Trying to judge the most anti-gun Democrat in the 2020 presidential nomination field is like trying to determine which which TV talking head is the most insipid and annoying. Each one is so qualified and the differences are so slight that comparisons are futile.
But with media clowns like Eric Swalwell and Robert Francis O’Rourke relegated to the ash heap of presidential electoral history, there’s a good argument to be made that Cory “Spartacus” Booker is the most outspokenly anti-gun conventional candidate left in the field (Michael Bloomberg is in a gun-grabbing world all his own).
Well, he was.
T-Bone’s best friend called it quits today, ending the slow-motion failure that was his presidential bid. As part of the long-winded bloviating goodbye he posted announcing the end of his White House quest, he had this to say:
Over the past eleven months of this campaign, we rallied around bold ideas to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face as a nation. We moved the debate forward on gun violence — introducing a plan with the most aggressive gun safety measures our country had ever seen. We advocated for progressive, swift change to our criminal justice reform system. We fought to protect and strengthen reproductive rights and access to abortion. Together, we spoke out and stood up for people and communities that have been left out and left behind.
“Gun safety.” Otherwise known as prohibition and confiscation. And double-speak, too. Booker famously said that gun control would make Americans free.
He was a stickler for semantics, calling his fellow candidates out for making the mistake of calling firearms confiscation “confiscation.”
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 14, 2019
He loved to lie about how few regulations were required for Americans to purchase a firearm…so much so that even the Washington Post called BS.
And Booker had an alarming amount of trouble comprehending the Constitution. Well, more than the average US Senator anyway.
He continually confused an enumerated right (keeping and bearing arms) with a privilege (driving a car).
If you need a license to drive a car, you should need a license to own and operate a gun.
I’ll get this done as president: https://t.co/si7MK1VfB3
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 6, 2019
Now, though, the Senator from New Jersey has thrown in the presidential towel. We won’t have him to kick around any more or be forced to listen to his airy, pseudo-intellectual takes on, well, anything (other than having to endure his bombastic performances in committee hearings).
Over the past year on the campaign trail, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many incredible, inspiring, engaged people all over this country, and I am more confident now than ever that together we will rise.
Thank you for believing in me. I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but hope.
At least he feels good about the whole thing and that’s what really matters, isn’t it?