One of Ted Cruz’s Opponents Just Called Him out Over 1 Thing No One Else Is Talking About

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is seeking to siphon evangelical voters from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, by revealing the senator’s inconsistencies in his faith.

Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, said tax records show that Cruz tithed less than 1 percent of his income to his church. Cruz and Huckabee are Southern Baptists, and that denomination’s doctrine states members are to tithe 10 percent of their income.

The tax returns are from Cruz’s 2012 senate race. According to Huckabee in one interview, “Cruz contributed less than 1 percent of his income to charity between 2006 and 2010 – a far cry from the 10 percent most evangelical leaders believe the Bible demands.” Huckabee said the amount given to his church demonstrates Cruz’s priorities in his life.


“I just think it’s hard to say God is first in your life if He’s last in your budget,” Huckabee said. “If I can’t trust God with a dime out of each dollar that I earn, then I’m not sure how I can tell Him that I trust him with my whole life.”

He said tithing demonstrates a person’s spiritual place . . .

Huckabee launched an attack on Cruz earlier in the week when he criticized the Tea Party favorite for meeting with New York gay hotel owners early in his campaign while stating he is against gay marriage. Huckabee’s criticism came after Cruz attacked “New York values” in criticizing leading GOP presidential rival Donald Trump. (Read more from “One of Ted Cruz’s Opponents Just Called Him out Over 1 Thing No One Else Is Talking About” HERE)

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  • Paul

    You know, the democraps are laughing so hard at the republican party right now for their stupidity. The dems don’t have to do anything but watch the repubs destroy themselves trying to reach the top spot. I like Huckabee but I think it is a cheap shot. If you can’t stand on your own beliefs and present your plan of action, you should drop out and go home. The people are sick of government, their corruptions and the way they are destroying our nation. There is sufficient evidence out there to focus on, instead of bashing each other.

    • mikecnj

      really dude, it’s a “campaign”

      • mikecnj

        and, what’s sooo cheap abt Huckabee pointing out FACTS

        • SteveMacko

          It’s a cheap shot. 0bama was elected to the Senate on cheap shots and to the Presidency on cheap shots and not his policy positions, and now we are suffering. Notice that NO ONE is debating Cruz on policy or trying to tear him down on his positions. It’s all a Goldman-Sachs loan that he inadvertently left off one form, but included on other forms. It’s about how much he gave to his church. It’s about just because his parents were US citizens and he was born abroad is he a “natural born citizen?”
          I am not hearing that Cruz gave thousands of campaign contributions to Democrats in the past, or that he used to be avowedly pro-choice, or he used to be for gun control, or he used to be for amnesty, or he used to be for socialised health care, or he used to boldly state that Bill Clinton was a great President, or that until recently he used to describe himself as a Demcorat. If that were Cruz, then you should agree with me that he should not be President, right? Oh wait. I just described Donald Trump.

          • MikefromNC

            Amen for the third time!

          • kteissere

            AMEN! Steve.

          • Brian Artzberger

            Trump is still for socialized medicine. He just said so on 60 Minutes this week!

          • Nancy of NJ

            Trumps “history and heavy finanial support for Democrats such as Hillary, H Reid, Charles Rangel, Anthony Weiner, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry (agaist Bush)… are not being talked about by the lame-stream press and hidden from the public unless we expose him for who he is. Just follow the money and you will know where the deep-rooted loyality of Trump is! He is a “johnny come lately” Republican but putting a red Trump hat and tie on doesn’t make him a Republican that supports the principles of the core Republican voters. Just exactly what will Trump do for the people hurting because due to the Obama policies, endless regulations, law-breaking Ex. Orders and most important, he total lack of concer for our National Security and future existence as a Republic? Trump actually endorsed much of Obama’s social agenda, Obama Care, funding of Planned Parenthood (said he personally doens’t support abortions but would not block women from getting them.) Uses Emient Domain for his business ventures instead of urgent cmmunity needs it was meant to be for. Fact is, Trump is “NOT a conservative” and no one should believe it when he says that. Google Trump and know who he really is before you consider him as your candidate! I say the same for the others too. Be an informed voter before you go into the booth, not afterwards when you might regret it!

          • ArmyCombatVet

            For your misguided information Cruz father was still a Cuban citizen when he was born which according to our founders changes things, along with Ted being born in Canada while his mother had dual citizenship which is why he was born there and she was on the vote rolls in Canada! The fact that she claimed she didn’t vote doesn’t matter. Ted isn’t so free of controversy, just look at his voting record and his wife’s Goldman-Saks connection and loans! Everyone in the race has their price except one who can’t be bought………….starts with a “T”!

