This is hilarious. Lou Dobbs paints himself “independent” only because not even the most rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth conservatives have a place for him. He’s so far to the Right that he qualifies as “infra-” or “ultra-” something, yet to be defined but definitely over the far reaches of the Right’s ledge.
In my opinion, he shouldn’t appropriate the “independent” adjective all for himself. I’m almost certain that most “independents” do not share his views, or come even close.