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(RepublicanWire.org) – U.S. House Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) demanded an apology from 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a new social media post.

Greene said, “And your truth had to be banned, because your truth was the wrong truth, and this is how this all started. I’ll never forget when Hillary Clinton called everyone supporting Trump ‘deplorables.’

“Wasn’t that a nasty thing for her to do, to declare half of the country basically like we’re kind of subclass? That’s where all this started and how we got treated and it should have never happened that way.

“She should apologize. Hillary Clinton owes America an apology.”

Speaking at a September 2016 fundraiser in New York City, Clinton said, “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.”

Greene had her personal Twitter account reinstated yesterday and many on the left were furious.

Greene said, “I’m the only Member of Congress the unelected big tech oligarchs permanently banned. On January 2, 2022, they violated my freedom of speech and ability to campaign & fundraise crying ‘covid misinformation.’”

“My account is back.

“Go follow @mtgreenee for MTG unfiltered ;)”

U.S. House Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said before the ban was lifted:

“The censorship of Marjorie Taylor Greene is wrong as wrong can be.”

Musk said, “Hope all judgy hall monitors stay on other platforms – please, I’m begging u.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared to poke fun at CBS Sunday afternoon for saying it was coming back to Twitter after temporarily suspending its usage on the platform over security concerns. 

“After pausing for much of the weekend to assess the security concerns, CBS News and Stations is resuming its activity on Twitter as we continue to monitor the situation,” the CBS News Public Relations team wrote.

In his characteristically brief manner, Musk replied to the post with a blushing “face with hand over mouth” emoji, which usually suggests coy laughter or embarrassment. 

The network confirmed the move during Friday’s episode of “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.” During a segment titled “Twitter Turmoil,” featured CBS News national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reporting on the mass resignations of employees offended by Musk’s “ultimatum” to employees last week, asking them to commit to an “extremely hardcore” workload or leave the company. 

CBS News’ story featured a quote from a disgruntled former engineer who was laid off, who claimed that the culture of Twitter under Musk was “definitely a culture of fear and uncertainty, of anxiety.” In the middle of the segment, Vigliotti reported the outlet’s decision to pause its usage of Twitter. 

That announcement came after CBS News national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti announced Friday evening during a report on the social media giant, “In light of the uncertainty around Twitter and out of an abundance of caution, CBS News is pausing its activity on the social media site as it continues to monitor the platform.”

Musk later followed up with a meme, writing, “Our love will never die.”

CBS’s decided to resume its Twitter use on Sunday, less than 48 hours after announcing it would pause its activity on the platform. 

(RepublicanWire.org) – The months-long saga of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has mostly concluded. Musk is the new boss, and he fired all the top executives and about half of the SJW staff will be getting pink slips. The left is in a full state of panic about the fact that Musk has promised to make Twitter a free speech platform. Since it’s now dawned on everyone in the neo-liberal system that they can’t stop Musk, they’ve settled on a new tactic: force Musk into submission. And that effort is being led by Twitter’s single biggest advertiser, COVID shot-maker Pfizer.

Pfizer made headlines this week when it suddenly “paused” all its advertising on Twitter. The company has been pouring a sizeable chunk of its history-making profits into advertising anywhere and everywhere that people might talk about the COVID shots. This is why the entire mainstream media continues to lie to the public about the dangers of the shots. They’ve even had co-workers who suffered crippling injuries from vaccination but never report just how toxic this new mRNA gene serum is for many people. That sweet, sweet Pfizer cash is just too much for the press to tell the truth.

But with Twitter suddenly becoming somewhat of a free speech platform… Yeah, Pfizer is worried.

A company spokesman told the Wall Street Journal that the company is “concerned that Mr. Musk could scale back content moderation, which they worry would lead to an increase in objectionable content on the platform.”

Gee, we wonder what sort of objectionable content Pfizer would be worried about!

Pfizer is not alone in suddenly pulling its advertising dollars from Twitter. The company has been joined by General Mills, the company that makes sugary breakfast cereals that make kids fat. Mondelez International, the company that makes Oreo cookies (which also make people fat), has frozen its Twitter ad dollars, along with Volkswagen AG’s Audi.

The reason for this is fairly obvious on the surface. Most of these companies donated to Black Lives Matter and other leftwing nonsense during the pandemic. They’re all-in on the Democrat Party’s woke politics. But there’s something a little deeper going on.

