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Friday, September 30, 2016

The president’s re-election campaign was not especially thrilled when Newark Mayor Cory Booker went on TV as an official Obama supporter — “surrogate” is the term of art — this past weekend and called attacks on Mitt Romney’s private equity background “nauseating.” He was quickly forced to walk it back, because it’s generally not helpful to say exactly what the opponent of your preferred candidate wants you to say.

But Booker isn’t the only surrogate with a foot in his mouth. Check out some of the other dumb, unhelpful, offensive, or bigoted things that have been said this cycle by supporters on all sides.

(Joe Biden included.)

  • You are perpetuating the misquoting of Mayor Booker. See him on Rachel Maddow’s 5/21 show explaining how his statements were patched together out of context!

    • John Munro

      Booker really screwed up.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Jere… Have you watched the original interview? Not that ugly dude Rachel Madcow’s show, the original. Clearly, Booker knows exactly what he saying in the interview. That is, that Obozo is making a big mistake fighting the Bain issue, and that he’s wrong about private equity investment companies. Of course, once the Obozo camp heard that, they brought in their “Taliban threat squad” and forced Booker to try to restate his position.

      Booker was absolutely correct and honest in his first statements. Only after threats from the Chicago Thug Machine did he back peddle.

      By the way, Obozo needs to fess up to the fact that he’s hanging with the leaders from both BAIN CAPITAL and Blackstone. Jonathan Levine is Managing Director of Bain Capital, is a big $$$ bundler for Obozo, and actually was in charge of Bain when they closed the very steel mill that Obozo uses in his commercial. HAHAHAHAHAHA. The day after Obozo released that same commercial, he flew to Hamilton Jone’s home (that’s the Blackstone dude) for a private $35,800 PER PLATE fundraiser.

      So unless you hypocrites on the left equally criticize Obozo and his ties to Wall St. and private equity……. SHUT THE EFF UP!!!!!!

      Have a nice day!

      • skytimer01

        Is that the way you spell YOUR name? Are is it BOZO? Just asking.

  • middleclasstaxpayer

    It really hurts when someone like Mr Booker tells the TRUTH!!!

    • you must be the only middle class taxpayer in america.

      • Don’t worry…Obama and the liberals will make sure that he/she is the last middle class taxpayer in AmeriKa

        • ObozoMustGo

          bwaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

      • ObozoMustGo

        You must count yourself amongst the mendicants, Thomas.

        Have a nice day!

    • ObozoMustGo

      MCT… you’ll quickly find out how much the useful idiots swimming in this sea of leftist nutjob insanitydislike ANY truthful criticism of their messiah Obozo.

      Keep fighting the good fight.

      Have a nice day!

    • John Munro

      I bet you are not a middle class taxpayer.

    • Kocolate

      If it was the truth, why did Booker apologize on the Rachal Maddox Show Monday night (MSNBC) for being taken the wrong way and clearly stated that he was in line with the President. You must be one of those hard-to-hear and or understand Repubs!!

    • rmarqua2921

      Who is Booker? And who does it hurt? Evidently it is hurting you, but doesn’t hurt me one way or the other! I don’t live in New Jersey, hope I never have to! A lot of people in this country tell the truth and it don’t hurt them!

  • Repeating lies from the right is not MAKING news and you should be asshamed to call yourselves newsmen for buying into propaganda and spreading it

  • ekmek2

    Might not be the appropriate thing to say about your boss but in politics it’s the down and dirty truth. They’re all wolves in sheep skin until elected then the sheep skin comes off and you’re stuck with the real wolf until the next one gets in!!!! It’s all about power….not about people!!!

  • ekmek2

    What a jerk!!! Men have a responsibility to NOT be a whore also and keep their tail in their pants where it belongs!!!

  • ObozoMustGo

    It’s sooooo friggin funny to see how all of you leftist nutjobs swarm and beat up anyone that offers up anything critical of your messian, Obozo, even if he’s one of your own. It’s like watching flies swarming to consume a warm pile of sheet! And for the same reason!

    Have a nice day!

    • What did Newt,Rick S.,Rick P.,all have in common, thats right throwing Mitt under the Bus.

    • skytimer01

      Bozo, you nutjob, you just keep on giving a warm pile.

  • ekmek2

    Mr Jeffress there are many religions throughout the world. They all believe in a higher power and they are NOT cults including Mormonism,by any stretch of the imagination. I lived in a country of mormons and you sir are grossly mistaken and need to seriously educate yourself before making such remarks!! Christianity follows the King James Version of the Bible as far as I’ve been taught. In my Bible it states,” Judge not lest ye be judged”. I do bellieve that includes Pastors!!

