by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch
The North Carolina Department of Transportation called for Barack Obama’s impeachment — at least for one day.
Over the weekend, someone hacked into an electronic highway sign and changed its message to a huge, blinking, “Impeach Obama.”
The sign — which is located at the intersection of Unionville-Indian Trail and Ridge roads in Union County, North Carolina — attracted drivers’ attention but apparently no complaints to the state.
WSOC-TV reports it notified the NCDOT about the sign’s message on Sunday, and an engineer corrected the sign that evening.
Although one cannot condone this instance of defacing public property, the “Impeach Obama” message could be seen as equal time for the Obama propaganda signs that still dot the highways and byways of the American landscape.
Following the passage of the Obama administration’s $862 billion stimulus, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) told agencies undertaking road improvements that posting a sign touting the virtues of the bill was “highly recommended.” These signs insist the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is “Putting America Back to Work.” Prices ranged anywhere from $40 to more than $10,000 per sign.
Rep. Darrell Issa collected pictures of these big government placards from coast to coast. Last August, Issa’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a 36-page report that named the signs an instance of potentially illegal covert government propaganda.
North Carolina, which traditionally votes Republican in presidential elections, supported Barack Obama in 2008. It is one of many Obama states considered likely to return to the Republican fold in 2012.
But apparently, some people in the Tar Heel State do not want to wait that long.