I would like to point out the glaring disconnect that U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis exhibited in his assessment of the GOP presidential race (“Tillis: GOP will have time to lure swing-state voters,” Nov. 11 news article).
He said that the nominee would have the opportunity to show “ ‘they’re going to be considerate’ and ‘collaborative’ and work with Congress in formulating national policies.”
The legislators have not done this in our own state with draconian measures to prevent health care for women and the disadvantaged, denying funding for teachers, interfering with the university system and catering entirely to their conservative base!
Again, on the national stage, the final statement, “I believe a president who’s listening to the American people will work with Congress to change things,” is a false statement if you see that President Obama has a nearly 50 percent approval rating with the public and Congress has about a 10 percent rating. Who is listening to whom?