I read about Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s remarks to a Planned Parenthood rally in Charlotte before the start of the DNC via Katrina Trinko at NRO. Well, judge for yourself. Referencing last week’s RNC, Booker said:
Then I heard something that is one of the reflections, an echo of some of the most insulting things we’ve been hearing for a long time. I heard people stand up and say, ‘I love women.’ I heard people stand up: ‘I’ve got a sister. I’ve got a mother.'”
That’s like saying you’re not a bigot ’cause you have a black friend. That’s like saying I love Latinos, I go to Taco Bell every week. That is like saying that you are a person that is just and right because you know what, you like Jewish people.
To start with I wish Booker would specifically identify the Republicans to whom he objects. Otherwise he is making blanket statements. Then again, we ought to know why Booker is taking this tone. Since calling Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s association with Bain Capital “nauseating” back in May, Booker has been in the President’s doghouse. He needs to get his street cred back and what better way to do it than by taking a battle position in the non-existent “War on Women” while insinuating Republicans don’t care for African-Americans, Latinos and Jews.
It’s just the sort of talk I find nauseating. I would expect more of Cory Booker. But then again he is a Democrat.
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