Obama Admin. Says Corey Booker “Dead To Us”

On a day dedicated to preserving free speech rights, Corey Booker learned an important message: don’t you dare speak out against the Obama administration

(NY Post) It’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker.

Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post.

“He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago. (snip)

“Cory and Barack Obama have never been besties, but that was the final nail. It’s like, ‘You’re dead and done.’ The firing squad is out,” said a Democratic source in contact with both sides. “It’s not just that he messed up, it was that he compounded it and didn’t have their back when they gave him a national stage to talk.”


“Mayor Booker’s comments are behind us and we are working together to re-elect the president in November,” said Patrick Gaspard, head of the Democratic National Committee.

Other campaign insiders insist that Booker is not persona non grata, although he is in the doghouse and knows it.

“What he did was undermine a leading argument for the campaign. It was a serious distraction. Not a minor screw-up; a major screw-up,” a Democratic source said. “He is trying to figure out how to work his way back in the fold.”

Bill Clinton saw the same thing happen to him when he opened his mouth and spoke the truth. How dare he do that! There were ginned up talking points to defend!

What’s the reality? Good question. Is it simply doghouse or “dead to us”?

Speaking of free speech, Team Obama isn’t really all that fond of it. They’ve seen fit to block Jammie Wearing Fool from viewing tweets from the official Obama 2012 Twitter account.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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