So this is Frank and Ashwak, who spent Wednesday in front of a Wawa in Cape May County, urging motorists and passersby to impeach President Obama for various crimes against the Constitution. It’s about Lyndon LaRouche, the whole global “supranational institutions” and “fascist austerity programs” thing, according to the literature and fact sheets they handed out.
I couldn’t stay long to talk with them, but within a few minutes I saw them honked at several times (some with out-the-window fist pump, some with peace sign), confronted by a bearded dude who rode up on a bicycle wanting to discuss the exact grounds for impeachment, and heckled by the driver of an SUV who shouted “you’re a couple of [expletive] imbeciles!”
Frank was unfazed. I asked him whether anyone in the proudly politically-incorrect Villas had asked him the uncomfortable-yet-predictable question of how two African-Americans came to be in front of a Wawa calling for the impeachment of the first black president.
“People say a lot of things,” he said.
On the doors of the Bayshore Road Wawa, a polite note: “The protest activity in front of this store is not associated with Wawa. We are doing everything we can to minimize the impact to our customers. Thank you for your patience.”