North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis keeps the minority outreach juggernaut going.
State House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, said that the “traditional” voting bloc of his home state wasn’t growing like minority populations in an interview he did in 2012.
In that interview with the Carolina Business Review, Tillis, who is running to defeat incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), was asked what he thought of Hispanics not supporting Republicans.
“When you see all of these things that have transpired, what do you think about?” Carolina Business Review host Chris William asked Tillis.
In response, Tillis said that the answer had more to do with “demographics of the country.”
“If you take a look, you mentioned the Hispanic population — the African American population, there’s a number of things that our party stands for that they embrace,” Tillis said. He went on to say that Republican need to do a better job reaching out to minority voters. Tillis then said that unlike the Hispanic or black populations, which have been growing, the “traditional population of North Carolina and the United States is more or less stable.”
Tillis was referring to North Carolinians who have been in the state for a few generations, according to the state lawmaker’s campaign.
“”Traditional” North Carolinians refers to North Carolinians who have been here for a few generations,” Tillis campaign Communications Director Daniel Keylin told TPM. “A lot of the state’s recent population growth is from people who move from other states to live, work, and settle down in North Carolina. Thom Tillis for example.”
So that means there were only white people in North Carolina until Barack Obama ran for president, and they only joined the Confederacy so they could get free Groupons.