Elites in both parties tend to whet their knives whenever any conservative candidate gains even a sliver of momentum regardless of the office they’re seeking.
The results of leftist and authoritarian agendas don’t seem to be a winning message.
Which may explain why authoritarians tend to turn to discrediting their opponents to seize more power.
No Republican Presidential candidate has increased their national profile more thus far in the 2024 election cycle than 38-year-old entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
Ramaswamy has gone all-in on taking the only viable route for any Republican with White House aspirations in the current political environment, adamantly defending former President Donald Trump at every turn.
And doing so has certainly paid off for him.
That was proven once again after the first Republican Presidential Primary debate, as Ramaswamy was the most Googled candidate in the race following his performance.
But the traction that the Republican candidate has generated only served to make him a top target for attacks from the ruling class elites and their media allies.
As such, the Republican establishment and media jumped on the fact that Ramaswamy was booed by the debate crowd after he criticized President Joe Biden’s efforts to give Ukraine a blank check and an endless supply of weapons from American taxpayers, while former UN Secretary Nikki Haley was cheered for blindly supporting Biden’s efforts and doubling down on prioritizing a foreign country over U.S. taxpayers.
Ramaswamy is drowned out by applause for Haley dunking on him pic.twitter.com/lvMwXQxZJk
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 24, 2023
Of course, the fact that a Republican debate crowd booed an anti-establishment conservative should come as no surprise to anyone who has paid attention.
As you may remember, it wasn’t long ago that Trump himself was booed by a Republican debate crowd after he attacked former President George W. Bush’s failed interventionist foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What happened to Vivek tonight with the audience also happened to Trump. Important flashback: pic.twitter.com/IvMDIQs4uS
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 24, 2023
And there’s good reason those two were booed by a supposedly “Republican” crowd.
You see, one of the worst kept secrets in politics is the fact that events like a Republican Presidential Primary debate are exclusively controlled by the Party’s establishment.
It’s the Republican National Committee who decides every aspect of the event, including the media outlet that will broadcast the event, the moderators who will decide what questions are asked, and even who gets to be in the audience.
Every Republican or Democrat debate audience is filled with the most wealthy, connected, and influential megadonors to each party possible.
“All the seats that are heard on TV – in the middle, at the front – are reserved for big GOP donors,” journalist Glenn Greenwald, who attended the 2016 Republican debate in-person, wrote. “Trump pointed that out in 2016 when anyone criticizing Jeb! got booed. The Party establishment connives to maintain control.”
So it should come as no surprise that a Republican debate crowd would be against a candidate who calls out the failures and authoritarianism of the ruling class elites.
As always, the ruling class elites are merely attempting to pull the wool over the American people’s eyes in order to continue advancing the false reality in which they thrive.
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