Democrats’ new secret weapon in pushing amnesty? Lou Dobbs

posted at 8:53 pm on January 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Explain this to me. He’s not running for office — allegedly — yet still feels the need to reverse course on the one issue above all others that’s made him internationally famous?

What’s next? An amnesty luncheon hosted by Pelosi featuring the boss as guest speaker?

Senate Democrats have reached out to former CNN anchor and prominent illegal-immigration opponent Lou Dobbs in an effort to build broad bipartisan support for immigration reform.

Winning the support of Dobbs, who became a prominent critic of illegal immigration and proposals to grant amnesty to illegal workers, could provide a significant boost to reform efforts…

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is spearheading the Democrats’ effort to put together a comprehensive reform bill, met with Dobbs on Wednesday…

Dobbs was an outspoken critic of waiving penalties against illegal workers but has since said that government officials should consider legalizing illegal immigrants “under certain conditions.”

Schumer noted that Dobbs, who left CNN in November, is “changing his views on immigration.”

For once in his life, Schumer’s not lying. Via TV Newser, skip around to 5:40 below and listen to him tell Terry Moran, flat out, “Hell yes, I’m changing my tune. Absolutely.” Exit question: He’s totally running for something, right?


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Another one bites the dust.

Yawn.

molonlabe28 on January 29, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Am I missing something? Or, has Ms Malkin in fact still not called out this chump on this incredible betrayal of principle?

Of course, if she has, I am more than happy to be corrected on this point.

sanantonian on January 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Dobbs, Schmobbs! The vast amjority of Americans are opposed to any form of AMNESTY! It’s not a close issue, especially with the state of our economy and the number of unemployed American CITIZENS! Whatever Dobbs’ reasons, he has become irrelavent.

tomshup on January 29, 2010 at 2:59 PM

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