Lou Dobbs: Illegal Landscaper at Fla. Home ‘May Have Happened’

October 8, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)—-Lou Dobbs, incendiary blowhard, known for his xenophobic rhetoric against “illegal aliens” and his promotion of birther conspiracies, has been tagged by The Nation magazine as, an “American Hypocrite” in an explosive new piece exposing a number of undocumented immigrants laboring on his posh Florida estate and caring for his prized show horses, for years. Dobbs, who has deliberately toned down his extremist right-wing rhetoric this past year, with public office in mind, denied the report, saying last night on MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. “I have hired no illegal immigrants.” But the Nation’s report makes no such claim, rather that contractors doing business with Dobbs have hired undocumented workers. And Dobbs is a hypocrite because he has railed for years on CNN and his radio show against contractors hiring illegal workers. Eventually, during last night’s show, Dobbs admitted that an illegal landscaper “may have” labored on his property, but not before hurling insults towards the Nation’s Isabel McDonald, calling her report a “hit job.”

McDonald writes:

“Dobbs has heaped scorn on the government for using contractors that hire undocumented immigrants. On CNN in 2007, he called private firms that oppose verification requirements for their contractors’ employees “ridiculous.” Yet interviews with several such employees show that Dobbs has been far from vigilant about the status of workers laboring on his own properties.”

The exchange between McDonald and Dobbs on O’Donnell’s Last Word, became heated at times, with Dobbs doing his best to cloud the issue, in between lobbing attacks and whining that McDonald failed to report in her piece how he has been devoting his time this past year to finding a “rational, effective, humane immigration policy.”

McDonald wasn’t moved by his claim of altruism and neither was O’Donnell.

“Well, what they’re calling you on this case is a hypocrite if you did that. You do, what I’m agreeing to is you absolutely didn’t commit a crime if you did that. I’m agreeing to that. But when you take to the pulpit and preach what you preached you got to be, you got to understand why people think this is a hypocritical outcome,” said O’Donnell.

Dobbs finally acknowledged that undocumented workers may have worked on his Florida estate.

“The only person who would have been an illegal in any context would have been a landscaper who was working for the contractor working on my house in Florida. That may have happened,” said Dobbs.

Dobbs then whined about being held “to a different and higher standard…”

No, Lou, only the same impossible standard you have tried to hold everyone else to.

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Comments

3 Responses to “Lou Dobbs: Illegal Landscaper at Fla. Home ‘May Have Happened’”

  1. Suji on October 8th, 2010 1:37 pm

    Lou Dobbs is a true ‘AMERICAN’ HYPOCRITE’
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    He is a shameless OLD FOOL, married to a Mexican but made tons of money dissing Mexicans!
    The WORLD we live in Today is a GLOBAL VILLAGE!
    These right wing republicans and their friends need understand the ground has shifted beneath them.
    Just as “NO ONE CAN HOLD THE DAWN FROM COMING UP EVERY MORNING”
    No One can stop the change and shift from these RIGHT WING HAWKS…..they can ONLY try slow down the process, but they cannot stop it.
    Very soon, HISPANICS will be the majority race in the U.S….and as long as voting is 1 vote per person, they will have to deal with that.
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    For DOBBs, I hope he doesn’t drink himself to death!
    He is “A true AMERICAN HYPCRITE”
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    -Suji-

  2. Mark on October 8th, 2010 7:33 pm

    Suji, Hispanic is not a race. You can be white, black, or asian and be a hispanic. Secondly, if he were to have avoided hiring anyone “hispanic” and it was found out he’d be called a racist. It so happens most of those workers are illegal, so it’s unavoidable. The ones working at the dunkin donuts and many restaurants we eat at are illegal too. He is not xenophobic for being against illegal immigration. He is not anti-immigration, he is anti-illegal immigration. Go apply for a visa to the US, then a green card and see how long it takes you and how much money you have to pay. You’d be mad too that other people are simply running across the border instead of doing it legally.

  3. K. Vanz on October 8th, 2010 8:41 pm

    I watched the piece on GMA. Wow that reporter was very well prepared and appeared truthful. Lou was unprepared and appeared to be hiding sometimes behind his status, maybe a liar. A stable full of jumping horses, with handlers sleeping 8 to a room in a small stable appartment. That might be a choice. The poor pick to save gas money at a low paying job, and Lou burns money on jumping horses. That is the way that Lou is, he should not ever give advise on to a national office. Lou is a playboy or something with no core values, how many of these tv clowns do we have to listen to talk about values, when they are the problem. I am sick of the cable TV! I am going to the High Football game tonite.

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