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Call Off Your Dogs, Twitter: Cory Booker Evolves On ‘Nauseating’ Attacks On Romney’s Record At Bain

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

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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Gratuitous World May 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

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

Mumbletypeg May 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

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

Callyson May 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Someone has to say it…AOTK.

Mittens Howell, III May 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

Twitter is nauseating.

Pragmatist2 May 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

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

weejee May 21, 2012 at 10:51 am

5, totes.

ThankYouJeebus May 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

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

ifthethunderdontgetya May 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

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

FlownOver May 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

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

shortsandpants May 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

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

Mittens Howell, III May 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

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

valthemus May 21, 2012 at 11:39 am

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

Lucidamente1 May 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

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

Mittens Howell, III May 21, 2012 at 10:46 am


weejee May 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

Well he coulda gone with Harold Lloyd.

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 10:55 am

Or Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

sullivanst May 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

There's no way Harold Ford ever shoveled.

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

He's more a swallower.

Isyaignert May 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Or maybe the next Michael Steele.

horsedreamer_1 May 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm

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 May 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm

And I thought DNA straight from Kenya was authentic.

Come here a minute May 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

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

iburl May 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

A simple formula:

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

freakishlywrong May 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 10:47 am


el_donaldo May 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

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

James Michael Curley May 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

No more Texans!

V572 Is this him? May 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

Please stop your shameful character assassination.

Respitetini May 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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

Texan_Bulldog May 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

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.

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 10:51 am

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

Texan_Bulldog May 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

Kossholes doing something useful? Pshaw, your dreaming.

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

Even a blind squirrel trips over his nuts.

prommie May 21, 2012 at 11:41 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm

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 May 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

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

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

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

not that Radio May 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

RE: the top photo

"Chris Christie's forearm is THIS big around"

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

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

nounverb911 May 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

Christie/Booker 2016?

CivicHoliday May 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

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

FakaktaSouth May 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:27 am

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.

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 11:27 am

Yes. This.

And moar, please!

Limeylizzie May 21, 2012 at 11:27 am

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

FakaktaSouth May 21, 2012 at 11:32 am

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

prommie May 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

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

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

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? May 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

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.

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

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.

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 11:34 am



V572 Is this him? May 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Land use = destiny

prommie May 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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 May 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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

ManchuCandidate May 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

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

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

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

JustPixelz May 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

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

MissTaken May 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

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

prommie May 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

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.

ifthethunderdontgetya May 21, 2012 at 11:33 am


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 May 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

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

rickmaci May 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

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

Biel_ze_Bubba May 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

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

Oblios_Cap May 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

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.

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

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

Chet Kincaid May 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

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

SayItWithWookies May 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

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

Fukui-sanRadioBarb May 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

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 May 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

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

valthemus May 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

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

June_Cleaver2.0 May 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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.

Preacher_Griz May 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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

owhatever May 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

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 May 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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 May 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

oh for fuck's sake.

Chet Kincaid May 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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?

Chet Kincaid May 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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 May 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm

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 May 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

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

horsedreamer_1 May 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm

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

Redgyal May 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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

prommie May 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

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.

actor212 May 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

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

FakaktaSouth May 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Whatthefuck are you talking about? You wrap bags at JCPenney's.

prommie May 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Don't you love him?

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