Centrist Democrats, who break with Progressives and Leftists on economic policy, have been clawing back at their rivals in preparation of the 2020 election. Howard Schultz has been the latest one to openly criticize the sharp left turn that the Democrat Party has taken. The Daily Wire reports:
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering running for president in 2020 as an independent, slammed far-left Democrats on Saturday at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas.
“For us to start moving towards a level of socialism is such an extreme position and something that is inconsistent with the values, the heritage, and the tradition of the country,” Schultz said. “And that is what Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others are proposing to try and defeat Donald Trump with a far extreme proposal.”
“If Donald Trump runs against one of those types of candidates it’s my belief that Donald Trump will be reelected, that the vast majority of Americans are not going to embrace socialism,” Schultz continued. “Going back to the Green New Deal, in the Green New Deal there is a proposal that says that by 2030 every building in America is going to be transformed to clean energy. Now, that’s a well-intentioned idea but it’s never going to happen.”
“Let’s propose things that are true, that are honest, that are sincere, and that are realistic,” Schultz said in a clear shot at socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
The Left Wing of the Democrat Party remains divided by the sheer number of candidates for the Preisidency, making a win by a Schultz-like figure possible. But will that mean that Progressives’ craziest proposals will be discarded?