Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dobbs: Obama's 'Not the devil, but...'


Former CNN newsman Lou Dobbs said Monday that CNN pushed him out the door because its top executives didn’t want to offend President Obama. Dobbs spoke to Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, his first interview since suddenly leaving the network.

In his last few years at CNN, Dobbs had became one of the staunchest and most powerful critics of illegal immigration. He told O'Reilly that CNN executives didn’t seem to mind when he lobbed such criticism while George W. Bush was president.

The New York Post reported that CNN gave Dobbs an $8 million severance package. O’Reilly also asked Dobbs if he’d consider running for a New Jersey seat in the U.S. Senate. He didn't rule it out.

"A lot of things are on my mind, I'm not going to be coy about that," Dobbs said. "My wife and I are thinking about a lot of opportunities. I'm very blessed that I have a lot of opportunities. I guarantee you 100 percent I'm going to remain in the public arena."

The two also talked about the controversy over Obama’s birth certificate, reported death threats made to Dobbs, and his family’s concerns about a gunshot fired near his N.J. home.

Then O’Reilly threw out his most pointed question: "Final question, Barack Obama, is he the devil?"

Dobbs didn’t flinch.

"He's not the devil, but he is certainly a man who is right now not making it easy to understand why he's making the public-policy choices that he is."

Next up: Dobbs continues his media tour. Tomorrow, he's scheduled to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. That should be interesting.

Here is a video clip from the interview from O'Reilly Factor. The actual interview begins at 2:20 minutes.




Photo Credit: Willens/AP

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

The amazing thing is that we have to be "critics" of illegal immigration. Hello! It's frakking illegal. Personally, I am a staunch critic of Adam Sandler movies, but they aren't illegal. Illegal is by definition illegal. You can't be a critic of illegal immigration, anymore than you can be a critic of grand theft auto. It's illegal. If you are against illegal immigration, you believe that the law of the land should be enforced. That means you support law and order, not chaos and exploitation.

darkferi said...

So... why is this here? Is it because Dobbs has been one of the all too few leading the fight against illegal invasion... I mean 'immigration'?

It's a real shame that Obama has chosen to ignore the illegal invasion of our country. I have no doubt now that it's connected with the Democrats wanting to get more Hispanics voting in 2010 and 2012. It's sickening that this was tolerated (and encouraged) by the Bush administration. It's even more sickening that nothing is being done by this new administration.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why the Disturber continues to allow this guy to write blogs. Every SINGLE one he's crying about the 12 million ILLEGALS who are here.

If you want them here, then let's send them BACK across the border and welcome them through the FRONT DOOR.

Period.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:00:

Uh, his blog is called "This Land....News and Ideas on Immigration."

Pretty sure he's being paid to write about immigration.

kyle said...

Lou Dobbs is off his rocker. He needs to get back on it, preferably on his front porch... and stay there.

Anonymous said...

I was okay with Lou way back when he was a financial commentator. But, this non-stop bickering about immigration was just too much. Yes, it is a real problem and it needs attention. I am fed up with all the politicians who don't seem to have the guts to make the hard choices involved in this issue. But, Lou, it just seemed like it was the same diatribe night after night after night. Adios, amigo!

Anonymous said...

You have to condsider that interview is between two old right wingers who time has passed by. They'd like to go back to the 1950s when white men ran and owned everything, women were housewives and blacks pcked cotton an drank from separate water fountains.

Anonymous said...

ILLEGAL IS THE OPPOSITE OF LEGAL. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU IDIOTS. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE LAW CHANGE IT, SO THAT COMING INTO THE USA AT WILL IS OKAY.

IS MURDER LEGAL?

Anonymous said...

Cancel my subscription, I can't take it anymore.

Anonymous said...

Just because a law makes something legal or illegal does not make the law just.

Slavery was legal in this country for many years. Furthermore, the Fugitive Slave Act made it a criminal offense (or 'illegal') for any offical NOT to turn in runaway slaves.

Many rally against 'illegals' because they dare to cross the imaginary boundaries (borders)created by the state (without state permission) in order to find a better life for themselves and their families.

How dare they seek a better life for themselves like so many American immigrants before them!

Anonymous said...

No, Obama's not the devil. But he's damn close!

cltindependent said...

