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08/24/2009

Booker seeks New arc in Obama's rights policy

by Jeremy Hooper
Cory-Booker“I was a huge supporter of Barack Obama and still am, but I think that he needs to take some steps right now, and I think that the more people who are friends of his or associates of him get into his ear about ending ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ about repealing DOMA, about creating more inclusive employment discrimination policy, I think that we as a nation can start moving a lot further forward,” said [Newark mayor Cory Booker], who co-chaired the Obama campaign in the Garden State last year.

“Unless you can change the federal strategy or focus on these issues, New Jersey residents will face high levels of discrimination in my opinion,”
MORE: Booker Talks Obama and LGBT Rights [Advocate]

Right. Because "supporter" does not equal "free pass distributor." Party does not come before principle. It's something all of us who support the president need to remember.

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