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NC protesters call for impeachment of Obama

By Winston-Salem Journal (NC)

About 20 protesters calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama held signs over Interstate 40 near Clemmons and invited people to honk their horns if they favor the group's cause.

The protesters lined the bridge that carries Harper Road over I-40 between Clemmons and the Yadkin River. They said they were part of a grassroots effort being publicized over the Internet to stage "Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment" protests.

There were reports of similar protests elsewhere, including one in Craven County on U.S. 70. Protesters here said they understood protests were also taking place in Charlotte, New Bern, Raleigh and Jacksonville.

Organizers here said the goal of the movement has been to create a "wave" of overpass protests that stretches across the country hour by hour.

Michelle Taylor, one of the local organizers, had no shortage of reasons when asked why Obama should be impeached.

Taylor claimed that Obama has lied about the Benghazi attack in which U.S. diplomats were killed in 2012. She cited other controversies such as the Internal Revenue Service audits of conservative groups, immigration reform, gun-rights issues and National Security Agency surveillance programs.

Although some of the protesters are members of Tea Party groups, the movement is not a Tea Party event, Taylor said.

Protesters pointed some of their signs at on-coming traffic down below on the interstate, and held others facing the road so that people could see them as they drove over the bridge.

A lot of people honked their horns on the bridge and on the interstate.

Adam Kennington of Hiddenite held a big sign that called Obama a socialist. He faulted Obama's health care plan as a redistribution scheme.

Some protesters said they plan to be on the bridge for future events. Dot Bush, one of the protesters, said other lawmakers need to be paying attention, too.

"This is not just for Obama, it is for all our representatives," she said. "They better take heed -- people are mad."

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  1. my04301933Comment by my04301933
    August 7, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    “Time to THROW THE BUMS OUT…”

    Definition of the phrase “…a pimple on the arse of progress”:

    OBAMA

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  2. daveevad1Comment by daveevad1
    August 7, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    While well intentioned, discussion of impeachment is a waste of warm breath. Even if it got through the House (which it wouldn’t), Harry Reid would never let the trial happen.

    We as conservatives need to focus our energy on taking back the Senate in 2014 and the White House in 2016. In particular these folks need to get active in the campaign to get Kay Hagan out of the Senate and back to Greensboro.

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  3. sexysadieComment by sexysadie
    August 7, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Thank God there are still Americans in this country who see the truth of this marxist-communist-racist thug. It’s about time the “sleeping giant” woke up with a “terrible resolve”! This needs to happen in EVERY state!

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  4. sirodComment by sirod
    August 7, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Advertize where these protests are going to be in advance or give us a way to know about them. A lot more than 20 people will show up! Many people are eager to do something..anything!

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    • kdeh2Comment by kdeh2
      August 11, 2013 @ 8:59 am

      Sirod is Correct. There would be a lot more people showing for these if we knew when and where they were going to be within our local area.

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    • captdotComment by captdot
      August 11, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

      @Sirod @kdeh2 Check out facebook. Search for “Overpasses” and there are 19 pages+. I participated here in PA and there were a bunch of other PA groups in other areas. There are group pages for all states.

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  5. justinphilpotComment by justinphilpot
    August 7, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    all right nc. now we need 49 more states to jump on the impeachment wagon.
    or is that 56(?) states like obama thinks there are?

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    • captdotComment by captdot
      August 8, 2013 @ 12:17 am

      Check out facebook groups. Search for “Overpasses” and there are 19 pages+. I participated here in PA and there were a bunch of other PA groups in other areas.

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  6. bendoublecrossedComment by bendoublecrossed
    August 7, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    THE ENUMERATED POWERS AND DUTIES

    The very first sentence of the First Article of the Constitution states, “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.”

    Neither the president nor the Supreme Court justices can make laws — except by usurpations tolerated by Congress.

    The President does not have the authority to write or change law. Congress must impeach or take the matter to the Supreme Court. Otherwise Congress validates the executive branch encroachment on legislative authority.

    Allowing the Executive branch to change a time table set in the law gives its promoters time to shore it up. Congress must hold the Obama administration to the original time table and allow this travesty to fall of its own weight sooner rather than later!

    Obamacare needs to be stopped for so many reasons. Both parties acknowledge that Social Security and Medicare are going broke. How can leaders propose a new entitlement? But the most important reason is the American people have said no since the first discussions. We elected representatives and we can fire insubordinate employees. And if the IRS is exempted from PPACA the American people will not tolerate their agents enforcing the mandate on us!

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    • losangelesdudeComment by losangelesdude
      August 7, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

      The Obamacare ship has sailed. It sailed when it was voted in, and it arrived in port of no overturn when the Supreme Court, lead by the Honorable Judge Roberts, confirmed that it is constitutional.

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  7. merrygaleComment by merrygale
    August 7, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    What the writer of this article failed to point out is this was just one rally sponsored by a FB group called “Overpasses to Impeach Obama”. They have members in every state and most states participated yesterday, some states had several groups manning overpasses. My state of MN for example had many all across the state. Three were in just the area I live in and many more were scheduled in most of the suburbs of Mpls/St. Paul and many other places. It was a lot bigger than this writer told you.
    We’re trying to create a wave of people all across America so our Reps. and Sens. know we are unhappy with what is happening with the current administration. (To put it mildly.) Fact is, we’re angry as hell.

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    • losangelesdudeComment by losangelesdude
      August 7, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

      I’m not angry. I’m quite happy!

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  8. losangelesdudeComment by losangelesdude
    August 7, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    Obama is our PRESIDENT, and he should be respected. When Bush was President, and lead our nation go to war in part to stop “Weapons of Mass Destruction” against Iraq, (when it was Saudi Arabia was the country where 17 of the terrorists came from for 9/11) there wasn’t much talk about impeaching Bush. Not to mention declaring victory “Mission Accomplished” on the Aircraft Carrier USS Lincoln in 2003. Arguably there was reason to impeach him. Why think impeaching Obama is an option. Better to focus on taking back the White House ins 2016.

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    • sirodComment by sirod
      August 7, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

      I respect the office of the president. I do not respect this president. Respect was freely given, but he has trashed all faith I had in him. Now respect for him must be earned and he is not capable of earning anything.

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  9. captdotComment by captdot
    August 8, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    There are 19 pages+ of facebook pages for the Overpass movement. Check it out. Many state, local and regional groups.

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  10. goosemanComment by gooseman
    August 8, 2013 @ 6:26 am

    This effort crucially needs the Republicans to take the Senate this election cycle along with holding the House. A dual effort to put Obamacare back on the President’s desk to be rescinded, backed with impeachment proceedings if he doesn’t is the only thing he’ll “get”. If efforts to take the Senate and hold the house fail, get ready for a Cyprus style money grab and/or Greece style collapse, only without the US and EU to stepping and try to stop it.

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