This drive to try to blackmail the Elon Musk-owned Twitter into censoring conservatives and vaccine skeptics is coming from a group called “Accountable Tech.” Accountable Tech bills itself as a tax-exempt non-profit. Its Board of Directors, however, is entirely filled with progressive political operatives, most of whom have worked for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden’s presidential campaigns.

And Accountable Tech’s Donation Page informs donors that their cash is actually going to ActBlue, the dark money Democrat Party organization run by Barack Obama and financed by George Soros. It all starts to make a bit more sense, suddenly, doesn’t it?

Accountable Tech is organizing this coalition of big companies that are now threatening to boycott advertising on Twitter unless certain non-negotiable terms are met. Here is just one of Accountable Tech’s “non-negotiable” demands:

“Keep accounts including those of public figures and politicians that were removed for egregious violations of Twitter Rules – such as harassment, violence, and hateful conduct – off the platform.”

In other words, “Don’t reinstate Donald Trump on Twitter! He might send out mean tweets about us!”

And Pfizer, obviously, doesn’t want people to talk about all the obvious evidence and scientific studies proving that their COVID shots are actually not “safe and effective.” This gives an even better sense of the extent to which the political left is afraid of free speech. They can’t tolerate the risk of anyone upsetting their apple cart. It will be interesting to see Musk’s reaction to this obvious blackmail ploy – and just how committed he actually is to free speech.

(RepublicanWire.org) – New Twitter CEO Elon Musk fired Twitter’s top lawyer Vijaya Gadde immediately after taking over the social media company Thursday evening. Gadde was head of legal policy, trust, and safety.

It has been reported that Gadde played a key role in the contentious decisions to ban Donald Trump and suppress news articles about Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Politico reported earlier this year that after news broke in April that Musk would be buying the platform, “Gadde cried during a meeting as she expressed concerns about how the company could change.”

Musk also fired CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and Sean Edgett, the company’s general counsel, The Washington Post reported.

The move to fire Gadde and the company’s other top executives was widely celebrated on the platform.

“Hey @elonmusk … Please reinstate all the doctors and scientists who were deplatformed during the past three years,” Dr. Matthew Loop tweeted. “Their only ‘crime’ was questioning the mainstream narrative and not subscribing to groupthink.”

There were still some that are outraged by the takeover.

Musk released a statement earlier in the day explaining why he wanted to buy Twitter.

“I wanted to reach out personally to share my motivation in acquiring Twitter,” Musk wrote. “There has been much speculation about why I bought Twitter and what I think about advertising. Most of it has been wrong.”

“The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence,” Musk continued. “There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.”

“In the relentless pursuit of clicks, much of traditional media has fueled and catered to those polarized extremes, as they believe that is what brings in the money, but, in doing so, the opportunity for dialogue is lost,” Musk continued. “That is why I bought Twitter. I didn’t do it because it would be easy. I didn’t do it to make more money. I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love. And I do so with humility, recognizing that failure in pursuing this goal, despite our best efforts, is a very real possibility.”

“That said, Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences!” Musk concluded. “In addition to
adhering to the laws of the land, our platform must be warm and welcoming to all, where you can choose your desired experience according to your preferences, just as you can choose, for example, to see movies or play video games ranging from all ages to mature.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – On Friday, billionaire Elon Musk hilariously trolled a pro-Ukraine reporter who tweeted that SpaceX may no longer be able to supply its Starlink satellite internet terminals free to Ukraine due to the prohibitive costs of operating them.

In response to the Kiev Post correspondent’s tweet noting that the move “comes days after Ukrainian Ambassador @MelnykAndrij told Musk to ‘f*** off,’ the SpaceX founder quipped: “We’re just following his recommendation.”

Musk revealed last week that providing Starlink terminals and service to Ukraine has cost SpaceX $80 million, and that the costs will top $100 million by the end of the year.

Musk and his company donated terminals and Internet access to the Ukraine military that has been crucial in its war with Russia, but the company says it can no longer do that “indefinitely” and has asked the United States Pentagon to pay for the Internet service, CNBC reported.

“SpaceX’s request is reasonable. Shouldn’t expect a private sec co. to continue to fund this for free forever. Do Lockheed, Boeing, Northrop, etc do their work for free? SpaceX was generous in donating what they did & they’ll happily cont. to mfg terminals with gov money,” a Tesla investor named Sawyer Merritt said on Twitter, which Musk responded to.

