Our platform calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where everyone, from elected leaders to the wealthy and super-wealthy, pay their fair share. And when your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn’t class warfare; its patriotism.Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker • Delivering a speech to the Democratic National Convention tonight, in an adamant and impassioned style that provoked chants of both “USA, USA!” and “CORY, CORY!” The speech drew no comparisons between the President and his GOP rival Mitt Romney, and that’s not surprising – the Cory Booker political brand, much like Obama himself while a candidate in 2008, is built on a relentless positivity. There are plenty of Democratic figures who will make pointed attacks on Romney, but that wasn’t Booker’s role. Rather, his job was to deliver an affirmative speech, and launch the convention with a little electricity. source
ivixxciii says: that does not qualify him to be a president. only a fireman, a courage award recipient, a nice guy.
» SFB says: We weren’t saying that this incident qualified him to be president. Rather, everything else he’s done would. He’s had an air of presidential speculation about him for years. In fact, Time Magazine wrote an article with just this premise back in 2009, before he saved any women from burning buildings. But, thus far, he’s been content with being mayor of Newark. Just because he saved a woman from a burning building doesn’t mean that this speculation is null and void. Either way, Cory Booker is awesome. — Ernie @ SFB
As with any story that sounds too good to be true, Twitter is all over the Cory Booker burning building rescue with jokes about Booker’s feats of strength. A few of the better ones we’ve run into this morning:
When Chuck Norris has nightmares, Cory Booker turns on the light & sits with him until he falls back asleep. #CoryBookerStories— Miles Grant (@MilesGrant) April 13, 2012
Cory Booker was bitten by a radioactive Cory Booker. With great power comes Cory Booker. #CoryBookerStories— Jesse Taylor (@jesseltaylor) April 13, 2012
When the threat is too big, The Avengers call him. #CoryBookerStories— Razor (@SugaRazor) April 13, 2012
When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? #CoryBookerStories— Ernie Smith (@ShortFormErnie) April 13, 2012
I would’ve been at your committee mark-up, but I was figuring out cold fusion. #CoryBookerStories— Brian Young (@BrianYoung) April 13, 2012
You know the reason another Titanic never crashed? Cory Booker. #CoryBookerStories— Jesse Taylor (@jesseltaylor) April 13, 2012
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passiveperfect asks: If you could choose any political member, currently, to run for President of USA, who would it be and why?
» We say: While Obama’s doing alright right now, and we think he’s certainly worthy of a second term, we think it’d be interesting to see what a guy like Michael Bloomberg does in such a position (we’ve said this before). But if we had to go strictly with a pie-in-the-sky choice, we’d love to see Rachel Maddow run someday. While she’s busy playing pundit right now, she totally has the right temperament for public office. And when’s Cory Booker going to decide that he’s bigger than Newark and take his mad political skillz to a national stage?