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‘Impeach Obama’ Protest Causes Giant Southern California Traffic Jam
Western Journalism ^ | 6-10-2013 | Timothy Whiteman

Posted on 06/10/2013 10:34:21 AM PDT by smoothsailing

June 10, 2013

‘Impeach Obama’ Protest Causes Giant Southern California Traffic Jam

Timothy Whiteman

A TEA Party sponsored “Impeach Obama” demonstration on a major Southern California freeway overpass caused traffic to backup at least ten miles, as the organizer apologized for “any small inconvenience” drivers may have dealt with, as reported by the San Diego-based local news portal the Carlsbad Patch on June 9, 2013.

Flying a number of American flag as well as the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party-adopted Gadsen flag, protesters flashed to motorists on the Interstate 5 southbound lanes in Carlsbad, California placards stating “Remember Benghazi,” “Obama Lies” and “Amnesty Hell No!”

Organizers estimated between 25,000 and 30,000 vehicles would drive under the Tamarack Rd. overpass where the protesters set up shop.

By 12:15, the notoriously slow California freeway traffic had become a slow flowing parking lot from the protest site all the way back to the main gate of the sprawling Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, ten miles distant.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: impeachobama; teaparty
One of the organizers, local TEA Party activist Roger Ogden apologized for any inconveniences any of the motorists may have suffered, but also added in an e-mail statement:

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.

It is not even clear that he is eligible for the office he holds.

1 posted on 06/10/2013 10:34:21 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

RACISM!.../s


2 posted on 06/10/2013 10:38:51 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: smoothsailing

The southbound I-5 going into San Diego County is bumper to bumper every Saturday and Sunday in the summer. Also the San Diego County Del Mar Fair opened last weekend causing even more traffic on the I-5. The Tea Party did not cause the traffic jam. However I am pleased that tens of thousands of people saw the Tea Party signs.


3 posted on 06/10/2013 10:45:02 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: smoothsailing

The southbound I-5 going into San Diego County is bumper to bumper every Saturday and Sunday in the summer. Also the San Diego County Del Mar Fair opened last weekend causing even more traffic on the I-5. The Tea Party did not cause the traffic jam. However I am pleased that tens of thousands of people saw the Tea Party signs.


4 posted on 06/10/2013 10:45:02 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: smoothsailing

There is nobody who wants to get rid of Obama more than I but I am sorry to say that that part of the freeway always gets backed up big time every Saturday and Sunday due to the comings and goings of LA weekends crowd.


5 posted on 06/10/2013 10:45:29 AM PDT by nevergiveup (When in Rome, speak Roman.)
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To: smoothsailing

There is very heavy traffic on that road. The idea this was the only reason the traffic was backed up is rather humorous.

So what do they do? They try to slander the Conservative protesters. LOL

Typical Democrap Journalistic inability to cope with alternative ideology.


6 posted on 06/10/2013 10:46:34 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama is among the least of California’s problems.


7 posted on 06/10/2013 10:47:21 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: forgotten man

Here’s a 3 minute film clip shot from the overpass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJj6_Qi5pyo&feature=youtu.be

Traffic is moving along fine, but lots of horn honking!


8 posted on 06/10/2013 10:56:55 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: DoughtyOne

The traffic wasn’t even backed up, just heavy. check out this vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJj6_Qi5pyo&feature=youtu.be


9 posted on 06/10/2013 11:00:23 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I like the sign that said, “Waterboard Obama, Find Out What He Knows!”

It should probably read, “Waterboard Obama’s Teleprompter, to Find Out What It Knows.”


10 posted on 06/10/2013 11:05:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, that’s normal traffic, certainly not bunched up at a highway impairment.


11 posted on 06/10/2013 11:06:33 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: smoothsailing

That is sooooooooooo freakin awesome.

Thinking every Tea Party group around the nation needs to do this.


12 posted on 06/10/2013 11:10:53 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: smoothsailing

How can people on an overpass obstruct traffic that is flowing under it?


14 posted on 06/10/2013 11:10:55 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: DoughtyOne
I like the sign that said, “Waterboard Obama, Find Out What He Knows!”

Actually, it said, "Waterboard Obama, Find Out if He Knows Anything!". Expressed your way, it presumes a fact not in evidence.

15 posted on 06/10/2013 11:12:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: DoughtyOne
It should probably read, “Waterboard Obama’s Teleprompter, to Find Out What It Knows.”

