Buttigieg burned for telling Americans to buy electric vehicles amid soaring inflation: ‘Out. Of. Touch.’

Yes, the price of gas coupled with soaring inflation means you’ve been choosing between things like paying your rent and feeding your kids, but never fear, Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is making lemonade out of your lemon-filled life: High gas prices has its perks.

Forget about the fact that your power bill is promising to crush what is left of your wallet, what you need to do is save the planet and buy a new car.

This is the advice a very upbeat Buttigieg gave struggling Americans on radio show BigBoyTV.

Marie Antoinette would have blushed.

“We’re for cutting the cost of electric vehicles, because when you have an electric vehicle then you’re also gonna be able to save on gas, but you’ve got to be able to afford it in the first place,” an enthusiastic Buttigieg said.

And don’t you worry. Buying it may mean you’ll have to skip a few family reunions and a meal or two, but you’ll eventually come out ahead.

“Now we’re actually starting to see on some models, the cost come to where, even if your car payment’s a little high, your gas payment will be a little lower an you come out ahead,” he explained.

Now, before you go and think Buttigieg is completely detached from the reality of most Americans’ lives, he gets it. He feels you. He knows “the prices still need to come down for most Americans to be able to get an EV.”

So, until he can manage to bring down the price of a brand new car while inflation keeps going up and that annoying supply chain thing is worked out, high gas prices are just something you’re going to have to deal with. But, you know, he’s working on it.

Not surprisingly, Twitter didn’t share Buttigieg’s sunny outlook.


Some users suggested that Pete Buttigieg has no understanding of how those awesome EV chargers get their juice.

BurnRate CEO Robert McLaws explained.

“Imagine Texas’ grid problems if they went 100% electric vehicles,” he tweeted. “Without nuclear, where is this electricity going to come from? Answer: coal.”

“Meanwhile,” he continued, “how do we get people to buy electric cars when insane inflation means they can’t even afford food or housing?”

ESPN reporter Jeannine Edwards called Buttigieg’s push for EV’s a “scam.”

“But EV’s need charging which a) costs money, b) charging infrastructure is not there and c) is powered by coal,” she tweeted, adding: “#Scam.”

And it turns out that people do indeed think Buttigieg is unbelievably out of touch with the real world.

“Out. Of. Touch. #ESG,” tweeted one user.

“The average price of an electric car is $56k,” wrote another. “This is how out of touch our ersatz leaders are. Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.”

“As if electricity is plentiful in California!!!” LOL’ed another user. “Expect your electricity to be shut-off during this weekend’s heat wave!! What a joke!!!”

And still others called into question Buttigieg’s intelligence.

“#HowdyDoody,” one tweeted, “…but with less brains.”

“Woke moron, knows nothing about transportation, wants to spend money to rebuild racist bridges. Glad he is fir [sic] reducing prices on electric vehicles,” said another. “BTW if electric cars were free the entire country would brown out and everybody would buy gas generators to charge their cars.”

And according to at least one user, these remarks mark the end of Buttigieg’s career.

“Congratulations to @PeteButtigieg for successfully committing political suicide,” the user tweeted. “Another elitist completely disconnected from reality, need, timing, ability to execute and most importantly from giving a damn about every day Americans.”

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