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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, a North Carolina Republican who became an icon to conservatives, died Friday at age 86, the Jesse Helms Center said.

Helms once said his job was to derail the freight train of liberalism.

Conservatives admired him for his opposition to abortion and what he called "indecent art," while liberals accused him of using race as a wedge issue to defeat black opponents.

The Jesse Helms Center, a private foundation in Wingate, North Carolina, announced on its Web site that Helms died at 1:15 a.m. Friday in Raleigh.

"Helms helped broaden the party to include religious conservatives and people who drank not just Chablis but sweet tea, and who drove not just BMWs but pickup trucks," the paper wrote when he announced he was going to retire.

"In doing so, Helms played a pivotal role in moving the Republican Party to the right -- changing the GOP from the party of Gerald Ford and Nelson Rockefeller to the party of Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich."

When the GOP was the majority party in the Senate, Helms was chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee, consistently moving U.S. policy toward the right, especially regarding the United Nations and Cuba. Helms was known as "Senator No" for his staunch opposition to an array of liberal causes, including affirmative action, arts funding, * rights and a federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"The destruction of this country can be pinpointed in terms of its beginnings to the time that our political leadership turned to socialism," Helms said in an editorial at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, according to The Associated Press.

"They didn't call it socialism, of course. It was given deceptive names and adorned with fancy slogans. We heard about New Deals, and Fair Deals and New Frontiers and the Great Society."

Helms was accused of race-baiting throughout his career.

"To rob the Negro of his reputation of thinking through a problem in his own fashion is about the same as trying to pretend that he doesn't have a natural instinct for rhythm and for singing and dancing," he wrote in 1956, according to the AP.
I doubt he's famous abroad, but Jesse Helms was a real force of nature for a very long time.  He used to make me embarrassed to live in North Carolina.  While I'm not glad to see him go, I did loathe everything he stood for... so I can't really say I'm all that sorry either.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 07:29:58 pm »
He got pwnt by the epic deity of not being a fuckhead.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 08:06:33 pm »
Jesse Helms once bet he could make a black senator cry by singing a song about how good life was when slavery was allowed.  He's largely responsible for the US' failure to ratify Kyoto and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.  He also blamed gays for proliferating AIDS and has been known to say things like: "The Negro cannot count forever on the kind of restraint that's thus far left him free to clog the streets, disrupt traffic, and interfere with other men's rights." and "Crime rates and irresponsibility among Negroes are a fact of life which must be faced."

Actually he was a real bastard.  Why the people of North Carolina elected him five times in a row is something I will never understand.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008, 08:59:40 pm »
Because people hate niggers, it's that simple.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008, 01:14:37 am »
As M.C. Hawking says: Why won't Jesse Helms just hurry up and die?

And there we have it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008, 03:45:45 pm »
I couldn't stand Helms. He also made me embarrassed to live in NC while he was in office. Complete and utter asshole. NC is far, far too conservative, but its slowly getting better.

I wouldn't wish anyone dead, but I sure as hell am glad he no longer represents our state.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008, 11:53:47 pm »
Says a lot about the state if you ask me.  Good riddance. *spit*
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008, 11:55:15 pm »
It says our state still hold on to old fashion values that are really shitty :(
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008, 11:56:42 pm »
It's ok, he's dead now.. shh.. he's dead now.  Now you can all stop hating black people. (not you) ((i think))
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008, 07:24:33 am »
Who?

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2008, 12:10:37 pm »
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"The destruction of this country can be pinpointed in terms of its beginnings to the time that our political leadership turned to socialism," Helms said in an editorial at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, according to The Associated Press.

"They didn't call it socialism, of course. It was given deceptive names and adorned with fancy slogans. We heard about New Deals, and Fair Deals and New Frontiers and the Great Society."
well, he wasn't wrong.
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Re: Jesse Helms: Derailing liberal freight trains in heaven now
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 07:45:07 am »
He used to make me embarrassed to live in North Carolina.  While I'm not glad to see him go, I did loathe everything he stood for... so I can't really say I'm all that sorry either.

Substitute Minnesota for N.C. and that's how I felt when Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash in 2002.
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Re: Jesse Helms: Derailing liberal freight trains in heaven now
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2008, 12:02:03 am »
Substitute Minnesota for N.C. and that's how I felt when Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash in 2002.

I didn't realize that Paul Wellstone was a racist homophobe.

Anyways good ol' Helms is probably in hell right now sucking on Reagan's shit stained cock. :)