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Jesse Helms Rises From The Dead?

We’ve known S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) is a moron for some time. But he has an unimpeachable pro-taxpayer, pro-liberty voting record – so we’ve generally tolerated his intellectual incuriosity. Having said that it was only a matter of time before Bright said something truly ridiculous in his U.S. Senate…

We’ve known S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) is a moron for some time. But he has an unimpeachable pro-taxpayer, pro-liberty voting record – so we’ve generally tolerated his intellectual incuriosity.

Having said that it was only a matter of time before Bright said something truly ridiculous in his U.S. Senate bid (you know, the campaign he claims Jesus Christ personally told him to launch).

Well guess what …

“If you elect me to the Senate, you will think Jesse Helms has rose from the dead,” Bright told the Associated Press.

Wait … what?

For those of you unfamiliar with Jesse Helms, he was a former segregationist Democrat from North Carolina who became a Republican when it served his political ambitions. During his thirty years in the U.S. Senate from 1973-2003 Helms was best known as a racist and a homophobe – not to mention a global interventionist of the first order. He supported the Patriot Act, the War in Iraq, the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and voted “aye” on numerous deficit-busting budget proposals.

Not exactly a limited government conservative, huh …

And while Helms had more of a backbone on fiscal issues than most of his GOP colleagues, his pro-taxpayer advocacy was wildly inconsistent – usually based more on personal grudges than any allegiance to the free market.

And while he detested “foreign aid,” Helms made a career for himself picking winners and losers overseas with our money. In Chile, he supported dictator Augusto Pinochet – who launched the “Caravan of Death” following his 1973 coup d’etat. In El Salvador, Helms supported Roberto “Blowtorch Bob” D’Aubuisson Arrieta – a mass murderer/ torturer who derived his nickname from his favorite interrogation device.

Of course Helms refused to disavow D’Aubuisson – even when confronted with evidence of his tortuous depravity.

“All I know is that D’Aubuisson is a free enterprise man and deeply religious,” Helms said.

Wait … a “free enterprise man?”

This from Helms – who was a supporter of the 1989 Savings and Loan bailout which cost American taxpayers an estimated $175 billion over the course of the next decade. Speaking of pouring tax money down the drain, Helms was also a vigorous proponent of America’s failed “War on Drugs” as well as its ongoing economic embargo against Cuba. In fact he was the father of a wasteful Cuban propaganda boondoggle which continues to this day …

Is this really the ideology Bright wants to resurrect?

We certainly hope not …

Jesse Helms discriminatory brand of sanctimonious moralizing and selective taxpayer advocacy is one reason the Republican Party is dying a slow and agonizing death right now. If Bright weren’t such a dim bulb, he would recognize he needs to repudiate “Republicans” like Helms – not vow to carry on their legacy.

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33 comments

Smirks September 23, 2013 at 11:59 am Reply
sweepin September 23, 2013 at 12:08 pm

It’s hard to fix stupid, but to do it twice in one week is almost impossible!

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snickering September 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Yeah, Cruz said we needed 100 more Jesse Helms. The story was picked up by most Left Wing Media Groups.

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Cicero September 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Canadian Ted Cruz (LIAR-TX) is a huge fan of the “sanctimonious moralizing and selective taxpayer advocacy” of Jesse Helms. Where’s the article on Cruz?

(FWIW, I for once agree with your assessment of a GOPer. Helms was a sum of all the worst parts of Republican politics.)

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Elfego September 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

So Helms is sort of like Vance Shitem!

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Scooter September 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I miss Jesse.

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? September 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm

It is very difficult to save someone from their own stupidity.

Knocking them unconscious is the only sure fire way to do so.

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Tunes'n'News September 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Has rose? Done risen y’all, he meant.

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This just in . . . September 23, 2013 at 1:27 pm

In Poll About Debt-Ceiling Crisis, Americans Totally Excited About New iPhone

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — In a poll taken over the weekend about the looming debt-ceiling crisis and government shutdown, most Americans said that they were totally excited about the new iPhone 5s.

