Pathetic, thin-skinned clown Elon Musk endorses a ‘Republican Congress’

It’s probably cold comfort for Elon Musk, but he is now the main character of Twitter. That’s what he wanted, although he thought he was buying clout, he thought people would suck up to him and think he was cool. Instead, the world’s dumbest troll bought the world’s biggest troll farm. This tweet was good too: “an insecure narcissist buying a criticism factory.” Additionally, even if you try to block or mute Musk, he’s still finding a way to invade your timeline, and apparently he’s gone into people’s accounts to “un-block” his account. Such a pathetic clown. Speaking of clownery, in addition to tweeting a Nazi photo (I wish I was joking), Musk decided to endorse a Republican takeover of Congress on Monday, the day before Election Day (today).

Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, is again wading into politics, now urging followers to vote Republican in Tuesday’s midterm elections, which will determine which political party controls Congress and therefore how policies surrounding reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ expression, education and economy are shaped.

On Monday, Musk took to Twitter to write a message he aimed at “independent-minded voters.”

“Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presidency is Democratic,” Musk said, adding in a follow-up: “Hardcore Democrats or Republicans never vote for the other side, so independent voters are the ones who actually decide who’s in charge!”

The tweet — which is now pinned at the top of Musk’s Twitter profile — effectively endorses an entire swath of candidates and comes months after the Tesla founder said he wants to make the social media platform “balanced,” saying at a tech conference in May, “I think there’s a need for a public town square where people can debate issues of all kinds … where it feels balanced from a political standpoint [and] it’s not biased one way or the other.”

Musk has also recently claimed he wants to make Twitter “the most accurate source of information about the world.”

But Musk himself has in recent days tweeted inaccurate information, such as just last week, when he responded to a tweet from former first lady Hillary Clinton by sharing a link to a site that once bizarrely reported Clinton had died and been replaced by a lookalike.

[From People]

Like… I’m sure that other social media platform owners have made their politics known in different ways (although Zuckerberg, Bezos & the others never explicitly endorsed anyone), but never like this, a blanket endorsement of the Republican party by making a false argument for “shared power.” Elon Musk is literally a fascist propagandist who owns one of the biggest propaganda sites in the world. This endorsement is also really sh-tty business. But whatever, it’s clear that Musk has no idea what he’s doing whatsoever.

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  1. Lucy says:

    You heard Mummy’s special boy – vote a straight blue ticket!!

  2. goofpuff says:

    Elon Musk knows what he is doing. He is appeasing his foreign investors who also fund the Republican party. Putin needs this bad.

    • Betsy says:

      I feel like that lets him off the hook. He’s doing this because he’s a Republican POS.

    • Tacky says:

      Musk also wants love and legitimacy. When the monied left rolled their eyes at him, he turned to the MAGA crowd who will worship at the feet of any rich racist.

  3. Chantal says:

    Unfortunately, he’s a wealthy, well connected and bored chaos agent on a political power trip. Dangerous combo and I hope his purchase of Twitter was too late to do any damage in these midterm elections. Hopefully he’ll be too busy trying to salvage his rep & the tanking companies that he foolish tied to that albatross aka Twitter to affect the presidential election in 2024.

    • Valerie says:

      If I win the lottery, the most satisfying part, besides cleaning the world of land mines, will be when this joke comes around asking for an investment into one of his companies. It will be so satisfying to just smile and say, “that is a hard no”.

  4. Lady Luna says:

    What a mediocre man baby.

    • AnnaKist says:

      He truly is. I can’t help but think how bad it would be for America with Musk and Trump as best buddies. I am not in America, and even I don’t think I could live through another four years of Trump.

      • Lady Luna says:

        I couldn’t live with another 4 years of Dump either. It was hell, and he’s such an awful human being. But what boggles my mind is the people that continue to vouch for him.

  5. jwoolman says:

    Why in the world would any independent voter listen to this guy?

