The majority of scientists still side with global warming. But besides that...
"Puppet for the elite"
I don't think there's justification here. If I define the elite as the wealthy, would I push for taxes that increase the burden primarily on them? Or would I push for governmental public options that would compete with wealthy HMOs?
The longer a person claims to be disenfranchised the less a person will participate in government. And this is exactly the opposite of a well run country.