Skip to comments.The two faces of Thom (Tillis, NC Senate)
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 newswe've been saying it for monthsbut 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.
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Greg Brannon for Senate!