Democratic Sen. Cory Booker tweeted a feminist-themed holiday poem Saturday, prompting some on social media to poke fun at the New Jersey politician for pandering.
The poem was a take on the “12 days of Christmas” but instead of turtledoves and gold rings, it demanded equal wages, an end to fat shaming and “no tampon tax.”
Love this pic.twitter.com/29mnPyc83a
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) December 24, 2017
Should play well in Iowa. pic.twitter.com/vUMTsIb7nC
— Emily Jashinsky (@emilyjashinsky) December 24, 2017
This is an embarrassing condescension to women masquerading as respect. https://t.co/6twpusHCnO
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) December 24, 2017
You would have to try quite hard to come off as more oleaginously phony and pandering than Cory Booker does. https://t.co/ncp7Y2ba9P
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) December 24, 2017
I love it too, far-left feminists parodying themselves so that I don’t have to https://t.co/CAzWUlFyWm
— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh) December 24, 2017
Others cited Booker’s frequently mentioned childhood friend T-Bone, who some have speculated may not exist. They asked if Booker consulted with T-Bone before sending out the tweet.
Was T-Bone your test subject for this tweet? https://t.co/ZYn9Js3ZtT
— Ashley Rae (@Communism_Kills) December 24, 2017
Senator, I wonder if you could ask T-Bone what he thinks about this https://t.co/xn3DUkhd4t
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 24, 2017
Finally, famous statistician Nate Silver took the tweet as a sign of Booker’s plans to make his own White House run in 2020.
He’s running. https://t.co/1ObigL7Jp6
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) December 24, 2017
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