Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ted Cruz glorifies Jesse Helms and the Right's racist tendencies

Chidike Okeem, a black conservative in California, writes about Sen. Ted Cruz's recent indifferent statements about Jesse Helms. He argues that comments like this will cause Cruz and many other conservatives problems down the road.

He, writes:

A conservative who publicly opposes Obama’s policies is not courageous just for being oppositional. It’s the expected action of a conservative.What takes courage as a conservative is standing up to the extremists on the American right who create the political conditions that allowed Obama to win two straight presidential elections.

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