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Showing posts with label Jesse Helms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jesse Helms. Show all posts

Monday, December 9, 2013

Rand Paul: A Sham Politician! Do Not Extend Unemployment Payments

We at the TPI find the following politician the perfect example of what happens when progressives and intelligent independents fail to vote. In 2010, the Koch bothers, Dick Armey, Karl Rove , Freedom Works and others on the Right, leveraged the election of Barack Obama as president to flood the voting places with angst filled voters. 


The net result was a House of Representatives laden with weird, whacked-out politicians bent of dismantling the US Government.  Rand Paul, as a Tea Party mis-carriage in the Senate, is the prototypical example of which we speak. He has as much substance as Jello (tm) and he is equally wishy-washy when pressed for cogent answers to question. Since, we know he fails to properly manager the writing of his books nor does he accomplish even a yeoman's job of tweaking his plagiarized speeches, a recent speech in Detroit, Michigan, should not surprise us at all. 

We seriously question his judgment in continuing to show-up in forums spewing libertarian "all we should do is cut taxes." garbage.  Paradigms are tough things as they tend to lay a blanket over one's mentality and anchors in place to avoid tweaking or adjustment.  What is it about Rand Paul's thinking processes that lead to "dumb" decisions to face audiences with preaching that fails to meet the test of rational thought?  He went to Howard University and had the gall to attempt to deflect from GOP bigotry, racism and anti-civil rights dogma without regard for audience intellect and knowledge. The old argument about how the GOP was Lincoln's party and southern governors fought desegregation were Democrats is as stale as an old toupee that should be replaced. The students at Howard also know of Ronald Reagan's former southern strategy (still deploy with each general election), Jesse Helms, Trent Lott, Strum Thurman, and systemic anti-civil rights paradigm of his party (the GOP). How crass, less than intelligent and frankly evidence of an inclination to deceive? If we add another dynamic of some whites who feel they are inherently more intelligent than black people, could Paul have been guilty of a form of conferred privilege that can across as deceptive?  Of course, with his issues with plagiarism, Paul's tendency to deceive is as sold as granite.

Rand Paul: Unemployment benefits program is a ‘disservice’ to black workers (via Raw Story )
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said that he opposed extending a program to for emergency unemployment benefits because it did a “disservice” to African-American workers. During an interview on Fox News Sunday to hype Paul’s “Economic Freedom…


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ted Cruz In The Shadow Of Jesse Helms

Terry Knauss, his artistry and his prose - guest submission

Tracy Knauss

DEMOCRACY'S JUDAS, SEN. TED CRUZ — How's that Republican "outreach" program to women, minorities and gays going? Not so well. Red state legislatures continue to deny women's reproductive rights. And Republican Supreme Court justices just gutted the Voting Rights Act placing new obstacles in the path to the voting booth. And now Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is doing his best to kill any progress made by the RNC to extend the hand of fellowship to non-Republicans. 

Cruz, unapologetically extols the virtues of Jesse Helms, one of the most bigoted, racist elected officials in modern history. Helms, upon seeing the first black woman senator, began whistling "Dixie", telling his consort he was going to continue until she cried. Speaking at a fund raiser hosted by the Heritage Foundation, Cruz declared, "We need 100 more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate." Helms led a 16-day filibuster to prevent approval of the MLK federal holiday. And he vehemently opposed civil rights, voting rights, gay rights and women's reproductive rights. He even opposed AIDS research and treatment programs. 

Senator Cruz, who's running for president in 2016, is committed to the same causes as Helms. And like Helms, Cruz strives to "purify" the Republican party, purging it of moderates. 

Anyone interested in the future of our nation should keep an eye on Senator Ted Cruz because he represents the antithesis of a dedicated public servant. Share this with your friends because Cruz represents the worst of America's ugly underbelly. A person who wants to be president to spread hate and fear for his personal gain. 

A monster in the purist Helms tradition.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ted Cruz, Jesse Helms, GOP And Rachel Maddow

We posted a few hours ago an Al Sharpton segment related to Ted Cruz's "stake-out" as the chief and supreme racist of the US Senate. In one stage performance,  Cruz has carved a niche in the US Senate from which most tend to hide and others may find abhorrent. Cruz placed an identity on the GOP via his male Metro-sexual proclamations regarding former Senator Jesse Helms. 

One can only speculate Jeff Sessions is happy to have one who is younger and almost as brazen as a younger Sessions.  Years ago Sessions lost-out on a US District Court Judge appointment due to his track record of public comment that were Jeff Sessions racist (ABC News linked). It has been reported Sessions was turned down as a prospect for nomination to the SCOTUS in a previous administration. Cruz has been elected to the US Senate and is paradigmed with some of the most oppressive social views in modern times. 

Mediaite also reported on Cruz's "confession."


