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I'm lucky enough to work in Washington, DC, a few blocks from the White House.  The weather is nice today, so I went outside for lunch.  Walking across the street from the Old Executive Office Building I saw 3 or 4 people trying to hand out flyers of some kind.  I was curious so went over to check it out.

These people had signs propped on the sidewalk with "Impeach Obama" printed all over them.  They even had the obligatory picture of Obama with a Hitler mustache.

Hot damn!  Pay dirt!

So, I sauntered on over to have a little chat.  I asked the first one what were their grounds for impeachment?

"Obama's cultivating opium in Afghanistan!" she said, all wide-eyed.

I said, "They've been growing opium in Afghanistan since there was an Afghanistan.  What else ya got?"

"Obama's bombing across the border in Pakistan!"

"With the full cooperation of the Pakistani government," I said.  "What else ya got?"

She tried handing me one of the flyers they were holding, telling me I should read it.  I told her I had no plans to read their talking points.  "I do, though, think you should've read them.  What do they say?  What 'high crimes and misdemeanors' has Obama committed that warrant impeachment?"

She must've looked lost or something, because one of the others (a twenty-something with a bad haricut and a scruffy beard-like thing sprouting on his face) came over.  So I asked him, "What high crimes and misdemeanors is Obama guilty of?"  He tried handing me a flyer.

"Okay," I said.  "Since you don't know why Obama should be impeached, let's make it easy.  You tea-baggers are always talking about Obama being a Nazi, and you've got a Hitler mustache on his picture.  In what way is Obama like Hitler?"

Got another pamphlet shoved at me.  Turned this one down, too.  Oh, and he told me he didn't like being called a tea-bagger.  I pointed to the picture of Obama with the mustache and said, "Tough shit.  Erase the 'stache and maybe you'll be taken seriously."

"Anyway," I said.  "You got anything?  Anything at all?  All I want is just one example of why Obama is like Hitler.  Oh, and hint:  Glenn Beckian talking points don't count.  Give me something real!"

"Have a nice day, sir," and he turned away.

Gotta give 'em credit, though.  They didn't shoot me.  And it's still a nice day.

One update from several of the commenters below: These maroons might have been LaRouchies instead of garden-variety teabaggers.  They were white enough to be teanuts but way too young.

BruinKid said it best:  

Under 40 = LaRouchie

On Medicare = teabagger

Originally posted to IndieGuy on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT.

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