Great moments with deluded billionaires

Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks coffee, wants to run for president as an independent because (surprise!) the billionaire dislikes the 70% marginal tax rate proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He also hates the Medicare for All platform and even wants to cut Social Security and Medicare. In other words, a card-carrying member of the greedy oligarchy, the kind of Ayn Rand acolyte that former speaker Paul Ryan drools over.

But like so many other rich people, he thinks that just because he successfully tapped into one area of the consumer market, therefore he knows what people want and that there is a wide swathe of people who want neither Donald Trump nor what Ocasio-Cortex and Elizabeth Warren stand for but crave someone like him.

Dave Weigel tries to disillusion him.

Jen Sorensen has the right response to Schultz’s candidacy.

Jimmy Kimmel reviews some of the post shutdown news and shows a campaign commercial for Schultz.


  1. Mark Dowd says

    I’ll go you one further. The only reason the Democrats aren’t so insanely popular that they’re “sick of winning” (to quote some guy) is because they consistently fail to even try living up to their most popular promises, and compromise on the most important stuff even before negotiations start (like pre-sabotaging single payer when making Obamacare).

    And they reason they do that is because MONEY. You should know the rest of the story.

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