  • ekmek2

    Kris Kobach, You sir are an ungrateful, selfrighteous jerk!!! The USA is a FREE Country!! We do not have Iron Walls!! MOST IMPORTANTLY…If someone served in our military, risked their life for this country, they have every right to be in this country!!! In fact more of a right than you have so you may leave on the next plane out!!! I’ll even pack your bags! DO NOT WRONG ANYONE WHO HAS OR IS SERVING IN OUR MILITARY!!!!!

    • rmarqua2921

      Gee! I thought as a USA citizen I have as much right to be here as any other USA citizen! That includes non-military, Hispanics, Blacks, Jews, Gays, the elderly, the poor, the lazy, etc. etc.

      • rmarqua2921

        Oh, and I thought the Constitution guarantees us all the same rights!

      • ekmek2

        Of course ALL US citizens have every right to be here! That goes without saying. My comment was to Kris Kobach in wanting to seal our borders. This is a FREE country We do not have Iron Walls!! As for the military, we had many men risking their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan that hadn’t been through the actual citizenship ceremony yet and now they won’t do it and are kicking them out of the country. I know this to be fact because some of these men were good friends and battle buddies of my son. Those men earned the right to US citizeship and to be in this country!! Kris Kobach is nothing more than a spoiled middle-school mentality brat!

  • ekmek2

    Very bad choice Mr. Maher. Comments like that are those of a teenager not an adult. With all of the pre-teen and teenage slanderous comments I have to ask if there are any adults in government in this nation. I’m seriously doubting it.

  • ObozoMustGo

    DISTRACTIONS………. DISTRACTIONS…………… DISTRACTIONS……..

    Obozo is in SERIOUS trouble this coming November. And he and his campaign team know it. Witness:

    Meanwhile, in Kentucky, Obama is actually losing full counties to “Uncommitted.” Actually, Obama lost more than 40 counties across the state to Uncommitted. Which isn’t the name of a new Sarah Jessica Parker movie. It literally means that people are actively voting for nobody. Obama is clocking at just under 58 percent of the vote; Uncommitted, in a surprisingly strong showing, is at just over 42 percent percent.

    Romney in a landslide November 2012. You heard it here first!

    Have a nice day!

    • rmarqua2921

      Why don’t you go someplace where your vitriol is appreciated? I suspect you won’t go away simply because now plenty of us have asked you too! Maybe you could provide us with some facts when you are shooting off your big mouth! I did notice that in your second paragraph you finally learned how to spell the name of one of the most powerful people in the world today, our President! In case you forget, its spelled O-b-a-m-a!

      • ObozoMustGo

        rmarq…. Although I find your calling FACTS like election results “vitriol, I do understand it. Afterall, Obozo’s presidency has been a 4 year dose of vitriol to the American people! Well… everyone except you hardcore leftist nutjobs and useful idiots, that is.

        Have a nice day!

  • ObozoMustGo

    DISTRACTIONS………. DISTRACTIONS…………… DISTRACTIONS……..

    Oh by the way….. All of you leftist nutjobs (yes that includes you, too, Avi Z.) are well aware that a convicted felon in Texas got 40% of the Democratic primary vote in WV, arent you? OBOZO BARELY SQUEEKED OUT A VICTORY AGAINST A CONVICTED FELON!!!!!!

    BWAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!

    Have a nice day!

    • Oh, I didn’t realize the coke snorting George was running again…

      • ObozoMustGo

        I’m proud of you Jerry! That’s actually very funny! Most leftist nutjobs aren’t that clever. Maybe you got it from late night comedy. Whatever. It’s funny! 🙂

        Have a nice day!

    • Do you have a Job?

  • John Munro

    I believe you are mis-interpreting Hillary Rosen. It is true that Ann Romney has not worked a day in her life outside the home because she doesn’t have to support the family. Her wealth afforded her the option of staying home. Most families in the United States are forced to have dual incomes because of economic circumstances. Give Ms. Rosen a break. Her statements are true and no one benefits by throwing people under the bus, especially good Democrats.

    • Hillary Rosen’s comment was completely unacceptable and cheap. Ann Romney is by her husband at all his rallies, works with several charitable organizations besides having 5 sons. 5 sons is more work than any job outside the home. Even if she has several sevants to help her, she works and works harder than most people. Of course she cannot truly relate to the average American women and neither can Michelle Obama relate to the average African American women. Nancy Pelosi can’t relate to the average American women either and the list can go on.

      • joyscarbo

        Ann Romney is a non issue. Quit defending her privileged, pampered life! I seriously doubt she didn’t have nannies, au pares and other staff to help manage her boys. Her boys probably had no time to get into mischief with their mormon upbring. She’s made NO sacrifices that a REAL working mom MUST make to provide necessities for their child(ren).

      • skytimer01

        Hillary Rosen’s comment was on point and taken out of content. Ann Romey having five sons and supervising her several servants to help her is work no doubt about that. But to say Our First Lady Michelle Obama can’t relate to the Average African American women are Majority of All Women is not true.

