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Maddow smacks down Cruz for invoking vicious racist Sen. Jesse Helms

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s assertion that what the U.S. Senate needs is 100 more people like former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, the arch-conservative race-baiting homophobe who represented his state for three decades. Cruz was appearing at right-wing think…

Ted Cruz gushes: We need 100 more like Jesse Helms in the Senate

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reached back into conservative history during a speech on Wednesday, lauding late Republican icon Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) as an example for his present-day colleagues, Mediaite reported. “The willingness to say all those crazy things is a rare, rare characteristic,” Cruz told the audience at a…

Jesse Helms, gay rights advocate? That’s what his estate says

Yes, friends, it’s a world turned upside-down, via Towleroad: Jesse Helms estate tries to recast late senator as gay rights hero. “Efforts to lift the ban were blocked by a 1993 Congressional amendment introduced by Senator Jesse Helms, Republican of North Carolina. Those who fought the law say Mr. Helms,…

The Confederate flag and the war on Christmas

Digby had a couple of interesting posts up over the weekend about the ugly, racist reaction to Obama’s win. The first was a piece about a couple in Arkansas that owns a hotel and has run up the Confederate flag where they used to have the American flag to protest…

Surely some moron out there will try to argue that it was a compliment

Of all the memories of what a vile waste of space of a human being Jesse Helms was, this detail jumps out at me the most: That he taunted Senator Carol Moseley-Braun by whistling “Dixie” at her. I think it’s because we’re so often piously told that the symbols of…

He Didn’t Like “Drumline”, Either

Despite years of whitewashing of Jesse Helms’ virulent racism, the National Review is worried that Helms will be “smeared” as a racist, in much the same way that macaroni and cheese is frequently smeared as a creamy, crunchy delight for your taste buds. I have noticed some of the smears…

Jesse Helms, you left quite a legacy

Jesse Helms has died. As a native and current resident of North Carolina, even today many people I run into outside of this state who know little about it — recognize the name Jesse Helms. He leaves a long, dark trail of professional racial bigotry (he opposed the MLK national…

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