On Monday, the world learned of the sad departure of Cory “Spartacus” Booker from the Democrat presidential campaign.
He will be missed.
The former presidential hopeful, long since fallen from the legacy of the man who stood up to the Roman Empire, has finally acknowledged what the rest of us knew long ago: He was never going to be president.
Booker came to national prominence as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. He was a regular guest on national TV shows where he was billed as a bi-partisan leader who could mend our nations wounds.
In reality…not so much.
Booker stripped off the bi-partisan cape in favor of a “Spartacus” costume and joined the rest of his party in catching the train to the far Left. Later on, he realized his mistake and he tried to reclaim his role as the candidate that could unite America, but it was too late for that. The damage had been done.
Booker didn’t qualify for the past two Democrat debates.
Senator Booker said, “I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory. Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win—money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington.”
And so, on Monday, he announced the tragic demise of his presidential aspirations.
Predictably, The New York Times commented on the fact that he was the second-to-last African American candidate remaining in the race. (In case you didn’t know, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is running as well. If you don’t know anything about him, don’t worry, you’re not alone.)
The Times wrote, “The departure of Mr. Booker from the crowded Democratic field heralded at the outset as the most diverse in history, leaves just one African-American candidate, Deval Patrick, vying for the nomination in a party where black voters are an essential bloc of the Democratic base.”
It is surprising that Booker’s campaign never paid off, considering the fact that he wanted to help tenants pay rent. Seriously.
In June, I wrote the following about Booker’s rent support plan: “Senator Booker’s plan calls for a tax credit to be given to renters that would ensure that they would not spend more than 30% of their income on rent.
The New York Times reported, ‘At the center of Mr. Booker’s proposal is the renter’s tax credit, which would cover the difference between 30 percent of a person’s income and the fair-market rent in his or her neighborhood. There would not be an income cap limiting who could qualify, according to the campaign, which said the median participating family would receive $4,800 per year.’
His plan would cost $134 billion annually.
How is he going to pay for it?
Answer: Get rid of the Trump tax cuts.
Shocker! The Democratic candidates want to tax the rich and repeal the Trump tax cuts to pay for their utopian ideas.
Booker said, ‘Access to safe, affordable housing can be transformative in the trajectory of people’s lives.’
In July, Booker made headlines by crossing the Mexican border to bring migrants into the U.S.
Never missing an opportunity to feign drama, the prima donna provided a recounting of his perilous journey into Mexico.
He tweeted, “Today I crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso with @fams2gethere and @LasAmericasAC to help five women present themselves for asylum. These are my observations. Please don’t look away.”
How could we possibly look away? Booker is so important, after all.
He continued, ‘This is a crisis that demands an urgent answer. God-willing we will answer that call with the change that we need and the fight to make it happen.’
What a powerful statement. If that doesn’t give you chills I don’t know what else will.”
Alas, all his melodramatic statements couldn’t save his candidacy. He will be up for reelection in New Jersey this year. If that doesn’t work out, maybe he can try out for a stage production as the title role of “Spartacus.”