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Not a joke: ALIPAC dumps Dobbs for being too soft on immigrants

More confirmation today that the folks at the North Carolina-based anti-immigrant group ALIPAC have gone completely around the bend (and unlike some other stories on Dobbs of late, this one is for real!). This is from the national news blog, Talking Points Memo:

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC has withdrawn its support from Lou Dobbs because he’s not anti-immigration enough for them.

Citing his shift in stance on immigration policy shown by recent comments that suggest he supports “some kind of path to citizenship for illegal immigrants,” ALIPAC says that’s “inconsistent with positions of ALIPAC and the views of most American citizens.”

In a statement on the decision, ALIPAC referenced a recent interview Dobbs gave on Telemundo, in which he said he supports a plan to legalize undocumented workers, claiming that “we need the ability to legalize illegal immigrants under certain conditions.”

“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,” said William Gheen of ALIPAC. “Lou Dobbs has deeply offended his base of supporters and ALIPAC is going to remain loyal to those Americans who support our existing immigration laws instead of Amnesty disguised as reform.”

ALIPAC is also shutting down two of its Dobbs fansites, including www.LouDobbsForPresident.org and the Facebook page “Draft Lou Dobbs for President or US Senate.”

Dobbs has previously been known for making inflammatory remarks about immigration, among other things. But the shift to a kinder, gentler Lou may be an attempt to reach out to the Latino community in case he decides to run for office.

Whatever the reasoning, Dobbs has lost one of his staunchest supporters, which claims to have generated over $660,000 in pledged campaign donations should Dobbs ever run for office.

Louie, Louie! Who knew you were such a softy?

One Comment


  1. Adam Linker

    December 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Maybe Gheen found out about Dobbs getting deported.

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