The first person to create a comedy series featuring the likeness of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be given a medal.
That’s probably not likely to happen anytime soon, but that doesn’t change the fact that AOC is a laugh a minute.
While attacking former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who may run as an Independent for president in 2020, AOC wound up with egg all over her face.
See her tweet:
Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to “work their way up” or that “maybe they should start with city council first”? https://t.co/3d8Nenrvl5
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 30, 2019
Pretty rude, right?
The problem is that Ocasio-Cortez clearly has no clue about Howard’s background.
-Schultz was born on July 19, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York. In an interview with Bloomberg, he said growing up in the projects — “loosely described as the other side of the tracks”
-He experienced poverty at an early age. When Schultz was 7 years old, his father broke his ankle while working as a truck driver picking up and delivering diapers. At the time, his father had no health insurance or worker’s compensation, and the family was left with no income.
Because running a massive company that employs hundreds of thousands of people is more of a record than pouring drinks for people. https://t.co/qOOU5x4BMs
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 30, 2019
Schultz grew up in the projects, was the first of his family to go to college, and turned a tiny coffeeshop into a multi-billion dollar company. How much more should he “work his way up?” https://t.co/JfqAfwxgXK
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 30, 2019
Seems like an odd criticism from someone whose first elective office is the US Congress. https://t.co/DfaFZAMcx5
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) January 30, 2019
Building a $83 billion global company from basically nothing is … something? https://t.co/s4VmeBNt86
— Steve Goldstein (@MKTWgoldstein) January 30, 2019
He lived in a housing project. https://t.co/LTsdM0fO4D
— Alyssa E. Hackbarth (@AlyssaEinDC) January 30, 2019
Schultz isn’t exactly a conservative, but he has been ripping AOC and Senator Elizabeth Warren like he’s getting paid to do it.
Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) saying billionaires are "policy failures" and America is "immoral" for allowing them: "It's so un-American to think that way. I'm self-made…I came from the projects…I'm living proof of the American dream" pic.twitter.com/vIsh5fpCLb
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 30, 2019
This is how some Dems reacted after learning Schultz might run in 2020:
Check it out…
Howard Schultz? That’s gonna be a venti Fuck No for me
— Brett Hamil (@BrettHamil) January 27, 2019
The best thing that Howard Schultz can do for the country is invest in education, voting rights, civil rights, and climate advocacy. There is zero appetite for this, and there is an urgent need for the Democratic candidate to win in 2020.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 26, 2019
— Patti Solis Doyle (@PattiSolisDoyle) January 26, 2019
— WA Democrats (@washdems) January 26, 2019
Dear Howard Schultz,
Love that you want to help the country. Running for president won’t do that. It will hurt it. Donate your money. Campaign for the Democratic candidate. Don’t be Jill Stein. Don’t help re-elect Trump.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) January 27, 2019
.@HowardSchultz running for POTUS as an independent would put the froth on @realDonaldTrump ‘s Cinnamon Dolce Latte, splitting the opposition and making Trump’s low ceiling potentially high enough.https://t.co/O6HsJAL8sP
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) January 21, 2019
I’m sure there’s no connection between Howard Schultz floating a Presidential run right around the time of the release of his book
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) January 26, 2019
Vanity projects that help destroy democracy are disgusting. If he enters the race, I will start a Starbucks boycott because I’m not giving a penny that will end up in the election coffers of a guy who will help Trump win. https://t.co/epUYVrcEg8
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) January 26, 2019
Still uncertain of who to support as @TheDemocrats nominee for President, but I am 100 PERCENT CERTAIN of two things:
2. I’m forever #NeverBernie
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) January 27, 2019
Here’s Schultz’s interview with “60 Minutes”…
According to Yahoo News, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is going to run for president in 2020.
The Democrat Socialist is set to announce his bid “imminently.”
Bernie would join Sens. Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and former Obama HUD Secretary Joaquin Castro in making their 2020 plans official.
WASHINGTON—Three years after fighting a surprisingly competitive Democratic primary race against Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, is making another run for the White House.
Two sources with direct knowledge of his plans told Yahoo News that Sanders, an independent and self-described “democratic socialist,” plans to announce his presidential bid imminently. While Sanders has been considering a bid for months, one of the sources said he was emboldened by early polls of the race that have consistently showed him as one of the top candidates in a crowded Democratic primary field. In particular, the source said Sanders was heartened to see numbers indicating he is one of the leading candidates among African American and Latino voters, two groups he was perceived as struggling with in 2016.
Speaking from a stage in South Carolina on MLK Day, Sanders said the unthinkable about President Trump.
Sen. Bernie Sanders at MLK event in South Carolina: "It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a President of the United States who is a racist." https://t.co/NkJuIoh4fP pic.twitter.com/OQHoiTn4WA
— ABC News (@ABC) January 21, 2019
Sanders: “It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a President of the United States who is a racist.”
Based on what?
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand launched a presidential exploratory committee Tuesday night, joining the crowded Democratic hunt to win the White House in 2020.
The New York Democrat, a longtime advocate for women in politics and a leader in the #MeToo movement supporting survivors of sexual assault, announced her decision to run for president on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” saying she will “fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.”
Gillibrand is wildly anti-Trump:
Kirsten Gillibrand to Stephen Colbert: "I'm filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States. Tonight!" Via CBS pic.twitter.com/BwnVZgdCZm
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 15, 2019
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