Protesters visit Maine calling for Obama impeachment

By Daniel Dunkle | Aug 01, 2014
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle Members of the LaRouche PAC call for impeachment of the president on Route 1 in Thomaston.

Rockland — Protesters stood near both area Dunkin' Donuts establishments Aug. 1 brandishing signs showing President Barack Obama with a Hitler moustache and urging passersby to support an effort to impeach the president.

People stood in line to sign up to support the LaRouche Political Action Committee, many of them donating money to the cause. A few cars passing by honked in support and some drivers even waved or shouted out the windows to the political activists.

Organizer Kevin Pearl of Quincy, Mass. said they called it a "thumb to bird ratio," and estimated that 75 percent of those driving by gave them a thumbs up while 25 percent offered another digit.

The group criticizes the president concerning drone attacks in Pakistan and his stance on the situation in the Ukraine.

Asked if he felt the imagery comparing Obama to Hitler was appropriate, Pearl argued Obama backed a group called Svoboda in the Ukraine, which he said are essentially Nazis. He also said Obama's policies on drone attacks in Pakistan has killed thousands of children.

"We're very harsh, but it's for a reason," Pearl argued. "We're not just calling names."

One sign near the Rockland Dunkin' Donuts said "Impeach Obama Stop WW3," a theme repeated on the group's website.

Asked why Dunkin' Donuts, Pearl said the group has no connection to the restaurant, and added Dunkin' Donuts was not happy with their placement on public space near the restaurants. They were stationed outside both the Dunkin' Donuts in Thomaston and the one in Rockland.

All of the political PAC protesters were from out of state.

Courier Publications News Director Daniel Dunkle can be reached at ddunkle@courierpublicationsllc.com or 594-4401 ext. 122.

This anti-Obama poster was displayed on Route 1 Aug. 1 near the Rockland Dunkin' Donuts. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
People line up to sign up to support the LaRouche PAC, some donating money to the cause of impeaching the president. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Two separate LaRouche PAC protests were set up in the Rockland area Aug. 1. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Comments (13)
Posted by: James Bowers | Aug 02, 2014 13:21

A lot of blowhards who most likely have never run for political office or served their communities.



Posted by: Heidi L Washburn | Aug 02, 2014 10:47

Hmmm...LarouchePAC... perhaps it would be wise to heed the "buyer beware" philosophy...Personally I have a hard time taking seriously any group that seeks to demonize and instill fear rather than engage in thoughtful, objective, and constructive discourse.  Unfortunately the former seems to be paramount in the political playbooks of modern society.



Posted by: Lawrence Butler | Aug 02, 2014 10:11

Larouche was convicted of mail fraud in 1988 or 1989 and spent a few years in prison. Ironic that a convicted felon should be calling for anyone's impeachment or that any one would give this group money. I ran into these folks in Freeport last year and asked what crimes Obama had committed to warrant impeachment. Answer was the bank bailout.



Posted by: Kathleen D Daley | Aug 02, 2014 10:06

Well said, Susan!



Posted by: Susan Sinclair | Aug 02, 2014 09:35

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it", Evelyn Beatrice Hall. We throw verbal rocks at each other so they don't become real ones, that's what America is all about, and it works.



Posted by: Kathleen D Daley | Aug 02, 2014 09:18

I agree with Mr McKusic that we should pray for and love our leaders. However, this is a democracy, and in a democracy in order to preserve and protect our rights, we must allow those we disagree with to have freedom of speech. I notice when atheists protest such things as using the word Christmas or a government employee wearing on their own person a cross, no one objects to the atheist protests. Yet when someone disagrees with another person, they want to shut them up and paint them as evil. We must be careful not to have double standards and be hypocrites. I support my right to wear a cross and say 'Merry Christmas', and I support the atheist's right to disagree with me.



Posted by: Harold Bryson Mosher | Aug 02, 2014 06:09

Does this refer to Lyndon LaRouche, the presidential contender that proposed (back in the 80s) we send AIDS victims to Mars?   Somebody's hitched their wagon to an exceptionally stupid ox.



Posted by: Jane Flannery Hall | Aug 02, 2014 01:47

Siko-os

 

 

 

 

 

Sick

 



Posted by: Susan Sinclair | Aug 01, 2014 21:45

Suck it up, even Mr. Blamer doesn't have it on the table. You guys tickle me. So off the wall, it's gotten to be funny.



Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 01, 2014 21:43

:( I agree with what my pastor said a couple of weeks ago: "If we spent as much time on our knees praying for our leaders instead of picking them apart maybe our country would turn the corner to a more positive direction."  Makes me really sad to see the cynicism and mistrust for those who hold our future in their hands. Have just witnessed locally how that can tear apart people in leadership apart and have a difficult time understanding that kind of thinking. :(

1John 4: 19-21 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

 



Posted by: Catherine Cooper | Aug 01, 2014 19:47

I wish I had known about this, I can't stand the narcissistic, blow hard, community organizer and would have gladly participated!



Posted by: Clifton Yattaw, Jr | Aug 01, 2014 15:52

so nice to see  people wake up



Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 01, 2014 15:27

They must have missed Mr. Brower's Community Comments. :) Glad I didn't because they were refreshing.      http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/community-comments/1218127?cid=7777229



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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.

Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast for 15 years.

 

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