Impeach Obama Group Forms to Protest President's UC Irvine Commencement Gig

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Gang of three
Remember the unbridled joy that was unleashed when UC Irvine revealed Barack Obama will speak at the 50th anniversary graduation ceremony at Angel Stadium on June 14? I recall video of students hooting and hollering as if finals were canceled and blanket A's were given out.

Well, it turns out not everyone in Irvine is pleased about the looming presidential visit.

President Obama Will Speak at UCI's 2014 Commencement

A group of ... well, not many from the looks of the video. But how ever many there are--measles are spreading through our fair county, after all, so who knows how many were home sick?--they took to a local freeway overpass to kick off a new "Impeach Obama Now" group in Irvine. Here's that video posted Saturday (which provided our screen grabs):

They claim to have formed so "street protests" can be mounted before Obama's scheduled appearances May 8 with Nancy Pelosi at a fundraiser in La Jolla and the aforementioned UCI commencement June 14 at the Big A, where "[a] large protest is expected."

As for the small number of participants so far, Impeach Obama Now claims here that to retain their nonprofit status, "patriot organizations are prohibited by law from being primarily about politics."

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Sure, you can hang these in Irvine, but try mounting a basketball backboard.
Go on . . .

"A lot of members of these groups would like to help out with an impeachment effort, but they are loyal to their group and take their cue from their leadership, who are probably advised by their accountants and tax attorneys to not get involved in political activities that could be construed as partisan, such as a campaign to impeach and remove Obama could be construed."

Hmmm, I swear I've seen similar "Impeach Obama" signs at tea-bagger rallies. Maybe I imagined them. Are they sure the reluctance is more about the Lyndon Larouche identifiers on at least one of those freeway overpass signs?

Who am I to ask? For more information on Impeach Obama Now, visit http://ion-us.net. It was there I noticed this in the rail to the right:

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It's hard to make out because of the shading, but the caption reads, "'Devil' to speak at Angel Stadium to UC Irvine grads."

That's only because God's speaking at Concordia.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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roger-ogden
roger-ogden

Lyndon La Rouche is a Democrat, but we don't really care, if he has a sign there or not.  It is what we like to call a "freedom-of-speech" protest.  We have even had Democrats at our protests, who, if you can believe it, are actually still true-believers in the Obama-cult (see below) and we didn't try to run him off.  Why would be discriminate against LaRouche who is pretty reasonable in comparison to Obama worshippers?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDvVxQGCifE

broman_archer
broman_archer

hey guys, its roman_archers black boy friend and I want you all to know he is just playing around. he let me lather those cheeks this morning and I'll be the first one to tell you he loves the blacks.

groenhagen
groenhagen

"Hmmm, I swear I've seen similar "Impeach Obama" signs at tea-bagger rallies."

It has been my observation that the term "teabagger" is used by unattractive women like Janeane Garofalo and effeminate men like Bill Maher. I have seen few, if any, exceptions to this observation.

www.chapter19.us/whatthen.pdf

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

"Forms" 


as if to indicate lack of passion or superficialness for the pro Americans to want to 

"form" and 


protest


the self hating racist in chief

James Stutsman
James Stutsman

Idiots on Parade!!!! Sell tickets to this circus! :) (^^^)

Sean Sonksen
Sean Sonksen

Are you guys serious or just trolling hard??

Fred Stoces
Fred Stoces

not republicans, AMERICANS are pissed man.

Evan White
Evan White

I actually agree Gilbert, even though I hate Obama. It is a very big deal no matter what your political affiliation is. When I graduated from a VERY liberal school John McCain spoke at the commencement and the morons graduating with me completely ruined the entire event for their own selfish reasons. They should have been thrown out of the ceremony.

Daniel Dent
Daniel Dent

I don't care, nor did I ask you anything. Gtfoh

Evan White
Evan White

you think they are the only ones? You don't think there are any former liberals or independents????... SMH

Ro Ar
Ro Ar

Yeah good luck with that

Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor

And before you get all partisany Bush and Cheney should be in jail for war crimes. Like Obama.

Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor

Larouchies ruin everything. There are so many great reasons to call for Obama's impeachment (NSA? NDAA? Drone assassinations?) but the Queen of England being a drug dealer is not one of them. Another great protest opportunity blown.

Deanne Wood Thompson
Deanne Wood Thompson

I hated every minute of the eight years of the George W. Bush administration. That said, it would never cross my mind to disrupt a college commencement ceremony because I didn't like my President's politics. If you want to effect change, then do something proactive and get involved in something that will actually make a difference. Protesting at a university commencement accomplishes nothing.

Pj Lopez
Pj Lopez

WOW All of you who thinks it "Unamerican" to protest the president are ignorant. They have the right to protest, since when is it unamerican to use your rights that your country gave you? Anyone who thinks we need to leave the country for bashing the president is an idiot! I can disagree with whom ever I want

roman_archer
roman_archer

Ya gotta love those Lyndon Larouche supporters. I like to refer to them as "Larouche Bags".

Kit Hope
Kit Hope

Reminds me of the time Angela Davis spoke at UCI. Little old ladies in tennis shoes were picketing with signs that said "Close Down Litttle Berkly.(sic)"

roman_archer
roman_archer

I just checked the stock exchange this morning. It seems to be hovering around 16,500. That's a far cry from the 7,000 or so mark maintained by George Bush and his republican administration. DAMN YOU OBAMA! Oh, and those earthquakes we've been having, chock that up to Obama too!

