Corey Booker in 2000: I Would Ban Handguns If I Had The Power to Do So

Now that Booker's eyeing up statewide posts, and perhaps one day even a national one, he talks a reasonable moderate game on gun control, saying he doesn't fear a gun in the hands of a law-abiding citizen.

But when he had a narrower constituency to appease, he had a different position.

Watching Cory Booker in a 2000 interview with C-SPAN. Asked if he wants to ban guns: "I would, if I had the power to do so, I would."

Video at the link.

Booker is meanwhile running for Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat -- but he forgot to tell Frank Lautenberg about that, and is now in the uncomfortable position of having to ask Pop-Pop to step aside after having already announced he'd push him over the cliff.

If he had the power to do so, I mean.

Of course, this being New Jersey, Democratic primaries are more advisory than binding.

Posted by: Ace at 02:20 PM



Comments

1 No, not quite Obama. Booker is actually an intelligent man, with some real-world experience. And that might make him even worse.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 11, 2013 02:22 PM (GsoHv)

2 Anything is possible in New Jersey when the democrats are involved.

Remember Lautenberg was parachuted in at the last second to replace Robert Toricceli in clear violation of NJ election law. The NJSC said it was hunky dory nothing to see here, move along, move along.

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 11, 2013 02:24 PM (RrD4h)

3 Booker has already sealed his fate. There is a story out today that he did not like Homosexuals while in college!

Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2013 02:24 PM (53z96)

4 Posted by: Reformed Alex at January 11, 2013 02:23 PM (uFY4s)

He is completely unlike Obama in temperament and personality. None of the arrogance and superiority. If you are talking just political philosophy? I guess they are similar, but Booker is more old-style Democrat than new age dictator.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 11, 2013 02:26 PM (GsoHv)

5
I would ban politicians if I had the power to do so.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2013 02:26 PM (p/cQy)

6 Just another tell them what they want to hear panderer to the FSA. Can we start the PFYOS now?

Posted by: BoGart at January 11, 2013 02:26 PM (Ugngr)

7 The Garden State Stalin speaks.

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 11, 2013 02:26 PM (v9Cj5)

8 @3

You do realize that Booker is a Democrat?


Posted by: General Woundwort at January 11, 2013 02:26 PM (RrD4h)

9 CBD, Alex was banned

Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2013 02:26 PM (53z96)

10 Ace never underestimate the power of the Media Jedi hand Wave.

*this is not the clip we're looking for.*

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 02:27 PM (LRFds)

11
Meh.

Booker's a Donk and has the preferred melanin content. What he says back then, now, tomorrow, and 4 years from now don't mean shit to his voters and the media (BIRM).

Hell, look at all the crap TFG said and wrote a decade ago. Does that mean anything?

Posted by: Jaws at January 11, 2013 02:27 PM (4I3Uo)

12 What the hell is going on?

Comments are disappearing!!!!



Posted by: General Woundwort at January 11, 2013 02:28 PM (RrD4h)

13 This just in:

Politicians Lie

Politicians will tell you what you want to hear to get elected

Politicians rot in hell once dead

Posted by: © Sponge at January 11, 2013 02:28 PM (UK9cE)

14 Booker should make Lautenberg an offer her can't refuse.


Buy him out of his Senate seat. It's the NJ Union way.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 11, 2013 02:28 PM (BAS5M)

15 Booker has the kind of cross-party charisma that would make him formidable in any race.
Christie had to turn judas just to get Obama to protect him from a Booker beatdown.
He'd be a scary despot, imo.

Posted by: votermom at January 11, 2013 02:28 PM (S8IQW)

16 Alex was banned yesterday for making threats against Biden. I suspect his are the only comments disappearing.

Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2013 02:29 PM (53z96)

17 He is completely unlike Obama in temperament and personality. None of the arrogance and superiority. If you are talking just political philosophy? I guess they are similar, but Booker is more old-style Democrat than new age dictator.

I agree. Booker is who liberals still think Obama is.

Obama, quite simply, wants to watch the world burn.

Booker wants to make himself wealthy and important.

