Strom Thurmond...Jesse Helms...Where Was the Reverence Then??

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    IM not-in-the-least HO, neither Thurmond nor Helms really deserved to have had their wrinkled up old butts parked in the Senate for anywhere near as long as they were.

    Thurmond was a segregationationist-turned-neocon, and the only thing I can recall Helms doing of any relative value is whistling Dixie when he was in an elevator with Maxine "Pickle Puss" Waters.

    While Three Martini Ted used his name to evade service in Korea, Thurmond was a Normandy vet and bona-fide ass kicker:

    Strom Thurmond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Aside from the aforementioned encounter, Helms was the longest serving elected Senator in NC, and every bit the kind of hardassed party man that the hack from Hyannis was.

    Where were the leftists in media and elsewhere when those old "loins" kicked the bucket??

    To repeat....Fuck Ted Kennedy.
     
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    Kennedy had a drinking problem and was far from perfect. That said, he was genuinely personally helpful to many people and was responsible pushing through legislation that helped Americans, including the soldiers in Iraq.

    You are free to be bitter but there are many people that are grateful for the impact he had on their lives.

    Here is a short article listing a very few of those he helped.

    How Kennedy's Legislation Helped You Today - ABC News
     
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    Strom and Jessie, more giant douchebags.
     
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    Dude, what you think is totally irrelevant to anything, so do yourself a favor and wander away somewhere and stare at a hole in the floor. Strom Thurmond was Mr. Dixiecrat, a bum, and a general all-around under-the-white-sheet racist. You don't like all this? Kiss my butt. Take it elsewhere.
     
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    Ah. there's the humanitarian liberal reverence we were looking for. Give Ringo a prize, Dude.
     
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    I have to wonder why the excessive and insane rage toward kennedy from the rightwingnuts. There's something pathologic about it.....

    but then again, they hate anyone on the left who's effective.

    Kennedy's flaws are just an excuse for them.
     
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    This could easily be turned and the exact reason nothing get done ... united my ass!
     
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    No... KENNEDY did not HELP.. Kennedy tried to have government gain in size and power to be used for supposed "help"
     
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    that's a philosophical difference, DD. most people think that things like education, health care and civil rights are pretty important.

    so whether you *think* he helped or not, he advanced his worldview... probably more than either of his brothers did.

    and thats why the unbelievable hatred from the rightwingnuts ... who can't even be respectful when someone dies.
     
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    I'd like to point out to Jill at this time I have made zero comments about the fat ton of shit's political record, and that I dispise and loathe him for his personal behavior.

    So kiddo, stop painting with that broad brush.
     

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