No longer operativeYou did it, Twitter! You got superhero Newark Mayor Cory Booker to retract and correct his Sunday Meet the Press statement that examining His Lord High Hairgel’s record at Bain was “nauseating” and “vilifying private equity.” Yay YOU! After the jump, BOOKER’s hostage video. It’s nice!

Is he tapping? IS THAT A CODE? Nah mang, he totes means it, Romney is absolutely running on his record at Bain OF COURSE that should be examined and refuted, that is 100 percent FO SHO. Stop your hating, y’all, Cory Booker has seen the error of his ways.

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  • yes, but what does Chris Christie have to eat about this?

    • Christie, when pressed for comment, intended to snark at Booker "Are you finished?" but, overcome by ritual habit, it came out "Are you gonna finish that?"

    • prommie

      The buffet at Revel. Why do you think he had the State throw so much money at that project?

    • Callyson

      Someone has to say it…AOTK.

  • Mittens Howell, III

    Twitter is nauseating.

  • Pragmatist2

    This is a 5 point scale:
    5. Barfing my guts out
    4. Bile in my mouth
    3. Nauseating
    2. Dry heaves
    1. Tummy ache

    • 5, totes.

    • ThankYouJeebus

      The death of Cory Booker's comments:
      1. Denial
      2. Anger
      3. Bargaining
      4. Depression
      5. Acceptance

  • Get with the program, Cory.

    It's an election year, after all.

    Ignore those bails of money coming over the transom until after November.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Pulling his own ass out of that building he set fire to yesterday.

    • Meanwhile, Harold "I'm Harold Ford, dammit!" Ford has elected to stay in the building.

  • shortsandpants

    Cory realized that he was really angry with his neighbor, Rutherford Bain (no relation).

  • Mittens Howell, III

    That was a lot of words just to to say "oops".

    • In Politicianland, the more you babble the more people like you.

  • Lucidamente1

    If Cory Booker tries really hard, he can be the next Harold Ford.

    • Mittens Howell, III


      • Well he coulda gone with Harold Lloyd.

        • Or Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

    • sullivanst

      There's no way Harold Ford ever shoveled.

    • Isyaignert

      Or maybe the next Michael Steele.

    • horsedreamer_1

      He already is the new Harold Ford, & he's pissed that some fake black being, white mom, Hawaiian childhood having, community organizing bitch got to be President. He should have been trading on his family's connections (Ford) or slurping Wall Street (Booker) to get ahead.

      There can be only one Head Brother In Charge — & that HBIC has to be authentic.

      • Redgyal

        And I thought DNA straight from Kenya was authentic.

  • Come here a minute

    Barack Obama is putting his face on his campaign ads, therefore his race is fair game!

    • iburl

      A simple formula:

      Barack Obama {insert anything} therefore {insert anything} fair game.

  • freakishlywrong

    Jesus Christ. Learn from the fucking Conservatives. You couldn't get those assholes to break message if you threatened to tickle them. (I hate being tickled). Get with it, Lefties. Jeeze.

    • Mittens Howell, III


    • el_donaldo

      It's easier when your message can be reduced to three or four words.

      • James Michael Curley

        No more Texans!

    • V572 Is this him?

      Please stop your shameful character assassination.

    • Respitetini

      Lefties? I thought we were talking about public office. Who are the lefties running for high office this year?

  • Texan_Bulldog

    The most annoying part of this (to me) was when he equated the Bain ads with the Rev. Wright flap. How is what Mittens did to thousands of workers while at the head of Bain the same thing as the words of someone who is not Obama? Oh well, I'm sure he (like Harold Ford Jr.) can sign up to be the token articulate black on Fox now.

    • Well, his apology made it pretty clear that you weren't the only person who noticed that.

      • Texan_Bulldog

        Did you hear that sound in the video? That was the sound of Cory's career going down the shitter. The KOS tin foilers are PISSED at this dude.

        • prommie

          Kossholes doing something useful? Pshaw, your dreaming.

          • Even a blind squirrel trips over his nuts.

        • prommie

          Cory has been surviving the vicious hatred of many people, for a long time, he is perceived as a sellout and a DINO and always has been, but I guess he's super handsome, so the chicks tell me, so he succeeds enough that even his enemies have to deal with him, cause he's got the power.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      For assholes capable of putting the words of an Obama girlfriend from 30 years ago into the mouth of Elizabeth Warren, this one's a piece of cake. Anything any black person says, anywhere on the planet, can be attributed to Obama, and it will seem perfectly reasonable to tiny teabagger minds.

  • Mittens Howell, III

    I decoded the secret message for Mitt Romney that Corey embedded in the video:

    "Hey Mitt, I found the perfect wood panelling for your car elevator–check it out!"