Most communists are communists because they think that communism will make Americans better off. Obama's a communist because he knows that communism will make Americans much worse off.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 11, 2013 02:29 PM (T0NGe)

18 In before the Whorey Hooker meme gets traction.

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 11, 2013 02:29 PM (v9Cj5)

19 Never believe a Democrat when they are either speaking, writing, not speaking or not writing.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at January 11, 2013 02:29 PM (Rs61n)

20 He can't be as bad as FBR.

Posted by: maddogg at January 11, 2013 02:29 PM (OlN4e)

21
How quickly people are forgetting the gangs of looters that were a problem right after Hurricane Sandy.

Posted by: wheatie at January 11, 2013 02:30 PM (fH4X9)

22 It was the kind of meeting that conspiratorial conservative bloggers dream about.

A month after President Barack Obama won reelection, top brass from three dozen of the most powerful groups in liberal politics met at the headquarters of the National Education Association (NEA) 4 blocks North at 16th M Sts), a few blocks north of the White House. Brought together by the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Communication Workers of America (CWA), and the NAACP, the meeting was invite-only and off-the-record. Despite all the Democratic wins in November, a sense of outrage filled the room as labor officials, environmentalists, civil rights activists, immigration reformers, and a panoply of other progressive leaders discussed the challenges facing the left and what to do to beat back the deep-pocketed conservative movement.

At the end of the day, many of the attendees closed with a pledge of money and staff resources to build a national, coordinated campaign around three goals: getting big money out of politics, expanding the voting rolls while fighting voter ID laws, and rewriting Senate rules to curb the use of the filibuster to block legislation.

Posted by: George S. Patton at January 11, 2013 02:30 PM (e8kgV)

23
>>>Alex was banned

...one minute later...

>>> I would also ban my posts because I hate myself

Posted by: Alex


classic AoS!



Posted by: soothsayer at January 11, 2013 02:30 PM (yhYn1)

24 Booker is a liberal, do not be fooled.

Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2013 02:30 PM (53z96)

25
He is completely unlike Obama in temperament and personality. None of the arrogance and superiority. If you are talking just political philosophy? I guess they are similar, but Booker is more old-style Democrat than new age dictator

The arrogance is one thing that I like about Obama, though - it gives me hope that he will by blinded by his own ego and blunder.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 11, 2013 02:30 PM (X1TgD)

26 He is completely unlike Obama in temperament and personality. None of the arrogance and superiority. If you are talking just political philosophy? I guess they are similar, but Booker is more old-style Democrat than new age dictator.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 11, 2013 02:26 PM (GsoHv)

____________________

Isn't there a story of a fist fight breaking out because Booker wanted to appoint rather than elect someone to a city board?

Something like that.

Posted by: tasker at January 11, 2013 02:30 PM (r2PLg)

27
I would ban politicians if I had the power to do so.



+1

Posted by: EC Works For Dick Jones....DICK JONES!!! at January 11, 2013 02:32 PM (GQ8sn)

28 He is completely unlike Obama in temperament and personality. None of the arrogance and superiority. If you are talking just political philosophy? I guess they are similar, but Booker is more old-style Democrat than new age dictator.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 11, 2013 02:26 PM (GsoHv)


And the national power players won't like that. He might think for himself and not just blindly do what they want like Obama. May not give them their crony power positions that they so crave. Even if the policy goals would be the same, if they don't get their power they won't like it.

Posted by: buzzion at January 11, 2013 02:32 PM (GULKT)

29
Of course we should believe him, I mean look at Bloomberg, he's a full fledged MD now prescribing the amount of pain pills needed for everybody in NYC.

(he's not a real doctor, but plays one while in the mayors mansion)

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2013 02:32 PM (p/cQy)

30 @16

Oh. ok.

I heard and saw what looked like black helicopters outside and then saw comments were disappearing and thought oh great all of my guns were unfortunetly lost in a tragic boating accident and here I am defenseless and unarmed.

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 11, 2013 02:32 PM (RrD4h)

31 Best thing I can say about New Jersey is that you can't smell it from here.

Posted by: ALH at January 11, 2013 02:33 PM (yAPdC)

32 I've said it before, anyone who isn't following Booker on Twitter is missing out on one of the greatest campaigns ever.

The dude is no dummy.

His dog and pony show during and following Sandy was a genuine thing of beauty. As much as it terrifies me, I have tremendous admiration for his skill.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 11, 2013 02:33 PM (piMMO)

33 Democommunist political "elites" would gladly load their opponents into cattle cars to send them off to death camps - once they are disarmed and helpless. Look no further than unions and their other parasitical constituents for the enforcers, guards and crematorium workers.

We've seen this all before.

NEVER. EVER. GIVE UP YOUR GUNS!

Posted by: The sound of battle in the distance at January 11, 2013 02:33 PM (vzUSW)

34 He forgot to tell Lautenberg??

Yeh and I forgot to be productive for the last hour.

What you y'all forgotten lately?

