Stop Electing CEOs

They’re bad at this because government isn’t a business: 

Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO, says in a 60 Minutes interview already recorded but airing on Sunday that he is thinking very seriously about a presidential run—but he stops short of a full announcement.

He makes clear, however, that if he moves forward, he will do so as an independent.

Of course, because parties and principles and coherent platforms are just, like, bullshit, man, and he alone can see that the true way forward is to split the baby: Half of it in an immigration cage.

We just recently rid ourselves, in Illinois, of the odious Bruce Rauner, who believed he could abuse teachers into doing his bidding because as head of a company all he had to do was say, “Do it” and people would jump. When you’re the sole guy in charge you can do that.

Trump’s the same way: I can yell at my employees the right way to make them do what I want. Well, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t work for you, Brad, and frankly neither do any of the Republicans, not that they remember that. In government there are all these other little fiefdoms to navigate and they require negotiation, not just giving orders.

A governor, a senator, shit even a state rep knows nothing works like that, so next time around let’s elect somebody who has experience in the system they want to run.

A.

5 thoughts on “Stop Electing CEOs

  1. Archy says:

    It’s all part of the $$=smart simplification. “He runs a big successful organization! Gov’t sure is a big organization! Ergo…”
    Geez, I’ve retired with enough money, and I can play some music. But I’m not a MUSICIAN. (And I can’t ever dance for shit!)

    Buh-bye, Bruce.

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  2. Rapier says:

    Joe’s Tree Service and Sam’s Septic are not the same businesses as Starbucks, or God forbid Comcast or General Dynamics.

    The former can’t usually afford to fuck the customer any possible way they can by using ‘sharp’ business practice. No charging your grandma $2.93 a month for 15 years for an Ethernet dongle she doesn’t have or adding $700 million to the price of a plane which barely works.

    It was not all that long ago, like the 1950’s, when the businessman was held in a certain contempt by many Americans. With good cause. The very last person you should want in political leadership is the businessman.

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  3. Tommy T says:

    Starbucks guy is my new hate object.

    The interviewer asked him “Aren’t you concerned that you’ll split the Democratic vote and insure a second term for Donald Trump?”

    Instead of answering this simple question, Starbucks guy started blathering about how BSDI, and we should all love each other.

    If I could have slapped him through the screen, he’d still be trying to get up.

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  4. feckless says:

    Billionaires are the problem, not the solution.

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  5. Jerry Shepherd says:

    The Presidency is not an entry level job…….Michael Bloomberg.

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