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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Klassenfeind HippieHaulers Sun, 07/15/2018 - 05:48 Permalink

Hahahaha, yes that big hypocrite Elon Musk, 'saving' the planet by selling electrical cars to left wing tree huggers and then donating to the GOP in order to 'maintain a dialogue.'

Strange, it somehow reminds me of a US President who promised to "drain the swamp" and yet oddly enough surrounds himself with banksters, generals, and warhawks like Netanyahu, Pompeo, Haspel, Bolton, Mnuchin and Mattis.

Could it be that Trump just wants to 'maintain a dialogue' with the MIC and the Deep State whilst 'draining' the swamp? /sarc

The Libtards have been suckered by Musk, just like the Trumptards have been suckered by the Orange Jesus.

Musk and Trump are both con artists, and both have their semi-religious cult-like nutcase followers.

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any_mouse Klassenfeind Sun, 07/15/2018 - 06:40 Permalink

It's okay to be a con man, if one signals virtue for a politically correct scam.

These are the same people who think Hillary is qualified to be POTUS.

They are upset based on their faith in the manmade global warming scam.

Science has lied for centuries.

Fudged math to support bogus general and special theories. Special constants. Short bus constants.

Massaged data for goal seeking the desired answer to support a political cause.

Science is funded by the same few Parasites who think that they can own the World.

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the artist Not Goldman Sachs Sun, 07/15/2018 - 12:18 Permalink

Reading your comment is encouraging. 

I was telling my wife this morning that I thought the entire country is reacting to a bout of cognitive dissonance after we were all shown what an opaque disaster Obama's most transparent blah blah blah in history turned out.

The main difference between the left leaning and right leaning is that "our guy" was not in office during the historic revelations and information dump (courtesy of the rapidly expanding internet and soc media).

Right leaners were able to divorce themselves from the greater political trappings and see the big picture years ago. Left leaners were captured until very recently. We should consider ourselves lucky indeed that Obama's regime was not translated 4 years into the future or the Left would have been the beneficiaries of this tech fueled mass exodus. 

Now the hype about the Russians is dying and #walkaway has taken shape. People are waking up.

The next step is to jettison the far right and far left and come together under the Big Tent that will rule American Politics for the next 100 years.  

The Truth is beautiful and Nimble. Lies are Ugly and Sloth. They never had a chance. 

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Dickweed Wang Madolf Sanders… Sun, 07/15/2018 - 09:21 Permalink

This view [of climate change] is shared by almost everyone who’s not crazy in the scientific community.

 

Bullshit Elon . . . that statement is categorically false and is establishment propaganda 101.

I guess you're not up to speed on the "Grand Solar Minimum" and the mini ice age that's coming up, eh?? Maybe you should start building greenhouses instead of shitty cars.

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Teamtc321 IridiumRebel Sat, 07/14/2018 - 23:50 Permalink

Libtards only freak if the smell of shit is in some form explained to them, as not from their pile as you all know............

They, the Libtards have for years played the game, if you even step one foot onto the other side, we will destroy you.......

 

Well Tards, get to eating your own............. Hope it taste, just right..............

 

HOPE, HOPE AND CHANGE!!!!

   

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the artist Zero Point Sun, 07/15/2018 - 12:04 Permalink

Read through all of those Libtard comments. One thing stuck out...For them it is all about "Believing or Not Believing in Climate Change"...not, Agreeing with a scientific theory or disagreeing with a dataset etc. A lot like you would believe in the tooth fairy etc. 

I am sure others have pointed this out before but the hysterics are clear as a bell. 

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Automatic Choke Shillinlikeavillan Sat, 07/14/2018 - 22:41 Permalink

not that much method.

he is a cynic, interested in his own snake oil sales profits.   he pretends liberalism, touts a car running of dem subsidies as a savior of mankind from a non-issue, and yet thinks like a capitalist.   

unfortunately, he isn't a REAL capitalist - he doesn't really care about making value and profiting from it, but he instead has proven good at harvesting government largesse.

he really needs to be running a big weapons manufacturer.....or selling $1200 coffee cups to the air force.

 

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monkeyshine Keyser Sat, 07/14/2018 - 23:05 Permalink

Man made money making enterprise. By Muskian terms I am a socialist. I want everyone to have plenty of food, great opportunities, a solid and well rounded education, to have excellent health care and safe and warm places to live.  I just know that the government is very unlikely to achieve even one of those goals efficiently doing the most good for the most people. 

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Librarian Keyser Sat, 07/14/2018 - 23:25 Permalink

I'm not sure that it's been actually disproven.  What has been disproven is that the stated consequences of man-made climate change would absolutely come to pass.

It's the same story every generation.  Lord Kelvin (Kelvin temperature scale) once published an article stating that the earth only had about 400 years of breathable oxygen remaining.  

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