ELON Musk has verbally committed to vote Republican for the first time in his voting history.
Musk’s announcement that he would vote Republican came during a live interview with the hosts of the All In podcast.
Musk’s political leanings are difficult to categorize in the current climate
The anti-Democrat pretense of the interview was set by a host who said “Biden can’t even say the word Tesla, or invite you to the White House when they have an EV summit.”
“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically. Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk said later in the conversation. “Now this election I will.”
Musk signaled his dissatisfaction with the Democrats, remarking “The issue here is the Democratic Party is overly controlled by the unions and trial lawyers.”
Musk called unions “another form of monopoly,” – which doubtlessly digs under the skin of leftists who are engaged in union-led labor struggles against large companies like Amazon and Starbucks.
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The Tesla and SpaceX CEO did lightly sting Republicans for their predisposition toward “religious zealotry”.
Musk’s contradictory political style has been under close inspection since his bid to buy Twitter hit the press on April 14th.
He tweeted an infographic of his political position, which suggested that the left has gotten radical enough to leave him behind.
As a donor, Musk has spread his money across the aisle, giving funds to Democrats and Republicans – despite his wealth, he has not donated in quantities that could make or break a candidate.
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Right wing politics have been the flavor of the month for billionaires.
Jeff Bezos took a jab at the Biden administration on Twitter when he knocked their plan for reducing inflation.
Peter Thiel, another PayPal Mafia member and Silicon Valley kingmaker, singlehandedly donated millions to JD Vance, a pro-Trump Republican running for Senate in battleground race in Ohio.
For his part, Musk has championed free speech as a bedrock issue and promised to reactivate Donald Trump’s Twitter account – pandering to a right wing base that sees the First Amendment under attack, exemplified by Twitter banning Trump.
The twisted nature of Musk’s politics is further emphasized when looking to the aims of his largest company, Tesla, and the party he pledged his vote for.
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Tesla is pioneering a green, gasoline-free automotive economy – oil and gas companies have largely aligned themselves with the Republicans.
The midterm elections will be held on November 8, 2022.
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