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Vivek Ramaswamy-The Epitome of a Low-Effort Psy-Op
As Americans grudgingly acquaint themselves with this enigmatic and surprisingly popular Republican contender who came out of nowhere, it's wise to scrutinize the details of this political prodigy.
In the riveting spectacle that was the first Republican primary debate on August 23, it was reported that Google searches were ablaze, with countless curious Americans eager to uncover more about the smooth-talking young man who seemed to derive immense pleasure from engaging in verbal sparring with his conservative comrades. Amongst this star-studded lineup of opponents were the old deep-state puppets such as the former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and the cabbage-smelling former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (I still think this name is a joke.)
Ramaswamy, in his debut performance, graced us with his attempt to solve the riddle of his identity. He gallantly addressed the assembly with these unforgettable words that reminded me of a school board assembly: “So first let me just address a question that is on everybody’s mind at home tonight: ‘Who the heck is this skinny guy with a funny last name and what the heck is he doing in the middle of this debate stage?’” No, I wasn’t wondering. I already had an extensive dossier on you in my database before 2020.
Chris Christie, showed no signs of being deceived. He promptly reminisced about the occasion when former two-term Democratic President Barack Obama made his political debut, delivering a line that bore a remarkable resemblance to the current situation. Fine, you ate your Ginkgo, Grandpa. Now get back to sleep, before you start talking about how they invented the telephone.
“The last person who stood up here saying, ‘What’s a skinny guy with an odd last name doing up here?’ was Barack Obama, and I’m afraid we’re dealing with the same type of amateur standing on the stage tonight,” Christie said. The script writers have truly outdone themselves there.
In 2004, Obama had the honor of delivering the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. During that memorable speech, he spoke of “the hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him too.” This address is widely regarded as the moment when Obama's political career took off, making it all the more perplexing that Ramaswamy would borrow a line from such a well-known politician – and a Democrat, no less – that would undoubtedly strike a chord with many.
However, Ramaswamy remained composed and “cleverly shifted the narrative by saying,” “Give me a hug, just like you did with Obama, and you'll assist me in getting elected, much like you contributed to Obama's success too.” This reference harked back to a moment in 2012 when then-New Jersey Governor Christie was captured on camera meeting with then-President Obama on the tarmac, warmly embracing the Democratic leader—a gesture that some critics argue played a role in securing Obama's re-election for a second term.
Let me emphasize once more that this entire kindergarten for boring, power hungry bullies is a colossal, rehearsed spectacle, and it's crucial to recognize just how meticulously orchestrated these conversations truly are.
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So, allow me to present to you the one and only, the man of the hour, the uniquely named and astonishingly slender—though, I must say, his giant hands might deserve an honorable mention too, given that we were so excited about Trump’s small hands—Vivek (rhymes with 'cake,' he fervently insists) Ramaswamy. At the youthful age of 38, he has risen to prominence from the land of immigrants, conquering both the pharmaceutical and financial realms with the finesse of a modern-day Midas.
His grand entrance into the prestigious US presidential race unfolded like a Shakespearean drama, replete with all the tragedy and melodrama one could hope for. Or did it not? In my books, he appeared on the public stage out of nowhere, akin to an irritating high school geek desperately vying for your approval, hoping that you finally like him.
Ramaswamy embarked on this political journey while lamenting what he oh-so-poetically termed a “national identity crisis,” all the while decrying the horrifying “woke insanity” that he believed had infested our dear nation like an unstoppable virus.
Mr. Ramaswamy, the self-proclaimed savior, believes this maddening movement is the spawn of a left-wing ideology that has committed the cardinal sin of replacing “faith, patriotism, and hard work” with such blasphemous new-age secular religions as “climatism,” gender ideology, and critical race studies. Clearly, he's the voice of reason you’ve all been waiting for, standing tall beside the illustrious talking points of Donald Trump's MAGA (Make America Great Again) platform. He’s saying all you wanted to hear… at least when you think that it is that easy.
In an act of unparalleled loyalty, Ramaswamy pledged his undying devotion to the legally embattled 45th president during the primaries, stating with the utmost sincerity, “Let’s just speak the truth, okay? President Trump, I believe, was the best president of the 21st century. It’s a fact.” That sounds less like an opinion; it's practically a divine decree. Again, this is the PAG’s version of Sesame Street style propaganda for disappointed Conservatives.
His impassioned declaration, met with an abundance of enthusiastic applause, certainly caught everyone off guard, given that Trump was still very much in the presidential race, despite juggling multiple criminal charges like a true magician. What's even more perplexing is that Ramaswamy's unwavering support for Trump appears to ebb and flow with the changing of legal seasons. Truly, a man of principles and steadfast convictions!
Come August 1, federal prosecutors unveiled their extensive 45-page indictment against Trump, accusing him of strong-arming election officials into rejecting their states' election results, all in a bid to overturn the entire election. Since this blog does not cater Trump supporter fever dreams, I won’t comment further on this distracting psy-op.
However, Ramaswamy, not one to mince words, fiercely criticized this latest barrage of indictments aimed squarely at the Republican Party's star player. He took to X to assert, “Donald Trump isn’t the cause of what happened on Jan 6. The real cause was systematic & pervasive censorship of citizens in the year leading up to it. If you tell people they can’t speak, that’s when they scream.”
However, let's contrast this with Ramaswamy's stance on Trump's handling of the tumultuous events of January 6 – or was it an insurrection? Some might say a protest, others a rebellion, and perhaps some even dub it a riot. The terminology is as varied as Ramaswamy's viewpoints, especially considering it all unfolded just days after hundreds of fervent Trump supporters breached the hallowed halls of the Capitol building.
