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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (who once considered running for president as an independent), has decided to support (surprise!) Joe Biden in the upcoming election. That an extremely wealthy white man would vote Democrat is not terribly shocking. But the reasoning he gave was incredible: “What is at risk is democracy itself: Checks and balances. Rigorous debate. A free press. An acceptance of facts, not ‘alternate facts.’ Belief in science. Trust in the rule of law. A strong judicial system. Unity in preserving all of our rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Wow. Let’s go through those one at a time, shall we?
- What is at risk is democracy itself. So is that why Democrat party voter fraud is so rampant? Is this why the administrative state, which controls much of our everyday lives, is staffed nearly exclusively by Democrats who wield enormous power despite never facing re-election? Is that why Democrats seek activist judges to legislate leftism from the bench?
- Checks and balances. He is concerned, perhaps, that the Senate is insufficiently curious about Republican Supreme Court nominees? Perhaps there would be a more aggressive examination of these people if there were a Democrat president.
- Rigorous debate. The press is obviously just lapdogs for President Trump. With a Democrat president, maybe they’d engage in a more rigorous debate with our leaders.
- A free press. President Obama obviously cherished a free press, and never treated them inappropriately. He didn’t exert total control over the press like President Trump does.
- An acceptance of facts, not ‘alternative facts.’ This is such an absurd accusation coming from a Democrat that it defies satire. Sorry – I got nuthin’.
- Belief in science. So Democrats believe that gender is unrelated to biological sex… and we’re the ones that don’t believe in science.
- Trust in the rule of law. He apparently thinks that Joe Biden is generally lawful, in his dealings with Ukraine, etc. I wonder if he thinks the FBI and the Mueller investigation conducted themselves lawfully? Does he think other Democrats, like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, conducted themselves lawfully?
- A strong judicial system. The way Democrats have handled the riots across the country does not inspire confidence in their ability to administer a strong judicial system. Whereas Trump has emphasized a law and order approach ever since taking office.
- Unity in preserving all of our rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He watches Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the major media, and the Democrat party, and he apparently finds that the Republicans are divisive.
I timed it. I typed the above list in 18 minutes. Off the top of my head, with no notes or Googling. This just isn’t that hard.
It’s obvious. He’s so very wrong, in so many ways, that it’s blindingly obvious. Even to a distracted doctor who should be checking out charts over his lunch break.
Mr. Schultz was the CEO of Starbucks. He may not be a genius, but he most certainly is not stupid. Does he actually believe these things? He considered running for president; surely he’s thought about these topics before. Are those his considered opinions?
Or is it pure garbage, but he says it anyway because he thinks that type of garbage might get stupid people from flyover country to vote for Biden?
Isn’t he worried about sounding stupid? What is someone actually listens to him? What if they stop and think for a minute (or 18, if they’re a bit slow)? Isn’t he worried about what happens then?
So who does he think he’s talking to? Certainly no one capable of independent thought. So he must think he’s speaking to fellow leftists. Who doesn’t want to hear about rigorous debate or a strong judicial system, BS or not?
Mr. Schultz was CEO of Starbucks. He ties his own shoes. He just can’t be this stupid.
So what on earth is he talking about?
I have no idea. Do you?Published in