“SpaceX is not asking to recoup past expenses, but also cannot fund the existing system indefinitely *and* send several thousand more terminals that have data usage up to 100X greater than typical households. This is unreasonable,” Musk said.

As a reminder, just days after Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, SpaceX donated 20,000 Starlink satellite units after Ukrainian officials begged him for help.

The satellite internet terminals were a game-changer for the Ukrainian military after the nation’s cellular phone and internet networks were destroyed by war.

But this financially draining charitable contribution could soon be coming to an end because it’s simply too expensive.

Musk’s SpaceX sent a letter to the Pentagon saying it can no longer continue to fund the Starlink service as it has.

The letter also requested that the Pentagon take over funding for Ukraine’s government and military use of Starlink, which SpaceX claims would cost more than $120 million for the rest of the year and could cost close to $400 million for the next 12 months.

According to SpaceX documents sent to the Pentagon, the Ukrainian military’s commanding general, General Valerii Zaluzhniy, had sent a direct request to Musk in July, asking him for 8,000 more Starlink terminals.

In September — at least several days before Ukrainian Ambassador Andrij Melnik responded so undiplomatically to Musk’s peace proposal in an Oct. 3 tweet — SpaceX’s director of government sales wrote to the Pentagon, saying, “We are not in a position to further donate terminals to Ukraine, or fund the existing terminals for an indefinite period of time.”

Despite this behind-the-scenes grovelling for aid, it’s shocking that Ukrainian officials such as Melnyk and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy have publicly scorned Musk in spite of his efforts to help them.

Zelenskyy’s repeated requests for more money — and his cavalier sense of entitlement — has eroded some of the public support he initially basked in following the Russian invasion.

As we enter the eighth month of the Russia-Ukraine war — with no end in sight — Americans are growing weary of politicians and their media puppets who insist that our tax dollars must be sent to defend another nation’s sovereignty and borders while our own southern border is barraged daily by unvetted armies of illegal aliens.

As more time passes in this regional border dispute, Ukraine will soon learn that biting the hand that feeds you is a losing strategy and that you can wear out people’s generosity with nonstop panhandling.

(RepublicanWire.org) – SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has declared his intention to back out of his proposed $44 billion deal to take over the far-left social network Twitter, following months of back-and-forth between Musk and the company’s board.

In a filing, lawyers representing Musk said the pullout was due to Twitter failing to respond to requests for information on the number of bot and spam accounts on the platform.

Musk initially announced his intention to buy the platform in April, motivated by what he said were disagreements with the company’s draconian content moderation practices, kicking off one of the most highly publicized corporate takeover attempts in recent memory.

Declaring himself a “free speech absolutist,” Musk said he intended to implement a more free speech friendly content moderation policy, including the restoration of Donald Trump’s account.

However, the deal quickly ran into difficulties, with a major dispute arising between Musk and the Twitter board over the number of bot accounts on the platform.

The deal was further complicated by the plummeting price of tech stocks, which occurred after Musk’s $44 billion offer. Had the billionaire made his offer after the broad decline in Silicon Valley’s fortunes, he likely could have pitched a significantly lower price.

The decline also hit the price of Tesla, which plummeted by nearly 30 percent in April, leading Tesla fans to urge Musk to walk away from the Twitter deal and focus on the electric vehicle company.

The apparent failure of the deal will come as a relief to leftists and other defenders of social media censorship, who went into tailspins of rage over the prospect of a “free speech absolutist.”

Despite Musk’s apparent intent to walk away from the deal, it may not be entirely over, as the Twitter board, which did accept the deal, could still sue Musk to complete the takeover.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Elon Musk called out the Department of Justice to release Jeffrey Epstein’s client list. Musk posted a meme that said ‘Things I’ll never see in my life’ with pictures of a fire-breathing dragon, a dinosaur, a unicorn, and the Epstein/Maxwell client list.

Musk added the caption: “Only thing more remarkable than DOJ not leaking the list is that no one in the media cares. Doesn’t that seem odd?”

A Twitter user posted a picture of Musk with Maxwell to which Musk replied: “Ah yes, Maxwell photobombing me at a @VanityFair Oscars party – you should ask them why they invited her. 

