How’s this for irony: the extremist group behind the drive to recruit Lou Dobbs into a presidential run has yanked support for their one-time champion.
While bloggers debated whether Dobbs was too mean to be President, it came out that he was no longer mean enough for the extreme base he’s cultivated all these years. The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent writes:
Wow. Lou Dobbs, putative presidential candidate, just can’t catch a break.
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), one of the most extreme anti-immigrant groups out there, isn’t happy with Dobbs’ recent statement that creating a way for hard-working, undocumented people to regularize their status and become legal citizens might not be such a bad idea. Not only that, but Dobbs made those comments on Telemundo, a network that broadcasts in Español (gasp!).
Understandably, the reaction from Dobbs’ extremist base was essentially, “OMG!! WTF!?! Why Lou Why!”
Who are you and what have you done with Lou Dobbs?