In a field of well-funded Democrat presidential hopefuls, New Jersey Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker’s early exits may have been a foregone conclusion.
In recent months, the Democratic National Committee’s stringent rules for participation in national debates have ousted all of the party’s minority candidates. Despite his high-profile exposure as a media darling, Sen. Booker wasn’t even the last minority candidate to be pushed out. Lacking that national exposure heading into the primaries, it was a wise play to exit and hope to be tapped by one of the front-runners for the vice presidency post. To those who closely follow the insider politics of Washington, D.C, the senator’s brief 15 minutes of fame demonstrates the Democrat nomination is up for sale again in 2020.
“It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory,” the senator said in a video detailing his decision. “Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win — money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington. So, I’ve chosen to suspend my campaign now, take care of my wonderful staff, and give you time to consider the other strong choices in the field.”
Fake news media outlets are floating the phony message that the senator is scuttling his campaign to focus on the impeachment trial. Everyday Americans know that’s a load of malarkey because the GOP-majority has zero intention of removing President Donald Trump when no “high crime or misdemeanor” has been committed. What rings far truer is the New Jersey senator’s claim is that the Democrat field has a startling “lack of diversity” and more “billionaires than black people.”
Billionaire media mogul and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has purchased his ticket into the debates, if he wishes, by running hundreds of millions of dollars in political ads. He’s also gone on the record saying he’s willing to spend upwards of $1 billion to defeat Pres. Trump.
“You know how much money a billion dollars is,” Bloomberg said rhetorically. “It’s a lot of money to me. It’s a lot of money to anybody.”
It seems ironic that the far-left party has been promising slavery reparations to African-Americans but won’t allow a black man on stage because he ain’t got the cash.
In many ways, Sen. Booker is not the firebrand the party wants. Although he garnered a very left-wing voting record in the Senate, he was something of a pragmatist as the mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. Back then, he was pro school choice, and backed other policies that supported opportunity for his constituents.
“This continued with his repudiation of school choice and other central tenets of his political ideology that made him so unique and electrifying in the first instance,” 30-year friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach reportedly said. “And the more he changed his politics, the more the public perceived him synthetic and inauthentic.”
In the Senate, he sometimes backed stances he previous diametrically opposed. They were the cost of doing business with the likes of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the liberal leadership. Voters easily saw a lack of integrity and unfitness to hold the nation’s highest political office.
Even his nickname, “Spartacus,” came from a scam he played during the U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. Booker claimed he was defying Senate rules by disclosing confidential information and could face expulsion. As it turned out, the information had been declassified moments before the hearing, unbeknownst to his colleagues. Proclaiming, “This may be the closest I come to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,” only CNN and other fake news outlets continue to report the move as bold.
Perhaps his gravest political error was throwing in with antisemitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and the more radical wing of the party.
“As some in the extreme Left of the Democratic Party began to demonize Israel, Cory took the bad advice of his senior advisors that catering to the Ilhan Omar wing of the party and abandoning Israel would win over these extreme constituents and the perception of Cory’s inauthenticity continued to grow,” Rabbi Boteach reportedly said.
The Spartacus slave revolt against the mighty Roman Empire lasted four years. Sen. Booker lasted about 11 months. It was brief and colorful. But Sen. Booker, you are no Spartacus, just a passing fancy.