Democrats' new secret weapon in pushing amnesty? Lou Dobbs

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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