Cruz’n Iowa With Record Turnout…

En Garde In The Bunker

En Garde In The Bunker

As I opined yesterday: “America’s problem is both spiritual and financial, and the spiritual problem needs to be solved first. Ever since LBJ introduced the so-called Johnson Amendment in 1954 (today known as the 501(c)3 taxcode) prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates, followed by the demonic Satanist Madalyn Murray O’Hair (1963) forcing the banning of prayer and Bible study in schools, the United States has been on a downward spiral to hell in a basket. Remember that both of these decisions ultimately led to the baby-killing decision from the Warren Burger SCOTUS (Roe v Wade) in 1973 which has led directly to sodomite homosexual same-sex marriage and other perversions from the black-robed executioners known as “judges” brought in against the overwhelming will of We The People. Talk about brain-overkill!”

Well today, “all the glory belongs to God” as Ted Cruz acknowledged last night in his reaction to his victory over both Trump and Rubio in the Iowa Caucus. Back in 1964 RWR gave a speech in support of Barry Goldwater titled “A Time For Choosing” in which he stated that a future generation might express wonder that a people who had so much to lose did so little to prevent it from happening … he meant of course the downward spiral that has been going on for more than 50 years regarding the erosion of freedom and the steady dismantling of the Constitution. Perhaps the Cruz breakthrough will finally put an end to that spiral. After all, despite all the naysayers who would have God shut out of every facet of life in America, the Declaration of Independence alone has five references to God – two in the first paragraph, one in the middle, and two in the last.

As for the rest of the states, the federal constitution makes no reference to God, but the constitutions of the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New MexicoPennsylvania, Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, Iowa, Texas, and Massachusetts, and the U.S. territory Puerto Rico, do. They generally use an invocatio of “God the Almighty” or the “Supreme Ruler of the Universe”.

A new Great Awakening?

A new Great Awakening?

Additionally, “In God We Trust” illuminates our currency; the Pledge of allegiance contains “one nation, under God, indivisible”; the swearing-in of the oath of office from the president on down through both Houses of Congress includes the closing phrase, “so help me God”; and there are numerous other Godly references on Capitol Hill; so please, enough with the “separation of church and state nonsense!”

Someone had to sell the conservative message just as The Great Communicator did in the 80s rather than pander to polls, groups, etc., and that’s precisely what Ted Cruz has been doing since he arrived in the Senate, and as he did in Iowa yesterday. Finally, voter turnout for the Iowa Republican caucuses was up when compared with the count four years ago. There were more than 180,000 people at Monday’s GOP caucuses. That’s up from about 121,000 in 2012. There’s an awakening going on. You know that.

Now on to Daniel Horowitz in today’s Conservative Review …

Daniel Horowitz...

Daniel Horowitz…

“Vote for anyone but Cruz,” declared the much-vaunted Iowa establishment governor, Terry Branstad.  Between Trump, the establishment, and Fox News, they threw everything they had at him in the months preceding the 2016 Iowa Caucus.

We heard it all:  birtherism, ethanol, Goldman Sachs loans, the Palin endorsement, Cruz supposedly losing every debate, the Santorum/Huckabee sniping, the entire establishment ganging up to defeat him.  Then we were told that even if Cruz wins Iowa, a victory would only occur in the event of low turnout.  After all, the newbies will all be for Trump.  Well, Cruz won with a record turnout, projected to be near 180,000.  It also appears that Cruz will break Mike Huckabee’s previous record of the most total votes received by the caucus winner.  And he did it in an eleven-person race.

Here are some key observations from the preliminary results:

  1. From watching Fox News, one would come away with the impression that the big news of the night is “the Rubio surge.”  I’ve never seen an election in which the political class focused exclusively on the third place winner and not the actual winner of the election, especially given that the first place winner defied every single poll.  But the political class has it all wrong.  The storyline is just the opposite.  Despite the entire establishment-lane collapsing and coalescing around Rubio (Christie, Fiorina, Bush, and Kasich barely registered), they still could not beat Cruz.  While Rubio did gain some momentum, most of his votes came at the expense of other establishment candidates.
Ted Cruz the truthsayer...

Ted Cruz the truthsayer…

  1. In every election since 2012, we’ve heard the canard, “the Tea Party is dead.”  In reality, the establishment is dead.  Perception is reality in politics, and the perception is that Trump and Carson are conservative outsiders.  Even Rubio has run as a conservative outsider, publicly repudiating amnesty and disavowing any ties to the establishment.  Combined, the establishment candidates couldn’t muster more than single digits.  On the other hand, Cruz had Carson syphoning off as much as 15% in some rural strongholds, a factor that will likely diminish as the good doctor becomes a non-factor in future states. Further, Cruz won 54 counties, more than half of the counties in the state, while Rubio won just six.
  2. This election was truly historic.  A lot of people are passing around the now-iconic video of Cruz convincing an Iowa farmer of the veracity of his position on ethanol.  Nobody has ever spoken the truth about ethanol in its home state and gone on to win the election.  If we ever hope to limit government, we will need a president who is willing to both articulate the truth about government dependency and change hearts and minds.
  3. Steve King deserves a lot of credit.  He laid it out on the line for Cruz and his endorsement and organization turned out to trump all the other endorsements of the cycle.

Make no mistake about it: this was not just a huge win for Cruz, it was a momentous victory for conservatives who have been so disenfranchised for so many years. Given the expectations of the caucuses over the past few weeks, Cruz is likely to pick up tremendous momentum from this win and is very well positioned in South Carolina.  He’s even better positioned in the SEC primary, which will award over 600 delegates on March 1st. Watch for the entire political establishment to rally behind Rubio in the coming days and for the attacks to grow more vociferous this week.  But judging by the mood of the voters, they are no longer buying what the political establishment is selling.

Daniel Horowitz is Senior Editor at writer, policy analyst. Sovereignty, Security, and Society are what matters. Views are my own.


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