Neither party wants to fix this issue and they can stop acting like they plan to do something. When Republicans had the majority and President Bush and Senator Mccain were trying to come up with something they got crucified. The same thing is going to happen when the Democrats try to address it. The status quo is not working, somebody has to come up with solutions and stop worrying about the next election. I happen to enjoy this column and hope it continues. I wish Lou Dobbs would run for the Senate. Then he can see just how few people share his xenophobic views. He's a red necked hypocrite because his wife is Latino. I don't know how she can stand him.

Anonymous said...

100's of people are being kicked out of hospitals and not treated and he wants to put a stop to it? Yep, that's something the devil would do!!! Jesus christ conservatives are stupid!

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ was not a conservative, nor a liberal.

Algernon said...

Health Care = A 2,032-page government takeover that increases costs, adds to our skyrocketing debt, destroys jobs with tax hikes and new mandates, and cuts seniors' Medicare benefits...

Holy Icons liberals are stupid!!!!!


Hey Mr. Ordonez, are you for or against the concept that illegal immigrants are also law breaking criminals?

Anonymous said...

Holy Icons liberals are stupid!!!!!

They are not only stupid, the are dangerous..

Google Ted Turners comments on global warming. He thinks we will all be cannibals in 40 years due to global warming even though the earth is cooling.

Yep, them there libs are sure the educated voter alright.

Anonymous said...

What you want to bet Dobb's wife is a LEGAL immigrant? You people are SO STUPID!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"No, Obama's not the devil. But he's damn close!"

Only if President Obama happens to be standing next to you would he be close to the Devil!!!

Anonymous said...

Whats the suggested solution. None knows or cares.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the comments about illegal immigration 100%. Your condemnation of Obama is spot on correct. However............... why were you not saying this when George W. Bush, for 8 years, opened the gates for 10 million Mexicans to walk across the border unchallenged? It was Bush that got them here for their cheap labor and it's Obama that's keeping them here for their votes. Both are as wrong as can be.

Anonymous said...

"Next up: Dobbs continues his media tour. Tomorrow, he's scheduled to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. That should be interesting."

Actually, it probably won't be very interesting. All Dobbs is doing is a media blitz tour to keep his name in the public eye, and he'll basically be saying the same things over and over.

Lou Dobbs has made a name for himself lately by ranting about things that he believes are wrong with America. He's just a Rush wannabe, and that's certainly nothing to aspire to.

Dobbs says, "I guarantee you 100 percent I'm going to remain in the public arena." Um...like the circus arena, maybe?

CNN is well rid of this fool.

Anonymous said...

I personally think that Dick Cheney is the devil and George W. Bush is the antichrist, but no one wants to hear that. Lou Dobbs was never an independent, he was always a business reporter and pushed the conservative agenda. He never really jumped on the Bush Administration for it's lack of an adequate immigration policy, he just tossed out the idea to make it look like he was on it.

Anonymous said...

This is not a political question. You can blame any President you wish, Bush, Clinton, Regan or Obama, for not stopping the illegal migration of citizens from one country to another.

One thing has been common throughout all of these Presidents - CONGRESS. But then they have a choice - do the right thing or get elected.

I would like to move to Switerland, but I can't! Why, because they don't accept immigrants. IT'S AGAINST THEIR LAWS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How many of you have been to England lately? It's quickly becoming a 3rd world country because of unabated immigration. Do you really want that here?

Anonymous said...

illegal immigration is a a crime and a growing problem. But what upsets me is where was this uproar 12 years ago when I moved to Charlotte. Certain portions of our population did not care about this when the "mexicans" were working for them. But when the mexicans did the one thing that black people have yet to figure out, together they can prosper, it became a problem. Then when the economy went south and certain people lost their jobs it is a major issue. Illegal immagration has always been a problem. Just never your problem.

Anonymous said...

US policies (NAFTA) have added to the extreme poverty that entices people to cross the border and fund a better life for those still in Mexico and elsewhere.

If I lived in Mexico and had a family, and could make more in an hour here than I could make in a week or two there, I'd cross the border. You also have to place blame on the businesses that hire them. It seems black and white, but it's not.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is good riddance

Anonymous said...

