Buttigieg Mocks Americans Who Reject EVs As Idiots Who Wouldn't Let Go of Landlines

Brittany M. Hughes | April 3, 2024
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Don’t want to buy an expensive electric vehicle that can’t go very far and will eventually need a $20,000 replacement battery mined by slave children in South Africa?

You probably paint your walls with lead and think the sun revolves around the Earth, you moron.

At least, that’s what Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg thinks of anyone too stupid to get on board with this administration’s go-green vehicle plan that’s attempting to force car manufacturers to make - and U.S. consumers to buy - electric vehicles by ramping up restrictions on gas-powered cars. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans rethinking electric vehicles for reliability and cost reasons, you’re basically just an idiot who probably still has a phone hooked up to your wall by a cord.

“The automotive sector is moving toward EVs, and we can’t pretend otherwise,” Buttigieg claimed to Fox News this week, despite the fact that many automotive dealers are actually trying to offload EVs from their lots because so many people just aren’t buying them.

Stupid cavemen.

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“Sometimes when these debates happen, I feel like it’s the early 2000s and I’m talking to some people who just think that we can have landline phones forever,” Buttigieg then mocked.

First of all, there are plenty of people - and businesses - who still have and use landlines. And when your iPhone craps out or your kid throws your Samsung into the bathtub, you’ll probably be glad you’ve got one.

Secondly, and correct me if my millennial-aged memory fails me, but I don’t recall the government pointing a tax-subsidized gun at anyone’s head and demanding they head down to the local Best Buy and pick up the latest smartphone while threatening to cut off their landline in the next few years. Anyone? No?

The truth is much more simple than Buttigieg wants to admit: consumers buy what makes sense for their lives, their needs, and their wallets. And right now, for millions upon millions of Americans, unreliable, expensive EVs just aren’t it.

And in the face of rampant Bidenflation that continues to drive up the cost of everything from eggs to houses to - yes - electricity, I doubt a little rich man with a tax-funded private car insinuating that they’re all stupid, backwards hicks is going to shift anyone’s opinion.

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