The groups that flew an Impeach Obama banner during Barack Obama’s Veterans Day visit to San Diego plans to take to the skies again at the beginning of the presidential election year.
Two organizations, the Impeach Obama Tea Party and Stop Obama Now!! – San Diego, have announced plans to fly an Impeach Obama banner over this year’s Rose Parade and over Los Angeles’ freeways on January 2, 2012.
The banner’s letters are to stand 12-feet tall and be visible for a mile, even when flown at the FAA-mandated height of 3,000 feet above the parade.
Last year’s Rose Parade reached an audience of 47 million Americans and 28 million people around the world.
Organizer Roger Ogden has said, “Whether you believe that impeachment is practical at this time or not, this event is a protest of the media bias surrounding the Obama candidacy and presidency.” He believes the mainstream media suppress criticism of Barack Obama while denigrating his critics, so he is taking his message directly to the people again. “This is a chance to voice our disapproval in a way that is difficult to ignore,” he said.
Ogden anticipates the full cost will total $2,400. (Click here to contribute.)
The first impeach Obama protest of the New Year follows the impeachment protest that greeted the president’s visit to San Diego and the national march for Obama’s impeachment or resignation in Washington, D.C., both of which occurred on Veterans Day.
The original Impeach Obama banner flight protested Obama’s Veterans Day visit to the USS Carl Vinson, the ship where Osama bin Laden was buried at sea. According to the official White House statement, Obama chose to “honor our nation’s veterans” by watching a basketball game on the ship as it bobbed in San Diego Bay.
That did not sit well with Ogden and a committed group of conservative activists. They hired a pilot to fly the banner over Coronado Island and staged an accompanying pro-impeachment protest at the North Island Naval Air Station.
Ogden was recently invited to discuss his efforts on an episode of the “America Betrayed” radio program. In the clip, he also discusses the radical roots of Black Liberation Theology, which he believes is Barack Obama’s religion.
— Ben Johnson, The White House Watch.