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Iowa Evangelical Leader: Ted Cruz Is 'A Liberal's Worst Nightmare'
CBN News ^ | Friday, August 09, 2013 10:46 AM | David Brody

Posted on 08/24/2013 8:26:04 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

In an interview you will only see on The Brody File, influential Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats, head of The Family Leader organization says that Sen. Ted Cruz, “is a liberal’s worst nightmare.”

He goes on to say that Cruz has unlimited potential to energize the GOP base.

“I haven’t seen anything like it for a long time, probably ever,” Vander Plaats tells The Brody File.

Cruz, along with Rick Santorum and Donald Trump will headline the big Family Leader event on Saturday in Iowa.

Vander Plaats, who is well liked and respected by Iowa’s evangelical community, played a huge role in helping determine Iowa’s Republican Caucus winner in 2008 and 2012. He endorsed Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Rick Santorum in 2012.

Watch the video below with a partial transcription from the interview.

Courtesy: CBN News/The Brody File

Bob Vander Plaats: I haven’t seen anything like it for a long time, probably ever.... He combines a lot of qualities of a lot of people into one package.... I believe he is a liberal’s worst nightmare.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cruz; naturalbornamerican; naturalborncanadian; naturalborncuban; tedcruz

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

 

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan

 

"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

 

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

 

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

 


1 posted on 08/24/2013 8:26:04 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; VinL; ex-snook; sport; INVAR; ejonesie22; PieterCasparzen; Colonel_Flagg; Washi; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!


2 posted on 08/24/2013 8:26:39 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I am certainly praying this man does not succumb to the same self-interests and equivocation that Marco Rubio has.


3 posted on 08/24/2013 8:27:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SoConPubbie

http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/

Help Ted Cruz by forwarding this petition viral.


4 posted on 08/24/2013 8:33:47 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Gaffer; All

Obama and Holder are publicly speaking about their ‘plan of the week’ that are just more smokescreen distractions to divert attention away from the incompetent manner Obama has handled his day job.

The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.

Commie Tyrant Obama’s current talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obama’s first 4 years in office:
* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obama’care” Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizen’s communications
* Use of Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obama’care’ Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress.

REPLACE sniveling coward Speaker Boehner with a FIGHTER!

It is time to IMPEACH Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.
_______________________

Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.

Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?

Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?

Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?

The main thing that Speaker Boehner is afraid of is being blamed for doing his job.

Speaker Boehner’s job now is to shut down the NON-ESSENTIAL parts of the US Federal Government until Obama’care’ is ABOLISHED, and keep it shut down for however long it takes.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 8:34:17 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoConPubbie
He makes the GOP-E pretty uncomfortable, too.

/johnny

6 posted on 08/24/2013 8:39:10 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SoConPubbie

Santorum and Trump as headliners.

They are probably planning to muddle things in 2016 like they did in 2012.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 8:42:57 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy
Santorum and Trump as headliners. They are probably planning to muddle things in 2016 like they did in 2012.

Yup..was going to say the same thing.

8 posted on 08/24/2013 8:45:40 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: JRandomFreeper

Heck yeah.

All FReepers should support Cruz for now.

Whatever your opinion on his possible conflict regarding natural born, he is at least as natural born as Obama.

He is also kicking butt as far as the things our side (should) be out there kicking butt about.

Support Cruz strongly, without exception right now.

We can possibly worry about finer points later.

Right now, be all in please. EVERYone.


9 posted on 08/24/2013 8:47:35 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The Cruz birthers are a very tiny, but annoying percentage of conservatives. They are meaningless in the overall outlook.

/johnny

10 posted on 08/24/2013 8:53:03 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The only two viable GOP candidates I could consider right now are Cruz or Rand Paul. If we don’t get a real good candidate, I’ll vote third party for prez.


11 posted on 08/24/2013 9:03:58 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“They are meaningless in the overall outlook.”

According to a poll taken last year, 46% of republicans don’t think Obama is eligible.

That’s what Cruz will be up against.

I’m betting he won’t run.


12 posted on 08/24/2013 9:04:13 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: SoConPubbie

He endorsed Santorum in ‘12? He’s not discerning AT ALL!


13 posted on 08/24/2013 9:05:28 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: BarnacleCenturion; JRandomFreeper
That’s what Cruz will be up against.

I’m betting he won’t run.
I'll bet your guy Rand "Amnesty" Paul is praying for that.
14 posted on 08/24/2013 9:09:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: grumpygresh
The only two viable GOP candidates I could consider right now are Cruz or Rand Paul. If we don’t get a real good candidate, I’ll vote third party for prez.

