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mot78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:22 PM
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Why did Lou Dobbs move to the left suddenly?
As recently as last summer I hated the guy for the way he treated Clark, and his past Repug cuddling. Now I really like the guy because of his stand on outsourcing. Does anyone believe here that he's changed his position out of opportunism? I don't believe so personally, but I want opinions of other DUerrs.
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:24 PM
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1. I don't think he's so much moved to the left
as finally showing his true conservative roots. Everything we've been applauding him for has pretty much revolved around his Exporting America segments - he understands that we can't have high paying jobs going overseas, and he's speaking up. Kudos to him.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:28 PM
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3. Right he's a Real-Con not a Neo-Con
(Real Conservative)
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:27 PM
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2. Lou Dobbs
is not really to the left, but for over a year now he has been concerned about the state of corporate America. He was the first to consistantly raise the Enron issue . I think he is a true conservative ,and they are closer to liberals than one thinks, not a neocon or Repug. I truly think he believes in fairness and sees all these issues as "unfair".His current issue is with outsourcing.I don't think he is against globalism ,just how it is being done!
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mot78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:34 PM
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5. Makes sense
But he also vehemly defended Arthur Anderson when they were implciated in the Enron scandel.
I actually agree with the "I don't think he is against globalism ,just how it is being done!" because I agree with Dobbs on the issues of outsourcing itself, but I also believe there are benefits with NAFTA and GATT, like making some goods cheaper and consumer choice. But the problem with outsourcing is that, thanks to new technology, almost ANY job can be outsourced. The second we have a thriving industry, in say...Biotech, it could be sent to India or Malaysia because it's cheaper to run over there. And what really sickens me from outsourcing apologists is that they say the Unions should cede their influence and we should work for Indian slaries if we really want jobs to stay here. Might as well be living in 1900.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:34 PM
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4. He is a very smart man...he understands what is happening in this country
much better than the average TV dude. I've watched him off and on for a few years. He may be waaay conservative, but he recognizes the damage this admin. is having on Americans and the economy. He may not be left, but he is indeed an ally in the first volley of this war (on fascistic capitalism).
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:36 PM
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6. Paleocon, like Justin Raimondo and Pat Buchanan
Can't stand outsourcing, but ground their objections in xenophobia rather than human solidarity. Anti-imperialist, because an imperial government of necessity must be a big government.

For more Raimondo, see www.antiwar.com
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:38 PM
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7. The Bush Crime Family makes most conservatives look leftist...
:shrug:
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pacifictiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:39 PM
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8. I don't think he's moved left at all,
its just that it appears that way because everyone else has moved WAAAAY to the right. He's still very much in the common sense middle.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:42 PM
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9. It's not opportunism
because there's no money in being progressive. I still think he's very conservative, but I do hope he keeps up this tirade against outsourcing until election time. It can only help us.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:59 PM
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10. gee, its funny how these cons weren't upset about off-shoring
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 07:01 PM by KG
till it hit the middleclass.

offshoring has been wrecking havoc for 20 years. as long as it was just some dumb union auto worker, poor southern textile worker, longshoreman or some such, the lou dobbs of this world didn't give a damn. the whining started when it started affect hi tech professionals.


fuck lou dobbs and the moneyed interests he represents.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:11 PM
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11. because that is where the inescapable truth resides
he's just more honest than the other Republicans on the air.
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Fozzledick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:35 PM
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12. He's still a fiscal conservative
It's just that the 'publican neo-fascists who control the corporate media are so far to the right that any honest moderate looks like a leftist by comparison.
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