Representative Henry Cuellar (D., Texas) hasn’t been shy about speaking out against the Obama administration’s handling of the border crisis, and that apparently earned him a phone call from someone at the White House.
“Yes, I have,” Cuellar said on Fox & Friends on Wednesday when asked if he had received a talking-to. “But let me just say that I’m more concerned not about who gets angry at me at the White House; I’m more concerned about my constituents who want to find a practical solution to this question that we’re facing down there at the border.”
“Who called you?” host Brian Kilmeade asked.
“We’ll just leave it like that,” Cuellar responded.
Since I’m not a moronic TV interviewer, I tend not to take things at face value. So when I see a President who doesn’t have to worry about getting re-elected (we call them “limp dick” Presidents”) but who is facing problems for his party in a looming election, I come up with a different take more often than not, to wit:
Obama is not changing his policy on illegal immigration, which is to encourage it as much as possible.
However, by “chastising” Democrats in red states who “speak out” against that policy, he allows them to differentiate themselves from him, and thus increase their chances of reelection.
Funny how that works, isn’t it?