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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Endorses Barack Obama
CNBC ^ | 11-1-2012 | Grace Wyler

Posted on 11/01/2012 3:12:14 PM PDT by blam

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Endorses Barack Obama

Grace Wyler
Nov. 1, 2012, 4:38 PM

Following in the footsteps of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced on CNBC Thursday that he is endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election.

Schultz's endorsement is surprising, given his vocal abstinence from politics this election cycle. In August 2011, Schultz called for a halt on campaign donations until both parties found common ground on the country's long-term fiscal issues.

Watch the video his endorsement below:

(click to the site to see the video)

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: election; obama; romney; starbucks
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Remember what the POS Democrats tried to do to Chic-Fil-A.
1 posted on 11/01/2012 3:12:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

...could never drink the stuff anyway


2 posted on 11/01/2012 3:13:34 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: blam

Fool. That is going to cost them some sales.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 3:14:41 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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"Schultz's endorsement is surprising..."

bullcrap

4 posted on 11/01/2012 3:14:45 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: blam

Just another reason to avoid Starbucks. Anyway, their coffee tastes burnt to me.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 3:15:04 PM PDT by Boomer One
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To: blam

I don’t drink his swill.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 3:15:44 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: blam

Starbucks has never been anything other than left-wing.

Besides I buy from the small shops. They may be just as liberal, but at least they keep it to themselves.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 3:17:29 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: blam

There’s no such thing as a free lunch...or endorsement. My guess is that like Walmart, Starbucks is getting lots of EBT card (food stamp) revenue.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 3:18:04 PM PDT by George Smithson (Follow the Money... food stamps)
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To: Doogle

Yep! Every bean has been over roasted - burnt! Just like Community Coffee does theirs.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 3:18:04 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: blam
High priced burnt coffee. Every store is chock full of liberals. Not surprised at all.

They have in the past supported the 2nd amendment. I guess they will "support" what ever will get people in the store.

10 posted on 11/01/2012 3:18:40 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: blam
"Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced on CNBC Thursday that he is endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election."

"In related news, a bear $#!t in the woods...."
11 posted on 11/01/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Westbrook; Boomer One; Doogle

Our son says they over-roast the beans. I think their coffee tastes like something drained out of an old VW.

Most of their customers are “cool” people and gals who tell themselves they are only having coffee when they get an eight-hundred calorie coffee drink and a 1,000 calorie muffin as large as a football.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 3:20:01 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: blam

With all the people that can’t find jobs, they have more than enought time to drink his swill and make him even richer.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 3:21:30 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: Boomer One

Yep That burnt taste is why they offer so many Lattes laced with cream flavorings!


14 posted on 11/01/2012 3:21:44 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: blam

Not surprising. The Obama presidency has provided Starbucks with plenty of cheap, overeducated labor.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 3:22:48 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 2012: A cowbell in every pot!)
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To: blam

I no longer frequent Starbucks.

I have taken exception to the fact that Schultz is lauded for his support of gay rights while Chik-fil-a, Hobby Lobby, and others are persecuted for their support of Christian values. If this is a battle between cultures, then let’s wage it.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 3:22:54 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: blam

deleting my Sbux app as we speak...


17 posted on 11/01/2012 3:26:52 PM PDT by NJpinebaron
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To: blam

Starbucks!

Gives you those fashionable Blue Lips!


18 posted on 11/01/2012 3:27:08 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: blam
I was going to call for a boycott of Sorebutts.

However their coffee is so vile - like burnt tires - that I imagine many already boycott the business.

19 posted on 11/01/2012 3:28:31 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: blam

Shut yer pie hole Schultz. And your coffee blows.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 3:29:01 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: blam

Lousy overcooked coffee beans, and a beanhead running the store.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 3:31:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: blam

Does Starbucks take EBT cards?


22 posted on 11/01/2012 3:32:06 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: blam

Hey Schultz FU! Oh and your coffee tastes like crap! At least that’s what I remember from when I last bought it about 10 years ago!


23 posted on 11/01/2012 3:33:38 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: blam

Well if I drank starbucks coffee I’d stop but if I drank 4 buck a cup coffee I would still have a mortgage. I’ll stick with the large coffee at McDonalds for a buck thing.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 3:34:01 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: blam

Who benefits more from increased numbers of people who sit on their ass all day and do nothing but drink coffee and surf the internets?


25 posted on 11/01/2012 3:34:05 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: blam
I could care less those prices they charge for a cup of coffee is crazy..I can buy great flavored coffee at my service station..As a matter a fact I think it taste better than Starbucks..
26 posted on 11/01/2012 3:36:10 PM PDT by PLD
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To: blam
Big Whoop.

Are there any Cons who actually drink that overpriced, foo-foo, "cafe?"

Personally, I've never stepped foot in one and have no desire to, but now that I know who the CEO supports, it would be a cold day in hell before I did even if someone else was treating.

