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Howard Schultz is Just too Sane for today’s Democrats … “I’m not a Democrat,” Schultz told the ‘Morning Joe’ panel. “I don’t affiliate myself with the Democrat Party who is so far left”
TODAY’S DEMOCRAT PARTY IS JUST BSC …
From the New York Post, is wannbe third party 2020 presidential candidate Howard Schultz too sane for today’s Democrat party? The Democrat party has lurched far left to reflect socialism more than the party of JFK that asked what you could do for your country. In an interview with MSNBC, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz defended himself, “I’ve also been criticized for being a billionaire. 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.”
“I’m not a Democrat,” Schultz told the ‘Morning Joe’ panel. “I don’t affiliate myself with the Democrat Party who is so far left, who basically wants the government to take over health care, which we cannot afford, the government to give free college to everybody and the government to give everyone a job, which basically is $40 trillion on the balance sheet of $21.5 trillion. We can’t afford it.”
My view of American life is one of short-term pessimism and long-term optimism. And here is a bit of optimism that I’ll share: I think this may be the last time I am obliged to write about the Clintons. The Clinton era is over.
Ask Howard Schultz.
The 1990s were a hoot of a decade, epitomized by Nirvana, the Clinton presidency and Starbucks — each of which in its way exhibited the characteristic style of the ’90s, when the countercultural ambitions of the 1960s were wedded to the frank, cheerful materialism of the 1980s.
Seattle was the center of the ’90s aesthetic. Grunge is long gone, along with all those flannel shirts, but Starbucks is still here. It is the McDonald’s of its age, the thermonuclear-proof cockroach of the corporate food-service scene. And now chairman emeritus Howard Schultz is contemplating a Ross Perot-style run for the presidency.
Schultz was a Clinton Democrat when that meant Bill Clinton, though as a donor he stuck with Hillary and dutifully wrote checks to Barack Obama, John Edwards, the Democratic National Committee and others. But in 2019, he says he can’t in good conscience run as a Democrat.
“What the Democrats are proposing is something that is as false as the Wall,” he says, indicating “free” health care, “free” college and the entire litany of “free” things “which the country cannot afford.” He worries about the national debt, unfunded liabilities and other examples of fiscal recklessness.
He thinks that the Democrats’ current liquidate-the-kulaks approach to taxes may prove counterproductive to the long-term interests of the United States. He worries that “extremists” have taken over both parties.
As you might imagine, he isn’t exactly setting on fire the hearts of his former Democratic co-partisans. They believe that an independent candidacy from the center-left may give President Trump a second term.
PROBABLY NOT A GOOD THING BEING A FRONT-RUNNER, ALL WILL BE OUT TO BRING HER DOWN …
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is one of the front-runners of the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates that appears will be in the high teens in number when all is said and done. The 54 year old California Senator launched her campaign this weekend; however, has consistently lagged in national surveys behind former Vice President Joe Biden and independent Socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, both of whom are weighing their own White House bids. One has to wonder how a Democrat party that has lurched so far to the left, has embraced identity politics and is so anti-old, white men could nominate a Biden, Sanders or any other man.
However, being a front-runner at the outset cannot be a good thing when there will be so many candidates in the race.
Even before Kamala Harris’ campaign launch in Oakland on Sunday, her nascent 2020 bid had already hit full gallop — a star turn on “Good Morning America,” a self-reported seven-figure fundraising milestone, a friendly reception in a key primary state.
With that fast start, Harris has stoked a perception that she is not just an elite candidate, but among the Democratic front-runners — a designation that is loaded with both upside and danger in this very early stage of presidential jockeying.
The California senator and her campaign strategists aren’t yet declaring her the favorite. But her days-long debut, crafted for maximum impact, showed a desire to make a big and early splash.
“This is what you do,” said Mike Murphy, a Republican strategist with extensive experience in candidate rollouts. “You announce, and then you try to create measures of success, and then you get the press to write you’re the front-runner, and then you use the clips to raise more money.”
WOW, CLINTON SOUNDS VERY MUCH LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP …
From the 1995 President Bill Clinton’s State of the Union address on immigration enforcement. Remember when both President’s Clinton and Obama said that although we are a nation of immigrants, we are also a nation of laws? Hmm, what happened?
Clinton and Obama sound much like Trump.
Barack Obama … “undocumented workers broke our immigration laws, they much be held accountable, especially the ones who may be dangerous”. Obama went on to say, “we expect people in the country to play by the rules and those who cut the line to not be rewarded.”Huh, and Obama even confronted those in Congress who dare question his authority. So why are the rules different for Trump?
SO SCHUMER ONCE WAS ALL FOR NOT CALLING ILLEGALS UNDOCUMENTED …
Back in 2009 Sen. Chuck Schumer was actually for border security and did not politicize the subject. So what happened? Why doesn’t Schumer feel the same way in 2019? Who is playing politics? The answer is obvious. In a speech in 2009, Chuck Schumer espoused views against illegal immigration that sound strikingly similar to what President Trump has said since 2015.
Who are the hypocrites?
26 Senate Democrats including Schumer, Feinstein, Biden, Hillary Clinton voted for a border fence in 2006