04 July 2008

Fare thee well, Senator Helms

Senator Jesse Helms has passed away at the age of 86. Helms was a stalwart conservative, back when there was no money in the job. He was a take-no-bullshit straight talker and the libs had a field day whenever he offered his opinion on matters of state, society, culture or history.

"It's just incredible that he would die on July 4, the same day of the Declaration of Independence and the same day that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died, and he certainly is a patriot in the mold of those great men," said former North Carolina GOP Rep. Bill Cobey, the chairman of The Jesse Helms Center in Wingate, N.C.


One of the funniest moments I remember about Jesse Helms was when he guest-starred on The McLaughlin Group. The moderator asked him about his recent heart-bypass surgery. Doctors had used an artery from a pig to replace the diseased one in Helms's chest. McLaughlin asked the question somewhat tongue-in-cheek.

Helms, without missing a beat and with dread solemnity said,"Yup - everytime I pass a pig farm, I get teared up a little."

RIP Senator Helms. The world shall not see your like again for many years to come. God bless you for taking a stand when everyone else was turning on, tuning in , and dropping out.

Here's a nice summary of the esteemed senator's career. The Heritage Foundation tribute is here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

We gots to get Oprah to run for his spot!

Anonymous said...

The same Jesse Helms who had close ties to the rightist Salvadoran death squad leader Roberto D'Aubuisson, the murderer of nuns and priests?

Jesse Helms who opposed Martin Luther King Day?

Jesse Helms who was bitterly opposed to funding of AIDS?

Jesse Helms who opposed gay rights, affirmitive action and food stamps?

Jesse Helms who, was let's say, was "indifferent" to minorities of any color.

I could go on and on, what's the point? Same call him a conservative hero. I call him a bigot. You think he would have changed after almost being a doomed passenger on KAL 007.

He can be judged in the hereafter. Good thing God is a tad more tolerate than the late senator.

"leftisthebest"

Rue St. Michel said...

Is there any other?

Show me in the constitution where it makes it illegal to be a bigot?

That's my biggest problem with the collective Left: The social engineering through the use of censorship. My god lefty, don't you see it? Don't you see that you're floundering in an Orwellian nightmare which is firmly planted in Marxist/Leninist rhetoric?

You're living 1984 and it isn't because of conservatives like Helms. He tried to steer us away from that non-sense.

Anonymous said...

"Show me in the constitution where it makes it illegal to be a bigot?"

I agree Rue-y. I would be the first in line to defend your "constitutional" right to be a bigot.

"That's my biggest problem with the collective Left: The social engineering through the use of censorship"

The use of censorship is wrong, by any side of the political spectrum. So is also attempts by the Commander-in-Chief to spy on American citizens, and limit their free speech.

"My god lefty, don't you see it? Don't you see that you're floundering in an Orwellian nightmare which is firmly planted in Marxist/Leninist rhetoric?"

I ain't floundering in anything. My feet are firmly planed on the ground for the rights of all working classes. Even right-wingers like yourself.

"leftisthebest"