Cui Bono In the Limp-Dick Presidency

Dem. Rep. Cuellar: WH Called Me For Speaking Out against President | National Review Online

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?

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.

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