Maddow could barely contain how unbelievably stunned and just a little pissed off she was at Cruz suggesting that the Senate could use a hundred more people like a man who was whistling Dixie just to make his black colleague cry.
Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

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More on Ted Cruz's Senate Hero: Jeff Sessions linked.

We at the TPI are ecstatic Ted Cruz has branded his political party.  The Texas Senator often has the words "rising star" of the GOP.  A few months ago the rising star was Marco Rubio.  We might have observed Cruz as a model of a party that has for decades attempted to mask its true grit with lies and mind altering demagoguery.  What better model could Reince  Priebus's party have than the eight-month Senator from the Great State of Texas? 

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Cruz Places An Identity Stamp On The GOP!

For the love and memory of Jesse Helms.......

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are both tea party darlings. The newly elected US Senators have a few of things in common:
1.) They are both inclined towards anti-civil rights legislation and equal rights for all. 
2.) They are very delusional to the point of absurd. 
3.) Both are from the "new south" (same as the old south).  
4.) Each knows "white privilege", relishes it and both are committed to life as it was pre-Civil Rights Movement. (Paul is a convenient racist and Cruz an obvious segregationist).  
Rand Paul is well-known for uncontrolled drivel which generally leaves his oratory tied in knots and filled with incoherence. Ted Cruz on the other side of zany has been known for brash in-your-face tea party oratory with a cutting edge.  As the two move towards 2016, they are expanding their fiefdom opportunities with pure and bloody red meat for their writhing (small) hordes of conservative low information voters.  It is unfortunate, but many of those same voters are relics of a by-gone era or the socially  deprived and brainwashed offspring of Momma and  Papa dinosaur. 

Paul and Cruz as speakers for Capitol Hill "defund Obamacare" event.  Looks a bit sparsely attended.

Tea party activists gather on the Capitol grounds on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, to press their case for defunding
 the Affordable Care Act (WSJ Photo by Allison Prang)
Both Paul and Cruz gave rousing speech appearances at the event. Despite Pat Robertson's delusional rally cry of thousands headed to Washington DC., Cruz, Paul and Mike Lee energized a few hundred die-hard teapublicans.  The crowd size may have been of little significance; cameras provided enough impetus for their tired branding chant of "de fund Obamacare."   The refrain is almost as effective in the long run as the Civil War Confederate Army's rebel yell. 

Ted Cruz via his typical quirky style must have decided to take his rhetoric to another level.  He has clearly decided to dispense his Dr. Jekyl Mr. Hyde by-day-by night persona for a fully charged "Freddy Kruger slash em 24/7" campaign model.  After a mere eight months in the US Senate, Cruz has declared the distinction of top Senate racist.  He has even out paced the all time and long running racist and sexist Jeff Sessions of the Great State of Alabama. The Texas Senator turned former Senator Trent Lott's ill fated public oozing over the retiring Senator Strum Thurmond into a mere gnat-like irritation.  He fired off what amounted a full libido-driven diatribe of wishing the US Senate was seated with 100 members like Jesse Helms.  Helms needs no introductions.  I would be hard-pressed to deny the prospect Helms was not a secret Grand Poopa in his region's Ku Klux Klan.  A thought we do not often level without serious forethought; especially towards a member of the Congress.

While MSNBC hosts covered Cruz's deeply personal revelation, we are posting a segment from Al Sharpton's Politics Nation. 

As a matter of representation in his district, the inevitable question comes to mind.  Does Cruz's publicly proclaimed level if affinity for racism serve you well?  He has effectively admitted he will not serve as a representative of African-Americans in his district.  Is his district solely made-up of whites?  If he longs for the ghost of Jesse Helms, it isn't much of a leap to find he also will not serve other minority constituents as a full representative.  Ultimately, and even though it is far too late based on his six year term, are people in his district best served by an admitted worshiper of one of the nation's must avowed racist senators.
Lest we forget others in the GOP.    We await comment from that proud group on "black conservatives" who would boldly proclaim a lack of understanding when faced with 96% African-American support the nations progressive party. We await comment from Reince "voter suppression" Priebus, RNC Chair.  Will the color blind Bobby Jindal dare position himself opposite Cruz's turf: appealing to the overt racist and white supremacist in the GOP? How will "the rotund one" from New Jersey  play against  an opponent who has staked his social claim and vision for the GOP?  Santorum can shelve his "Blah People"  almost code.    Newt Gingrich can now move his rhetoric from janitor high school kids and food stamp sloganeering to full fledged race baiting demagoguery.  Of course, he must wait for now as he is employed by Fox News Jr.: CNN. 
Yes, after eight and one half months in the US Senate, Cruz has staked his claim and spoken his vision for the GOP.   We await reaction from GOP leadership.  If there is not reaction, is it possible the party finds Cruz's wish palatable  Even George W. Bush worked to rid the US Senate of Trent Lott after his Strum Thurman accolades.  Will the New GOP allow Cruz to identity stamp the party, or will the party react. We suspect the party will not react. ....AND THE BAND PLAYS ON....