We have previously outlined the approach the Karl Rove/Lee Atwater GOPe types will use to take down Ted Cruz. –HERE– Democrats would also use a similar approach if they ever had the need. Senator Cruz personifies their ideal opponent.
Most of Ted Cruz supporters are severely religious, and/or they are part of the financial enterprises surrounding religion. As a direct consequence both elements are intensely committed to avoid vetting him. This head-in-sand approach presents a serious issue – when they don’t confront the problems they’re set up for catastrophic failure.
The approach of “proselytizing as an electoral strategy” will bring money from intensely religious followers – but it can never win a broad based election. The following article from 2013 highlights how the GOPe will bring down Cruz as soon as his usefulness is expired.
[2013 – TEXAS] In a sermon last year at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers.
[video, below: excerpts from Rafael Cruz sermon, and from the July 2013 anointing of Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz]
[…] Discussion of the now-notorious speech by Rafael Cruz has missed the fact that Ted Cruz was subsequently blessed and anointed by prominent dominionist pastors, in effect as a “king” in the political/governmental sphere, at a special blessing ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, at a July 19th-20th 2013 rally designed to draw pastors into politics.
But in a very real, mundane sense Ted Cruz has already helped deliver hundreds of millions of dollars, or more, to the evangelical right. Cruz’ past service – as a “king” who brought “spoils to the priests” – is a matter of established record; as I revealed in a prior story, no less than a top adviser to President George W. Bush has stated that in 1999 Ted Cruz played a major role in helping the Bush for President campaign lock down the conservative evangelical vote in the 2000 election.
One can interpret the “great transfer of wealth” — predicted by Ted Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz, and by Pastor Larry Huch, who threw his Texas megachurch’s considerable heft behind the 2012 Cruz for Senate campaign — in magical terms, sure.
But Ted Cruz’ apparently notable role in getting George W. Bush into the presidency led in turn to Bush’s “Faith Based Initiative” – that continues to this day under two successive Obama administrations and which, during the Bush years, funneled billions of dollars to churches and institutions associated with the religious right.
In other words, the “great transfer of wealth” is about more than wishful thinking. It’s about an ongoing effort, by leaders and institutions of the evangelical right, to gradually gobble up the secular sphere of government. (read more)
This Raphael/Ted Cruz approach at garnering both “influence and affluence” is similar to how Glenn Beck changed his media-approach and began focusing heavily on religion. Their ongoing relationship is not coincidental and is a profound liability if Cruz was intent on winning a presidential election. Common sense is needed here in large doses.
Beck showcases his choice to use religion as a financial tool with ruses and schemes like the “Soccer Ball and Teddy Bear” outreach to the illegal alien children nonsense in the summer of 2014. This year he’s trying the same approach with his “Save the Christian Syrian” program. Both programs supported by Ted Cruz.
In 2014 many people were wondering why Ted Cruz would get involved with Glenn Beck in the insufferable Obama-created UAC “Humanitarian Crisis” ploy to benefit influxes of illegal aliens. The answer then, as now, was clearly money – but many did not want to see it at the time.
However, you’ll note that on each fundraiser (UAC and Syrian Christians) as soon a sunlight changes public opinion – Beck drops the activity, ie. fundraising.
Fundraising – it’s all about fundraising. Behind every program, process, maneuver, etc you’ll find the commonality of money or the quest for “affluence”.
[…] In a sermon last year at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. (read more)
Again, honesty and common sense. This is creepy stuff right here, even for those who are devout faith-based Christians…..