Corey Stewart: Liar, Liar Pants on Fire
When will Corey stop spreading the misinformation? It never gets old for him and yet I find refuting his propaganda exhausting!
So, let’s just recap, shall we? Indulge me for a moment as I take us down memory lane. Only recently, after Romney lost, Corey was oh so eager to impart his wisdom upon Mr. Romney. You know, all that knowledge and experience he has reaching out to the minority community, oh, excuse me, just a moment, as a I…….(choke, sputter, cough, gag).
Whew, that was close, I had difficulty catching my breath there. Where was I? Oh yes, Corey, the great communicator with the immigrant and minority community. Here was his sage advice for Mr. Romney, via the New York Times:
“You don’t have to sell out on the issues and suddenly take on the Democratic position on taxes to win the black vote or the Latino vote or the women vote,” said Corey Stewart, a Republican who is chairman of the Board of County Supervisors in Prince William. “But you do have to modulate your tone.”
Mr. Stewart, who is running for lieutenant governor next year, drew some criticism in 2007 by pushing for local crackdowns by the police on illegal immigrants. That has cost him support among many Hispanic voters in the county, but he says it helped him politically among blacks who felt threatened economically by the surge of newcomers.
Corey is the Land of Oz if he actually believes that his tone helped him get votes among the black community. When the results of the 2008 Citizens Survey (dealing with satisfaction with county services) were released, for the first time minorities indicated a distrust of local police. This distrust was a new phenomena in Prince William County. No Corey, you won in 2011 because there was low turn out and your Democratic opponent was weak on several fronts.
“The changes are stark,” he said. “The minority population is increasing, and the white population is stagnant.”
Mr. Stewart said he had spent much time in the county’s minority areas and contrasted his political success with the failure of Mr. Romney, whose only planned visit to Prince William was in the western town of Haymarket, a wealthy, white part of the county.
The ego on Corey must make it difficult to get through doorways!
Now, fast forward to today. Here is an excerpt from his latest propaganda e-mail blast.
In 2007, when criminal illegal aliens were becoming a major problem in Prince William County and in many communities around the Commonwealth, I led the nation’s toughest crackdown. We implemented a simple policy; if you are arrested for a crime and it is determined you are an illegal alien, we will detain you and hand you over to Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation.
I was demonized in the press, even called a “third world despot”, but I stuck to my principles and since then violent crime has dropped 47.8% in Prince William County and we have handed over 5800+ criminal illegal aliens to ICE. The policy has been so successful that even The Washington Post came out this past weekend saying the immigration policy has been a positive force in Prince William County.
Where did the Washington Post say the immigration policy has been a postive force? It didn’t, at least not the article I read. But the worst of what Corey lies about is this false correlation between the immigrant community and violent crime. That lie cannot be allowed to stand alone, Mr. Stewart.
Here is what we do know as facts, period. 87% of illegal immigrants arrests were for misdemeanors, Mr. Stewart, not violent crimes. There was a decrease in domestic violence and assault, which means that many victims were probably not reporting to the police. Chief Deane had warned the community that once there was distrust and fear within the immigrant population, that under-reporting of crime would be the likely outcome.
You should be ashamed of yourself Corey, really, I mean it. It’s one thing to flip flop on land use and throw the Rural Crescent and all your supporters under the bus, but to create a falsehood about immigrants, suggesting they have a proclivity to crime is simply wrong, Corey, it’s just wrong. We were not, have never been, in PWC, in the midst of a crime wave. Not before the influx of immigrants, not during, and not after.
Shame on you Corey, shame on you.