told Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer that "most people don’t follow the legislature [NC General Assembly]. I don’t think it’s part of the daily lives of most North Carolinians.”
Judging from the polled approval ratings of the NC General Assembly under NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, the people are paying attention, and they don't like what's been happening.
When your election chances hang on hoping for the voters' obliviousness, you're not in a good place.
Tillis led the General Assembly on its quest to be the most extreme governing body in the whole country, and he now has to own it. Maybe Karl Rove and the ALEC boys can pull his chestnuts out of the fire, but it may be too late for that.