Saturday, July 05, 2008

Former Republican Sen. Jesse Helms Dies At 86

Booker Rising offers their thoughts on the death of the former Republican member of the US Senate. He died yesterday aged 86 and had been out of the Senate since 2003...
Until yesterday, I thought dude was already dead. Anyway, I was never a Jesse Helms fan, whose conservatism was racialized and exclusive. I'm definitely in the Jack Kemp conservative school of racial equality, democratizing capitalism, etc. My conservative uncle yesterday said he wasn't a Helms fan. "He was old-school conservative, with that racist outlook. Not my guy", said Unc.
More about Jesse Helms from the LA Times' Top of the Ticket blog and another perspective from Jack & Jill Politics.

1 comment:

Mike Licht said...

The late senator deserves a fitting memorial. See

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