Jay Smooth Breaks Down Corey Booker’s Young (Old) Money Clique

It’s been way too long since we’ve had a video from our man Jay Smooth, but he really brings it on this analysis of the Cory Booker situation, and how politicians get caught between allegiances:

Background Info:

Cory Booker’s comments on Obama’s ‘nauseating’ campaign: Gaffe or calculated tactic? [NJ.com]
Cory Booker’s defense of Wall Street may hurt his status with liberals, but it won’t hurt his bank account [NJ.com]
Cory Booker, surrogate from hell [Salon]

  • Keith
    • Thewayitis

      Thank you so much for putting up this link.
      Well…the link doesn’t actually work.

      However, I had no idea that Blackagendareport existed…now I do, which is awesome!

  • Thewayitis

    There is one fundamental problem with his point:  Booker is not trying to find a balance between the party, the people and his bankroll. 

    Like any employee, your allegiance lies with the person who PAYS you.  There is no split between Obama and the private equity/financial sector/WS interests.  So Jay Booker doesn’t have any either.  Now Obama is trying to get poor people to vote for him, so he gins up this false populism.  However, he is so beholden to those interests that it’s useful to have a guy like Booker go out and assure those interests that the Democrats are still on the team.

    Rewind:  In the election, Obama said he would revise “disastrous” NAFTA in public, but in secret he sent representatives up to Canada to tell them that this was just political rhetoric (reported even on Canadian news).  4 years later, Panama, Korea and Columbia have been ADDED to new free trade agreements. 

    So let’s not pretend any of this means anything.
    Does anyone seriously believe any political party will DO anything about these issues?
    There is no split between the Money and the Party.   There is the Money Party and there is the People.
    That’s it.
    When people can accept that politicians work for the people who pay them, then perhaps we can all collectively stop fawning over handsome men in suits who *don’t care about you*.  Obama would happily see you beaten by police and then thrown in prison forever (NDAA) and then go home and kiss his daughters if you started encouraging people to study, get educated, get involved and oppose the unjust foreign policies.  If your kids were in a hospital in Lybia, he would issue an order to have them murdered by air bombs with his dog on his lap. 
    Infuriating.  At least have the self respect to say we live beneath tyrants but I refuse to love them.

    • Goldenbrownglow

      I LOVE Jay, but you’re right–the system needs to change. Of course, Jay says the same thing, essentially,, toward the end.

  • hans anggraito

    hmmm…. Jay makes EVERY bitter/boring pill go down smooth…. he should make a vid about html coding, that would get me to finally learn.

  • hans anggraito

    hmmm…. Jay makes EVERY bitter/boring pill go down smooth…. he should make a vid about html coding, that would get me to finally learn.

  • Anonymous

    BOOM!

  • Anonymous

    Hooray for Jay Smooth! I saw this yesterday, and it made me pretty happy to see it.