Schmuck of the Month!
Sen. Jesse Helms
Jesse Helms, a 5-term Republican Senator from the great (sorta) state
of North Carolina, has been a thorn in the side of any progressive legislation
to cross the Senate floor for the last three decades! He consistently
votes against any legislation that benefits minority groups in any way,
opting instead to be an unapologetic whore for tobacco and big business.
Mr. Helms claims to be a good Christian, and is willing to Love His Neighbor
as long as his neighbor isn't black, homosexual, poor, Hispanic, agnostic,
Hindu, Jewish, liberal, or smarter than he is! That leaves about
10 people, not including those he forgives as long as they're willing to
line his pockets and/or re-re-re-re-re-election coffers! Mr Helms
is such an outstanding schmuck that he even subscribes to the ultra-reactionary
ultra-Christian and completely unfounded and stupid idea that only a total
idiot could believe: that AIDS is God's cure for homosexuality! "We've
got to have some common sense about a disease transmitted by people deliberately
engaging in unnatural acts (NY Times, 7/5/95)." Never mind that
heterosexuals are contracting the disease three times more often.
(Of course, he could also be referring to the disease of "stupidity" contracted
through the "unnatural act" of voting for such a complete schmuck.)
Such a combination of hate and bigotry in someone who claims to love Christ
is not uncommon, but twice as scary when you consider this man keeps getting
re-elected! So this month's Schmuck of the Month award goes not only
to the sick old man known as Jesse Helms, but all his moronic constituents
who vote for him robotically every 6 years!
Helms, Anus of the Nation
Jesse Helms radio spots
Jesse Helms Death