Brett Kavanaugh could not be reached for comment. In a CNN town hall last night, one audience member questioned the wisdom of Cory Booker’s campaign strategy to emphasize love and unity when running in the era of Donald Trump. Booker’s response? I’m a giver … give givvitty give give give:
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“We win this election not by showing the worst of who we are, but by the best of who we are.”
Then he takes aim at Trump.
Donald Trump wants us to fight him on his termsTo me that is not only a recipe for losing the election, it’s a recipe for losing the ability to move this country forward.
He continued, describing a president committing “moral vandalism from the highest office in the land” and who is “Twitter trash-talking and trolling” — a prompt, Booker says, for Democrats to “stand up for the ideal of uniting Americans.”
“I believe, very firmly,” he says, “that you can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people.”
To quote Allahpundit, this farking guy. Here’s Booker from July 2018 at a press conference venting his opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Booker accuses people who support Kavanaugh are “complicit in evil.” That must be some form of love and unity that hasn’t quite been seen before yea, Booker walked through the Valley of the Shadow of Establishment Conservatism and found no goodness.
Actually, this sounds pretty … Trumpian, no? At least the part without Psalm 23?
Bear in mind too that this little bout of hysteria preceded any allegations of bad personal conduct on Kavanaugh’s part, which were never substantiated in the end anyway. This took place long before Booker’s “Spartacus” moment, in which he practically demanded that Mitch McConnell try to throw him out of the Senate for exposing a document that had already been cleared for release.
There’s nothing unifying or loving about Booker’s approach to politics. He’s a raging demagogue, mouthing sentiments of love and unity while scorning and demonizing anyone with a different political perspective. Booker loves nothing more than grandstanding, and his idea of unity is for people like this questioner to cast hosannas at his feet for being too good of a person.
Unfortunately, I can’t find the clip of Bill Murray’s award speech in Scrooged, one of the less manic moments of the film, but it perfectly fits Booker’s response here. Murray, whose character Frank Cross is a destestable bully and selfish creep, receives a humanitarian award at a fancy dinner. “I got into broadcasting because I like to give,” Cross tells the audience. “Sometimes I found myself hurting from giving too much, and I’d say ‘stop it!’ I’m always gonna cherish this,” he concludes, “and all of you.”
Booker’s a similar kind of giver.