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Cory Booker Doesn't Back Down From Obama Campaign Critique

"Crass divisive partisan politics is not serving the citizens of my city," he tweets after Meet The Press appearance.

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I will fight hard for Obama to win. But just as his 08 campaign did, I believe we must elevate & not denigrate. This is the Obama I know

I will fight hard for Obama to win. But just as his 08 campaign did, I believe we must elevate & not denigrate. This is the Obama I know-- Cory Booker

But we as "the electorate" must also bear responsibility for changing the tone of politics as usual. Not just root harder for our side

But we as "the electorate" must also bear responsibility for changing the tone of politics as usual. Not just root harder for our side-- Cory Booker

Yes I'm sick to my stomach of the politics of destruction. We now have a fed gov that can't come together & solve our nation's problems

Yes I'm sick to my stomach of the politics of destruction. We now have a fed gov that can't come together & solve our nation's problems-- Cory Booker

I'll always prioritize my nation over a political party. & right now crass divisive partisan politics is not serving the citizens of my city

I'll always prioritize my nation over a political party. & right now crass divisive partisan politics is not serving the citizens of my city-- Cory Booker

So I'll clarify my comments on MTP. Yes, Obama must be re-elected. But we as a Nation owe it to him & ourselves 2 reject politics as usual

So I'll clarify my comments on MTP. Yes, Obama must be re-elected. But we as a Nation owe it to him & ourselves 2 reject politics as usual-- Cory Booker

I agree with you 100%. PBO has been fighting to serve the nation against folks who are fighting to serve their party. @farrellmcmanus

I agree with you 100%. PBO has been fighting to serve the nation against folks who are fighting to serve their party. @farrellmcmanus-- Cory Booker

But we on the left (as I believe PBO has righteously worked to do in his 1st term), must elevate the dialogue not simply amplify it

But we on the left (as I believe PBO has righteously worked to do in his 1st term), must elevate the dialogue not simply amplify it-- Cory Booker