‘Lou Dobbs Issues Warning to Santa’

By December 20, 2006Dobbs Watch

Dobbs WatchIt’s come to this.

Here’s a very funny tongue-in-cheek piece from Newsweek’s Andy Borowitz on our favorite demagogue, Lou, wagging a finger at Santa, warning him not to cross the border on Christmas Eve. “To our knowledge, Santa Claus is a resident of the North Pole and therefore is doing business in the United States as an undocumented worker,” says Borowitz-as-Dobbs.

He goes on: “Dobbs also pressed Congress to open a “Full investigation’ into the country of origin of the gift items in Santa Claus’ sack. ‘We have reason to believe that Santa’s sack is full of cheap gift items manufactured in China, only adding to America’s already burgeoning trade deficit,’ the CNN anchor said.”

Click here to read the full article. Thanks to Steve Peterson of Obiter Dicta for sending along.

Bah humbug!

Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • Joe Dragon says:

    Like I said Pat, NAM is like a car crash- you just have to look. I don’t know how many time I have to show you your big-business favoritism. It’s getting Spamish….

    O’Shaughnessy is a board member and also a member of NAM’s Small and Medium Manufacturers (SMM) group. He says the 300-member NAM board has only 50 members that are small and medium-size manufacturers, and that the “vote not to support Hunter-Ryan was two to one against. While it went down, it wasn’t as overwhelming as you might have expected.”

    More lies?

    “Under normal circumstances, the IEPC recommendation would become policy, but this particular issue is very divisive,” says John Hoskins, Jr., director of governmental affairs for Buffalo, N.Y.-based Curtis Screw Co., and a NAM member. “There are clear lines drawn between large multinational corporate members and small and medium-size manufacturers on this issue—for obvious reasons


    This is the kind of thing I would expect to be coming out of the Shanghai Board of Commerce,” House Energy and Commerce ranking member John Dingell, D-Mich., one of the bill’s 178 co-sponsors, said of the board’s vote.

    Making more friends Pat?


    You and NAM are the ones distorting the facts Pat.

  • Neil Stevens says:

    Pat: I think he was making an allusion to Santa’s Elves, the smallest manufacturers of all.

  • Pat Cleary says:


    Glad you can’t stay away, this after saying you were through. Aw, we’d miss you.

    Anyway, that’s not satire, see, ’cause it’s true. I think you misunderstand satire. Is there anything in this agenda that isn’t critically important to small mfrs? http://www.nam.org/agenda

    Sorry this doesn’t fit into your valiant struggle story line, but it’s true. We’re at the forefront of the fight for mfrs large and small. Always have been, still are. Sorry the facts aren’t on your side. You can have your own opinion, you can’t have your own facts.

    Thanks for writing,

    Pat Cleary

  • Joe Dragon says:

    Pat, that’s some very funny satire. Nearly as funny as this possible title:

    “NAM Stands up for Small Manufacturers”

    Now THAT would be a side-grabber.