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My View From Harlem – Cory Booker, Politics and the Presidency..

Many of us watched President Barack Obama give his farewell speech and reflected on his Presidency.

Like many, I was very involved campaigning and being part of his historic journey to the Presidency.

Well, that journey as President ends in 10 days and it’s over..


And, for all of you that say, “He’s not my President” – meaning Trump, guess what, He is…

In fact the sooner you really understand that Trump is your President, the sooner you’ll do something about this in 2018 and 2020…

On August 2, 2015, Donald Trump said, the United States will not see another black president for some time because Barack Obama has “set a very poor standard”, he also said he’ll win the black vote.

Trump won the Presidency with only 25.5 percent of the voting population and didn’t win the Black vote.

In fact he didn’t need the Black Vote and just wrote off ALL minorities, women, the LGBT community and independents.

I’m not going to point my finger as to who is at fault - Trump is the President Elect and will be sworn in on January 20th.

Instead, I begin the finger pointing at myself, yes me…

I got so caught up in the “Black Folk Must Vote” campaign and touring college campuses and communities, I forgot, the way Obama won in 2008 and 2012, and that was to make everyone inclusive in the process.

Well that won’t happen again – All of us must vote....


Today, Senator Cory Booker took the unprecedented move, testifying against Jeff Sessions before the Senate Committee.

Senator Cory Booker is so opposed to Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general that he is willing to break precedent. BOOYAH Cory BOOYAH

Senator Booker said, "I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague," "But the immense powers of the Attorney General combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience."

In his statement today, Senator Booker said he lacks "confidence" Senator Sessions can fulfill the attorney general’s responsibility to uphold "fair administration of justice" and pointed to the Alabama senator’s record as cause for concern.

"Senator Sessions’ decades-long record is concerning in a number of ways, from his opposition to bipartisan criminal justice reform to his views on bipartisan drug policy reform, from his efforts earlier in his career to deny citizens voting rights to his criticism of the Voting Rights Act, from his failure to defend the civil rights of women, minorities and LGBT Americans to his opposition to common sense, bipartisan immigration reform”…

Senator Booker said he believed President-elect Trump's pick for attorney general has "not demonstrated a commitment" to a central prerequisite of the job -- to demand equal rights and justice for all citizens.

Senator Booker said, "In fact, at numerous times in his career, he has demonstrated a hostility towards these convictions,"

Let me repeat that, "he has demonstrated a hostility towards these convictions,"

Further, Senator Booker said he was "deeply motivated" by the many issues the next attorney general will influence, especially the crisis of mass incarceration.


Whereas Trump made his statement regarding the United States will not see another black president for some time, because Barack Obama has “set a very poor standard” – “The Donald” and America’s deplorable won’t have to wait very long.

Senator Cory Booker in showing his resolve and leadership felt that, "conscience" outweighed Senate tradition.

“I know that some of my many colleagues aren’t happy that I am breaking with Senate tradition to testify on the nomination of one of my colleagues, but I believe, like perhaps all of my colleagues in the Senate, that in the choice of standing with Senate norms or standing up for what my conscience tells me is best for our country, I will always choose my conscious and country”….

For all of you D.C. natives, do you know Cory was born in D.C.?

BOOYAH CORY BOOYAH… I'm with you... and yes, I do know him...
Posted By: Victorio Loubriel
Wednesday, January 11th 2017 at 9:06PM
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