Former Starbucks CEO suggests he’d like to be the Ralph Nader of the 2020 presidential election.

By |2019-01-28T17:06:27-08:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |18 Comments

Who invited this clown to the party?

Courtesy of Vox:

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been toying with the idea of running for president, and over the weekend, he finally pulled the trigger — sort of.

Schultz, 65, in an interview with 60 Minutes that aired on Sunday said he is “seriously thinking of running for president.” He said he will run as a “centrist independent,” though he describes himself as a “lifelong Democrat,” and given his $3.5 billion net worth, he would likely be able to self-fund his campaign.

The announcement has roiled Democrats, who worry that an independent candidate could split the vote against President Donald Trump and help him win a second term.

Schultz doesn’t seem too worried about it.

“We have a broken political system with both parties basically in business to preserve their own ideology without a recognition and responsibility to represent the interests of the American people,” he said in an interview with the New York Times.

Oh, cut me a fucking break!

 I am dead serious in saying that when I first heard about this dipshit, I thought, “I wonder how much Putin is paying this guy?”

I see this former caffeine pusher as just another in a long line of arrogant media whores who want to play on the ignorance of Americans who simply do not understand how the American political system works. 

They proclaim themselves as the solution to a broken system, when in fact they act as a spoiler which allows the worst candidate to emerge victorious. 

Just like his predecessors Ralph Nader, Jill Stein, and Bernie Sanders, this Schultz guy will bleed support from the Democrat and open the door to a victory by their less qualified opponent. 

Not to be all conspiracy-minded, but I think Trump is in on the plan and that is why he tried to suggest that he was opposed to this guy jumping into the race.

I call bullshit because this guy entering the race only helps his chances of reelection, and I think he knows that all too well. 

Update: It looks like Schultz is getting the reception that he deserves. 

My sentiments exactly. 

About the Author:

This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.

18 Comments

  1. Anonymous January 28, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    We don’t need another businessman, billionaire that knows nothing about how the government works in the WH, we already have one idiot businessman there.

  2. Vipera January 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    He will be on the View tomorrow. $elling this B$ and his ‘new book’.
    From the Ground Up: My Journey to Reimagine the Role of a Global Business

    Just like “Team of Vipers,” a new book written by insider Cliff Sims.

    {a very unpleasant person who you cannot trust}

    • Anonymous January 28, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      Who watches “The View?” I’m a woman and they annoy the hell out of me.
      Nixon years here, exiting HS on to college, I thought I had seen it all.
      I am so SO tired.

  3. anonymous January 28, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Dissenter, here. Having only two parties at this time in our history isn’t working. I voted Democratic in the last election, so as to vote against Trump, not *for* anyone. Voting for someone you don’t believe is the right candidate but is of the right party, what does that result in? Continuation of the status quo.

    We are sending people into space, but our electoral process is the same as in the telegraph and crossing the country in trains, giving speeches from the platform on the caboose era. I’ll vote for anyone just about who can revamp that system and give people who are truly independent thinkers a chance both to run and be voted for. All we’re doing now is a political charade.

    If we can’t change the process, how likely is it that we can change the outcome?

  4. PoopTown January 28, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    He’s “Trump Light” just another narcissistic CEO that thinks he knows how to run a government. With him and Bernie in the mix we’ll get a second term of Trump for sure.

    • Beaglemom January 28, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. Ralph Nader added absolutely nothing to the national discussion when he was involved in politics. By the way, whatever happened to him? He had his moment of fame long ago and nothing since. This Starbucks guy is of the same ilk.

      I personally do not think that politics is a dirty word. I admire people who want to spend their lives working to make better laws and to make life better for everyone. Not everyone who enters politics has such worthwhile goals but I especially distrust those, who’ve made a lot of money or who’ve made their names well known in other ways, who suddenly think they know more than the people who have worked for ten or twenty years and have run in political races and know the disappointments and the successes of a political life. They have earned the right to run for office, at any level.

      Just look at Don the Con, the poster child of a rich guy who thinks he knows how to more than anyone else. He spent eight years ranting that he knew so much more than President Obama about everything and guess what? We’ve learned, to our national shame, that he knows absolutely nothing about anything. He’s just got a big mouth to go with his tiny hands.

    • Anonymous January 28, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Starbucks is crap coffee straight. I agree with you, a way to get free money and your name in history books. I’ve had more than enough of it.

  5. Anonymous January 28, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    America already has that. Oh puh-LEEZE.
    Like Palin, easily disproven. All about $$ exchanging hands behind the scenes.

  6. Anonymous January 28, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I don’t even drink Starbucks coffee much less want one of their CEOs run my country.

  7. HRC January 28, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    “She wants to take on Trump. Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that.”

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hillary-clinton-2020-election-president-trump-democratic-primary-a8750561.html

  8. @100 years old January 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    OT-FYI
    “Rahoi, who held Alaska State Guide License No. 1 as the first registered guide in Alaska after statehood in 1959,
    he is identified in the court records as an unindicted co-conspirator who didn’t participate in the illegal hunts but who was aware of the illegal activity at his lodge.”
    “More than 100 people came to the Pioneer Park Centennial Center for the Arts earlier this month for a birthday celebration for Rahoi. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan gave a tribute to him on the Senate floor last week as part of his Alaskan of the Week series.’
    In a phone interview Wednesday, Rahoi said he feels betrayed by his country for being investigated in this case. “According to the law, the federal government was never to be in command of game laws. It was Alaska that was supposed to control the game. They kind of took over on their own like they always do in the federal government,” he said. “I’ve given all of my life to this goddamn country, and I’ve had it with it.”

    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jan/27/washington-man-sentenced-for-illegal-hunting-wolf-/

  9. Anonymous January 28, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Why don’t they run Zuckerberg “boy genius.”

    • Beaglemom January 29, 2019 at 3:56 am

      Who are “they” in your election scenario, Anon at 6:41pm? Certainly not the Democrats, I presume? Wittingly or not, Zuckerberg’s dreadful “Facebook” helped put Don the Con in office.

  10. anon January 28, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    If no other option, I go to *bux only to pee (and sometimes fart).

  11. Anonymous January 28, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    We need no more marie antoniettes please. We need someone who is educated, expeienced, open to more learning. This country had a person in that form and that was barack obama. Now we have over priviliged assholes like trump lining up to put us further in debt and fascism. No more please!

  12. Anonymous January 29, 2019 at 1:02 am

    and given his $3.5 billion net worth, he would likely be able to self-fund his campaign.
    ==================
    gosh, now when have we heard that one before? yep from the other so called billionaire currently occupying the WH, who i believe never did use any of his money to run.

  13. Anonymous January 29, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    His campaign slogan can be “I know nothing….NOTHING.”

Comments are closed.