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.”
Let the Democrat 2020 Three Ring Circus Beging … Dems 2020 Problem: Too Many Candidates, Too few Minority Staffers
AND THE MSM MADE FUN OF THE MANY GOP CANDIDATES IN 2016 …
As reported at Politico, the Democrats problem in 2020 will be too many presidential candidates and too few minority staffers for those campaigns. Remember in 2016 when the MSM made fun of the multitude of 17 GOP candidates for president? Did anyone bother to take a look at and criticize the all white and old Democrat ones, including Hillary? Of course not. But now ahead of the 2020 elections, the Democrat candidates are slowing showing their intentions, as well as others that are expected to run, and the number could far outweigh the amount of Republican 2016 candidates. How many stages and children’s tables will be needed for a debate? However, veterans of Democrat campaigns also seem to think that if the candidates have few African-Americans or other minorities in its top leadership, they will fail. In an era where President Trump is making inroads with minorities, Democrats will be all in playing the race card and optics.
Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in the early stages of assembling campaign staffs are running into an uncomfortable truth: Among the already small pool of capable operatives, there’s an even smaller pool of nonwhite campaign managers and senior advisers.
The shortage could have serious repercussions given the large number of expected candidates and the diverse makeup of the Democratic electorate.The party’s base is increasingly young and diverse, and candidates, especially older ones, need staffers who understand how to stitch together coalitions across racial and economic lines.
The emerging campaigns of some would-be candidates have tried to get a jump on the problem, compiling spreadsheets of potential minority staffers and holding discussions with the candidates about the need to assemble diverse teams. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown and Kirsten Gillibrand have had African-Americans in senior-level positions in their past campaigns, putting them in position to reactivate them if they run for president.
But interviews with more than a dozen Democratic operatives — including aides to several likely 2020 contenders and veterans of past presidential campaigns — produced a consensus that there simply aren’t enough minority operatives to staff what’s expected to be a sprawling field of candidates.
Veterans of past Democratic campaigns say that a campaign that doesn’t have African-Americans or other minorities in its top leadership is going to hit a wall very quickly.
“Here’s what’s going to happen. If you don’t have any people of color on your national team or if you don’t have them in those early states … you’re going to be hamstrung,” said Jamal Simmons, who has served as an adviser for multiple Democratic presidential campaigns. A candidate campaigning in a largely white state like New Hampshire is likely to be asked about issues that voters in minority-rich states like South Carolina care about, Simmons said, and will have trouble responding if their team isn’t prepared.
SPRINGSTEEN SAYS NO ONE CAN BEAT TRUMP IN 2020 …
As reported at the UK Daily Mail, liberal rocker Bruce Springsteen says, “I don’t see anyone out there at the moment… the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump.” These are tough words coming from an individual on the far LEFT. In other words, Trump is ‘Tougher than the Rest’ for what they Democrats would put forth in 2020 as the rest of the Democrat candidates will be ‘Dancing in the Dark’ because Donald Trump in 2020 was ‘Born to Run’.
‘I don’t see anyone who can beat Trump:’ Bruce Springsteen believes Trump will win a second term in the White House because the Democrats don’t ‘have an obvious, effective presidential candidate’
The rocker said he believes Trump will get reelected because of division in US
He also said Democrats don’t have an ‘obvious’ candidate who could beat Trump
Singer said Democrats need someone who can ‘speak same language as Trump’
Springsteen, a long time Democrat, said that there are a lot of reasons people ‘became Trump voters’
Bruce Springsteen believes that President Donald Trump will win a second term in the White House.
‘I don’t see anyone out there at the moment… the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump,’ the rocker told The Sunday Times Magazine.
Springsteen, who is a long-standing Democrat himself, said the political party doesn’t ‘have an obvious, effective presidential candidate’ who can ‘speak the same language’ as Trump.
Stormy Daniels’ Attention seeking Attorney Michael Avenatti in Iowa, Says ‘I’m exploring a run for the presidency of the United States’
YEAH WHATEVER AVENATTI, AND I’M EXPLORING THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS, BIG FOOT AND THE LOCH NESS MONSTER …
From the Des Moines Register, porn actress Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti is in Iowa and says he” is exploring a run for the presidency of the United States.” Isn’t that rich. It’s more like he is exploring ways to keep himself on TV. What’s the matter Michael, have you been out of the media eye for too long a period of time and felt the need for some self-gratification? I thought he was representing Stormy Daniels or down on the border helping illegals? I guess not. Wow, what a formidable opponent Avenatti would be for the Democrat 2020 presidential primaries. Bit unlike the LEFT who look to squelch free speech, we say Run Michael, run!!! We beg you. Both you, Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton and the rest of the island of misfit toys, please run. Remember when the liberal MSM made fun of the 17 qualified GOP candidates who ran in the 2016 presidential primaries? I wonder if they will do the same when the gaggle of unqualified Democrat candidates do the same in 2020?
Michael Avenatti has arrived in Iowa.
After three canceled flights and a 700-mile road trip, the lawyer known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her case against Republican President Donald Trump, is ready to put his stake in the ground in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
“I’m exploring a run for the presidency of the United States, and I wanted to come to Iowa and listen to people and learn about some issues that are facing the citizens of Iowa and do my homework,” Avenatti told the Des Moines Register in an interview Thursday.
Avenatti, who rose to prominence as an outspoken critic of the president, toured the Iowa State Fair Thursday posing for selfies with fans. He is scheduled to speak at the Democratic Wing Ding fundraiser Friday night in Clear Lake.