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California may be a deep blue state, but there are still a lot of people in California who think Obama’s presidency is a problem and that he should leave office sooner, rather than later (a sentiment Obama himself seems to share). According to participants, a Tea Party-organized “Impeach Obama” demonstration in Southern California this past weekend caused a ten-mile long traffic backup.
The San Diego Tea Party used Meetup.com to advertise an “Impeach Obama Overpass Demo in Carlsbad.” The Tea Party described the theme as one that would be “anti-Obama, but that includes anti-amnesty, gun rights, eligibility skepticism, illegal wars, Benghazi, etc., whatever your preferred reason is that Obama should be removed from office.” The organizers estimated that 25,000-30,000 people heading towards the overpass on I-5 would see the signs.
The demonstration proved to be successful beyond anyone’s wildest imaginings. Participants flew the Tea Party-adopted Gadsen flag, American signs, and placards with slogans ranging from “Remember Benghazi” to “Obama Lies” to “Amnesty Hell No!”
Because drivers slowed down to see what was going on, with hundreds honking encouragingly, the demonstration created a traffic jam going back ten miles. Roger Ogden, a Tea Party activist who described the event in an email he sent to the Carlsbad Patch was unrepentant:
I would say sorry for any small inconvenience they may have suffered. But it is also inconvenient to the entire nation to have a lawless president in office who murders American citizens without judicial process; wages illegal war without congressional approval required by the Constitution, including a terroristic drone war, which has killed about 5,000 people including many children and innocent bystanders in allied countries; dictates law by executive order and generally trashes the Constitution.