Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thom Tillis Is Uncomfortable with Virginia Foxx ... But Then, Aren't We All?

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Thom Tillis, that slickster with a horse to ride, is trying to distance himself from positions taken by the U.S. House Republican caucus, than whom no one is more extreme than Rep. Virginia Foxx (or, for that matter, the rest of the North Carolina delegation with an "R" after their names).

On repealing Obamacare: “Republicans have to have an answer to the when-you-repeal-it-what-are-you-replacing-it-with question,” he said. “We owe the American people a solution to the problem.”

The Tillis solution, such as it is, would be a kind of off-ramp, a deceleration zone, or a kind of (cement) parachute for those now on Obamacare (and thankful for it!), so that they don't hit the hard ground of Republican austerity with too many internal injuries. “Any repeal measure needs to be married with how do you provide a landing, or a transition, to some of those who are on Obamacare,” Tillis said. Yeah ... that'll work!

"On last year’s government shutdown, Tillis tried to make clear that he would not have supported it, but he took care not to demean the motives of the Republicans who did. 'I think what some of the members did was well-intentioned,' he said, but 'you’ve got to fund government operations.' ”

Apparently, in the Tillis lexicon, "well-intentioned" means "idiotic," but he doesn't want to offend the Virginia Foxxes of his world.

Good luck with that, dude.


Civitas Too said...

Did you see that Brant Clifton unearthed Civitas's grade of "F" for Tillis in its 2010 ratings of the General Assembly. That was before he was elected Speaker. He ain't no conservative!

Anonymous said...

Sadly for the people of North Carolina, neither Tillis or Foxx ever seem to take their stupid hat off.