But you aren’t getting out of it.

      Arminius in reply to Arminius. | April 15, 2019 at 12:01 am

      I bet none of you thought it was illegal to be gay and in the Navy.

        CDR D in reply to Arminius. | April 15, 2019 at 10:52 am

        We caught two in the early sixties on my destroyer. They didn’t just say they were, they were proving it. They were hustled back to Okinawa, then to Long Beach where they were discharged.

        It may be legal to “be” gay in the Service now, but I don’t think it’s legal to “prove” it at sea.

    redc1c4 in reply to rangered. | April 15, 2019 at 5:03 am

    there’s another AOSHQ reader here?


Spartacus, tear down the walls. Deny thy criminal associates bearing scalpels and indulging diversity. Recognize the right of people to be free from your tyranny and twilight “religion”.

As mayor, Booker was proudly “deeply involved with Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” the Bloomberg anti-Second Amendment cohort.

The latest of the legally challenged is Mayor Gordon Jenkins of Monticello, NY. Last week, he was arrested for driving under the influence and for literally punching a police department clock, which forced cops to handcuff him to a chair.
He’s not alone. Over in Spring Valley, Mayor Noramie Jasmin was arrested for accepting bribes from an FBI informant in April. In Marcus Hook, Pa., Mayor James Schiliro was arrested for reckless endangerment after firing a handgun inside his home during a drunken argument.

Down in Gainesville, Fla., Mayor Craig Lowe was charged with a DUI after being found asleep at the scene of a car accident. Meanwhile, other MAIG members from Hartford to Detroit have found themselves facing prosecutors over charges that include felony corruption, assault and attempted sex crimes with a child.

Clearly MAIG needs tougher screening — or a more accurate name.

How does WaPo figure this loser is in the “middle of a presidential pack”? He’s at the bottom . . . where he’ll stay.

    Valerie in reply to tom_swift. | April 15, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Easy. There are 18 of them, with no clear front-runner.. Most of them have to be in the low-single-digits range, just because of their numbers.

One of his more controversial policies was to offer residents of Newark $1,000 to phone in tips about people in possession of illegally owned guns.

That was in 2013. Must have rounded up a bunch of the little devils by now, huh?

Of course if it didn’t get any he could brag about how much money he’s saved by not paying out those $1000 bounties.

    Did you watch the video? I couldn’t stop watching it; it’s such a train wreck. Used car salesman meets Attack Watch meets the Stasi. We’ll pay you to inform on your friends, family, and neighbors! A. THOUSAND. DOLLARS. Spartacus iterates, punctuating each word with a flap of that stack of cash. It would be funny if it weren’t so completely terrifying. This is how these people think; they “reward” their snitch friends and “punish” their Constitution-abiding enemies.

    If Booker wants to remake America in the image of his “model” Newark, just imagine how being outraged that there are “people who think they can just walk around with guns! It is unacceptable,” so saith Spartacus circa 2013, will play outside the coastal elite stomping grounds of the rich, self-satisfied, and clueless.

    Oh, and let’s not forget his support for the jewellery line made from the melted down guns and bullets from his gun buy-back program, and etc.

      tom_swift in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | April 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      The point is, he’s performed the experiment; what was the result? If the result was nothing much, then even if his gun control fantasies are legal (which they’re not), and even if they’re good policy (which they’re not), they’re still failures. So why the hell is he still trying to sell them as solutions?

I’d caption that photo most aptly as “Turtle face”

Conservative Beaner | April 14, 2019 at 10:45 pm

When I see who the D’s are running for 2020 I start to laugh. Then I realize the country is at stake we should take them seriously.



What a joke this guy is.

BTW, I could be Spartacus than Spartacus. I am from the region of Italy o Campania the region of Italy where the rebellion formed. At the height of the empire twenty percent of the population of Italy were slaves. In Campania it was forty percent. Figure the odds I have no slave blood in my veins.

I like to think I descend from men and women who revolted against my slave masters.

Spartacus idea of a fight is dueling umbrellas on a rainy day for a cab that pulls up.

