Burr nails it; Tillis fails it

I'm not a member of the Richard Burr fan club, but when you're right, you're right, and Senator Burr got it right this time:

"I think it's [shutting down the federal government to de-fund Obamacare] the dumbest idea I've ever heard of," Burr said. "Listen, as long as Barack Obama is president, the Affordable Care Act is going to be law."

Tricky Thom Tillis, though, was (surprise!) evasive. After railing against Obamacare to incite his extremist base, Tillis showed that he is thoroughly unprepared to be a US Senator with his non-answer:

"It's [shutting down the federal government to de-fund Obamacare] not my decision to make but anything we could do to slow down or eliminate Obamacare would be good for the nation"

Attention Thom: You're running for the US Senate. They're asking what your position would be if it *were* your decision to make. Would you or would you not vote to shut down the government just to make a stupid ideological point?

Probed further on whether or not he agreed with Senator Burr that this is the stupidest idea ever, Thom once again punts:

"I'm going to leave that to the duly elected senators but i think [sic] we can do to stop Sen. Hagan and President Obama from creating all the uncertainty and cost that comes with Obamacare it would be a good thing"

One more time, Thom: Suppose you were (heaven forbid!) a duly elected US Senator. Would you vote to stop paying our military personnel, shut down air travel, let sick people suffer, make people go hungry and shut down schools just to show the president that you don't like him?

Answer the question, Thom.


Here's the thing...

...I think we know the answer.

Let's see a show of hands for those who think that Tillis would team up with Rubio, Cruz, Cornyn, Rand Paul, Inhofe, Vitter, Risch, Wicker, Chiesa, Thune, Enzi, Fischer, Kirk and Grassley to throw the country under the bus just to please their nut-job bankrollers.

Yeah, I thought so.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014