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 11, 2013 02:33 PM (SUKHu)

35 "Despite all the Democratic wins in November, a sense of outrage filled the room"

of course. they're mad that any conservative ideas still exist, and think Obama's too right-wing (alternatively used as a "why are you mad, he's not that liberal" talking point and in complaints that he's not Fighting Harder)

Posted by: JDP at January 11, 2013 02:34 PM (60GaT)

36 Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2013 02:30 PM (53z96)

Who is being fooled?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 11, 2013 02:34 PM (GsoHv)

37 Dude will not take a hint, will he?

Posted by: Vizzini at January 11, 2013 02:34 PM (O7Q1u)

38 Isn't there a story of a fist fight breaking out because Booker wanted to appoint rather than elect someone to a city board?

Something like that.


Wouldn't surprise me. Another difference is that Obama is a tightly-wound passive-aggressive weenie. Booker is not.

I have heard that Obama showed emotion after Newtown, but I don't believe it. He never gets choked up at anything.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 11, 2013 02:34 PM (T0NGe)

39 I would ban sharts if I had the power to do so.

Posted by: Al Roker at January 11, 2013 02:35 PM (w3+gB)

40
Booker?

Isn't he the guy who rescues children and small animals from burning buildings? Doesn't this guy capture dangerous criminals singlehandedly?

Man, I'm voting for him. If he had a cape, he'd be superman.

Posted by: jwest at January 11, 2013 02:35 PM (ZDsRL)

41 33

this type of talk is weird and self-discrediting

the AWB under Clinton was an ineffectual law from what i understand but i don't recall people being sent to the gulag

Posted by: JDP at January 11, 2013 02:35 PM (60GaT)

42 >>>What you y'all forgotten lately?

How dare you. How dare you say I've forgotten things.

Posted by: Piers Morgan at January 11, 2013 02:36 PM (y5sPI)

43 I'm writing, directing, producing and starring in a Corey Booker bio - pic! Look for it December 2013!!

Posted by: Tyler Perry at January 11, 2013 02:37 PM (msPO3)

44 He would seize all private property if he had the authority to do so.

Posted by: gastorgrab at January 11, 2013 02:37 PM (FX38i)

45 The media would not care if Booker robbed a liquor store to pay for crack in 2000.
They will never hold him to it.

Posted by: NeoKong at January 11, 2013 02:37 PM (JWLwG)

46 Amish Dude--

Here it is:

A behind-the-scenes political maneuver by Newark Mayor Cory Booker to fill a vacant council seat with his choice led to a near-riot in city hall tonight, with dozens of residents rushing the council stage and police responding with pepper-spray.

After weeks of jockeying for Rep. Donald Payneís successor, Booker made an unprecedented personal appearance to cast the deciding vote with his council allies for Shanique Davis Speight, a longtime ally of power broker Stephen Adubato, over the angry objections of residents.

"In the absence of a quorum, I have an obligation to sit in," Booker said, though he was barely audible over the din.

______________

And new thread--already.

Posted by: tasker at January 11, 2013 02:38 PM (r2PLg)

47 Annnnnd another new.


Meth is a helluva drug.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 11, 2013 02:38 PM (VtjlW)

48 41 JDP,

Barack Obama is mentored by Mr 25 million.

beijing billy was a competitor to Bill Ayers not his disciple.

You trust the people with power I'll keep watching what fences they came from behind to power.

Obama is a communist spawned by two marxists raised by fellow travellers.

Communists kill.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 02:38 PM (LRFds)

49 I have heard that Obama showed emotion after Newtown, but I don't believe it. He never gets choked up at anything.
Posted by: AmishDude at January 11, 2013 02:34 PM (T0NGe)


I beg to differ. I've choked him up a few times.

Posted by: Reggie Love at January 11, 2013 02:38 PM (t06LC)

50
I want my first granddaughter to be named Shanique.

(I've been getting a little resistance from my daughter on this.)

Posted by: jwest at January 11, 2013 02:40 PM (ZDsRL)

51 48

like i said, self-discrediting

Posted by: JDP at January 11, 2013 02:40 PM (60GaT)

52 51 JDP,

Keep saying it.

Prairie Fire.

Obama listens a lot more to Billy Ayers than the founders.

Say whatever the fuck you want.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 02:41 PM (LRFds)

53 Booker?

Isn't he the guy who rescues children and small animals from burning buildings? Doesn't this guy capture dangerous criminals singlehandedly?


****

He is also the fella who used twitter to identify old ladies in need during Sandy and personally went to their homes to check on them, tweeting back to their relatives that they were okay.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 11, 2013 02:44 PM (piMMO)

54 #46 That was a pretty cool maneuver by Booker, actually - allies of the ex-mayor had packed the meeting to get a Booker rival appointed to council, but "somehow" some council members walked out in anger over something or the other and Booker just happened to drop by. No quorum so he can sit inand cast a vote.
Ah, NJ politics. So backroom and Machiavellian.

