Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., joined at right by Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks as he and activists demonstrate at the Supreme Court as President Donald Trump prepares to choose a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Cory Booker has an impressive knack for frequently saying things that make me marvel.
He appears intent upon flinging out zingers in order to pile on the supporters, but — if I may say so — his statements often come across and punishingly disingenuous and impossibly goofy.
Take a ganders:
As part of moving forward on his White House quest, on Saturday night, Cory let everyone know why men have an obligation to be pro-abortion.
The reason is that women…
…Get ready to change your perspective…
…As it turns out, women…
As noted by The Daily Caller, Booker’s been outspokenly pro-choice, promising to codify Roe v. Wade, to repeal the Hyde Amendment, and to make abortion drugs available over-the-counter.
At 8:27 p.m., the guy took a break from the political lab to drop some science:
“Abortion rights shouldn’t matter to men because women are our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends. They should matter to men — to everyone — because women are people.”
Abortion rights shouldn’t matter to men because women are our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends. They should matter to men—to everyone—because women are people.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) December 28, 2019
Respectfully, like so many things politicians say, Cory’s words don’t really mean anything.
I’ve said before that politics is mostly one big straw-man argument, and this is no exception. People — including many, many women — are pro-life. And their reasons, of course, have nothing to do with thinking women aren’t people.
They are pro-life because they believe men and women are people — little people, in the bellies of expectant mothers.
That being said, Cory’s mission for the moment is indeed to snag the nomination. And in that pursuit, making liberal statements is rightfully par for the course.
But as BET founder Bob Johnson recently pointed out, to become president, he’s gota be able to win over voters from the middle if not the other side.
Bob’s not confident he can do that:
“I do not see anybody in the Democratic primary races today that is enough in the center — where I believe most of the voters are…”
I think Bob’s right. Do you? I’m asking all of you, even the women, since — as we’ve just learned — we’re all people.
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