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https://www.google.com/search?....tbm=nws

But who was Jesse Helms if you don't know? What set him apart? Well here are some examples


Helms' racism was unmatched on Capitol Hill. He got his political start by bashing interracial marriage and accusing
the spouse of a political opponent of dancing with a black man. As a senator, he blasted the Civil Rights Act as "the
single most dangerous piece of legislation ever introduced in the Congress" and dismissed the University of North
Carolina–Chapel Hill as "the University of Negroes and Communists." In 1983, he filibustered the 1983 effort to create
a Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday. The infamous "Hands" ad almost felt gratuitous.

And then there's this: Shortly after Carol Moseley-Braun became only the second African-American since Reconstruction to
be elected to the Senate in 1993, she got an elevator with Helms and Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. Helms began singing
the opening lines of "Dixie," and then he turned to Hatch: "I'm going to make her cry," Helms said. "I'm going to sing
'Dixie' until she cries."


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From the beginning, Helms was schooled in the political device of using race to propel white conservatives to
the polls. As news director for WRAL radio, Helms supported Willis Smith in his 1950 Senate campaign against
Frank Porter Graham, the former president of the University of North Carolina. The campaign theme was
Graham favored interracial marriages. "White people, wake up before it is too late," said one ad. "Do you want
Negroes working beside you, your wife and your daughters, in your mills and factories? Frank Graham favors
mingling of the races."

The campaign's further contribution to political notoriety was a handbill that showed Graham's wife dancing
with a black man.


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With John East and John Stennis,[168] Helms led the senatorial opposition to establishing Martin Luther King
Day as a federal holiday in 1983, attributing his opposition to two associates of King's with communist ties:
Stanley Levison and Jack O'Dell.[169] They embarked on a 16-day filibuster, which Helms broke in exchange for
a new tobacco bill


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Helms



In 1996 the Department of Justice admonished Helms's 1990 campaign for mailing 125,000 postcards to households
in predominantly African-American precincts warning them (incorrectly) that they could go to jail if they had
not updated their addresses on the electoral register since moving.[268] Helms opposed "every piece of civil
rights and affirmative action legislation" and blocked "black judges from being considered for the
bench".[263] In 1982, he voted against the extension of the Voting Rights Act.[263][263] Helms opposed busing,
supported the "racist apartheid regime of South Africa", and "for years blocked attempts by President Bill
Clinton to appoint a Black judge on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals".[263] Only when Helms's own
judicial choices were threatened with blocking did attorney Roger Gregory of Richmond, Virginia get confirmed.
Helms also tried to block the nomination of Carol Moseley Braun, the first African-American female senator,
as ambassador to New Zealand.


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Unlike other symbols of segregation -- such as Alabama's Gov. George C. Wallace and South Carolina's longtime
Sen. Strom Thurmond, who eventually recanted their opposition to racial integration -- Helms held firm. He rarely
reached out to black voters, who in the 2000 census composed nearly 25% of North Carolina's population.


http://www.latimes.com/news....?page=1


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If they knew all about Jesse Helms, would the voters Ted Cruz appeals to be less likely to vote for him?

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Ted Cruz is a delusional nutjob, and I think about 70% of the nation already knows that.

Once in a while even Harvard disappoints us all.

This is what being indoctrinated with Christianity at a young age does to people. Even law degrees cannot sometimes win out.

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Cruz is a product of Texas, even Harvard couldn't polish that stool. Canada is happy he didn't decide to live there. Just like Helms, there are plenty of bigots that will vote for him. That doesn't make him a credit to our government. It's just a shallow ploy to manipulate ignorant voters. Ted Cruz knows nothing about Jesse Helms

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Ted Cruz is far worse than the typical redneck, racist right wing politician.

He knows perfectly well that he is appealing to the lowest, most destructive, least democratic values when he makes statements like the one about Helms.

But, he is perfectly willing to make such misleading, irrational statements in order to incite irrational, violent reactions from the far right fringe, to raise money and to cement the loyalty of the right wing nuts.

