Senator Cory Booker is not a happy camper.
He was the first to launch racism accusations against Joe Biden. But his attacks were brushed off and ignored. The DNC confined him to the kiddie table debate where he desperately tried to remind everyone he was black.
Cory Booker reminded viewers and voters at every opportunity that he was not only African-American, but lived in a “low-income” black community. Booker claimed that people had been shot on his block. His neighbors have said that he hardly shows up at his official New Jersey address.
He actually lives near a miniature indoor golf course in Washington D.C.
“As an African-American man in an African-American community,” Booker began one of his speeches, convinced that the audience would forget he was black unless he reminded them of it every time.
And Senator Kamala Harris got to score the media-approved goals of blasting Biden as a sorta racist.
But Booker doesn’t give up easily. When the card doesn’t work the first time, swipe again.
“We’ve got to recognize that kid wearing a hoodie may very well be the next poet laureate and not a gangbanger. Ladies and gentlemen, there are too many black men, and I might add women, in prison,” Biden said in Chicago.
But Booker took issue with Biden’s comment, without specifying which portion of Biden’s remarks the New Jersey senator disagreed with.
“This isn’t about a hoodie. It’s about a culture that sees a problem with a kid wearing a hoodie in the first place. Our nominee needs to have the language to talk about race in a far more constructive way,” Booker tweeted.
Biden manages to make politically correct remarks sounds insensitive. It’s a gift many old time Dems have.
But Biden and Booker are saying the same basic thing. The problem isn’t the kid with the hoodie. It’s our stereotypes.
Whether he’s campaigning or attacking, Booker’s desperation undermines whatever he’s trying to do. And the sweatier he gets, the fewer people pay attention to him.