When asked about the prospect of a debt-ceiling logjam leading to a downgrade of the U.S. economy, seventy-two per cent of those surveyed said that the new iPhone looks like the most awesome iPhone yet.

Questioned about the disastrous impact of the U.S. government defaulting on the nation’s debt, sixty-five per cent agreed with the statement, “I can’t believe I waited on line all Friday for the 5s and they told me they’re sold out until October.”

On the topic of whether the debt-ceiling crisis could plunge the world economy into the most apocalyptic catastrophe since the financial meltdown of 2008, Americans were deeply divided over which color iPhone they would choose, but agreed that all of them looked amazing.

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Sam September 23, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Lee Bright is a psychopathic, dangerous animal.

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CNSYD September 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Votes for Bright mean less votes for Mace. Therefore Sic Willie must protect Mace.

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Crooner September 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I used to wonder how our friends to the north could continue to vote to elect a bigoted racist like Helms. Until I moved to the lowcountry and learned about John Graham Altman.

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Moses September 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I haven’t heard of or from Altman in a few years. Hopefully he’s dead. He was conceived when Lucifer raped Jezebel. He is from another world.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm

TBG thinks you are being to hard on Jesse Helms. While he had many flaws, TBG would gladly support him if he rose from the dead and ran against Miss Lindsey.

Scratch that, he doesn’t have to rise from the dead, TGB would vote for his corpse against Grahajm.

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CorruptionInColumbia September 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

So would I, TBG. For that matter, that pile of dog shit in my front yard would get my vote over Lindsey, any day of the week.

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Walter-White September 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Bright would have loved Mendel Rivers.

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Thomas September 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

You could say the Democrat Party’s discriminatory brand of sanctimonious moralizing and selective taxpayer advocacy is destroying America. When Russia is on the Right of Democrats in banning homosexuality special rights, marriage, the basic acceptance of their nasty sexual proclivities that violate their human essence and reason. When Unions blast the Affordable Care Act, saying the overhaul of the health-care system known as Obamacare is pushing employers to reduce full-time workers to avoid new health insurance mandates. They also say the law will gut long-established benefit plans won through hard-fought collective bargaining. Where surveys suggest millions of young people will balk at signing up for Obamacare once they learn of the high cost of premiums and the least-reported downside of many coverage plans — the high deductible levels that must first be paid before insurance kicks in… you have a sanctimonious moralizing and selective taxpayer advocacy which is the Democrat Party. See Chicago gun violence, Syrian foreign policy, 2016 Presidential front runners.

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shifty henry September 23, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Shifty doesn’t approve of the “flash card” headers…..

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 24, 2013 at 9:46 pm

TBG enthusiastically approves third person comments…

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nitrat September 23, 2013 at 3:45 pm

“All I know is that D’Aubuisson is a free enterprise man and deeply religious,” Helms said.

Jesse sounds like a loyal member of The Fellowship/The Family/C Street.

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Thomas September 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm

When Russia is to the right of the Democrat Party’s recognizing special homosexual rights that never existed in human history giving encouragment to violate their bodies with their sexual proclivities against nature and reason, it is the discriminatory brand of sanctimonious moralizing from the Democrat Party that is out of touch with basic human reason exposing bigotry against 10,000 years of human development. When collective bargaining labor unions have blasted the Affordable Care Act, saying the overhaul of the health-care system known as Obamacare is pushing employers to reduce full-time workers to avoid new health insurance mandates. They also say the law will gut long-established benefit plans won through hard-fought collective bargaining. Where surveys suggest millions of young people will balk at signing up for Obamacare once they learn of the high cost of premiums and the least-reported downside of many coverage plans — the high deductible (tax) levels that must first be paid before insurance kicks in, it is the discriminatory brand of sanctimonious moralizing and selective taxpayer advocacy from the Democrat Party that is out of touch with basic human needs. When a Democrat President and 2016 Democrat Presidential frontrunner embark on foreign policies that fail to protect basic and fundamental human rights, it is the discriminatory brand of sanctimonious moralizing and selective taxpayer advocacy from the Democrat Party that is out of touch with basic social and criminal justice.

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malcolmkyle September 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm

William F. Buckley was for the legalized regulation of all drugs.

Here is a short excerpt from a statement he gave In 1995, to the New York Bar Association:

“I HAVE spared you, even as I spared myself, an arithmetical consummation of my inquiry, but the data here cited instruct us that the cost of the drug war is many times more painful, in all its manifestations, than would be the licensing of drugs combined with intensive education of non-users and intensive education designed to warn those who experiment with drugs. We have seen a substantial reduction in the use of tobacco over the last thirty years, and this is not because tobacco became illegal but because a sentient community began, in substantial numbers, to apprehend the high cost of tobacco to human health, even as, we can assume, a growing number of Americans desist from practicing unsafe sex and using polluted needles in this age of AIDS. If 80 million Americans can experiment with drugs and resist addiction using information publicly available, we can reasonably hope that approximately the same number would resist the temptation to purchase such drugs even if they were available at a federal drugstore at the mere cost of production.”

William F. Buckley—”Why Drugs Should Be Legal”

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dangdude September 23, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Low blow fits…the deceased are easy targets for condemnation…how can they defend themselves?…unlike you or me Sen. Helms served his country in battle during WWII and even adopted a handicapped kid with CP..sheesh! Who hasn’t made mistake? Let’s not sully the memory of a great, deceased American to score a few political points for Ms. Mace…

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venk September 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Too bad the Citadel isn’t all male…It isn’t the same school any more…It has lost its core identity….How many all female colleges are there? How many all male colleges are there on the US?

Does Ms Mace support compelling all-female colleges to admit men?

Would she sue Hollings College? Smith? Wesley?

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Uncle Remus September 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Old Jessie was a great guy and represented us well. We would love to see him back in the Senate. Not sure who is making all of the fuss . . .

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Soft Sigh from Hell September 23, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I regret that Jesse did not live a few months more . . . to see a black man elected president. Ol’ Jesse would have keeled over apoplectic.

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Cope101 September 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

So, you love Bright’s voting record, but feel the need to bash him over “intellectual incuriosity”?

Oh, that’s right… Mace worked for Fitsnews. Gotta support the home team

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Manray September 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

Helms “was a former segregationist Democrat from North Carolina who became a Republican when it served his political ambitions.” Wasn’t that true of all the Dems become Repubs of that era — including the racist hypocrite Strom Thurmond? Aren’t the current crop of Southern Repubs just their descendants? It seems Nixon’s Southern Strategy worked. It worked to allow the Repubs to take over the south and become a permanent minority party — much like the antebellum Dems. History has flip-flopped.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 24, 2013 at 11:43 am

Ol’ Strom had deep roots in the black community…

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Jan September 24, 2013 at 10:52 am

Republicans like Senator Bright actually give me hope the country will one day return to sanity. As the Republican party becomes more and more the party of racist old white men and their Stepford Wives, more and more people will realize they do not represent the America we want to live in.

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Albert Traego September 24, 2013 at 11:55 am

Pretty sure this is like Sanford saying he would govern like Autaturk. He later clarified, without all that killing stuff.

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Jan September 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt said that he has a “deep regret” for helping to create a “freak show” wing of the Republican party, Politico reports.

Said Schmidt: “For the last couple of years, we’ve had this wing of the party running roughshod over the rest of the party. Tossing out terms like RINO saying we’re going to purge, you know, the moderates out of the party. We’ve lost five U.S. Senate seats over the last two election cycles. And fundamentally we need Republicans, whether they’re running for president, whether they’re in the leadership of the Congress, to stand up against a lot of this asininity.”

Maybe reality is beginning to set in for some Republicans.

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Citizen Loring September 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

We need him now. He eviscerated liberals, over and over again.

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