Let’s travel back in time to our junior senator’s April visit to Tucker Carlson’s show:
Our junior US senator was Tucker Carlson’s victim Monday night. And the Fox host sat there for most of the segment in utter disbelief — like we often do at this site — at the utter bullshit and nonsense pouring out of this charlatan’s mouth.
Carlson introduced Tillis as opposing the wall, which the senator quickly, um, “corrected”:
“I don’t oppose the wall. I oppose putting a 30-foot structure on top of a 30,000 foot steep cliff. I oppose taking down two fences separated by an all-weather road that border patrol patrols in California that’s working.
I oppose things that people on the ground think are not in their best interests and those are the folks that go out and put on the bullet proof vests every day and actually have to protect the border, who tell me the wall in certain places makes sense but intelligence, reconnaissance and other resources make sense elsewhere […]
What’s “working” in California? Here’s an immigration official from just last year saying we might as well surrender on guarding the border. Here’s something about border patrol agents enthusiastically backing Trump during last year’s campaign. You know, when he was promising to build a wall.
Since then, he’s been booted from the amnesty sell-out talks for — get this — being mealy-mouthed and disingenuous. Now comes The Charlotte Observer editorial board baffled by the bull-crap spewing from the man from
Florida, Tennessee, Cornelius Huntersville’s mouth:
Legislating is the art of finding bearable compromise – or at least it used to be before polarization made giving an inch a sign of political weakness. But a proposal this week that would trade the well-being of millions of young immigrants for a multi-billion dollar border wall is a bad compromise for most everyone not named Donald Trump.
The president wants his wall, now with a price tag of at least $18 billion, in exchange for allowing DACA immigrants who were brought here by undocumented parents to stay. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who met with Trump last week, says the president won’t sign any compromise that doesn’t include it. “I really encouraged him to remain steadfast in his position,” Tillis said in an interview Sunday on FOX News, and Republicans are expected to offer a more formal deal as early as Tuesday.
But the wall Tillis backed Sunday is an impractical and inefficient use of the public’s money. Who says so? Thom Tillis, last April.
“We need to recognize that a continuous wall from one end of our Southern border to the other is neither feasible nor effective,” Tillis said in a post on his web site. “It’s basic geology. A 20-foot wall on a 3,000-foot sheer cliff will not stop human crossings or drug trafficking, and neither will a 20-foot wall on the Rio Grande River, where the winding river and soft soil make construction extremely difficult and expensive.”