North Carolina Republican: 'We Have To Divide And Conquer' Those On Public Assistance

Thom Tillis won his primary last night, and will take on Senator Kay Hagan in November. As this video from 2011 shows, though, he intends to wage more war on the poor, if elected.

In this clip Tillis is seen speaking to a group of Republicans on the need to get those with a physical disability, such as a woman with cerebral palsy, to turn on and look down at those who “choose to get into a condition that makes them dependent on the government.”

"At some point, you’re on your own. We may end up taking care of those babies, but we're not going to take care of you."

Naturally, Tillis doesn't just talk this talk, but actively pursues these type of policies, as he brags in a campaign ad of personally "stopping cold" Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. Or in another for dramatically scaling back unemployment insurance in that state when Pat McCrory was elected Governor.

As Ed Gilgore at Washington Monthly notes:

What a nasty, nasty piece of work. And this is the “Republican Establishment” candidate for the Senate. Tells you a lot about them, eh?


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