MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Fox Business Network Host Lou Dobbs says members of the Republicans Party will have to stop fighting among themselves and focus on the core values of the GOP to win back the U.S. Senate this year.
“The core values of the Republican Party are to create prosperity, to build the private sector, to be prudent and responsible with fiscal policy and to stand up for traditional American values,” Dobbs said on Tuesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”
He was a guest on the show to talk about the release of his new book, “Upheaval.”
Dobbs said the leaders of the Republican Party should be embracing the Tea Party.
“The greatest positive influence on the Republican Party in the last six, seven years has been the Tea Party in 2010,” he said. “So what do they do? The Republican leadership can’t stand that kind of unruly spirit and energy, so they’re trying to go to war with the Tea Party.”
He said party leaders must abandon that pursuit and, instead, focus on developing a clear message and carrying that message into the 2014 midterm elections. Dobbs said wedge issues, like gay marriage and abortion, should be avoided in the coming months.
“Focus on the things that matter and the things that matter are building infrastructure in this country, building small business and seeing them represented more in Washington than U.S. multinationals,” said Dobbs.
Dobbs joined the Fox Business Network in 2010 and currently hosts “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”
Prior to moving to FBN, Dobbs served as chief economic correspondent, managing editor and executive vice president for CNN. He hosted “Moneyline” which premiered in 1980 and later became “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”