Elon Musk Tweets A Meme About How Far The Left Has Moved — Libs Freak Out!

Written by K. Walker on April 29, 2022

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A whole lot of people on the left were “fact-checking” Elon’s tweet.

Since the $44 billion purchase of Twitter, Elon Musk’s tweets have been attracting even more attention than they used to.

On Thursday, Musk tweeted a cartoon meme that shows how the left has moved far from the center while centrists and the right have stayed in the same place.

While this is a rather simplistic depiction, it is how many people feel the political spectrum has shifted.

The headline from the Daily Mail is just hilarious:

Elon Musk hints he’s shifted to the right over last 14 years as liberals morphed into ‘woke progressives’

Uh… no.

To frame this as Musk moving to the right completely misses the point of that cartoon. Two stick figures stay in the same spot and only one of them has moved — the one on the left.

The Daily Mail apparently isn’t familiar with the concept of the “Overton Window“.

The article itself is just as hilarious.

Elon Musk hinted on Thursday his political sentiment has shifted rightward over the past 14 years, by posting a meme showing a moderate liberal driven into the arms of conservatives.

The image depicts a stick figure labeled ‘me’ remaining stationary relative to another labeled ‘conservative’, as the figure at the ‘liberal’ end of the spectrum moves further and further to the left.

By the final diagram, labeled 2021, the ‘me’ figure is to the right of the center line, as the conservative chuckles and the liberal – now labeled ‘woke progressive’ – accuses the centrist of bigotry.

Musk shared the post without comment, but his political views have taken on new significance after his $44billion deal to buy Twitter and his declaration the platform should be ‘politically neutral’.

Responding to his tweet, many angry liberals claimed conservatives had grown more extreme since 2008, the year Barack Obama was first elected president.
Source: Daily Mail

Ah, yes, the ol’ “Republicans became extreme after Obama” routine.

That very predictable response — “Ackshually… it’s not the Democrats that have moved far left, it’s really that Republicans have moved to the right!” — was all over Twitter with charts and graphs and research that shows how this is so very obviously true.

CNN hack Asha Rangappa hilariously tweeted a link to the New York Times to show how the GOP is further right than many right-leaning parties in Europe and Canada.

Adorable.

If it’s true, then name one policy where Republicans have moved further to the right.

While political winds have shifted, it seems to me that a whole lot of Republicans have moved to the center or even left on things like gay marriage, trusting Big Pharma, and interventionist foreign wars.

Here are a just a few examples of where Democrats have taken an absolute lurch to the left since 2008:

  • In 2008, Obama, Hillary, and many other Democrats were against gay marriage
  • In 2019, Joe Biden reversed his decades-long position of supporting the Hyde Amendment which bans taxpayer-funded abortion
  • The left’s view of abortion used to be “safe, legal, and rare” but now it’s “shout your abortion” and should be legal up to the moment of birth
  • Stopping illegal immigration and “building a wall” was a bipartisan position
  • Both former President Bill Clinton and Joe Biden are running away from the 1994 Crime Bill that they both pushed
  • “Defund the police” is practically a mantra on the left
  • The Biden administration is promoting the pharmacological and even surgical gender transition of minors which would have been unthinkable just a few years ago
  • Major Democrat figures like Bernie Sanders and AOC embrace socialism
  • The Left used to distrust Big Pharma, but now wants mandatory vaccines for COVID
  • Fought for free speech but now demand censorship of their opponents
  • Despise the Founders and Framers as “problematic” and “racist”
  • Insist that the country itself is systemically racist
  • Democrats now embrace Big Corporations and are turning away from blue-collar workers
  • “Environmentalism” now means fighting “climate change” with the Green New Deal by eliminating fossil fuel use while relying on solar panels and windmills made in China
  • Embraces discrimination against particular groups — the unvaccinated, women who advocate for women-only spaces, white men, and visible minority conservatives
  • Suddenly became hawkish and want to flex military might when Russia invaded Ukraine

What the Libs replying to Elon don’t seem to realize is that the sources that they’re citing also tilt left and they’re defending their position.

Normal people, however, really relate to the meme.

The creator of Dogecoin, Shibetoshi Nakamoto, replied to the tweet saying that he used to consider himself a progressive and now considers himself a moderate even though his views haven’t changed. Elon replied, “Same.”

The GOP has become the Big Tent party and the libs just can’t seem to either see it or deal with it.

Oh, well.

It just means that they’ll alienate even more voters for the midterms and 2024.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker