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A 100 More Jessie Helms? Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's Constituency? Racists and the 'Dumb' and 'Dumber'
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wishes there were ‘100 more’ people like the late Senator Jessie Helms in the U.S. Senate today.
Many, that support Cruz, agree.
" U.S. Senator Jesse Helms felt that LGBT Americans were "weak, morally sick wretches," and AIDS education was "obscene" and "revolting." Helms hated blacks and made no apology for his feelings. And some Americans kept sending him back to the U.S. Senate to represent them.
Not that this bigotry was an obstacle to Helm's ascendance in the Republican Party. No. Not the Grand Old Party.
The Helms approach was crude—it relied, almost exclusively, on race- and gay-baiting—but it worked. You can draw a fairly straight line from Helms to Karl Rove, who tamed and adapted the approach for a national audience.
The same goes for the Helms and the Tea Party, which shares his deep hostility to government—with fanatical opposition to spending on nearly everything but benefits for themselves—and international cooperation."
Sen. Ted Cruz sees how successful Helms was and wants to emulate him.
Apparently, Cruz and his supporters want more racists to join the ranks of Congress.
There's always a constituency for people like Rep. Ted Cruz. Unfortunately, those people are always the dumbest among us.
Jonestown comes to mind. Jim Jones held power over the weak-minded as well.
Cruz isn't 'dumb' himself. Actually, he's quite smart and knows how to exploit those that support him.
Cruz, like Limbaugh and Beck, is filled with hatred for those not like him.
So how is it that he's receiving so much media attention?
Maybe we're still amazed that someone so bigoted can be elected to public office in this day and age.
What does this say about those voters that vote for this type of hate? Ted Cruz is a hater and people voted for him. Wow!