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Cory Booker wows Florida Democrats, jabs Eastwood and birthers

by George Bennett | September 4th, 2012


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some prominent Democrats have stumbled and equivocated this week when asked the classic Ronald Reagan question about whether the country is better off now than it was four years ago.

But Newark Mayor Cory Booker, seen as one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars, offered a rousing defense of President Obama‘s economic record that brought Florida’s Democratic National Convention delegates to their feet at a breakfast today.

“Four years ago we were hemorrhaging jobs at the level of 750,000 jobs a month. Four years ago our financial industry was in free-fall….Four years ago we had a foreclosure rate that was off the charts. Now here we are four years later and we have now 29 months straight of job creation, we stabilized the financial industry, we saved 1.4 million jobs in the auto industry and we have our country back on a road to recovery from a Bush economy that drove us into the ditch in the first place,” Booker shouted.

“Don’t you dare tell me some lie that America’s worse off than it used to be. I know the truth. And the truth will set you free.”

Booker hobbled to the stage at the Marriott City Center, explaining he had just sprained his ankle. He used the occasion to make a joke about Clint Eastwood‘s Republican convention speech last week in which he addressed an imaginary Obama in an empty chair.

“I actually told my staff I need to bring a chair onstage to sit in,” Booker said. “They said don’t bring a chair. No chairs! Don’t bring a chair, Cory!”

Booker also joked about comparisons between himself and Obama.

“The difference between me and Barack Obama is he was born in the United States of America. I was born in Washington, D.C. No disrespect, but back in those days I don’t know if they’d ever find my birth certificate.”

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2 Responses to “Cory Booker wows Florida Democrats, jabs Eastwood and birthers”

  1. J.C. Galvez Says:

    If Mr. Romney wins you can say goodbye to:

    1. Social Security,
    2. Medicare, and
    3. Medicaid.

    I worry about what is going to happen to our elderly.

  2. Vulcan Says:

    He should get 2 pts if he can even spell Barry’s name right, which he can’t .

    He will walk through fire to suck up to the white house after saying the community oraganizer was nauseating with his personal attacks on Romney.

    Sell your soul so you can stay on the welfare bus.

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