February 1, 2016
For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. ~Luke 6:43-44
The Iowa Secretary of State, Paul Pate, has now called out the Ted Cruz campaign for falsely representing IOWA ELECTION LAW, in their campaign, "shaming letter." "Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the roll of my office, and worse misrepresents Iowa election law." he stated in a Des Moines press release. [Link] On Saturday, Paul Pate rebuked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s controversial use of a mailer to encourage turnout at the Feb. 1 caucuses.
Tom Hinkeldey, a resident of Alta, Iowa, tweeted a photo (which was later deleted because it included his personal address) on Friday evening of a mailer Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign sent addressed to his wife, Steffany. The mailer was a large card printed to look like a manila envelope on one side and was labeled in all capital letters, "ELECTION ALERT," "VOTER VIOLATION," "PUBLIC RECORD," and "FURTHER ACTION NEEDED."
Basically what the Cruz campaign did was send a letter out to Iowa caucus voters misrepresenting voters as being in violation of Iowa voter laws via how many times they've voted or failed to vote. Here's the letter his campaign sent:
It states at the top left of the letter that it was paid for by Cruz for President. The title is VOTING VIOLATION, which doesn't exist in Iowa, or any other state as far as I know. It also states:
You are receiving this election notice because of low expected turnout in your area. Your individual voting history, as well as your neighbors' are public record. Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your scores as well. CAUCUS ON MONDAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE, and please encourage your neighbors to caucus as well. A follow-up notice may be issued following Monday's caucus.
Can you imagine the uproar had the Trump candidacy pulled a stunt like this? The media would be in a frenzy to excoriate him and his people. Megyn Kelly and Fox News would have been all over Trump like ants on sugar, but because it was Ted Cruz you hardly hear a whimper. All I hear on Fox News is guests bashing Trump, one after another. Here's Ted Cruz putting out a totally false mailer to the Iowa voters. Voters are never graded and neither does the Secretary of State maintain records regarding Iowa caucus participation.
Cambridge Analytica Involved?
It would be interesting to know if the psy-op spy group Cambridge Analytica had anything to do with this sham. Surely the people who received these letters were profiled and targeted. Remember Cambridge Analytica is owned in part by hedge fund manager, Robert Mercer. Mercer alone was the fourth largest individual donor in the 2014 cycle, according to Open Secrets. Mercer is a major financial supporter of the 2016 presidential campaign of Ted Cruz, contributing $11 million to a super PAC associated with the candidate. Cruz used Cambridge Analytica to harvest (I actually hate that word) data on tens of millions of unsuspecting Facebook users. [Link] Researchers at Cambridge University were used to gather detailed psychological profiles about the US electorate using a massive pool of mainly unwitting US Facebook users built with an online survey. [Link]
In the race to advance data-driven electioneering strategies pioneered by successive Obama campaigns, Cruz turned to Cambridge Analytica for its unparalleled offering of psychological data based on a treasure trove of Facebook "likes," allowing it to match individuals' traits with existing voter datasets, such as who owned a gun.
Analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings shows Cruz’s campaign has paid Cambridge Analytica at least $750,000 this year. The "behavioural microtargeting" company has also received around $2.5m over the past two years from conservative Super Pacs to which Mercer or members of his family have donated. Remember too that Cruz's Keep the Promise I PAC paid $500,000 to Carly Fiorina to help with this data mining agenda and create psychometric dossiers on American citizens. Carly knows NSA data collection to a "T." She was chairman of the CIA's advisory board helping the NSA to develop privacy invading spy networks on American citizens after 9/11. Hewlett Packard was the private business that supplied the government with the spy hardware and software. Carly knows everything.
In an interview with the Guardian last November, Cruz said his funding and outreach apparatus "is very much the Obama model – a data-driven, grassroots-driven campaign – and it is a reason why our campaign is steadily gathering strength." Cruz says he deeply admires the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and another president as well – and it’s not a Republican. In the interview with the Guardian, Cruz revealed that his push for the White House is based not only on the vision of Reagan, but the tactics of Barack Obama.
Cruz's admiration for the “potent” Obama election machine is so great he admits buying copies of Democratic campaign manager David Plouffe’s memoirs to hand out to his own staff during his successful 2012 Senate race. Ted Cruz has said, " There are some in the political world that vilify Barack Obama. Personally, I’ve never been one of them." [Link]
Iowa gets "harvested" every four years by these Washington political insiders. It feels like rape. After the campaigns and media pull out the night after caucuses it feels like "slam bam thank you ma'am." Cruz's dirty activities make it even more loathsome.
Cruz, however, was defiant to reporters when asked about the mailer in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday night.
"I will apologize to no one for using every tool we can to encourage Iowa voters to come out and vote," (For him of course) he said. CNN
So, Cruz lies to the people of Iowa, the Secretary of State calls him on it and Cruz says he doesn't care. Why should he, he's got Megyn Kelly, Glenn Beck and Faux News.
Can you imagine if this type of flyer were delivered to BLACKS in the SOUTH? Big Brother is watching how you vote?!?!?!?
This flyer is a threatening and intimidating act!!
I hope the voters of Iowa realize what Cruz and his campaign have perpetrated on them, and that his actions were much like Obama's only without subtlety, more like a sledgehammer. Cruz's desire to gain votes are so desperate and below the belt, I cannot imagine that people don't see through him.
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.