    The Republicans don’t act as a check on the Democrats any more. The GOP is not the Party of yesteryear that actually worked together with Democrats to find solutions. The GOP of today is full of neonazis and white supremacists and sore losers determined to maintain power they can’t get if everyone can vote freely without obstacles and intimidation. They just mindlessly block everything and follow a weird cult leader. I don’t know if they are driven by bribery or by blackmail, but it looks like collective insanity.

    Of course Musk wants Republicans in control of Congress – they will cut taxes for the very rich and block/cut programs intended to help the non-rich weather the current storms. And they will do their best to hand Ukraine over to Vladimir Putin.

    Musk cheerfully trashed half his new work force and does not seem willing to honor prior agreements about severance packages. Twitter already is deteriorating, turns out those prior efforts to keep things civil actually were important even though not perfect. Musk has been promoting conspiracy theories and supporting violence in politics and now is just being self-serving by hoping Republicans win control of Congress so he can avoid taxes. And this is a guy to follow in tough times?

    Sane Republicans need to just vote for sane Democrats and work on the issues of importance to them, offering real options. I’ve done that for decades, voting for people who are certainly not lock-step with me on some important issues. But in a binary winner-takes-all system, you have to vote for the person who will do less harm. And today, the Democrats are our only hope. Very few Republicans running now can be said to be doing less harm on anything. That needs to change, but for now – we have to deal with what the GOP has become and not what some would wish it could be.

    • EllenOlensk says:

      Unfortunately I suspect a lot of “I’ll sit this one out” voters and “I’m going to vote for my super special third party niche issue to save the deep valley plankton” voters might actually see Elon as someone similar to them.

  6. TheOriginalMia says:

    He has no idea what he’s doing. If he’s doing this to appease his investors (Saudis, tech bros), then they aren’t going to be happy because the site is losing its biggest and best assets, consumers/creators. And you’re absolutely right, Kaiser, he bought the world’s biggest troll factory. Roasting him is a past time for some of these people. Tesla stock is also dropping because of his genius.

    He’s a megalomaniac who he isn’t getting the validation he thought he would get. He’s still blocked for me and will continue to be. Try me if you want Emo. You’ll get blocked like the rest of your brethren.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      All of this. There is no plan, no strategy. He still hasn’t realized there’s no way out of this financially. He’s going to keep stunt-queening, chasing ego trips until he tanks both Twitter & Tesla stocks.

  7. Flowerlake says:

    Seems his justification is middle ground.

    Problem is, the Democrats are already middle ground. Here it would be a centre to centre-right party.

    So mixing a Dem president with a congress full of extremists like the Republicans, takes the USA very far of centre from my perspective.

    People should really vote to prevent this, in my view. A big problem seems to also be people who don’t vote.

    • Lola09 says:

      Yes, exactly! It blows my tiny socialist mind to hear people talk of the ‘extreme’ Democrats, they literally do not exist. I’m sure many would like to be more ‘extreme’ (although I prefer progressive) but know it would scupper any chance of them ever being elected.

  8. Twin Falls says:

    Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian oligarch boasted that Russians had interfered in U.S. elections and continue to do so. “We have interfered, we are interfering and we will continue to interfere.”

    Elon promoting Republicans is Elon appeasing his loan sharks.

  9. Chaine says:

    I deactivated my account, no need to participate in the platform of a powerful person who is actively steering the country against the interests of me and all other women.

    • Soporificat says:

      Yeah, I deactivated a couple of days ago, too. Twitter has jumped the. shark with all his shenanigans

  10. The Recluse says:

    Yesterday on Twitter someone compared him to Elmer Fudd, as in him being as dumb as Elmer Fudd buying a site full of Bugs Bunnies. And, boy, did the gifs start flying. They were also comparing him to Wylie Coyote. But, yeah, he’s an Elmer Fudd surrounded in Twitterland by Bugs Bunnies.

  11. jferber says:

    Deport him. Deport him now.