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Ted Cruz Tops GOP Field For The First Time In New Poll

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by Reddie, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Reddie

    Reddie Well-Known Member

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    The first national poll of the cycle shows Ted Cruz on top of the Republican field. According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, he has the backing of 28% Republicans nationwide, slightly ahead of Trump who gets the support of 26% Republicans.

    Trump dismissed the results claiming that he has never done well in the Wall Street Journal poll.
     
  2. Johnny Tremain

    Johnny Tremain Well-Known Member

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    I would not trust Cruz as far as I could throw him.
    He still needs to get rich--and his lips drool at higher office.
    A shill.
     
  3. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone remember how the right wing is always whining about "separation of church and State"? Evidently Cruz does not know about it:

    http://talk.hbo.com/t5/Last-Week-To...king-by-evangelical-father-Rafael/td-p/497521

    "John Oliver: all the TV talking heads have missed the 2012 sermon that Ted Cruz' father (Rafael Cruz) did in Irving, TX proclaiming that Ted was anointed "king". This is a perfect clip for your show. The following is a clip from one of the websites that covered this:

    In asermonlast year (2012) 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.link to videoof Rafael Cruz describing the "great transfer of wealth" and the role of anointed "kings" in various sectors of society, including government, who are to "bring the spoils of war to the priests".

    Rafael Cruz'dominionistsermon given August 26, 2012, at the New Beginnings Church of pastor Larry Huch, in Irving, Texas has already received considerable scrutiny due to an excellent Huffington Postcommentaryby Methodist Associate Pastor Morgan Guyton, who noted the explicitly dominionist nature of pastor Cruz' sermon, which concerned the divine mandate for believers, with anointing of "kings" in their respective spheres, to take control over all sectors of society."

    Here is another commentary on the subject:

    http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/b...is-son-anointed-bring-about-end-time-transfer

    "Cruz spoke of "Kings who are anointed to go to war, win the war, and bring the spoils of war to the priests."

    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."
     
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