The Schultz Factor

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Robert Ringer


In my February 13 article, “The Democratic Primary Derby, Installment 2,” I said, “(Howard) Schultz is the wildcard in the Democratic presidential race.  He’s threatening to run as a ‘centrist independent,’ which has the Dirty Dems up in arms.  Like many billionaires, Schultz has long been a guilt-ridden liberal who has instituted some of the most hairbrained schemes imaginable for his Starbucks stores, two of the most embarrassing being his ‘Race Together’ and open-bathrooms projects that made him look like a naïve fool.

“Now, the capitalist compartment of Schultz’s brain has started to emerge, and he says he is dismayed by the Democrats’ radical ideas, especially their push for socialism.  He says he is also concerned about the national debt and the idea of free, universal healthcare.  This, of course, has infuriated most of the Democratic Party, even though Schultz is still quite liberal on social issues.”

Fast forward to my April 1 article, “Are Democrats Forfeiting the 2020 Election?” where I went out on a limb and said, “Howard Schultz, who already is despised by deranged Dems because he’s talking more like a liberal Republican than a crazed Democrat, could actually be a worthy challenger for Trump.”

Obviously, then, I was very interested to see how Schultz would perform at Fox News’ Kansas City townhall event last Thursday.  I cannot tell a lie:  I was quite impressed.  Schultz was very calm, very in control, and his words were measured and reasonable.

As I said in my April 1 article, Schultz sounds more like a liberal Republican than a crazed Democrat.  Hearing him speak, it struck me how far the Democrats have devolved into the moral abyss in a relatively short period of time.  I’ve always considered Howard Schultz to be a hard-core liberal, but compared to today’s Jacobin-like Democrats, he’s actually quite moderate, even conservative in some areas.

Unlike any of the Dirty Dems who are competing in the primaries, Schultz said he is against so-called reparations, concerned about the need to cut spending and reduce the national debt, and sees the Green New Deal as nonsense.  Like yours truly, he also believes that if the Democrats nominate Bernie Sanders, they will be handing the election to Donald Trump.

Where Schultz started to sound scary is when he was asked about the kind of person he would pick for the Supreme Court, and his response was — brace yourself — John Roberts!  The fact that he views the one Supreme Court Justice whom many of us would like to see impeached is a sobering reminder that all liberals, no matter how reasonable they may sound, must be prevented from being in positions of power.

Maybe I’m giving him too much credit, but my guess is that Schultz will not fully succumb to the upcoming hate mongering he is sure to receive from the Radical Left.  I say fully, because it would be naïve to think he will not try appease the Dirty Dems on at least some issues.  When the hate heat is turned up on him, he will.

Even so, I don’t see him totally destroying his credibility by giving the green light to grotesque and absurd ideas like infanticide (He’s already stated that he’s against third-trimester abortions.), abolishing ICE (He’s already said that ICE should be fully funded.), or Medicare for all (He’s already said he’s against it because it’s unaffordable.), to mention just a few of the items on the Radical Left’s socialist menu.

With all this in mind, if Schultz is for real, what does it mean for the rest of the Democratic field — and for Trump, if they end up being the last two candidates standing?  To answer this, the first question is whether or not he follows through with his threat to form a third party, because in the event he does, there are many unanswered questions.

First is whether he will be allowed to enter the Democratic debates.  If so, he will be the only reasonable, sane person on the debate stage.  From Kooky Kamala to Cooky Cory … from Batty Beto to Lyin’ Lizahontas … from Barmy Bernie to Potty Pete, the blowback against this unwelcome intruder would be ferocious.

Remember, none of these clowns realizes that they have absolutely no chance of being the Democratic nominee, so they are crazed with the aroma of power they believe to be within their reach.  (Bernie is the one exception.  He, too, is crazed, but he could conceivably get the nomination.)

On the surface, it would appear that Schultz would be competing with Joe Biden, who is supposedly the leader in the Democratic field.  But I’m not sure either of them can overcome the Radical Left tilt of today’s Democratic Party.

Which brings me back to a point I made in my earlier articles, the possibility that if Schultz is ahead of all the other Democratic candidates in the polls, the Dirty Dems might have no choice but to try to strike a deal with him:  “Agree to include most of our agenda in your platform, and, in return, we’ll anoint you our nominee.”

Even though we know that all politicians are willing to at least talk to the Devil, I doubt Schultz would agree to adopt the Democrats’ sure-loser agenda in full in exchange for being given the party’s nomination.  And if that be the case, and he moves forward with a third-party run, the two big questions will be:

  1. Can he actually win as a third-party candidate? Highly doubtful, but I guess anything is possible in these crazy times.
  2. If Schultz does not win as a third-party candidate, which party would most benefit from his third-party run?

