Liberal Meltdown: Furious Libs Outraged After Elon Musk Revealed As One Of Top Republican PAC Donors

Update 2: As the night progresses, Elon Musk is growing increasingly perturbed by the latest GOP donation revelations, as the following tweet in the true spirit of Pravduh will attest:

And just a few minutes later, he says this:

And so, as Elon Musk's battle against "pravduh" is set to make him liberal media enemy #1, it comes at the worst possible time: just as everyone was preparing to slay Donald Trump for meeting Putin on Monday.

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Update: we bring you the epitome of damage control: a totally random, unsolicited, organic Twitter exchange, or as Tesla Charts notes, "That’ll fool the mob."

And yet despite his clear contrition and sincere affection for "every living creature on earth", environmentalist Musk saw immediate pushback:

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Who knew that the black swan - or rather "red elephant" - that could destroy Tesla was not its staggering cash burn rate, which last quarter went through $12 million every day, would be the "shocking" discovery that the opportunistic self-proclaimed "socialist" CEO with a penchant for taxpayer subsidies was in fact... a closet republican.

Earlier today, ProPublica published filings which revealed that Elon Musk is a top donor to a Republican PAC named Protect the House and aimed at keeping control of Congress. The PAC raised over $8 million in in the second quarter for Republican lawmakers hoping to fend off Democratic challengers.

The top donors of the PAC include casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Houston Texans owner Robert McNair. Although Adelson and McNair's contributions far outweighed Musk's — Adelson and McNair each gave $371,500 respectively, while Musk gave $33,900 — Musk was one of the top 50 donors of the PAC, just below Ken Griffin and Hank Paulson and above the Bass family and Stephen Schwarzman.

While Musk has a history of donating to both parties, his contributions to the Republican Party was particularly startling in light of his recent disclosure that he was a "socialist" of the kind that seeks greatest good for all.

His donation to the republicans is especially perplexing in light of the GOP's relatively loose adherence to environmental policies considering Musk's crusade in life, or so he says, is to eliminate the world's dependence on natural resources. 

“Climate change is the biggest threat that humanity faces this century, except for AI,” Musk said in an interview with Rolling Stone late last year. “I keep telling people this. I hate to be Cassandra here, but it’s all fun and games until somebody loses a fucking eye. This view [of climate change] is shared by almost everyone who’s not crazy in the scientific community.”

Well, everyone except most republicans, and as Salon notes, "that Musk believes this yet insists on helping the Republican Party win elections does not compute with reality. Some of the most influential climate-change deniers are members of the GOP; not to mention that the Trump administration's policies have curbed Obama-era efforts to fight global warming."

Even more hypocritical, Musk himself has lashed out at the harm President Donald Trump and his party has done to the environment. Shortly after Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, Musk announced that he would quit two of the White House's business advisory councils.

"Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world," Musk said on Twitter at the time. What he forgot to add is that one year later he would secretly help the Republican Party maintain Congress. Or, as Salon continues its lashing, "the reports on Musk's political contributions is just another data point marking Musk's nonsense."

Following the news, Musk urgently engaged in damage control, and when asked "why the fuck are u donating to ppl that don’t believe in climate change and are separating kids from their families then", his response was amusing: "So that they are willing to listen when I call to object about issues that negatively affect humanity."

This, coming from the guy who quit Trump's business advisory council so that nobody would listen to anything he called to object about. Or as some on twitter put it, "I am against abortion, so i will donate to pro abortion groups so that they will listen to me."

He then decided to pull another ideological chameleon, and "explained" that "to To be clear, I am not a conservative. Am registered independent & politically moderate. Doesn’t mean I’m moderate about all issues. Humanitarian issues are extremely important to me & I don’t understand why they are not important to everyone."

It was unclear at press time how donations to keep the GOP in power by a "registered independent", "politically moderate" "socialist" would promote humanitarian issues.

But it was hist most recent statement that was also the punchline (at least so far) with Musk close to pleading ignorance over what had happened, tweeting that "I do not actually see the checks (changed that policy today). A nominal annual amount goes out automatically to both parties to maintain dialogue."

Clearly it's time for another Tesla "saboteur" to arise and take the heat for Musk's latest snafu.

In any case, dialogue was the last thing that took place on twitter, where liberals - until now enamored with their ideological white knight and "real-world Tony Stark" - had their ideals shattered in a heartbeat.

The result was an unprecedented pouring out of anger, outrage, and fury aimed at Musk, and more importantly, at Tesla, with most vowing they would either return their "green" cars or never buy one, effectively making Tesla the car of the republican party. Some of the more notable examples below:

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