LIE is the nicest word I can come up with to describe the latest ad from the Thom Tillis reelection campaign. (It’s running every day during Rush’s show. ) Here are some samples of its claims:
- The funniest part? It plays clips of President Trump saying nice things about Tillis at a rally in Fayetteville, but the editing team had to tightly edit out the ensuing boos from the crowd. (If you listen to the ad, you can hear the “B” sound from the crowd right before the edit. (Neither “Yay!” nor “Tillis in ’20” have that “B” sound in them.) Also, let’s not forget that Susie’s man proudly endorsed Marco Rubio in 2016.
- Tillis helping to get Trump’s judges through the Senate? He got Trump to nominate Raleigh’s Tom Farr for a federal judgeship, and then left him hanging out there for the drive-bys and Round Rev to beat on for months on end. Tillis ended up cutting a deal with SC’s Tim Scott to support a black UNC professor for the judgeship — and to dump Farr.
- His opponent attacking him for supporting Trump on immigration? Garland Tucker is doing just the opposite. It seems like yesterday that Tillis was arguing with Tucker Carlson about the need for a border wall.
Oh, and this hit the paper today:
“Somebody” got The N&O footage of Tillis jumping with the Army’s Golden Knights. Not anyone can do that. It’s a privilege normally reserved for serious VIPs — like former president George HW Bush. Tillis’s current seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee likely helped him make this happen. And staging a photograph mid-jump?
THAT cost some money. And the fact that it’s done NOW sure does make it look political. (What do you want to bet this shows up in future Tillis campaign propaganda?)
Ads like the one running on Rush TRY to make TT look like he’s been conservative for us since 2014. But let’s check the record. In 2015-2016, Tillis earned a conservative rating of 47% from Heritage Action. (100% is the perfectly ideal conservative.) In 2017-2018, Tillis got a 59% rating. In 2019-2020, Tillis has a 94% rating, while Burr is stuck at 47%.
Wow. Failing grades his whole time in office EXCEPT for re-election year. This guy has voted for special treatment for illegal aliens and quotas for copyrights and trademarks. Thom Tillis loves government.
Garland Tucker is the best chance we have to correct this mistake from 2014. Don’t be stupid and fall for this Sandi Smith nonsense. She and her husband install solar panels for a living. Their livelihood depends on the solar goons — who happen to be Tillis’s good buddies. Her purpose in the race is to split the conservative vote to help Tillis slither through the primary to the general. She’s no different than Mark Harris in 2014.