The conventional wisdom is that Schultz would steal Democratic votes and hand the election to Trump.  Perhaps.  But given the likelihood that moderate Democrats would overwhelmingly support Schultz, as well as Republican snakes cut in the Bush-Romney-McCain mold, it could also go the other way.  In fact, all Trump-hating Republicans — and there are many — would see Schultz as the savior who could finally rid them of the obnoxious disruptor from Queens who stands in the way of their money-and-power aspirations.

Thus, my concern is that Schultz could end up handing the election not to Trump, but to the Dirty Dems instead!  Hopefully that won’t happen, but it’s certainly something that has the potential to interfere with a good night’s sleep.



Robert Ringer

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7 responses to “The Schultz Factor”

  1. IHeartDagney says:

    The Democrat Party is more likely to elevate Omar, the jihadist, as their nominee than Schulz. IMHO, we seem to be in an era of non-SQUISH politics. The "moderates" (who REALLY stand for nothing) are not going to have a choice in 2020. I'm all for it. Believe what you believe and STAND UP for it. (No. Don't even try FORCING someone to believe what you believe via CENSORSHIP or VIOLENCE. If you do, you will FOR SURE lose. The Streisand Effect is REAL.) In this way, we have a CHANCE to weed out EVIL (for those with no clue, that means THE LEFT).

  2. JurassicRick says:

    Recently, I saw an personal interview with Howard Schultz as well as his appearance at a town hall style gathering. He likes to come across as this cool, calm, collected, mellow, sensible, voice of "reason" prospective candidate, and he seems to be doing a pretty good job doing that. But what he says is, to me at least, disturbing to me and is a major turnoff. He says he is in favor of the Unaffordable Care Act and that Russia is an enemy, but China is not an enemy. Imagine that! A country with a cornucopia pile of nuclear weapons all strategically aimed at specific targets in the U.S. and not an enemy. Boinggggg! And just ready to pounce on little Taiwan and snatch it from us at any time! Listen folks, when all is said and done, and his flowery facade is stripped away, and he reveals his ugly political wrinkles and warts, he is just another run-of-the-mill Radic-Lib like all the rest. This is my call on it. This is what I am seeing so far on this character. The Radic-Libs, aka. the Dirty Dems, are already cleaning out their underwear just hearing about the possibility of a Schultz run. The way I see it, if Schultz runs as an independent the same way John Anderson ran as an independent in 1980 against Reagan and Carter, it will split the Dirty Dem vote and hand the election to President Trump easily. So the Radic-Libs has good reason to pace the floors all night long. I have always said and will continue to say that Trump's re-election strongly hinges on two things, the state of the economy and who is the Democratic nominee he runs against. If the economy tanks, Trump is bye-bye gone hands down. It's over. History shows that people always vote their wallet no matter what. Secondly, if the Radic-Libs put up one of their Looney Tunes from Hell and he or she continues to flap his/her yap like he/she has a political death wish, which he/she probably would, that should be easy pickin's for Trump. Interesting times are just around the bend.

  3. larajf says:

    Trump does have a lot going for him with the economy, and unless something major happens, he should easily win re-election. I think the Trump Derangement Syndrome is wearing off on a lot of people, and the rest are realizing the Meuller probe was a sham. So I believe more people will come out in favor of a second term. Everything the never Trumpers said would happen HASN'T happened, so they look just as foolish as the Proglodytes. And thankfully they're both in a minority. Now if we could just do something about the illegal votes and other voter fraud that happens…..

  4. JF1017 says:

    Schultz is a threat for one basic reason – he understands the mindset of the average lefty who aspires to be trendy and a hipster. It's how he was able to market overpriced, nasty-tasting coffee to a generation. He'll be able to use the same "word salad" approach that AOC uses to make himself look like the "cool and hip" candidate who, unlike Tweaker O'Roarke, has genuine leadership qualities. I actually believe he could outmaneuver those on the lunatic left and become the Democrat candidate.

  5. Ivan says:

    Shultz probably wouldn’t win as a third party candidate, but he may be slicker than a sly dog by swinging votes as to who does win. Now that RR mentions it, It also concerns me as to the number of republican snakes out there that could swing in favor of dirty dems.. Is Shultz really interested in helping our country, facing reality: or is he on a big fat ego trip?

  6. saintquinn says:

    Didn't the last election tell us that WHATEVER a PROVEN POS scumbag like this states to get elected is worth SH!T……I would NEVER spend a penny in Starbucks ever again because this filth's antics the last few years….(in addition to the nasty brazen negro and homo filth employed there…)….

  7. Mr Domain says:

    I do think that Trump will win the re-election easily.