Saturday, August 16, 2014
Center for Immigration Studies "Scholar" Disciplined For Suggesting that President Obama Be Executed
An immigration policy analyst from a think tank often cited by Republicans suggested to a tea party crowd that President Barack Obama should be executed. This senior policy analyst stated that the impeachment was not sufficient. A sympathetic audience listened.
During a talk at a Tea Party organization in Sebring, Florida, Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analyst Stephen Steinlight said that Obama’s supposed executive overreach couldn’t be reined in by a lawsuit and that “being hung, drawn, and quartered is probably too good for him.”
“And 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.”
It was later reported that "CIS officials . . . said Steinlight had been disciplined and instructed to avoid similar rhetoric in the future. `I reprimanded him and put a reprimand in his personnel file,' said CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian."
The Southern Poverty Law Center has opined that "Three Washington, D.C.-based immigration-restriction organizations stand at the nexus of the American nativist movement: the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and NumbersUSA. Although on the surface they appear quite different — the first, the country's best-known anti-immigrant lobbying group; the second, an "independent" think tank; and the third, a powerful grassroots organizer — they are fruits of the same poisonous tree."