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Booker Quickly Recants Criticism Of Bain Ad

From the instant revisionists at the New York Times:

Surrogate for Obama Denounces Anti-Romney Ad

May 20, 2012

Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark, a prominent Democrat enlisted as a surrogate for President Obama’s campaign, sharply criticized it on Sunday for attacking Mitt Romney’s work at the private equity firm Bain Capital.

Mr. Booker, speaking on the NBC program “Meet the Press,” made his comments in response to a television advertisement the president’s campaign unveiled last week. It portrays Mr. Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, as someone who eliminated jobs for the sake of profits during his years running Bain Capital.

Note how gently The Times describes this Obama ad, which is entitled "Vampire" and which calls Romney a blood sucker.

“I have to just say, from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity,” Mr. Booker said. “To me, it’s just we’re getting to a ridiculous point in America, especially that I know I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record, they’ve done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses. And this to me, I’m very uncomfortable with.”

In other words, Mr. Booker was actually defending private equity since it is helping Newark and New Jersey. (In fact, private capital built every city and state in America.)

“The last point I’ll make is this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides,” Mr. Booker continued. “It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright.”

Apparently, Mr. Booker quickly realized that he had spoken too much truth, and had gone too far off the reservation. So he tried to quickly dial things back by making the absurd comparison of this aired campaign ad’s attack on capitalism to an unmade and un-aired ad, which had it been made, would have simply quoted Reverend Wright.

Mr. Booker’s comments immediately provoked widespread interest among political types on social media, in large part because he seemed to be equating the Obama campaign with Mr. Ricketts, who announced that he was rejecting the ad campaign after The Times published its report.

This is laughable, even for the New York Times. Booker’s comments garnered interest because he was attacking Obama’s attack on capitalism. Not because he was comparing this ad to Mr. Ricketts’ non-ad.

The Obama campaign declined to comment, directing reporters instead to Mr. Booker’s Twitter account, where he later wrote: “Yes, Obama must be re-elected. But we as a nation owe it to him and ourselves to reject politics as usual.”

The Obama campaign clearly took Mr. Booker to the woodshed, and told him to recant. Which he promptly did, in what even Mike Allen at the Politico is mocking as a "hostage video." on YouTube:

Later, Mr. Booker responded to his critics in a YouTube video. “Let me be clear: Mitt Romney has made his business record a centerpiece of his campaign,” he said. “Therefore, it is reasonable, and in fact I encourage it, for the Obama campaign to examine that record and to discuss it. I have no problem with that.”

Notice how carefully Booker toes the Obama line there. Just like a person with Stockholm Syndrome.

Which just goes to show you how much diversity of thought is allowed in the Obama campaign and the rest of the radical Left.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 21st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Booker Quickly Recants Criticism Of Bain Ad”

  1. yadayada says:

    “I have to just say…. I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity….where unions…. are investing…”

    a revealing statement.
    though culled, it’s still completely in context.

  2. blindwillie says:

    Still on the Democrat plantation after all these years.

  3. River0 says:

    Cory! When will you wake up? Like the North Korean Robot Army, all Demonic Party members must march in lockstep. Woe to anyone who speaks out critically.

    This is final proof – if anymore were needed – that the Marxist/socialist/collective state is monstrous and contrary to all American ideals and values.

    • River0 says:

      A valuable link, Tater. Thank you. This is what our battle (political, social, economic, spiritual) is really all about.

  4. Tater Salad says:

    Barack Obama’s “Cloward & Piven strategy to bring down and collapse the United States:

    The Barack Obama Plan to centralize America under his control and it is taking place as we speak:


  5. Mithrandir says:

    Before democrats issue any minus points in their log-book, they always give each other the opportunity to re re re re RE-explain their comments until they get the answer right. They must also criticize Republicans enough to be in the plus-point range.

    I thought JON LOVITZ was dead until he called Obama a liar about taxes, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16bwTzBp7Rs) then suddenly he had to go on shows, and twitter, to re re re-explain himself, but he actually didn’t back down.

    Like Obama warned, “Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.” http://www.blueoregon.com/2009/04/obama-to-defazio-dont-think-were-not-keeping-score-brother/

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