HA! And watch the sparks fly!

16 posted on 06/10/2013 11:13:23 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Okay, I throw myself on the mercy of the court...


17 posted on 06/10/2013 11:13:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: F15Eagle

:^)


18 posted on 06/10/2013 11:13:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: smoothsailing

Good one...


19 posted on 06/10/2013 11:14:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: smoothsailing
Californians standing up to the commie president!

(lowercase on purpose)

20 posted on 06/10/2013 11:18:24 AM PDT by notaliberal (Never lose heart. The most high will strengthen and protect you....Fr. Francis Jordan)
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To: DoughtyOne

We’ll let you go with a warning.


21 posted on 06/10/2013 11:21:33 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: smoothsailing

They really need to read a copy of How To Win Friends and Influence People.

You’re not gonna win anyone over to your side by tying-up rush hour freeway traffic and making them all late for work.


22 posted on 06/10/2013 11:28:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Thank you officer...


23 posted on 06/10/2013 11:43:54 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

There was no traffic tie-up, the headline is journalistic bs.


24 posted on 06/10/2013 11:49:31 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You need to see the video, no traffic jam.


25 posted on 06/10/2013 12:02:43 PM PDT by expat2
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To: notaliberal

Hey! That has a ring to my fading memory!! Sounds like a y2k chant that went like this in CA’s crapitol... “No More Commies In The Whitehouse!” (grin)


26 posted on 06/10/2013 12:13:11 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Bitter Ender," "Bitter Clinger," Yes on both. COUNT ME IN!!! I love God and guns, but not gayness!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Well, lemme tell ya pilgrim McFrog... He's been tyin up this entire nation and my industry in particular, for the past 5 long years!!!

He's a danged dream snuffer of the lowest order!!! Yes, I'm in the health insurance industry!!! First I had to fight Hitlery in the 90's and now this jerk in the new century... and you're worried about makin anyone a few minutes late to whatever?

27 posted on 06/10/2013 12:19:22 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Bitter Ender," "Bitter Clinger," Yes on both. COUNT ME IN!!! I love God and guns, but not gayness!!)
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To: expat2

Glad to see that. Totally effing up someone’s day is something out of the Alinsky/OWS playbook.


28 posted on 06/10/2013 12:19:54 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m sorry! I shouldn’t have said anything because you’re probably in the P.R. biz and have an account with the government or something...


29 posted on 06/10/2013 12:21:01 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Bitter Ender," "Bitter Clinger," Yes on both. COUNT ME IN!!! I love God and guns, but not gayness!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

rush hour traffic on a Saturday morning in San Diego County... that was a nice fast flow


30 posted on 06/10/2013 12:22:07 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
lol. If Bammy were waterboarded, H2O would flow out of his floppy ears.
31 posted on 06/10/2013 12:51:21 PM PDT by twister881
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To: markman46
Standard traffic pattern in the summertime on a Saturday — people heading for the beaches, Balboa Park, Sea World, Zoo, Del Mar Fair, etc.

Max outdoor activities in America’s Finest City.

32 posted on 06/10/2013 12:53:37 PM PDT by twister881
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To: smoothsailing
There was no traffic tie-up, the headline is journalistic bs.

Although that always goes without saying, confirmation is nice.

33 posted on 06/10/2013 12:54:37 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Actually, it said, “Waterboard Obama, Find Out if He Knows Anything!”. Expressed your way, it presumes a fact not in evidence. “

Just adapted a joke for you:

0b0z0 was going to a commie gathering in North Korea. In Kennedy airport, the unionized, rigid TSA asked him for his passport, he told him he had none. The TSA refused to let him board the plane until he identified himself.

0: I’m POTUS, don’t you see my pictures in the papers?

TSA: I don’t read this shit!

0: don’t you see my speeches on TV?

TSA: I don’t watch this crap called TV!

0: what do I do to prove that I’m POTUS who’s well known globally?

TSA: it just happens that some celebrities forget their passports. We ask them to perform something we recognize it with. Leno was asked to crack a joke, he did We told to please board with our apologies. Neil Diamond was asked to sing so he sang Sweet Caroline and we let him board. So please do something that would make us recognize you and allow you on the plane.

0: very frustrated, he shouts: but I don’t know anything!

TSA: wit our great apologies, please board Mr. President!


34 posted on 06/10/2013 2:30:56 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor S. Alinsky, Fleet Maintenance, White Hive Trolley Bosses)
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