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Is Corey Booker a self-hating bigot?

I saw the headline of this Daily Caller article and I dismissed it as a hit job on Corey Booker, but after reading it I had a few questions myself for this media darling. Read the article and share your thoughts.


Corey Booker sent text messages to a stripper, is this a problem?

Corey Booker, the text king has been sending text messages to a stripper. The messages are seemingly harmless flirtation. He is definately no Anthony Weiner, but he has been sending text messages to someone he did not know, and of course she posted the Direct Message he sent to her. Booker is a single man so what’s the real issue here? The issue is this man is currently running for Senate and it simply looks bad. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.


Cory Booker forced to backpedal on Bain Capitol

Yesterday I watched Mayor Cory Booker state his opposition to negative campaigning. He made the mistake of calling out both sides on this issue. Booker said he was “very uncomfortable” with an anti-Bain, anti-Romney ad campaign launched aggressively last week. He went on to say “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,” Booker said. Booker finally summed it up by saying “This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides,” Booker said. “It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright. This stuff has got to stop, because what it does is it undermines, to me, what this country should be focused on.” All of this was said Sunday morning but before the sun would set Booker released this clarification of his MTP statements. Why did he need to clarify? He did not stay true to the Democratic talking points and he probably received his clarification after the show went off the air. We live in a society that admires statesman from days gone by, but in 2012 we are not looking for statesmen we are looking for surrogates, and their job is to stick to the talking points.

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Friends Newark

Mark Zuckerberg is donating $100 million dollars to the Newark School system. Yesterday he appeared on the Oprah show with the Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Corey Booker. The new school system is one of the worst in the country so one would think everyone in the state would great this news with gladness, but instead some question the motives of Zuckerberg. He has been accused of making the donation as an effiort to deflect attention from an upcoming unflattering movie about Facebook. I says so what. If it is a pr trick and Newark gets the money the kids still benefit. The media need to get off Zuckerberg’s back and let him get his shine for helping Newark students acquire the gift that keeps on giving…an education.

MSNBC Father’s “Broken” Promise Another Sad Commentary on Black America


Last night Al Roker hosted this documentary that chronicled the birth of three children. All of their fathers had pledged when they were born in 1996 that they would be there for their children. Two of the three are currently in prison serving long terms and the third is often MIA, he is a veteran of the first Gulf War and suffers from post traumatic shock syndrome. After watching the show one wondered what was the point. Was it just another opportunity to bash black men or was it an opportunity to understand why they had abandoned their responsibility. Their reasons varied from their inability to keep or get a job to their dysfunctional relations with their children’s mother. At the conclusion of the show Roker hosted a roundtable discussion on the subject with Rev. Eugene Rivers, Mayor Corey Booker, Tiki Barber and two women from the field of education. They shared their own personal stories and their complicated relationships with their own fathers but no real solutions. The reality is there are not pat solutions. Each of the scenarios comes down to personal responsibilities. Being an engaged father is hard work, but once the baby is here it is the responsibility of the father to be there to offer guidance and support and there is really no acceptable reason to abdicate this responsibility. So this documentary is a continuation of the CNN special on being black in America and from the MSNBC perspective it is indeed a sad situation.