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Dobbs: Fast Food Strike 'Desperate Move' to Turn Out Dem Voters

Dobbs: Fast Food Strike 'Desperate Move' to Turn Out Dem Voters

Lou Dobbs, host of the Fox Business Channel’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” argued that the planned protests by fast food workers in favor of an increased minimum wage “is a desperate move to give the Democrats some sort of impetus for voters to get to the polls” on Tuesday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel.

“This is really, if you will, proselytizing on behalf of the Democratic Party more than it is honestly a labor action. These folks understand that $15 an hour is unrealistic. They would acknowledge that in their heart of hearts, but as a matter of politics here, the president even weighing in yesterday, talking about, ‘I would join a union.’ Well, he’s again on the wrong side of history because people just aren’t joining the union[s], and this is a desperate move to give the Democrats some sort of impetus for voters to get to the polls,” he said. And, “It is an effort to try to get people ginned up, Democrats ginned up to get to the polls.”

Dobbs also doubted that the focus on the minimum wage would not work, predicting “I don’t think there’s a chance in the world that this is going to appeal to the president’s base, [or] the Democratic Party’s base. I think he’s in real trouble, [and] the Democratic Party [is] in real trouble come November.” 

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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