If the stock market has a correlate of the culture wars that have divided political discourse into two irreconcilable camps, it's Tesla.

Moreso than Netflix, or Apple, or Amazon – stocks that have inspired bulls and bears to shout at each other for years – the void separating Tesla's supporters from its detractors is especially wide and deep. In the case of those other three companies, the market has tended to favor the bulls. The jury is still out on Tesla, which makes the debate especially loud.

The more uncertain Tesla's outlook becomes, the more the pro-Tesla and anti-Tesla camps dig in. Every announcement, every bit of company news, every financial bon-bon tossed out to investors – each one allows both sides evidence that Tesla is going to rule transportation. Or that Tesla is going to go down the drain soon...