Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) took to the airwaves early Wednesday morning on Fox & Friends to blast President Obama's immigration stance since he's visiting Texas and labeled it "Obama's "Katrina moment," which is a godawful thing to say since he's following the laws George Bush put into place. Don't forget, in 2000, Cuellar endorsed George Bush for the presidency when he was a Democratic State Rep:
Comments by Democratic State Rep. Henry Cuellar in support of Texas Gov. George W. Bush for president have stirred a hornet's nest locally.
In 2006, he was the first Democratic candidate that the ultra conservative Club For Growth ever endorsed.
Despite all the evidence pointing to the horrendous effect NAFTA has had on jobs in America and especially in Texas, Cuellar cast the deciding vote for it in 2005.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) resulted in the net loss of 72,257 jobs in Texas alone. Despite the stark evidence of the NAFTA model’s threat to working people in his district, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) cast a decisive vote for the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), an expansion of NAFTA to six additional nations. CAFTA eked through the U.S. House of Representatives on July 27 by a 217-215 vote. Had Cuellar opposed CAFTA, it would have been rejected on a 216-216 tie vote
Cuellar votes almost 60% of the time with Republicans as it is and he resides in a very safe blue district (D+7), but the media will never tell you this. So when he talked to Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, he became a right wing hero in a calculated move to get himself some publicity and betray the party that he's a member of once again. How many times have you ever seen him on television before? Not only did he disparage Obama, but he used a typical republican tactic to do it.
“He’ll be 500 miles from Dallas and, in fact, he’ll be 242 miles from Austin, Texas, at the other fundraising he’ll be having,” Cuellar told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, referring to Obama’s destinations during his two-day trip to Texas beginning Wednesday. “So, he’s so close to the border. And let me say this. When I saw — and I hate to use the word ‘bizarre,’ but under the circumstances — when he is shown playing pool in Colorado, drinking a beer, and he can’t even go 242 miles to the Texas border?”
See, if Obama wasn't playing pool he could instantly pass immigration reform, militarize the borders and kick all those unwanted refuge migrant kids out of the country. Rep. Cuellar was so popular that Bill O'Reilly featured him in his Talking Points Memo segment
Today, the President arrived in Texas for more fundraising and socializing. He is refusing to go to the border which has even some of his own supporters mystified.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)REP. HENRY CUELLAR (D), TEXAS: He is so close to the border. And let me say this when I saw and I hate to use the word "bizarre", but under the circumstances, when he is shown playing pool in Colorado, drinking a beer and he can't even go 242 miles to the Texas border and plus if he doesn't want to go down to the border there is the Lachlan Air Force Base that is where HHS is holding some of the young kids from the border. He can at least make that that trip to San Antonio.(END VIDEO CLIP)
O'REILLY: And that's a Democrat. So instead of visiting the border the President met with Governor Perry later this afternoon in Dallas. After that the President assessed the border situation basically blaming the House of Representatives for failing to deal with the issue and not passing a comprehensive immigration law.
Rep. Henry Cuellar is just doing what he does best.
Here's the full interview on MSNBC: