Aren’t Con Men Supposed to Be Likeable?
Bill Quick

Rubio Rips Cuba, Venezuela, and Useful Idiot Senator Tom Harkin

For those who loved Rubio, but then became deeply disappointed — let him remind you why you used to like him.

Yeah, yeah.  I’m sure he comes across as likeable.  Unfortunately, I still can’t trust him worth a damn, likeable or not.  And sorry, but that’s not likely to change.

You know, fool me once, your fault.  Fool me twice, my fault.


Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Aren’t Con Men Supposed to Be Likeable? — 6 Comments

  1. It’s simple. If he allowed the Ruling Class mandarins to seduce him once, he will let them seduce him again.

    I know of no exceptions to that rule. Once a politician finds one reason to give in to the arguments of the big government left, it will be easier for him to find reasons in the future.

    He rapidly reaches the point where he feels the need to appease other members of the Ruling Class far more than he needs to appease his constituents or political base. His path to greater power is to grow government, and use it for his own ends, in cooperation with other Ruling Class members of both political parties.

    He may tactically put off the left on some issues, and for a temporary period, because he knows he needs to for his own electoral prospects. But it doesn’t last. As soon as he feels secure in office, he gives in to the left again.

  2. Almost all con-artists and politicians – pardon the slight repetition, there – are “likeable”. It’s their stock-in-trade – often enough, that and a certain degree of low-grade mongrel cunning are their only real competencies.

    Take ol’ Slick Willie Clintoon, f’rinstance – you couldn’t probably meet a more affable, “likeable” fella, mano a mano or even in front of an audience. But don’t leave him alone in close proximity to a ballot box, your bank account, your wallet, your daughter or your wife – shit, maybe even your mother or quite possibly your grandmother – or you’ll quickly learn the full meaning of the title “amoral beast of prey”…

    There are passingly-rare exceptions – Rubio’s not one of them. He’s just a somewhat-less rabid version of the same beast, with a slightly different focus than ol’ Slick.