Booker: “Wonderful” Some Think I’m Gay

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

rainbow-flag-1136-p[1]Here’s a Cory Booker quote that needs no introduction in today’s Washington Post:

And people who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.

Noted, Mr. Mayor, but for the record, I’m not voting for you because you’re an empty suit without a record of accomplishment. I don’t really give a damn about your sexuality, and I think I can speak for most of your detractors on that point.

Just don’t make the mistake of thinking any of this is innocent, Save Jerseyans. Cory’s consistently evasive approach to the “gay question” is strategically brilliant albeit morally reprehensible. Rather than address it head-on or dismiss it as irrelevant, he’s giving a wink and a nod to gay supporters (a powerful bloc in the modern Democrat Party) while continuing to distract the media from substantive issues including his abysmal mayoral tenure. It’s beneath a higher office aspirant but hey, since when did character count for an electorate that’s twice sent Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic) to Washington?

45 thoughts on “Booker: “Wonderful” Some Think I’m Gay

  1. No, he just doesn't come and a say so one way or the other for the same reason Ed Koch never did either. It's none of anybody's business.

    This is nothing new for Booker. This allegation was started as a negative attack by Sharpe James and his machine during the '02 Mayoral race among other allegations that he was a white republican and a Jew. All of which, Sharpe apparently found repulsive for some bizarre reason.

    It also doesn't make sense any to say something like this in an attempt to secure a voter demographic that he's already got easily locked up.

    This is some very desperate reaching on your part, Matt.

  2. I've actually seen his reply to people who think that on twitter and its no lie or game. He wouldn't need to even address if everyone really didn't care or didn't outright accuse him (as if it was a bad thing). I don't really think its a wink and a nod either, Steve Lonegan isn't going to get many votes if those who strongly support marriage equality and make that one of their main issues. I'm pretty sure booker has that vote already.

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