In response to Sarah Palin’s endorsement of candidate Donald Trump, an apoplectic Glenn Beck has announced his intent to rally with Ted Cruz in Waterloo Iowa.
However, the event itself is being organized by a pro-Cruz group ‘Keep the Promise 1’ (KtP1), a Super-pac originally funded by billionaire hedge-funder Robert Mercer., KtP is also directly attached to to David Barton.
David Barton is Co-Chair for Glenn Beck’s Mercury One charity, and the assembly of interests provides an opportunity to explain how all of these entities connect.
Billionaire Robert Mercer originally funded KtP to promote candidate Ted Cruz. Eventually three pro-Cruz KtP enterprises were started but not before $500,000 was transferred to start up another Super-PAC for Carly Fiorina, “Carly for America” (CfA).
The financial transfer remains a mystery, but common sense and a look at the timing of the transfer, would indicate this was a way for Robert Mercer to hedge his bets (no pun intended) in the event candidate Fiorina gained more traction than candidate Cruz. Mercer obviously appearing to want self-interested influence with both candidates.
According to recent reports, the extraordinarily wealthy influence agent, Robert Mercer, currently owes the IRS somewhere between $6 billion and $10 billion dollars. From a position of motive inquiry, if he can help purchase a White House victory for either candidate, obviously the scales could be tipped in his favor.
However, as noted, not long after funding the political committee, the Super-PAC then came under the guidance of Glenn Beck’s friend and business partner David Barton.
Barton (pictured right) now appears to run “KtP1” in addition to being Co-Chair for Beck’s Mercury One charity.
But the Mercer influence didn’t just stop with the KtP organization.
The billionaire also purchased a controlling stake in Breitbart.Com, an organization who then began promoting a years’ long poll of presidential candidates.
Unknown throughout most of 2015 – in the background for the poll data was actually a secondary Mercer enterprise, Cambridge Analytica.
Cambridge Analytica is a rather spooky enterprise consisting of a massive data-mining operation collecting the information of Breitbart.Com poll users. This data was then organized, packaged and used for social media micro-targeting and Ted Cruz campaign donation requests.
It is from the Cambridge Analytica data that millions of targeted GOP voters are inundated with Ted Cruz campaign donor requests.
In essence, from all outward appearances, Robert Mercer used his financing to create a massive data set which targeted voters and then, Mercer (via Cambridge Analytica) sells the data to the Ted Cruz campaign via KtP the Super-PAC he funded. See example FEC filing.
The purchases of Cambridge Analytica data (Mercer) are made by KtP1 (Barton) using funds from Mercer. It’s a money circle with the benefactor of the KtP1 data being the Ted Cruz campaign. By all appearances the financial exchanges are circular.
By funding the Super-PAC KtP, and by using the cover of Cambridge Analytica, Mercer avoids having connection and curious eyes upon his (self-interest) motives.
Which brings us to Waterloo Iowa this weekend. Where Glenn Beck is scheduled to appear with Ted Cruz for an endorsement, and KtP is putting on a campaign event with Robert Mercer and Glenn Beck’s guy, David Barton, paying for it.
WATERLOO — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will return to Waterloo for a rally on Saturday night.
The event, hosted by the Keep the Promise political action committee that is supporting Cruz, will also feature radio personality Glenn Beck, Cruz national co-chairs Steve King and Bob Vander Plaats, and conservative author David Barton. (link)
Glenn Beck has a history of influencing Senator Ted Cruz and by all appearances becomes rather unstable when his personal associations with Cruz are tested. Last year Glenn Beck felt he did not get enough attention from Ted Cruz and a group of conservative leaders including Sarah Palin during a DC rally against the Iran Deal.
During his Iran Rally meltdown Glenn Beck lashed out at Sarah Palin calling her “a clown”. – Full Story–
But 2015 wasn’t the only Beck meltdown surrounding Ted Cruz. Beck demanded Cruz attend a Mercury One charity event in Texas (July 2014) where he was passing out “Soccer Balls and Teddy Bears” to illegal aliens from South America.
The overall border welcome event was met with quite a bit of controversy at the time and led to Beck’s counterpart Dana Loesch attacking various people who disagreed with the overall premise of the event.
An example of the ridiculous pettiness was Beck’s media enterprise even attacked American Thinker’s Thomas Lifson just because Lifson allowed a counter position article showcasing the illogical and counter-intuitive notion of welcoming Illegal Aliens.
Using religion to promote their political enterprises David Barton, Glenn Beck and Raphael Cruz present a very narrow prism that turns off many voters. It was something we warned about long before the primary season heated up.
Proselytizing as an electoral strategy is divisive because it eventually creates supporters who will ridicule and marginalize their political opponents from a position of questioning their faith.
Religion, faith and the expressions therein, is a profoundly personal issue for most voters and not something that should be used as a weapon to marginalize political opponents. It also turns people off very quickly; which, in this authors opinion, is exactly what’s happening right now.
Glenn Beck seeing his influence -yet again- limited to a very narrow audience, has begun to lash out in every direction. Hence, he’s going back to a traditional track record of highly unstable behavior.
Unfortunately for Ted Cruz, the Senator and presidential candidate has enmeshed himself with Beck to such a degree there is no way to escape him.
Mr. Glenn Beck will continue to circle the drain of irrelevance, make very consequential enemies, and promote an air of intense polarization for his candidate Senator Ted Cruz.
Yes, there is a profound irony in the venue for this latest meltdown, Waterloo Iowa.
….Glenn Beck is indeed Senator Ted Cruz’s Waterloo !