27 posted on 11/01/2012 3:36:33 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: blam

We have a bakery/coffee shop here in Arizona and we endorse Romney. Can we get a platform on CNBC? lol


28 posted on 11/01/2012 3:37:01 PM PDT by Revelation Concepts
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To: clintonh8r

Agreed that it is bullcrap to call the move “surprising.” 99% of this guy’s reportable political donations have gone to Democrats.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 3:37:06 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: blam

McDonald’s has better coffee. Cheaper too.


30 posted on 11/01/2012 3:37:38 PM PDT by Argus
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I despise their coffee and I would occasionally stop by for their blackened tea. No more! Boycott ON!


31 posted on 11/01/2012 3:38:04 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: blam
This guys is despised by many in the Northwest. He was the majority owner in the Seattle Sonics which he ran into the ground with poor hiring and bad personnel decisions. He sold the franchise to an investor from Oklahoma who was open in his desire to move the NBA franchise to Oklahoma City. The Sonics franchise now resides in Oklahoma as the Thunder. Most people I know avoid Starbucks unless no other options are available. If Howard Schultz endorses a product or candidate, it is a net negative in this area. They guy is a tool.
32 posted on 11/01/2012 3:38:30 PM PDT by double_down
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To: jwalsh07

McD’s coffee is surprisingly decent.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 3:41:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: blam

Hey! Hey! Relax everyone! It’s okay. I endorsed the opposing candidate! We’re even.


34 posted on 11/01/2012 3:42:20 PM PDT by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: blam

So, a lifelong democrat endorses Obama and that’s news?!


35 posted on 11/01/2012 3:43:23 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Pining_4_TX

LOL!
+1


36 posted on 11/01/2012 3:44:38 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: blam

How can Starbucks’ CEO say Zero’s “stewardship of the economy” is why he has supported Zero and will again support him next Tuesday in the election? Did Starbucks get a WAIVER on Obamacare? Did Starbucks get a waiver on annnouncing layoffs of employees? Does Starbucks understand that many of their patrons can no longer afford a $3.50 pumpkin latte with smaller take-home pay in households across this country. Does Starbucks realize that small-business owners are being ‘investigated/harassed’ for informing their employees that the cost of healthcare under Obamacare will rise to the point of forcing owners to choose between keeping/hiring employees or dropping private health insurance?


37 posted on 11/01/2012 3:44:48 PM PDT by Ryn
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Shouldn’t Bloomberg be castigating Schultz for the fatty high calorie starbucks lattes anyway? It is nothing but a gathering place these days for the unemployed 16%.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 3:45:02 PM PDT by NJpinebaron
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” Boycott ON!”

Good to hear.

I can’t swallow the swill anyway : )


39 posted on 11/01/2012 3:45:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: blam
Trying to get hipster cred.

40 posted on 11/01/2012 3:48:01 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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Wow.

Now that endorsement is going to make me vote Bambi for sure...../s

:-)

41 posted on 11/01/2012 3:48:48 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: blam

Wawa has better coffee.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 3:51:09 PM PDT by Venturer
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“Shouldn’t Bloomberg be castigating Schultz for the fatty high calorie starbucks lattes anyway? It is nothing but a gathering place these days for the unemployed 16%.”

It’s not about health. Ordinary people drink Coke so it’s bad. Hipsters drink starbucks and it’s OK because they are smarter than us and believe in global warming.

Ordinary people smoke cigarettes so we must kick it out. Hipsters who smoke marijuana obviously know what they are doing so we’re for more marijuana kiosks.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 3:53:23 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Lakeshark; All

LOL. I swear Starbucks is the worst “coffee house” coffee
I ever tasted. It actually made me nauseous : )

Try Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The owners are conservative, and the coffee is excellent.


44 posted on 11/01/2012 3:53:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Boomer One
Just another reason to avoid Starbucks. Anyway, their coffee tastes burnt to me.

Dittos. I drink my coffee black. Starbucks coffee is over-roasted and burnt. I believe they do it because so many drink it with 4-5 additives, and they need to have a coffee taste come through.

Best to find a local coffee shop that roasts their own beans.

45 posted on 11/01/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: blam

Its to easy and much cheaper to make your own coffee drinks.


46 posted on 11/01/2012 3:57:24 PM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: blam

Well, I guess that will help lock up those conservative hipster votes. All 4 of them.


47 posted on 11/01/2012 3:58:59 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Psalm 144

No peppermint mochas for me this holiday season. 8-(


48 posted on 11/01/2012 4:00:07 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Steely Tom

Yes, Starbucks accepts EPT cards for cold drinks and food products.

“The Fox News 12 investigation revealed that food stamp recipients were using the funds to buy things like Frappaccinos and pumpkin bread from a branch of Starbucks in Salem, Oregon. A spokesperson for the Safeway store in Salem where the foot stamps were accepted in Starbucks, told Fox News the store made the change as ‘an added convenience to customers’ and that the register at the store considers the purchase a ‘grocery’ item, and, as long as it’s cold, it can be purchased with food stamps.


49 posted on 11/01/2012 4:02:17 PM PDT by George Smithson (Follow the Money... food stamps)
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To: Doogle

Never spent a dime at SB ; never will .


50 posted on 11/01/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT by sushiman
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