Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is, in every sense of the word, an establishment Democrat. He’s supported by heavily by Wall Street, big pharma, and major real estate developers. Nonetheless, he’s interested in filling the leadership void within in the Democratic Party, so he’s pretending to be a far-left activist willing to say just about anything.
At the People’s Filibuster Protest on Tuesday, Booker told Planned Parenthood protestors that their efforts to protect federal funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider was just like the efforts of World War II veterans to defeat the Nazis and civil rights activists.
“We may not be called to storm the beach in Normandy, that was not our time,” Booker said. “We may not be called to stand with Sojourner Truth and utter those words, ‘I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.’ We may not be called to stand in the slums with the Irish immigrants who fought for labor rights that we now take for granted. We may not be called to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge with John Lewis and other activists, facing tear gas and billy clubs.”
“Those were not our day,” he continued. “But today is our day. History is now calling upon us to stand in this moral moment and tell this nation, ‘We have come a mighty long way but we have a mighty long way to go.'”
Looks like someone is trying to unite the Obama coalition and cater to Bernie’s base just in time for 2020.
(h/t Save Jersey)