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  •  Charles Pierce had a good item about this ... (19+ / 0-)

    this morning:

    My man Chuck proceeded on to the issue of increasing the minimum wage. Tillis initially parried the question by arguing that the issue should be left to the states, questioning whether someone in the hills of North Carolina should be subject to the same minimum wage law as is someone "who lives in a house in Boston." (Anybody want to guess what that person in the hills would be making if the minimum wage were left to the tender mercies of the legislature in which Thom Tillis is a leader? Can you give me change for a turnip?)
    As regards the issues, there is no Republican "Establishment" any more. This is because the notion of a Republican Establishment requires that there be at least an occasional flirtation with moderation and there are no Republican moderates any more. (It also requires that there be at least an occasional flirtation with reality, but I don't expect miracles here.)  Tillis is a perfect example. Not only has he presided over a legislative body that is extreme in the legislation it passes, but Tillis himself has signed aboard the "personhood" crusade on reproductive rights, and he has resolutely stood in opposition to marriage equality. The difference between Tillis and Brannon, in terms of what their campaigns say about what they'd do if they were elected, is solely based on the theory that Brannon was so far off the wall that Tillis could be positioned by the media as being a moderate. The goalposts, by now, probably can be found on Mars.
    Read the whole thing.

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Wed May 07, 2014 at 10:12:04 AM PDT

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