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Vander Plaats' Graft Cooked Rick Perry's Comeback
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13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
I admit. I'm still angry and settling old scores about the demise of Rick Perry's campaign. But since you're still reading...
Iowa was weird. Everyone said it when we were there. Why?
One reason: The so-called Christian leaders of the Family Leader.
This is Pastor Bob Vander Plaats' group, and if you have a subscription to Dr. Jack Wheeler's To The Point News, you read that he named Vander Plaats the "Jerk of the Week... - the schmuck, the phony "social conservative," the corrupt horse's derriere of the year - who singlehandedly caused Perry to lose the nomination because Perry told him to shove it for soliciting a bribe while Santorum said, 'Let's talk.'"
I hope South Carolina is reading this because they will decide who the Non-Romney will be. And I hope it isn't Santorum. And this is why.
Santorum bribed the preacher to gain his otherwise impossible surge.
Though Santorum did not specify the dollar amount he and Vander Plaats discussed [for the preacher's endorsement], multiple sources said he was soliciting as much as $1 million from Santorum and other candidates.
In an interview with the Des Moines Register this week, Vander Plaats said that it was his “ethical responsibility” to essentially put some money where his mouth is.
“You can’t say, ‘We endorsed you. Now see you later,’” Vander Plaats told the Iowa newspaper. “That’s not going to do a lot in the long run.”
But one long-time Iowa conservative activist told ABC News, “There is no way he could buy enough ad space in Iowa for a million dollars — couldn’t buy that much advertising in a week and a half in Iowa.”
ABC News has learned that Vander Plaats tried to solicit money for his endorsement during the last presidential cycle too.
At the time of the Vander Plaats paid endorsement, Santorum was polling at 3% in the Insider Advantage poll, and similar low figures in other polls. Rick Perry was just about to stage his comeback. He was at 16% in the Insider Advantage poll, in third place behind Romney and Paul, and Paul didn't count.
At the time, I surmised that Vander Plaats' paid $1 million endorsement of Santorum probably shouldn't matter. After all, the false apostle's group, The Family Leader, had failed to endorse anyone. But in the 24-hour Internet/cable news cycle, TV talkers and Matt Drudge made it a big deal.
The result? Perry stalled and Santorum surged.
The rest is history.
The next time you see or hear about Vander Plaats talking about a choice of conviction, or praying for guidance, remind yourself of the fall of man. In this case, at least Vander Plaats didn't sleep with a whore, he just became one.
I would stay silent if I thought Vander Plaats based his decision upon what was in his heart. Evidence points to his decision being made based upon how much was in put in his wallet.
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