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House Speaker spinning further out of control

More evidence this morning that North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis is not faring well under the pressure of the job and the heat he’s taking for last week’s Midnight Madness session.

First, the man take the extraordinarily strange and undisciplined step of attacking the mainstream media and hurling the rather bizarre epithet “roadkill” just because he doesn’t like the coverage of his unprecedented actions against public school teachers. 

Now, this morning, Tillis sent out a tweet in which he said the following:

“With 66% of all fourth graders not proficient in reading in NC, who believes spending more money on the status quo is the right answer?”

Uh, excuse us Thom, but exactly how is slashing state spending on education so that we’re 49th in the country (i.e. as your budget did) going to help this problem? Is making sure that class sizes are not out of control, or that teachers can have a planning period or that our poorer rural and urban schools aren’t staffed exclusively with newbie teachers “spending more money on the status quo“?

Clearly. Tillis is feeling the stress of the job. How else to explain such transparently dumb public statements just hours apart?  

Conservatives had better hope that Tillis’s advisors get him under control soon, lest he really become unhinged. Meanwhile, his political opponents are probably hoping that someone puts a microphone in the man’s face as often as possible.  

 

 

 

2 Comments


  1. Katy Munger

    January 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I have visions of him listening to this song night and day as he searches for a way out of the mess he has landed our state in: http://youtu.be/ZUatnbaNfEo

  2. david esmay

    January 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I hope he hears the version by Alexis (Richard) Arquette from the ” Wedding Singer”.

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