Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is well known for running off at the mouth. Both in the House of Representatives and on Twitter, she always has something to say to or about a situation. Much like that annoying and slightly pathetic aunt, she tends to say more of the wrong thing, then she gets annoyed when people point out what a hopeless human her significant other is.
This time, AOC set her sights on America’s biggest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla. Speaking with Bloomberg on May 24th, AOC was there to talk about the Green New Deal that she championed. With the goals of combating the climate crisis and renewing the economy, she believes her solutions would fix everything. Now, after a brutally cold exchange with Tesla’s Techno King Elon Musk…
Hot off the news of his still pending but in the process purchase of Twitter, Musk has been making his desire to change the Twitter moderation policies and to start voting Republican very well known. AOC, in return, told the media outlet that she’s ready to change her EV and this time from a company that allows its members to unionize. “He’s a billionaire. I could care less what he thinks…At the time, it was the only EV that could get me from New York to Washington on like one or one-and-a-half charges. I would love to switch.”
She is speaking of her Tesla model 3 that she purchased in 2020. This is also the cornerstone model of her Green New Deal, and not the top end or flashiest model. Her rants about wanting a new EV are coming from her latest Twitter exchange with Musk back at the end of April. At that time, the two got into it after she made a quip about someone with an ego problem controlling a communication platform. Naturally, Musk responded with sarcasm, and she just ran with it like he was being serious.
This is the kind of tweet AOC and her hard-left fan base love. For them, there is nothing better than seeing people on the right side of life getting upset over something ignorant they said. They want to see that reaction so they can pounce on it. They are never pouncing on it in the right direction either. No cheeky way of keeping it going, or just having fun with it in general. Instead, they use these little comments to try and start pushing the discussion as some major battle and getting their followers angry.
AOC may have picked the wrong one here. First off, when the Twitter purchase is solidified, there won’t be much if anything to stop Musk from booting her from the platform. While his Tesla platform initially attracted most of its initial customers from the Democrats, now Republicans are starting to pick them up. This means the threat of her leaving for another EV platform won’t matter all that much in the long run.
Setting her sites on the Techno King and his companies really has the potential of backfiring on her. While some die-hard Democrats will follow her every lead, others are bright enough to realize just how wrong she can be and how destructive blindly following her is.
In turn, many also see Musk as somebody worth treating with respect and even a bit of reverence for all the good his companies have already been doing for the U.S. as well as the planet. He’s not Jesus, but he’s definitely shepherding the people into a new technological age. If AOC and her cult aren’t careful. they could miss out on some tremendous changes.