          • SteveMacko

            So if Cruz is the Republican nominee, I can expect you to vote for Hillary or Sanders in protest?
            As for being bought, we all have a price, and it isn’t always measured in dollars. Don’t let Trump’s constant reminder of his personal wealth fool you.
            Finally, what is the controversy of Cruz’s wife’s Goldman-Saks connection and loans? It sounds like the same controversy of Donald Trump and his bad hair. Goldman-Sachs is a bank. Banks lend money. People typically borrow money from banks. That includes Donald Trump, who borrows money frequently and on at least 4 occasions, stuck his creditors by filing bankruptcy. At least Cruz pays his creditors back and has not filed for bankruptcy protection.

          • ArmyCombatVet

            Actually Trump filed for re-organization, a common practice in the world of big business, it’s not bankruptcy, got it! Trump owns at least 50 corporations along with golf courses across the world. The Taj Mahal deal in Atlantic City was do to a lack of support as promised by the city which reneged on their promise! Little people like you have no understanding about the inner working of large corporations and the risk/benefit issues involved. I’d like you to approach Trump and tell him to his face that he is a crooked businessman….good luck with that, he is orders of magnitude smarter than you. As far as Goldman -Saks is concerned they buy favors with politicians by donating money to the politicians of their choice at extremely favorable rates for favors in return. How do I know this, I have built and sold two
            international companies and am heavily
            involved in investment funds. So don’t talk to me about Trumps fully disclosed business dealing while Mrs. Cruz worked for Goldman-Saks, no inside deal there I’m sure!

            As far as who I would vote for, that’s personal but I will never vote for a criminal, a socialist or a communist, which is all the democrats ever offer. How’s that for a hint! It gets personal with me as a combat vet who worked his way the old fashioned way…..went to a great university after the military educated myself both there and in the real world making my money the old fashioned way, I earned it! The marked difference between you and I and everyone running for the former White House is I actually served my country during wartime and paid my dues the hard way, I’ll leave it at that!

          • SteveMacko

            Bankruptcy is bankruptcy. Got it? I don’t care what kind of happy face you put on it, like calling a garbage man a Sanitation Engineer. Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. Creditors lost money because of Trump filing bankruptcy. Just like if you file for Chapter 13 as an individual.

          • ArmyCombatVet

            How many companies have you owned? There is a marked difference between reorganization and a true bankruptcy. Since you are not privy to the facts surrounding the four out of over fifty businesses owned by Trump, how about you get in Trump’s face about it big man! My brother is a retired Judge, a strict constitutionalist and a veteran, he has ruled on bankruptcy petitions as well as reorganizations and the final outcomes are quite different. Reorganization being the lessor outcome which allows the business to continue to function.

            So this begs the question, are you a garbage man or a sanitation engineer? One other thing, as opposed to you, I built two international companies and dealt with the unknown outcomes and the need to remain viable making some tough decisions along the way. As a veteran I got zero help from the government seeking the low interest loans we thought were available and we carried debt, went through the process and reconciled over time. Trump did basically the same thing but on much bigger scale than I!

            I haven’t come to terms with who I’m voting for though I consider myself a conservative and my choice well, that’s mine! There is dirty laundry everywhere, some of it is stained beyond repair and from my world view the very worst exists with the Communist party, the real name for the democratic party, though many of the GOP crooks are not far behind. In every instance the people, dumbed down to a point of no return, are the real losers! The senate majority leader and the supposed new speaker of the house are total and complete sellouts working for the illegal occupant soiling our White House and driving our debt off the cliff of no return! Among these snakes treason has no bounds!

          • SteveMacko

            Rant all you want. Trump declared bankruptcy not once, not twice, not three times, but four times and stuck his creditors. He may not have erased his debt, but it still cost his creditors.

          • ArmyCombatVet

            I don’t rant, I state facts unfortunately you can’t deal with another point of view but I would put my business knowledge and success against yours any day and I did this following the letter of the law in business. Trump did the same so don’t get in my face little man! What have you ever done for our nation, hmm? The bank that Ted’s wife works for gave money to the Cruz campaign, investors money, a rather large donation. Yea, Goldman-Saks, a real upstanding above board operation! How many investors have they stiffed over the years! There are no lily white players in politics and Cruz was not born on US soil, nor was he born on a military base hospital outside of America, the offspring of a service member, he was a natural born Canadian citizen and disavowed his Canadian citizenship to run for the White House, convenient! He was a dual citizen, born in one, residing in another and subject to divided loyalties. As a Senator from Texas he took an oath to the Constitution while he was a dual citizen, birthed in Canada still a citizen thereof by birth and a citizen of Texas, dual loyalties until he claimed to disavow his Canadian citizenship to run for the White House? A conundrum for sure an not easily litigated!

