It doesn’t take much for the eccentric billionaire Elon Musk to make waves and raise the blood pressure of the liberal elite. His recent dive into the perfume industry gave me quite the chuckle, with his sale of 30,000 bottles of Burnt Hair; curious if that is the natural musk of Mr. Musk.
All kidding aside, the wealthiest man on Earth has caught the attention of the Biden administration, which could spell trouble for the meme master. So it shouldn’t surprise any of us that one of the first people to come to his defense and issue a warning was none other than Democratic Party pariah Tulsi Gabbard.
The creator of our better future finds himself in hot water because of some recent tweets and his on-again, off-again plans to purchase Twitter. So what has Elon done recently to put liberals and the Biden administration’s panties in a bunch?
BREAKING: @ElonMusk's $44 billion Twitter takeover is expected to close one week from today
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 21, 2022
How Dare He!
I’m half tempted to discontinue paying for my streaming services; I get way more entertainment watching Elon Musk spin up the Twittersphere by merely voicing his opinion. He recently felt the wrath of blue and yellow pin-wearing Twitter users for daring to propose a possible (albeit improbable) path to a negotiated peace with Russia.
This garnered him the title of “Russia apologist” with a Russia-friendly stance. This is despite his early and continued support of the Ukrainian fight publicly and with his Starlink venture.
Early in the war, Mr. Musk donated 20,000 Starlink terminals to Ukraine, providing instrumental internet connectivity support in the region. A capacity that no doubt has helped keep Ukraine in the fight and stalled the progression of the Russian advances.
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There was even more outrage when he dared to state that he could not continue to be expected to fund the Starlink assistance on his own. To think that a company CEO would dare to complain about losing upwards of $100 million a year providing wartime support without aid from the Pentagon.
The nerve of this guy, right? But it’s not just his penchant for open debate and, dare I say it, peace that has him facing the possible wrath of our own government.
JUST IN: Elon Musk has reportedly told prospective investors in his deal to buy the company that he planned to get rid of nearly 75% of Twitter’s, $TWTR, 7,500 workers, per Washington Post.
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) October 20, 2022
Friends In Low Places?
The Twitter deal that should be closing next week could find Elon Musk the owner of the cesspool of thumb-typing warriors, and it has the progressive left wigging out. According to unnamed sources, his connection to other foreign investors is what has the White House contemplating some aggressive next moves.
On the list of foreign investors are Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, Binance Holdings, owned by a Chinese native, and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund. Allegedly this might open the door for National Security reviews for some of Mr. Musk’s ventures, including Twitter and Starlink.
(Nevermind that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are allies of the U.S. Government, of course. They’re allowed to be.)
These reviews would fall under the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, known as CFIUS. CFIUS is overseen by the Treasury Department and reviews purchases of U.S. businesses by foreign buyers.
This review would include assessments by the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security – three departments not known for their transparency. All that’s missing in that party is the Department of Justice.
But according to Tulsi Gabbard, the whole thing stinks, and we should expect more to follow:
Biden Admin/Power Elite cooking up ways to destroy @ElonMusk because they can’t control him—just like Trump. Expect them to use every law enforcement and regulatory body as weapons to bring Musk down or force him to surrender. Blatant authoritarianism.https://t.co/z9WeupeJmZ
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) October 21, 2022
They Come In Threes
In reality, liberals fear those who don’t comply and have their own minds. For that reason, they attack the likes of Elon Musk and Tulsi Gabbard.
I’ve always heard that bad things come in threes. An MSNBC article brilliantly lays out what three things scare the Democratic Party the most: Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang, and Elon Musk:
“Gabbard is undermined by her love of dictators, Yang is undermined by his complete inability to express a coherent thought, and Musk is undermined, to pick just one example, by his wildly problematic personal life.”
It’s no surprise that Ms. Gabbard is frustrating for Democrats; hell, she has a more rigorous campaign schedule for Republicans than the leader of the Democratic Party – The President – has for Democrats.
Mr. Yang’s push for a third party, which I would imagine would receive some elevation from a Musk-run Twitter, is enough to irritate the establishment Dems.
And then, of course, you have Mr. Musk, who famously said his thoughts on owning Twitter:
“If I were to own Twitter, it would be geared towards the middle 80 percent of the population, so technically the far left and far right would probably be dissatisfied.”
Well, we can’t have that; how will the liberal elite control the narrative if they can’t play Twittersphere puppet master?
Those who want Putin removed are laboring under the misapprehension that whoever replaces him will be more amenable to peace or western philosophy, but I think this is unlikely – the Kremlin is not the Nice Guy Olympics
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 21, 2022
Elon Musk is often viewed as abnormal, and yeah, he is sort of weird. He names his children unconventionally, his taste in music is awful, and he occasionally tweets about his bowel movements.
But he’s pretty normal in many ways, and that is probably what upsets the progressives the most. He shocked the country when he stated Tesla and SpaceX employees needed to get their hind ends back to work in-person or face firing.
He moved Tesla to Texas from California because the cost of doing business in California is as high as his rockets launch into space. And recently, it was discovered he plans to cut Twitter staff by 75%.
He’s a businessman, a good one at that, and expects his people to work hard for their paychecks and perks. He has a vision for the future, one that used to be applauded by the left.
Again, the left has become so drunk on power that they’ve forgotten they were the party of big ideas, fun, and pushing boundaries. But that’s ok, this conservative would be happy to work for Elon Musk, and I hope he doesn’t surrender to the pressure from this administration.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 21, 2022
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