By Tim Peacock
In an instance of what's becoming all too common on the far right, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, a far right think tank, spoke at a Florida Tea Party recently arguing that President Obama not only deserves to be impeached, but that “being hung, drawn and quartered is probably too good for him.” The think tank bills this analyst - Stephen Steinlight - as “one of the nation’s most insightful voices on immigration” and frequently utilizes him as an expert witness in immigration-related cases.
During his statements, Steinlight said:
"A rash of opinion polls which have come out, not push polls, real polls, including one by Gallup that showed that 65 percent of the American people don’t want any part of an Obama-style immigration reform. But the idea of this [lawsuit] is vintage Boehner, it’s a political loser. There is no court that is going to stop Obama from doing anything. We all know, if there ever was a president that deserved to be impeached, it’s this guy. Alright? I mean, I wouldn’t stop. I would think being hung, drawn, and quartered is probably too good for him." [Emphasis Mine]
While conservatives have historically called for respecting the office of the Presidency regardless of who occupies it (albeit these statements were typically made during the Bush administration), many have reversed course on this ideology in a transparent dog whistle campaign to demonize and attack President Obama. Steinlight stands as a stark reminder of why our country is so politically divided - and what needs to change before we can begin meeting in the middle for compromise.
[H/T Right Wing Watch]