As mayor he wanted to do what he did for America what he did for Newark. Now we have a mayor who wants to do what he did to America what he did to South Bend, Indiana. America, are you stupider than I was led to believe?

Hey, lets all commit suicide and vote for De Blasio.

    LOL, “let’s make America Newark” isn’t going to fly. I can’t believe his campaign allowed that to go out. Let’s make America just like Newark, NJ! Um, no.

    At one time, I really thought Booker had a chance; he used to be sort of supportive of the Second, and he wasn’t a total socialist nutter. This rollout of his campaign tour has me rethinking all that. He’s just not viable. The Obama factor has passed him by, and even if he comes out at this point, he’ll still be just another gay 2020 Dem candidate (“Mayor Pete” beat him to the punch on that one). So . . . shrug. He had potential at one time (when Dems wanted mini-me Obamas like him and Deval Patrick), but I don’t see it now.

    Those days are gone . . . and that very fact should be (and is) freaking out the Democrat elite.

      Massinsanity in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | April 15, 2019 at 11:34 am

      Exactly. If the Dems want a minority they will push Harris. No way Patrick was ever going to jump in. Professional window dressing pays too well and there is no stress.

Bring it, sissy boy!

Bring it on, cretin.

Molon labe

krjennings312 | April 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

LMFAO so these people are against a group the STANDS for the 2 amendment to the Bill of rights Of the US Constitution are they then where do they stand on the A.C.L.U

Booker, MLK was a republican. High time you dem’s face the truth of your racist/kkk/social pandering past.
2) The NRA and its multi-million person membership actually represent all gun owners and the 2A which was written to defend Americans from politicians like you and to teach proper gun ownership and use to red, yellow, black, and white Americans. Game on, fool!

Think about how unacceptable smoking cigarettes has become. Think abut how acceptable “Transgenderism” has become. Now think about the constant negative press that ownership—-LEGAL OWNERSHIP—of a firearm engenders….the negative press on NRA, shooting sports, hunting—all LEGAL and until recently venerated activities. There is little doubt that this is having an accumulated effect to the point that society is starting to shun gun owners as they did smokers, not for any act other than owning a Constitutionally protected item. Legal activity has been “other’ed” to the point of illegality. Now consider how few prosecutions of ILLEGAL gun charges there are. Gun control is not about guns. Its all about control.

Maybe if T-Bone was running I could vote Democrat.

Poor Corey, he’s riding the Democrat short bus. A completely dim bulb.

So they are bring the fight to Jews, white people (especially white working class hetero males), off-plantation black people, suburban white women, rich people, voter who believe in national sovereignty, voters who believe in the constitution,….

When you do the Venn diagrams, that covers just about everybody. The Democratic party is at war with existence itself.

    Arminius in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 15, 2019 at 10:58 am

    The left hates everybody. It’s unfortunate that it works so well. I worked on the Broden campaign back in 2010 or 2012.

    I forget. It’s been a long time.

    And it turns out I wasn’t helping. Because the black people figured if the Klan was against the they had to support the anti-clan.

    I could never figure out how to tell them I was on their side.

    But they see me and they see the KKK.

Somebody tell me if this crosses a line. I have a pair of size 9 Danner Fort Lewis boots that I will give away for free to any serving member of the military. The Navy only issued me jungle boots. And when I visited Yongsan and Camp Casey my feet got cold. So at the time it was a good investment.

It’s going to take some work if your sergeant is strict about polishing your boots. They are about $400 new. Free. Let me emphasize free. The soles have a lot of life left in them. I will pay for shipping. I don’t need a thinsulate goretex boot in Texas. I want to see them go to someone who can really use them.

I would never try to sell something on this site. That’s what ebay is for. But I tried that. It didn’t work. So I was like, the h3ll with it. If I can send these boots to somebody who can’t afford a new pair of Danner boots, which by the way are certified for jump school, then that’s what I’m going to do with them.

Also I have a completely unused set of jungle boots. But I don’t believe my jungle boots are any longer authorized for wear in any service.