This morning, on CNN I watched a Brookings Institution talk by a Republican Congressman from Utah, Jason Chaffetz, who made the stunning claim that President Obama had released 66,000 illegal immigrant felons, men who were convicted of felonies, who President Obama freed to go back to raping and murdering in unsuspecting American communities. This was the Brookings Institution, so I expected one of the learned scholars in the audience would have challenged this number, if it were untrue, but nobody so much as peeped. Apparently, this is settled "fact."
|Rep. Chaffetz (R-Utah)|
Donald Trump tells the tale of a woman raped and murdered by an illegal alien, as if that one case is emblematic of the behavior of all illegal immigrants.
Another case of an illegal immigrant who shot a woman in San Francisco keeps popping up whenever you Google "66,000 illegal felons." The accused says it was an accident. But the visuals are all most people are going to register: Pretty white woman; ugly Hispanic felon.
I kept asking myself: "Why would President Obama" let loose all these rapists and murderers? Are all these felons rapists and murderers? So I Googled it, and it didn't take long to get a profile of these fearsome, depraved "felons."
If you examine this chart, it turns out by far the most "felons" are people stopped for traffic violations or because the police officer judged an illegal as appearing "threatening" to public tranquility. The number of rapists and murderers are down in the double and single digits.
And, of course, as it turns out, President Obama heads the executive branch and it is the judicial branch, which defends its independence vigorously, which is releasing these immigrants, following laws enacted by the legislative branch.
But, as we know, it is President Obama's fault, because, well, he is Barack Obama, the Other, born in Kenya, conceived on Mars, a secret Muslim who wishes the nation harm, and he is at fault--the toxic water in Flint Michigan is his fault, too: He's been diverting all the good water from the lake to Kenya and that left Flint with only the toxic sludge from the Flint River.