“The same people who push this photo say nothing about prominent people who actually went to his island a dozen times. Also very strange…”

This is not the first time Musk has demanded answers about the ‘missing’ client list.

A Twitter user asked him: “It says it all that we heard more about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock than we heard about Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial. It is also “interesting” that the account tracking the Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial got banned when it gained traction. Lovely people indeed…”

Musk responded with: “Where is their ‘client’ list? Shouldn’t at least one of them go down!?”

He added a bit later: “Hey, why are they already writing my suicide story!?”

Bill Gates finally broke his silence on his relationship with Epstein recently.

Gates said: “At the time, I didn’t realize that by having those meetings it would be seen as giving him credibility. You’re almost saying, ‘I forgive that type of behavior,’ or something. So clearly the way it’s seen, I made a huge mistake not understanding that.”

But Melinda Gates told CBS Gayle King, “I did not like that he’d had meetings with Jeffrey Epstein. I made that clear to him.’

She said she met the disgraced Epstein “exactly one time because I wanted to see who this man was. And I regretted it from the second I stepped in the door. He was abhorrent. He was evil personified.

“I had nightmares about it afterward.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – The Twitter board of directors accepted Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $43 billion offer to buy all outstanding shares to bring the platform firmly under his control. Twitter was reportedly more receptive to a deal after Musk managed to secure $46.5 billion in financing. MRC President Brent Bozell welcomed the news on Twitter: “Today marks a new milestone in the fight for free speech. For the leftists, just remember you can always make your own platform if you don’t like it.

Leftists on Twitter predictably lost their minds following news that the world’s richest man’s takeover of the platform.

Media analyst Thomas Baekdal’s reaction to the news perfectly summed up the left’s response to the conquering of their censorship-obsessed echo chamber by someone who believes in free speech: “A Twitter owned by Musk is so abhorrent to me that I don’t feel like I can be a part of it. This makes me absolutely furious!” Bakedal, who owns the company Baekdal Media, became unhinged and attacked former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for supporting Musk’s initial appointment to Twitter’s board: “F*** you,” he sniveled at Dorsey.: “Your definition of free speech is the promotion of hate-speech and harassment where only white entitled men will ever feel safe to engage in public.” 

Rob Reiner had a conniption over the possibility that a Musk takeover of Twitter could mean the return of former President Donald Trump, whom the platform banned last year.

“Now that Elon Musk is buying Twitter, the question for all of us is: Will he allow a Criminal who used this platform to lie and spread disinformation to try to overthrow the US Government to return and continue his Criminal activity? And if he does, how do we combat it?”

Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who once claimed Musk’s “libertarian view” of an open internet was the “dream of every dictator,” tried to once again paint Musk as a self-serving tyrant.

“Elon Musk’s real goal has nothing to do with the freedom of others. His goal is the freedom to wield enormous power without having to be accountable to laws and regulations, shareholders, or market competition—which is why he’s dead set on owning Twitter.”

Washington Post columnist Max Boot, who apparently is still “frightened” by a Musk takeover, reiterated his fears and said his consolation would be that Musk doesn’t completely nuke Twitter’s censorship apparatus:

“I still fear that having Elon Musk take over Twitter is bad for democracy, as I argued, but I fervently hope he proves me wrong. He can do some good if he cleans out the bots and fine-tunes, rather than jettisons, the content moderation policies.”

Leftist activist Shaun King, of course, had to make Musk’s pending Twitter purchase about so-called “white power.”

Others on Twitter had different reactions and poked fun at the left for their complaining.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Progressives can’t defend their ideas in an open debate. They also can’t honestly explain away the horrible results of their policies.

That is why leftists rely on censorship to advance their agendas. Blocking opposing voices means no debate happens before or during their actions, and there is no accountability for their failures afterward.

The internet is the new public square, and Big Tech colludes to quash free speech.

Now, however, free speech advocate Elon Musk seems intent on changing that. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO became Twitter’s largest stockholder on April 4 when he bought 9.2 percent of the social media giant — and he has positioned himself to go much further.

Unsurprisingly, the company’s embedded progressive employees are melting down at even the possibility that more liberty might invade their “safe space.”

Before Musk’s purchase, he created a Twitter poll on March 25 that could be seen as a shot across the bow.

“Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy,” he said. “Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?”

More than 2 million people responded, and 70.4 percent indicated Twitter was a communications platform that was unprincipled about communication. That’s an organization in need of reform.