          • SteveMacko

            Little man??? Previously I was Big man. Make up your mind, Sparky.

          • ArmyCombatVet

            The confusion comes from the fact that I’m not convinced you are a man but at least you have your cadre of yes “people” kissing your nether region! What’s the matter, are you having an identity crisis, did I insult your gender identity issues? At least I put my life on the line for my country and you? Let me guess, as they say no guts, no glory. How about you just comment to your little cheerleaders below, you know your mini fan club, I have better things to do with my time, bye!

          • SteveMacko

            Damn. I would have settled on being a middle man.
            You are really an angry person.

          • ArmyCombatVet

            Little man………big talk!

          • SteveMacko

            So you are saying you are a little man who talks big. Got it.
            Now get out of your parents’ basement and get a job, Sparky.

          • ArmyCombatVet

            Your obviously very familiar with inhabiting a basement which explains your familiarity with living in one! Now put your doll down and stop sucking your thumb, it’s not becoming!

          • SteveMacko

            I want to let you know that I have read almost none of your posts. I skimmed them, and stopped right after I saw your juvenile, high school-esq name calling and left it at that. Good day sir. And don’t forget to turn off the computer before bedtime. Your parents worked hard to pay for the electricity to run it.

          • ArmyCombatVet

            Juvenile, name calling. Let me guess you were looking in the mirror when you thought of those! And don’t bother responding, your little man cry baby responses no longer interest me! Left far better men than you on the field of battle! You wouldn’t have lasted a day! Your post will now automatically be sent to my IED file and properly destroyed! No need to skim, your DOA!

          • SteveMacko

            Take your meds and leave me alone, stalker.

        • bobthebeefman

          Facts? Does Cruz support traditional marriage or not? Is “gay marriage” one of his “top three priorities”? No. So what?
          Huckabee is attacking the only proven, true Constitutional conservative in the race.

          • MikefromNC

            Amen, again.

          • C-CS

            Right On!!!
            C-CS

          • klesb

            How can you say that he is a Constitutional conservative when Cruz, in his heart of heart, knows he does not meet the Constitution’s birth eligibility requirement. Oh, but he supports a lot of the other parts of our Constitution?

          • SteveMacko

            Yes he does meet the Constitutional requirements. Also note that all those people who are now trying to sue Ted Cruz, none of them have standing to sue and their suits will all eventually be dismissed. Some of them may even be sanctioned for filing frivolous law suits. They were filed for the sole purpose that they are trying to distract and draw votes away from Cruz in the primaries. They were only filed now because it is so close to the Iowa Caucus and Cruz pulled ahead of Trump in the polls.
            So what the plan is, Trump, the Establishment, and the media will continue to say Cruz “Has been sued by multiple people” over his ability to run. People will take that to mean that he is ineligible and not vote for him. Then, when the elections are over the suits are all dismissed, we will know that the Birther issue 2.0 was just another distraction by the Establishment. Then it will be too late.

            As an aside, there were several lawsuits filed against 0bama on the Birther Issue. EVERY single one was dismissed.

    • MikefromNC

      Amen.

    • Linda

      Proverbs says there are 7 things God hates. One of those is those who sow discord among the .brethren.
      I love Huck, but this is between Cruz & God.

  • mikecnj

    NO tithing : wife works for Goldman Sachs : Gets campaign “loan” from same
    (you try that and see what happens) : cozies up to queer businesses IN NYC .

    • MikefromNC

      “Cozies up”? Really?
      You do realize that the President is President for ALL people, right? Even idiots. Think about it.

      • mikecnj

        Shouldnt be so hard on yourself : nobody here thinks your less than whole

  • SteveMacko

    Huckabee’s still running? Who knew?

  • bobthebeefman

    Huckabee is a Progressive, opportunist.
    Would I like to see Cruz giving 10% or more? Sure. But Huckabee is lying about “what the Bible demands”. Giving is a matter of faith and of the heart. Paul admonishes us to “not give grudgingly or under COMPULSION”. That’s the New Testament, Christian standard.
    Huckabee’s income is considerably more than mine and he gives a little over 10%. So what? I’ve given over 20% for years. Does that mean Huckabee is “not as good a Christian” as I? No, but his disingenuous attack ads might be evidence of that.

    • kteissere

      Spot on Bob.

  • StridentConservative

    What a sleaze ball. Huckabee, that is.

  • MikefromNC

    Cruz is the ONLY conservative with any chance to win. I like Huckabee as a man, but he’s been irrelevant for about 15 years. Everybody, except him, knows that. And he wasn’t conservative when he was relevant.
    Cruz is a once in generations candidate, and he is exactly what the country needs right now. A brilliant, courageous, CONSTITUTION respecting, God fearing conservative. And he is the ONLY one running.

