For sixteen long days, even with the senate majority against him, in 1983, he filibustered the bill making Dr King's birthday a national holiday. “ Dr. King’s action-oriented Marxism is not compatible with the concepts of this country,” said Helms. Even fellow racist Senator Strom Thurmond came around on the King Holiday. Not Senator No....and some humorous anecdotes slip through the S.C.U.M.GOP/media complex:
Which invites the question: where's the Democrat's Senator Helms? Where's the anti-war Helms who'll filibuster for what he or she believes?
Sunday, July 06, 2008
one fewer elitist prick
Good stuff on Jesse Helms at firedoglake [update: especially this broadcast by Laura Flanders:
Posted by Matt Christie at 10:44 AM