After Newark Mayor Cory Booker called Barack Obama’s attacks on Bain Capital “crap,” he was forced to backtrack in a video many have likened to a hostage tape. But complying with his captors’ demands couldn’t save Cory Booker from the wrath of the Obama machine.

The New York Post reports:

It’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker.

Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post.

“He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago.

Booker had been angling for the housing secretary gig in a second Obama term, according to sources in the administration and close to the mayor.

While it appears the hostage situation has come to an end, this could turn out well for Booker. Perhaps his conscience is finally free.

More Twitter reaction:

Booker maintains an active Twitter presence, but has not responded to the New York Post article.