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White House on Cory Booker: “He’s dead to us”

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A few weeks ago, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) went on TV and expressed his opinion about the Obama campaign’s attacks on Bain Capital:

And here’s what he gets for being honest. NY Post:

It’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker.

Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post.

“He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago.

Booker had been angling for the housing secretary gig in a second Obama term, according to sources in the administration and close to the mayor…

“Cory and Barack Obama have never been besties, but that was the final nail. It’s like, ‘You’re dead and done.’ The firing squad is out,” said a Democratic source in contact with both sides.

“Dead to us.”

“Dead and done.”

“Firing squad.”

My goodness. Remember when that sort of talk was considered hate speech? Why do they think it’s okay to talk about executing a black man for disagreeing with them?

Just kidding. This is different because they’re not Republicans.

(Hat tip: Hot Air)