I hear you and agree with you about Senator Cruz.

On the other hand, Senator Paul has to disavow his plan to give Amnesty to 2 million Undocumented Democrats(Illegal Aliens) each and every year before I'll look at him as a viable POTUS candidate.
15 posted on 08/24/2013 9:12:04 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: JRandomFreeper; xzins; txhurl
He makes the GOP-E pretty uncomfortable, too.

Watch as the birther "purists" on FR try to take him out. They're on almost every Cruz thread. The MSM/dem complex is expecting them to do the deed, or do enough damage that he can never be a threat.

16 posted on 08/24/2013 9:12:40 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: presently no screen name

Santorum wasn’t a bad choice given the warts all over the rest of the conservatives. He clearly was a real pro-life, pro-natural family conservative.

But there weren’t any of them that would have passed a 100% pure test...or even the Ivory Soap test.

But ALL were better than Mitt Romney.


17 posted on 08/24/2013 9:16:42 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Lakeshark

They’re not real FReepers.


18 posted on 08/24/2013 9:18:03 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Lakeshark

The “natural born citizen” crowd hasn’t shown up yet.


19 posted on 08/24/2013 9:19:29 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: txhurl
They’re not real FReepers.

Correction......they're just not real smart FReepers. They're in the stupidist wing of the stupid party.

20 posted on 08/24/2013 9:21:38 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: xzins
Let's hope your skeery demeanor keeps them away.

:-)

21 posted on 08/24/2013 9:22:54 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: SoConPubbie

LMAO. You can take it to the bank that Cruz will be one of the first endorsements Rand Paul will get when he announces:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/07/29/ted_cruz_i_am_proud_to_stand_side_by_side_with_rand_paul.html


22 posted on 08/24/2013 9:26:24 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion
LMAO. You can take it to the bank that Cruz will be one of the first endorsements Rand Paul will get when he announces:

Senator Cruz doesn't seem like a man who sets his mind to something or states a position and then backs off.

I'll bet you even money that because of Rand Paul's Amnesty position, he won't support him and he will run for President.

If Rand Paul drops his Amnesty position and comes out strong for enforcement only and then gains the nomination, I'll support him.

Otherwise, he'll never get my vote.

Anyone who supports Amnesty is a Traitor!

I don't vote for traitors.
23 posted on 08/24/2013 9:29:09 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Lakeshark
Let's hope your skeery demeanor keeps them away.

How did you know I was ugly? Don't tell anyone. K?

24 posted on 08/24/2013 9:31:50 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Meaningless.

/johnny

25 posted on 08/24/2013 9:32:50 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Lakeshark
A tiny percentage of freepers. I've got a list of the most annoying and vocal. They mean less than a fart in a tornado.

/johnny

26 posted on 08/24/2013 9:36:54 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I wish you were right about that, but from observation think you are underestimating them.

It's one of the attacks the MSM is telegraphing they will use. It's one of the battle lines the MSM toadies have drawn.

27 posted on 08/24/2013 9:46:26 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: SoConPubbie
Bob Vander Plaats

The same old suspects, doing the same old things, with the almost certain same old results.

28 posted on 08/24/2013 9:48:48 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Endowed by their Creator,' not by men.)
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To: xzins
Once a candidate is declared a looser, someone always returns that he's not 100% pure. LOL!

He's a traitor - he traded what those who elected him in PA for in to 'do it for the team' and he did it again in '12. He can put the ivory up his butt and he will still have dirty hands. He protected Romney by taking the clueless conservative votes and handed them to Romney - 'their plan/the GOPe's plan' all along to PREVENT Newt from being the candidate. At the time the plan was made - they weren't sure if PALIN would run. So the plan was for - AGAINST any conservative - and Santorum was their 'useable self proclaimed' conservative. He makes my stomach turn as much as his pimp Romney.

29 posted on 08/24/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SoConPubbie

Excellent news.

The libtards are WAAYYY overdue for at least a dozen years of night sweats and nocturnal enuresis sessions!

I hope Ted has beefed up his security. These azzholes play dirty!


30 posted on 08/24/2013 10:38:10 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: SoConPubbie

CRUZ CONTROL!


31 posted on 08/24/2013 11:01:56 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: xzins

Too bad Santorum is not a fiscal Conservative.


32 posted on 08/24/2013 1:49:19 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: xzins

Too bad Santorum is not a fiscal Conservative.


33 posted on 08/24/2013 1:49:27 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: duffee

Yep. He participated in some big spending in Congress.


34 posted on 08/24/2013 1:55:36 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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