When election season is upon us, the behavior in Washington DC tends to hit peak absurdity.
It’s almost as if these elections are some sort of near-annual full moon that arrives just in time to wreak havoc on the sensibilities of our elected officials. In the run-up to the 2018 midterms, this bizarre behavior has been as worrisome as it has been entertaining, unfortunately, with folks like Nancy Pelosi and Cory Booker leading the charge.
Booker’s latest publicity stunt in this extended and contentious electoral season may just be his demise, however, after the showboating democratic senator just insulted every single American civilian.
Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker claimed on Thursday that Canada was “out-Americaning” the United States because of the cost of college.
“Other people talking about college debt, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Booker said during a speech at Allen University in South Carolina, NTK Network reported.Trending:
“Every country we are competing with is driving down the cost of college,” Booker claimed. “Germany – it cost between zero and four percent of median income to go to college. Canada – I can’t stand how they’re out-Americaning us in Canada. Trudeau, give me a break, it costs about six to seven percent median income to go to college.”
“What does it cost in America?” Booker continued. “Fifty-two percent of median income. Why are other nations out-Americaning us? Why are they out-investing infrastructure the way we used to? Why are they out-investing in research and development the way we used to? Why are they out-investing in education the way we used to?”
What makes this egregious insult so damning, however, is not what Booker said, but that he, of all people, said it at all.
For many Americans, Booker is the quintessential “resistance” obstructionist whose grandstanding is a stall tactic as much as it is a publicity stunt. With the focus shifting to the 2020 presidential race in a scant few months, Booker is almost certainly making such outlandish comments to further his public persona in anticipation of a run for the White House.