Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, ALIPAC, has withdrawn its support of Lou Dobbs after recent statements and clarifications by Dobbs that he would be in favor of a pathway to legalization for illegal aliens in the United States.
In a Telemundo interview just days after retiring from his CNN show
, Dobbs stated that he would be in favor of legalizing illegal aliens after the borders were secure. It was a statement that mirrors that of failed presidential candidate John McCain and statments made by his running mate Sarah Palin.
For years ALIPAC has backed Lou Dobbs even putting together a Lou Dobbs for President website where they took pledges for donations should Dobbs choose to run for president or senate.
After Dobbs's odd statement to Telemundo, many in the immigration enforcement community turned their back on Dobbs immediately. I chose to wait for clarification from Dobbs and that came in the form of an interview Dobbs had with the president of ALIPAC, William Gheen on November 30, 2009.
After listening to the interview with Dobbs and Gheen it was quite clear that Dobbs had not misspoken and meant what he said when he stated he wanted to legalize illegal aliens and work with race based newscasts, like those of Telemundo, in the future.
"Our internal polling shows that over 70% of our supporters are upset with Mr. Dobbs's comments on Telemundo is support of legalizing illegal aliens. ALIPAC opposes any path to citizenship form of Amnesty for illegal aliens currently in the US," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "Therefore we are dropping our support for Lou Dobbs and suspending the fan sites we have created."
The Lou Dobbs for President website had generated over $600,000 dollars in pledges should Dobbs have chosen to run for office. The website now shows a statement that Dobbs supports amnesty and that the website no longer supports him.
Dobbs's view is not common in the United States. A recent Pulse Opinion Research poll from Sep, 2009 found that 78% of likely voters and 88% of blacks were opposed to legalizing illegal aliens in the United States. This is a finding in poll after poll that Americans are opposed to amnesty for illegal aliens.
Dobbs does have some "good ideas", but I am with ALIPAC on this one. I cannot support a candidate who supports amnesty for illegal aliens. Amnesty is not one of Dobbs's "good ideas".
"His recent comments on Telemundo and his national radio show supporting some kind of path to citizenship for illegal immigrants is inconsistent with positions of ALIPAC and the views of most American citizens" said Gheen.
Illegals doing jobs I don't want to do is outrageous.
Just because you don't want to do the job doesn't mean there are not thousands and millions of Americans who will do those jobs.
They are stealing our jobs by harvesting crops that American farmer's can't afford to pay minimum wage for.
Your theory is flawed. Farmers are paying so little because they can get away with illegally paying less. Oversupply of labor has driven prices down for decades.
How dare they keep the cost of produce down
I'll pay a little more for lettuce if my taxes go down because I don't have to pay for illegal aliens health care, education, social services and infrastructure because of massive influxes of population. I also won't have to watch as day after day Americans are killed at the hands of illegal alien criminals.
Your "lower cost" argument is a pure straw man that doesn't look at the full picture.
bending over to "save a quarter" while they're taking 5 bucks out of your back pocket to pay for the cost of providing those "savings" is pure idiocy.
Posted by: Digger on December 12, 2009 02:37 AM
Of course you are with Gheen on this one...who would expect anything different?
Anyway, Dobbs is just another conservtive shill. Why anyone would be concerned about what he says is beyond the smarter folk on the planet.
So to carry that further, why should anyone care whay ALIPAC or Gheen has to say about anyone. Their bias and prejudice is so evident any person that cares to look beyond the rah-rah can see it.
Perhaps if the group and man took a 'higher-ground' approach to its criticism, but alas he is no better then the rest of the attention whores in the political spotlight. He sources his criticism of raw emotion, personal popularity, and the sewers.
This shows even in his supporters and local-level lackeys.
Posted by: carltonian on December 14, 2009 09:20 AM
why should anyone care whay ALIPAC or Gheen has to say about anyone. Their bias and prejudice is so evident any person that cares to look beyond the rah-rah can see it.
What is amazing to me is that you dismiss groups concerned about an issue because they have bias, but time and time again you defend groups based on RACE that also have a clear agenda. An agenda that is racist in nature and not in the best interests of all Americans receiving equal treatment and opportunity under the law.
Where is your outrage at affirmative action and housing for only "Latinos"? A direct violation of the principles of this country.
I don't agree with Dobbs's statements on amnesty and other issues, but he has plenty of other issues that he brings up that are common sense.
It's just amazing to me how defensive you are of illegals and the bias of race based groups, but any American pointing out the travesty of illegal immigration is somehow a bastion of bias that should be ignored.
But that's par for the course from your side. Why not just call us all racists again? I mean only doing it 1000 times when you have no logical argument to the issue clearly is not enough.
Posted by: Digger on December 14, 2009 11:50 AM