If you enter this country legally, then welcome brother. If you enter this country illegally, you must go back. Its a really simple issue that defies common sense. It gets called racism and hate, but its neither. I have nothing against my Latin American friends, I just don't want my local social services systems overrun and the police and hospitals clogged. We have to grow at a pace that allows infrastructure to keep up.

Marc said...

Look, I'd be willing to go so far as to offer Mexico some help in sorting out their internal issues. We just can't absorb soo many at one time. -We need water to live, but we can't drink it gallon at a time.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

We wonder if the foreign born migrant president will give full citizenship rights to these red peasants allowed in mostly by Bush to build the millions of foreclosed homes that has thrown America and the world into depression. They will hold dual citizenship. They will keep him in office with their votes.

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kaystar said...

No, Dobbs, Obama's "not the devil". You are!

jjbrad said...

As a proud African American, I am distressed when I see people like the LOU DOBBS has such hatred for our President. We (Blacks) are very much aware that most (99%) of the hatred of our President is because he is Black. Which of you were around when when had to use segregated facilities, schools, etc. Perhaps these people grew up in homes where they were taught that we are not "worthy". Well, Barack Obama is Black and he is our President--like it or not.

Anonymous said...

Hey moron. Whites were sick of Bush and his crowd and voted for Obama since he was the only non-white who ever ran who acted like he had enough sense to get the job done. Thats why he is president. People have a short memory.

Anonymous said...

Will someone please explain to me how it is in best interest of our nation to permit illegals to live here? I don't get it. What value are they bringing? What cost to the nation do they represent? You don't see much verified data published about this, but my guess is they cost more than the produce. In the business world, net losses eventually drive an organization into bankruptcy. Historically, government policy required 'proof' that the immigrant could provide value to society and not be a burden upon it. Lou Dobbs gets it, most in government don't.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Lou can draft up a plan, including logitics and costs, to round all of them up and ship them back to their respective countries of origin.

Anonymous said...

LOU DOBBS GOT IT RIGHT! HERE IN PHOENIX, IN ONE WEEK 2 SEPARITE INCIDENTS OF MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS BOTH CLAIMED THEIR SMALL BABIES FELL OFF BEDS AND HAD TERMINAL INJURIES. 4 MEXICAN NAIONALS TRIED TO SELL UNDERCOVER COPS 24 HAND GRENADES. 2 SERIAL RAPIST, ONE FACES 250 YEARS IN JAIL. AND THATS A SLOW WEEK. WE HAVE "JANET NAPOLITANO" TO THANK FOR THE ILLEGAL PROBLEMS IN PHOENIX. SHE WAS THE GOV. THAT LEFT US WITH A 2 BILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT! HEY! ISN'T THAT BITCH THE HEAD OF "HOMELAND SECURITY? FEEL SAFE?

abc said...

good....................................................................................................

Anonymous said...

George W. Bush is the G.D. devil! He will burn in the fires of eternal hellfire damnation for his murder and lies. God bless President Obama!

Anonymous said...

You sorry Ballantyne dwellers need to get out of your elitist, racise bubble and journey into the city once in a while. In fact, go to the Wal-Mart on Eastway Dr. where I was the other day and Mexicans were jubilant that Lou Dobbs had resigned from CNN. They feel as though he was the enemy from the pits of hell. They are very happy to let people know of their hatred for Lou Dobbs and his campaign to keep them out of the country. One Mexican woman told me that her way of telling Lou Dobbs to burn in hell was to keep having her children here, so they automatically are born US Citizens. She said she felt that Lou Dobbs and the Republicans deserved that for all their hatred to her people and East Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

So jjbrad...as always, bring up the past. poor poor me. a down trodden black person.for crying out loud it's the 21st century. this excuse has played out. quit playing it , and move on!!

Anonymous said...

Why, oh, why does this column exist? Lou Dobbs is right. We need to get tough on illegals -- and deport them.
Write about "This Land" and the story of LEGAL immigration - like my own grandparents who came here as children through Ellis Island in the 1890s and early 1900s. Not a bunch of illegals who tried to bypass the system. Ever been to Ellis Island, Franco -- why don't you go up and see how LEGAL immigrants were processed back then and see how people thought to have disease, etc. were separated and examined. There are reason for LAWS in this country. This Land is my land, this land is YOUR land -- if you get in LEGALLY. Enough of this BS.

