Lefty Starbucks CEO Endorses Obama
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Thursday that he is endorsing Barack Obama for reelection.
Big deal. Schultz deviously posed as a moderate in August of 2011, calling for a cessation on campaign donations until both parties could agree on how to deal with the country’s fiscal issues.
Some moderate. Take a look at Schultz’s campaign donations, starting in 2007:
He hedged his bets in 2007, making sure he backed the winner. He donated $2300 to John Edwards in March, $2300 to Barack Obama in June, and $2300 to Hillary Clinton in October. Schultz was Machiavellian; he wasn’t going to commit until he knew which horse would win the race. Sure enough, the next donation was just before the 2008 election; he donated another $2300 to Obama on October 24, 2008.
Once Schultz knew Obama was in power, he immediately donated $2000 to his home state senator, wacko leftist Patty Murray, voted most liberal member of the Senate in 2008. He then followed that with two $2400 donations in 2010 as she sought reelection.
But Schultz had supported leftist senators before; in 2007 he gave $2300 to Max Baucus of Montana, who voted against an amendment that prohibited funds from being disbursed to groups that encouraged or performed abortions.