I’ll tell you something … the very first political contribution I ever made in my life was to Jesse Helms. When I was a kid, I sent $10 to Jesse Helms, ’cause they were beating up on him, they were coming after him hard and I thought it wasn’t right, and at the time my allowance was 50 cents a week. I am willing to venture a guess that I may have been Jesse Helms’ single largest donor as a percentage of annual income.
We need 100 more like Jesse Helms.
~ Senator Ted Cruz speaking to the conservative Heritage Foundation, invoking the name of ultra-conservative ex-KKK member and late Senator Jesse Helms (R, NC)
Ted Cruz's adoration of Jesse Helms clearly proves that the Tea Party is a sick, racist enterprise.— lloyd (@Art_Guy1) September 13, 2013
If we just had a few more bigoted racists like Jessie Helms and Ted Cruz in the senate we could repeal the emancipation proclamation!— Rick S (@gratepool) September 13, 2013
Ted Cruz' scorched-earth tactics are doing more harm to his own party than any senator since Jesse Helms. http://t.co/I16bkP3xM4— Salon.com (@Salon) September 12, 2013
What .@tedcruz needs to know is that Jesse Helms wouldn't have pissed on him if his heart was on fire.— HoneyBearKelly (@HBK112) September 11, 2013
BREAKING: New racist Rodeo Clown spotted in TX. UPDATE: The clown has been identified as "Senator Ted Cruz". #UniteBlue— blue meanie (@RealBlueMeanie) September 13, 2013
Ted Cruz seems to be auditioning for the Grand Imperial Wizard position of the KKK.— lloyd (@Art_Guy1) September 13, 2013