  • kteissere

    So Huckabee, does bringing out something like this make you feel better? This sounds like something Trump would bring up. Shame on you.

  • bbb

    If Cruz tithed 1% of his “income” – campaign donations mostly – he would be crawling into the bunk D’Souza vacated in prison. The Pharisees said Jesus wasn’t in line with his religion, either. Always a critic no matter what century, eh? Of all the candidates I find Cruz has voted the Bible and supported Christian rights and fought the Democrat crime organization more than anyone in the Senate.

  • Linda

    I certainly believe in putting your money where your mouth is, however, none of us are perfect yet. Let him that is without sin cast the first stone. It is possible Cruz could have given to those in need that were not offered a tax deduction. I like Huck but for this time, Cruz is the one I’m rooting for.

  • reggiec

    So Huckabee is attacking the only true Conservative that can probably defeat Trump when Trump’s past begins to see the light of day.
    One of Trump’s statements that blasted him out of any consideration as the GOP candidate by me has very serious consequences.

    Trump stated that his older sister who is a judge on the 3rd circuit appeals court would make a fine Supreme Court Justice. You know the one that is pro-partial birth abortion in her rulings.

    Too many people do not realize how long after a president leaves office that their appointments continue to affect our nation.

    Look at Obama’s appointments for an example.

    I do not believe that Trump would appoint any TRUE Conservatives to the federal court system; based on his long association with liberal causes.

  • Red Fred

    I think Huck needs to mind his own business. After all the shenanigans he pulled in Arkansas, like signing up for a wedding registry after years of being married in order to accept gifts. Although I’m certain Huck claims every penny he gives, not everyone puts their tithes on their tax forms to get a break. If you take into consideration the tax break, Huckabee probably isn’t tithing 10 percent either.

  • Melissa Ortiz

    Oh, please. Not everyone greedily demands tax credit for their obedience to God.

  • Nancy of NJ

    As a Baptist also, I would say that Gov. Huckabee knows better. Tithing is a personal things between the individual and the Lord, not between the Gov. and the Senator! It is NONE of the Gov. business nor should it be! I could point out things that I differ in beliefs or actions with the Gov. and why I am not supporting him but I won’t. The Gov. has a right to his beliefs, as does the Senator and myself. I won’t be supporting the Gov. for some of those differences but I will be supporting the Senator because he’s the candidate that most fits my positions on what is best for America.. Restoring the Constitution which would protect my rights, liberties, freedoms and even my religious beliefs. My advice to the Gov. is run on your own merits and allow the rest to do the same. Being of the same Baptist denomination doesn’t give you the right to intrude into Cruz decisions in his faith. Neither men are running for the deacon board of their local church, they are running for President! I HATE all the personal attacks and respect Cruz for trying to stay out of that and sticking to talking about the issues that concern the voters.. Restoring our Republic by restoring the Constitutional laws we were founded on! Getting big-brother out of micro-managing every aspect of our lives, reverse the way the current POTUS has endangered our national security (starting w/securing the borders) and get America back to the government where “we the people” are heard and listened too. Time to end the “establishment rule from both parties in DC” acting like they are an “Elitist Ruling Class and we are their servants and obligated to finance all of their give-aways to buy votes! The “establisment ruling class” know Cruz will work to end their power grab and wealth buiding at our expense, Trump will not. This is why for me, I’m supporting CRUZ for President 2016, the only true conservative running!

    • mikecnj

      Wrong. Tithing isnt a “personal” thing.

  • Carol

    you gotta love it when Rinos point out stupid things about someone else when they back yard is filled with illegals and corruption…lol

  • Brian Artzberger

    How much did the other candidates “tithe” Mr Huckabee? Anyone claiming to be a Christian with biblical values should be giving 10% to his or her church. Huck, why don’t you call out Trump on this same point?

  • gene613

    Huckabee and others should consider that Cruz (as has my entire family)has stated that his charitable contributions will not be found on his income tax form,as he does not seek a “credit” from the US government when he is fulfilling a Biblical commandment.Any “benefit “to accrue from charity will not, and shouldnot be in this life>Huckabee and his ilk should consider the prohibition against carrying tales (particularly,when there is no proof of their veracity).

  • Bob Trower

    Well it is because of religion that Mit Romney isn’t President. And no one brought the fact that Mit donates about 30% of his income to charities and religion. Come on Huck. You are grasping at straws.
    Regardless as to how much Cruz gives or doesn’t give to his religion or anything else, he is a good man. A true patriot that dearly loves America and would like to help get America back to what a glorious place it was before Clinton and Obama.