Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The two faces of Thom (Tillis, NC Senate)
beaufortobserver.net ^ | 5/1/14 | Brant Clifton

Posted on 05/02/2014 5:20:54 AM PDT by cotton1706

The Daily Haymaker documents Thom Tillis' speaking out of both sides of his mouth, so to speak. It's not news—we've been saying it for months—but the Haymaker dots the "i's" and crosses the "t's": Hollywood gave us "The Three Faces of Eve." This year, the GOP establishment is trying to force-feed us a real stinker called "The Two Faces of Thom."

Americans have a real respect for flexibility when it comes to athletes and, um, cheerleaders. In politicians? Not so much. Today, the shih-tzu gives us a pretty good look at how flexible state House speaker Thom Tillis has been in his positions on the issues:

• On the federal health care law, the House under Tillis' leadership advanced HB 115 in 2011 to create a state-based insurance exchange as a way to "protect state-based authority." The effort died in the Senate, and two years later, lawmakers approved a measure to reject any ties to "Obamacare."

• On Common Core, Tillis said recently in a Senate debate that he supports a repeal of the national education standards, which are loathed by some conservatives who consider them an intrusion into local decision-making. But in 2011, the House approved Senate Bill 479 to direct the state to participate in Common Core.

Adding to the suspicion on this issue? Tillis appointed — and keeps in place — pro-Common Core legislator Linda Johnson as House Education Committee chairman. He's been endorsed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and The US Chamber of Commerce — two HUGE cheerleaders for Common Core.

(Excerpt) Read more at beaufortobserver.net ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Primary is Tuesday!

Greg Brannon for Senate!

1 posted on 05/02/2014 5:20:54 AM PDT by cotton1706
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson