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Saturday Night Social: Elon Musk Reportedly Donated to a Republican PAC

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Hard to believe that Elon Musk, a man who spent tons of money on a submarine no one needed then bragged about it, who finds that being called a billionaire “devalues” him, would donate money to directly benefit the Republic party, and yet today’s reports reveal just that.

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Salon reported on Saturday that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO was one of the 50 top donors to a Republic PAC named Protect the House, which does just what you’d think: helps keep Republicans in control of Congress. Musk donated $38,000, according to the report. In many ways, this is rich, one of those being that Musk has called himself a socialist in the past, although to be fair his definition of socialism sounds remarkably like capitalism.

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Twitter will doubtless continue to mock Musk for at least 24 hours, but here are some reactions to start you off.

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Meanwhile, Nate Silver is ready and willing as always to miss the actual point:

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By which I mean, not believing in anything and only ensuring your interests are well taken care of by other powerful people is a defacto conservative stance and Musk should be fucking embarrassed (but I’m guessing he won’t be). Then, consider this:

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Enjoy your weekends, and for the love of god trade in your Teslas!!!

contributing writer, nights

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