With Democrats facing what many of them fear will be a “red tsunami” in the November midterm congressional elections, the party would do well to heed the heretic, Elon Musk, when he said, “You need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”

Last Wednesday morning, following the previous night’s electrifying Republican victory in South Texas that flipped an 85% Hispanic American border district from blue to red for the first time in over a century, Musk tweeted, “I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican.”  The Tesla creator and SpaceX visionary, who fled California and its high taxes and oppressive regulation in 2020 for the Lone Star State, went on to forecast a, “[M]assive red wave in 2022.”

Conservatives are jubilant.  Since April, when he declared his multi-billion dollar intention to buy Twitter, Musk has been taking the public on a political thrill ride.  Moments after revealing his vote for Flores, he replied to an inquiring Tweeter that he was leaning toward GOP star, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for president in 2024.  A delighted DeSantis joked, “With Elon Musk, what I would say is, you know, I welcome support from African-Americans.”  (Musk, who is Caucasian, hails from South Africa.)  Therein lies the danger to Democrats.  Once considered a progressive hero, the tech guru is now providing tacit permission to other independent-minded voters to consider alternative political energy — rocket fuel for the GOP.