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Democrats Can Fold Their Tent If Independents Leave

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Michael Dorstewitz By Wednesday, 29 July 2020 11:33 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Neither major party is capable of winning a national election without the support of independent voters, and billionaire Elon Musk believes that particular voting bloc is leaving the Democratic tent in droves.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced late last week that Musk is taking Tesla, his electric car company, out of the highly taxed and heavily regulated state of California and setting up shop in the Lone Star State.

Although lower tax rates were a huge incentive, that wasn’t the primary reason for the move.

"He wanted to get into a state where he had more freedom where he could expand the way he wanted to expand," Abbott explained on CNBC’s "Squawk Box."

"He has a remarkable vision that goes far beyond just this one announcement."

And you can see the left’s demand that basic freedoms should be restrained everywhere.

  • They claim to support the free speech, so long as the opinions being advanced mirror those of the listener. Anything the listener dislikes is called hate speech.
  • If you question the cost of something like the Green New Deal, you hate humanity.
  • If you want to protect our borders and control immigration, you’re xenophobic.
  • If you don’t support reparations to the descendants of slaves, you’re a racist.
  • If you’re wealthy, you stole it off the sweat of your employees.

And on it goes.

The Golden State demonstrated just how petulant and vindictive it could be in the process. California is also the headquarters for his other huge venture — the SpaceX program, which most recently launched two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

When Musk announced that he was merely considering moving Tesla operations to Texas, California reportedly denied his request for state subsidies to hire and train employees for the aerospace industry.

"In my opinion, given the recent threats of the CEO to leave the state of California, and everything else we’ve discussed today, this proposal does not rise to the level for me to feel secure in supporting it," said Gretchen Newsom, a panel member and the political director of an IBEW electrical workers union local. "SpaceX is a different company, but they have the same CEO."

Monday afternoon Musk posted a simple six-word truism on Twitter that set off a firestorm of denial.

"The left is losing the middle," he observed.

Musk received more than 40,000 replies to his six-word tweet, much of it dismissive, derogatory and even hateful.

He was denounced elsewhere as well. Self-described leftist Lauren Martinchek, who writes on politics and policy, published an analysis in Medium recently headlined, "Elon Musk’s Latest Antics Are Enough to Radicalize."

Her opening line said it all, "I’m a big believer in the idea that every billionaire is a policy failure," she wrote, and that’s the problem with the left.

Her wrongheaded thinking mirrored that espoused by both Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts during the Democratic presidential debates.

However, billionaires are proof that a policy is successful. Billionaires are job creators and beget innovation and wealth in others. Places lacking billionaires indicate a policy failure places like Venezuela.

Not everyone was dismissive, however. Director, producer, production company owner and self-described free thinker Robby Starbuck was supportive and expanded on Musk’s brief statement.

"The right is now a larger tent," he said. "The truth is the left has moved far left and the right has moved toward the center. Only one side allows freedom of thought now and it isn’t the Democrats."

And that will be their undoing in 97 days.

Although they’ll hold on to their House and Senate seats in safe, blue states and districts, they can’t possibly win the White House, flip the Senate or win swing congressional districts.

And they’re putting the noose around their own neck and pulling the lever.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Michael Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.

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Although they’ll hold on to their House and Senate seats in safe, blue states and districts, they can’t possibly win the White House, flip the Senate or win swing congressional districts.
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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 11:33 AM
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