The fallout from Elon Musk’s deal to purchase Twitter took a comical turn Friday when the billionaire responded to an attack from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
The Democratic Socialist firebrand posted about having to deal with stress over an “explosion of hate crimes.” She then went on to inexplicably pin the blame on “some billionaire with an ego problem,” a hardly veiled reference to Musk. This, of course, is the same AOC who recently tweeted that her Republican critics are merely “frustrated” because they cannot date her.
Musk, who appears to be having lots of fun being the pin cushion for angry leftists, responded with “Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.” He then added a smiling emoji.
AOC fired back that she was referring to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg before deleting her response about a minute later. Later she added another post explaining that she deleted her first response to avoid giving someone with a “massive ego complex” attention.
These must be tough days to be a liberal. Is there anything more irritating than seeing your opponents succeed and have fun in the process?
Musk has posted a series of memes panning the outpouring of vitriol from leftists who are clearly upset at the existence of a social media platform not under their control. In one, he appears to show how the political lines have shifted in the country since 2008, moving him from just left of center to now being called a “bigot” by a “woke progressive.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded by asking where the extreme left has taken over, citing a series of failed initiatives by the radical Democratic wing. While she has a point about the list of failures, Musk clearly was referencing the far-leftward surge among Democrats.
For a party that once claimed freedom of speech as its ideological cornerstone, Democrats are exploding in anger over an entrepreneur who is openly dedicated to that exact principle. Musk has consistently derided the practice of outright banning rulebreakers on social media platforms, and says he prefers “time outs.” Apparently that is not enough for the cancel culture party, which aims for nothing less than control of the flow of information.