Art Pedroza
Art Pedroza

But Isaac Obamacare has been a train wreck! And as I pointed out Obama held both Houses if Congress for two years. He was nit by himself. The reality is that he and his party didn't care about immigration reform.

NOMOREOBAMA
NOMOREOBAMA

For you stupib LIBS:

Today we mourn the passing of our beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was,
since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend
more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children,
are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens
suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher
fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
a Ft Hood Terrorist and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live.
Common Sense was preceded in death,
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-by his son, Reason.
- by his grandmother, Sound Judgement
- and by his grandfather, Future Planning
He is survived by his 6 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
-Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm Offended
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.....

Robert Simmons
Robert Simmons

Larry Siratt you have every right to your retarded speech.

Isaac Garza
Isaac Garza

Sorry to say Art but health care is more important than immigration reform. Obama did make a mistake by catering to GOP talking points and ramping up deportations thinking they would help pass reform, but he can only do so much by himself.

Porter M Corn
Porter M Corn

WOW! Real intelligent comment... Looking at you FB page, about the level of intelligence to be expected.

Derick Tran
Derick Tran

Please don't ruin my graduation experience and that of all the other deserving students

Tony Salantro
Tony Salantro

You're an ass clown! go suck Obamas dick already!

Art Pedroza
Art Pedroza

Free speech is essential in this country Ruben. And Latinos should remember that Obama doubled deportations as compared to Bush. He also dis not reform immigration when he was first elected. He held both houses of Congress at the time.

Gilbert Arciba
Gilbert Arciba

Lame...Graduating is a huge accomplishment and to have the president deliver the commencement speech is great...Regardless of your political affiliation....

roman_archer
roman_archer

@groenhagen Your blanket assumption that all women that use the term teabagger are unattractive, and all men that use the term are effeminate, is absolutely hilarious! Listen in very carefully to groenhagen's post. Can you hear it? Can you hear that sound in the background? That's the sound of Fox news playing in the background. America's favorite 24 hour propaganda channel! Now pay close attention to groenhagen's post. This is your brain. This is your brain on Fox news. Get it?

groenhagen
groenhagen

@roman_archer You're a fool if you believe that 16,500 is realistic. Also, note that record number of Americans are on food stamps under Obama the Liar.

PRiM3
PRiM3

I cry at this nonsense... For or against the current president. Please allow me to point out the inherent racism of this entire topic. No president has ever been called by such a tagline so often as "OBAMA". No (d) president has EVER sparked this much backlash from the Right. No matter who blew them in what office or what mafia associations their daddy's had. No president has been called the devil this magnanimously. Save Reagan ( by the left). Fuck your punctuation. Does the current president lie? Of course ! He's a President!! Bush didn't !? Why were we in Iraq again? Reagan? Nixon? Riiiiiiiiiight...kill a bunch of brown folx for a lie but no impeachment cries there? Now a brown guy does something u dont like from a seat of power and hes the devil himself...well read the bible folks..hes a vessel ; D...Bush prepared this world for the leader and he's no less guilty than the rest of u fools who WILL reap what you've sewn.

only the guy tagged Muhammed has made a shred of sense here LOL for days!!!

Why bother with this lot?Conservatives and liberals ...hahahahahah

Oh and @NOMOREOBAMA. Please, in your most scholarly attempt, define socialism and proceed to compare and contrast that definition with the POLICIES the current administration has put into action or presented. Please try to do this using facts while citing your sources haha. @OP; you're a carbon copy. Nothing you have said is your own thought. Go back to sleep.

.......soon.......

roman_archer
roman_archer

@NOMOREOBAMA "Stupib LIBS" (me hysterically laughing).

groenhagen
groenhagen

@roman_archer You seem bound and determined to demonstrate that you are an incredibly stupid person. It is not my assumption, it's my OBSERVATION, Skippy. There's a difference. And you don't hear too well. That sound is Red Eye Radio from Dallas, ignoramus.

roman_archer
roman_archer

@groenhagan Well, I just checked and the stock exchange is up again today, holding currently at 16589. I guess you should check your facts first before you make an ass out of yourself in a public forum.

broman_archer
broman_archer

@groenhagen @roman_archer

It's obvious roman archer is flaming homes! I also know for a fact that his dad used to called him a two finger screamer.... true story. Ask his dad (@roman_archers_dad).

groenhagen
groenhagen

@roman_archer There you go with yet another punctuation error. You owe NOMOREOBAMA an apology for pointing out his, Skippy.

roman_archer
roman_archer

@groehagen When people refer to you as "skippy", you know you've struck a nerve. Thanks!

roman_archer
roman_archer

Groenhagen "you sound read my comment and think about it before offering your own"

Anyone want to take a stab at deciphering this priceless comment? And you call me an ignoramus? Sheesh!

groenhagen
groenhagen

@roman_archer Note that your "DAMN YOU OBAMA!" should be "DAMN YOU, OBAMA!" You left the comma out. If you're going to take others to task about their punctuation, you better make sure yours is correct, Skippy.


http://www.chapter19.us

roman_archer
roman_archer

@NOMOREOBAMA Is the period followed by an exclamation mark at the end of your sentence a type too? How about this: why not just blame Obama for your punctuation faux pas? Oh crap! I just spilled my morning coffee laughing so hard. DAMN YOU OBAMA!

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