Cory Booker Explains How Love Can Be A Political Strategy | Hardball | MSNBC


HE IS DEFINITELY TRYING TO. HE IS DEFINITELY PITTING US HE IS DEFINITELY PITTING US AGAINST EACH OTHER AND DEGRADING AGAINST EACH OTHER AND DEGRADING PEOPLE. PEOPLE.>>I THINK THAT’S THE WAY WE>>I THINK THAT’S THE WAY WE TALK ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA. TALK ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA. WHITES AND THE BURBS. WHITES AND THE BURBS. THEY SEEM TO BE TURNED OFF OF THEY SEEM TO BE TURNED OFF OF THE LANGUAGE OF THE PRESIDENT. THE LANGUAGE OF THE PRESIDENT.>>I WAS JUST SAYING I THINK>>I WAS JUST SAYING I THINK DESPAIR WILL NEVER HAVE THE LAST DESPAIR WILL NEVER HAVE THE LAST WORD. WORD. THE MOST INSPIRING THING IS TO THE MOST INSPIRING THING IS TO MEET AMERICANS WHO REJECT HIM. MEET AMERICANS WHO REJECT HIM. WHEN REPUBLICANS COME TO MY TOWN WHEN REPUBLICANS COME TO MY TOWN HALLS AND SAY I’M HERE BECAUSE HALLS AND SAY I’M HERE BECAUSE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT LOVE, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT LOVE, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT WHAT BINDS YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT WHAT BINDS US, YOU’RE NOT DEMONIZING PEOPLE US, YOU’RE NOT DEMONIZING PEOPLE BECAUSE OF POLITICAL PARTY. BECAUSE OF POLITICAL PARTY. I KNOW PEOPLE THINK LOVE IS NOT I KNOW PEOPLE THINK LOVE IS NOT A POLITICAL STRATEGY. A POLITICAL STRATEGY. I REALLY THINK IT IS. I REALLY THINK IT IS. I THINK IT’S THE MOST FEARSOME I THINK IT’S THE MOST FEARSOME TOUGH STRONG EMOTION WE CAN TALK TOUGH STRONG EMOTION WE CAN TALK ABOUT. ABOUT. PATRIOTISM IS LOVE OF COUNTRY. PATRIOTISM IS LOVE OF COUNTRY. YOU CANNOT LOVE YOUR COUNTRY YOU CANNOT LOVE YOUR COUNTRY UNLESS YOU LOVE YOUR COUNTRY MEN UNLESS YOU LOVE YOUR COUNTRY MEN AND WOMEN. AND WOMEN. IF YOU HAVE INJUSTICE IN YOUR IF YOU HAVE INJUSTICE IN YOUR FAMILY, IT’S A THREAT TO MY FAMILY, IT’S A THREAT TO MY FAMILY. FAMILY.>>I WAS IN NORTH PHILLY, A>>I WAS IN NORTH PHILLY, A TOUGH NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE ALL THE TOUGH NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE ALL THE POOR PEOPLE CAME UP. POOR PEOPLE CAME UP. AND ALL THAT THEY CHEERED FOR AND ALL THAT THEY CHEERED FOR WHEN OBAMA SPOKE TO THEM BACK IN WHEN OBAMA SPOKE TO THEM BACK IN ’08 WAS UNITY. ’08 WAS UNITY. LET’S GET TOGETHER. LET’S GET TOGETHER. DIDN’T WANT ANYTHING. DIDN’T WANT ANYTHING. THEY JUST WANT TO ACCEPT US AND THEY JUST WANT TO ACCEPT US AND LET’S BE TOGETHER. LET’S BE TOGETHER.>>I’M A GUY WHO — I’M THE ONLY>>I’M A GUY WHO — I’M THE ONLY PERSON WHO LIVES IN A LOW INCOME PERSON WHO LIVES IN A LOW INCOME BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITY. BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITY. YOU COME FROM A DIFFERENT YOU COME FROM A DIFFERENT BACKGROUND, YOU WILL FIND COMMON BACKGROUND, YOU WILL FIND COMMON CAUSE.

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