If he ever actually runs for a national office he will deny all such tactics and make a strong move back to the middle in order to garner moderate votes.  

It won't work, but that is his gameplan.


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It seems that the next presidential election will be just as funny....err....fun as the last one.

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I think Ted cruz says such things not so much out of delusion but out of lust for political power
and he panders to the republican tea party base as a manifestation of that lust for political power


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The Ted Cruz fear is increasing................................

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The Ted Cruz fear is increasing................................

Sorta like the "fear" of Sarah Palin?

Yeah, that worked out real good for the GOP -- pretty much guaranteeing Obama a 2nd term.

JimmyC, what you need to try to understand (I know it's difficult but ya gotta think real hard) is that the far rightwing teaparty types who say real stupid things like your boys in Texas Cruz & Gohmert are dragging the Republican Party down to laughing stock status.

They may have a great deal of appeal to the truly ignorant masses, but thankfully that's a shrinking minority as younger peeps supplant the old folks who fondly remember Jesse Helms as their standard-bearer (with a Confederate flag on that pole).

The Repubs are still managing to hold onto some power with redistricting, voter suppression, and a SCOTUS that puts no limits on corporatate money in elections, but that House of un-American cards cannot stand much longer.

Especially when the likes of Ted Cruz is the best they have to offer.


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Anyone else smell that?
That fart smell lingers here too.


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Classic demagogue.

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The Ted Cruz fear is increasing................................

Sorta like the "fear" of Sarah Palin?

Yeah, that worked out real good for the GOP -- pretty much guaranteeing Obama a 2nd term.

JimmyC, what you need to try to understand (I know it's difficult but ya gotta think real hard) is that the far rightwing teaparty types who say real stupid things like your boys in Texas Cruz & Gohmert are dragging the Republican Party down to laughing stock status.

They may have a great deal of appeal to the truly ignorant masses, but thankfully that's a shrinking minority as younger peeps supplant the old folks who fondly remember Jesse Helms as their standard-bearer (with a Confederate flag on that pole).

The Repubs are still managing to hold onto some power with redistricting, voter suppression, and a SCOTUS that puts no limits on corporatate money in elections, but that House of un-American cards cannot stand much longer.

Especially when the likes of Ted Cruz is the best they have to offer.

'Ole Bud Drifty........................if your gonna dawg me, with the ignorant masses title, please use inane in a sentence also, and show your intellygence................. :;):

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Anyone else smell that?
That fart smell lingers here too.

It's always the denier, that's the supplier.......................... :;):
That mtnsteve air is thin, ya know.


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I thought I could get an "inane" exemption with the modified phrase truly ignorant masses, but you got a point there buddy -- your post was indeed an excellent example of inane and I apologize for leaving that out.  :(

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There it is again, that sounded like a wet one  :;):

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Never trust a fart (or a demagogue from Texas).

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I thought I could get an "inane" exemption with the modified phrase truly ignorant masses, but you got a point there buddy -- your post was indeed an excellent example of inane and I apologize for leaving that out.  :(

Thank you Drifty............................!
See peeps, libbies can be okay sometimes, they just have to be called out and taken to the woodshed. :;):


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There it is again, that sounded like a wet one  :;):

From what I hear and see, the wet ones are all in Colorado.................... ???

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The stench only gets worse as the body count goes up

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There it is again, that sounded like a wet one  :;):

From what I hear and see, the wet ones are all in Colorado.................... ???

7 dead and 600 plus unaccounted for in Colorado so far.

Pretty funny, huh JimmyC


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There it is again, that sounded like a wet one  :;):

From what I hear and see, the wet ones are all in Colorado.................... ???

7 dead and 600 plus unaccounted for in Colorado so far.

Pretty funny, huh JimmyC

What's funny about that, that's sick, shame on you.

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That's what I mean JimmyC, you've become a pathetic little fart.

You use to be funny.


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That's what I mean JimmyC, you've become a pathetic little fart.

You use to be funny.

Oh, that's what you meant.....................LOL.

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