Posted by: votermom at January 11, 2013 02:44 PM (S8IQW)

55 I have heard that Obama showed emotion after Newtown, but I don't believe it. He never gets choked up at anything.

****

You must have missed his performance, twisting his face up, as Geitner resigned yesterday.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 11, 2013 02:45 PM (piMMO)

56 52

look i'm just not into turning every issue, major or minor, into some grand Communist (or fascist, or whatever-ist) paranoiac plot. not just because i don't believe it (there are certain countries i don't want the U.S. to become like, but that doesn't mean they're dystopian hellholes) but also cuz it makes you seem like a whackjob. if you want to engage in broken-line rants about it across the blog then that's your prerogative

Posted by: JDP at January 11, 2013 02:46 PM (60GaT)

57 Booker is just as much as a leftist as Obama, but comes across as more of an "everyman."

Booker is far more dangerous than Obama ever could be.

He must be stopped, or at least tarnished enough to not be able to win the presidency.

He also believe in "food justice" and the rationing that is the logical result of it:
http://bit.ly/YdpVVT

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 11, 2013 02:48 PM (XvHmy)

58 Sure thing, JDP. Let's go back to sleep, it was just the howling of the wind.

Meanwhile, history has given us many, many warnings.

Mark my words. This is exactly and precisely what Van Jones, Bill Ayers, and his extended Weather Underground family want. Know anyone like that in the White House?

This is exactly and precisely why the Founders clearly enumerated our unalienable right to possess arms of martial utility.

...and this is exactly and precisely the circumstances under which we will be fighting for our dear Republic's continued existence.

Sweet dreams, brave warrior.

Posted by: The sound of battle in the distance at January 11, 2013 02:48 PM (vzUSW)

59 Never believe a Democrat when they are either speaking, writing, not speaking or not writing.


Never believe a Democrat when they are either breathing or not breathing.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2013 02:50 PM (UQCbd)

60 Booker is the same guy who pulled the class warfare card on the New Jersey Devils owner in NJ. They tried to sue the Devils for back rent, lost and then Booker went on a publicity tour calling the owner (a NJ guy who has invested a lot of his own money in NJ) all sorts of names. He then proceeded to pull security from the teams games in downtown Newark. He's got the vindictiveness of an Obama, don't be fooled.

Posted by: Tom at January 11, 2013 02:51 PM (kEkHp)

61 I think Booker will probably scare some Dem higher up on the foodchain as being insufficiently party-lineish and they will throw him under the bus before he gets too powerful.
He's already been skarood out of running for Governor - he;d be a shoo in. Obama is actually protecting Christie - unbelievable.

Posted by: votermom at January 11, 2013 02:51 PM (S8IQW)

62 56 JDP,


yeah it's not like Obama is a member of the new party, hides his transcripts for some reason etc etc etc....

I am not a birther, I am not a truther I know Obama is a fucking closeted marxist.

I'd offer to blow my brains out on TV if he showed his curricula vitae and I am wrong.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 02:52 PM (LRFds)

63 Sure thing, JDP. Let's go back to sleep, it was just the howling of the wind.


JDP sounds EXACTLY like my dh; he means well, but is incredibly naive. Yes, anyone who exclaims Obama is a Communist/Totalitarian will be frowned upon. Does not mean that it isn't true. Obama=Guff

Posted by: MidwesternSceptic at January 11, 2013 03:04 PM (cxl8k)

64 a liberal who was influenced by certain aspects of the far Left in his younger years? shocking

still not seeing the Supreme Soviet State emerging because of this though.

Posted by: JDP at January 11, 2013 03:06 PM (60GaT)

65 64 JDP,

Far left now openly being acknowledged as communist party members i take it?

I'll keep my communists like I like my steak well done.

Fuck 'em all and let god sort 'em out.

Make them run as what they are and burn the M$M cover to the ground.

Obama is a Constitution hating communist.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 03:10 PM (LRFds)

66 63

come on. re-read that guy's previous post and tell me that doesn't sound near-Alex Jonesian. if you think this is a helpful mode of argument i dunno what to tell you

my main point is that Obama's liberalism can be effectively attacked, AS liberalism. i don't understand the need to go deeper into things.

if you put the guy on truth serum and asked if there were certain aspects of welfare socialist European states that he thinks we should be more like, would he say yes? i'd guess so, and that's grounds enough for opposition. but while i don't want the U.S. to become New Sweden, i'll simultaneously acknowledge that said countries are not Soviet-style disasters. they've got other issues.

Posted by: JDP at January 11, 2013 03:11 PM (60GaT)






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