|Hyperbolic Racist Steinlight would also like the President's "head on a skewer"|
Steinlight, an immigration policy analyst from a think tank often cited by Republicans, suggested during a speech to the Highlands Tea Party in Florida that efforts to impeach Obama did not go far enough because "there's no court that's going to stop Obama from doing anything."
Hearing the crowd's delight Steinlight amped up his rhetoric when he continued his screed saying...
"We all know, if there ever was a president that deserved to be impeached, it’s this guy. Alright? And I wouldn’t stop. I would think being hung, drawn and quartered is probably too good for him. But you know, this man who wants to rule by the use of a pen, a telephone, let us not forget his teleprompter … the fact is that it would backfire very badly and we’ve got to be grownups and accept that we can’t have everything we want, you know, [like] his head on a skewer.”
Steinlight's comments were proudly posted July 20 on YouTube by Highlands Tea Party Chairman John Nelson. Once it dawned on the Tea Partiers (as well as the group Steinlight worked) how incendiary the video was it was quickly taken down. Despite it's removal The Huffington Post viewed it while it was still publicly available and the site Right Wing Watch managed to capture part of his remarks and re-posted it on YouTube.
Watch the clip here...
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When reached for comment, Steven Camarota, director of research at CIS, distanced the organization from Steinlight's remarks.
"Steve was speaking figuratively and hyperbolically, obviously, for effect."
In case you were wondering if this was a one time thing for Steinlight it isn't. In the past he has stated that Hispanic immigration would lead to the "unmaking of America," and that Muslims should be banned from immigrating to the United States because they "believe in things that are subversive to the Constitution."
The Center for Immigration Studies research has been influential with Republicans, being cited by lawmakers such as House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).
This has been a friendly reminder of the views right wingers hold towards not only Barack Obama but those who have immigrated to our country. I may be going out on a limb here but I think they probably believe our President immigrated as well.