The Democrats cannot lose this election. If you thought the literal screaming-into-the-sky kind of attitude the left has had since 2016 was bad, then a 2020 loss would devastate the fragile victim-esque psyche the Democrats have chosen to embrace.
That’s why when former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he was going to seriously consider running for President in 2020 the left went into meltdown mode. As my colleague Elizabeth Vaughn highlighted, Democrats began launching public attacks against Schultz, calling him to step away from any presidential aspirations, and telling him the blame would all be on him if Trump won again.
Now we see Sen. Elizabeth Warren has gotten into Schultz dogpile by taking aim at the fact that he’s rich and is trying to buy the oval office after he criticized her very Ocasio-Cortez looking tax plan.
“What’s “ridiculous” is billionaires who think they can buy the presidency to keep the system rigged for themselves while opportunity slips away for everyone else. The top 0.1%, who’d pay my #UltraMillionaireTax, own about the same wealth as 90% of America. It’s time for change,” tweeted Warren.
What's “ridiculous” is billionaires who think they can buy the presidency to keep the system rigged for themselves while opportunity slips away for everyone else. The top 0.1%, who'd pay my #UltraMillionaireTax, own about the same wealth as 90% of America. It's time for change. https://t.co/D04G5fNvpa
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 29, 2019
The same can be said of Joy Behar on The View.
The only person seemingly happy about it was Trump himself, who immediately did what Trump does and began poking Schultz right in his pride, telling him he doesn’t have the guts to run and that he’s not the smartest person.
Thing is, Trump does have a tough road ahead of him in 2020, and his best hope to beat the Democrats outside of building a wall is to divide and conquer.
As Ed Morrissey recently wrote at Hot Air on Trump’s 2020 chances:
Looking ahead to 2020, the prospects are not looking all that cheery for Trump. Democrats staged a huge comeback in the midterms in the “blue wall” states that handed him the presidency in 2016. Hillary Clinton’s hinting at a rematch, but this time the DNC won’t clear the field for her, which will produce a nominee that understands better how to campaign. Trump’s job approval is sinking again during the shutdown; his RCP average is now 41/55, but even his recent best back in June was 43/51. Even Rasmussen has him at 45/54 right now. These are not re-elect numbers against any challenger with a decent level of campaign competence.
Trump has to find a way to split the vote, and Schultz is his Ross Perot. Add to the fact that the left is becoming increasingly radical in its racism and sexism, and you’ll have a good bit of the party that may be a bit too bitter to vote for another white male to lead them, as some Democrats are already grumbling about.
As it stands, Schultz has already addressed that he wouldn’t run if he didn’t think he could win. All the pollsters and gamblers in the world would tell him that he doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance as an Independent, but the magic of Schultz is that he’s too Republican to be a Democrat, and too Democrat to be a Republican, and I’m not talking about in the Libertarian sense.
Many in America would find Schultz attractive from an economic standpoint where he sounds highly reasonable, and from a social standpoint where he sounds highly in line with the social justice pop-ideology of today.
Schultz is Trump’s new best frienemy, and you can expect the Democrats to go absolutely bananas over Schultz in the coming months as Trump continues to goad Schultz into running.
And why not? They already lost the Kavanaugh battle. They still have a wall battle to fight, and Trump getting his biggest campaign promise fulfilled will only devastate the Dem’s momentum. Then if Trump is reelected, the Democrats as we know them may never recover. Voters will wonder why they’re even there. Splinter parties will form. The radical parts of the party will fully take over as the centrists are driven out at a much faster pace.
The Democrats see this coming and are frightened beyond belief. Trump wasn’t looking good, but with Schultz, the panic is setting in. As time goes on, expect it to get even more erratic and nasty.
Meaning that this guy…
…is just the beginning.
It’ll be a show to watch all on its own.