R.I.P., Jesse Helms

@anniepa (27238)
United States
July 4, 2008 6:05pm CST
Former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms died today at the age of 86; it was said on the news a few moments ago that he'd probably have been pleased to have left this life on Independence Day. He was often quite a controversial figure and was known as "Senator No" by both Democrats and Republicans. Everyone here knows I'm a Democrat - at least those who know me - so I won't initiate this post with any disrespect to a man who has just passed away but I'd like to read what you think and thought of him. I think it's possible to discuss someone's legacy as a U.S. Senator without being disrespectful even if there are things you didn't agree with, so let's try to do that. Annie
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@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
5 Jul 08
You know the saying if you can't say anything nice about someone....... So I have nothing to say.
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• United States
4 Jul 08
Sadly, I don't think he'll be resting in peace. I'd imagine he's got some 'splainin' to do! Either way, I do send my condolences to those who loved him.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I think you're right and I'd also like to send my condolences to his family. Annie
@rpegan (598)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I offer my condolences to those he's left behind, but I cannot appreciate a human being that tried so hard to oppress others. He was a gay-bashing racist, and I cannot respect either aspect in a human being.
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