Obama Surrogate Cory Booker defends Bain, backpedals at lightening speed

Yesterday on “Meet the Press,” Democrat Mayor of Newark, NJ Cory Booker, stepped outside of party-line talking points and explained how sick he is of hearing attacks on private equity and Bain Capital. Unfortunately, later in the day, he came out saying the exact opposite.

Here is what Mayor Booker said on “Meet the Press”:

Booker: “It's getting better. As far as that stuff, I have to just say from a very personal level I'm not about to sit here and indict private equity. It's, to me it's just, we're getting to a ridiculous point in America, especially I know I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. If you look at the totality of Bain Capital's record, they have done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses, and to this me I'm very uncomfortable with.”

Host: “You know, I know you defend the president but I have to tell you when I talk to business leaders, Jim, this is the difference in a lot of cases between Washington figures and local officials like yourself who are out there trying to grow the economy, who say, wait a minute, let's not indict all the private equity and yet you have a campaign that's making him out to be Gordon Gekko They want the voters to think that Mitt Romney is Gordon Gekko and Wall Street greed and a throwback.”

Booker: “Well, again, I talk to the White House quite often. I'm a surrogate for the Obama campaign. The messages they are sending meet out to do to talk about is nothing like this. This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. It's nauseating to the American public.”

Here is the clip:

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In the YouTube clip he cut later the same day, Booker did talk about things going on in this election cycle that are nauseating him again, but this time the reason was a little different.

Glenn pointed out that Mayor Booker did note that he is a surrogate for the Obama Campaign and speaks with them frequently. “Now, after a few phone calls from ‘somebody,’ he’s evolved on this issue,” Glenn said.

Booker: “I also expressed on Meet the Press my profound frustration with the kind of campaigning that I think is becoming too much the norm in our nation, which is generally negative campaigning. And this campaigning is about to become an avalanche, and in many ways, I believe, could potentially risk muting out the important voices of the candidates themselves. Talk about the issues that matter. In this, of course, I'm talking about the Supreme Court case that allowed hundreds of millions of dollars of super PAC money to flow in. That super PAC money, as I've seen, has been wholly negative. I was very frustrated this last week when I saw people dredging up the Reverend Wright, an already discussed issue from many, many years ago and trying to bring it to the center stage as a way to undermine and attack our president. I've also expressed some frustration of attacks in other areas as well.

“Yeah, you did, like Bain,” Pat interjected.

Booker: “I used the word "nauseating" on Meet the Press because that's really how I feel. When I see people in my city struggling with real issues, and still feeling the challenges of this economy, and still looking for hope and opportunity and real specific plans I get very upset. When I see such a level of dialogue that calls to our lowest common denominators and not the kind of things that are going to unify us as a nation and move us forward. Let me be clear, Mitt Romney has made his business record a centerpiece of his campaign. He's talked about himself as a job creator and therefore, it is reasonable, and, in fact, I encourage the Obama campaign to examine that record and to discuss it, I have no problem with that.”

Here is the clip:

“Oh my gosh,” Glenn said in disgust. “Come on, America… Come on! Have you ever heard anything this transparent?” he asked referring to the blatant lies and spin coming from this administration.

“We see their lies so clearly,” he added. “They don’t even hide them.”

“That is amazing,” Pat said.

“I mean, that's the language, too – that language is directly from the White House,” Stu noted. “Their campaign has used that a hundred times to justify talking about Bain.”

“He started the sentence with, ‘Let me be clear’,” Glenn added. “I mean, was it written by the people who write the TelePrompTer for Barack Obama? This whole thing could have been written by the White House.”

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

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