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Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘We Need A Hundred More Like Jesse Helms’ In Senate
Mediate.com ^ | 9:28 pm, September 11th, 2013 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 09/12/2013 9:21:01 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Senator Ted Cruz spoke at an event for the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday, and amidst what was a strong foreign policy speech, Cruz got a little personal and talked about the late Republican Senator Jesse Helms, the first politician Cruz ever gave money to. Cruz touted all the “crazy things” Helms said, not as a negative, but as a positive, declaring that the Senate could use “a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate.”

Cruz recalled how he sent ten dollars to Helms when he was a kid, joking that he “may have been Jesse Helms’ single largest donor as a percentage of annual income.” He said he did it because of how much people were attacking Helms, and brought up an anecdote about how the famous actor John Wayne donated to Helms’ campaign, and Helms called him back to thank him.

“Apparently Wayne said, ‘Oh yeah, you’re that guy saying all those crazy things. We need 100 more like you.’ The willingness to say all those crazy things is a rare, rare characteristic, and you know what? It’s every bit as true now as it was then. We need a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate.”

Helms was an incredibly controversial political figure in his time, considered by many to be an unapologetic racist.

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[h/t Roll Call]


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1 posted on 09/12/2013 9:21:01 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; AllAmericanGirl44; ken5050; stephenjohnbanker; LUV W; Patty; itssme; BuckeyeTexan; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!


2 posted on 09/12/2013 9:21:49 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Senator Cruz we DO NOT have Sen Helms anymore, WE HAVE YOU! We are behind you 1000%!


3 posted on 09/12/2013 9:24:24 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SoConPubbie; All

What is lacking in today’s body politic is a philosophy that can be advanced BECAUSE of the veiled threats of doom by the opposition.

Without that “Damn the torpeodes! Full speed ahead!” philosophy, the meekest member of the opposition can turn us into sniveling, sobbing, cowards such as Boehner and McConnell.

For example, the manipulating, fear-mongering, threat of doom and gloom promoted by the supporters of Government harm to our Republic that a certain Republican action would “shutdown the Government” SHOULD be a clarion call for Republicans to shut down the Government to right the wrong that the Government is currently doing.

To not shut down the Government is to support continuation of the wrong that the Government is currently doing.

Whatever wrong is being protected by the supporters of Governmental wrong, SHOULD BE our signal that we should focus on undoing what they are trying to protect.

What is required to right the wrong is known to all Warriors: THE COURAGE OF ONE’S CONVICTIONS.

Instead, today in our sorry body politic, these are times of whimpering, timid, compromise-away-one’s-values in the false hope of achieving the equivalent of a 1960’s group hippie hug.

These are times when we wait silently for a larger than life, Warrior to swoop in on a white horse and make everything nicey-nice again.

These are times when the majority of people who vote choose politicians that promise pie-in-the-sky to them, and then these same politicians get put in charge of increasing the debt burden on our Grandchildren’s descendants.

Thus, we have a self-caused burden of a virtual cycle of debt to our descendants caused by promises that we choose to vote for.

These are the times when the obvious solution to these problems can be seen by “The Man in the Glass.”

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BTW, read below the above quoted poem for suggestions to improve one’s response-ability.

The Man in the Glass

by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934
1895-1954

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Whose judgment upon you must pass.
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the man staring back from the glass.

You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.

He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the man in the glass is your friend.

You may get what you want down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 9:25:34 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted Cruz--"It’s every bit as true now as it was then. We need a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate."

Mitt Romney--"I'm not a partisan politician. My hope is that, after this election, it will be the moderates of both parties who will control the Senate, not the Jesse Helmses."

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5 posted on 09/12/2013 9:37:40 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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To: SoConPubbie


6 posted on 09/12/2013 9:42:56 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Helms was an incredibly controversial political figure in his time, considered by many to be an unapologetic racist.

Considered by many.....yea many race mongering liberals and a$$ kissing rinos!!!! I considered him one of the few in that era with the balls to speak truth!!!

7 posted on 09/12/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: SoConPubbie
Helms was an incredibly controversial political figure in his time, considered by many to be an unapologetic racist.

The "racist" Jesse Helms once had James Meredith, the civil rights hero who integrated the University of Mississippi on his staff.

8 posted on 09/12/2013 9:49:38 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz continues to prove himself to be the real deal.
I guarantee you that most GOP members of Congress would distance themselves from Helms — let alone single him out for praise.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 9:55:41 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: rhinohunter

No hidden agenda. Cruz says what he thinks... This guy is looking better and better all the time....


10 posted on 09/12/2013 10:01:25 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hahah!!! Just waiting for the popping sound of liberal heads detonating from THIS one!!!!

Go Teddy Go....


11 posted on 09/12/2013 10:02:52 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz continues to demonstrate that he will not be intimidated into spouting the politically correct GOP-e mantra.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I think Cruz is talking about Helms' long tenure on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Much of the conflict is how that committee is voting on Syria.

Back in May the 15 to 3 vote to arm the Syrian rebels, and then most recently the 10 to 8 vote to bomb Syria.

All the experience on the committee is gone. Helms, Biden, Lugar, Kerry, Dodd.

Now you have Corker in the GOP chair and he hasn't been the Senate/on the committee very long, and just months as minority chairman.

We have a very inexperienced Congress with the big turnover in 2006, 2008, 2010.

It is foolish to let Congress make this decision, because many/most of them don't know squat about foreign policy.

13 posted on 09/12/2013 10:52:27 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: SoConPubbie

Hell yes

Send this man so money

Damn

I love this guy

FR south bashers and race baiters kiss my butt wobblies


14 posted on 09/12/2013 11:07:45 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: SoConPubbie

http://www.jessehelmscenter.org/events/jesse-helms-lecture-at-the-heritage-foundation-with-senator-ted-cruz/

HERE’S THE MAN RUNNING TO BE OUR ACTUALLY “NEXT JESSE HELMS”:

http://gregbrannon.com/

I suggest ya’ll donate if you feel so led!


15 posted on 09/12/2013 11:16:12 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: SoConPubbie

A man after my heart


16 posted on 09/12/2013 11:44:09 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Ben Ficklin

They may no longer be on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but Biden is VP and Kerry SOS. If this is what ‘experience’ gets us, I’ll pass.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 2:08:09 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (Time to go Galt!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Liberals and watered-down Republicans still can’t forgive Jesse Helms for opposing having Martin Luther King Day as a Federal Holiday, even though Helms and the late John East made a strong case on the Senate floor documenting King’s communist connections. I’m sure Cruz’s statement will shake things up.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 2:59:18 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Fiji Hill

One of McCain’s advisors apologized to Media Matters for Helms affirmative action ad.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 3:25:58 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Are you a Randy Paul fan?


20 posted on 09/12/2013 3:29:26 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Funny, Helms is branded “unapologetic racist” and the West Virginian Kleagle was praised for his long service when he finally kicked off. Thanks SoConPubbie.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 6:38:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.

[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]

Sen. Cruz Statement on Egypt (Suspend aid over anti-Muslim Brotherhood ‘coup’)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055492/posts

Ted Cruz blames Egyptian violence on Obama’s disregard for foreign aid law
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055589/posts


22 posted on 09/12/2013 6:39:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Fiji Hill

true- James Meredith had tried to get a staffer job on capitol hill and Helms was the only one to call him back and offer him a job.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 11:05:00 PM PDT by flowergirl
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