  • SorosBot

    But Romney created over 100,000 jobs at Bain! According to Mitt Romney that is; no he doesn't have any evidence but we should just take his word.

    • PubOption

      If it's true I'm sure it is a gross figure. To get the actual (net) figure you must subtract all the jobs lost at the companies and plants Bain closed down.

  • Schmannnity

    America is not ready for candor. Get back on message.

  • Chris Christie haz a sad. He thought he had a new Sith apprentice.

  • not that Radio

    RE: the top photo

    "Chris Christie's forearm is THIS big around"

    • "I swear, the Governor's sandwich was this fucking long!"

  • nounverb911

    Christie/Booker 2016?

  • CivicHoliday

    No matter how much you pander and save people from fires, you'll never be the VP pick Cory. The GOP has already maxed out their blah quota for this election.

  • James Michael Curley

    You Twitter Simpletons. Yous just donno how we tawk in Joisey.

  • FakaktaSouth

    Hmm. These words, villify and so forth. I would like to know more about this, honestly, about what he REALLY meant of course, not what twitter is telling him will make them stop yelling at him. I wanna see the errors of his ways more clearly. I do not understand what the fuck he thinks he was talking about.
    And yeah, I'd still do him, I'd just slap his ass a little harder and mean it more.

    • Limeylizzie

      I went with the sexual feelings as well and I would let him perform the cunnilingus on me, but no intercourse right now, Barry, however, I would still like to fuck within an inch of his life. Harold Ford can sit in the corner and fap.

      • prommie

        You chicks, always so superficial with the looks and the horndoggery. Why, you treat us dudes like we are just objects for your gratification.

        • FakaktaSouth

          Yes, yes we do, because that there sounds like the most amazing caramel sundae ever ever ever. Harold Ford's eyes – he's like a girl Miss Penthouse America, what's her name? Vanessa Williams. They should have super-babies.

        • Yes. This.

          And moar, please!

        • Limeylizzie

          No, I really want to know how you feel and how your day went , then stfu and get naked.

          • FakaktaSouth

            I'd rather do naked first then they can blab while I doze off with a sandwich. Seriously.

          • prommie

            I tried meeting the wife at the door dressed only in Saran wrap one time, but it didn't work out too well. I got stares at work when I put on the wrap for the drive home.

          • I do that, and I'd look like pork bellies were on special

          • prommie

            No, really? Wow. Did she really say that? I tole you that bitch crazy.

          • FakaktaSouth

            She's TRYING TO DESTROY ME.
            Whatthefuck are you talking about? You wrap bags at JCPenney's.

          • prommie

            Don't you love him?

    • Perhaps you could combine the activities, and extract a real apology and teach him a lesson, if you put on a tight white shirt, tight black wool mini over a teeny black thong, and horn-rim glasses, with one of those long pointers that really bend when you whip them around.

      You know, like in that documentary from the 1980s about rebellious teens and a tough teacher…it starred Jessie St James…I think it was called "Insatiable"?

      Anyway, all I remember was how many men in the audience were upright in their chairs and paid close attention. They learned their lessons that night!

    • prommie

      It just might be some suckin' up to the financial boys in Manhattan because he's trying to get some of them to relocate to Newark. All politics is local, and all politics is about who gets the money.

      • V572 Is this him?

        Yes, the thing that will make Newark a more perfect place is an enormous property tax concession to induce a "developer" to build a high-rise glass-walled enclave of Wall Street traders atop a fortress parking garage, with fine-dining snack bar so the Masters of the Universe don't even have to venture out at lunch, and a security guard at the desk to keep out everybody but the Fedex guy and the shoe-shine dude. The Job Creators will only have to brave the mean streets on their way to and from Short Hills or wherever they live these days.

        • It would, however, be a boon for the downtown restaurateurs, all those hungry execs who don't brownbag it like those stupid retail workers.

        • Limeylizzie

          Like the hideous building that went up in front of our apartment blocking out a portion of our view of the park , the apartments cost millions and it is right next to the subway at 110th and CP North so the gross rich bastards don't have to spend a cent in Harlem , they get the Park and a 15 minute subway ride to mid-town and then come home and they don't have to really set foot in Harlem.

          • Subway?


          • V572 Is this him?

            Land use = destiny

        • prommie

          Yes, that about describes what they would call Newark's "renaissance," though Christie has low-browed it to "Jersey Comeback." Christie's comeback is getting Chuck Wepnered, poor fatty.

          • James Michael Curley

            Shows how out of touch Christie is. I would give you the real definition of what a "Jersey Comeback" is but the administrator would delete it.

          • An_Outhouse

            I think using 'Christie' and 'Come' and 'back' in the same sentence violates the new Wonkettteer rules.

