Hirsh Singh: Is this all just a big game for Cory Booker?
“New Jersey’s senator-turned-Spartacus-impersonator-turned-full-time-presidential-candidate Cory Booker is pledging to rename the New York Giants as the “New Jersey Giants.”
Booker has apparently spent a lot of time thinking about this critical initiative to the point that he intends to leverage his “swagger, Secret Service, and the nuclear codes” to implement the change.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m proud that the Giants (and the Jets!) make their homes in New Jersey.
But one has to wonder: is this all just a big game to Cory Booker?
Booker has had his eyes on the Presidency for decades. He used his connections with elites in North Jersey suburbs to become a councilman and Mayor in Newark. Then, he used his perch in Newark to hobnob with Hollywood liberals to become a U.S. Senator. Now, he’s using his senate seat to run for the presidency.
He’s been building an enormous staff in Iowa, meeting with New Hampshire politicos to secure their endorsements, and traveling to New Orleans to speak on stage with Al Sharpton.
In fact, the only reason Booker came home recently was to collect checks for his presidential campaign at an extravagant fundraiser hosted by Democrat Party bosses.
And now he’s back on the campaign trail casually throwing around references to the “Secret Service” and the “nuclear codes” in a quixotic quest to rename the Giants.
These are not the comments or plans of a serious senator, much less President.
But should we expect anything less from someone who fancied himself as Spartacus in the recent Supreme Court hearings?
New Jersey is a debtor state that sends billions more to Washington than it getsback. Our infrastructure is crumbling. We’re in desperate need of movement on the Gateway Tunnel, expansion of PATCO and Highway 55, as well as new infrastructure in the Atlantic City region linking South Jersey to Delaware.
But Booker is woefully absent, refusing to work with the President on an infrastructure bill that could mean jobs and growth for New Jerseyans from one end of the state to the other. And what’s more, he never lifted a finger to protect NJ’s State and Local Tax Deduction which would have saved New Jersey residents billions.
And when Booker does grace us with his presence, it’s either because he has his hand out for his campaign or because he’s offering bizarre threats of using the “nuclear codes.”
Cory’s days in Washington are numbered. In 2020, it’s time for Cory to come home.”