Today’s edition of the Washington Post has an unusual article which is nominally a piece about Corey Stewart, but in effect is just an opportunity for the Washington Post to give Corey’s critics some ink. You’d find it hard to believe that Corey beat Sharon Pandak by more than ten percentage points in the November election from this article. When the Post ran it’s post-election story about Gerry Connolly, not one critic other than his opponent Gary Baise was sourced. I guess it all comes down to who is an illegal alien apologist, and who is not.
Democrat and former Chairman Kathleen Seefeldt gets to deliver her “rebuke of Stewart’s leadership”, as if she were qualified to comment on the subject of successful leadership. Marty Nohe, to provide balance gives an explanation of the power that the County Chairman actually has, and a mild quote about Corey relishing the spotlight, and then we get this:
“In one year, he’s been able to alienate all perspective homebuyers and businesses who might want to come to the county,” said one Prince William Republican activist who spoke on condition of anonymity because he must deal with the chairman. “If you are a well-to-do family of color, you don’t feel welcome. If you are white middle class, you’re sold on the image of a marauding band of illegal immigrants at every street corner. And businesses don’t want to be caught in the firestorm.”
Where in the heck does this drivel come from? Constituent input to the members of the Board of Supervisors prior to the enactment of this policy was overwhelmingly supportive, and seems to be consistent with the 80% approval rating for such policies that recent surveys have identified. This mantra of “people of color” being harmed by a resolution ensuring that the rule of law is applied towards illegal aliens is coming not from “Republican activists”, but from the illegal alien lobby. Not too many Republican activists I’ve ever met take their talking points from folks like John Steinbach. This quote is utterly ridiculous.
The Washington Post can’t shoot straight when the issue of illegal aliens is in any way involved in a story. When the Center For Immigration Studies puts out a report on how immigrants, legal and illegal, are a financial drain on government resources, the Post has to talk about how our illegal aliens are better than everyone else’s. When an elected official handily beats his opponent and immigration is a huge issue in the race, the sour grapes of the losers get coverage, while the majority of voters who strongly supported Corey Stewart’s stand on the issue are ignored.
No wonder the Post can’t figure out why Stewart won. They didn’t bother to talk to any regular citizens that actually supported him.
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