Thom Tillis won his NC primary last night and will face incumbent Senator Kay Hagen in the fall. He's really quite despicable.
here’s what Tillis told a group of voters in 2011:
“What we have to do is find a way to divide and conquer the people who are on assistance. We have to show respect for that woman who has cerebral palsy and had no choice in her condition, that needs help and we should help. And we need to get those folks to look down at these people who choose to get into a condition that makes them dependent on the government and say, ‘At some point you’re on your own. We may end up taking care of those babies, but we’re not taking care of you.’Chris Matthews points out “The goal here politically is to get the sick people to attack the poor people.”
As Greg Sargent writes,
Tillis not only opposed the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, which would have expanded coverage to 500,000 people he would represent; he also boasted in an ad that he was personallyresponsible for stopping that outcome “cold.” Tillis and North Carolina Republicans alsodramatically slashed unemployment benefits, which, in the words of one national observer, turned help for the jobless into a ”thinner safety net than it has been in decades.”
Tillis has heaped contempt on those protesting such policies, arguing: “What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers.”This is an obvious example of the Republican meme of "deserving" vs "undeserving". Deserving, in Republican code, means angry white people with medicare and social security: "us". Undeserving means people of color in cities, immigrants, and others who may be on welfare, need foodstamps, or unemployment: "them".
It is deeply offensive, not to mention, anti-Christian.
What on earth is wrong with North Carolina?