Starbucks’ CEO emeritus Howard Schultz is learning that he cannot always get his order right.
Fox Bidness News tells us that the man who made his fortune selling us glorified milkshakes and lifestyled pumpkin-spice coffee for $5/shot has a few regrets already:
“The billionaire and former Starbucks CEO has told advisors that he was shocked by the stridency of the attacks made by Democrats following the announcement he was seriously considering running for president as an independent in the 2020 election, and is now said to be looking more closely at whether he wants to go through with the effort, the FOX Business Network has learned…
“The intense nature of the criticism stunned Schultz, people close to him tell FOX Business. While he expected some carping, he did not foresee the ferocity of some of the vitriol, particularly from the party’s top officials and operatives. In addition to the barrage of criticism from leading Democrats, Schultz was also blindsided by the grass roots blowback, including being heckled during an event in New York City to promote his new book.”
The exact words of that grassroots blowback? “You’ll help elect Trump, you billionaire, egotistical asshole.” We hope that his campaign advisor and Never Trumper Steve Schmidt was paid in cash, and in advance, because our experience so far with billionaire, egotistical assholes is that they stiff the hired help.
Note to our Failed Media: All of the declared Democrats in the 2020 Goat Rodeo have put together thoughtful policy proposals that would restore power in America to the people, and help to re-establish the middle class as the center of the economy. Focus on policy ideas, rather than the whims of some caffeinated knob who wants to be a Man of Destiny (tax free!). That would help to make our country a better place. Thank-you.