Top Obama Crony Capitalist Deserts Zuckerberg Immigration Scam

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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When Facebook bigwig Mark Zuckerberg set up FWD.us to push through amnesty, his subgroup Americans for a Conservative Direction, chronicled on Discover the Networks, was controversial among liberals because it ran ads praising pro-amnesty Republicans for taking supposedly conservative positions on ObamaCare or drilling for oil.

It was a clever and cynical tactic. And plenty of libs were not on board.

Now Elon Musk, one of Obama’s big crony capitalist cronies, has decided to drop out. Elon Musk cashed in on Tesla, an electric car company, which got $465 million from Obama, and on SpaceX, which got an even bigger benefit when Obama trashed NASA so SpaceX could, in theory, get the business.

Apparently that debt is big enough that Elon Musk is now trashing FWD.us.

“I agreed to support Fwd.us because there is a genuine need to reform immigration. However, this should not be done at the expense of other important causes,” Musk told AllThingsD. “I have spent a lot of time fighting far larger lobbying organizations in D.C. and believe that the right way to win on a cause is to argue the merits of that cause. This statement may surprise some people, but my experience is that most (not all) politicians and their staffs want to do the right thing and eventually do.”

The tactics of FWD.us have led to environmentalists and others protesting online and even in front of Facebook’s California headquarters. On Tuesday, a coalition of liberal groups — including MoveOn.org, the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters and Progressives United — said it was suspending paid advertising on Facebook for at least two weeks.

This is the same old battle between the pragmatic left and the dogmatic left. The dogmatic left is unwilling to compromise, even strategically, for a long term win. The pragmatic left will take its victories one bite at a time.

Elon Musk has the license to align with the dogmatic left because he’s swimming in a giant pond of government dough and unlike Zuckerberg, who does have an actual company to run, Tesla and SpaceX can get by on wishful thinking.

Zuckerberg has an agenda, but he also has a real company, Musk is just a crony capitalist who never needs to compromise as long as Democrats hold the White House.

  • Cat K

    Allow me to ask any who know…..there are awful smarmy pro-Amnesty ads on conservative talk radio all day. Reportedly from some " conservative" group. Was this the one in the above article? Or I wonder if the ads were placed by RINO's who want millions more Dem voters so they can lose every election- in style.

  • Craig

    This article is a ridiculous excuse for journalism. All slander, no investigative journalism, no thoughtful analysis, poor writing.

    • Jack

      Yep.

  • Mark

    WOW. I cannot believe such a ridiculous article can be published. Any writing and books from this je** can be ignored effectively from now on.

    • http://1389blog.com 1389AD

      Something tells me that Craig, Jack, and Mark are all the same troll, probably paid by Obama or one of his front groups.

  • onecornpone

    Keeping tabs on the various groups and sub-groups faking conservatism is becoming mind-numbing.

    Thanks to those who have time and the inclination to sort through this Lefty crapfest.
    I'm approaching the point I may embrace the lo-info lifestyle…

    • http://1389blog.com 1389AD

      I'm too much of a news junkie for that, and I suspect you might also be. Okay, my name is 1389AD, and I'm a blogaholic!

      That said, I recently came back from a visit overseas. We stayed with some US expats. They had stopped following US news, and felt much better for that.

  • PorfirioR

    I think Mark Zuckerberg should be deported too. Daniel Greenfield is right, if it wasn't for Obama, NASA would not have to give money to Musk, Ortibal Sciences, and the Russians. Also agree with Daniel that NASA knows the truth about unicorns and the tooth fairy beind hidden in the face of Mars and the only way to really guard the secret is to throw money at capitalists who are not concerned about the real truth. Long live Darth Vader!

    Oh wait, was this a real article?

  • cynthia curran

    SpaceX can get by on wishful , believe or not this enterprise was successful, and he could have save us money compared to the Russians. he's liberal but the Space x actually did send rockets.

  • Bobby

    uH, I have to wonder when the folks in South Carolina, will realize that Lindsay Graham is a scam? Lord, would som citizens of South Carolina that actually care, please run someone against this traitor that might actually care about Americans and South Carolinan?????!!!!