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Back when I was in college and we had pretty much one Judeo Christian Culture and the whacko liberalism that we see office holders display proudly was a fringe so small that only in the craziest colleges were they ever mentioned there was one pretty basic fact of life for a large national businessman, stay friendly with both political parties.
Yeah you might hold a fundraiser for your favorite or make an appearance but almost invariably a business would make sure to hedge their bets and make sure they had friends on both sides of the aisle. Furthermore if it became clear that one side was going to win, business’ make it a point to make sure they were on good speaking turns.
This was one of the reasons why the Clinton Foundation was doing so well in racking in the dough before the election, everyone believed she was going to be the winner and the money poured in. and it’s also why the money dried up the moment it was clear she was finished.
So when I read that Elton Musk was kicking in big to the GOP even though he had been giving money to Democratic Midterm Victory Fund and to folks like Dianne Feinstein at Adam Schiff I didn’t consider it a big deal. I simply presumed that while he remains a fan of the left, he sees the writing on the wall for the midterms and decided to make sure he had some insurance to keep the subsidies that make all those electric cars possible.
Apparently the base of the Democrats doesn’t see it the same way.
Mr. Musk as taken to twitter to deny that he is a “top donor” (as opposed to a non top donor apparently)
Reports that I am a top donor to GOP are categorically false. I am not a top donor to any political party.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2018
but Alas for Mr. Musk because politics is a religion for the left. It doesn’t matter if he is a “top donor” or just a regular donor. Being a donor to the GOP or any unapproved cause is as the inventor of firefox discovered like being a little bit pregnant
Are you ANY kind of donor to the GOP?
— 🛵 Daniel Brennan (@danielbrennan) July 15, 2018
It’s doesn’t matter if you fix the pipes of everyone in Flint, as far as they are concerned you’re now an apostate and the only religion harder on religious apostates than liberals are Islamists.
Now it’s likely Mr. Musk is going to be all right because while a lot of the base will be outraged the pols will still want his $ over the long haul and will be loath to throw that piggy bank away. However give the state of the left today it’s inevitable that same base which forced Chuck Schumer into a losing filibuster and shutdown demands that Democrats candidates renounce Musk and his money or even demand those who have taken his now tainted case give it back.
If I was a Democrat operative even as I decried Mr. Musk to appease the base that I can’t win without, I’d be quietly reaching out to him, making it clear that they value his past support, his business model and his various project and any such statements to the contrary are strictly for show and should not be taken as their actual position (and if I was a republican operative I’d do all I can to expose democrats who are doing this).
I think it would be an excellent thing for conservative bloggers around the country to start asking Democrat candidates if they will vow to renounce Mr. Muck’s money based on the bases anger and ask folks like Corey Booker if they will give the money back. The sound bites such questions produce will be a lot of fun for use in the current election cycle and could cement Mr. Musk as a donor to conservatives for decades to come because like Jake in support your local Sheriff, like it or not you’re on our side now.
Cue James Garner and Jack Elam