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Ted Cruz, what happened in Iowa?



Ted Cruz, Tea Party candidate for Senate from Texas

As many of you know, I write and email to over 7,000 people in every state across America. My in box has been inundated with those wanting my view on the Ted Cruz, Ben Carson Iowa issue. So I am sending this to all. It is my opinion and the way I feel about the whole thing. I have researched every word. With minds wide open let’s consider it. As you know by now, Ted Cruz is facing a barrage of, I believe, well deserved “heat” after Ben Carson revealed to the world that the Texas Senator had “stolen” his supporters through deceitfulness and lies.

Exaggeration, or lie?

Ted Cruz, Tea Party candidate for Senate from Texas

Ted Cruz, speaking to a Tea Party express rally in Austin, TX. Photo: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License.

In what is a moral low blow for the evangelist like candidate, Ted Cruz, during the Iowa Caucus released a false press statement through his campaign and through the media about the Status of the Ben Carson campaign. During the Iowa Caucus, Ben Carson commented through the media that he would be temporarily heading home to Florida before going to New Hampshire. The Cruz campaign immediately pounced and turned it into “Carson was suspending his campaign.” Iowa State Rep. Steve King, who chairs the Cruz campaign, immediately sent out a tweet with this false information.

Following the tweet of false information by King just before the caucuses started at 7:00 P. M., another tweet by King was sent at a little after 8:00 P. M. to all 1500 of the Iowa Caucus site captains and speakers repeating the “lie” and urging the Carson supporters to switch to Cruz. What is significant here, is by this time, they knew full well it was not true. It is very difficult for me to believe that by this time, Ted Cruz himself did not know it was a lie, and in fact allowed it to go forward. Would you not agree, after all, this is the age of instant communication at your fingertips.

It looks to me like, deception at it’s finest. So much for Conservative Christian Values…”By Their Fruit Ye Shall Know Them.”

Ted Cruz, you have some explaining to do

This shameful tactic could have very well been the difference for several candidates at the top, not to mention, effecting the eventual 10% of the vote that Ben Carson ultimately received. There is either serious miscommunication within the Cruz organization, or there was an orchestrated effort to push a lie. The Cruz campaign has since apologized, but who cares? Iowa is over. Like hanging someone for something they didn’t do and apologizing to them for it at their funeral.

The real truth is this. This strategy by Ted Cruz is exactly what is wrong with Washington politicians, especially of the Lawyer variety. Deceitful and dirty tricks to influence the election in his favor happened, regardless of whether or not it was intentional or unintentional. Let us keep in mind there were at the time, a dozen Republican people still in the race for president, and I may point out, that no other campaign in the race made this mistake. It is also important to point out, that no other candidate had a chance of beating Trump either. Coincidence or deceit? It is hard to say at this point. It will be interesting to see how many sermon type speeches Ted Cruz gives in New Hampshire, as he did in Iowa. Political pandering and posturing is enough to make any of us sick, but when it is about the man upstairs, it is uncalled for and immoral. I don’t care what state you are campaigning in. So what do you think about this tactic? Does it reflect upon Ted Cruz and his ability to hire competent people? Or is it a clear example of how a person will do or say anything to get elected? Either way is not good. Cruz has some serious explaining to do, more so than just a weak apology. I was so proud of the Republican field of candidates, and until now, Ted Cruz was my second choice for president. I can not over state my disappointment in Ted Cruz.

Until next time

Your friend in freedom.

John Porter

Harrison, Arkansas



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Pamela Ballinger-Brinkman

Well, Donald Trump is stuck in New York due to snow and had to cancel a town hall in New Hampshire. Will the Ted campaign tell New Hampshire voters that Trump is dropping out?

Terry Hurlbut

Did you say stuck in the snow? I thought global warming was supposed to make that impossible.

Pamela Ballinger-Brinkman

Terry Hurlbut Not impossible, just less frequent, which it is.

Terry Hurlbut

May I remind you that Phil Jones boasted of completing Michael Mann’s Nature trick (which comes from the French verb meaning “to cheat”) of adding in the real temps to the data series from 1981 forward (and 1961 for the data set gathered by Keith Briffa) to hide the decline.

Pamela Ballinger-Brinkman

Don’t care. Not interested in having a climate change discussion.

Terry Hurlbut

Of course you don’t care. Facts are secondary to your Marxist agenda, which global warming is designed to further.

Pamela Ballinger-Brinkman

Blah blah Marxist blah blah

Pamela Ballinger-Brinkman

Find someone else to argue with, not interested.

Terry Hurlbut

Then don’t comment on my posts!

Pamela Ballinger-Brinkman

This post is about Ted Cruz and Ben Carson! Stay on topic on your posts.

Pamela Ballinger-Brinkman

If you want to argue about climate change, post about that.

Terry Hurlbut

By commenting on my post, on whatever subject, you come onto my turf. I’ll decide what’s on topic and within scope here, not you.

Pamela Ballinger-Brinkman

The old bait and switch, I see. You now have to trick people into climate change arguments? Why am I not surprised. Sad.

Pamela Ballinger-Brinkman


Jared Briden

Personally, with his drastically lowering poll numbers, I thought Carson would drop out soon anyway.


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