Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz might be running for president. If he does, it’ll be as an independent centrist. Needless to say, this will split the anti-Trump vote and very well could give Trump a second term. That’s why the political Left is hurling hate and vitriol at Schultz, who has also trashed Medicare for All, and other policies pushed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), for being un-American. Harris recently said on a CNN town hall that she would gut private health insurance. Schultz thinks Tomahawk Liz’s agenda is nothing but full-blown socialism. The former coffee company executive also said that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s (D-NY) campaign to soak the rich at the tippy tops on the income bracket is what pushed him to think about a presidential run as an independent (via CNBC):
Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is no fan of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to slap a 70 percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million.
In an interview Monday night, he cited her idea as one of the reasons he could never run for president as a Democrat. Schultz believes the party has moved too far left, and he doesn’t believe in their tax and spending priorities.
“I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don’t know their views represent the majority of Americans. I don’t think we want a 70 percent income tax in America,” Schultz told CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin in New York.
And like clockwork, Ocasio-Corte responded saying, ‘Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to “work their way up’ or that ‘maybe they should start with city council first’?’” on Twitter.
Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to “work their way up” or that “maybe they should start with city council first”? https://t.co/3d8Nenrvl5— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 30, 2019
Uh, yeah, does she not know that Schultz is a self-made man who grew up in the projects?
So, why not run as a Democrat if he’s going to run? He’s been a Democrat his entire life. Well, the three pillars of the far left that will form the core of the 2020 Democratic Party agenda is just too whacko for him to stomach. We cannot afford free college, Medicare for All, and universal employment. So, you can see where the hate among the progressive Left rests with this man. He’s actually making good points, whilst setting the Left’s agenda on fire. At the same time, the National Rifle Association’s Dana Loesch took Ocasio-Cortez to the woodshed over her idiotic tweet about Schultz.
Schultz grew up in the projects, was the first of his family to go to college, and turned a tiny coffeeshop into a multi-billion dollar company. How much more should he “work his way up?” https://t.co/JfqAfwxgXK— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 30, 2019
“Schultz grew up in the projects, was the first of his family to go to college, and turned a tiny coffee shop into a multi-billion dollar company. How much more should he ‘work his way up?’” Loesch tweeted.
Love him or hate him, Schultz is an American dream success story (via RCP):
MSNBC: Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is considering an Independent 2020 presidential bid, and he tells 'Morning Joe' why he doesn't believe what the Democratic Party stands for, why he sees himself as a legitimate Independent choice and what he really thinks about Elizabeth Warren.
Schultz responded to critics of his personal fortune and being a billionaire in America.
"I've also been criticized for being a billionaire," Schultz said Wednesday. "Let's talk about that. I'm self-made. I grew up in the project in Brooklyn, New York. I thought that was the American dream, the aspiration of America. You're going to criticize me for -- for being successful when in my company over the last 30 years, the only company in America that gave comprehensive health insurance, equity in the form of stock options, and free college tuition? And Elizabeth Warren wants to criticize me for being successful?"
Schultz is on a book tour, so we’ll know more about his presidential ambitions in due time. In the meantime, this is another example of Ocasio-Cortez getting wrecked. The Democrats are really working hard in becoming the anti-American Dream party. Happy Thursday, everyone.