HOO_RAY Booker WINS !!

Posted by: DLC

HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/16/13 06:44 PM

NEWS just broke... Thanks Sarah Palin ! "Heere's your sign !!"

laugh
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/16/13 06:48 PM

.

Hip, hip, hoorah!


.
Posted by: DLC

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/16/13 06:53 PM

Hasn't Sarah Palin's endorsement become like a black widow spider.... kiss of death !! wink

It's like " Vote for ________, He's as dumb as I am !!" laugh

Posted by: garyW

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/16/13 07:01 PM

Two years in the senate and then I want to see him as Hillary's VP. grin
Posted by: Celandine

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/16/13 07:09 PM


THANK YOU! I still hadn't seen the results.

I was really & truly holding my breath...

Between it being a "Special Election"...
(to replace Sen. Frank Lautenberg R.I.P.)
...which is to say an OFF-YEAR Election
held on an odd day (Weds. instead of Thurs.)
with hardly any hoopla other than the sample
ballot that had come in the mail last week..

Booker had gone missing just before the election
(turns out that his Father had died last week!)

And on top of everything else going on in Wash.
THE TP BIRTHER CLOWNS Had Started Releasing
RID-I-COU-LOUS BULL TWADDLE Across the Media!

Birther Director Claims That Cory Booker Does Not Live in Newark
Posted by: MrB

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/16/13 07:39 PM

You think Hilary, then?

Dave
Posted by: steveg

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/17/13 02:30 AM

Like Lonegan ever had more than a snowball's chance in hell... grin
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/17/13 03:52 AM

Corey Booker won the senate seat in N.J. I am glad he sure deserved this.He is for the people in his state all the way.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/17/13 06:49 AM

Originally Posted By: musicalmarv7
Corey Booker won the senate seat in N.J. I am glad he sure deserved this.He is for the people in his state all the way.


No Kidding! smile

Going on 3 years ago I was In UMDNJ Hospital in Newark
during a HUGE Nor'Easter that dumped 2 feet of Snow
overnight, virtually crippling 3/4s of New Jersey.

It was very memorable... as the entire hospital staff
consisted solely of the over-nite skeleton crew who'd
been trapped in the Hospital with us .. for TWO DAYS!
(NO FOOD OR LINEN DELIVERIES, NO Fresh Produce and
NO HOT MEALS) ((having a banana At Every Meal was
essential to my diet as a Rx because I required a
steady diet of potassium, but couldn't tolerate it orally
or by injection)) ooooooooo... ickie... sick ...
hundreds of very sick peeps wallowing in dirty sheets
and hospital gowns... being served Cold Cereal (sans
Bananas =p ) and Tuna Fish Sandwiches.

Why do I bring this up?

Well, we had NOTHING (not even therapy) to do for 2 days
but to Stare At the TV watching images of MAYOR BOOKER
Literally Shoveling Snow for his elderly neighbors...
...while NJ Governor Chris Cristie (and family) were
living-it-up @ Disney World, FLORIDA...
...uncomfortably reminiscent of the images of GDUBYA
during "Katrina"

...anyway... it was a Herculean feat to clear that much
snow from a densely populated inner-city like Newark...
but once the Emergency Vehicles got dug out everything
eventually came back on line (much to the "RELIEF" of
of the over-worked hospital staff...)

...but like I said... Not Something I'll Soon Forget. smirk
Posted by: garyW

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/17/13 07:00 AM

Originally Posted By: MrB
You think Hilary, then?



Yes I do. I think she has the experience, the intellect, and she's the one to carry much of Obama's progressive initiatives forward. Cory Booker rocked the democratic convention and showed then he deserves to be in the forefront of the democratic party. As a frequent guest on the Sunday political shows he's shown himself to be a calm yet forceful advocate of democratic policies.

If Obama gets a solid democratic majority in Congress for his final two years, he'll get lots of stuff done. Pelosi and Reid proved that the first two years where the majority was slim at best. Hillary could continue that momentum in a way that no other democratic candidate has yet shown because there would be no learning curve for her … she's already an insider and her administration would coalesce quickly and seamlessly with Obama's. Unlike the transition from the GWB to Obama administration, there would be no sabotage by the likes of Cheney and his minions … there would be no catastrophic economy or the dual wars left on her desk to deal with.

Hey, Al Frankin ain't running, so I'll support Hillary as soon as she announces her bid for the White House. I think she learned from '08 and will run a much smarter campaign, and most likely she will inherit Obama's campaign team, their playbook their national network of campaign offices … and his emailing list. laugh

Posted by: DLC

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/17/13 07:41 AM

I 2nd Gary's endorsement... I think having a woman President would be great for this country. Whole new point of view and vision !! I think it would be extremely refreshing esp. from what I've seen from "the dicks" - Cruz, Cantor, Boehner, and Pauls.

