Howard Schultz: Another Businessman Who Says He Can Do To the Country What He Did for Business and Turns Out to be Stupid

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is flirting with a Ross Perot-style independent run for the presidency in 2020. He self-described centrist sounds more like a Republican, complaining that the country can’t afford big-ticket progressive ideas like Medicare For All or free public college tuition. But the figures clearly show we can. After all, we just spent $13 trillion to invade and get defeated in Afghanistan!

10 thoughts on “Howard Schultz: Another Businessman Who Says He Can Do To the Country What He Did for Business and Turns Out to be Stupid

  1. Re: “Another Businessman Who Says He Can Do To the Country What He Did for Business”

    In this case: sell a woefully, insultingly substandard product at unconscionably high prices by virtue of a barrage of manipulative, expensive PR.

    OK, then stamp across Schultz’s forehead:
    “Exquisitely qualified USA presidential nominee.”

      • To Henri,

        To the extent said “mark of Cain” identified him as a murderer, I fear its presence on a the forehead of a US presidential hopeful might just annul the aforementioned PRIMARY qualification for that post.

        Cain, as far as the biblical legend goes, only murdered one person The “vast majority” of US presidents have made the prototype murderer, Cain, seem like Mary Poppins in comparison.

        Any “qualified” US president must be ready to kill mass quantities of humans and the more a prospective candidate appears to relish the power and opportunity to do so, the more qualified he/she must be considered … by us God-fearing ‘Murcans.

      • Keep in mind, falco, that according to Genesis 4:15, the mark was set there to prevent people from killing Cain. I suppose the contemporary divine counterpart is the US Secret Service, which prevents – at least in some cases – people from killing US presidents, no matter how many people these latter have killed….

        (What happens if these presidents fail to meet – or seem to be on their way to fail to meet – their quota of people killed is another matter….)

        Henri

      • Hi Henri,

        I’ll cheerfully and proudly concede a profound lack of expertise on the Old Testament.

        That aside, let us agree that the USA, from its inception and essentially continuously to this day, is about killing others.

      • «That aside, let us agree that the USA, from its inception and essentially continuously to this day, is about killing others.» Alas, not much question about that, falco….

        Henri

  2. Ah, but it’s great theater. The dems are screaming “don’t be a spoiler, Howard!”

    I dunno, maybe they could try running a candidate We The People LIKE rather than DINO corporate shills. But that’s just crazy talk.

    Schultz has been on the right side of things many times, he underwrites college for baristas, offers insurance low-wage employees, he raised wages without being forced, he came out in favor of gay rights before it was popular, etc.

    Which is not to say he’s a perfect candidate or even a perfect person, but he’s a helluva lot better than a certain orange real estate scammer.

    • The dems are screaming “don’t be a spoiler, Howard!”

      Yeah, never understood that one myself… Ross Perot sure hurt Bush more than Clinton. Wouldn’t actual-billionaire pro-big-business candidate hurt the imaginary-billionaire-but-somehow-still-outsider pro-big-business candidate more than the mere-millionaire actual-outsider?

      Unless…

      Wait…

      cue spooky music

      The dem echo chamber already presupposes they will be running a candidate like Bloomberg rather than Bernie Sanders!

      It’s like they already chosen our candidate for us. I am shocked. Shocked I tell you.

      • One day soon we’ll take the next logical step and have only one candidate on the ballot. It would cut down on partisanship, recounts, and hanging chads – but otherwise it wouldn’t be all that big a change.

  3. After all, we just spent $13 trillion to invade and get defeated in Afghanistan!

    Indeed, Ted, but you forget that spending on the military and wars is what supports those who run the US. As any student of the country’s history knows, the business of the US, to paraphrase John Calvin Coolidge, is war….

    Henri

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