  • Apparently Cory's been ignoring the stupidities of the last 30 years or so.

    • In fairness, running for Mayor of Newark hardly exposes you to the, um, whiter styles of infighting.

  • JustPixelz

    How many Newark residents remained trapped in burning houses while Booker was yakking it up on the TwitterTuber? I say ten.

  • MissTaken

    Twitter really needs to IPO so it can go the fuck away like Facebook and

  • prommie

    Booker has jumped on board the GOP "privatize the schools and hand out school contracts as massive patronage spoils" bandwagon. The schools are the single biggest government expenditure, after all, think of the plum contracts to be awarded. Thats why he is Christie's bestest boyfriend.

    • GOP?

      Teachers in Chicago are sorry to see that the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Arne Duncan, is getting a promotion. Barack Obama has selected Duncan to be his Education Secretary.

      In the past couple years, Duncan has been turning public schools over to private operators–mainly in the form of charter and contract schools–at a rate of about 20 per year. Duncan has also resuscitated some of the worst "school reform" ideas of the 1990s, like firing all the teachers in low-performing schools (called "turnarounds").


      Cory Booker is an Obama campaign bundler. His mistake was opening his mouth during an election year, during which Obama and company want the suckers, err voters to forget their prior three years of doing whatever the banksters want.

      • prommie

        Please don't make me face this reality, please.

  • rickmaci

    Booker shouldn't hold his breath waiting for an invite to the POTUS birthday barbeque at the White House.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      For $150, he can get the same chance I have.

  • Oblios_Cap

    It's hard to believe Booker is from the same State as Springsteen.

    Since Ford is a politician from Tennessee, I just assume he's a moron. He doesn't disappoint.

    • As hard as believing that the Boss is from the same state as Christie, Whitman, Keane, et al?

    • You've got it backwards. It's hard to believe Springsteen isn't just another asshole from New Jersey.

  • SayItWithWookies

    I don't understand what Booker was so concerned about to begin with — that vultures like Bain Capital would stop preying on struggling businesses in Newark and instead feast on the bones of some other town? Private equity is one thing, but buying profitable businesses, loading them with debt and then cutting them into little pieces and selling them off never helped anyone but the pricks.

    • prommie

      When the mob does it, that business plan is referred to as a "bust out operation," I believe.

      • Fukui-sanRadioBarb

        If you try it as an individual (e.g. run up huge CC debt, move the 'profits' to another account and declare bankruptcy) it's fraud.

        Bain does it and they're business geniuses, apparently.

  • fitley

    And his was one name that you never saw thrown around as Romney's VP pick. I guess his suggestion didn't work. Awwww.

  • Doktor StrangeZoom

    I liked him better when he was running into burning buildings.

  • Cory finally noticed people talking about hedge fund managers in the same adoring tone as SS stormtroopers and Klansmen.

  • June_Cleaver2.0

    I am still mad at him. He needs an Artur Davis beat down. If I knew how to use twitter better, I would still be on there tweeting. He needs to be primaried and piloried. I hope his career is done for. No snark, just mad as hell.

  • we are fed up with this culture of flip flopping negro politicians!!!

  • owhatever

    Pilot to reporter: I jumped that fuckin' little bitty gook boat and blew the asshole away.

    PR officer: What the captain really means is that he made visual contact with an enemy vessel and engaged the target with ordnance appropriate for the mission.

    Cory Booker plays both parts.

  • An_Outhouse

    Mittens: I created hundreds of thousands of jobs.
    Obama campaign: No, you didn't, and here's some people who should know – you fired them.

  • fuflans

    oh for fuck's sake.

  • It's about 2:35 Eastern; do you think Rachel Maddow's racking sobs have subsided enough for her to get it together and do a show tonight?

  • There is a big difference between pre-surrendering/sucking up/giving away the store for self-preservation (Third Way/Blue Dogs), and dealing with the reality that you usually have to do business with assholes in this system that is not going to change just because some kid puts egg whites in his hair. If you are unwilling to unload with both barrels in your campaign ads when you have a legitimate beef and line of attack, even though the people you are trying to "find common ground with" routinely vilify your (nominal) side of the fight, you're Evan Bayh in blackface.

  • ttommyunger

    I'm guessing Cory's not married and I'm guessing the reason is that he's never gotten over his first love: Cory Booker. Just when I think I've found someone in politics I can admire…

  • bobloblawlawblg

    Personally, I like a man who knows when to cave.

  • horsedreamer_1

    The Flight of the Conchords will dedicate "Too Many Motherfuckers" to Cory's struggle at their next Central Park Newark gig.

  • Redgyal

    I know he had a good message and all but……..Booker is hawt!

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