Greenwald will reportedly appear in support of New Jersey Senate candidate Rush Holt tomorrow according to the Washington Post.
Holt is a sizable underdog in the Democratic Senate primary, which is just 15 days away. Polls show Booker, the mayor of Newark, in complete control of the race. Holt, who holds a PhD in physics, has embraced the role of quirky underdog, while seeking to underscore his liberal record and cast himself as a champion of civil liberties.
According to Greenwald, Cory Booker is a “Wall-St-controlled crony capitalism candidate” who is unconcerned with “mass spying”
Anyone concerned about mass spying or Wall-St-controlled crony capitalism candidates (Cory Booker) can back Rush Holt http://t.co/PzfDhjaEI8
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 19, 2013
There is a noticeable pattern emerging of Greenwald (along with other civil libertarians) placing himself in opposition to black people in politics. Whether it’s members of the administration, a majority of the blogosphere, virtually all of twitter, or up-and-coming politicians such as Cory Booker, Greenwald’s opposition is near-universal and his empathy is non-existent.
It’s debatable how long this trend among civil libertarians on the left and right can be viewed as a coincidence.