Skip to comments.Texas Democrat on CNN: White House Not Happy I Criticized Obama
Posted on 07/13/2014 7:58:50 AM PDT by mandaladon
On Wednesday of this past week, Rep. Henry Cuellar revealed to Fox & Friends that he has received some angry calls from the White House, pushing back against his criticism of the way President Barack Obama is handling the crisis on the U.S. border with Mexico. The following night, CNNs Anderson Cooper pushed Cuellar to expand on how exactly the White House expresses its displeasure with him.
I understand someone from the White House actually called you up, angry that you were criticizing the president publicly. What did they say? Cooper asked.
I thought we had a very constructive, positive conversation, Cuellar said, downplaying the angry factor. Though Obama did not choose the visit the border on his trip this week, the congressman said he still hopes he will return and visit it soon. Im not asking for anything else, come down to the boarder and just see it for yourself. If its not important, then why is he asking us for $3.7 billion of help? And I want to be supportive of the president on that funding.
Pushing Cuellar to reveal more, Cooper said, I know you dont want to say who called you from the White House, but did they yell at you? You said it was constructive dialogue. Clearly, they are not happy at you being on television talking out.
I think they are very smart. They are not going to yell at a member of congress who sits on an appropriations committee, Cuellar answered, perhaps tossing a subtle threat in the Obama administrations direction. There was no yelling, there were conversations.
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Our Glorious Leader does not like to be criticized.
When you’re a dem, you carry the water. No matter what. Your soul is gone so you have nothing to lose. You either take the talking points given you or, if you’re personally in trouble, create your own and take the heat. NEVER speak against the Kenyan. Freedom of speech is dead.
I think you are suggesting that Dem politicians are just zombies, doing what their masters tell them. They certainly vote that way.
Sounds like someone has received a chastisement from the Royal Court.
They do vote that way... and they do get prior clearance to depart from the plantation as political needs warrant. And, if they get clearance, they also sometimes arrange for the appearance of the White Hut kicking back at the wayward fellow just to make it look real.
From the royal court yes
Also hearing from his constituents from the pretzel shaped district from the border to the massively military active duty and retiree populated San Antonio a town who also elected la Raza Castro now at HUD (appointed WHILE serving as mayor)
Don’t know what cuellar is hearing From the working stiffs (the reasonable) it’s got to be interesting. To him he must be seeing first hand the disconnect the complete lack of ability to represent them
He’s a low level guy I’ll equipped for this crisis. Am sure cornyn and Perry are no help
“...come down to the boarder...”
Which boarder might that be? Jose? Felipe? Maria? Are they keeping up with the rent.
Gack...doesn’t anybody know how to spell anymore?
There’s that too
Cuellar then just might become a convert to a new party that actually represents Americans instead of each little special interest group that contributes enough cash.
Which party is that?
Which party is that?
We all know the infighting that is going on in the GOP but at least divergent views, good and bad, are allowed to be expressed. Mr. Cuellar is discovering that any divergent views in the Democratic Party will be met with a rebuke and then retaliation later. The media wants us to think the Dems are centrists but that party is so radical left these days that Joseph McCarthy would have had a field day with that group if he were around today.
The half spill Czech four that.
Cuellar can’t leave the Democrat Party even if he wished to do so, which he doesn’t, for he would be soundly repudiated by his loyal Democrat voters.
He may have gotten the call, but I don’t believe this junk for a minute. Threat? The Dems know he’s on the “appropriations committee”; they are sending messages to others. They are nothing but a bunch of liars.
What does this guy want, a medal?
In the days of pirates (think of the two current pirate series - Crossbones on NBC and Black Sails on Starz), “boarders” had the terrible job of crossing from one ship to another while the ships were moving and while being shot at. As the political systems are always in a state of flux the current boarders (illegals) are the fodder to be used to capture the great ship called America.
Maybe the author had a Freudian slip and was inviting the illegals in the spirit of the Price Is Right.
Even Taco Hell can spell the word right.
Good for Cuellar for speaking up. That’s one.
He had better be thinking four steps ahead of the party though.
Democrat Party motto - “Party Uber Alles”
Things get ugly when minorities on the Dem Plantation get “uppity”.
I agree. I smell lies. He’s just spouting off to get more attention from news media. All lies all the time from the DemonCraps.
“Which party is that?”
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