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Schultz’s little white slip slips

Schultz's little white slip slips

by digby

I'm beginning to rethink the idea that this asshole will take Democratic voters. It appears he's not only spending all his time criticizing liberal ideas, he's also competing with Trump for his racist sexist base:

Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO who has floated an independent run at the White House, deleted a tweet Wednesday in which he praised a column that insulted other 2020 contenders. 
In the now-deleted tweet, Schultz linked to a piece that called Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) “shrill” and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Fauxcahontas,” a reference to her claims of Native American heritage. 
“Thank you @Rogerlsimon for a thoughtful analysis of what’s possible. #ReimagineUS,” Schultz tweeted, along with a link to “Howard Schultz Could Actually Win the Presidency,” from PJ Media. 
“Current frontrunner Kamala Harris is far from reassuring,” Roger L. Simon writes in the column. “She’s a shrill (see the Kavanaugh hearings) quasi-socialist promising pie in the sky — Medicare-for-all, debt-free college, guaranteed pre-K, minimum basic income, confiscatory taxes — and she’s just getting started. Bernie and others will soon be following suit. Fauxcahontas already has, competing in a game of socialist one-upmanship.”
He's deleted the retweet. But it shows that he's reading PJ Media, which nobody but wingnuts read. And, at best, he didn't think calling a woman "shrill" or using a racial slur was off-putting. (At worst he agreed with the sentiments.)

Fox News is kissing his feet as they, like everyone else, clearly believes he is the bigger threat to Democrats. They love to own the libs. But maybe they're being too clever by half ...