Hey you guys. Sen. Cory Booker wants you to know that he GETS you. He understands your life, frustrations and concerns. How is this possible, you ask? It’s possible because he’s read books like “Hillbilly Elegy.” THAT’S HOW HE GETS YOU.
— David Catanese (@davecatanese) May 15, 2018
Booker says he’s traveled across the country, to the South, “I’ve read books like hillbilly elegy, everything I can to try to understand folks – they have so much in common with people in my neighborhood.”
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) May 15, 2018
Does he even realize that this makes him sound even MORE disconnected? That remark is dripping with elitist snobbery. But it makes sense that he said it, because this is how he pictures us all in his mind:
That’s hardly an exaggeration. That’s how most Democratic lawmakers view us.
Mockery ensued. It was much deserved.
GAFFE GAFFE GAFFE
— Zack Roday (@zackroday) May 15, 2018
LMAO. I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. 🤘
— VaIarMorghuIis (@Appeal2DaStone) May 15, 2018
I have a black friend.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) May 15, 2018
I’ve eaten grits
I understand those poor ignorant simple folks pic.twitter.com/how74aWJF3
— HeisenbergHattie (@HBergHattie) May 15, 2018
Have you ever sat on a lawn mower and played a banjo? No? Then DON’T TALK TO ME CORY. (For the record, I’ve done that. I know that makes me sound like an uneducated, toothless hillbilly, but I don’t care. It was great and I highly recommend it.)
Gee, I guess being from the South & Atlanta means I’m a “hillbilly” & Corey understands me. I sure my outhouse will soon be replaced by that new indoor plumbing thing. 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) May 15, 2018
If you’re lucky!
So anyone outside the DC bubble = “hillbillies”?
— RemoteDesktopSupport (@InfernalDante86) May 15, 2018
Not necessarily. I’m sure those living in San Fran and NYC are exempt.
“good Afternoon fellow poor people”
— Tom (@buttesex) May 15, 2018
I eat cornbread and collard greens https://t.co/WjdKCLbxGs
— Max Q (@Randy_Shannon) May 15, 2018
Cory GETS you. Remember that, poor hillbilly folk.