Schultz: ‘I’m Not a Messiah,’ Dems Are Pitching ‘Fantasy’ Policies That Will Never Happen
April 5, 2019 at 2:39 PM - Views: 82 #50038N2DocParticipant
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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he wasn’t a “messiah” and called left-wing policies espoused by Democratic presidential candidates “fantasy” that will never come to fruition.
The billionaire is mulling an independent bid for the presidency, trying to craft himself as appealing to a vast middle group of Americans fed up with both parties.
“I’m not a messiah,” he told Firing Linehost Margaret Hoover. “I’m one person who loves the country and is deeply, profoundly concerned about the direction we’re going. I do believe that that there are millions of Americans who agree with me from all walks of life that this is a moment in time where the country is on the clock in so many areas.”
“You say you’re not a messiah, but why is it you?” Hoover asked.
“It’s me because I know this is a moment in my life where I feel this is where I’m supposed to be,” he said. “It’s not about destiny. It’s about the courage of my conviction to try and be the leader that I have been in a company I’ve spent the last 18 months thinking with very carefully. I put myself in a position to do this. I funded it myself thus far.”
You know why you are self-funded? Because everyone hates you
April 5, 2019 at 2:47 PM #50042ColorsoftheRainbowParticipant
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I, Howard Schultz, want none of them to happen.
Vote for me, Howard Schultz, to be the next president of the United States!
April 5, 2019 at 2:52 PM #50044Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Schultz is able to live the successful capitalist fantasy life because he was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to make a fortune off of coffee, and ruthless enough to exploit his employees and his suppliers. Just yesterday, there was a story on NPR about how coffee farmers are selling their coffee at less than their costs to Starbuck’s, but I sure don’t see the latter’s prices dropping any.
He’s got it backwards. He is the one living the fantasy life, not progressives like Bernie Sanders who want assholes like him to pay their fair share.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman
April 5, 2019 at 3:01 PM #50051Pam2Participant
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trying to craft himself as appealing to a vast middle group of Americans fed up with both parties.
And the reason we are fed up with both parties is that they cater to the rich! Get lost coffee man.
April 5, 2019 at 3:05 PM #50053game meatParticipant
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Doing anything that benefits people is always labeled as fantasy to these guys. Having healthcare like every other first world country isn’t exactly hobbits and orcs.
He’s very nervous that he might have to start paying real taxes. That’s what this is all about. For some reason people do buy his $15 lattes, but nobody is buying this foolishness. He can take his free market libertarian bullshit and piss off to Austria, imo.
April 5, 2019 at 3:29 PM #50070NV WinoModerator
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I could never vote for anyone who burns his beans. ☕️
April 5, 2019 at 4:08 PM #50094JustSayinParticipant
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I am sure the Boomers who already have Medicare and SS would be head over heels to vote for him
Never expect different result by following the previous steps
April 5, 2019 at 4:56 PM #50114bazukhovParticipant
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Meh. Ambitious wannabe announces that he’s “not the messiah”.
Did anyone, other than himself, think he is?
Not to mention the “messiah” throne is already occupied by the fat blond guy in the White House….at least thought so by his followers.
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
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