Karma struck on the I-5 Interstate in Carlsbad, California yesterday when one of the “Overpasses for Impeachment” collapsed, sending 12 people to the hospital.
According to federal databases, the freeway overpass had recently been graded “functionally obsolete” but still legally safe to drive on from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as recently as September 2009.
According to local sources, the overpass gave way at approximately 5 o’clock in the afternoon, during the highway’s busiest time of day, crashing into the freeway beneath it and backing up traffic for hours.
The overpass had become notorious for being one of several “Overpasses for Impeachment” across the nation, displaying large signs expressing disagreement with the Obama administration for scandals such as Benghazi, NSA wiretapping, and the Obama’s decision to get another dog. Many of those signs could still be seen after the collapse.
Tea Party protestor and author of many of the signs had this to say about the accident: “It’s clear to me that this travesty is a sign from the Almighty that Obama does not belong in the White House. If this doesn’t say that God is on our side, nothing does.”
Several onlookers were shocked and expressed disappointment at the scene.
“I’m not saying that the President had direct involvement in this disaster, but I have to wonder why he’s sending our money to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt instead of using it on our crumbling bridges and overpasses,” said Charlotte Summers, who was traveling beneath the bridge when it collapsed. She was treated and released for head injuries.
In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers have recently given the country a D grade for the condition of our transportation infrastructure, recommending that $3.6 trillion in investment is needed by the year 2020. But so far President Obama has failed to delegate that kind of spending, unable to convince Congress to pay the bills it already has, let alone rack up new ones.
The last federal spending on infrastructure occurred in 2009 as part of the Stimulus package. Obama’s Jobs bill would have delegated another $50 billion for infrastructure, but it stalled via Republican filibuster in the U.S. Senate late last year.
“Again he fails us,” says former Obama voter Reed Stevens, as he rehangs his ‘We’ve reached Barack Bottom’ sign on part of the bridge still upright. “I really wish he’d look out for the will of the people instead of going on vacation all the time.”
Congressional Representative for Carlsbad, Duncan D. Hunter (R), could not be reached for comment, as Congress just began a five week recess.