Senator Thom Tillis is fast becoming a huge disappointment. I, like many other conservatives, voted for a champion to do battle with the progressives in Washington D.C. What we are getting is something completely different. Here is an excerpt from an op-ed published in the Charlotte Observer:
What the vast majority of Americans want now is for both parties to cast aside their petty partisan differences in order to deliver solutions that benefit the nation.
Well, I did vote for gridlock. The simple fact is Democrats never compromise their principles while Republicans do it all the time. And look at what Senator Tillis is proposing. That looks like a progressive wish list to me. The man is a fool if he seriously believes Democrats are going to help provide regulatory relief.
Senator Tillis even adopts the vernacular of Democrats by evoking progress numerous times in his op-ed.
Republicans are in power and have the potential to deliver historic results – but only if we work together with the Democrats who also want to see progress. We owe it to the American people to set aside the areas where our ideology may prevent progress, and find common ground where there are plenty of opportunities to produce good results. It is time for Republicans to step up and lead.
If I wanted to work with Democrats, I would have voted for a Democrat. Senator Tillis is right about one thing: conservatives primary RINO’s. See you next election cycle Senator.