Run Hillary RUN !!! grin

Posted by: Celandine

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/17/13 07:59 AM

Originally Posted By: DLC
I 2nd Gary's endorsement... I think having a woman President would be great for this country. Whole new point of view and vision !! I think it would be extremely refreshing esp. from what I've seen from "the dicks" - Cruz, Cantor, Boehner, and Pauls.

Run Hillary RUN !!! grin


Judging by the Unabashed LIES & Smear Tactics
rolled out on both Booker & Obama, Hillery had
better be wearing an Iron Girdle before, during
...AND AFTER the election... 'cause these nutty
"TP Birthers" have zero problem spreading their
UNRELENTING Bull Dung by the Truckload.
Posted by: DLC

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/17/13 08:16 AM

If Hillary has to wear an Iron girdle... "the dicks" better wear titanium jock straps when they tangle with her... they'll all be candidates for the Vienna Boys Choir afterwards !! grin
They're already "bum steers" any way ! She'll just finish the job !! laugh

Posted by: Celandine

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/17/13 08:37 AM

Originally Posted By: DLC
If Hillary has to wear an Iron girdle... "the dicks" better wear titanium jock straps when they tangle with her...
they'll all be candidates for the Vienna Boys Choir afterwards !! grin

They're already "bum steers" any way ! She'll just finish the job !! laugh


You mean they'll be singin'
laugh
Soprano?
Posted by: DLC

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/17/13 12:59 PM

Yeah, you capishe'?

Youse a smarta lady ! wink
Posted by: newkojak

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/20/13 05:02 PM

As far as Booker's stances on financial matters and education are concerned, he's as useful as Sen. Lieberman, which is to say a tool of the man if not just a tool.

I'm fine with him giving Sen. Durbin another notch on the whip count, but he's going to waffle on banking regulations and would be an empty suit on any national ticket.
Posted by: DLC

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/20/13 05:54 PM

My main Hoo-Ray was it didn't go to a Rethug !! grin
Posted by: garyW

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/20/13 06:25 PM

Hey Kojak, good to hear from you again.

Much of what you just stated ( Salon and NewRepublic agree with you) is also argued about the President. His website states his vision as he takes it to the national level.

Quote:
The levers available to bring development and job growth to New Jersey may be different for me in the Senate than they were as mayor of our state’s largest city, but my approach will not change. Joblessness and underemployment must be our nation’s number one priority, and I will stop at nothing to find common ground with my colleagues, work to change the conversation about investing in our present to grow our future, and to put New Jerseyans back to work.


I beleive he will be a centrist and progressives will be unhappy, much as the majority of the progressive left has a hard time differentiating Obama from Bush. Obama is all to often criticized for going soft against corporate America, but what I see now with Elizabeth Warren tightening some screws and corporate America realizing they've lost their safe harbor with the GOP, I think these well established sides of us and them are getting kinda blurred on the edges. Booker keeps a solid democratic seat in the Senate and I'm good with that. I'll be keeping an eye open to see if he wanders into Blue Dog territoritory, but playing the center may best represent his constituents and make him more appealing to a national audience.



Posted by: steveg

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/21/13 02:23 AM

Hey — look who just crawled out from under a rock! Good to see you again, dood. smile

All is not predictable with Booker. Time will tell. On the other hand, had Lonegan won, there would be no mystery. File that under Dodging a Bullet. eek
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/21/13 03:35 AM

Hillary might run no one is positive about this.She would be a great candidate in 2016. I would love to see her debate that pompous ass Ted Cruz and make mincemeat out of him and shut him up once and for all.I hope she runs.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/21/13 06:52 AM


Dood...
No guess work involved: Cory Booker

As a life-time resident of
suburban Newark, New Jersey, and graduate
of NSFIA (Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts)
I'm more-than-glad to tell you why Newark & Essex County
Voted OVERWHELMINGLY In Favor of our mayor to become
the United States Senator from the State of New Jersey.


Posted by: garyW

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/21/13 07:52 AM

Booker's term is only until Nov 2014, so the GOP & FoxNews have less than a year to smear his Senate record and tell democratic voters why he's an Elite Corporate-fed Marxist/Socialist/Communist (and parties with JayZ and Beyonce). wink

Posted by: Celandine

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/21/13 09:26 AM


As I said;
They ain't wasting any time:
Quote:
THE TP BIRTHER CLOWNS Had Started Releasing
RID-I-COU-LOUS BULL TWADDLE Across the Media!

Birther Director Claims That Cory Booker Does Not Live in Newark

Once "THE Donald" (along with FOX & Friends)
were never chastised for their "BIRTHER" BS
the tactic's been allowed to spread Nation Wide.
Posted by: newkojak

Re: HOO_RAY Booker WINS !! - 10/21/13 09:06 PM

Good to see the home fires still burning.

I don't suspect that Booker will be as annoying of a centrist as Sen. Nelson or Sen. Manchin. What bothers me the most about him is that he is the very definition of what is wrong with education policy among big city Democrats. He's like another Rahm Emanuel without the colorful language.