    • marya

      The GOP pounced because Rosen omitted 3 words she mistakenly thought were self-evident…”outside the home”. NOT to the GOP.

  • John Munro

    Mayor Booker,

    Should not enjoy any support from the National Democratic Committee because of his recent actions. Let Wall Street and Bain Capital support his election efforts. Mayor Booker killed his future with the Democratic Party when he made his off-the-wall statements on meet the press. I think he should switch parties. With friends like Booker, President Obama doesn’t need enemies. Big Wall Street dollars support Booker and he showed his true loyalties. Benedict Arnold the second. Shame on Booker.

  • John Munro

    I disagree with your assessment of Bill Maher. He may not be perfect but he is raising important issues.

    • rmarqua2921

      Yes, I don’t think Bill Mayer negatively affects Obama’s campaign by making negative statements about Palin! Give us more Bill we love you!

    • On my list as the worst of all worst is Bill Maher. He has trashed every conservative woman ever running for office with the most vulgar comments and he has never truly looked into what wonderful women many really are. I challenge him to do so and he might be surprised. He seems to concentrate on odd looks and out of content comments and things they said in thier youth. He makes no real assements with the real content of their campaigns.

  • I find it interesting that someone who calls other people names — ‘leftist nutjobs’, etc. — hides behind an infantile name.

    Since I prefer to converse with intelligent ADULTS with honest, *worthwhile* opinions, I pretty much ignore the juvenile posters.

    Oh, ok, I admit it — I poke ’em with a stick every now and then. Tends to make ’em blurt out more stupidity. I hope by doing so, eventually they will empty their brain and fade away.

  • John Munro

    Vice President Biden is an effective spokesperson for the Obama Campaign.

  • Ayaya Worenwu

    According to Mitt Romney, Corporations are people too, and people get their feelings hurt. What’s more, the richer they are these days, the more sensitive they seem to be. One thing with me, I know how to fire people. Poor people need to work harder if they want to be rich too. You don’t become rich being lazy. I will never apologise for being wealthy.

    • rmarqua2921

      Romney knows how to fire people too! The problems the government has is that they have a responsibility to all the people in their country! Is that the way Romney would run this country? Fire the poor! Fire the lazy! Fire the elder! Fire the gays! Fire the women if they use birth control? Fire the Hispanics! He could do that and from your comment you’d like that if he was running a business! GOVERNMENT IS NOT A BUSINESS, IT IS NOT IN IT FOR A PROFIT!

  • Seems to me like there is an inside attempt at savatage Obama and it appears that evey is the problem.

  • Kocolate

    Booker apologized and it’s Over. Now, when will Williard speak up and talk about his policies: what he did at Bain, what jobs did he create, what he plans to cut according to Ryan’s budget (since he agrees with it). So far he has said nothing but throw out generic negative statements about the Prez. Romney may be excellent in making money, but he should set some of it aside and figure out how to buy some wisdom and most of all — a PERSONALITY.

  • middleclasstaxpayer

    Booker apologized because the White House obviously came down hard on him not to jeapordize the reelection campaign with truthful statements. Remember what Obama told the Russians…” I can be more flexible AFTER the election.”

    • rmarqua2921

      I don’t dispute that Booker was nauseated? Just most of the rest of us weren’t! Until this week, I never even knew who Booker was? He doesn’t work for Obama’a campaign so since when does he become a spokesperson with any authority on the campaign? I get nauseated by a few things too. Doesn’t mean it is nauseating for you! Romney can talk all he wants to about Bain, actually, he seems to give us the impression that that is all he has! Somehow though his opponents can’t talk about his record? If I was Republican I wouldn’t want Romney to mention Bain very much! Sorta is great evidence of his job creation! Win some lose some! That might be great for business. However, governments aren’t supposed to be in the business of profit! Governments, if they are doing their jobs, are focused on the good of ALL its people!

      As far as Obama saying he would have more flexibility after the election. Is that statement true or is it false? Of course, it is true! Any thinking person would understand that statement! Look at our campaigns? So what is your problem with making that statement?

  • I looked up the word “romney” on Google tonight, it means a type of sheep. That’s all the commentary I need.

  • I have lost respest for that man, Cory Booker. CORY IS LOOKING OUT FOR CORY. I held him in very esteem. NO MORE!

  • CORY, WHAT KIND OF CRACK YOU BEEN SMOKING DEAR??? NOW BEHAVE ALRIGHT??? OBAMA 2012

  • marya

    Add Ed Rendell. On Matthews this week, he was hewing to the Booker line. Someone on the show said that both he and Booker were taking that line to sooth their Wall Street backers.
    “It’s not personal. It’s just business, ” Mr.President.
    ED RENDELL? And another of my idols bites the dust.