Of course the partisans of the censorious status quo feel threatened.

As reported Monday by Bloomberg, a director from Twitter’s AI research team, Rumman Chowdhury, tweeted, “Musk’s immediate chilling effect was something that bothered me significantly.”

The Twitter board tried to corral the company’s new largest shareholder by getting Musk to join the board of directors. CEO Parag Agrawal announced it on April 5 as if it were a done deal.

Being a board member would have limited Musk to owning 14.9 percent of the company’s stock — and might have encouraged him to tone down his public criticisms.

Instead, Musk turned down the board membership, giving him flexibility for further actions, even those that confront the existing corporate culture.

That gave Twitter’s disgruntled employees even more to worry about. Musk is known for erratic behavior and has enough money not to worry about consequences.

Musk sent a series of now-deleted tweets that seemed designed to troll the concerned workers. He mused about turning the corporate headquarters into a homeless shelter and shaking up the way authentication checkmarks are awarded, and even made a crude joke about removing the W from the brand name, according to The Washington Post.

He could force his ideas onto the company by increasing his stock ownership or aligning with other unhappy shareholders.

Bloomberg described Twitter staffers as “super stressed” with some saying they were “working together to help each other get through the week.”

I think it’s hilarious. They are afraid of losing the usurped power they held over society. Twitter manipulates narratives instead of supporting open dialogue.

Twitter abused the public trust. It took an active part in blocking honest discussions about COVID-19, the 2020 election, political class corruption and so much more. It censored the president of the United States. The platform needs a major overhaul.

It remains to be seen if there is even enough left to salvage. On Saturday, Musk himself wondered if Twitter was dying based on the low activity on major accounts.

This year, Trump Media and Technology Group, whose chairman is former President Donald Trump, launched a competing platform, TRUTH Social. Its CEO, former GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, described Twitter as “a ghost town” and observed, “Once you get rid of the bots and the trolls, you really have a house of cards.”

Twitter employees are worried Musk might prevent them from acting as the Thought Police. Time will tell if he is serious about making it a responsible, neutral platform again.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Some of Biden’s top advisers have purportedly warned against inviting Musk to the White House over fears he would say something to embarrass the administration. The billionaire has repeatedly slammed the White House for failing to mention Tesla while discussing its plans for major nationwide investments in electric vehicles.

Biden and his close advisers are said to be irritated with Musk’s public criticism and have no immediate plans to invite him to the White House for future events, CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

When CNBC asked about the White House’s apparent concerns, Musk responded with a pair of “roll on the floor laughing” emojis and suggested his attendance at a future meeting shouldn’t be a cause of concern.

“They have nothing to worry about,” Musk said. “I would do the right thing.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki and others have suggested that Tesla has been snubbed from business events because the company’s factories aren’t unionized.

In January, Biden met with the CEOs of Ford and General Motors while promoting his Build Back Better Bill and claimed that “companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here at home than ever before.”

That snub appeared to infuriate Musk, who referred to Biden last month as a “damp [sock] puppet in human form” and claimed the president was “treating the American public like fools.”

“It got to the point, hilariously, where no one in the administration was even allowed to say the word ‘Tesla’! The public outrage and media pressure about that statement forced him to admit that Tesla does in fact lead the EV industry,” Musk told CNBC.

Biden went several months without discussing Tesla’s leading position in the electric vehicle market — only recently mentioning Musk’s company for the first time. On Feb. 8, the president referred to Tesla as “our nation’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer.”

Musk argued that Biden “pointedly ignored Tesla at every turn” while touting other companies. Despite the tensions, Musk also downplayed the severity of his rift with Biden and other White House officials, asserting that the “notion of a feud is not quite right.”

“I have nothing against Biden otherwise, apart from general concern about more deficit spending, which would apply to any president, and actively supported the Obama-Biden election,” Musk told the outlet.

A White House spokesperson praised Musk in a statement to CNBC, telling the outlet that “Tesla has done extraordinary things for electric vehicles and that’s a big part of why the whole industry now knows EVs are the future.”

But the administration also took a dig at Musk, who has spoken out against federal subsidies for electric vehicles included in the Build Back Better bill. The legislation has passed the House but is stalled in the Senate.

“Tesla also benefited greatly from past EV tax credits, but unfortunately, their CEO has suggested an opposition to new EV tax credits,” a White House spokesperson added.