Ben Johnson, The White House Watch
Move over Occupy Wall Street; the impeach Obama rallies are going viral.
As veterans and patriotic Americans gather Friday morning in Washington, D.C., to protest for Barack Obama’s immediate resignation or impeachment, they will have a counterpart rally in San Diego — complete with a sky banner proclaiming “IMPEACH OBAMA” — just as the president plans to visit the city.
Organizers got the idea after Barack Obama announced he was visiting the city to honor veterans. Naturally, he’s actually going to watch basketball.
After all, November 11 is not just a day to remember the sacrifices of America’s enlisted men; it’s also the day of the “Carrier Classic,” when the Michigan State Spartans will face off against the University of North Carolina Tarheels in the first-ever collegiate basketball game played on an aircraft carrier. Another historic Obama first! In a statement, the White House boasted:
This Veterans Day, President Obama will honor our nation’s veterans by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery and then by traveling to San Diego, California, to attend the Carrier Classic on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson. He looks forward to a great game between Michigan State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Emphases added.)
Mike Whalen, director of Morale Entertainment Foundation which organized the game, has said while the mostly military crowd of ticket holders will observe stadium seating, Obama can sit “wherever he wants.”
He feels their pain.
The college titans will play onboard the USS Carl Vinson, the ship where Osama bin Laden was buried at sea, in San Diego Bay. Organizers have rented an airplane to fly a special “Impeach Obama” sky banner before the game. The banner will fly from 7-9 a.m. Pacific time, before security requires the skies be shut down. Organizers write:
The banner is intended for the public to see, not for Obama. The banner will also have the time and place of the protest to be held later that day. The actual message will be the following:
IMPEACH OBAMA / PROTEST 3PM NORTH ISLAND
“North Island” is short for the “North Island Naval Air Station.”
The San Diego Impeach Obama protest will take place from 3-6 p.m. PST at the corner of Tow Way and Gowan Street in Coronado, California. The group hopes a large crowd will show up to be seen by the game’s visitors.
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