Anonymous said...

"...We (Blacks) are very much aware that most (99%) of the hatred of our President is because he is Black...."

Uhm, BO is 1/2 black and 1/2 white. Does the fact escape you? Did you consider that some oppose him for his left-leaning policies? Did you learn these fabulous powers of deduction at your "historically black college" while getting a degree in "African-American Studies"? Did you come up with this enlightened insight while discussing the topic with all of your "proud" black friends? Don't worry, none of these actions on your part are indications of you being a racist. Only people who disagree with you are racists.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that almost all right wing conservative psychos are all white, elitist, racists who avoid the city at all costs and stay down in their damn bubble until it's time to go to the bank to work. Too bad Christopher Columbus' ship didn't sink. You people are a disgrace. You loved the war criminal Bushy because he did everything for you rich bastards now you're just mad as hell. Too bad, because there is nothing you can do about it. Sitting your soccer mom cans down in the suburbs doesn't change anything. The world still turns with the rest of us, damn you.

Anonymous said...

REMEMBER YOU CAN "FIRE" FRANCO AND HIS OPEN BORDER BUDDIES AT THE OBSERVER! JUST CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AND YOU BURN THEM WERE IT HURTS MOST! THE POCKETBOOK!YOU HAVE THE POWER TO PUT THEM OUT OF BUSNESS!

Anonymous said...

For all of those screaming long and loud about illegal immigration, here's something to chew on. Who do you think is doing all of the work that average American worker thinks he/she is too good to do? Who is willing to come here and harvest and process the food you eat, pick up your garbage, and do all those other nasty little jobs YOU don't want to do for pennies on the dollar? Okay, it's illegal. And yet we cling to the fairy tale that everyone who came to this country before the Clinton administration (for the sake of establishing a time point for discussion) was legal, came through Ellis Island, blah, blah, blah. Okay, we send them ALL home. Who is going to foot the bill to round them up and transport them? And then, who is going to do all those crappy jobs once they're gone?

Anonymous said...

I am a hispanic woman and I live in East Charlotte. I have my babies here because even if I can not be a us citizen, they will be. We know the racist and hatred from the white southern women who stay here in charlotte and nc. Please stay in the south part of town and leave us alone. Lou Dobb is a devil to us all. You want to eat our food but hate us. This is like a devil too. We spit on the whites who try to ruin our lifes.

Anonymous said...

Bloodsucking leeches and their stinking anchor babies! Build your own country you losers. We paid for this land just like we pay for a two peso puta! Go home border jumpers, and take a freind or two and your rotten kids with you. And pick up the twenty five hundred tons of dirty diapers and Taco wrappers you left on the border! Adios!

Anonymous said...

I see you are the white trash devil too. Come to the Wal Mart on Eastway and we will show you that we are not going to leave the country of our babies. You and George Bush are now our guest. Charlotte is full of racist. You won't be here long.

Anonymous said...

Hey beaner! N.C. is still part of America. When push comes to shove you and all the bastard babies are going back to fabulous Mexico. You know Mexico! The country that started at the bottom and went straight down! You can hang out at the Wal-mart in Mexxxico.

Anonymous said...

Eastway is our Walmart and we will not leave charlotte or the u.s. You sound like the kicking fool who cannot win. The hispanic women of charlotte will not let you take our babies. We are glad that the pat mcory is out. He was a white devil like bush. We will come to southpark and all the places you are and think you own. You have to give us and our babies the u.s. rights like everybody. If my boyfriend works here, then he should not have to leave, and he wont. The city will protect us and you white bush devils will see.

Anonymous said...

Hey Beanbag! "Hanging around a Wal-mart" Your mother should have "spit you out the window of the pick-up" when she had the chance!

Anonymous said...

Hey Hispanic woman from East Charlotte- How are white southern women from Charlotte trying to ruin your life? We are legal- and work to pay taxes that sadly go to subsidize food and shelter for you and your illegal friends so you can have more babies and boyfriends to drink and drive around with no insurance and join gangs and sell drugs and pretty much terrorize us. And by the way- I personally don't care much for your nasty food either.