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Blue-Check Liberal’s Poll Pitting Elon Musk Against AOC Over Who’s More Trusted Backfires

This was one of those really fun ones to write. The smugness of the left backfires bigly after purposely running headlong into the reality of everyday Americans. “Oops” doesn’t even begin to describe this one.

Our story begins with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in April, with Elon Musk teasing her on Twitter about “hitting” on him.

And as my RedState colleague Nick Arama reported on Friday, Socialist Barbie™ threw a hissy fit last week about selling her Tesla and suggesting she “could care less” — for those you who take writing seriously, that would be “couldn’t care less” — about “billionaire” Musk and “what he thinks.”

Guess what? Elon again returned fire. And this time, my man took it to the paint. Hard.

Musk played off the “politician vs. the billionaire” thing with a simple one-question “poll” on Twitter.

Who do you trust less? Real question.

Politicians: 75.7%
Billionaires: 24.3%

Yup, beyond “oops.” With nearly 3.4 million responses, no less.

Here’s where it gets really funFirst, Musk:

AOC, I dare you to run the same poll with your followers.

Game on?

While AOC went full-metal crickets after Musk’s poll, Army veteran David Weissman, an opinion writer for Occupy Democrats and self-proclaimed “former Trump supporter, and proud Liberal Dem,” took up Musk’s challenge and created his own Twitter poll — in all its smug-ass glory:

Let’s prove how phony the right’s ridiculous polls are by doing one of our own. Who do you trust more, @elonmusk @AOC

Elon Musk: 81.2%
AOC: 18.3%

Again, “oops” doesn’t come close.

To Weissman’s credit, he took the beatdown like a man by not deleting the results and “taking the L” — although he was completely baffled by the results.

Results, incidentally, that Musk knew would be the case — just as he knew what the results would be with his own “billionaires vs. politicians” poll.

The bottom line:

Elon Musk didn’t become the richest dude on the planet by living in a pretend world — let alone the pretend world of left-wing politicians. Neither did Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates, their politics aside. These guys see trends before most of us know those trends exist — and often act on those trends long before others do.

Liberals, on the other hand — particularly far-left politicians — see the world as a zero-sum, 100-pennies-in-a-dollar game, in which evil conservatives, “billionaires,” and corporations do their damnedest to screw the rest of America; particularly the middle class, people of color, and the downtrodden among us, in their never-ending crusade to protect the world from the “evils” of “the far-right.”

So, while life on Planet AOC represents the Looney Tunes left of the Democrat Party, again the question:

Who do you most trust — billionaires or politicians?

Oh, hell yeah — me, too.

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