But brace yourselves, for this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the pharmaceutical magnate's (yes, I would totally trust that guy) depiction of Trump in his 2022 opus, 'Nation of Victims' (which, again, I read, so you can spare yourself the agony), a literary creation that could have seamlessly sprung from the pen of the most fervently progressive Democratic Party stalwart.
“It was a dark day for democracy. The loser of the last election refused to concede the race, claimed the election was stolen, raised hundreds of millions of dollars from loyal supporters, and is considering running for executive office again. I’m referring, of course, to Donald Trump.”
So, either Ramwaswamy did not take his ginkgo, or he seeks to follow the trailblazing pioneers of political flip-flopping. Whatever the reason, his remarkable about-face regarding Trump, despite the lingering cloud of criminal charges, when it became evident that Trump remained the leading contender in the 2024 race, was quite the spectacle. Astonishingly, this shift in allegiance did not estrange him from the Republican faithful. In an era where Trump could use all the allies he can muster, he surprisingly declared himself a devotee of this newfound admirer.
“This answer gave Vivek Ramaswamy a big WIN in the debate because of a thing called TRUTH,” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post. “Thank you Vivek!” What a dumb circus all of this is.
However, the intrigue surrounding the 'svelte gentleman with the peculiar moniker' doesn't conclude there. Back in 2011, Ramaswamy accepted a $90,000 scholarship from the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, an organization founded by Daisy and Paul Soros, the late older sibling of billionaire financier and ‘philanthropist extraordinaire,’ George Soros.
Critics are taking issue with the fledgling Republican sensation, not so much due to the award's familial ties to the contentious George Soros, but because he significantly downplayed his financial status at the time. This portrayal implied that he required the scholarship to cover tuition costs at Yale Law School, a narrative that, as it transpired, did not align with the reality of his financial situation.
“There was a separate scholarship that I won at the age of 24-25, when I was going to law school … when I didn’t have the money and it was a merit scholarship that hundreds of kids win, that was partially funded, not by George Soros, but by Paul Soros a relative, his brother,” Ramaswamy said in an interview with naive lowbrow Jack Posobiec.
In 2011, the very year he accepted the scholarship, Ramaswamy disclosed a total income of $2,252,209, as per his tax returns released in June. In the three years preceding, he reported a combined income of $1,173,690. In plain terms, Ramaswamy was a bona fide millionaire when he graciously accepted the $90,000 award – a sum that could have found a more deserving recipient.
In the midst of this, some individuals are posing the pertinent question of whether America truly requires a pharmaceutical executive in the highest echelons of power, especially in the wake of enduring months of extensive lockdowns, compulsory mask-wearing, and a mandatory vaccination regimen. Yet again, Ramaswamy's track record in navigating this issue leaves much to be desired.
Ramaswamy, heralded as the first millennial to venture into the presidential race, has painstakingly presented himself as an anti-government libertarian. However, his history, particularly in matters concerning mask-wearing and vaccination during the pandemic, suggests quite the opposite stance.
Back in April 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci famously backpedaled from his previous stance that Americans could exercise personal discretion when deciding to wear a mask, a position that perfectly reflects libertarian thinking. Instead, he advised wearing face masks as a way to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Ramaswamy, however, didn't exactly champion individual freedom in response; rather, he swiftly embraced the new approach. On July 8, 2020, he tweeted, “Wearing a mask = personal responsibility. It's puzzling when conservatives oppose it.”
A similar pattern emerged when the Biden administration introduced its mandatory vaccination initiative, compelling millions of individuals to either take the shot or face job loss. Ramaswamy once again chose to align himself with the prevailing sentiment. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed dated January 10, 2022, he stated, “The most critical step in combating the Covid-19 pandemic was the distribution of vaccines.” Prior to that, he expressed his support for the Democratic Party in a tweet, saying, “Biden says all adults will be vaccine-eligible by May 1. That's good news. Give credit where due.”
The crux of the matter here isn't whether the mandates for mask-wearing and vaccinations were right or wrong; it's the glaring misrepresentation by Ramaswamy regarding his professed libertarianism, which doesn't seem to align with his actions. This misidentification could have significant implications in the future, especially when the next pandemic strikes, and politicians attempt to tighten their grip on both the lives and businesses of their constituents. Furthermore, for someone who seemingly harbors a deep aversion to government intrusion, it raises eyebrows that Ramaswamy's spinoff company, Datavant, is collaborating with the government in the battle against Covid-19.
All these indications lead to the conclusion that Ramaswamy may not be entirely off base when he likened himself, even if in passing, to Obama—a Democratic leader who many Americans, particularly in the black community, viewed as largely ineffective. If conservative voters fail to recognize that he's not the anti-government crusader he portrays himself to be, Ramaswamy could end up as the Republican Party's version of Barack Obama. As Covid rates ‘once again surge’ (some humorously dubbing it the 'election variant'), and the dreary mask regains popularity, it's conceivable that the American people might soon realize that the eloquent Vivek Ramaswamy is nothing more than a lean pharmaceutical executive with an amusing moniker, consistently championing big business and intrusive government at the expense of civil liberties and freedom whenever the opportunity arises, saying all the things you want to hear, because he was instructed to say so and the CIA is too lazy to clean his digital paper trail. After all, he’s just the bait to lure people away from the orange president. That’s it. Move on.
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