Fresh off of his departure from CNN and his announcement that he would consider a Presidential run in 2012, Lou Dobbs took an unexpected turn.
During an interview with Telemundo, Lou stated:
“We need a rational, effective and humane immigration policy in this country,” he said. Dobbs also said, “We need the ability to legalize illegal immigrants on certain conditions.”
Say what? Did Lou just use the word HUMANE?!To fully appreciate this about-face, allow me to juxtapose this seemingly rational statement with what we’re accustomed to hearing from Dobbs. Check out the two short clips below.
After Dobbs took his message of legalization to Telemundo, ALIPAC (one of our favorite extremist anti-immigrant groups) pulled their support of Dobbs’ potential 2012 candidacy.
“We’ve received so many demands from prior Dobbs supporters to remove their pledges of support that we have to suspend all operations on the Dobbs fan sites,” Gheen added. “Lou Dobbs has deeply offended his base of supporters..”
When Lou Dobbs even makes your organization look extreme, you know you’ve got a problem.
I have to admit, I’m loving the in-fighting that’s coming from Lou’s change of heart. With ALIPAC ousting Dobbs as their champion, the former CNN host just can’t’ catch a break from anyone.
This Mexican-American, constitution-hugging, diversity-loving advocate invites the anti-immigrant extremists of the world to unite with me for a common purpose – let’s just ignore him. Together we can help Lou Dobbs make a speedy transition to TV has-been status. Let’s just get it over with. Are you with me?
Hmmm.. with Dobbs being dropped by ALIPAC and Sarah Palin trying to re-ignite the birther conspiracy, I’m seeing a possible 2012 ticket match made in heaven. Since Dobbs is “a great friend to Latinos” and Palin is woefully ignorant of Latino issues, it seems like they’d be a good fit. Plus, they could both just fade into irrelevancy together – and bring the extremist fringe with them.